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    Today, 08:18 AM
    I was so incredibly busy when I was working that I would buy things that I would find a bargain on and put away for later. And forget about it. After I retired I started a major clean up. My closet, dresser drawers, loading room, shop, truck tool...
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    Today, 07:11 AM
    I guess I'll be the one thats different but I primed many a case on my Rockchucker before I started hand priming. And I got good results! It doesn't take much to develop a feel for it. I actually started hand priming so I could do it in the family...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    I carried a 642 a while and I had a fobus holster that I used a spell. Obviously it didn't conceal well, but worked well for round the farm.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    The 642 I had, shot point of aim with 125 grain +p ammo, it shot a little high with regular pressure ammo. It kicked a fair piece with either really. I got to where I could hit a 6" plate at 25 yards and my 2/3 IPSC at 50. It shot a little to...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:08 PM
    Well, that's a debacle.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    Like the others have said, it could be just about anything. There is not a standard that has to be followed so they are usually cast from whatever is available. I would suggest converting it into batches as large as you can handle and have a few...
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    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Mail/bushplanes dangers in Our Town
    Alaska is a beautiful place but is very unforgiving to pilots. Prayers offered for those folks and their families.
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    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Memorial Day in Our Town
    I'll be in Texas or Oklahoma shooting Prairie Dogs. One of our annual trips. The date carries over to the days before we retired where you could get a long weekend without taking vacation. Now we just keep using the same date although we have...
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    Yesterday, 12:16 PM
    That Principal sounds like a really Great Guy and a true Patriot. So many just don't have a clue. And my hat is off to your Son. As to Military service. If they served, they have my respect. I doubt that any of them have control over what or...
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    Yesterday, 11:52 AM
    All chemicals have the potential to be dangerous. You should follow the directions. Use rubber gloves when handling them, avoid contact with them, avoid breathing them. Like another poster said, common sense. I live in farming country. I have...
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    Yesterday, 01:13 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread small collection in Vintage Ammo
    Pretty neat, thanks for sharing.
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    05-21-2019, 08:26 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread 30-30 Case Life Test. in Cast Boolits
    Thanks trapper, I've not tried the unique lube yet. I've been using imperial or Hornady one shot. The one shot though, because you spray it one gets on the shoulder. I don't scrimp on it, and it'll make little dents. It's a lot faster than the...
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    05-21-2019, 07:25 PM
    A few come to mind. 22 Hornet 222 Remington 250 Savage
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    05-21-2019, 07:03 PM
    Thats a nice Linotype score! What is the total weight, about 375#or so? The Garand clip is a nice touch!
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    05-21-2019, 07:01 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread 30-30 Case Life Test. in Cast Boolits
    Thanks longpoint, it didn't occur to me to use an empty casing. I'll try that and see if it's consistent.
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    05-21-2019, 06:40 PM
    lightman replied to a thread A fine day at work... in Our Town
    I realize that those guys were our enemies but you have to respect their bravery and determination. They fought for what they believed in just like we did. Those are some really cool pictures. Thanks for posting them.
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    05-21-2019, 04:14 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread One in a billion chance in Our Town
    I was told by the folks at the local gun store that they had a 22LR roll off the counter and detonate. Couple years ago now.
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    05-21-2019, 03:56 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Mail/bushplanes dangers in Our Town
    I seen it on the news the other day. Sad for the families and friends left.
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    05-21-2019, 03:53 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread 30-30 Case Life Test. in Cast Boolits
    Thanks for the replies. 35remington, I know that less sizing will result in longer case life, all else being equal. I think I have a tight chamber and gun, and that will certainly produce different results than someone with a loose chamber...
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    05-21-2019, 09:51 AM
    Yeah, there is a scientific name for this that escapes me at the moment. I knew that it was "magical" long before I knew anything about the scientific aspect of it.
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    05-21-2019, 09:46 AM
    The only lube that I can remember aging badly was some of that old black Lyman Ideal lube. I just keep mine sealed up and in a controlled environment.
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    05-21-2019, 09:41 AM
    Lube is cheap enough that I probably would not try to use it. I would be more likely to save it for flux. But, if you want to use it, I don't see any problem doing so.
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    05-21-2019, 09:36 AM
    lightman replied to a thread One in a billion chance in Our Town
    I don't know about 1 in a billion but I bet the odds are pretty high. The primer just about had to have struck something. And I agree, this should have had a very minimal amount of danger involved. Just excitement! Probably the biggest danger was...
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    05-21-2019, 09:30 AM
    lightman replied to a thread One in a billion chance in Our Town
    Wow, talk about bringing back memories! I remember doing this as a kid myself!
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 02:33 AM
    That looks like a saeco mould half.
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    05-21-2019, 02:30 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Under rated cartridge in Factory Rifles
    I have really enjoyed this thread. I keep my vote for 30-30 and 357 magnum. Talk about big game hunting with a rifle, and all goes well until you tell them you want to use a 30-30. Same with the 357, I guess it makes no difference if it has been...
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    05-21-2019, 01:34 AM
    I went back and reread every post. Still quite interesting.
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    05-20-2019, 11:51 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Vintage Shot Shells in Vintage Ammo
    Those are neat. Thanks for the close up pic. Marked US like that, were they for training aerial gunners?
    2 replies | 109 view(s)
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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