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    Today, 06:16 PM
    If it was me... I would remove the existing adjustable sight and file/grind a piece of bar stock or aluminum to fit the existing sight slot and utilize the same screw. I would would then groove the fabricated piece for a rear sight. I would not...
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    Today, 03:47 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread arbor press? in Our Town
    I didn't really modify one. Mine is a old used Dake (made in USA) that I got at a scrap iron yard, I cleaned it up and since it came without a Anvil plate, I made a custom Anvil from two 3/8 steel plates, to hold a FCIII gas check die.
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    Today, 03:41 PM
    I am a member of a UK based internet forum about self-sufficient living. Very few members from the US, so I just chose to use "Minnesota" as a user one else there from Minnesota. Most everyone on that forum post in their profile,...
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    Today, 03:35 PM
    I get a phone call from a stranger. he asks, "is this Jon?" I say, "yes." He says, "it was real difficult finding you, I lost the piece of paper you gave me with your contact info at the local gunshow." I ask, "How did you get my ph...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 11:41 AM
    I totally agree. and I'll add, a deformed boolit will still be accurate enough at short range. But once you start shooting past 25 yards the poor accuracy will be obvious.
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    Today, 11:21 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Headlights in Our Town
    A few days ago, looking at my "yellowed" plastic headlight lenses on my Toyota, which I posted about previously (the polishing compound treatment lasted about 1 or 2 years?). I decided to read up and try the "DW OFF" (Deep Woods OFF insect spray)...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 11:04 AM
    I left a lot of cars with high speed tire vibration!
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    Today, 10:52 AM
    I've always used my name or an abbreviated version of my name on the internet, as well as using my State and town and or an easy to decipher slogan for such. I've always been an "open book" type (Extrovert). I've known many people who are much...
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  • 2ndAmendmentNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    I recommend using current load data. I have not seen any load data for the 45-70 and 2400 in current online sources or load manuals. I personally use RX7. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    Very cool! I like the way it pokes the empty cases up. Perfect action for a hand loader. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 11:17 PM
    I like the Bruce B method, cast like crazy and when you start getting tears touch the sprue plate to a damp sponge, cut and move on. I cast about 900 45 230 grain after a half days work today, haven't sorted yet but bet less than 5 % will reject, if...
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  • 2ndAmendmentNut's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 09:10 PM
    Better than a Marlin. Henrys do not have the dumb cross bolt safety. Besides the current junk cranked out by Remington is not a Marlin either. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • 2ndAmendmentNut's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 09:06 PM
    Henry makes a sold rifle, but like many I am not interested because of the lack of a loading gate. If Henry started making rifles with a loading gate I would be interested in one of their 45-70s, and 357s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    10-16-2017, 08:23 PM
    2ndAmendmentNut replied to a thread Stupid Cat!! in Our Town
    Ouch... $600??? Thatís wild. My parents have a cat that has probably been slammed in the door every day of its life. Dumb thing just doesnít learn and insists on darting in at the last second. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • 2ndAmendmentNut's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 11:19 AM
    I usually wet my AR bolts with CLP and lightly grease the rails. Leave the forward assist alone, if you really do have a chambering issue the FA will only make it worse. Try shooting a single round with an empty mag. If the bolt fails to lock...
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    10-16-2017, 11:05 AM
    Texas. Just about any city that isnít Austin. No state income tax. Homeschool friendly. Iím partial to the Hill Country area around Bandera and Kerrville. I thought Gonzales county was beautiful too on the couple of occasions I have been there....
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    10-14-2017, 04:34 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread I hate you all in Cast Boolits
    All at Castboolits like to spread the love, enjoy!:drinks:
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    10-14-2017, 11:22 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread First time Grandpa in Our Town
    Congratulations, now spoil her!:-)
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    10-13-2017, 01:50 PM
    look here..........
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    10-12-2017, 10:48 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Strange package in Our Town
    gee, Now I kinda wish I had a wife, so she could open suspicious boxes and such, LOL [smilie=1:
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    10-12-2017, 07:33 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Deer in Swaging
    Nice buck! Sounds like you had fun dragging and loading:kidding: Congratulations nice:drinks:
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-12-2017, 05:41 PM
    Our vendors here provide some quality lead alloys. I'd order from them before I'd risk getting some stuff on fleabay. Also, put out the word to your friends and family, you'll be surprised what others may have laying around and just want to get...
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    10-12-2017, 05:37 PM
    I wonder if I log into Midway's website and put this coffee table book into the cart and then log out, if that will be enough of a hint for a Christmas present?
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-12-2017, 05:26 PM
    If this happened to me, and this new dealer was remorseful as you said, I'd take the full refund and not accept the holster. Then I'd remove the FB post if he requested that. I'd probably still go to this fella's shop, but would be leery about...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-12-2017, 05:05 PM
    Yes, I do as Mary does, but I just resmelt it during the next smelting session with whatever amount I have saved up. It could...but if you just save it in soup cans or such, then just process it with other scrap lead, then I can't imagine you...
    28 replies | 1340 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
GC Gas Check