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  • Beagle333's Avatar
    Today, 05:22 AM
    I'd bug in. My neighbors are a biker gang and from the amount they shoot on the weekends, they are practically their own militia (and they like me 8-)). I'd just stay here and join up with them. They are also on a farm and have cattle and land. I...
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    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    ...............I'd picked this mould up many moons ago and haven't even warmed it up yet. I'm in the process now of inventorying all my moulds and would like to know what this one is supposed to be. Looks like a 30/31 cal, maybe 160/180 gr RNGC. ...
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    03-15-2018, 07:10 PM
    7.5" Old Model Vaquero in .44-40 'Looks well cared for.
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    03-15-2018, 01:01 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread My USPS story. in Our Town
    ................As life continues on I've been selling of some unused firearms and other gun related odds 'n' ends the past several months. I had an 01 FFL for close to 20 years, but that was used for 'Receiving' :-) and there wasn't any shipping...
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    03-14-2018, 09:04 PM
    Okay... getting back to the family channel..... ;-) If you get the Lee .440 mold, it has a tangential cutoff sprue plate that doesn't leave a nub. It just leaves a flat spot on the ball. But really..... with the ones you have, just point the...
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    03-14-2018, 02:04 AM
    .................This is a PS: to the above, I sure wish that somehow, someway the powers that be would jump out there and re-release a flatbolt version again in original chamberings! I'd buy one or two of'em. This one is chambered 38-55 and...
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    03-14-2018, 01:51 AM
    .................Well, ya know as they say, "Back in the day", Marlin DID make lightweight versions they called (oddly enough) Light Weight models. I'd bought an old Marlin baseline model (26" oct bbl, full length mag, crescent buttplate) for a very...
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    03-14-2018, 01:13 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread New Toy in 45 Colt in Leverguns
    ................I also have one. It's a rifle, 24" octagon bbl, blued, colorcased. Steve E recommended some heavy cast slugs for it and I can also recommend them. I like the RCBS 45-270 SWC, and have also used the Lee 458-340F (lube-size...
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    03-14-2018, 12:23 AM
    ..............Looks like you have it shooting :-) Knowing how those iron sights are, that's some smart shooting and adding in the 'Match Grade Trigger' it's downright amazing at 100 yards. Nice landscape BTW. My Dad lives in Pima, AZ down the road...
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    03-13-2018, 11:46 PM
    Jealous here. Our yards are "No sale to public". :cry:
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    03-13-2018, 02:09 AM
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    03-13-2018, 01:22 AM
    Just in case, I'd use one of em, or part of it, to make up a pot of alloy and test 'er out before investing too much. I'm always skeptical of that auction site.
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    03-13-2018, 12:53 AM
    I believe those are 95/5 tin/antimony, also known as "Superflow", used for copper joints.
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    03-12-2018, 09:24 PM
    Okay, I put my money where my mouth was and gave em a tumble in my little 3# Lortone tumbler for an hour. And I stand corrected.... these little balls do NOT smash themselves flat like the bigger .540 balls that I'm used to. They do smooth out a...
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    03-12-2018, 07:23 PM
    Better yet, put em in a box in the back of your wife's car. (if she accelerates and brakes like mine, it'll only take two days!) LOL (This really does work. But pick a box big enough that your round balls only cover about 1/3 of the bottom, so...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-12-2018, 03:12 AM
    ............The actions are stout, and I've found no accuracy issue with them so long as the barrel & chamber are reasonable :-) The above is a M95 I converted to 30-40 Krag. Group fired at Winnemucca, NV. Very first 'For Effect' group...
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    03-12-2018, 01:34 AM
    Finally, it must have passed the gov't approval and is in the works. But I'm all over one of these!!!
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    03-11-2018, 11:32 AM
    Most just load it sprue facing up. There are some who will put them in their tumbler to smooth them out, but I think nearly all just shoot it sprue first. I haven't read any test that showed that it affected the ball's flight at all.
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    03-11-2018, 12:13 AM
    This particular lead was from a couple of roof vents that somebody gave me because they knew I cast. They found em in an old shed on their property and were going to toss them, but the woman said "Wait, I know a guy who shoots one of them old guns...
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    03-11-2018, 12:00 AM
    ..............The triggers on these things aren't really conducive to letting the user make adjustments. They're not hung on a pivot pin, and their mechanical advantage isn't great. In addition if the sear surfaces aren't parallel you'll find (watch...
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    03-10-2018, 08:52 AM
    I only clean them when it is a batch that somebody gave me, or if I have already sold that mold and still want to use up those boolits. I agree that re-casting is the simplest way and guarantees clean boolits.
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  • Beagle333's Avatar
    03-09-2018, 07:52 PM
    If you'll take a check or PP, I'll take the .429 die.
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    03-09-2018, 04:40 PM
    Beagle333 replied to a thread FS - Molds in Swappin & Sellin
    Lyman 403168. Brand new. $50 plus shipping. I would like this, please.
    3 replies | 493 view(s)
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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
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