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  • Posted in thread: Cowboy loads on 05-10-2017 at 08:52 PM
    >The IPSA etc is for more experienced shooters' using Hi-Tech handguns and defense level
    ammunitionEven 125 PF loads? You have to load DOWN to get to those PFs.They are ALL GAMES. Have

  • Posted in thread: Cut or swage a crimp on 05-10-2017 at 08:47 PM
    I almost always used an RCBS Primer Pocket Swager on a free Lee Reloading Press (I think the
    little press is about $30 now). Now, with three Dillon 1050s, the presses do it for me and the
    little Lee p...

  • Posted in thread: How much does a new bottle of hodgdon weigh? on 04-23-2017 at 02:12 AM
    Note that not all "1 lb" containers are 1 lb containers. See TrailBoss.Labels are there for a

  • Posted in thread: Interesting Comparison on 04-07-2017 at 09:57 PM
    No, you want to neck the .50 down to .44...

  • Posted in thread: 40SW case variation on 02-27-2017 at 07:38 AM
    If a manual tells you to sort by headstamp, it would almost certainly be talking ONLY about
    bottleneck rifle cases.Again, we have a long history that says it isn't important unless the
    cases have a ma...

  • Posted in thread: 40SW case variation on 02-27-2017 at 06:05 AM
    Your concerns would be applicable for precision rifle at distances greater than 400 yards,
    maybe.For pistols, you have to remember that the case variation has existed since the second
    company started ...

  • Posted in thread: Powder on 01-29-2017 at 09:57 AM
    You want numbers for inexact storage?I have stored powder for about 40+ years in
    garage--freezing in winter and HOT in summer. My Herco, Red Dot, and Unique from the mid-70s is
    still in great shape.As...

  • Posted in thread: Bronze ammunition? on 01-21-2017 at 09:31 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 06:46 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 04:50 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...