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    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    tward replied to a thread WTS Snubby Holster in Swappin & Sellin
    David, I’ve got some 165 gr bulk Hornady flex tips for the 30-30 and or some Speer 100 gr SJs. Interested? If so let me know what you think is a fair trade. Tim:bigsmyl2:
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    03-21-2018, 07:31 PM
    I had about 80-90% success just using a Hornady full length sizing die. I used Lee sizing lube thinned with water. I ran the case about halfway into the die, then relube run the case about three quarters into the die then relube and run the case all...
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    03-20-2018, 01:42 PM
    tward started a thread Reloading in movie!!! in Our Town
    I was watching “Wind River” the other day and I couldn’t believe that they actually showed someone reloading who wasn’t a crazed mass murder(you know us Reloader really just that):bigsmyl2: it looked very realistic. He was using a RCBS auto scale...
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    03-14-2018, 02:50 PM
    Lathesmith, do you make dies for the SAECO /Cramer lube sizers? I need a .432 die to size for my Bulldog 44 Special. Thanks, Tim
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    03-13-2018, 04:12 AM
    I'm up to 3 frames, 1 G1 and 2 G2. Barrels I have, 22 Hornet, 22 lr, 22 lr match, 221fb, 222, 223, 256 win, 6.5 tcu, 30-30, 357 mag, 357 max, 44 mag and 45 colt, 45 colt/410. Most fun for me is the 256 win. You have to do it all with this puppy,...
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    03-05-2018, 06:21 PM
    Went to the range today, got a load that shots to point of aim at 50 ft. I used the MiHec 227 gr rnfp and 3.4 gr of ETR-7. Nice gentle recoil and good accuracy. I’ll also try the large HP version of this boolit also. Tim :bigsmyl2:
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    03-01-2018, 06:50 PM
    Yes, Ruger customer service is great! Sent my New Bearcat to them because it was spitting lead, also I couldn’t hit a barn wall from inside. It came back 10 days later, no more spitting and nice 11/2 in groups at 50 ft low and centered, I’m happy....
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    02-28-2018, 07:17 PM
    Went to the range with the Bulldog tried 200 gr Lee rnfp,Miha 227 gr rnfp, Lee 255 gr Swc, Keith 250 gr Swc and a 230 gr commercial TC. All were loaded with 4.0 gr Bullseye, 4.0 gr Trail Boss and 4.0gr ETR-7. I put on Pachmayr grips on the Bulldog....
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    02-27-2018, 06:27 AM
    tward replied to a thread PID Pictures in Casting Equipment
    Luis7 That is a very clean looking build! Very neat wiring job, mine looks like I used a mixer to assemble it. Tim
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    02-25-2018, 01:27 PM
    Yes, it was the Hessney auction. Tim
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    02-25-2018, 01:21 PM
    Mernickle holsters are great! Just got one for my Bearcat, great fit and finish and quick service. When you see handle and use a Mernickle you find out just how a great holster should be! Tim
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reloading since I was 12, 50 years
Rochester, NY
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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