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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:37 PM
    I got permission from speedyr to quote part of a comment of his, from post #75 of another thread, So I could wake up this older Ruger #3 those...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    I have made a call like that.... another one of my Long storys, I've save for another time. But, honestly it is an easy call to make. Just be honest. Since so much time has passed, ask if they remember your Dad, start telling your story that...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:52 PM
    I do load 9's, but not many - my main comment is for hand-priming, I really like the old Lee priming tools. Stay put in my right hand, pick up a primer w/left, set in tool, pick up brass with same hand, set in, sqush, take out, repeat, while...
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    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    Well - I would say - if it didn't take out both eyes, as it may have, then the only explanation >I< can come up with is the shockwave of that supersonic bullet scrambling the head tissue as it blasted past...
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    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    Yeah, but that wasn't a 50 BMG round...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-13-2017, 01:33 PM
    In general with 45acp, my goto is Titegroup for J-words and Bullseye for cast. With that said, I had a can of SR7625 sitting around for quite a while, I don't recall where I got it? I had no specific use for it, so it must have been a auction or...
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    12-13-2017, 01:21 PM
    Yes, Me too. While sorting 9mm by headstamp may be a pain, I find the result of the remaining loading process (in batches of like HS) to be much more uniform and satisfying to my tastes...and well worth the time it takes to sort 'em. Also,...
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    12-13-2017, 12:36 PM
    This story reminds me of another one. A gun that I never had my hands on, but in hindsight, it's loss was truly a sad event for me. Right after my Dad (God rest his soul) got home after WWII, he joined the local American Legion. He remained...
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    12-12-2017, 05:27 PM
    I will Guarantee that 5.2 gr of unique will cycle this Brand New mystery gun of your Dads. that's my 2 :Fire: :Fire: :Fire: :Fire: :Fire:
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    12-12-2017, 01:42 PM
    Oh, my list is a long list, as I am a bit of a horse trader in all my hobbies and/or necessities of life. Always looking to find a better thing. BUT, the one I regret the most, is a Ruger 77/22 in 22LR, I bought it new, and I used it in League...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-12-2017, 01:08 PM
    A Ruger #3 sits in my Safe, ready for duty, whether it is varmint patrol or just target practice. She is topped with a vintage Weaver 10x Target scope. The Lee Bator is the boolit of preference for her, it's short fat design is just the thing for...
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    12-11-2017, 01:00 AM
    4 years ago, I did that. I used a grinder to make them thinner. I used a drill press to ream out the holes, the holes did end up extremely close to the inner edge, I've used them many times with Lyman 4 cav molds, no problem so far.
    10 replies | 314 view(s)
  • Echo's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 09:54 PM
    Echo replied to a thread SAECO Mould #050 in Cast Boolits
    Eighty-five for a 4-cav 50 with handles is a good buy...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 09:50 PM
    Plus One - I recommend 14 grs 2400, and I have used 15 grs - in the old days...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 09:39 PM
    I was on a job in the Flint area, driving to the airport to catch my ride home, when a -17 flew over me - remember it well...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 09:27 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Tucson gun show in Our Town
    I haven't had much luck at recent gun shows, finding things I couldn't live without. I will probably attend, but it's iffy if I will find anything to tickle my fancy...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 09:20 PM
    Echo replied to a thread A life changing event part 1 in Our Town
    Thanks, NG - uplifting. There aren't many of his ilk aren't any of his ilk around anymore, and it is our loss. We can attempt to emulate, but it gets harder and harder...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 09:12 PM
    My excuse is that my memory got shot off in the wart - that's my story, and I'm stickin' to it! Went to my allergy clinic last week, and they pointed out that it had been 2 MONTHS since I got my last shots - I could have sworn it was only 2-3 weeks!...
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    12-10-2017, 09:08 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Rcbs rs3 in Our Town
    Plus One - I have used my RC for about 50+ years...
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    12-07-2017, 11:02 PM
    PM sent
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-07-2017, 06:15 PM
    My Buddy has a Marlin in 44-40, he loves that gun. I loaded some ammo for his gun. I used the Lee 429-200-RF boolits and my SL68B lube, pushed with Unique. But that boolit has small lube grooves that are probably not adequate for BP shooting?
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-07-2017, 05:34 PM
    did you ask to buy a cable box from them? instead of rent? When the previous cable provider in my town started offering Cable internet, they'd either rent you a cable modem or sell you one.
    29 replies | 711 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