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    10-19-2018, 07:17 AM
    Buy a reasonable quality vise and cry only once. Cheap tools can lead to frustration and added expense when you have to replace them. Get 4-5 inch size with a swivel base. Vise jaw pads can be found in many locations. Lead sheets, aluminum,...
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    10-19-2018, 06:44 AM
    Just looking at the pics of that "repair" make me angry. This never should have happened. For any company to allow their techs to do this type of repair service is a complete outrage. For this to come from a company with a good reputation makes...
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    10-19-2018, 06:20 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    A local sporting goods store burned down here many years ago. They had a lot of ammo on their shelves and some of it "popped off" in the fire. When this began happening the firemen trained their hoses on the ammo stacks and got that stopped. None...
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    10-16-2018, 08:22 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Friends in Tennessee in Our Town
    There are a lot of locally owned producers in TN. One of my favorites is Benton's Country Hams near Madisonville in the Knoxville area. They started small and have grown to be recognized all over the continental US by those people who appreciate...
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    10-09-2018, 05:41 AM
    Many years ago a friend who owned a carbine asked me to load ammo for him. I built these loads using boolits from an Ideal mold 31133, the hollow point design of their original 311008 for the 32-20. Alloy was COWW, air cooled. He reported back...
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    10-09-2018, 05:32 AM
    Several years ago I bought a set of Ideal mold blocks in the 313226 pattern, single cavity. This mold drops boolits at .313 diameter with a weight of 98 grains. I used it to create factory duplication loads for the various .32 S&W Long revolvers I...
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    10-09-2018, 04:41 AM
    I used to hold the RCBS 98 SWC mold in high regard until I bought a Saeco #325 mold and found it was the game winner in this contest. This Saeco mold repeatedly wins the tight group contest in my Ruger Single Six .32 H&R Magnum and several other...
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    10-07-2018, 08:44 AM
    Having read several articles about lead poisoning over the past few years I began asking different doctors I visit to order lead level testing during my blood tests. All this comes from a foundation of beginning casting in 1973, taking a job as ...
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    10-07-2018, 07:30 AM
    Before I had a dedicated .380 defensive pattern mold I loaded the Lee 358-105 SWC (sized .358) in .380 brass, seating the boolit so that about half of the front driving band was inside the case and half outside. Never found a pistol that refused to...
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    10-07-2018, 07:16 AM
    I converted a few 32-20 cases into 25-20, just getting started in this activity and it has been a learning experience. Am always watching the results to find where I can make the process more successful.
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    10-07-2018, 07:12 AM
    Chill, guys, Remington is only trying to match their reputation for quality control and manufacturing they earned through the Walker trigger, their refusal to correct the Walker trigger until a court ordered this to be done, and their manufacture of...
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    10-03-2018, 05:45 AM
    A while back I bought a safe that had been declared surplus from a local military base. It is about 5 feet tall and about 2 1/2 feet square and originally had a brass lock on the door. A friend had bought the safe and his sons decided to...
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    10-03-2018, 05:29 AM
    Wasn't it UPS that got us all started in the high-priced, overnight delivery, controlled delivery scam many years ago. Seems that they were losing multiple volumes of Glock pistols from shipments and suddenly the whole world had to pay higher...
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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