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    Yesterday, 10:06 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Wife had a flat in Our Town
    There are still good people in the world. I've stopped to help lots of people and my Wife has had a few to stop and help her. I don't think its just a Southern thing but it does make me proud to know that the men in the South are keeping the...
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    11-20-2019, 11:08 AM
    I've dropped the Dawn in favor of automotive wash and wax. This leaves a film that keeps the super clean brass from tarnishing as quickly.
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    11-20-2019, 11:05 AM
    This is pretty much where I am at. I've used most of the trimmers on the market and like the Wilson the best. Once you develop a technique its just as fast as the other rotary trimmers. I liked the universal case holder on the Lyman but the...
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    11-20-2019, 10:29 AM
    I'll 2nd the suggestion of drilling the handle and using a roll pin. But I do have a drawer full of roll pins and I would have to purchase a tube of JB.
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    11-20-2019, 10:25 AM
    They were pretty common. I doubt that they will get much attention from collectors. I value mine because it belonged to my Grandfather who got me into reloading and casting. They do have a certain "cool" factor!
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    11-20-2019, 10:15 AM
    I use a Lyman "M" die for the few rifle cases that I shoot cast bullets in.
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    11-20-2019, 10:10 AM
    I have what I call my "working batch" of ammo for my handguns. This is a batch of a few (or several) thousand cases that I load with a proven favorite load. I try to keep enough cast bullets on hand to load these "working batches" as soon an they...
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    11-20-2019, 09:59 AM
    When I'm ask to load ammo for others I tell them to buy the components and come over and I'll help them. This is usually the end of it but occasionally someone does and gets interested enough to start loading. I don't like to shoot other peoples...
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    11-20-2019, 09:26 AM
    Thanks for the suggestions for what to do with backstraps. Mr Smale, I like venison roasts, stew, steaks and burger. That, provided it's cooked very done, the same as I like beef. I don't like pink, or juicy meat. I like venison when it's...
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    11-19-2019, 11:00 PM
    Ask at tire stores, mechanic shops, wrecking yards, scrap yards, ect. The smaller tire stores and scrap yards have been more productive for me. Don't laugh, but if you get your exercise from walking, running or riding a bike look along the curbs at...
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    11-19-2019, 10:52 PM
    Most of my molds are 2 or 4 cavity iron. My 2 newest are 2 cavity aluminum. My dream mold would be made of stainless and be 4 cavities.
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    11-19-2019, 10:30 PM
    Like many of you, my first fillings were done without any anesthetic and I quickly learned to hate going to the dentist. The best part of those visits was his Hot Daughter that was my age! Fortunately I learned to brush and floss regularly. Modern...
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    11-19-2019, 06:29 PM
    I just received my 2nd new Accurate mold. It a 9mm, a 35-125C 4 cavity aluminum mold. Like the other one, its beautifully made. The quoted turn around time of 3 weeks was only a little over 1 week.
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    11-19-2019, 05:57 PM
    I generally loose about 10 - 12% to clips on sorted weights.
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    11-17-2019, 09:08 PM
    I enjoy sharpening knives with an Arkansas stone. I use DMT diamond sharpeners too with good satisfaction. I only use a carborundum stone for every dull knives, or between filing and an Arkansas stone. I like sharpening this way, the old way. ...
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    11-16-2019, 02:23 PM
    I'll take this: 4. 450 50AE cases (mixed HS) wet tumbled shiny - ($75 Shipped) PM on the way!
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    11-16-2019, 08:47 AM
    I had the wife batter and fry some thin pieces of the backstrap and it was better but not great. I put a round roast in the crock last night. Was good this morning for breakfast. I'm going to cook some steaks over fire, so I'll test a piece...
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    11-16-2019, 08:41 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Unfired Rifles in Factory Rifles
    I once had an apache model nylon 66 that was unfired. I bought it off a friend that bought it new. It was about 2 weeks before I fired it. I had a colt junior in 25 acp that was unfired too, about a day or so. Both jammed and I traded them...
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    11-15-2019, 11:08 PM
    Thanks for the replies. Everyone says backstraps are the best but I've never liked them. I don't like the texture mostly. I wouldn't say they are gamey or wild tasting, that's words I'd reserve for bad deer meat. The neck roast I made, tasted...
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    11-15-2019, 09:33 PM
    I'll take this: 3. LYMAN 452374. 225 GRAIN RN 2 CAVITY IN PERFECT CONDITION W/ ORANGE BOX. $ 40.00 PM on the way
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    11-15-2019, 08:19 PM
    I cut a piece and had the wife cook it with onion like steak. Kinda mushy, didn't get no smaller with chewing, too flavorful for my taste. I don't like the flavor of deer if it's the least bit strong. I remove all fat and as much connective...
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    11-15-2019, 08:00 PM
    We like garlic pepper seasoning for meat. Only place we've seen it is dollar general. It's good as a rub on steak both beef and venison.
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    11-15-2019, 07:48 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Books in Pay It Forward
    Good score Walks, that's right up my alley.
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    11-15-2019, 01:00 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Cleaning a ladle in Casting Equipment
    Thanks country gent. And thanks everyone for the ideas.
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    11-15-2019, 12:50 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread First lever gun in Leverguns
    I too would like to see more pictures.
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    11-13-2019, 10:26 PM
    maxreloader replied to a thread WTS RCBS Dies in Swappin & Sellin
    If these come in the factory box I'll take: 22-308 Neck size die $20 22-308 Set damaged primer rod/no expanding ball $30 PM on the way!
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    11-13-2019, 10:22 PM
    maxreloader replied to a thread WTS: Molds in Swappin & Sellin
    LOL! Ron IS pretty fast! :bigsmyl2:
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    11-13-2019, 02:36 AM
    Heck I ain't sure I agree with it, but I sure would like one so I can assess it for myself.
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    11-12-2019, 08:54 PM
    Great find!
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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