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    Remember, weight and felt recoil are inversely...

    Remember, weight and felt recoil are inversely related. Heavy is bad for carrying, but good for recoil reduction… I have a couple of Winchester high walls with heavy octagon barrels that are OK, but...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    If the bullets are to be used with black powder,...

    If the bullets are to be used with black powder, I’d want some definitely visible lube… not only does it lubricate, but proper lube leaves the fouling soft and easier to clean/remove. I’ve used Lee’s...
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    Forum: Boolit Lube !

    I seem to recall that the original “Len” is no...

    I seem to recall that the original “Len” is no longer making lube and my have passed the business to someone else. I think there is a similar product called “My Lube” or “My Own Lube” or some such. ...
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    Many opinions here already, here’s mine… a Lyman...

    Many opinions here already, here’s mine… a Lyman Lubri-Sizer pump and 50-50 NRA lube are a match made in Heaven for your cast bullets. If you pick a die that just “kisses” the bullet diameter it...
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    REDD That measure dates to the first year or...

    REDD

    That measure dates to the first year or two of #55 production. Relatively speaking they are harder to find, but like the others variants they are made to be used and don’t seem to attract...
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    Robert, I think that 6” Craftsman lathe is a...

    Robert,

    I think that 6” Craftsman lathe is a rebadged Atlas. Does it have a quick change gear box or do you actually have to switch gears in the train to change thread pitch? What is the size of...
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    Forum: Boolit Lube !

    I believe Lenís Lube may be a proprietary...

    I believe Lenís Lube may be a proprietary formula, so it may not be open source. If it is public knowledge there are two places Iíd look. There is a sticky on one of the forums on the ASSRA web page...
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    That was sort of my motivation. I’m about...

    That was sort of my motivation. I’m about halfway through one of those same jugs and rediscovered the two unopened jugs I salted away over a decade ago. A great aspect of these threads is the spread...
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    Robert, I believe if you go back and check the...

    Robert,
    I believe if you go back and check the old Ideal/Lyman listings for adaptor rings by caliber, you will find that they list that same #2 adaptor ring for both the 45 and the 30-06/308 family...
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    Very nice, Vall! I guess we’ll have to change...

    Very nice, Vall! I guess we’ll have to change your screen name to “Remington Guy”. :bigsmyl2:

    Seriously, you never cease to amaze me with the depth and breadth of your collecting interests. I...
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    They’re pretty well known on both this forum and...

    They’re pretty well known on both this forum and the ARTCA Forum as well.early Ideal Handbooks and other sources also cover them in detail. There were 4 major variants of this design, standard,...
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    There's a saying going around, "Play stupid...

    There's a saying going around, "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes." I think we can say here "Pay cheap prices and get cheap guns." Ever since guns have been mass produced there have been guns...
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    De nada. Feliz Navidad. Froggie

    De nada. Feliz Navidad.
    Froggie
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    There is a small but solid market for the old...

    There is a small but solid market for the old Star equipment. The current owner of the name and parts supply is Bruce Williams. He has a website in addition to being a member here (as rbwillnj) and...
  15. Is that the old black looking lube from Ideal? ...

    Is that the old black looking lube from Ideal? I’m guessing you could remelt it slowly in a double boiler and if it’s really too dry, it would probably benefit from a few per cent of something soft...
  16. Where are you located? I've got several hundred...

    Where are you located? I've got several hundred rounds of factory 223 ammo I could trade for some number of 45-70 brass if we don't have a shipping hassle.

    Froggie in Central VA
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    SJ, you found one of the unusual, reverse duplex...

    SJ, you found one of the unusual, reverse duplex loads. Most of the time a small charge of a relatively fast burning smokeless powder would be placed in the base of the case then the rest filled...
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    Remember, to make the 220 be… SWIFT, you’ll be...

    Remember, to make the 220 be… SWIFT, you’ll be using relatively hot loads to send that bullet. Downloading and worrying about avoiding barrel wear kinda defeats the purpose of the round. OTOH, mild...
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    You might check over on the Lee forum… its honcho...

    You might check over on the Lee forum… its honcho is none other than Ranch Dog. I bet he can help you find some.
    Froggie
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    A friend of mine who did set ups and load outs...

    A friend of mine who did set ups and load outs for various big production shows (music, etc) invented and sold on a friend to friend basis a device he jokingly referred to as a “crack pipe”. It was...
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    It’s not new, but an innovation Herters came up...

    It’s not new, but an innovation Herters came up with half a century or more ago was the “Super U” press, kind of a combined O and C. Not sure it offered any real advantages, but mine sure does look...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    Range scrap (or “scrape”) is an unknown quantity...

    Range scrap (or “scrape”) is an unknown quantity at best. My advice would be to go back to a known alloy and start over. Remember, higher lead content tends to produce smaller bullets and high alloy...
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    Unique is a very old smokeless powder (think 100...

    Unique is a very old smokeless powder (think 100 years or so) made by Hercules before they became Alliant. They named it that because it had so many uses it was… UNIQUE! I’ve used it in 45-70 down...
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    When I got started in Schuetzen I gravitated...

    When I got started in Schuetzen I gravitated toward IMR 4759 because it was reputed to be ďgentleĒ on old soft steel barrels like my century old 32-40 high wall Winchester. I settled on 13.6 grains...
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    Who are you asking and which revolver? I had a...

    Who are you asking and which revolver? I had a Model 66 S&W converted to 327 Fed Mag by Andy Horvath of Lagrange, OH. He has an excellent reputation but a fairly long waiting list if you want a...
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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