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    02-21-2019, 08:40 AM
    No_1 replied to a thread I could use it box! in Helping Hands
    Well said. Itís hard to understand the message when we donít see the facial expressions / body language associated with the conversation. Take care, Robert
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    02-20-2019, 09:39 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Siamese Mauser in Military Rifles
    I have 2, one in 30-40 Krag using a 2groove barrel and the other in 45/70. I tried to purchase one in 348 a few years back but couldnít pull together the cash on short notice. I still wonder where that one is now.
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    02-19-2019, 12:56 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread 10 years in Our Town
    I'm not sure how long I've been here, but I'm member #7.
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    02-19-2019, 08:09 AM
    Murphy replied to a thread How to Ask for Prayers in Our Chapel
    Prayers sent. Murphy
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    02-18-2019, 11:24 PM
    Back in June of 2007, I managed to score 1,400 pounds of WW's from a tire shop. I have yet to touch them, just have them tucked away in the corner of the garage. In the past few years, I know the composition of WW's have changed. Zinc, iron,...
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    02-18-2019, 12:56 PM
    Small parts can be done in your lead pot.
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    02-17-2019, 02:09 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Water drop bullets in Cast Boolits
    Lots of info if you use the search. ...
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    02-16-2019, 01:36 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread 20 GA single shot in Our Town
    I'd look for one of the old Winchester single shots.
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    02-16-2019, 01:30 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Below Zero with Cast in Cast Boolits
    I've not experimented with powder coat in cold weather, but I do know other lubes act different in cold conditions. Loads need worked up for the temperature difference.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 12:34 PM
    I would melt one down and check the temperature it melts. That should give you a reasonable idea, and maybe cast and weigh a few bullets. I have one that is so hard, I've just used it as a door stop in the shop for years.
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    02-13-2019, 12:29 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Howdy! in Our Town
    Sounds like you may be a moonshiner!
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    02-13-2019, 12:22 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Elk hunting with 8mm in Cast Boolits
    The 8mm is the incestuous little brother of the .358 win, and is one of the best cast bullet chamberings for North American hunting. I like the 220-230 weight. Drop me a pm to remind me, I may have a heavy mold I could part with.
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    02-11-2019, 01:31 PM
    Nice. Many of the high quality horns were made by black craftsmen.
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    02-11-2019, 01:27 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Size before PC in Cast Boolits
    I install gas checks and size before powder coat, and then may size them again afterwards, depending on the gun. If you are water quenching bullets, they may be harder than you want to run through a lubrisizer if you wait more than a day.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-11-2019, 01:11 PM
    I get 2170 fps with a 290 gr. That's pushing past any factory loadings for power.
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    02-09-2019, 05:54 PM
    Just something about a peep sight. Oh, now I remember. I can hit better with a peep sight than any other open sight. I have a Remington Model 510 that came with standard sights. I'm seriously considering tracking down a peep sight for it. I have no...
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    02-09-2019, 05:47 PM
    RCBS and Dillon. They rule the roost in my personal experience. In the past 40 years, there have only been 3-4 times I've ever needed anything from either of them. They came through with flying colors every time. Two years ago after many...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-09-2019, 01:22 PM
    I also agree with this.
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    02-08-2019, 10:44 PM
    My most recent experience with Sage was: Excellent products and first class service, at a fair price! What more could I want? Chuck 358wcf
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    02-06-2019, 01:05 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Thoughts on my retirement in Our Town
    It took me nearly a year and a half before I realized I don't HAVE to make or do something every day. I can sit and read, go fishing, camping, go visiting, or just poke around the property. I'm getting to like retirement more and more.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-05-2019, 12:35 PM
    You may need to peen the contact nose on the safety a few thousandths.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-03-2019, 11:48 AM
    I agree the M70 safety is by far the best. Too bad they have got so darned expensive, I have one more rifle I need to convert.
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Happily married to a wonderful woman named Pennie, owned by a cat named Thomas P. Murphy.
Idabel, Oklahoma
Shootin', pickin' and singin', and of course casting and reloading.
Local water department service personel.


If I should depart this life while defending those who cannot defend themselves, then I have died the most honorable of deaths. Marc R. Murphy '2006'.


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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