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    Broken bolt in MP mold

    Today I was removing my MP mold from a set of Lee handles so I could use them with another mold. I had let the bolt set overnight with penetrating oil. I thought the bolt had broken loose but the...
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    PC and a Star Sizer

    I use a star sizer on my PC boolits( without lubing) and usually just leave a bullet in the sizing die when finished. Today I wanted to use the press again. The PC boolit is the die was stuck tight....
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    I have three flat top punches. Two are for...

    I have three flat top punches. Two are for .38/9mm and one .45. All have a thread length of .800. I don't know thread dia. or pitch.
    The .45 has an OAL of 1.800" The punch is .448 in diameter and a...
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    I just saw one on Ebay. The seller was ricketts....

    I just saw one on Ebay. The seller was ricketts. It may have been 12 gauge and it may be gone by now.
  5. I use my Lee APP to deprime before wet tumbling....

    I use my Lee APP to deprime before wet tumbling. The slider is a problem and in depriming gets dirty. I need to clean the guides quite often. Make sure the spring that pulls the slider is not...
  6. Thread: Brass MP

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    If you notice all the leading is happening where...

    If you notice all the leading is happening where the mold is the thinnest between cavities. No leading or tinning at the nose of the bullet. So the mold is getting too hot in these areas and tinning...
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    My experience with a CZ75B Omega is that the bore...

    My experience with a CZ75B Omega is that the bore requires a .358 boolit. My bore was .3565. So none of the .356 molds cast large enough. I would recommend a bullet with a rebated nose like derek45...
  8. Thread: A New Earth?

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    I take as much of the Bible as I can as literal....

    I take as much of the Bible as I can as literal. There are obvious symbolic terms in the Bible but I take as many as possible as literal. If words not not have specific meanings then then there is no...
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    Much of the used stuff on ebay has a poor...

    Much of the used stuff on ebay has a poor description, pictures out of focus and described inaccurately. Most of the stuff I buy is new and not readily available locally. Prices are high and then you...
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    Perfection is one thing, flexibility is another...

    Perfection is one thing, flexibility is another thing. Perfectly flexibie is not perfect.
    While the PW800 is good for volume trap or skeet loads it is not the machine to load low volumes of 3 1/2"...
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    It depemds on what you are loading. If one or two...

    It depemds on what you are loading. If one or two pistol calibers the SDB may be the way to go. IIRC the sdb will not handle rifle calibers.The deluxe route would be the 750.
    For versatility and...
  12. Thread: Depriming

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    If you wet tumble with primers, make sure the...

    If you wet tumble with primers, make sure the brass is well,well dried before putting new primers in. The primer pocket is the last to dry. I loaded some and the primer pocket were not dry which...
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    How many BTU's is enough?

    I am looking to build/buy a propane smelter. For a propane burner how many btu's is enough?
    I see some small single burners around 17K btu ($40) ,some heavier burners around 30k btu, and then fish...
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    Poll: I have read that 99% of shootings end when 1 shot...

    I have read that 99% of shootings end when 1 shot is placed in the abdomen or head regardless of caliber. So the right number depends upon"how good you are".
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    Get a cheap hot plate from one of the box stores....

    Get a cheap hot plate from one of the box stores. $8-10 bucks. I pre-heat my molds on "medium". I flip the mold over and get the sprue plate hot also. If the mold is too hot the sprue will be liquid...
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    It sounds like your lead is pretty soft but you...

    It sounds like your lead is pretty soft but you may get around 900 to 1000 fps. You will need to experiment with loads. Load a small number and load only one round in the magazine. If the loads lock...
  17. WTS I will take a small one. Pm sent

    I will take a small one. Pm sent
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    Joe James is correct. I think American ammo was...

    Joe James is correct. I think American ammo was corrosive up until 1954 but some contractors switched over before 1954. It depends on caliber and contractor. But I would say 1942 is corrosive.
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    Can you scratch the lead with your thumbnail on...

    Can you scratch the lead with your thumbnail on an uncoated bullet?
    Is there much weight difference between your uncoated boolits?
    I suspect those bullets will shoot better than you expect at...
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    I have both Lee and MP molds. The MP molds are...

    I have both Lee and MP molds. The MP molds are higher quality though the Lee molds cast a good bullet. The Lee molds have a wooden sprue plate handle that comes loose and needs to be glued on. The...
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    After 20 minutes of thought, I think there were 3...

    After 20 minutes of thought, I think there were 3 modifications that I did before I fired my upper.
    1.) I drilled out the gas port hole in the barrel.
    2.) I modified the extractor to work with .458...
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    I recommend heading over to ar15.com. There is a...

    I recommend heading over to ar15.com. There is a section for non standard calibers.
    I have an upper and use stock .223 components. I use a 340g. Lee mold with Ww296 powder. The magazine is a...
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    Great post, i have relatives that was at Pearl...

    Great post, i have relatives that was at Pearl Harbor, China and Germany that I wish I could go back and talk to.
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    My experience is with a CZ 75B with a 1:10 twist....

    My experience is with a CZ 75B with a 1:10 twist. The bottom line is that when velocities goes over 1000 FPS the accuracy went downhill. My bore is .3563. Even jacketed bullets had poor accuracy at...
  25. Thread: 9 MM Brass

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    I don't think the brand of brass will have much...

    I don't think the brand of brass will have much affect on case capacity as the required setting depth of the bullet. My 9mm pitols require a short OAL because the bullet is into the rifling. This...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check