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    Today, 06:14 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Too much ammo in Our Town
    What are those funny looking coppery things loaded into all that brass? Since I got a place of my own to shoot, I'm shooting more, seems hard to find the time to reload as much as I'd like. During Winter when I don't have day light after work, I...
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    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    I cull them out of my range sweeps and then reform them to .400 Corbon so that they'll never be used for 45ACP cases again and my higher pressure 400 CorBon loads have a cartridge case with just a touch more brass in the head. So if you want to...
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    Yesterday, 07:54 PM
    A couple of months ago, I impulse bought another Savage 219 and like it a lot, turned out to be quite a good shooter with various cast. The barrel was drilled and tapped for a scope so that helps. Anyway, looking around, between the son and I we...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:56 PM
    I once owned a Destroyer Carbine in 9mm Largo that I used to use Lyman's 356402 Truncated Cone bullet with but mostly it was for rolling cans/dirt clods at the range. That same bullet and load in my Star Super will rip the center out of a target...
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    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    True as far as the tools change with technology. I'm old school by virtue of my age and era. In 1971 there were not many choices of quality small reliable defense capable handguns that were not based on revolver design. Most of the small automatics...
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    Yesterday, 11:17 AM
    This is a stand alone die made by RCBS for the sole purpose of seating and applying a tapered crimp only. Does anyone know if it can be used to apply a tapered crimp on a 380 acp cartridge? Thanks.
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    Yesterday, 10:34 AM
    Yes. Thus was the first handgun I owned. I was pretty ticked when it was stolen, since I felt sure who did it, but had no proof so could not get a search warrant issued. I think I kept the second mag as a reminder about human nature an even seemly...
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    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    Got a Browning 10/71 back in 1972 but lost it in a burglary in 75. I never got rid of the second magazine all these years. Came across another one recently an said why not, now I can put that second mag to good use after 44 years. Many have never...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    04-20-2019, 10:21 PM
    I saw an old Ideal bullet mold on Ebay today that is a 165gr .319 rounded flatnose, flat base lead bullet that was originally designed for the early 8x57 (pre-K98 .318" barrels) and other early 8mm rifles. Should be easy sizing down for that .318...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    04-20-2019, 10:08 PM
    I had the same problem with WC846 (Surplus BLC2) & H335 in my 6.5x50 Arisaka and 303 British rifles in cold weather and with reduced load cast bullets. I will line right up with Outpost75 and jimb16 on reduced ball powder loadings not igniting well...
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    04-20-2019, 08:30 PM
    bruce drake replied to a thread 224 Valkyrie in Our Town
    Texans have been hunting deer and hogs with 22 caliber wildcats for years. I've got a 22 Wildcat rifle based off the 6mm Remington case that I rechambered a 22-250 barrel with a 1-14" twist barrel too a year back. I shoot paper with it so I don't...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    04-20-2019, 08:13 PM
    I just used up the last two or three ounces in a can I got in my Dad's stuff. Looked OK, had load data for .38 Special and a bunch of bullets and cases lying around. Took about 170 rounds to use it up. Good stuff, metered well and accuracy was...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    04-20-2019, 07:38 PM
    Ruger makes a great 22LR semi-auto for trapline work if anyone can't handle an aluminum frame revolver from them ;) Bruce
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    04-20-2019, 01:54 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Turkey hunters in Our Town
    Nice! I have never turkey hunted and have always meant to eventually take it up. We sure do have a lot of them around here.
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    04-19-2019, 12:20 PM
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    04-17-2019, 09:31 PM
    The first "small bore" cast bullet deer I killed was with my 340 (actually, a Sears named Savage 340). Used an old Ideal mold of the 31141 and 25 grains of the B-West BW 36 powder that burned like 3031. Good load that shot well in mine.
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    04-17-2019, 06:32 AM
    Been living in north central Kansas about 25 years now, came here from Anchorage. Funny, right from get go, we saw hundreds more bald eagles in Kansas than in Alaska, they are all over the place in the coves of the rocky lake we lived by. Besides...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    04-16-2019, 09:54 PM
    Interesting. I would think the two smaller weight wadcutters would provide the bet chance of "accuracy" but if we are being honest, you are just really looking at something to hit a bad guy at under 5 yards. so if one of the bullets are tumbling...
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    04-16-2019, 09:30 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread HAndloads.com? in Our Town
    Tried clicking on the old link in my favorites and instead of coming up with "page unavailable" like it has been for a while, there was a Microsoft page that suggests that the domain is available(?) Guess it's gone for good this time. Gonna miss...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    04-16-2019, 03:39 PM
    There are newer threads addressing the old rollers.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    04-15-2019, 11:21 PM
    Here we go; http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/lead-kills-1st-yellowstone-golden-eagle-fitted-with-tracker/ar-BBVXP1E?li=BBnbfcL
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    04-15-2019, 10:55 PM
    A 1983 Kawasaki KZ1100 LTD. Beat up, but had all the Vetter fairing and bags. I've just about gotten out of riding the past few years, still have my KLR 650 which I'll probably keep til I die and my Triumph Bonneville. Didn't even get the Bonnie...
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    04-15-2019, 07:55 PM
    Mine is a good shooter with every cast load I ever shot in it, it's never seen a jacketed bullet since I've owned it. They're better rifles than they are given credit for and I haven't seen a decent one any cheaper than $225 in a while. By the...
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    04-15-2019, 07:41 PM
    I went up in it about 20 years ago when the wife and I went to Paris. Impressive. Very sad day to see it destroyed like that.
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    04-15-2019, 07:39 PM
    We keep a bone stock one with a scope loaded next to the door for whatever varmints are about. I think it's an 80's vintage one. Always been accurate for me, trigger is acceptable. Most reliable .22 auto loader ever with possible exception of the...
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    04-15-2019, 07:03 AM
    richhodg66 started a thread Prayers for Gary in Our Chapel
    Wouldn't say he's been a close friend, but I've known him a long time, active guy in our little town who had two daughters close to my two son's ages so I've had a good bit of contact with him over the years. Anyway, he's been fighting leukemia for...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    04-14-2019, 10:13 PM
    I'll take them! Send me a PM with your address and i'll put payment in the mail tomorrow. Bruce
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  • MOA's Avatar
    04-13-2019, 05:19 PM
    Thx bdicki, I'll add it to the cabinet.
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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
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