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by Don2
Tue May 03, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Progressive setup comparison thread...
Replies: 29
Views: 3361

Re: Progressive setup comparison thread...

Star Universal Progressive, case feeder, bullet feeder, indexer, bought it new in 1975, never 1 problem at all, about 3-4 minutes a box production rate, Had a Dillion RL1000 and later sold it never part with the Star. The Dillion put Star out of business, the RL1000 was a great machine for 5.56 amm...
by Don2
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: My dogs ate the (spent) primers
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: My dogs ate the (spent) primers

I use to have a dog like that..They are tough, Your's is super tough..!! :mrgreen: On saving the spent primers......I always save all of them. I took a bunch of misc. trashed brass and spent primers to a local salvage yard. The guy there asked what the primers were, I told him they were spent and if...
by Don2
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?
Replies: 142
Views: 12561

Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

I'm sure the handle is great, but the BIRD is very cool..!!! :biggrinjester: I use to have one years ago....But he started leaking and quit drinking..!!! I'm sure there's a lesson in there somewhere.... :mrgreen: D2 ^^ Hard work - good job! I received my " Short Ergo Roller Handle " for my Hornady L...
by Don2
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: RCBS Press replacement part Question
Replies: 26
Views: 4194

Re: RCBS Press replacement part Question

Whoever said that" that will be the most expensive FREE press you got" is right, But in a good way. :fire You always find ANOTHER tool/toy to buy for it or the reloading project. But it's cool.......You'll love it, just take your time and read,read,read, all the manuals and anything else on reloadin...
by Don2
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?
Replies: 142
Views: 12561

Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

Sure, but he's a mechanical genius - I don't have the expertise or time to make something like that NOT TO MENTION, he has a complete metal working/machine shop..!! We can dream right??? :tiphat: Oh well.....I cleaned up another bench yesterday and today. Took apart a few guns and cleaned/oiled the...
by Don2
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?
Replies: 142
Views: 12561

Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

But I still haven't pulled the trigger on coated lead bullets yet, just dragging my feet, no real reason. Me either, Don - but my reason is I'm not yet convinced I can churn them out in any significant quantity/time; the whole baking part makes me shake my head. That is one reason, but check out Jm...
by Don2
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?
Replies: 142
Views: 12561

Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

Ahhhhhhhh...A fine cool weather tradition, casting bullets..!!!! Mee Too....It's that time again. :clapping: But I still haven't pulled the trigger on coated lead bullets yet, just dragging my feet, no real reason. I am tired of lube sizers and the Alox mess, so it will happen soon as I get set up. ...
by Don2
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Tumbler issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3013

Re: Tumbler issues

I've been using vibratory brass cleaners for many years and all my brass comes out just fine. Not like wet cleaning, but almost as good. Main thing you want is the grit and grime off of them that could affect your dies. My procedure is simple, I always deprime brass, I use Frankford arsenal walnut m...
by Don2
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: New Mold
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Re: New Mold

Thats a nice mold.

I have an old 4 cavity Lyman steel mold with the heavy duty handles that gives me a workout every time I use it.
Make sure and eat your Wheaties first ( with regular milk !! ) :thumbs2:

D2
by Don2
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Not a traitor - need recommendation on a reloading forum
Replies: 14
Views: 1765

Re: Not a traitor - need recommendation on a reloading forum

There are several very active ones. The 1911 one Andy mentioned and http://www.thehighroad.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; in the Handloading and Reloading forum. I really hate to say it but this forum is not very active at this time, it has been very active in the past. I guess i...
by Don2
Sat May 02, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Reloading Room Version 2.0
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Reloading Room Version 2.0

Your room looks great. I have been remodeling my reloading shop for about 2 years now. It's been a long process. I started about 2 years ago with insulation everywhere, in wall ( regular roll ) and on the wall with the 3/4" foam foil lined stuff with layers of tar paper and a plastic barrier. It's a...
by Don2
Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Brass restored.
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: Brass restored.

I've done that with some heavily tarnished brass and 3M scotch-brite pads, it was very time consuming but came out great. Made a quick mount mandrel for my bench top drill press, took a wood dowel and made it slightly tapered so I could just push the brass into it while it was running at a slower sp...
by Don2
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Well....started doing casting... n' stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Well....started doing casting... n' stuff.

They look great..!! Nothing like pouring your own. A little more work than just opening up a box of cast bullets you buy, but thats just part of the excitement.. :thumbs2: Cast iron pots, I have found many at the flea markets. kind of shop around at the guys NOT selling pots or cookware. I found min...
by Don2
Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: It's time in Texas for bullet casting..!!(For me)
Replies: 28
Views: 3119

Re: It's time in Texas for bullet casting..!!(For me)

Something is wrong with me..!!! About a few weeks ago I got a bunch of good wheel weights and made 90+ ingots, plus I have more than that stashed. Ever since then I have not been able to cast any bullets yet. I have been busy with one thing or another. Latest thing was building a greenhouse. Almost ...
by Don2
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Powder for 38spl
Replies: 11
Views: 1904

Re: Powder for 38spl

I have not use any TG mainly because I don't have any.
But I'm happy using the old Red Dot, Unique and Bullseye, 231 powders.
I'm sure if there is load data, it should work ok...maybe not the best but thats what you must find out in your gun.....May work perfectly for you?

Don2

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