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    01-16-2021, 01:08 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread you tube--google account in Our Town
    It's free, but you shouldn't need to register to watch a video.
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    01-15-2021, 01:24 PM
    Murphy replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    Texas By God hit the nail on the head. I've spent most of my 67 years in rural S.E. Oklahoma. Off the top of my head, I can remember even the most remote country stores always having .243, 30-30, 270 and 30-06 on the shelves. To me, it seems the...
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    01-15-2021, 12:52 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    There are three chamberings that should last for eternity. They are the .243, the .308, and the .358 Win. Why? They are all based on the same brass, all are easy to reform to the desired design, and with the three, you can hunt the world.
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    01-15-2021, 12:46 PM
    Hate Acraglas, love Acragel. Don't cheap out on the little things.
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    01-15-2021, 12:45 PM
    Probably not needed, you are correct. A couple years ago, I did a restock job on an original. I had a tough time getting the cheek piece inlay out. I got it heated enough to pop out, and it appeared to have a pitch and asphaltum adhesive holding it...
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    01-14-2021, 06:34 PM
    Yep. They won't peen as easily, but will work.
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    01-14-2021, 01:19 PM
    I epoxy them, and cut small silver nails to tack them in place. When you drill holes for them, slightly countersink, then peen the silver head into the flare, then file or sand smooth. Pretty much invisible. Just use some of your scrap silver, cut...
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    01-14-2021, 01:15 PM
    Devcon has a tendency to change dimensions. Don't be surprised if you have to do some scraping on the bedding when you have had the metal out of the stock for very long.
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    01-14-2021, 01:11 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Surf's Up in Our Town
    The storm hit NW Montana hard. 30,000 out of power yesterday. One friend who had been hit by a windstorm late last year got it again, lost two sheds, tree down on his pickup, bending it in half, two other vehicles damaged, tree through the house...
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    01-13-2021, 01:24 PM
    We built a lot of African dangerous game rifles on laminated stocks. Never pillared one of them. Never had a problem. That was with full action bedded, and chamber area of the barrel. I think pillars are best used on old oil soaked stocks that are...
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    01-12-2021, 08:56 PM
    Murphy replied to a thread Walt Is In Rehab in Helping Hands
    I've had two back surgeries over the decades. He has my sympathy and prayers. Murphy
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    01-12-2021, 07:36 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread RP Has Passed in In Remembrance
    Ricky was a real hoot in the chatroom over the years. To say he protested when he was appointed to staff would be an understatement! We then knew we had the right guy for the job, as we never took on anyone who was dumb enough to actually volunteer...
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    01-12-2021, 07:26 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread The 'Rona finally got me in Our Town
    Sad news.
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    01-12-2021, 04:02 PM
    A round ball is pre-expanded. I prefer insuring a complete pass through with WW balls.
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    01-12-2021, 03:46 PM
    I do believe this board owns its own server.
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    01-12-2021, 03:06 PM
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    01-12-2021, 03:05 PM
    Trey45 replied to a thread RP Has Passed in In Remembrance
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    01-12-2021, 02:48 PM
    Just wanted to say I forgot how well win 748 loads and meters for 62 gr "j" words. I was cleaning up my reloading bench to cast some 135 grain 9 mm bullets the other day and my loader was set up for 223 already so I decided to crank a few out. So...
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    01-12-2021, 02:28 PM
    Trey45 replied to a thread RP Has Passed in In Remembrance
    Ricky was one of my best friends, he and his family have had me over to their house numerous times and he and his wife have been to mine several times. Ricky was a devout Christian and a family man, his life revolved around his church, his family...
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    01-12-2021, 01:14 PM
    I own several LEE pots, 10 & 20 pound bottom pour style. They've served me well over the decades. Of course the infamous drip is something one learns to live with. I haven't minded it all that bad. Then one day I found myself wanting to upgrade. I...
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    01-12-2021, 01:03 PM
    A Smith & Wesson Model 29-2 purchased new back in 1979. Hard times and a new wife watched it go down the way. Murphy
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    01-12-2021, 12:59 PM
    Dear Mr. Wallace, Why you old hoarder. And a darn good one at that! Good for you mate. Murphy
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    01-12-2021, 12:51 PM
    Given my first reloading was a LEE Classic that came in a cardboard box, I grew to become very familiar with that little dipper thing that came with it. I later moved up to a full set of dippers and still have most of them. Having no scale in the...
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    01-12-2021, 01:52 AM
    I looked up their site and got the address. Next, I went to Google maps and used the street view feature. I know not to judge a book by the cover, but I have mixed feeling about the outfit. My advice, is do the same thing I did and decide for...
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    01-11-2021, 02:35 PM
    Without Lee Precision, a lot of the members here would never have given casting a try to begin with. The same can be said for their reloading line as well. After 40+ years of reloading and casting, I'd be hard pressed to just do away with all things...
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    01-11-2021, 02:13 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread *** on my post in Testing Area
    Slow down. You can buy, you just can’t sell. You have 21 post but not all sections of the forum add to your post count. The PIT as well as S&S do nothing for your post count so bumping somebody else’s WTS ad wont change your post count. Also if...
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    01-10-2021, 03:42 PM
    Murphy replied to a thread RP Has Passed in In Remembrance
    Losses always hurt, but this one really hurts. Ricky was a man I called friend, even though we never got to meet in person. We shared quiet a few private messages over the years. Years ago, the old chatroom was where I first recall getting to know...
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    01-10-2021, 01:54 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Getting wired in Muzzleloading.
    Thank you that makes sense . I really don't have the artistic abilities to do the wire inlay Ive been a metal worker most of my life but I'm more of a straight line artist ! Lol , but it's good to have the knowledge . If I get bored maybe I'll try...
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    01-10-2021, 01:50 PM
    Nope, pull the ball and clean it.
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    01-10-2021, 09:13 AM
    Posted in —-> “In Remembrance” <—- section.
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    01-10-2021, 07:14 AM
    No_1 started a thread RP Has Passed in In Remembrance
    It is with heavy heart I must inform y’all —-> RP <—- has passed due to complications from COVID. He became a Moderator April of 2014 then a SuperModerator not long after. His experience casting shot and powder coating will be missed. He leaves...
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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.


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