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    Today, 12:38 PM
    Over my lifetime, I've heard a few people say, "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life." I don't buy it! It appears my experience has been similar to others that have posted here in this thread. >>>I loved a hobby and I...
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    Today, 11:46 AM
    Bump to top, Prices reduced on all remaining items.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 AM
    I was going to suggest W231 it's my most used powder in 45 ACP. Yes there are others but I had such good luck with 231 that I never needed to look any farther. Start not at the upper end but near the upper end of published data with 231. FWIW,...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    One of my Virginia friends, fearing the worst, snuck a pre-owned but unfired Para USA P14-45 1911 in Santa's sack and he brought it this way at Christmas.. For safekeeping of course.. Safe.. Keeping. :bigsmyl2:
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    The amount of boolit sitting proud of the case mouth is interfering with the rifling, your barrel needs to look like the barrel on the right in the photo I posted in order for this boolit to plunk and feed. Almost NO manufacturer makes a barrel...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    Your barrel probably has rifling running right down to the headspace ledge, no freebore to speak of, the proper thing to do is have the barrel throated then you can seat a .358" as long as you want to, provided it will still fit in the magazine. ...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-18-2020, 11:46 PM
    Measuring the OD of a cylinder with calipers is totally irrelevant as a comparison in determining strength from one cylinder to another. The weak point is under the bolt cuppet which tends to be VERY thin in both models, and also the web thickness...
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    01-18-2020, 02:38 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread chain cover in Our Town
    Is there a Farm store nearby? they'll have it by the foot. If you want a whole roll, call McMaster Carr.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-18-2020, 02:26 PM
    you need to slug the Rifle, size will vary from manufacturer. My Interarms 375 H&H was right at .375 so I sized boolits to .376 There are custom sizer die makers that can make a .376 push thru die...Lee will make customs also.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-18-2020, 03:53 AM
    That's a large frame Vaquero too, two digit prefix. The one to get is the medium framed one, three digit prefix. I missed a NIB one on GB once, I was looking right at it, reading the label on the end of the box trying to figure out if it was...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-17-2020, 10:29 PM
    Now... If you have a little extra scratch to toss at that itch, there are some spectacular eye catching Vaquero BT editions, courtesy Bobby Tyler gun works doing their eye popping case color on a limited run of guns for Ruger. I think this may be...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-17-2020, 10:20 PM
    Medium framed 45 caliber Rugers are safe to 45 ACP+P pressures of 23kpsi, which we commonly call "tier 2" levels, the Uberti is pretty much a Colt clone, with better more modern steel which makes it able to handle more than the 14kpsi of standard...
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    01-16-2020, 08:52 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread windows 7 is done ? in Our Town
    I think Etcher is easier to use than Rufus for making a bootable iso to install Linux Mint. Download the Linux Mint .iso file, I always choose Cinnamon, it is the most like windows 7 of all the various Linux Mint choices. Download Etcher,...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-16-2020, 06:38 PM
    A 5 gal. bucket might work, but I have another idea, but similar technique. I wonder about a large pan...like a panning for gold pan, but maybe 30" or so in diameter...but no water. The theory being somewhat like Winger Ed. suggests. I would...
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    01-16-2020, 11:07 AM
    I can't tell you what to do, But I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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    01-16-2020, 09:54 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Snow???? in Our Town
    Glencoe has about a foot to a foot an a half on the ground right now. Big storm a com'n... The weather sooth sayers are saying 6" to 12" in the next 48 hours, with some areas near 18"
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    01-15-2020, 10:44 PM
    I got a question via PM about Item #9 In answering that question, I discovered the mold wasn't actually what I thought it was, so I have updated the description..
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-15-2020, 07:41 PM
    Regardless of choice of boolit, the majority here will size 45 caliber boolits to .452" this is almost universal with Ruger revolvers as their groove diameter has been right at .451" for decades. When you get your revolver, see if boolits sized...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-15-2020, 06:50 PM
    I'm doing a little bench cleaning and have some random items to sell. 1. Gun Trader Guide, 39th Ed. Copyright 2017, 608 pages, paperback type-soft cover. click link for info only....
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I love reloading as much as shooting! Casting my own bullets makes reloading even MORE fun!
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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