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    Today, 06:50 AM
    Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world." JOHN 18:36 The great enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ today is the idea of practical work that has no basis in the New Testament but comes from the systems of the world. This work insists upon...
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    Yesterday, 12:43 PM
    Char-Gar replied to a thread S&W Model 14 soured in Cast Boolits
    I would surmise from the parts replace, the star/ratchet on the back of the cylinder was worn, as well as both the bolt and hand that contracted the cylinder.
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    Yesterday, 06:52 AM
    they went forth for His name’s sake… 3 JOHN 7 Our Lord told us how our love for Him is to exhibit itself when He asked, “Do you love Me?” (John 21:17). And then He said, “Feed My sheep.” In effect, He said, “Identify yourself with My interests in...
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  • jmort's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 07:53 PM
    The sweet spot for a .308 case is .338 caliber The sweet spot for the .30-06 case is .35 caliber If you are going for a short action, go .338 aka .338 Federal Better SD, more energy, 3k plus ft lbs .35 Whalen same thing with 3.5 k plus ft lbs...
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 04:03 PM
    Annealing the gas checks would make sizing easier and drastically reduce the spring back.
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  • jmort's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 02:07 PM
    ".44 Mag is the best big bore revolver caliber available." Why??? You could never prove it is the best. Never. Ever. There is no such thing.
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  • jmort's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 01:56 PM
    The .45 Colt is a beautiful thing. Operating at a lower pressure to get the same ballistics as the .44 mag is nice, and the history is epic. But in the end, if you are up to it the .44 magnum can produce more energy with its smaller caliber. I like...
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  • jmort's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 01:27 PM
    It can be done easily and some prefer it. I like a seperate dedicated crimp die. There is no right or wrong, just a preference.
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    10-17-2018, 01:05 PM
    Not once does the Bible promise us freedom from disasters, trouble or bad treatment. In fact, it says we will encounter these. What the Bible does promise is that God will be with his people through trouble. How he is with us is not always...
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 10:03 AM
    About 1963, I decided to hot rod my Remington-Rand with some loads recommened by Jeff Cooper. The bullets were 200 grain cast really whistling down range with a mega dose of Unique. All was good until about the 10th round, when the firing pin stop...
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    10-17-2018, 06:53 AM
    …I say to you, he who believes in Me,…greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. JOHN 14:12 Prayer does not equip us for greater works— prayer is the greater work. Yet we think of prayer as some commonsense exercise of our...
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  • jmort's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 11:43 PM
    Makes sense to me. Lot of love for the Lee Turret presses.
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 10:32 PM
    I would suggest you use a tubing micrometer and measure the thickness of your case neck walls. Most are not the same all the way around, that is why bench resters turn their case necks. You may find your biggest problem comes from necks of uneven...
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 04:37 PM
    I have 13 powder measures; 10 Lyman 55s 2 Hollywood Micrometer Adjustable 1 RCBS Little Dandy
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 04:09 PM
    expanding buttons that pull up and through sized neck, unless their alignment is perfect, which it never is, will pull the necks out of alignment with the case body. Size you cases and then expand with a seperate die, like the lyman M-Die. RCBS...
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 02:41 PM
    This is very true. I sort by head stamp and then measure them and shoot from one uniform in length batch. I shoot 124 grain cast lubricated bullet (NEI mould). The alloy is wheel weight with a little tin. I load to 1,000 to 1,100 fps with either...
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    10-16-2018, 06:59 AM
    rl69 replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel Psalm 27 Of David. 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked advance...
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    10-16-2018, 06:51 AM
    Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. MATTHEW 9:38 The key to the missionary’s difficult task is in the hand of God, and that key is prayer, not work— that is, not work as the word is commonly used today, which often...
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    10-15-2018, 11:21 PM
    You need to explain that one Bro. "Pain in the result of sin". There are many types of pain, physical, emotional, relational and spiritual. There causes are not always the same, even the same kind of pain. Some times we do make our own pain and...
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 10:40 PM
    No slugging gun barrels either rifle or pistol is a waste of time and will give you no important information. Here is what is important 1. On revolvers you need to know the diamter of the cylinder throats and size your bullets to match and...
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    10-15-2018, 03:45 PM
    Char-Gar replied to a thread S&W Model 14 soured in Cast Boolits
    I am glad you made that correcton. I will now have to take back what I was thinking. :-)
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  • jmort's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 03:34 PM
    I have two A2s and a Big Max Those fit the bill
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 02:18 PM
    It doesn't take super strong press to reload pistol and rifle ammo. The big brusers really shine when doing case forming and bullet swaging operations. If you are not doing case forming and bullet swaging, there no sense in having an A-2 or similar...
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    10-15-2018, 11:38 AM
    jmort replied to a thread Selling reloads in Our Town
    Seems to be the case. Done especially for gunsmiths and non-military manufacturers. No ITAR fee and enforcement by BATF and Commerce Department. Just need an 06 FFL. Not sure when it goes into effect....
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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