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    03-13-2018, 05:39 PM
    I also would leave it as how you received it. To me a refinished gun is almost like it was someone else's but in it's original condition you know it was in the family. On another forum I was said to be very American in thought for not refinishing a...
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    03-13-2018, 11:12 AM
    I relined a Stevens 44 and it shot great. Also relined a 30-06 Ruger #1 to 22LR and it shoots almost one hole 5 shot groups at 50 yds. The #1 is my custom fun squirrel rifle.
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    03-12-2018, 03:49 PM
    I've owned and used Dillon 450 and 550's, Dillon 650 and 1050. Plus Lee 3 and 4 hole press. I still own a Dillon 650 and 1050 plus the Lee 4 hole turret press. If someone is constantly tinkering with a Dillon press it isn't adjusted right to start...
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    03-05-2018, 06:56 PM
    MK111 replied to a thread 22 TCM 9R cast bullet in Cast Boolits
    I received the Arsenal 36 gr mold in 5 cavity. My it looks good. I will get the casting equipment out and do a batch up. Haven't powder coated before so that will be a learning experience. The nose of the bullet looks just the right length for OAL...
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    02-27-2018, 01:02 PM
    Interest post guys about the 450 BM. I was going to get the new Ruger 450 BM but I already had 2 TC Encore rifle frames so I bought a 20" SS TC Encore factory barrel in 460 S&W. On the good side my son paid for the barrel. LOL Loading the Hornagy...
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    02-26-2018, 10:20 PM
    I met Kent when he set up at the Ohio Gun Collectors show in Columbus OH. I bought a lot of bulk gun powder from him in the mid 1980's before he moved out west. A good friend of mine worked for Kent processing all his 50 BMG cases. He still talks of...
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    02-25-2018, 03:03 PM
    I use 30 and 50 caliber ammo cans. The size depends on the amount of each caliber. I down sized and kept only 500 rounds of each caliber. I keep all my loaded rounds in ammo cans also.
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    02-24-2018, 10:50 PM
    I bought my very nice #1 out of a customers estate for a good price. I wanted a #1 in 22LR so I had it converted. Total cost to me for the conversion was a match liner, a factory 22 Hornet extractor, and my gunsmith friend did the work at no...
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    02-23-2018, 08:49 PM
    Are there any other Ruger #1 22 LR conversion on the forum? My gunsmith friend did my conversion 3-4 yrs ago after nearly 5 yrs of trying to talk him into the doing the conversion. I took a sporter weight 30-06 #1 and had a match liner installed....
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    02-23-2018, 06:54 PM
    I shoot the Ruger SB Hunter Bisley in 44 mag. Since deer hunting became legal in Ohio about 1987. I've taken 23 deer with a handgun and all using a cast lead bullet. 22 deer was with the 44 Mag and 1 with a 45 Colt. I started with the Ruger Redhawk...
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    02-22-2018, 11:58 AM
    MK111 replied to a thread 22 TCM 9R cast bullet in Cast Boolits
    I ordered the Arsenal 36 gr bullet as they stated the nose was .135 long. That should work out in the 22 TCM 9R pistol and hopefully feed OK in my AR conversion. ASAP
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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