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  • Walks's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 PM
    I'd use a #190 for the .452 bullet. 2nd the #429, it's what I use for the Lee # 358-158-RF
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    11-16-2019, 05:07 PM
    What just about everybody said. Depends on gun, load, temp, altitude.....and How you hold your mouth.
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    11-16-2019, 01:41 PM
    I checked the TK & Ranch websites. They only offer full moon clips. I guess the days of 1/2 & 1/3 are past.
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    11-16-2019, 06:24 AM
    What is most important to remember is, that it is not oven temperature that is most important aspect to monitor. All coated cast temperature must be monitored in oven, and load must get to 180C, and thereafter stay there or higher for another 2...
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    11-16-2019, 04:40 AM
    1/3 moon clips fit right into a cartridge box. If you want to spend your time removing empties and inserting loaded rounds. I used to do it while watching TV. Remember it's 25 clips to a box of 50. Money better spent buying brass. I use...
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    11-16-2019, 04:26 AM
    Walks started a thread Unfired Rifles in Factory Rifles
    Saw another thread on How many handguns do you have that you've never fired. I'm wondering how many of you own Rifles that you have never fired ? And how many are NIB ? I have two.
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    11-16-2019, 04:22 AM
    Stupid will buy anything if it's marked Vintage. I saw a "vintage" Lyman mold NIB for only $250. It was a #358665 2cav in a new style long style mold box.
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    11-15-2019, 04:14 AM
    I bought some 1/2 moon clips at a Gun Show about 35yrs ago that wouldn't let the cylinder close. I compared them to the old clips I had and noticed that they had a sharp edge on the outside of the outer 2 "cutouts". I filed them down to match the...
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    11-14-2019, 11:55 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Bull Plate in Boolit Lube !
    I use 2 stroke oil. Have for 30yrs. A piece of advice from the Old Gentleman My Dad bought 3 2cav Lee molds from at a small Gun Show more then 30yrs ago. It was My 1st experience with aluminum molds. It was Real Good Advice. That and handle the...
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    11-14-2019, 04:44 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Books in Pay It Forward
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    11-14-2019, 04:14 PM
    When shooting for accuracy, I will use a 1cav mold. Usually 4 at a time. I cast in a rythem so as to maintain as much consistency as possible. Perfect bases are my 1st criteria. If the base isn't perfect, it goes into the reject pile. From there,...
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    11-14-2019, 02:19 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Boiled eggs in Cookin' Recipe's
    Put eggs in pot, fill with cold water, bring to boil, cover. Move to cold burner, let cool one hour. Rinse well in cold water. Fill cool pot with ice cubes and cold water. 20 minutes later peel eggs. Takes longer to tell then it takes to do.
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    11-14-2019, 02:03 AM
    I don't crimp any ammo for bolt guns unless I plan on loading from the magazine. My Seat/Crimp rifle dies are set up with a double locking nut on the seating stem. So I can loosen the seating stem without losing my seating depth. The Die body is...
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    11-14-2019, 01:26 AM
    I do it for My .38-55 Lever gun. It definitely helps accuracy.
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    11-13-2019, 08:26 AM
    Thanks Tazza, We decided that it was not safe to stay, and we evacuated to town, and staying at a hotel During our stay, we had updates that our street was on fire. I phoned the emergency landline and wanted an update, and I also advised that we...
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    11-12-2019, 03:37 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Does this happen to you? in Our Town
    Yep, I got a 30day suspension from the Ruger Forum. It's been well over 3 months. Can't get on, and it won't recognize my user name, so I can't even get my password sent for change. Guess if you ask admin a question that he Doesn't like,...
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    11-12-2019, 03:30 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Rear sight on a Rossi. in Leverguns
    I think it was Brownells. But It's been 20yrs since I bought one. So they may have been Marbles. Yep, I went out to Look. Foreign Lever guns have Marbles. Old Winchesters have old Williams, BBL & FP-Peep.
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    11-12-2019, 02:21 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Rear sight on a Rossi. in Leverguns
    I think it was Brownells. But It's been 20yrs since I bought one. So they may have been Marbles.
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    11-11-2019, 03:25 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Rear sight on a Rossi. in Leverguns
    I replaced the cheesy sights that came on my Rossi 1892 Rifle with Williams Buckhorns and a 3/32" brass bead. The carbine I'd previously dumped had the same problem you are dealing with.
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    11-10-2019, 11:52 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Veterans Day tomorrow in Our Town
    USN 1971-1975 Vietnam Every Nov. 11 I drive up to L.A. Veterans Cemetery Early. Visit; Brother/VN, Uncle/WWII & Grandfather/WWII. All Served - United States Navy
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    11-10-2019, 06:34 AM
    I have videos and photos but I cannot post them. I saw first hand, this fire travel some 25 kilometres in about an hour, burning every thing in its path fanned by high wind and the huge air suction created by heat rising and burning process. I have...
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    11-10-2019, 06:03 AM
    I am only trying to protect ourselves, and keep my materials safe, so I can continue afterwards.
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    11-10-2019, 06:01 AM
    Tazza, I think we were lucky these last few days as winds were pushing fire away from our area. We are surrounded in several areas, with severe fires that are continuing out of control. All it takes is a wind change, and lit embers sent into our...
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    11-10-2019, 05:13 AM
    Petander, I will have a look at possibility. Not making any promises. At present, I have major concerns here. We have relocated all our stock, raw materials packaging into a safe warehouse. We may have to leave here with short notice due to...
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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
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