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  • Posted in thread: Touching primers on 07-28-2014 at 01:08 AM
    I came across A reloading article recently that cautioned not to touch primers with bare hands.
    It said that the oil from your skin could contaminate the primer and cause an eventual misfire.
    Is there...

  • Posted in thread: Primer experiment on 07-26-2014 at 12:32 AM
    Primer experimentRecently I had an opportunity to buy 1000 cci magnum small pistol primers. I
    had some concern about using them so I conducted an experiment. I loaded 20 identical .40 S&W
    cartridges a...

  • Posted in thread: Magnum primers for 9mm on 06-16-2014 at 01:41 AM
    I stopped in my local gun shop on sat to inquire about supplies. No powder but he had a box of
    primers. When he handed it to me I noticed they were magnum primers (cci 550's). I looked
    puzzled and he ...

  • Posted in thread: Best all around bullet for .40 cal on 05-04-2014 at 02:12 AM
    Thanks everyone. Very helpful. I am very anal about oal so not worried about setback. But
    thanks for the heads up.

  • Posted in thread: IMR PB .40 cal load on 04-29-2014 at 04:10 PM
    I have been struggling to get powder recently and yesterday found a couple of pounds of IMR PB
    at a local store. I want to load .40 S&W. With a 180 grain X-treme plated bullet. I have not
    been able to...

  • Posted in thread: Best all around bullet for .40 cal on 04-27-2014 at 10:21 PM
    My son has asked me to load some .40 cal cartridges for him. I do not have a .40 pistol so I am
    not familiar with loading for that caliber. I have the dies, the powder, primers, and brass.
    I'm not sur...

  • Posted in thread: Why a three die set? on 04-15-2014 at 01:54 AM
    Thanks very much all good information

  • Posted in thread: Why a three die set? on 04-14-2014 at 10:33 PM
    I am wondering why a hand loader would buy a three die set for loading 9mm (or any pistol
    cartridge). I thought that a final run thru a crimp die was necessary to insure proper
    chambering of a cartrid...

  • Posted in thread: primer question please on 04-05-2013 at 03:45 PM
    I, like many of you, am trying to locate primers. I wonder what the difference is between small
    pistol primers, small pistol magnum primers and small pistol match primers. Are they
    interchangable?I ha...

  • Posted in thread: Cost for reloading on 03-31-2013 at 12:39 PM
    Thanks guys, This is very helpful. I may explore reloading myslef at the costs you quote it
    would be quite reasonable. Never thought about "manyfacturing". Very good point. Lots to think
    about here. A...

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