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    Today, 02:57 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Where to reload? in Our Town
    No they sure don't make them like they used too. I saw one at the True Value. I could lift it off the ground with two fingers of my bad hand. The one I bought when they came out in 1976 is built like a tank and still tough enough for an...
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    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Where to reload? in Our Town
    Would you really want to cast & load right out in front of a storage locker. Who knows what type of people would walk by, watch what you're doing. Maybe call the Cops or wonder how to break into your locker.
    15 replies | 275 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 01:07 PM
    Sorry for your troubles. I've bought a couple of things off Craigslist, and looked at a few more locally. My Daughter bought a "WingChair" of craigslist. Only to have a leg break off 2 days later. It was threaded on and the threaded metal shaft...
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    11-12-2018, 05:53 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Old keith bullet in Cast Boolits
    Beautiful example of a Cast bullet.
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    11-12-2018, 05:51 PM
    That poor man, my PRAYERS go out to Him. I had a hunting Buddy years back that had the same injury, His 20ga Win model 12 blew up in the same place. One of the other Dove Hunters was using a 28ga SxS. That shell would slide into the chamber and...
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    11-12-2018, 05:25 PM
    The old style LYMAN gas checks were slip on. Gold color Unlike the new style HORNADY, copper color, which are "clamp" on. LYMAN also sells HORNADY GC's under their name. Sage are "clamp" on, I still have some left too. Keep in mind the LYMAN...
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    11-12-2018, 02:25 PM
    I am very sorry for your loss. My Heart goes out to you. I'm watching the news as I'm "trapped" in the house because of COPD & severe sinusitis. Saturday the sky was yellow/gray from the smoke caused by the Woolsey fire. So many of those folks...
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    11-12-2018, 12:46 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Deer scent attractants in Our Town
    No matter what you do, you will not fool the nose of a buck or bull. You just need to play the wind game with them, and hope you win. There is a particular bush in front of my cabin that I pee on daily. Been trying to kill it for years. The deer...
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    11-12-2018, 12:28 PM
    Take a fired case, and slip a bullet in the neck. There should be slight resistance. That is what you are looking for. You aren't fitting a bullet to the bore, you need it to fit the throat.
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    11-12-2018, 02:38 AM
    My DAD used what is now a max+ charge of Bullseye under a #356402 cast of Straight Linotype. Functioned the pistol perfectly.
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    11-12-2018, 01:12 AM
    I wish you guys would stop beating up on the Californians on this Website. Most of us live here because of Family or Work constraints. I'm pretty sure most every Californian here votes on a fairly conservative level. We're just out numbered by the...
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    11-12-2018, 12:47 AM
    Walks replied to a thread 6mm-06 in Case Forming / Re-forming
    I started my .25-06 Experience with one box of Factory ammo. By the time I bought Rifle, Scope/mounts & dies. I had enough for one box of ammo. I was lucky that I'd been hoarding 2lbs of SIERRA 117gr SPBT rejects for about a year. Luckily I...
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    11-12-2018, 12:10 AM
    Taz, You obviously didn't read the first line of my post. "Close the mold gently, hold handles tightly." Been doing that way with LEE molds for 30yrs. Still using those same 3 LEE 2cav molds, they still produce beautiful bullets. I know...
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    11-11-2018, 01:38 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread deer skinning made easy in Our Town
    Problem is, most times you won't get back your own meat. They do them in big batches. While you may have taken perfect field care of your deer, you are just as likely to get back some of Bubba's gut shot hairy mess.
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    11-11-2018, 01:30 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Bad lot of primers? in Cast Boolits
    When I get FTF in a batch of primers, I always check to see if I have a broken firing pin. Since you had misfires in two firearms, I'd say they are defective.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-11-2018, 01:27 PM
    I always cast frosty boolits. I like them.
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    11-11-2018, 01:25 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Lost all my data in Cast Boolits
    A good lesson for everyone, especially businesses. So many businesses don't keep hard copy records anymore. Major computer disruption, all the info is gone. Stores can't even make change anymore with electricity out.
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    11-11-2018, 05:12 AM
    Ok, do you have a stable rest when you fill the mold ?
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    11-11-2018, 05:08 AM
    Looks like you've covered everything. A real head scratcher. In 60yrs I've never heard of this problem not being solved by one of these solutions. I've had problems, but nothing that didn't eventually get solved, usually by me or someone else...
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    11-11-2018, 04:37 AM
    Close the mold gently, hold closed tightly. You might consider giving the mold cavities & faces with a good scrub with toothpaste and regular toothbrush. Lube with a mold lube from N.O.E. or I think MIDWAY sells it also. The guys here can tell...
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    11-11-2018, 02:54 AM
    Back off the pressure on your Lube-Sizer. Clean out the holes in the size die and the inner surface of your sizer die and your in business.
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    11-10-2018, 04:06 PM
    My DAD gave me one years ago, but by that time I was on my 2nd LEE hand-priming tool with the tray. The hand tool spoiled me, from priming on the couch watching TV. Loaned it to a "friend", never saw it again. Wish I still had it. Used My DAD'S...
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    11-10-2018, 03:31 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Recoil in Our Town
    I bought one of those pads years ago to fit the curved brass buttplate of a Win 94 Chief Crazy Horse in .38-55 Win. The only way I could get target accuracy ooh of that RIFLE was a max load of IMR3031 under a LYMAN #375449 cast of LINOTYPE. That...
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    11-10-2018, 03:18 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Miroku 1866 from Buds in Leverguns
    Try some quad 0 steel wool.
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    11-10-2018, 02:53 PM
    Walks replied to a thread A lost child. in Our Town
    I will Pray for you and yours. My Little Brother was trouble from day one. Our Parents divorced when we were 10yrs & 11yrs respectfully. We lost our big house, pool & Dogs. We had to move to an apartment in another city. My 2nd Brother turned...
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    11-10-2018, 02:26 AM
    The Pietta's with the brass grip frame actually have an undersized grip frame. And are made that way to sell at a cheaper price. Put it side by side with a Pietta steel grip framed revolver, you can Feel the difference. You can't put a replacement...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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