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    Today, 02:52 AM
    I guess those bullets were'nt big enough sellers to keep making them, they made .268" bullets at one time also, I'm still, shooting some. When they're gone I may try running some .277 Speer hot cores into a .270 push through just to see how they...
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    Yesterday, 11:42 AM
    Buckshot what bullets you using in that 7.35? Did you make a sizer to draw down standard .308 bullets, I draw down .338 bullets for 8x56R use.
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    Yesterday, 02:07 AM
    It's not a centerfire.
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    01-22-2021, 09:39 PM
    fcvan replied to a thread Lee 125 in Cast Boolits
    The first pistol I bought on my own was a S&W 459 in 1985. Grew up casting and bought the Lee 356-125 2R mold. I had purchased a box of factory FMJ with the pistol but ordered dies and mold that week. I set my dies to the Remington FMJ, no problems....
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    01-22-2021, 07:18 PM
    fcvan replied to a thread Stag handled knife in Our Town
    My grandfather had a set of knives similar to the picture, which my Dad now has. Grand Dad (1908-1998) may have gotten them from his father (1873-1956) and those knives went west in the dust bowl migration. Dad uses that knife set daily, and has...
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    01-22-2021, 07:03 PM
    fcvan replied to a thread Looking for a Truck in Our Town
    I retired in fall of 2017, the following month my wife bought me my 'retirement truck.' Ram 1500 Eco Diesel with all of the bells and whistles she wanted and without some I wanted. It turns out she knew a couple of things would not do well during...
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    01-22-2021, 12:02 PM
    I started on one of the red plastic ones from K-Mart I think, you had to get the wrist flick just right to make the birds really fly.
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    01-22-2021, 11:59 AM
    Thanks, I've got one on the way just for grins.
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    01-22-2021, 11:55 AM
    I have never used those powders in 223, never bought any. I mostly load with ball powders W748, H335, Bl C2 and right now WC844 and Thunderbird 2208. I used up a jug of surplus IMR 4895 and it worked good but had to trickle charge each case, I like...
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    01-21-2021, 09:01 PM
    Krag I didn't think the 77 MKII's came out until early 1990's, right around the time Ruger bought a hammer forge and started making their own barrels. I have two K77 MKII I bought new 94&98?? or close. Both are the boat paddle Rynite stocks and both...
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    01-20-2021, 07:15 PM
    A bigger lie has never been told! Welcome Mike:bigsmyl2:
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    01-19-2021, 03:53 PM
    Ives-way can sealer, I get my cans from Embarcadero Home Cannery out of Oakland, CA
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    01-18-2021, 09:34 PM
    First thought seeing that stock was JL Herter, he had roll over mannlicher semi finished late 60's. In 1969 I got a semi finished Brasilian rosewood roll over stock for mauser, it cost $35 you could buy a decent walnut stock from them for $10. Brand...
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    01-18-2021, 06:43 PM
    Prayers sent for Charles
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    01-18-2021, 12:04 PM
    Kevin that's a nice little getaway, wish I had one just like it. You need a pet Linx ;-)
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    01-16-2021, 02:12 PM
    It looks like you have a couple burrs on the edge of the sprue plate, a cotton ball will find them, then just touch the edge with some 400 paper to remove and lube. I use Amsoil 100 synthetic 2 stroke oil on locator pins and sprue screw and plate....
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    01-16-2021, 01:59 PM
    swheeler started a discussion I'm in in group Charter Member
    Joined 3-23-05 member number 148, guess I'm in, Aimoo site wasn't long lived.
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    01-15-2021, 05:30 PM
    I sure hope so. My wife says I have the same traits as you! :-)
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    01-15-2021, 05:09 PM
    Lloyd I've got one on 22/250 S1 3-9x40, not junk by any stretch but equal to other $150 scopes, think Weaver classic V's and I have 3-4 of those. I can not give any feed back on recoil other than 22-250 level recoil. 30 reviews 4.7*...
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    01-14-2021, 03:15 AM
    fcvan replied to a thread Daisy Red Ryder in AirGuns
    I got my Red Ryder for my 14th birthday, my Rem 870 for my 13th. One was a tool, one was a toy. Dad wanted me to be mature enough for the toy. I made a pellet trap and shot at paper plates, even took and old bird shot bag and made a sand bag. I...
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    01-14-2021, 02:28 AM
    Lee mold handles fit NOE. I have used them on RCBS, SAECO, and Lyman as well. I remember someone saying they had a mold where Lee handles needed thinning a bit, I don't know which mold company. Another guy said something about pin holes not aligning...
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    01-14-2021, 02:06 AM
    fcvan replied to a thread .358 boolits in a 9mm in Cast Boolits
    I stopped sizing smaller than .358 in 1985, has worked in every 9mm I own or have owned, including carbines. The only time I had a failure was a few years ago when I tried a .357 sizer in a Glock 22 with a 9mm Lone Wolf drop in barrel, keyholed at...
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    01-14-2021, 01:53 AM
    I would love a carbine, it isn't in the stars, sigh. I do own the Ruger OM 38-40/40 S&W with a 4 5/8" barrel. I bought it new but it sat on the shelf for many years. So long in fact, that the cylinder had dust bunnies in it. Store owner said she...
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    01-14-2021, 01:15 AM
    I bought the Lyman 225-415 (Lee makes a clone now) and had reasonable success. Great in bolt or single shot, AR 15 kind of beat up the nose during feeding cycle, Ruger Mini 14 was more forgiving. Powder coating toughened the nose and provided some...
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    01-13-2021, 10:26 PM
    Do you mean their WorkMate knock off? If so, that's what I use. Pot is on a cookie sheet, workspace is a wooden TV tray, chair is a fold up. The TV tray is forward so that the workmate covers maybe 1/2 the TV tray. Folded towel on the TV tray, 2...
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    01-13-2021, 09:51 PM
    Santa Anita Engineering Company started in Santa Anita, CA. They moved to Carpenteria CA, which is where Dad bought his stuff, they were just down the road. Redding Reloading bought SAECO. Rock Chuck Bullet Swaging (later reduced to RCBS) owns the...
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    01-13-2021, 07:28 PM
    I am a HAM radio operator. It wasn't hard to pass a test and get a license, and another, and another, until I maxed/topped out in 2002. The past year has been re-acquainting myself (and my brother is too) with distance communications on minimal...
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    01-13-2021, 05:14 PM
    fcvan replied to a thread Air Fryer in Cookin' Recipe's
    My Wife got one recently, since I haven't been back to CO for a while, still stuck in CA. Well, she had done it with the chicken on top of the veggies and such. Sent me a picture to let me know what her and my FIL were having, made my mouth water....
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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
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