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  1. Alox is a metal preserver/rust preventative. Way...

    Alox is a metal preserver/rust preventative. Way back, Ed Harris was experimenting and found alox to be a decent cast bullet lube. Mr. Harris approached Mr. Lee and they worked up an easy, quick...
  2. I have an excellent mold that drops a 160 gr SWC,...

    I have an excellent mold that drops a 160 gr SWC, a Lachmiller. With this bullet I have used a lot of 5.5 CFE Pistol and 5.0 Universal for my 357 Magnum loads.
    Looking at the pics of the bullets I...
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    For the standard boxer primers, I have mostly...

    For the standard boxer primers, I have mostly used the sizing/decapping die. Even steady force and not "slamming" the primed case up into the die. For the 209s, I punched the whole primer assy. out...
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    Removing live primers from any cartridge/shell is...

    Removing live primers from any cartridge/shell is no big deal. I have done it many times and reused the primers. If the primers fired in the original cases they would fire in the "new" cases. I have...
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    There is a phenonium I call "Tool Snobbery". I...

    There is a phenonium I call "Tool Snobbery". I worked in a Heavy Equipment repair facility for a very large west coast city water and power dept. I saw first hand some mechanics that had full blown...
  6. Thread: RFI on Scales

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    I've tried 3 digital scales over about 25 years...

    I've tried 3 digital scales over about 25 years and all shared the same faults (I have turned off all fluorescent lighting in my shop, turned off CD player/radio, closed all doors and windows, have...
  7. I reload 9 calibers and every case is flared. For...

    I reload 9 calibers and every case is flared. For some, especially cast bullets, the flare is larger than plain based jacketed and boat tailed bullets get less or none. It's kinda hard to push a...
  8. Thread: Reloading issue

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    On semi-auto hangdloads neck tension hold the...

    On semi-auto hangdloads neck tension hold the bullets in place, not a crimp. From your post you are overcrimping. I do not crimp any semi-auto ammo, I just "deflare" with a taper crimp die. Deflare...
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    Thanks TR. I've been looking for RNFP 230 gr. 45...

    Thanks TR. I've been looking for RNFP 230 gr. 45 cal. or RNFP 125 gr 9mm as I have quite a few RN...
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    I had read (internet wisdom?) that Titegroup will...

    I had read (internet wisdom?) that Titegroup will soften PC coating on bullets. Hi-Tek seems to be immune but problems arise with PCed bullets fouling and smoking. I haven't fired enough of my PCed...
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    https://www.precisionreloading.com/cart.php#!l=LY&...

    https://www.precisionreloading.com/cart.php#!l=LY&i=9827111 I also purchased many components from Precision...
  12. I read when I started reloading, safe reloading...

    I read when I started reloading, safe reloading technique is to drop powder charges, start another load work up whenever any component is changed. Today I fudge a little on some components, but I...
  13. I doubt if the Reloading/Shooting community are...

    I doubt if the Reloading/Shooting community are the only people concerned with where products are made. Personally, I know several people that check the "Made in..." notation on all their purchases....
  14. From what I can find WUIIEN is a vendor for all...

    From what I can find WUIIEN is a vendor for all sorts of stuff and the WUIIEN reloading products are listed as Lee. The funky yellow powder measure is made in China and appear to be the same as the...
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    I think your HP38 and Titegroup powders will work...

    I think your HP38 and Titegroup powders will work quite well for the wadcutter, but I prefer powders a bit slower; Unique, Universal and HS-6 for 158 gr SWCs. I start a new to me coated bullet loads...
  16. I too enjoy reloading. I have a couple "Just in...

    I too enjoy reloading. I have a couple "Just in case" loads (230 FMJ over a classic load of bullseye that works in all my 45 ACP guns and a 124 gr JHP over Unique for all my 9mm pistols). When I just...
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    I have, on occasion, returned the "media filled"...

    I have, on occasion, returned the "media filled" brass to the wobbler/tumbler and ran it for a few seconds. All the media is then vibrated out of the cases. I did a bunch of .223/5.56 brass this way....
  18. The only advantage I can see is if you are...

    The only advantage I can see is if you are already set up/equipped to size and lube and you want to use your specific lube and bullet diameter. Bullet to gun fit trumps BHN for clean shooting. I have...
  19. As mentioned above, and for safety sake, just do...

    As mentioned above, and for safety sake, just do another load work up. Early on in my reloading I experimented with using "different" primers than what was "common" (1970-1980). I used many magnum...
  20. I didn't see it posted above, Only one cup of...

    I didn't see it posted above, Only one cup of coffee so far, but I'd suggest a copy of The ABCs or Reloading. This is a basic "how to" that also show the "why". Reloading components and supplies...
  21. New/different component? Do another load...

    New/different component? Do another load work-up...
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    Nope, their "logic" is that they will run out and...

    Nope, their "logic" is that they will run out and they will never be able to restock ever again. But I agree, stupid, and makes me sick, just like "Black Friday" selfish morons...
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    A few decades ago I was a Boy Scout for a little...

    A few decades ago I was a Boy Scout for a little while and I remember their motto; "Be Prepared". Having lived in Earthquake Country most of my life, I learned to get a survival stash to keep just in...
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    I have been seeing threads like this on a few...

    I have been seeing threads like this on a few other forums, and I think we are creating, unnecessarily, our own shortage. Some reloader sees the possible "shortage" on a forum so he runs out and "I...
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    Did it cost anything other than the initial cost...

    Did it cost anything other than the initial cost of new ammo? If not, I would give it away to a (new) reloader. I would offer it on a reloading forum, "pay it forward" kinda deal and just ask for...
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