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  • Posted in thread: Bronze ammunition? on 01-21-2017 at 10:31 PM
    Bronze is third place ammo.What you want is Gold--first place ammo.Also, in the world of "let's
    confuse folks," there are grades of bronze called brass and grades of brass called bronze. If
    only all c...

  • Posted in thread: Figuring out ammunition on 01-16-2017 at 07:46 AM
    No, no, those are 9x30R European rounds. Google it.No European would EVER call them .38 Spl.

  • Posted in thread: Brasso in the Tumbler on 12-07-2016 at 05:50 AM
    From the MSDS:Stoddart Solvent (petroleum distillate): 25-30%Desulfurized Petroleum
    Distillate:30-35%Crystalline Silica: 9-12%Kaolin (clay): 10-15%Ammonium Hydroxide:
    2-3%According to Wikepedia, and t...

  • Posted in thread: Cost per load on 10-27-2016 at 06:39 AM
    I know one thing:In about 8 weeks, unless there is a miracle, all prices are going UP.

  • Posted in thread: how many 158gr wadcutters make up 39.5 lbs? on 10-27-2016 at 06:35 AM
    > how many 158gr wadcutters make up 39.5 lbsOh boy, fourth grade math. I'll play:39.5 lbs *
    7000 gn/lb = 276,500 gn.276,500 gn / 158 gn/bullet = 1750 bullets

  • Posted in thread: Cost per load on 10-12-2016 at 05:03 AM
    Powder, as a per shot cost, is quite low.Bullets are usually 7-25 cents (and can go a lot
    higher as "premium" is added to the name) and primers today are about 3 cents. Only in really
    large magnum rif...

  • Posted in thread: HELP! (Cooking off primers) on 10-12-2016 at 04:59 AM
    God, I have decapped many live primers and NEVER had one go off. It takes a really hard WHACK
    to set off a primer. Wear hearing and eye protection if you want to worry.Alternatively, break
    them down a...

  • Posted in thread: Shooting really soft lead. on 08-14-2016 at 01:07 AM
    If your alloy is below 6 BHN, you could get leading.Best solution I have found is Lee Liquid
    Alox, as it really coats the bullets and solves leading problems with slightly undersized

  • Posted in thread: One handed decapping on 08-07-2016 at 05:28 AM
    If my case is fed into the shell plate by the press and case collator, and I pull the handle to
    size and deprime, is that one-handed?Every other way I can think of, you have to put a case in
    some sort...

  • Posted in thread: CA Reloaders on 07-21-2016 at 10:04 AM
    Has any one been killed by clips or magazines while being fired at?