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Paul B.
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Posted: January 27 2018 at 11:07am | IP Logged Quote Paul B.

"It's the most relaxing method of loading I know and it produces
extremely accurate ammunition capable of going up against anything
that comes off a press."

You won't get an argument from me. Now you have me a bit confused
though. Case guide? I have about a dozen sets plus four or five handles.
One set (30-30) was given to me when I was 16 and had just gotten into
reloading. I'm pretty sure old Louie would not have given me an
incomplete set. Are you talking about the interchangeable ring that
comes in various sizes? I have those that work for all my die sets.
Paul B.

Edited by Paul B. on January 27 2018 at 11:08am
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Posted: January 27 2018 at 12:54pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Case guide. Adapter die. Cartridge guide. Cartridge
adapter. Goes by many names. The threaded and notched
guide that matches the exterior of the cartridge body
that threads into the handle below the working dies.
So often those that know nothing of the 310 beyond it's
an old design, fail to realize the guide is crucial for
operations of the 310. Many old time reloaders that
loaded several calibers with a 310 had several handles.
In them were various case guides. A simple and fast way
the old loader makes use of his tools. But when the
oldtimers die, these numbered guides are often thought to
be simply part of the tongs by those that buy up stuff at
estate sales. Much of what is sold today in the way of
reloading tools on eBay and the like are by people who
know nothing about the tools. They just assume dies are
dies and list them without a second thought.

Computer Neighbor [Drunk Neighbor's brother-in-law]
wanted to reload .30'06 and .30-30. He wanted zero bench
space taken up and go cheap. He went with a 310. He got
the gear off eBay but didn't check on the guide. The '06
dies had a #2 guide, but the .30-30 didn't have the #6
guide and he was all pissed off because he couldn't use
the #2! Though I advised him about these things, as most
people do today he only halfway listened and like most
went for the "easy button" thinking they can just skate
through things without learning.

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