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    Today, 08:07 AM
    I use an older Lachmiller sizer, very similar to the RCBS current system. When I size boolits, either with or without a GC, I have to remember that getting into a hurry costs me the nose profile of the boolit even when the top punch is a fine match...
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    Yesterday, 06:32 AM
    I had wanted a solid Hi Power for many years before finding a "T" prefix serial number model about 3 years ago. This pistol is everything it was supposed to be from the start and will stay here until it enters an estate sale.
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    Yesterday, 06:12 AM
    I have an older Rossi 92 Trapper with a receiver sight at the rear (side frame mounted). After much testing I have found it prefers the Lyman 358156 SWC-GC boolit in magnum cases. This boolit load cycles through the action without a hitch and...
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    Yesterday, 05:58 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread A new to me 45 case in Our Town
    At first I thought this thread was going to be about something I saw recently for the first time - brass plated steel cases. This concept is new to me (and probably old to other people here) and I wondered how long this processing or has been going...
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    04-20-2018, 08:18 AM
    This discussion reminds me of a Wyatt Earp movie when Wyatt first met Doc Holliday. Doc asked Wyatt if he believed in friendship and Wyatt said "yes". Doc then asked Wyatt if he had a lot of friends and Wyatt nodded his head to signal "no". Doc...
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    04-18-2018, 02:13 PM
    Thin Man replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    Side note to all of the above - one man's junk is another man's treasure. I frequently see old, worn out, should be thrown away firearms (mostly handguns) brought to the shop. Their owners ask about getting them put back into shooting condition...
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    04-15-2018, 06:31 AM
    I used to be a regular visitor at our local and close-enough-to-drive-to shows usually looking for repair parts and the occasional deal on a used firearm, but mostly to visit with the many friends who also showed up there. Time caught up with us...
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    04-10-2018, 10:36 AM
    In case Leupold can not or will not replace the reticle at your price point you might look at for their offerings. I have had them work on a few scopes for me in the past few years and have always been pleased with their work. ...
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    04-10-2018, 07:00 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread My 25ACP loading fun in Cast Boolits
    Several years ago a friend (I think he wanted to torment me) gave me his new .25 acp die set that he had bought by mistake. He had no interest in loading that caliber, not sure if he even owns a 25 auto. This is how I got started with this...
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    04-10-2018, 06:48 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Awesome range report in Cast Boolits
    You're ahead of me. SWMBO and I got married in 1970 and for a wedding gift I gave her a Browning Auto-5, new in the box, 20 gauge. This was to be the start of her venture into hunting and recreational shooting with me. About that same time I also...
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    04-07-2018, 07:58 PM
    Nothing yet, the dang weather keeps on changing in temperatures giving highs in the 70's one week and 40's the next. Plenty of rain but it comes in with high wind. I keep on telling myself - patience, grasshopper.
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    04-07-2018, 07:55 PM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Made a new buddy today in Our Town
    Our oldest daughter and her family "found" a 6-month old pup that would have looked like the one in this thread except that he was skinny as could be and was covered in fleas and ticks. The family had rented a cabin in the Smoky Mountains and the...
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    04-07-2018, 07:04 PM
    Cast iron cookware is a normal way of life where I live. We even have a Lodge outlet about a 40 minute drive away. When I go through their store I am always amazed at the variety of cookware they offer.
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    04-07-2018, 11:22 AM
    If this were my pistol I would never have it refinished. The finish wear and scrapes/scratches tell a story of the pistol's history. It has lived a long and difficult life and has survived to the present day. The current finish shows the...
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    04-04-2018, 08:10 AM
    Years before sight paint was offered I started using fingernail polish on several of my front sights. Most pharmacies and big box stores have displays of every color you could imagine. The bottles are cheap and come with their own applicator...
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    04-04-2018, 07:48 AM
    RCBS Junior, bought new in 1970 when I started handloading. First die set was RCBS (steel) in .38 Special, bought it with the press. Added on a few more die sets. Decided to venture into casting so in 1973 I bought (all used) a Lyman furnace,...
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    04-02-2018, 05:49 AM
    Wasn't this same message posted a few years ago, and even then on April 1? We live right beside the Smokies and would never trade their beauty for a permanent ocean side location, but like to visit those on occasion for a brief change of scenery. ...
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    03-31-2018, 06:05 PM
    I cast some 311316 GC boolits for a friend who owns a Ruger 327 Federal. To date he has only fired the revolver with lighter (90+/-) weight jacketed bullets. He has fine handloading skills but has yet to enjoy the bliss of throwing his own...
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    03-28-2018, 07:30 AM
    I also vote for the IWB (inside waist band) style holster. These can be carried on either side for strong hand draw or strong hand cross-draw depending on how you are dressed for the day. Their greatest asset is to keep the wheeler from dropping...
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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