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NJKen last won the day on February 23 2011

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    My son, guns, harleys, and being outdoors as much as possible.
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  1. Nobody is cheaper than Solomons anywhere. It all come down to if Gene has what I need or not to me. Hes had a decent amount of powder lately but no federal GMM primers. Ken
  2. I thought about it. Since time was an issue I purchased one from Giraud tool. Its a great machine, I have no complaints. If this http://fluxeon.com/Annie.html was available at the time I would probably just have purchased one of these. They anneal so fast you can hold the cartridge in the gap, hit the pedal, and drop it in the can or water so fast it doesnt even have time to heat up and burn you. It would be relatively easy to do brass one at a time by hand this way. I know you wanted to save a few bucks, this is just more options. Ken
  3. Yes, yes it is! This is the reason why you need to work up a load for your own gun. All my favorites started from publicized data. You can get a great starting point here http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/ if you dont want to commit to any one manual. Reloading is a hobby within a hobby and can be very rewarding. Ken
  4. When i order I just leave a message with what I need and usually get a call in a day or two for my CC and shipping unless its something thats on backorder. Giraud is a great company to deal with. Ken
  5. full powered Giraud case trimmer here. I went through enough case trimmers that I could have just bought the good one the first time and not been out any more money. Ken
  6. The Giraud trimmer is a 3way trimmer. It trimms length based on the shoulder, puts a 15degree chamfer on the inside of the case mouth, and puts a 45degree chamfer on the outside edge of the case mouth. 3 steps all in one operation. Ken
  7. The answer here is shoot hollow points! They are almost always FMJ with the jacket turned around. I got a good deal on Hornady HAP 10mm bullet heads and Im starting to like them more and more Ken
  8. I guess Ill give them a call. I didnt know they where taking pre orders yet. The Giraud annealer and trimmer are two of the single best things I have ever purchased. Ken
  9. You will just about never get in touch with Solomons with a phone. So many people call that Gene takes the phone off the hook so he can deal with the line that is usually there. After the line is gone he will put the phone back on the hook and it will ring within a minute. Ken
  10. Maybe 5 or 6 years ago. Possibly even longer. Ken
  11. Its really hard to tune out such nonsense. You cant even talk to a fool like that. Good Luck ken
  12. You did the same research I did T Bill! Im sure it will be that or more from Giraud. I like the simplicity of the Giraud though. Load up a stack of brass, set it, turn it on, walk away! I have his regular propane annealer rite now and I love it. I just hate re setting it up every time I change calibers. Ill buy it as an upgrade from them as soon as it becomes available. Ken
  13. You need to lighten your crimp. Turn your seating die out a good full turn so there is no crimp. Reset your seating stem to get you OAL rite and you should no longer be crushing cases. Using lube on the bullet heads is not usually a good idea. You would probably be better off with no crimp and no lube than you are with lube and a crimp. Also, it is far better to crimp after the bullet has been set. Crimp and seat at the same time is a compromise operation. By that I mean that it will neither seat or crimp well at the same time but do both half assed. The same die used in two steps will yeild a far superior finished round. FWIW, I rarely crimp 223, even if there is a canelure. Give it a try with no or very light crimp and see how that works for you Ken
  14. This is the end all of precision annealing. This takes all the setup issues of using a gas torch away. The biggest issue is repeatability. When you change calibers it takes a while to get it set up rite again. With this setup you just have to change the wheels and set the time in the controller and go. Where do I sign up for one!? Take my money Doug! Ken
  15. Since you showed me that it has come up in my dreams...literally! Like I said, If I had property like that I would be broke in less than a month. I would also have a gigantic pile of brass to sort and load. Ken
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