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  • Thin Man's Avatar
    08-16-2018, 09:34 AM
    This looks like a grand idea. I recently found a mold for .313" round balls. Wanting to try these in 32 S&W and also 32 S&W Long, just, because. Others have said their Lyman 55 powder measure will accurately drop very light weights of Bullseye...
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    08-13-2018, 07:07 PM
    Many years ago I worked with a guy who owned a M27 5". He had trouble finding a holster for it that suited him so he decided to sell it. In spite of that 5" being extremely accurate he bought a 6" and immediately sold off the 5". Turned out the...
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    08-11-2018, 09:26 AM
    I cast some .313" round balls with W-W alloy to try a fun adventure in 32 S&W and also 32 S&W Long. After that I cast a good handful of .447" boolits for a friend's 11x59mmR French Gras rifle. The mold was an antique single cavity I found on ebay...
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    08-11-2018, 09:15 AM
    Another vote for Outpost 75's recommendation.
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    08-11-2018, 08:54 AM
    FISH4BUGS, if you are interested in casting for that rifle you will want the lighter (65-69 grain) patterns for it. My 23B would not group very well with the heavier boolits but responded nicely to the lighter weight boolits. If you need...
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    08-11-2018, 08:41 AM
    I held the same day job for over 34 years and was wearing a lot of hats all at the same time. My paid hours were 8-5, but I had to arrive about 6 am to get ready for the day. Then came the Golden Parachute offer: full pay for all unused vacation...
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    08-01-2018, 05:15 AM
    Reverend Al wins the giggle trophy for the suggestion about glue. Thanks for the smile. My true reason for asking about these primers was whether they would fit and remain in the breech bolt of an in-line muzzleloader, also whether they would...
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    08-01-2018, 03:28 AM
    A while back a long time friend asked me to load a box of 32 S&W loads for him as he did not have a proper die set for that caliber. The box of 50 rounds I crafted were divided equally between an 85 grain wadcutter (Lyman 313492) and an 85 grain RN...
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    07-31-2018, 08:39 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Gun Broker Question.. in Our Town
    If you are serious about making the purchase, ask him to deliver the merchandise to his FFL dealer. Then you talk with that dealer and get the first 3 and last 5 characters of their FFL and run them through the ATF's easy check system to confirm...
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    07-31-2018, 08:28 AM
    I would tap those vendor sites with my "spam blocker" key and smile.
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    07-31-2018, 08:25 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Steve's pages website in Our Town
    Steve Hayes helped me with a subscription, but I still could not get into the site. He then asked if I was using Google Chrome as my browser, and I said "yes". He responded that Google Chrome has certain safety features that prevent users from...
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    07-30-2018, 05:48 PM
    I suspect a pair of crossed sticks, held together by a few wraps of leather bootlace, would provide all the steadying help a handgun may require. A pair of sticks would be light and easily portable, quick to change elevation (bring the legs closer...
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    07-30-2018, 06:39 AM
    My first experience with corporate buy-out and shut-down of the competition came when Sears bought the Western Auto chain of family owned and operated stores. We had 2 Western Auto stores in our town and both had large numbers of repeat customers. ...
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    07-29-2018, 08:55 AM
    Very recently I came into six (6) trays of CCI #109 shotgun primers. They are very clean and appear to have been made recently, or at least well kept since being made. This was the first of these I had ever seen or heard of. Google-foo searches...
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    07-28-2018, 05:05 AM
    I really want to hire this couple to write for me in my dispute with a government agency. Guess they are too busy counting the funds they have received from all the applications flowing their way.
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    07-27-2018, 05:50 AM
    Ejectors can cause issues with any rifle. My cousin recently bought a brand new Springfield Armory M1A that gave him issues right out of the box. He managed to get 5 rounds out of 20 to chamber and fire before calling it quits. When the bolt ran...
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    07-23-2018, 09:33 AM
    Two consideration drove me to the surplus powders. These were the lower cost and the availability (even before the powder shortages). Both of those advantages have evaporated. Commercial powders are readily available and surplus powder prices are...
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    07-23-2018, 09:27 AM
    That was a screaming deal. One of my suppliers now gets just over $165 (plus the Haz-Mat costs and freight charges) for that same #8 container of IMR4831. It's a good thing (for you) that you saw it before me. Congrats.
    15 replies | 759 view(s)
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    07-23-2018, 09:20 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Die Clean up in Reloading Equipment
    Brush Research also makes chamber hones for rifles and I can tell you these are a fine product. A few years ago we had a customer who owned an AR style rifle with an attitude. The rifle refused to allow fired brass to exit the chamber. Fired...
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    07-23-2018, 07:56 AM
    I used the same RCBS Junior press for over 30 years before I added in a Rock Chucker. Yes, there is a significant difference between even these two presses. Just for old time's sake I kept the Junior and may find room to bolt it onto the bench for...
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    07-23-2018, 07:49 AM
    A while ago I bought an Ideal single cavity mold in the 313226 pattern. This is the traditional round nose 93 grain boolit commonly seen in factory loaded 32 S&W Long ammo. When the mold arrived I found it had considerable use on it but had not...
    7 replies | 292 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