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    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    If ya ever have to move it in a HURRY, you'll quickly change your mind about how much is too much. No matter whether it is in buckets, crates, boxes, or sacks, they're too darn heavy. One trip I had so much on the very back of the truck that I...
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    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Next Step in Cast Boolits
    I spent over 30 years chasing the best alloy and found they all sorta worked. Back then there was no internet or forum and I didn't know another caster. Little was written in my world about bullet fit, and lube was either something you bought or a...
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    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    "humidity" Yeah, I should have added, not much humidity in the air that day...probably a big factor.
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    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    it was one of the group buy "BIG Lights" here. It is crazy bright, I don't recall the number of lumins...1500? maybe more? About half the size of a 6 D cell Maglight, lights up the nighttime backyard, like it's daylight. I am generally pretty...
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    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    I spent nearly $200 for one of my flashlights (included charger and extra batts)...but it doesn't keep ice for very long
    43 replies | 652 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    I'm dying to try this mold for my Garand, 03-A3, and M1A. I have the 311299, 314299, and 316299, but I think I'm missing the "sweet spot"! Lol I really don't want to beagle a mold, if I don't have to.... I would gladly pay you new prices, plus...
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    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
    This thread has some interesting timing, at least for me :p I recently loaded a batch of 9mm cast boolit ammo. I used Unique...now unique is notoriously a dirty burner...add some boolit lube and it's smoky. But I had a different experience with...
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    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Reloading section? in Testing Area
    When asking for or reading of others load data, don't use the info unless you can verify it in the manuals. Many think their memory is good enough to be accepted as fact, but it just isn't so. The misplacing of a decimal point or reversing of...
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  • fatelvis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:06 AM
    If you have moderately worn Garand, Springfield 03, 03-A3, M1A, or any 30 caliber rifle, this boolit is for you! Lets get him to make more! Please click below and join us in getting the machines running. Thanks!...
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    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    Dougguy, would you recommend Tubb's Final Finish kit for firelapping the thread choke?
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    Yesterday, 09:54 AM
    Even when using Redding's or Forster's BR seaters, I rotate them partially through the seating process, to avoid just this problem completely.
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    Yesterday, 09:54 AM
    In 1960 I worked in a Chevy parts department. Does anyone else recognize the PN 1931988? Funny how some numbers are so ingrained in your memory, while others escape you, no matter how important. I have my family's (4) SS numbers and birthdates...
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    Yesterday, 09:36 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    The secret to success with any cooler (cheap or expensive) is to have everything pre-cooled before putting it in the cooler. It's not a refrigerator and depends on the ice to hold everything at the temp you like. I have always used the extra thick...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:37 AM
    it all depends. What do they look like, it you have an eye for detail, you can see a lot of warning flags just by looking at a loaded cartridge...and how they are packaged and labeled. If they look great, then how well do you know the person that...
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    03-22-2017, 02:26 PM
    A 9mm from the LEO range did the same thing for me. This was after I had run the dirty scrap in a cement mixer and inspected them on the driveway. I couldn't retreat fast enough and the molten lead stuck to my safety glasses and left distortions. ...
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  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 12:09 PM
    A quick look at Quickload shows Herco being the best chioce for the 38spl, if bulkiness of a suitable powder is of your concern. Green Dot is a close second.
    12 replies | 370 view(s)
  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 12:01 PM
    It looks evident that .309" was too small for your rifle. I would stick with .310" or .311" with any boolit you choose to use.
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    03-21-2017, 07:22 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Gunshow in Our Town
    Too many dealers with too much unpriced stuff, of questionable origins. I'm not cheap. Frugal is a more descriptive word. I like to at least feel like it was an equitable trade whether money was involved or not. Most dealers don't/won't even deal...
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    03-21-2017, 02:20 PM
    The burn hazard to plumbers is part of the reason those furnace/pots were obsoleted. They are now old and even less safe, because of rust and age. Granted there are some in use today in our hobby, but there are safer ways to accomplish the same...
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    03-21-2017, 01:12 PM
    I think Lee has changed their customer service actions in the last couple years. I use lots of Lee equipment, and have had a cuople instances of parts failing. Anyway, a few years ago, you could just email via their "contact form" on their...
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    03-21-2017, 01:03 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread value of guns in Our Town
    I use gunbroker ...they always make me broker :(
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    03-21-2017, 01:00 PM
    The 12th Annual Garlic Festival will be August 12th, 2017 McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, MN 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Adults: $5, Kids under 12: free $1 Parking per vehicle http://www.sfa-mn.org/garlicfest/
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    03-21-2017, 12:52 PM
    I heat my citric solution in a designated crock pot (no longer used for food), to near boiling, Beeswax would melt. You could try using a cold solution, it doesn't work as fast. Personally, I wouldn't fart around with that 30 yr old ammo, if it's...
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    03-21-2017, 12:43 PM
    Have you used this 452 Die before? if not, maybe someone lapped it out? Also, the 270 is a long boolit (I have a GB clone mold), if you aren't pushing the boolit all the way down into the sizing portion of the die, the drive band will not be...
    10 replies | 186 view(s)
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    03-21-2017, 11:31 AM
    hickey, welcome to the forum. If you need a 'perfect cut', I'd look for a local manufacturer, which makes things from sheet metal. Then have them use a hydraulic Shear. But, if you have a steady hand, jsizemore's suggestion should work too.
    15 replies | 553 view(s)
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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
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