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  • swheeler's Avatar
    08-07-2020, 10:25 AM
    264 Win Mag this should fix you up, used one on M96 Swede to bring shots down to poa.........https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/sights/front-sights/mauser-91-dovetail-front-sight-blank-prod341.aspx
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    08-06-2020, 10:23 AM
    Win 231 and Acc #2 both deliver excellent charges for me in two different Lee Pro 1000.
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    08-06-2020, 10:13 AM
    That is the biggest blue gill I've ever seen, sweet!:drinks:
    38 replies | 1074 view(s)
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    07-31-2020, 12:18 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread 223 primer question! in Cast Boolits
    Yes they can and very possibly give you better accuracy than a small rifle primer.
    24 replies | 778 view(s)
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    07-30-2020, 09:30 PM
    Thanks for the link! I especially like this part"Important; the charges given are stated to be NEVER EXCEED and reduce by 10% for starting charge weight (cw). Also BEWARE, different production lots may vary and there have been many lots since 1980...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-30-2020, 09:28 PM
    Excellent advice that is adhered to by all veteran reloaders!
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    07-29-2020, 08:59 PM
    Set it outside and turn it on with enough alloy to fill it 3/4 full. When it starts smoking and stinking real good go out and light the fumes, you now have the perfect set of circumstances to reduce any tin back into solution, stir it while the oil...
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    07-29-2020, 07:16 PM
    fcvan replied to a thread Looking For Gun Enthusiasts in Our Town
    I was raised around firearms and learned to respect them as tools. I did not receive a BB gun until the year after I received my first shotgun. The shotgun was a tool, the BB gun was a toy, both needed the treatment of respect for what they can do....
    49 replies | 1451 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 06:42 PM
    fcvan replied to a thread I made a $9 brush hog! in Our Town
    Love It! I think I will make the cuts, ad hinges and latches so I can open up the beast, or mow the lawn. You can guarantee this is useful. My wife will never know . . .
    49 replies | 1573 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 05:46 PM
    I bought a long eye relief scope for a Mossberg .308 Scout Rifle with a picatinny rail forward of the action. I also used it on an AR15 for load development with a 3/4" Riser which centered the scope over the barrel nut. That works very well. I...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-29-2020, 10:56 AM
    AK_milsurp, where did you get a scout scope mount for it, I've looked for the last couple years now and cant find one, real hard for me to shoot opens any longer.
    54 replies | 14151 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 10:47 AM
    And the one I've got rivals the Krag for smooth. An 88 rebarreled to 7mm mauser looking like Rusty Reels rifle could easily be my "dream rifle", now I would have to scope it but a tiny 1-4x Leupold would look fine on it.
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    07-29-2020, 10:38 AM
    Oh I see:holysheep somebody needs nappy time!
    31 replies | 1365 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 10:16 AM
    This might be your ticket right here............https://warrencustomoutdoor.com/bright-sights.html
    12 replies | 460 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 10:08 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread I made a $9 brush hog! in Our Town
    I like it a lot, I may have to try this!
    49 replies | 1573 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 09:35 AM
    It looks like Boyds classic JRS or what ever they call it? The OP will be back with some answers, hope.:-)
    16 replies | 770 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 09:28 AM
    Well it says maximum loads shown reduce 10% to start doesn't it.......... from 1980............Important; the charges given are stated to be NEVER EXCEED and reduce by 10% for starting charge weight (cw). Also BEWARE, different production lots...
    31 replies | 1365 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 07:24 AM
    fcvan replied to a thread The next shortage in Our Town
    Weird, My bank takes loose change, counts it and the machine rolls it. There are coin exchangers at the grocery store but they charge a percentage unless you put the 'money' on a prepaid card for this or that company. I got to where I would have...
    58 replies | 1958 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 07:08 AM
    fcvan replied to a thread Best litium batteries???? in Our Town
    LiFePo4 cells are relatively inexpensive and fit in the place of the expensive odd sized high power cells. They last a long time but require a specific charging system. I have been looking at the super-capacitor battery replacements that can be had...
    15 replies | 459 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 06:26 AM
    fcvan replied to a thread Maglite Battery Corrosion in Our Town
    I only had one battery failure take out a Mini-Mag. I tried, but I just couldn't get it cleared and functional again. I already had several others, each fitted with a tail piece button and LED bulbs. I carried one on my duty belt, had one in each...
    39 replies | 1317 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 06:08 AM
    fcvan replied to a thread Sharpening Steel in Our Town
    I will have to mildly disagree. You can use a steel to sharpen a knife and it will take a very long time to do so. It is better to start with a stone to set the proper bevel and a steel to keep it in tune. However, if you have a bad edge because of...
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    07-28-2020, 05:41 PM
    I had a buddy who needed a slightly larger .223 ball expander. He ordered a .243 expander, chucked it up in a drill, and to fine grit sand paper to it until he got the desired diameter. Sure, you can 'custom order' but you will pay handsomely for...
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    07-28-2020, 04:24 PM
    fcvan replied to a thread Did we miss the boat? in Cast Boolits
    When things calmed down the last time, I bought 5k at a time, small/large pistol, small/large rifle, but no shot shell. Opps, my bad. I didn't have any hulls, didn't really load shot shell much. My intent was to start loading up so I bought some...
    41 replies | 1623 view(s)
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    07-28-2020, 01:51 PM
    Dude, that thing is JUNK! Send it to me and I will help you dispose of the thing. Seriously, you have quite a setup. I use a propane stove for large smelting jobs so I don't know what the cost/hour of smelting works out to be. With electricity,...
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    07-28-2020, 01:41 PM
    fcvan replied to a thread More 9mm woes in Cast Boolits
    I agree Gary, a gas check can solve some issues. I have dies to make plain base gas checks from soda can aluminum which work very well. Currently, I push ASBBPCd 125 grain at 1350 fps from an AR 15 9mm carbine, and a 102-1R at 1500 fps from the same...
    38 replies | 977 view(s)
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    07-28-2020, 01:17 PM
    fcvan replied to a thread More 9mm woes in Cast Boolits
    The first pistol I bought was a S&W 459. I bought a Lee 356-125 2R mold which I cast using range scrap. The range at work was exclusively shooting soft swaged lead 38 sp hollow based wadcutters, the practice round for my agency at the time. I loaded...
    38 replies | 977 view(s)
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    07-28-2020, 09:51 AM
    I wonder how the new IMR GREEN compares. I'll bet if there's any on the shelves it will get tried now.
    31 replies | 1365 view(s)
  • fcvan's Avatar
    07-28-2020, 01:52 AM
    45 Colt rifle, HR 20" Classic Carbine single shot, .454 pure lead RB over 3 gr of Bullseye, 900 fps at muzzle. Deadly accurate at 100 yards. I shot a grading stake at 100 and it just exploded and splintered. Quiet like a 22 lr, probably one of my...
    54 replies | 3838 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