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  • bdicki's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 PM
    I use those all the time, the other advantage is the fish won't feel the weight of the sinker when it runs with the bait. The line passes through with a swivel then the leader, hang the sinker on the slide with a light line or rubber band, so you...
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  • bdicki's Avatar
    Today, 02:37 PM
    Study bear anatomy. We always split them 50/50. half way up and down and half way back and forth.
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    Today, 01:01 PM
    bdicki replied to a thread President Trump in Our Town
    What would have been gained by confronting and pissing off Putin, it's not like he would have rolled over and admitted anything. It's better to talk and develop a relationship, weather you believe him or not. My president is doing just fine. Trump...
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  • 2ndAmendmentNut's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 AM
    Just about any AR will fill your needs of working when you pull the trigger and hitting a large target at 200-300 yards. The fairly cheap ARs that people seem to be pretty happy with are the DPMS and Ruger rifles. One word of advice is to not buy...
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  • bdicki's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 AM
    I'd be interested in 1500 if you'll take PayPal.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    The Med flat rate box will hold more the 70lbs of ingots, but 70lbs is the maximum USPS will allow you to ship in one. With tight fitting ingots, you can fit 20 lbs of ingots in a small flat rate box, and you can fit 6 small flat rate boxes in a...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    I empty my Lee pot all the time. Since my pot is bolted to the bench, I just drain it through the bottom pour spout into a ingot mold, when no more lead comes out, I make a cross in the remaining lead and shut off the pot. When cool, I can just...
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  • bdicki's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    70 pound limit.
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  • bdicki's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    I picked up a new Remlin 1894 in 45LC and sighted it in today at 100 yards with a powder coated, with Smokes powder, Mihec 270 gr SAA solid, sized .452 over 8.5 grains of 7625 in Starline brass. I'm not sure how strong the Remlin is as for heavy...
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  • bdicki's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:59 PM
    bdicki replied to a thread Savage A22 Magnum in Rimfire Area
    Well I finally got to shoot it today, I mounted a Leupold 2X7 scope and after zeroing it I shot it at 100 yards with CCI ammo. I have some Fiochi as well but it got hot and I was also sighting my new Remlin 1894 45LC so another time for the Fiochi....
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:53 PM
    I am glad this thread came up and your talking about neck tension. This is the most under rated or ignored step in reloading cast bullets, this is the #1 problem when reloading 9mm, 40, 10 and sometimes 45 acp. I just wish expander buttons were...
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    Yesterday, 01:30 AM
    I guess the original recipe had Gum Spirits of Turpentine instead of odorless mineral spirits. I had Gum Spirits of Turpentine laying around, so that's what I've always used in my Ed's Red...I kind of like that smell. BUT, the question is, does...
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    07-15-2018, 11:36 AM
    You surely might be right, with your thoughts conveyed in your first sentence. >>>BUT, you also give evidence to the contrary...meaning, I'd bet dollars to donuts that if that TV thief also grabbed a bag of Cheetos and a loaf of Bread, that he...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 11:21 AM
    The Craftsman tools arrived Thursday. Nothing on the box mentions Greenlee. ...Sadly, the tools are not as described, they are not NIB. There were a couple things indicating they have been used. besides a fine saw dust on the tool handles,...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 09:49 PM
    If there is air movement where you are casting or if you are casting outside in a breeze, then the pour spout can be susceptible to freezing.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 09:20 PM
    With a rare exception or two...I prefer tools (and guns) to look stock...and it is more than OK for them to look used. that's my 2
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  • bdicki's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 07:22 PM
    I've been to Relay 22 an hour north of LaTuque 5 times spring hunting over bait with a bow. 5 bears biggest one 19 6/16. We used stink bait, two rolls of toilet paper soaked in anise oil put in panty hose and thrown like a bolo as high as possible...
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  • bdicki's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 06:28 PM
    I just put the thermometer from my lead pot in the oven.
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    07-14-2018, 03:11 PM
    bdicki replied to a thread Today's kids in Our Town
    They could always give them a snap with the rubber band that holds their man bun.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 12:56 PM
    self defense against what? I prefer heavy...like the Ranch Dog RF 190gr cast with a hard alloy and Hot load for MAX penetration...you never know when you might need to disable a Chevy V8, LOL.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 12:35 PM
    WOW, I'm not sure what State you are in (I don't need to know), But I use the Coleman WHITE gas stoves for many uses, including Lead smelting. I have collected several old units at garage sales or thrift stoves (for $5 to $10 in Minnesota), many...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 12:14 PM
    ALSO, if you've ever had Cherry Koolaid pickles, they are a tasty combination that seems odd, before you try them. https://tornadoughalli.com/kool-aid-pickles/ ANYWAY, you could alter the Pickleback jello shots, by using CHERRY Jello, to get a...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 12:08 PM
    It's a bit of work, but Pickleback Jello shots are tasty, if you like pickles that is. https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a53363/pickleback-jello-shots-recipe/
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 09:19 AM
    what would constitute a light weight 30 caliber AR? I don't care for the 5.56 round, and would look for something with a little better energy than a 300BO.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 08:12 AM
    It actually helps any round you shoot to form a better seal in the bore if it has to be swaged down a bit when it hits the rifling. J words have a soft lead core inside the gilding metal jacket so they will obturate or bump up to fill cylinder...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    07-13-2018, 10:04 PM
    Unless you have a comparator and a 110 degree V block, miking a slug with 5 lands and grooves is pretty difficult to get an accurate reading. OP you'd be best served with .4315" ~ .4318" throats and size to .431" for them. In a perfect world,...
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    07-13-2018, 09:34 PM
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 12:50 AM
    The Lyman Cast bullet handbook 4th Ed. is a great resource for Data. If the exact boolit isn't listed, choose one the same weight and same style...or closest listed. and as always, use starting load and work up.
    24 replies | 721 view(s)
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I love reloading as much as shooting! Casting my own bullets makes reloading even MORE fun!
Elwood, IL
Shooting, reloading, fishing
Union Sprinklerfitter, Welder


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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