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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 PM
    Well I got my 44 gas checks in the mail yesterday so today it was time to make up the Nasties. Only issue that slowed me down for about 15 minutes was how I was going to seat these pointies. No real seater with this sharp of an angle and of...
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    Today, 05:28 PM
    You got that right RogerDat. One cannot have enough components.....Period..... I can remember the first time that happened after I got started in reloading, it was the summer of 86 and everyone was looking for primers and powder and non to be had....
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    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    I ran a mixed lot today. Started out with the Lee 8mm Maximum for the Swede roller, and then went on to some 450 and 500 grain 50 cal for the other Swede rollers. After all wouldn't want them to feel left out. All in all about 35 pounds worth. ...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:09 PM
    Handloader magazine had a recent article on cast bullets in the 300 Win Mag cartridge. I have it in a binder at the house but it may be on the web also.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 AM
    two coats. one coat before gas-checking and its initial sizing and one light coat afterwards and then final sized and put away in a storage until they are loaded.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:42 AM
    Great info BlackpowderSweden, I just got off the phone with Lee Precision, if you want this mold it will cost you $250 plus for one mold, and if you want two, another 250.00 Smackeroos. Can't say I'm impress with Lee Precision. :-(
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 AM
    Check your PM messages. Potentially an Interest. 17 or 12 rifling twist rate?
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:51 AM
    One of Kansas' proudest sons. We're losing those guys so fast now.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 07:37 PM
    Col4570, Nice looking roller there. Are you sizing your boolits or shooting them as cast?
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    06-20-2018, 05:42 PM
    Just love the 16 gauge. Here's a late day bump. Someone should grab this, these kind of parts are real hard to get.
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    06-20-2018, 05:36 PM
    This is my Wal Mart special, got it for less than ten bucks, works great. Been using same pieces for about 5 years now, holding up good. I dry my pins in the oven at night, turn it up to 250 and put the pins in and close the door, and turn oven off....
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    06-20-2018, 05:12 PM
    Dusty Ed, I hope it wasn't too hard. I bought one from them years ago, back in 12, just haven't gotten around to installing it yet, how hard was it to get it wired up and didn't you have to like weld some kind of nut or something to the pot to...
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    06-20-2018, 03:57 PM
    Koger, you need IMHO one or the other, or some 50-90 brass. It just depends on how many steps you want to have in the process from start to finish. The 50 anything from Winchester is going to mean you have to reduce the size of the base, the 348 Win...
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    06-20-2018, 02:48 PM
    bruce drake replied to a thread FN-49 8mm FS in Swappin & Sellin
    Would you be interested in a M96 Swedish Mauser in 6.5x55 in the same NRA grade as a trade option? I can also provide dies and new brass. Also willing to travel to do a Face to Face transfer on my 03FFL. I'm at the office but I can upload photos...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 01:37 PM
    I sized the .515 boolits down to .510 in a push thru lee sizer die. I then after running the 50 Alaskan brass thru a 50-70 FL sizing die trimmed it to 42mm. I then just expanded the mouth of the case just enough to seat the boolit (450gr.) to proper...
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    06-20-2018, 08:44 AM
    We just had to put down a Shi-Tzu we had for almost 15 years and he was an adult when I got him, no telling how old he was. In his day, he was a very spirited good little dog, but I never noticed much in the way of predatory instinct like that. ...
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    06-19-2018, 08:12 PM
    Ponsness Warren.........Just got to love these old work horses, the finest shotshell reloading machine on the market. Saw this older thread, I love reloading, both rifle, handgun or shotshells. These units are hard to find sometimes without...
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    06-19-2018, 08:43 AM
    Is a Schi-Weenie a Chihuahua and Daschund mix? Oughta be a fun little girl to have around. I've been seeing an awful lot of doves lately, I've never really hunted them before, but I think I'll give it a try this year when the season opens up.
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    06-19-2018, 07:55 AM
    It's good to have you back. Strokes are scary things. God was definitely watching over you, he still has plans for you.
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    06-18-2018, 09:50 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Dead rabbit in Our Town
    Well, I wasn't about to touch it. I went out of town for an overnight and when I got back, not a sign of it, so most likely a coyote found it and carried it off. We actually got enough rain this evening to do some good, it was crazy dry and...
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    06-18-2018, 06:52 PM
    Very nice!
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 10:12 PM
    Trying to seat a 71gr bullet in a 32ACP case with a seater designed for a 32 S&W Magnum may be possible if you crank that seater all the way down and then some more after that... Buy a Lee Die Set for 32ACP. It won't break the bank and you'll...
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    06-16-2018, 08:02 PM
    AbitNutz. sure would be interested in some images of the cartridge that you worked on. Sounds like you took on the challenge and came out the winner.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 07:52 PM
    Well after casting up a small pile yesterday in the kitchen I am going to load them up in some new brass thats been waiting to become cartridges. Did about half of them today and will finish up the other half tomorrow. No sense getting in a hurry to...
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    06-16-2018, 09:07 AM
    It's good stuff for black powder shooting. We have an early muzzle loader season in September and there have been times Bore Butter is pretty much a liquid when it gets warm. Perhaps mixing it with some wax might firm it up some.
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    06-16-2018, 09:00 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Dead rabbit in Our Town
    I'll stay alert to it. We live out in the sticks, no high speed road where he could have been hit by a car. No poisons or chemicals around and nothing like that ever dies of old age and such in the wild. Just curious. I have one outside the...
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    06-16-2018, 08:54 AM
    Interesting. Why do they shoot cormorants? Are they harmful in some way? I guess I don't know much about them.
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    06-16-2018, 08:41 AM
    richhodg66 started a thread Dead rabbit in Our Town
    I went out to shoot some .38 Specials yesterday morning and there was a dead rabbit lying right on the 25 yard line which wasn't there the evening before. Near as I could tell, not a mark on it and otherwise seemed healthy, not starved, fur looked...
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    06-16-2018, 07:27 AM
    We live in the country and some mice chewed wiring in the wife's car which had to be replaced. Had a big, friendly tom cat adopt us for a couple of years and that helped having him around. Nicest guy around to people and dogs, but lethal as all...
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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