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    Today, 02:44 AM
    Never did a ball and shot load. I am going to have to give it a try. Nice work.
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    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    Interesting since the 7600 that replace the 760 is still currently in production. The 760 Gamemaster was in production from 1952 till 1980 with a total production of 971,712 rifles and 67,726 carbines. Before the 760 it was the 141 and before that...
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    Yesterday, 12:30 AM
    My 586 doesn't have a lock. It's a mid 80's production. The locks started in 1998. The 586 came out in 1981.
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    01-15-2018, 08:12 PM
    I don't ever remember it being for sale. All of mine came for factory woodcutter ammo.
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    01-15-2018, 07:12 PM
    Lots of farm raised chickens never get out of a coop and live on chicken feed year around. Easier collecting the eggs that way.
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    01-15-2018, 06:37 PM
    On what you are calling fresh was are they feeding the chickens? If it the same as the large producers are using you would not taste a difference. Eggs from free ranges chickens have much more flavor in the spring, summer and fall when they eat...
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    01-15-2018, 11:53 AM
    The sad thing is you may try time after time and suddenly the problem disappears without you knowing why. A little lino (to harden and fill out) added will likely help. Once you get the melt level down in the pot, a good scraping of the pot...
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    01-15-2018, 02:23 AM
    works great for wind hold offs
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    01-14-2018, 10:32 PM
    I know for a fact the with solid base wadcutters it make a significant accuracy difference. If it didn't make a different in HBWC's there would be no reason for the manufactures to incur the extra expense of producing wc brass.
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    01-14-2018, 06:21 PM
    Double triggers were considered to be more reliable. On hard recoiling rifles some prefer to use the rear trigger first to prevent doubling. Good discussion here. https://www.africahunting.com/threads/double-rifle-triggers.23060/
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    01-12-2018, 11:19 PM
    148 gain hollow base wadcutters are flush with the front of the case. The base extends deeper into the case than with conventional bullets. If the case tapers to soon it sizes the base of the bullet.
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    01-12-2018, 01:11 AM
    The larger hunting parties had a blacksmith wagon in addition to the cook wagons. Both wagons had coal bins on them if needed.
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    01-11-2018, 08:05 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Sams club closing. in Our Town
    Competing with Costco is hard on them.
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    01-11-2018, 05:03 PM
    All the commercial separators are basically the same with the exception of cheaper ones. Tumbling with a closed clamshell container almost full of water efficiently rids the pins and rinses the brass at the same time. With planning, they can be...
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    01-11-2018, 04:44 PM
    The very best of the long range hunting bullets/calibers have 60 or 70 inches of wind drift at a 1,000 yards with a full value 10 mph wind. A 308 using a Sierra 168 grain bullet has 109 inches of drift at a 1,000 yards. Reading wind/mirage is...
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    01-11-2018, 04:25 PM
    I use only wax for flux in the casting furnace. Sawdust and wax together can stick to the pot below the surface and migrate to the spout as waxy charcoal specks. The cast iron smelting pot gets sawdust and wax until the alloy isclean. If you only...
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    01-11-2018, 03:49 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Any wood workers? in Our Town
    The mule might be outdated as a power source, but the plow has only been multiplied and a tractor used to pull it. Its the same method of farming that has been used since metal tools were invented. We use what ever tool is at hand. If a plane and...
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    01-11-2018, 04:57 AM
    I use the Buffalo Bore 100 +P grain cast. I can't load anything that comes close to their performance with the currently available powders. https://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=127
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    01-11-2018, 01:33 AM
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    01-10-2018, 09:47 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Any wood workers? in Our Town
    There was an era when carpenters and woodworkers carried all their tools with them to the job. Hand planes were as production as any. I enjoy living among several handmade pieces of cabinetry. Each has the tail tale signature of hand planed...
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    01-10-2018, 09:24 AM
    Yep, that's why they're going to Alabama to avoid the cesspool political system in NY. Ever hear the term, "Save your Confederate money, the South's gonna rise again?" We Southerners welcome the Yankey jobs and money. It would have been nice for...
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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