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    07-15-2018, 01:24 AM
    If you do decide to list them here, do it only in the Swappin' & Sellin' section of the forum, as sales and offers to buy aren't allowed anywhere else. Hope this helps. Fred
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    07-14-2018, 07:15 PM
    Been there, done that, with terrible accuracy. I had 1,000 of the sabots and finally ended up giving them away years ago to end my frustration at trying to hit something with them. Hope this helps. Fred
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    07-12-2018, 06:25 PM
    Good plan............
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    07-12-2018, 01:24 AM
    Nice first post. Welcome to the forum! Fred
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    07-11-2018, 11:36 AM
    When I was in college, I worked in the mail room of a moderate size newspaper, and the type setters were a short distance away from our shop. It was always hot in there, and noisy, but so was the mail room, where the papers came off the press. I...
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    07-10-2018, 05:33 PM
    I have one of the old linotype machines ingot molds. The ingots weigh right around 22 pounds or so, depending on alloy... Hope this helps. Fred
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    07-09-2018, 11:54 PM
    I know dozens of SASS shooters who use Marlins, so that market is still viable. The recent scarcity of Marlin rifles has driven the prices up, so I'm betting it will sell pretty quickly at the gun show. I know several people who are looking for...
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    07-08-2018, 10:05 PM
    Marlins don't short stroke like Winchester 73's and 66's do. As far as I know, there's only one person doing short strokes on Marlins, and it's quite expensive, so in most likelihood, it's stock. I paid $500 for my 1894 CB Carbine about 5 years...
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    07-05-2018, 11:44 PM
    A gently used Rockchucker is worth every bit of $50.00, and probably more. Besides, it has a lifetime warranty, and if something happens to it, RCBS will either repair or replace it for free. I have no experience with the Rockchucker Supreme, but...
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    06-20-2018, 10:41 PM
    Ran across an unfired JM stamped 1894 CB 20" Carbine in .45 Colt the other day. This will go with my 24" model in the same caliber that I've had for awhile. Picked this one up for $700.00.........:D
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    06-18-2018, 06:29 PM
    The water stops the brass from heating below the level of the water, but the water quenching has no bearing whatsoever on the tempering of the brass, which is what you indicated in your post. What you're doing with the water level is stopping the...
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    06-18-2018, 11:30 AM
    I size all mine at .358" for shooting through over a dozen revolvers. I have no leading problems at all with that diameter. Hope this helps. Fred
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    06-18-2018, 11:27 AM
    Brass doesn't need to be quenched when annealed, as the quenching doesn't affect the final result one way or another. The only reason people quench brass is to cool it sooner for handling, or so they don't have hot brass around their hands that...
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    06-18-2018, 11:23 AM
    I have lever wraps on over a dozen Marlin lever rifles, and not one of them has rusted. I apply a good rust preventative prior to installing the leverwrap, which probably helps, but I live on the coast about 2 miles from the beach. If any gun was...
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    06-17-2018, 07:30 PM
    Not in my experience. I use .380 brass to swage into .357" bullets. Hope this helps. Fred
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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