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    Today, 04:47 AM
    If corbinace doesn't take them I will.
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    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    When it comes to long range target scopes that you are cranking on the dials all the time you do get what you pay for mostly. For that type of application tracking is the most important requirement. Problem is sooner of later they all will fail. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:40 PM
    Copied........ thanks
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    Yesterday, 05:52 PM
    I will take it. PM sent
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    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    Muzzle breaks have their place. I don't use them on hunting rifles do to the noise increase. I do use them on my rapid fire 22 LR target pistols and on my prairie dog rifles. They greatly help with seeing bullet impacts and since I am wearing...
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    Yesterday, 08:40 AM
    Welcome We will teach you how to save money by; buying money saving equipment.. Oh yeah in the end you will have save thousands.
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    06-23-2017, 09:19 PM
    As Larry stated the .38/44 Heavy Duty was the original 38 Magnum.
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    06-23-2017, 06:06 PM
    If you get tired of the smoke give my TAC 1 or TAC X a try, it was made with low smoke in mind.. The ingredients in Ben's Red are not made to burn and when they do they smoke..Sometimes it is the mixture of certain powders and heat/humidity that...
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    06-23-2017, 05:58 PM
    I survived all the bad habits and unknown dangers of the 40s, 50s and 60s without any ill effects, that are traceable. Either I was tough, or lucky. I carried mercury in my pockets, cast lead soldiers, ate peanuts, road bicycles without a...
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    06-23-2017, 01:21 PM
    Just like with presses and lube sizers, I have enough and then some. You never know when you'll do something foolish or one will break. Over the years I've collected bargains.
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    06-23-2017, 12:57 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Old Pot/Ladle in Casting Equipment
    Or maybe he made sinkers for saltwater use.
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    06-23-2017, 12:36 PM
    I am an older item to some, and I do use some antique tools in reloading. I have also retired some in favor of newer more robust machinery. That said, I also occasionally shoot an Eli Whitney revolver in 32 rimfire. Does that qualify?
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    06-23-2017, 12:07 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Rough start to the day in Our Town
    Using a loud sounding device may make you feel like you've accomplished something, but the transmitted volume is restricyed. Although louder than normal voice, speach is distorted and the volume is reduced in order to protect the equipment. Best...
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    06-23-2017, 01:10 AM
    I bought my Marlin 1895 22" barrel in Atlanta. I first polished the barrel with J-B polishing compound to smooth things uo. I shot all of Lee bullets through it withoput leading. Some with up to 50 grains of 3031. The Lee 500 grain is accurate but...
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    06-22-2017, 07:27 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Vaporizing Milk Jugs in Cast Boolits
    The OP has a 357 revolver. 12 gauge slugs won't chamber in it. As a kid I grew up in a small town. I shot a lot with the local police. The most utilized target was confiscated cheap beer. I have shot hundreds if not thousands of full beer...
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    06-22-2017, 06:53 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Vaporizing Milk Jugs in Cast Boolits
    The highest bullet velocity coupled with the softest most explosive bullet will make the biggest splash. A light pure lead hollow point possibly paper patched would be your best bet for cast. If was me I would just purchase a box of 0ne of these:...
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    06-22-2017, 11:19 AM
    Harter 66 I know what you intended, but your statement of dropping "half way to just like the factory" could be dangerous to a new caster/ reloader. Nothing less than a complete "PLUNK" is aviseable to a new loader.
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    06-22-2017, 11:04 AM
    This thread does give me reason to consider consolidation, but I've looked at the same face in the mirror every morning, sat at the same table with the same wife , drove a new 73 Suburban for 30 years and the current 03 Dodge ever since. What fun...
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    06-22-2017, 10:52 AM
    The dies we got from Gavin are works of a dedicated machinist! There are no imperfections on the dome or lips of the checks. Our first trials with the OBI press showed they were hitting the catch buckets to hard and causing a lot of culls.We solved...
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    06-22-2017, 10:39 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Melting scrap FMJ in Cast Boolits
    Yep. If ya smack your finger with a framing hammer, you'll quickly realize why it's called waffle faced.
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    06-22-2017, 10:09 AM
    I had 6 yr old children in "73, but whose's counting?
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    06-21-2017, 10:22 PM
    We picked up Gavin's tooling recently and started making copper gas checks. We plan on offering more calibers this year of our own design too. The R&D work is ongoing, we are planning on making our own dies in house this year. For now we are...
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    06-21-2017, 10:13 PM
    Yes, we bought Gavin's tooling. They produce a nice product IMO, the .30 caliber checks fit good on my bullets. The .357's are very nice too.
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    06-21-2017, 08:11 PM
    I took a UPS box down to the cave and turned out the lights I had left on. I had tripped yesterday and bruse my back sides and forearm. The trip down to the cave with the heavy box was enough. Got to have a reason to try again tomorrow. If it...
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    06-21-2017, 07:43 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread 57 years and counting in Our Town
    BTW my parents made it to their 65th Aniversary before Dad passed. Mom made it 13 more years without him. She had diabetes and MS for over 40 years in a wheelchair, and finally surcomed to undiagnosed cancer at 92. They both had close...
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    06-21-2017, 04:32 PM
    Very nice. Thanks for producing and posting it.
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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