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    Stepping Back In Time

    You have a great press to use those file trim dies on. The angle allows the filings to fall away from the ram and not down into the press body/ram interface.
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    Would it be possible to get together a group buy for 404 Jeffery dies?

    I doubt it is even remotely viable. They can't make 9mm Luger or .223 dies fast enough. Just think of the backlog of the thousands (tens of thousands?) that each maker need to produce in those calibers alone. There's no reason to make 2 dozen .404 Jeffrey die sets from a business standpoint as...
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    "Whitetail" load for .375 Ruger

    I shoot a 250gr. gas checked cast bullet sized @ .379" (bullet from my 38-55 M94) at 2150 fps with 43.0 grs. of IMR 3031
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    What is it about European cartridges in North America?

    I respectfully disagree with the Professor. Euro cartridges don't even remotely come close to holding their own in the the USA as far as market share or volume of guns and ammo made. The 3 exceptions are the 9mm Luger and 7.62x39mm, and the .375 H&H. Every other Euro cartridge is a...
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    .404J Factory Crimp Die - Possible to modify .416 Rigby FCD?

    Another idea, (if the .404 slips into the Rigby FCD) is if you need to open the finger end of the Rigby collet, would be to wrap a 3/8" steel rod with a narrow strip of 220 grit sand paper where the neck would be and screw the die down until it just kisses the sand paper and turn the rod while...
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    .404J Factory Crimp Die - Possible to modify .416 Rigby FCD?

    It just might work. Most collects in the machine shop arena have about a + or - tolerance of around .008" to .010". I did modify a 6.5x55 Swede FCD once to work on the 6.5x54 M-S by turning down the overall length of the collet by .055" (material removed from the bottom of collet where they...
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    .404J Factory Crimp Die - Possible to modify .416 Rigby FCD?

    Sorry about being unclear. Trying to machine an existing collet of a .416 Rem (for example) FCD would be difficult because the collet finger are thin and springy. You would have to build some fixture to support the fingers and hold the body. It would be easier to build a new collet to correct...
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    404 Jeffery Lee Crimp Die - Want To Buy Or Even Rent

    No, the Lee design works with the cartridge length to apply the crimp. The .44 Mag collet is too short.
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    .404J Factory Crimp Die - Possible to modify .416 Rigby FCD?

    Well it would be a little easier if I could adapt a pre-made collet to the Lee die body rather than start from scratch to keep the price reasonable.
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    .404J Factory Crimp Die - Possible to modify .416 Rigby FCD?

    The collet is the issue. In the machine shop world there is tooling called emergency collets. This is a 3 slit collet with a 1/16" pilot hole and is not hardened so you can bore it to your desired size/shape. The Lee collet is a 4 slit design. I don't have a .404 Jeffrey dummy round or shell...
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    404 Jeffery Lee Crimp Die - Want To Buy Or Even Rent

    I actually was kicking around making one this morning when I was out in the shop casting bullets. The collet is the part that's is going to be time consuming. I usually prototype on my hand crank lathe and mill before taking it to my friend's machine shop to be duplicated on the CNC. I've...
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    404 Jeffery Lee Crimp Die - Want To Buy Or Even Rent

    Yes, they would. Of course the craziness has to die down and the backlog caught up which will be awhile (years?). I've picked up FCD's off their site over the years in .219 Zipper, 25-35 WCF, 6.5x54 MS, & .450 Ackley Magnum
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    404 Jeffery Lee Crimp Die - Want To Buy Or Even Rent

    During normal times Lee has many special run non cataloged Factory Crimp Dies on their website. I've picked up a few for odd ball calibers over the years. Just FYI
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    Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903

    My 1903 is not a takedown but has the same color of wood. I can never seem to find one that hasn't suffered the effects of corrosive priming in the barrel so when I hear "looks to be unfired" I would be ready to pounce.
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    Recoil limit

    I have a Weatherby Mark V in .300 Wby that was given to me as a graduation present. It's a mid 1980's Japan manufactured 26" No. 2 contour barrel. I can't stand that thing. The speed of the recoil and the way the Monte Carlo stock belts me in the chops has relegated it to languishing in the safe...
 
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