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    Yesterday, 07:59 AM
    I gave the same response to another thread. There are temper tantrums all over, companies cutting ties with NRA. My plan is to wait for the dust to settle, learn who still does support NRA, give them my business, and completely ignore all the...
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    Yesterday, 07:53 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread NRA Visa card in Our Town
    I had been thinking about getting their card just to support their activities. Now I have read that several other companies are also cutting ties with NRA. Most of these are banks and car rental companies. There seems to be a plague of temper...
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    02-23-2018, 08:45 AM
    I found a 31133 mold with the pin in a sheriff's auction about 30 years ago. I small local shop had closed after being sued by creditors and the court ordered the assets sold. The auction was an extremely casual event. I got several quality molds...
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    02-22-2018, 09:58 AM
    I will repeat what others have said. To stay in the 95-500 grain weight, the Saeco 325 is the ONLY boolit I will load. Superb accuracy out of every firearm I have used it in, and the molds are still in production. Down side is that they aren't...
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    02-22-2018, 09:46 AM
    If this was my decision to make, here is how I would go about it. First would be to list all the revolvers I currently own in calibers/types parallel with those you have on your list. Then I would see if any of these (4) selected are the same or...
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    02-22-2018, 06:52 AM
    I have to expect this boolit to please you. NOE is known for quality mold blocks and mold designs. While I do not have one of his molds I do have this pattern in a Lyman 313492 mold. My mold generates 85 grain boolits with ACWW material. Group...
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    02-22-2018, 06:27 AM
    Yes, the auctions can be brutal. But just because the sale mentions "estate" does mean it will be overpriced. I occasionally watch for estate "sales" where the properties at sold by direct contact between the seller and buyer, usually are...
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    02-22-2018, 05:39 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Gunshow in Minnesota in Our Town
    Back in '91 SWMBO and I were in MPLS for 5 months. We took our daughter there for medical treatments. Wife and I stayed with daughter around the clock at the hospital, working one day on, then one day off, changing out this role at lunch time. I...
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    02-21-2018, 07:35 AM
    I have been loading for 38 Super with boolits that are parallel with your choices, but of different manufacturers. Your pick of the 35-140S is practically identical to the Lyman 358480, claimed to weigh 133 by Lyman but my COWW gives me a 138 grain...
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    02-21-2018, 07:04 AM
    I have that same mold but in 2 cavity. It makes fine boolits for the 7.62x25 Tokarev and the 7.63x25 Mauser (Broomhandle) pistols. Some years ago I took one of these 2 cavity mold's to a machinist and had the bottom driving band and lube groove...
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    02-17-2018, 05:53 PM
    Over the years of visiting gun shows and retail shops I have seen very few of these H&A pistols. Usually the people who had one for sale really didn't want to sell them due to the prices they marked on them. Yours looks very nice, with the bonus...
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    02-17-2018, 05:39 PM
    I was hunting over fresh snow several years ago and stopped to look around at the top of a ridge line. Below me and about 200 yards away was a road with another ridge line on the other side of it. As I was looking toward the other ridge I saw...
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    02-17-2018, 05:07 PM
    We have an auction house about 20 miles away that has regular sales of estate firearms. These auctions usually close with the buyer bidding more than the normal value of the firearm. The worst case of this I have ever seen was an event about 60...
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    02-16-2018, 07:31 AM
    If you do not already have a Lyman mold #429421, get one. This mold is for the 255 grain SWC pattern. Next you will need a pound (or 3) of Unique. Load 44 Special brass with 7.0 grains of Unique over a standard large pistol primer and seat the...
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    02-16-2018, 05:28 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread This Old Mold in Cast Boolits
    That is one very interesting mold. In the past I have seen only a fey molds that were cut with different mold patterns. Most common is a double cavity size block with both cavities on the same side of the blocks, followed by a single cavity block...
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    02-10-2018, 05:43 PM
    Thin Man replied to a thread During the last panic... in Our Town
    I am starting to get low on WW ingots and only cast for myself and a few close friends. The products that go to friends are gifts, I will not allow them to pay me. I have never had the ambition or lead supplies to go commercial.
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    02-10-2018, 05:41 PM
    Thin Man replied to a thread shipment from russia in Our Town
    A few months ago I bought an incomplete Russian Tokarev TT-33, slide is dated 1943. It came without the slide stop and the recoil assembly. Prowling through the web I found these parts in ads that claimed the sellers were located in Russia and...
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    02-10-2018, 07:22 AM
    I have also heard that barking a squirrel can happen in either of two ways. First is that the squirrel dies from the impact of flying bark. Second, the debris stuns the varmint and it falls from the tree still alive. Once it is on the ground, the...
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    02-09-2018, 06:31 AM
    Alamogunr, your post gave me a flashback to many years ago when the most active trade medium out there was the Shotgun News publications. When my copy arrived I would instantly stop everything else I had going on and would read the ads until my...
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    02-09-2018, 06:23 AM
    Thin Man started a thread It Always Happens in Our Town
    This has happened before, more than once, and now it happens again. This weekend SWMBO and I will be away from home for the weed-end. I've been prowling the auction sites and have spotted two molds that have my interest. Both of these molds will...
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    02-07-2018, 08:03 PM
    This afternoon I loaded 32 S&W Long cases with 2.5 grains Bullseye, a Federal standard small pistol primer and a .313" round nose boolit weighing 91 grains of ACWW. That weight is an odd duck. Nominal boolit weight for the 32 S&W (short) is 85...
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    02-07-2018, 06:08 AM
    Years ago we were over-run with notifications to "winners" of the Canadian Lottery. Wow, free money. All the winner has to do is pay (up front) the import taxes, duties, and the list goes on for financial output by the winner before they can...
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    02-06-2018, 06:21 AM
    The scrap yards in east TN must all speak with each other. They pay 25 cents per pound for any form of lead, then try to sell it for $1 per pound if you really have to have it. We have only one indoor range near me. They allow any handgun caliber...
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    02-06-2018, 06:07 AM
    The cabin fever got to me so I warmed up the furnace. First I minted some .313" 107 grain wadcutters to test in 32 S&W Long and 32 H&R Mag. Next was a pile of Lyman 452374 from a mold I had recently bought because the price was right. I had...
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    02-05-2018, 08:14 AM
    Hearing about a loose loading gate screw takes me back a few years. A lady brought a loaded, action open, action jammed Marlin 30-30 to the shop for correction. She and her husband had been in a spat. He had tossed furniture around the house,...
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    02-05-2018, 07:02 AM
    Today when the sun comes up and I get really awake I'll be building test loads in 32 S&W Long and 32 H&R Magnum using the 107 grain full wadcutter boolits I just minted in a NEI mold, sized .313 and lubed with BAC. The plan is to push these just...
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    02-04-2018, 06:25 PM
    Texas, is that "patch puller" a drain snake??? If so, good job! Anything that works to correct the challenge is good enough. This is one of those winners that belongs in one of the Brownell's "Gunsmith Kinks" publications. Send them a submission...
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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