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  • Thin Man's Avatar
    12-10-2019, 10:27 AM
    The closest I have seen to your quadcutter concept is the Lyman mold #358101 which is a 75 grain button nose wadcutter. Very short, these will make the caster of short 22 and 25 boolits blush with shame for complaining about having to fight them in...
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    12-05-2019, 12:04 PM
    Koger, you hit a soft spot in me with your story about the Trapdoor. I have promised myself to walk the woods with a Trapdoor any year I had already collected at least 2 deer, and let the luck follow me with a 45-70. Am half way there now, going...
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    12-05-2019, 11:49 AM
    Here's another advocate of the 10 grain Unique load over a Lyman 375248 (255 gr.) plain bast boolit. Very accurate in a JES rebored H&R Handi-Rifle that was born as a 30-30 caliber. This is my "finisher" load if Bambi doesn't stop firm from my...
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    12-04-2019, 09:02 AM
    I have loaded 38 Long Colt with the Lee mold #90328. This is an inside lubricated design, 150 grain RN pattern that closely resembles the early inside lubed factory loads. Results of firing this load have been satisfactory.
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    12-04-2019, 08:52 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Loctite 222 OR 243 in Our Town
    My son-in-law learned about blue loctite with his Marlin 1894 in 44 magnum. He had installed his scope base without any sealant and used his traditional very hard torque on the base screws. About 2 years and too many rounds later he couldn't hit...
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    12-01-2019, 08:18 AM
    Finding a suitable mold is only half of the challenge. The other is to create a sizing & lubing die as I cannot find a .251 sizing die offered anywhere. I expect one could have a machine shop ream out a Lyman or Lee 243" die to .251" and move...
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    11-30-2019, 10:20 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Grandson did it. in Our Town
    In past years I heard that hunting on Thanksgiving day was a solid tradition for many people. Perhaps it still is just that. Several years ago I stayed at the hunting camp (about 4 hours from my home) on Thanksgiving day to hunt (usually went home...
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    11-26-2019, 07:09 AM
    Both the rifle and 100 yard group look very impressive.
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    11-26-2019, 07:05 AM
    Jess bored and chambered a H&R Handi-Rifle 30-30 barrel I have into a short chamber 38-55. My available molds are Lyman 375248 (255 gr. plain base) and Lyman 375296 (265 gr. gas check). After all testing was finished this barrel showed that it...
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    11-26-2019, 06:48 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Fixed my Marlin 336 Jam in Leverguns
    Here's hoping you can post pics of this procedure.
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    11-26-2019, 06:41 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Marlin .444 in Leverguns
    I have owned a Marlin 444 for many years, but not as long as a friend who has one with the Monte Carlo stock that predates mine. Also, I recently found a H&R Handi-Rifle barrel (just the barrel, never been fitted to a rifle) in an estate sale. It...
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    11-26-2019, 06:31 AM
    Very nice find. For that matter I would have been happy with any of the calibers you listed for this batch.
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    11-26-2019, 05:27 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Gun Show report 11/23/16 in Our Town
    As for the absence of carbines, 03's and revolvers - it is not a story that they are unwanted. They are wanted and kept off the sale tables because the owners appreciate them. I attended an estate auction recently and found these described...
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    11-26-2019, 05:10 AM
    I have used .38 Super dies and brass to feed a Destroyer Carbine, and charged the cases only to Largo pressure levels. They worked out very nicely even before Starline added the Largo to their inventory. What firearm are loading this brass to be...
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    11-22-2019, 08:55 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread My son's first in Rimfire Area
    At 8 years old your son deserves to feel very happy to have his own rifle. As he grows older and matures he will realize how much love his father showed him by creating matching rifles. You did well with this project.
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    11-22-2019, 08:49 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Whack a Barrel in Rimfire Area
    Looks handy.
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    11-22-2019, 08:22 AM
    My instant memory of the Mini-14 family is that the firing pins were the source of many issues. Reports of light strikes, failure to fire, and even breakage seemed to be common. Some issues of these rifles required that the rifle be sent to Ruger...
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    11-22-2019, 08:13 AM
    I am capable of reforming brass to fit a need where correctly marked brass is not available, as in 32-40 Winchester. However, we are in a different world now than back when this thread started. Hornady has brought out their variety of brass...
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    11-22-2019, 07:49 AM
    The gunpowder manufacturers have many products that are very versatile. No, I have not tried the WSH powder but I remember those days you spoke about when it was impossible to find not only your favorite powder but any powder at all. The day came...
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    11-22-2019, 07:29 AM
    pete501, you can take a lot of the pain out of the process of making a HP pin. Take your mold to a well-stocked hardware store or industrial supply house that carries number and letter size drill bits. Start sampling the fit of these until you...
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    11-18-2019, 01:28 PM
    PM coming your way.
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    11-17-2019, 08:45 AM
    Your photo shows you have a winner in either of these alloy combinations. The only thing to focus on now is finding that "right" powder charge to give you the group accuracy you need and feel good about the load. Well done.
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    11-17-2019, 08:31 AM
    Every time I add a new mold to the stash I have to make a test run of boolits to learn the actual diameter and weight of what that mold will deliver. This is followed by immediate testing in the appropriate firearm(s) for that boolit. Beyond this...
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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