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    Yesterday, 07:40 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Schrade knives in Our Town
    I carried Old Timer or Uncle Henery knives most of my life and did lots of wood carving with them. I suddenly couldn't get them sharpened well enough to use. It was a new knife of my favorite brand so I tried for a replacement or refund.No dice...
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    Yesterday, 07:36 PM
    Lee mold and sizer sold
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    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    I once owned a hole in the water callled a boat. When I realized the upkeep cost, I sold it for enoughn to buy several molds. Talk about jumping from the frying pan to the fire----------. That was 1962 and I'm still married.
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    Yesterday, 03:06 PM
    I called lee yesterday about the safety prime I have the old style round black ones. They confirmed that those will not work with this press so I ordered the new attle along with this press
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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    This morning dawned with moderate rain and cool. By 8:oo it had almost stopped and there were breaks in clouds on the Southwest. When I got out of the Dr. office, the sky was brilliant blue and as clean as I ever remember seeing. Just goes to...
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    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    You should go ahead and get that 243 Thomas before their good deals expire. When I got my 308 they only had the one synthetic stock and that was the only thing I could fault on the rifle. It's flimsy, so I replaced it with a Boyd's laminated stock...
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    Yesterday, 12:36 PM
    Don't know what your two will do, but mine means and beats their BS! I've read a lot of bad about the trigger, but my trigger is rather nice out of the box so I'm going to leave it alone for now. When you get to loading for it and if you use a 168...
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    04-24-2018, 11:58 PM
    There's a giant article on Mihec molds in the June issue No. 314 Handloader. He mentioned that most his mold bullet designs are designed by Bobby Kell Jr a former member here.
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  • MAGA's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 06:06 PM
    Replied to PM press is SPF to Wasalmonslayer per our PM
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 05:01 PM
    You can't beat the Mihec 129 hollow point and it will fit EVERYTHING from 9mm, 9mm Largo, 38 Super, 9x23, 38 Special, and 357 Magnum.
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  • MAGA's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 04:07 PM
    *Like new Noe 3 cav 358-155-TC BB (ELCO) for 9mm $80 *Lee C312-155-2R 2 cavity (new mold cleaned lubed and smoked but never used) $15 *sold *Lee .309 push thru sizer kit .309 $16 (like new used once) *sold *Lee c frame breech lock press...
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 12:47 PM
    Rifle: 1909 Argentine Groove: .3110 Brass: 30-06 Rem sized down to 7.65 Argentine with no special work done to it. Powder: Alliant RL-22 Charge: 45.0 grains Primer: CCI Large Rifle Standard (I don't like them) Temperature: 44 Degrees...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 10:13 AM
    Sounds like it was setup as a prairie dog gun. Depending on??? Prairie dog shootin can burn up a lot of ammo. As to the rifling, does it look to have sharp lands and grooves? or do they look smoothed out.
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    04-23-2018, 09:13 PM
    I don't have any hulls, but I am interested in your Lyman 41 GCs. PM sent
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    04-23-2018, 09:01 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Earth day in Our Town
    I smelted some range scrap (and other lead alloys) yesterday. I got to the wheel weights today...heck, I may make a week of this celebration. just a side note (for conservation purposes): As the fire on my coleman camp stove went out (at supper...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 08:05 PM
    If your 452 die is a RCBS, the answer may be to buy a Lyman 452 die.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 04:53 PM
    Not familiar with the term slip sheets, but I also reduce the thickness of the pucks by placing cut milk jug plastic between layers of BP in the puck die. I haven't found any deteramental effects. The thin pucks dry quicker, more consistently, and...
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    04-23-2018, 04:30 PM
    Muriatic acid will confirm or reject zinc content.
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    04-23-2018, 04:20 PM
    /\ /\ /\ /\ What he said.
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    04-23-2018, 04:08 PM
    Could the top edge of the GC be catching under the lube rings in the die?
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    04-23-2018, 03:44 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Couch Potato???? in Our Town
    Ya think a microwaved whole potato is a blast, try an egg. I had to throw the convection/microwave oven away.
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    04-23-2018, 03:30 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Just married! in Our Town
    Congratulations. Rule #1- Don't break the trust. Rule #2- Yes Dear!!!! Rule #3- Remember 1+2. Rule #4- Be a man of few words, and all positive. Still working after 54 years.
    28 replies | 505 view(s)
  • vzerone's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 02:39 PM
    Part of the rest of the story: https://www.africahunting.com/threads/wdm-bell-his-elephant-hunting-rifles.15057/ As noted Bell most often used FMJ or military bullets and placed the shot precisely.
    23 replies | 580 view(s)
  • vzerone's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 02:24 PM
    vzerone replied to a thread Hollowpoint failure in Cast Boolits
    I think many have the wrong idea of how a cast hollow point should work from a pistol/revolver for the bigger game such as deer. You want that hollow point to open and mushroom only after it has initially entered the body right upon entering the...
    22 replies | 699 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