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    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread New Store in town in Our Town
    They were part of the problem. Let em eat those hoards for corn flakes.
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    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    To some of us, saying I did it myself is reason enough to try. I've done the 80% lowers, make and shoot my own black powder, found gold where it wasn't supposed to be, cut gemstones, found emeralds, and built winning race cars, all against good...
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    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    Less than an hour ago, I got word that a friend of over 40 years has passed. Last week I got the belated news that another was gone. Age has a way of robbing what we cherish, and asking the question, when will it be me.
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    Yesterday, 02:57 PM
    ati5029, Larry Gibson pretty much says it! I have had such awesome results from a 45/70 with a Wide Flat Nose cast on deer and elk, that I would without reservation say FORGET THE HOLLOW POINT! That 50cal with a large meplat will get er...
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    06-27-2017, 02:38 PM
    What I saw was a 3D printed jig that allowed the 308 brass to be held at the correct length and cut with the HF saw. Each cut piece was ejected by the next piece inserted. There was some kind of a detent pin that registered off the extractor...
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    06-27-2017, 02:18 PM
    If your $1/lb source is smelting WWs, his supply will run out before you expect it to. Are you willing to keep paying him to sort them for you? The only dependable source is your own inventory stockpilled before they are unobtainable.
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    06-27-2017, 01:51 PM
    I've got several of the none gun liberals covered and still looking for more. Just trying to improve on the average.
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    06-27-2017, 01:36 PM
    I aim "through" the critter toward the far-side front shoulder--deer, coyote, jackrabbit. In 52 years as a licensed hunter, very few animals so hit have gone very far, or even gotten up in the majority of cases. I have yet to lose a hit deer. I...
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    06-27-2017, 01:31 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Lead in Our Town
    Nothing more satisfying than turning trash into treasure. When cast and successfully fired down range it puts a smile on your face that is recognized by everyone there.
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    06-27-2017, 01:30 PM
    That is one of the more annoying side-effects of "short-casing" in a Magnum revolver.
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    06-27-2017, 01:14 PM
    Last time I looked (a long time ago) there was carbs and alcohol both in there. I can eat birthday cake in very small pieces without the icing, but shortly thereafter they show up in my blood tests. Some folks can exercise enough to burn up the...
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    06-27-2017, 10:27 AM
    Not all aluminum is created equal, but an AR Lower doesn't place heavy demands on its material. Low recoil and its main function is to hold the trigger group in place. There are functioning units made of plastic and fiber, so any metal should work.
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    06-26-2017, 08:50 PM
    Redneck--I think I'll keep those Buffalo Bore loads OUT AND AWAY FROM my Colt Officer's Model Target, and my early-60s S&W Model 10 x 5" as well. With three high-strength 357 Magnum revolvers and a lever rifle in 357, hot-rodding the 38 Special...
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    06-26-2017, 09:43 AM
    I read this elsewhere a while back. I had use of a FBI Model 13 x 3" for a few months' time, and IIRC it had a full-length ejector rod--and that was a key to its acceptance for service. The Model 19 x 2.5" had a shorter rod, as did a 2" Model 10 I...
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    06-26-2017, 08:12 AM
    I can't even remember the last brew I had. Diabetes sure cramps your lifestyle. I do however remember how good it was on a hot day. Someone have one for me, and tell me how much I would have enjoyed it.
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    06-26-2017, 07:52 AM
    I am about to start my 357 loading for our October deer season here in the DPRK. First step will be about 40-50 each of Bruce B Softpoints in 2-3 weights, and test drives and chronography with homogenous-alloy castings of the same designs. I know...
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    06-26-2017, 02:54 AM
    I had this revolver's brother for about 5 years. It doted on Skeeter's Load--Lyman #429421 @ .431" and 7.5 grains of Unique, lit by CCI 300 primers. This gave about 950 FPS, which is a mite stalwart for paper-punching but was it ever ACCURATE. ...
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    06-26-2017, 02:19 AM
    Redneck--I do not admire your plight having to live next door to a grommet like that. The only people using my reloads are immediate family members. If some gets butt-hurt because I won't be his/her discount ammo concession, too darn bad. I...
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    06-26-2017, 02:04 AM
    Dusty's theory seems like a sound one to me, too. Annoyances like those described above due to carbon rings is why I have only fired full-length cases in revolver chambers for at least 15 years. Carbon & crud rings in a wheelgun........NO MAS!
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    06-25-2017, 08:15 PM
    I can list a page of things that can't (according to some) be done, but at least one of us did it. NOT SAYING it should be done or recommending it, but everything new had a single mind pondering the question "what if". Where would we be if...
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    06-25-2017, 12:17 PM
    Rule #1 By a safe at least 2-3 times as big as you think you'll need. #2 No safe is totally safe. It is only to inconvenience the would-be thief, and you. #3 All safe locks will eventually need service and it's...
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    06-25-2017, 11:05 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Lead in Our Town
    It's a habit that becomes a lifestyle. I really get "the look" when I stop and pick up WWs at an intersection. I guess at 75 I'm supposed to be more mature. I remember when WWs were thrown in the garbage at every tire service center. They would...
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    06-25-2017, 10:44 AM
    The first 8 years I tried everything available from inventory control at an auto dealership to machine operator, without satisfaction. The next 39.5 was spent as a wood carver/pattern maker/mold builder for a plastics mfg. The third week of...
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    06-24-2017, 12:42 AM
    Has to do with fixation upon formulae and calculus over pragmatism and practice. I'm sorry that wasn't clear. The FBI Load in 38 Special works well.
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    06-23-2017, 11:49 PM
    Larry Gibson saved me a lot of typing. Thank you, sir. I have only two 38 Special revolvers presently. One is +P capable, one is not. I no longer load 38 Special +P ammo, since I no longer carry it for felon repellent. Standard pressure 38...
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    06-23-2017, 11:12 PM
    Where are the boolits?
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    06-23-2017, 05:58 PM
    I survived all the bad habits and unknown dangers of the 40s, 50s and 60s without any ill effects, that are traceable. Either I was tough, or lucky. I carried mercury in my pockets, cast lead soldiers, ate peanuts, road bicycles without a...
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    06-23-2017, 01:21 PM
    Just like with presses and lube sizers, I have enough and then some. You never know when you'll do something foolish or one will break. Over the years I've collected bargains.
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    06-23-2017, 12:57 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Old Pot/Ladle in Casting Equipment
    Or maybe he made sinkers for saltwater use.
    5 replies | 273 view(s)
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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