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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:00 PM
    That wouldn't be a bad idea. It appears half of the threads were removed, leaving little for that vent to hang on to.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:46 AM
    The way folks treat their brass since the coming of Progressive Reloading presses has drastically altered reloading. I can't even use the term HandLoading. Ammo is shot up as fast possible, and loaded just as fast. In the three most common...
    32 replies | 1372 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:57 AM
    Could it be for that .45COLT ammo that was loaded for the COLT 1909. I seem to remember reading something about the rims being made wider because the standard cartridge rims would slip off the extractor, jamming up the revolver.
    4 replies | 144 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:34 AM
    I've never "forgotten" I owned a gun. But I've lost a few that I loaned to friends that died, and my plea's to have them returned were rebuffed by family members. The Police consider it a family matter, or in the case of a different City, a...
    43 replies | 914 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:25 AM
    I keep all my brass separate. When I pick it up at the range it goes right back in it's own box. I've picked up so much brass from .32ACP to .50AE since I was 3 or 4yrs old, that I can tell what a cartridge is by blind feel. I've still got some...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 11:54 PM
    I used to load a HORNADY HBWC. Gave me pretty decent accuracy at 50ft. Never tried a cast bullet. Didn't have anything that would drop at .360 or larger.
    19 replies | 279 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 11:46 AM
    My revolver and rifle prefer different loads. You can shoot the same load in both, but working up what works best for each gun is the best route.
    13 replies | 262 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 11:39 AM
    That's a gawdawful countersink he cut for the vent liner. You get what you pay for! The general opinion of most other builders is, Jackie can take $700 worth of parts, and make you a fine $300 gun.
    22 replies | 362 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 12:12 PM
    Or a staking tool.
    10 replies | 305 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 01:10 AM
    Hard News. My Condolences to his Family. I really enjoyed his posts, he had a GREAT DEAL OF INSIGHT into our pastime. May his Alloy always be pure and his pours drop clean. And may his groups always be small & round.
    53 replies | 1347 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 11:40 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Fun at the old ball park? in Our Town
    We've got a lot of griz and black bear activity here, too. Friend wants me to go shoot one out of his apple trees. Problem is, they only come at night, and I don't need the hassle of accidentally killing a griz.
    6 replies | 239 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 11:27 PM
    If the finish is completely cured, you will leave no steel wool particles in the finish. I finished a lot of very expensive exhibition grade stocks with steel wool where such a blemish would be disaster. Never a problem.
    22 replies | 415 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 11:21 PM
    I use some Bullplate Lube on the mold. Careful application with a Q tip. Keep it out of the cavity. I think synthetic chainsaw 2 cycle oil is the same thing.
    19 replies | 6324 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 10:57 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Taurus 63 in Rimfire Area
    I got a Taurus model 94 in the early 90's. It was part of a trade. A 9shot version of a S&W 63. It had the roughest chambers of any gun I've owned or even fired. I did everything I could to clean & polish the chambers. To no avail, turned it over to...
    8 replies | 250 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 10:36 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Changing minds??? in Our Town
    I live in southern L. A. County. At the start of the King Riots in '94. As the Newscasts showed the rioters moving steadily south, my Neighbor on the West side knocked on my door asking to borrow a gun. As we were in the garage picking out one from...
    23 replies | 641 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 08:14 PM
    Like Guesser, I'm another one for the LEE 93gr RN in .32 Long. Being on a fixed income I have to make do. I also use the 93RN for the few H & R cases I load. I also use the LYMAN #311252 RN in .32ACP & .32Short & Wimpy. Between the 2 bullets,...
    34 replies | 523 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 07:59 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Auto Parts Cost Rant in Our Town
    Technology is not our friend. It makes everything more expensive to buy and much more expensive to fix. And half the stuff you can't fix yourself, because you don't have $500,000 in Diagnostic equipment. At $35,000 as the average price for a...
    46 replies | 958 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 06:24 PM
    If you didn't start out with well seasoned wood to make a stock, you may as well figure on starting over. An uncured stock will warp, twist, and do all kinds of nasty things if you expect the rifle to group. If you used Truoil too heavily, it...
    22 replies | 415 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 05:27 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Auto Parts Cost Rant in Our Town
    Technology is not our friend. It makes everything more expensive to buy and much more expensive to fix. And half the stuff you can't fix yourself, because you don't have $500,000 in Diagnostic equipment. At $35,000 as the average price for a...
    46 replies | 958 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    09-14-2018, 06:04 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Wal-Mart screw up in Rimfire Area
    I never ask what Jesus would do. I'm Jewish, so I ask what would my old Rabbi say ? He'd ask how will you balance the scale? I went to the local Salvation Army and spent $50 bucks for Women's & little kids clothes, then stopped at the Walgreens for...
    46 replies | 2050 view(s)
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    09-14-2018, 01:05 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Volkswagen Jetta TDI in Our Town
    I was young and stupid when I bought a VW "truck". It was a pre-rabbit with a "big" (3.3'x4.4') open trunk/bed thingie. A gutless non-wonder, trans went out at 9,000miles, front end went out of alignment more often then a McDonald's hamburger is...
    43 replies | 871 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    09-13-2018, 10:27 PM
    My 1974 NM Blackhawk WAS a convertible, until some thief walked off with the 9mm cylinder while I was down range changing targets. All I remember is the LYMAN #356402 in my 9mm handloads sized .356 did not give anywhere the accuracy that the...
    26 replies | 714 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    09-13-2018, 03:32 AM
    I just read this entire post again. If you don't know how to use/work a firearm properly and are not willing to learn safely then you shouldn't have it. I learned not to point a gun at anything I was not willing to destroy or kill by the time I...
    119 replies | 13286 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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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