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Dillon RL 550B

Filed in Articles, Choosing a Progressive Press, Dillon RL 550B by on June 20, 2011 1 Comment • views: 2432
Dillon RL 550B

In the “Which Progressive Reloading Press Should I Buy” quest, in this article I share what I’ve learned about the Dillon RL 550B and my opinions of it. Dillon makes fantastic equipment and the RL 550B is no exception. It’s a fine press that I would be very happy with.  I’m a tool junky and […]

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Bullet Weight vs Barrel Twist

Filed in Articles, Bullets, Shooting by on June 15, 2011 7 Comments • views: 19122
Bullet Weight vs Barrel Twist

Rifling is a series of helical grooves cut into the barrel of a gun. It imparts a spin on the bullet, stabilizing it and making the gun more accurate. Long, long ago, back in the days of muskets, barrels were smooth. Due to the high cost and great difficulty of precision manufacturing, and the need […]

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The Best Case Polishing Media

Filed in Articles, Case Prep by on June 14, 2011 1 Comment • views: 1203
The Best Case Polishing Media

I have found the best media for your  polisher. First a word about case polishing: It’s not necessary but there is something about having bright shiny cases that is almost seductive. The vibratory polishers are inexpensive.  In my opinion just about all the brands are of equal quality, with the only real difference seeming to […]

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Case Trimming: Why

Filed in Articles, Case Trimming by on June 14, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1280
Case Trimming: Why

First: If all you shoot is pistol you don’t need to worry about trimming cases.  I don’t know anyone who trims 45ACP cases, for example.  Rifle on the other hand is a different story. When the cartridge fires, the casing momentarily expands radially (it gets bigger in diameter) until the walls of the casing press […]

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Wilson Case Trimmer

Filed in Articles, Case Trimming by on June 14, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1294
Wilson Case Trimmer

A Case Trimmer than I can love. In a perfect world, I’d have the Giraud trimmer but this s not a perfect world, eh?  After my aggravation with the RCBS Trim Pro, I wanted something that was precise, easy to use, and could trim cases at a reasonably high rate. The Sinclair Stainless Ultimate Trimmer […]

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RCBS Trim Pro

Filed in Articles, Case Trimming by on June 14, 2011 0 Comments • views: 829
RCBS Trim Pro

The RCBS Trim Pro was the first tool I used for trimming cases.  My preference is to wait until I have a large quantity of cases (250 or more) to trim and do them all at once. There is a Power Drill Converter kit available for $10 that consists of a hex socket-head screw (that […]

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Which Progressive Press Should I Buy?

Filed in Articles, Choosing a Progressive Press by on June 13, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1189
Which Progressive Press Should I Buy?

The Red Pill?  The Blue Pill?  The Green Pill? By the end of year I plan to be using a progressing press.  The question is which one?  Read my opinions and perceived pros and cons of each candidate: Dillon XL650 Dillon RL550B RCBS Pro 2000 Hornady Lock and Load (LnL) AP Lee Loadmaster Currently I […]

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