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    Today, 01:53 AM
    A short length of 4x4 would be about perfect for an apartment dweller. Also be handy for other things occasionally. Probably get by with flipping over a chair or table and hitting it against the end grain of the leg. Maybe a brick would...
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    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    Yoke and cylinder will stay put without the screw as long as the cylinder is locked in the frame. So if the screw fell out the gun would still fire in other words.
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    Yesterday, 09:29 PM
    With the front screw out of the side plate, have you figured out you can remove the yoke and cylinder. No need to remove the side plate.
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    Yesterday, 05:52 PM
    I have 100 pounds of salt. A few extra of other things.
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    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    I'll take number 8
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    Yesterday, 05:07 PM
    Too much crimp will bulge the case at the top, but as long as you can get it chambered it will be safe to fire. I've fired some that I had to push into the chambers. Just back off the crimp a smidge. Another thing you can do, is bump that round...
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    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    If your cases are getting trimmed shorter you just about have to be having some wear to the tool. Either the guide pin or on the stud/shellholder. In the past I have used Lee trimmers a lot and I have several that show a measurable amount of wear. ...
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    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    Same thing here! I have not messed with range lead since the beginning of my casting carreer but back then I just picked it up off of the backstop. I could fill a 5 gallon bucket in an hour or less. I always thought it was cool to find nearly...
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    Yesterday, 01:26 PM
    I built a shallow wooden box with a divider in it and I have my lead pot set up in one side and have a folded towel in the other side for a landing zone. 33% is not bad for the first try but with some practice you can beat it. I'm with Larry, clean...
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    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    lightman replied to a thread drink up in Our Town
    I'm a beer guy so I'll just have to enjoy one or two before the day is over. I'm really a "hop head" and my "go to beer" is usually an IPA. I like lots of other styles too, but you will most often see me with an IPA.
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    Yesterday, 01:13 PM
    I would not leave a gun in a cabin around here. I've belonged to two deer clubs in the last 45 years. One of them was just off of a gravel county road that was a favorite route between a dry college town and the closest liquor store. We were broken...
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    Yesterday, 12:36 PM
    I'm glad you were only stung once. You were very lucky. They can be pretty mean when they are disturbed. I have a few nest that I have captured over the years that are hanging in the deer club house.
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    Yesterday, 12:31 PM
    Brass, bullets, both cast and jacketed and lead are ok to mail. The items are heavy so package it well, as posted above.
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    Yesterday, 12:25 PM
    There is a Remington ammunition plant about 20 miles up the road from me. They are one of the biggest employers in the area and one of the better places to work. Or they were. I know several people that work there. Local rumors said they would close...
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    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    lightman replied to a thread whats the deal in Our Town
    Evertime we have one of these panic shortages components, ammo and loading equipment gets scarce. Bedbugbilly said it about as well as can be said. This shortage is different than the past ones in that not only are people panicking and buying but a...
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    Yesterday, 09:04 AM
    The crimp looks okay to me. If they chamber, it should be just fine. If you have too much crimp the longer cases will buckle. I trim for consistent crimp, but I also have done both loading by headstamp and loading by case longest length. ...
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    Yesterday, 03:07 AM
    It's cool to play with your dies and stuff now, but you should read the Lyman manual before making live cartridges. In fact it's imperative that you read the manual sections on powder, primers, cases, and handgun loading. Did I see you have a...
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    Yesterday, 02:54 AM
    Powder doesn't ignite unless you have a flame right on it. No reason to dump powder in a container and move the pound container elsewhere. Dump some in your cup, I use an aluminum measuring cup, and recap your container. When you're done, dump...
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    Yesterday, 02:26 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Handloader magazine in Our Town
    I would collect them if I had some other than new ones. I do collect handloader digest, gun digest, and now, guns and ammo annuals. Not only do I collect them, I read them.
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    09-27-2020, 11:49 PM
    I generally don't use duct tape. When I do I just buy some from Walmart. I ran across a roll of tyvek sealing tape. I ain't tried it yet but it looks to be just the ticket for patching a tear in a tarp or plastic.
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    09-27-2020, 11:35 PM
    Glad for you. Wasn't nearly as hard after having done it as it seemed to be huh?
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    09-27-2020, 09:46 PM
    I do the same thing except that I use a loading tray. I'll also tumble 38's and 357's in with the 9's and 380's if I don't have a full load.
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    09-27-2020, 05:50 PM
    I've melted a lot of stick-on weights. I just load the pot and fire it up. When the smoke starts rolling I'll light it. The sticky stuff burns off and leaves a small amount of ash behind to be skimmed off. Its not a lot worse than a bunch of greasy...
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    09-27-2020, 05:37 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Benchmade Knives in All about knives
    I had a 3310 OTF knife and loved it. I sold it to finance a gun purchase, but am looking for another. I had a Barrage model assisted opener. The spring assist mechanism bound up and wouldnt work smooth. The knife was bought new. I...
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    09-27-2020, 05:27 PM
    Is it possible you didn't have the pilot seated all the way in the cutter when you started?
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    09-27-2020, 12:59 AM
    You could probably just lap a smoothbore easy enough. Cleaning rod in a drill with a patch holder and a piece of cardboard covered with compound.
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    09-26-2020, 11:16 PM
    Thanks for the replies and suggestions. I fired some of the box I made up and I got minor leading consistent with the gun, reasonable accuracy, and mild recoil. I'm thinking on working a load up, in magnum cases, using bullseye, to get me in...
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    09-26-2020, 10:44 PM
    Still processing brass. I started the day by emptying the tumbler and reloading it. I sorted brass, resized brass and removed primer crimps on and off all day. I did take a break long enough to watch Georgia whop up on Arkansas! :cry:
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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