<chuckle> It is good to finally have a (perfect) name for what I (and many/most of us, I am sure) have been doing all these years. :)
The primary difficulty in reloading berdan-primed cases is related to the decapping process(removing the expended primer cups from the cases)....
I count'em ... just a long-ingrained habit. :)
<nodding> Reminds me of a bit of excellent advice that my Dad provided me as I left home for university in 1970. To paraphrase,
"If you see...
Welcome to THR, redfin00!
Should be Berdan and should be just fine to shoot.
Hirtenberger has a reputation as excellent 7.62x51NATO.
Is that your first full gunsafe? :)
I have no doubt that the shade of Bugsy Siegel would agree. :)
For years I kept my eyes peeled a decent-price/-condition BKM. No Joy.
In the late 70s I really wanted a Star PD (lightweight .45acp, for those...
:( I am sorry to hear that you are one of Those Highly-Corrosive-Sweat Guys. That has to be a major PITA.
Wait a minute ... what was that my...
I truncated a few barrels (as I recall, one pre-built CETME C Variant and several of my home-rolled FALs) and finished them with an 11° crown....
That looks like a nice one, Alte Schule! Congrats on the acquisition!
Aside from their unfortunate model designation and somewhat frangible...
No. A direct result on sitting on a mountain of both ammunition & reloading components ... as well as being retired so that I have time to both...
First thing that I thought of after reading the @SUBJ was the 2021 Darwin Awards ... anyone else? Show of hands ... :)
Aaaaahhhh ... the wall that I ran into 15+ years ago when I was Jonesing for a new 1010GT for ~$175. :)
Replace the Dawn but keep the Lemishine.
... just making sure ... ;)
BTW, I have always just used Citric Acid powder/crystals,the...
One of my faves on the subject:
Try ArmorAll Wash&Wax.
I have found that it not only eases the cases' passage thru the carbide ring of the sizing die it helps to keep the brass...
Sounds to me like you may be using something like Dawn instead of ArmorAll Wash&Wax.
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