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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Today, 10:10 AM
    Funny how brand loyalties work. There are some aspects of life where I am pretty brand loyal, but not reloading. I have a lot of stuff, molds, dies, presses, scales, sizer lubers, trimmers, etc., and they run the whole gamut of makers. And...
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    Today, 08:32 AM
    My old Savage 110 in .223 is definitely a long action, I think Savage only made one length back then. Works fine and has always been a good shooter. No short bolt stop, it travels the full length back.
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    Today, 08:28 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Prilosec in Our Town
    I was taking the OTC Nexium daily and it works. Prior to that, I drank a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water daily and it seems to help too. A few months ago, I heard about some health benefits of taking coconut oil...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 AM
    Well my project was to start cutting out loading blocks using the CNC router we have at work. Coding all the programs took about three days and we started to run our first 5x10 sheets yesterday. Still have about a week to go and then some of these...
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    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    I'd likely opt for a 20 gauge in something like this. I bought an old Mossberg 835 a few years ago that I can use if I ever need a cannon, it'll fill that role better than most shotguns anyway. I've begun really appreciating guns that are light...
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    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
    Keith, well just a side note since you mentioned making your own lube. I'm becoming a Vendor Sponsor. One of the products we are making is a CNC base that is cut to fit a section of schedule 40 PVC and a 3/8th inch length of aluminum rod for the...
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    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    I really don't think it's a reloading press. Maybe some other kind of specialized tool. Whatever it is, it is getting bid up quickly.
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    Yesterday, 02:35 PM
    Thought this would have been gone by now. Bump.
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    07-14-2019, 10:18 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Half Moon Club in Our Town
    I've done this twice. Once while zeroing a scoped 12 gauge slug gun, then again years later with a Remington 700 in .35 Whelen. I have become rather recoil averse the past few years. The heavy recoil in unnecessary for anything I am likely to...
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    07-14-2019, 09:38 PM
    I'm not a big shotgunner, but have been messing with them more the past few years. Considering trading a few off and getting one of these. I really liked the handling characteristics and light weight. Is recoil oppressive as light as they are?
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    07-14-2019, 07:41 PM
    Went to the Gibsons out in Clay Center today and looked at the guns. They had several of these; over unders made in Turkey and imported by an outfit in S.C. They are nice looking guns, very light and have choke tubes in them. Cost a little...
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    07-14-2019, 07:33 PM
    I can count at least 30 of those linotype pigs there. Assuming they weigh 22 pounds each which seems standard for them, it comes out to nearly 700 pounds. At 10 cents a pound for clean linotype, I'd say you did very, very well.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    07-14-2019, 05:04 PM
    Keith, I fill the pot kinda on what I'm casting, and how many boolits I plan on making. But, it will hit 800 even when I fill it up all the way. So, if yours is not doing it, call Eric at Magma and let him know and I'm sure he will take care of the...
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    07-14-2019, 04:49 PM
    Those look like lino type pigs to me. You got an awesome deal. That stuff will alloy about three parts of soft lead to one part of lion, doing the rough math sounds like you will be in casting alloy for a very long time.
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    07-14-2019, 04:43 PM
    Best boots I ever had were a pair the Army issued me when I was a cadet, the old regular lace ones that had the zig-zag pattern sole and cuts at the ankle to allow a little flew (they shined up real well too). I wore them some, but the first time...
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    07-14-2019, 09:31 AM
    Dad had one for quite a while when I was a kid chambered in .30-40 KRag. Wish he had kept it. Personally, I can't think of a better chambering, call me old school, but a cartridge for a single shot should have a rim on it. A .30-30 or .25-35...
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    07-14-2019, 09:21 AM
    Among many other things I got from Dad was a box of those old Lee priming tools and a whole bunch of shell holders, many still new in the package. I like them too. I plan to set one up for each caliber I reload a lot and use them, so far only...
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    07-13-2019, 10:10 PM
    I don't like Lee bottle neck dies but have come to prefer theirs for straight walled ones. I like the powder through expander set up. I like the case length gauge trimmers. I use them a lot. Started with a Lee ten pound pot and fought with...
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    07-13-2019, 09:45 PM
    Getting them soaking wet and wearing them until they dry is still the best method. Neatsfoot oil was the best softener I ever tried is they still make it.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    07-13-2019, 04:04 PM
    Keith, if it's possible I would opt for no extension at all. I'd want to plug the pot directly into the outlet. That's what I do, and I also have a 1000 degree thermometer that I keep in the pot. Make a holder from a flat strip of metal, two holes,...
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    07-12-2019, 04:01 AM
    Keith, post some images of your modified shelf in brighter light if you can. Those sound like nice improvements.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    07-11-2019, 11:46 PM
    Thanks! I'm going to be tempted to grab those two shotgun presses the guy has. I don't load shot gun shells much and the Lee Load Alls are adequate for what I do. Hoping Monday or Tuesday to have a good deal closed.
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    07-11-2019, 11:44 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Go-RILLA tape! in Our Town
    After reading this thread, I went to Wal Mart this evening and picked up a roll. Somehow, a big hole developed in the clipping bag on my push mower, gonna see if this stuff will patch it easily
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    07-11-2019, 10:59 PM
    I have to go out of town tomorrow for a couple of days, but when I get back, I think I'm gonna make a trip down there and get it if he still has it. I could set that up in .45 Colt of .38 Special and dedicate it to one caliber I shoot a lot.
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    07-11-2019, 10:48 PM
    I like the idea of using spring stock. I'm going to pursue this soft primers and neck sized brass route for now, but if I decide to go internal on it, I'll probably be asking you some more questions about how to go about it.
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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