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    05-17-2019, 07:43 PM
    HABCAN replied to a thread Feral Pigs. in Our Town
    Qui custodet ipsos custodes? Wisdom of the centuries. Follow the money.
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    05-16-2019, 11:09 AM
    HABCAN started a thread Feral Pigs. in Our Town
    It occurs to me that strangely, at least in the 'Cowboy' states, the revival of the old British art of 'pig sticking' has not been added to the list of rodeo competitions, if not at least practiced amongst the younger set on a good cutting horse on...
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    05-15-2019, 01:37 PM
    I'll commit to $55 for the Lee Turret Press. I'll send you a PM with my address and you can reply with your PayPal information. Bruce
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    05-13-2019, 04:26 AM
    A couple of things come to mind. First, solid barriers may well have you on the wrong end of a lawsuit. If you could handle the expense, round pea gravel doesn't compact and stops a vehicle pretty rapidly where sand settles eventually. Insurance...
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    05-13-2019, 01:25 AM
    I work for a government agency that still uses COBOL programming for several of their accounting programs and mainframe systems. COBOL has been around since 1959 and has seen upgrades all the way to 2014. That said, they are starting to shift...
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    05-13-2019, 01:09 AM
    I like Venturino's articles as he shares the same interests i have in shooting cast in military rifles. Then i got to chatting with him as a Facebook friend and occasionally in a Forum message here on Cast Boolits (he is a member although he rarely...
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    05-13-2019, 12:31 AM
    I shoot a 7x57 chambered M1 Garand with 150gr Lyman Louverin design sized at .285." with 30.1gr of IMR4895 at 2100fps. Its a lighter bullet than your requested load data and I'm building load for a semi-auto versus your bolt action but it's an idea...
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    05-10-2019, 01:01 PM
    very jealous! Awesome project you have going on. Bruce
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    05-08-2019, 03:05 PM
    Considering the age and potential use of the rifle, I'd recommend using 303 British loads as the cartridges are almost identical except for the rim shape. :)
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    05-05-2019, 10:46 PM
    tommag replied to a thread I love Salad!! in Cookin' Recipe's
    I love a good ceasar salad with homemade dressing (complete with coddled eggs and anchovies). Some of the bottles ceasar dressings come close, but not quite.
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    05-04-2019, 09:41 PM
    fossils? I have a windows 3.11/DOS 6.22 (AMD 100MHz processor with 16MB of memory and a 125MB hard drive) running offline in the garage that works 100% of the time, every time when I power it up. I still prefer this system for several legacy...
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    05-04-2019, 07:44 PM
    Since discovering the .400 Corbon cartridge, my .45 ACP 5" barrels for my 1911 pistols have been sitting in a drawer on the gun bench. Shooting a little less lead at a bit faster velocity seems to meet my desired goals as I age. ...
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    05-03-2019, 10:46 AM
    Who makes the dies and reamer after its rebored to 35 caliber?
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    05-02-2019, 09:04 AM
    tommag replied to a thread Martini Cadet conversion in Our Town
    In making 357 max rimless from 223 brass, I found that the body of the 223 was about .006 smaller diameter than the 357. I don't know how much of an issue that would be for you if you used 300bo dies.
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    04-29-2019, 01:11 PM
    Tinsnips, this is NOT a flame, and I'm sure the gurus don't mind answering newbie's questions. I sure don't if I have an answer, but I for one wish you'd just 'done it' and reported results. There's so much of that becoming common here! This site...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    04-25-2019, 12:41 AM
    Learn to shoot pistols with your offhand while your other hand heals. I do recommend not doing casting when you are one-handed. Bruce
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    04-24-2019, 10:31 PM
    tommag replied to a thread Linux advice? in Our Town
    I have to use my laptop for sending scanned files, so I bought a used Toshiba satellite laptop to experiment with until I get everything up and running. You guys have gotten my confidence level up! I'll try it in the morning. Thanks all!
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    04-24-2019, 09:01 PM
    tommag replied to a thread Linux advice? in Our Town
    Rancher1913, I had problems with wine running ql and my old scanner. The Brother scanner I have now works directly with linux, so I only need to make ql work with linux and I can't see a need for windows.
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    04-24-2019, 08:59 PM
    tommag replied to a thread Linux advice? in Our Town
    Nueces5, that is my goal, to get away from windows when I can make it work. Also, nice to see you over there.
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    04-24-2019, 08:27 PM
    I was thinking it might be an Asperly Aimless trigger counter weight.
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    04-24-2019, 01:57 PM
    tommag replied to a thread Linux advice? in Our Town
    Maybe I need to look at mint again. I'm a computer ignoramus and probably installed it wrong.
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    04-24-2019, 01:40 PM
    tommag replied to a thread Linux advice? in Our Town
    Thank you. I had to read up a bit on the LTS thing. It looks like 18.04 is the newest LTS version.
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    04-24-2019, 12:16 PM
    tommag started a thread Linux advice? in Our Town
    Sometime back, I installed ubuntu on my laptop in a dual boot with windows. Some one suggested mint and I tried that. Unfortunately, mint wiped out whatever version of windows I had. I paid a guy to fix it for me and he installed windows 7 pro. ...
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    04-23-2019, 10:36 PM Yep. we've got a thread for that! ;)
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    04-21-2019, 11:20 PM
    I cull them out of my range sweeps and then reform them to .400 Corbon so that they'll never be used for 45ACP cases again and my higher pressure 400 CorBon loads have a cartridge case with just a touch more brass in the head. So if you want to...
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    04-21-2019, 06:56 PM
    I once owned a Destroyer Carbine in 9mm Largo that I used to use Lyman's 356402 Truncated Cone bullet with but mostly it was for rolling cans/dirt clods at the range. That same bullet and load in my Star Super will rip the center out of a target...
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    04-20-2019, 10:21 PM
    I saw an old Ideal bullet mold on Ebay today that is a 165gr .319 rounded flatnose, flat base lead bullet that was originally designed for the early 8x57 (pre-K98 .318" barrels) and other early 8mm rifles. Should be easy sizing down for that .318...
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    04-20-2019, 10:08 PM
    I had the same problem with WC846 (Surplus BLC2) & H335 in my 6.5x50 Arisaka and 303 British rifles in cold weather and with reduced load cast bullets. I will line right up with Outpost75 and jimb16 on reduced ball powder loadings not igniting well...
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    04-20-2019, 08:30 PM
    bruce drake replied to a thread 224 Valkyrie in Our Town
    Texans have been hunting deer and hogs with 22 caliber wildcats for years. I've got a 22 Wildcat rifle based off the 6mm Remington case that I rechambered a 22-250 barrel with a 1-14" twist barrel too a year back. I shoot paper with it so I don't...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    04-20-2019, 07:38 PM
    Ruger makes a great 22LR semi-auto for trapline work if anyone can't handle an aluminum frame revolver from them ;) Bruce
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When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."


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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
GC Gas Check