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    Boolit Mold
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    WTB 41 mag. Thank you

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    Thank you

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    This will probably work better and keep you out of trouble with the site administrators if you post your request below on the “Swappin’ and Sellin’ “ pages of the Forum.

    Froggie

    PS Just noticed you’re a new member with just a few posts. You’ll need to hang around and join some discussions to accumulate sufficient posts to gain access to S&S. Sorry I missed that.
    "It aint easy being green!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Frog View Post
    Actually, if you're batch loading, you should be just about as quick with a Lee Loader as with a single stage press. And you don't have to waste time changing dies in the press!
    Well, I don't know about that.
    Size 300 cases in a press, then do the same with the whack-a-mole and get back to me.
    For me, where the Lee Loader shines is in load development at the range, where you try different loads in your primed, sized and flared cases. This is especially handy when you are experimenting with an untried powder/bullet/boolit combination that your rifle may or may not like. Dragging a box of cartridges 35 miles home to break them down when you discover that your gun hates the sight of them is a matter best avoided.
    Last edited by rintinglen; 12-08-2023 at 11:58 AM.
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    Lee loaders fill a niche, even the "knee squeezer"! You don't always need the most expensive tool to do a one time job.
    West of Beaver Dick's Ferry.

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    Hey rintinglen, didn’t mean to ignore. My method is sort of hybrid. When I have very many cases of a single caliber to reload by whatever means, I usually start by “pre-processing” all of them on a bench press with a carbide sizer and decapper. Then I load batches of finished rounds by whatever means seems appropriate at the time. Having all this reloading gear in my basement is both a blessing AND a curse sometimes!

    Froggie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawlerbrook View Post
    Many of us cut our teeth on the old whack-a-mole.
    Yep back in the day
    I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.
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    Looking for a Hensly &Gibbs #258 any thing from a two cavity to a 10cavity

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    A Lee loader is what got me started metallic cartridges, back in 1980 or 1981. Used it long enough to get 1-3/4" groups at 100 yds with my .308. I figured that was good enough, since I lived in a shotgun only zone for deer.

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    I was hoping that when I clicked to the Lee Loader forum, it would have Michael Jackson singing "JUST BEAT IT!" in the background.

    It's what got me started. I'd never willingly go back to it, but RE-SPECT.
    WWJMBD?

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    You guys do realize that the Lee loader forum isn’t a forum just about lee loaders correct? It’s a Lee precision forum the covers all aspects of Lee precision equipment and handloading! You know like Cast Boolets just isn’t about Cast Boolets!
    Long, Wide, Deep, and Without Hesitation!

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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