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    Today, 05:11 PM
    I count cost per round based on powder, bullet, and primer. I sometimes will count brass when I figure what its costing me per box, based one about the number of loads I expect on each piece. I do not count equipment at all though. First, i...
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    Today, 04:25 PM
    Aint got no ultrasonic..... I've never used evaporust... but i've heard it was good stuff. Any other ideas?
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    Today, 04:22 PM
    I never considered how it would hold up to inclimate weather. Still be pretty I bet though. Wonder how something like beaver or mink skin would hold up to water?
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    Today, 01:10 AM
    I have a set of used hornady dies in 45 auto that have some rust in the belling die. The belling stem does not remove, it appears pressed in. There is bother rust on the inside of the die body, and on the belling die. If I had a lathe, i...
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    Today, 12:42 AM
    I chose the 44 magnum. Mostly, because its big enough in a rifle, but also chambered in pistols. I know, you could get a 45-70 pistol... but why? And there isnt as many options available for a 454 chambered rifle... so 44 magnum is the optimum...
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    Today, 12:20 AM
    Im looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
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    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    Nice looking rifle bitterbeer.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    If ya ever have to move it in a HURRY, you'll quickly change your mind about how much is too much. No matter whether it is in buckets, crates, boxes, or sacks, they're too darn heavy. One trip I had so much on the very back of the truck that I...
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    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Next Step in Cast Boolits
    I spent over 30 years chasing the best alloy and found they all sorta worked. Back then there was no internet or forum and I didn't know another caster. Little was written in my world about bullet fit, and lube was either something you bought or a...
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    Yesterday, 05:45 PM
    Fiddlehead Ferns in the Springtime. I used to get large brown paper grocery sacks full of them in the springtime in Maine. Boiled with some vinegar and real butter drizzled over the top and sprinkled with salt and fresh ground pepper!!! ...
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    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Reloading section? in Testing Area
    When asking for or reading of others load data, don't use the info unless you can verify it in the manuals. Many think their memory is good enough to be accepted as fact, but it just isn't so. The misplacing of a decimal point or reversing of...
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    Yesterday, 09:54 AM
    In 1960 I worked in a Chevy parts department. Does anyone else recognize the PN 1931988? Funny how some numbers are so ingrained in your memory, while others escape you, no matter how important. I have my family's (4) SS numbers and birthdates...
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    Yesterday, 09:36 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    The secret to success with any cooler (cheap or expensive) is to have everything pre-cooled before putting it in the cooler. It's not a refrigerator and depends on the ice to hold everything at the temp you like. I have always used the extra thick...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 10:06 PM
    Thanks for the replies all. I do not have much interest in using pistol bullets for the caliber. I will mostly be using cast in the gun, But I do want to be able to use jacketed sometimes for hunting.
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    03-22-2017, 02:26 PM
    A 9mm from the LEO range did the same thing for me. This was after I had run the dirty scrap in a cement mixer and inspected them on the driveway. I couldn't retreat fast enough and the molten lead stuck to my safety glasses and left distortions. ...
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    03-21-2017, 10:54 PM
    I have decided that I want a 35-30 conversion. Im not sure if I want to convert my current 1894 winchester, or purchase another one and convert it. I dont know when I'll be going through with it... But its been on my mind a while. I have...
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    03-21-2017, 07:22 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Gunshow in Our Town
    Too many dealers with too much unpriced stuff, of questionable origins. I'm not cheap. Frugal is a more descriptive word. I like to at least feel like it was an equitable trade whether money was involved or not. Most dealers don't/won't even deal...
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    03-21-2017, 02:20 PM
    The burn hazard to plumbers is part of the reason those furnace/pots were obsoleted. They are now old and even less safe, because of rust and age. Granted there are some in use today in our hobby, but there are safer ways to accomplish the same...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 02:02 AM Perhaps you can convince the Iranians and the Pakistanis to return the Garands we gave them...Or the Communist Vietnamese after they seized the stocks we gave South Vietnam...
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    03-20-2017, 10:51 AM
    I own a two T38s and a Type I Carcano and from my experience, the T38s have looser chambers and bigger bores than the Type I. I have had to separate my brass between the three rifles as the brass fired in the T38 still in 6.5x50 (I converted the...
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    03-19-2017, 06:47 PM
    rmatchell replied to a thread Ebay Jacket Swaging Kit in Swaging
    I have had mixed experience with the seller
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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