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    Wet tumbling drying rack

    I never thought I could say this considering how CDO I am, but you guys are working too hard at it. In Houston, where the A/C runs nearly year round, my indoor humidity stays below 50%. I have never done more than towel dry them and leave them on the same towel, single layer thick, and in 6-8...
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    Nato Brass Case Capacity

    I've been shooting 1000 LC11 cases for the past two years (half way through third use). I bought them as unfired. I then proceeded to spend several minutes on each case preparing them, and eventually I realized that the Lapua really isn't that expensive if you figure in your time and you want...
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    giraud trimmers

    +1 on that. I've been to Doug's house twice (to pick up a spotting scope stand, and to pick up an annealing machine). He does not stock finished products. He makes a batch to order, and they all have receipts attached.
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    the best auto charge and scale combo?

    I guess I got bad info. I had been told that they were no longer in production. Wow, two weeks is FAST! LaRue takes 6 months min to deliver an OBR, Bar-Sto ended up taking about 5 months to make and install the barrel in my G35. Doug Giraud takes 12 weeks to make an annealing machine...
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    Nato Brass Case Capacity

    That's the way I see it. But in order for that to work, it goes without saying that you must not only be using the same brand of brass, but preferably also from the same lot of brass (or at least the same year.) Different manufacturers use different formulas for their brass and as a result...
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    Thumbler's tumbler question/issue

    I had the same problem. It runs by friction. You just finished loading it with water and dishwashing soap and some invariably ran over the sides. Thoroughly drying the outside off solved the problem for me.
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    ***.40 S&W crimp question***

    Nah, it's not a matter of fitting into the chamber. It does that easily, and drops out easily also. It was having a hard time making the turn from ascending the feed ramp to entering the chamber. But to answer your question, I have both a Dillon 40 S&W headspace gage, and a Doublealpha 40 S&W x...
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    the best auto charge and scale combo?

    +1 on the Prometheus; however, like the Greek, I tend to believe it is a mythical creature. How could so many people lust after a machine, and yet they stop making them? For a year or two, I made do with a Chargemaster. It is good, but left me wanting. When I couldn't locate a Prometheus, I...
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    Tumbler or sonic cleaner

    Laugh if you want, but I saw Jerry Miculek on TV doing just that. He dumped his brass into a small cement mixer. Oh that I was sponsored by S&W and could afford to shoot that much!
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    RCBS Primer Crimp Swaging Kit (Die) Trick

    +1 on the Dillon. I've swaged out thousands of crimps with it, and never a problem.
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    ***.40 S&W crimp question***

    427Cobra, The reason I asked wakajawaka what he used for photos, is because over the years I vaguely remembered your "STOP USING PHOTOBUCKET!". Could you please explain what is objectionable to you about Photobucket (Am I allowed to hijack my own thread? If not, I'll just blame it on my ADHD.)
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    ***.40 S&W crimp question***

    I will keep that in mind if my problem reappears. Yesterday afternoon, I crimped to .418" as someone at the range recommended and then redeveloped my load (I wanted to make sure I was not going to get a Kaboom!). At the lowest level, after the first round at 613 fps (5.32gn HS-6) the second...
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    ***.40 S&W crimp question***

    Good point. I had not said, so you had no way of knowing, but I routinely run all used brass through a Redding G-Rx Push Through Sizing Die G-Rx Carbide Die Set | Redding Reloading Equipment: reloading equipment for rifles, handguns, pistols, revolvers and SAECO bullet casting equipment, so...
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    ***.40 S&W crimp question***

    You could have something there. I believe I have a pretty good grip on the gun (despite being chronologically gifted, I still bench 225), but I loaded the rounds to just barely make Major (889fps average with an Oehler 35p and a 180 gr pill.) Should I be loading the same as factory rounds?
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    ***.40 S&W crimp question***

    By the way, that's a good looking picture. How do you actually post pictures to this site?
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    ***.40 S&W crimp question***

    Ahaa! No, my mk 1 eyeballs do not detect any forcing cone; however, all of the FTFs I experienced were not a matter of failing to go into battery, but failing to even enter the chamber. i.e. the bullet was still .4 inches away from the end of the chamber. I might be wrong, but I don't think...
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    ***.40 S&W crimp question***

    Smooth was what I generally heard from fellow competitors today. The rounds that I just finished crimping to .418 feel pretty smooth. I am using a 2# recoil spring.
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    ***.40 S&W crimp question***

    I do not currently have any fired empties that I know are my own. All the ones I picked up today were mixed with others, and all of the ones I know to be mine, from practice sessions, have been processed. All of the loaded rounds, including the ones that failed to feed, easily drop free of the...
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    ***.40 S&W crimp question***

    How do I know if it has a "forcing cone"? Visually, it appears to have a sharp transition between the feed ramp and the chamber, nothing on the sides, and on the top there appears to be a slight taper over a 0.05" length axially.
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    ***.40 S&W crimp question***

    I know, I know, this is a rifle forum. But I have a problem and this is my favorite go-to source for information about reloading, and I know that many of you have experience in both rifle and pistol reloading. For the last two or three years, I have been reloading for, and competing in F-T/R at...