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    Yesterday, 10:32 PM
    dubber123 started a thread lead swap? in Swappin & Sellin
    Hello all, I have a surplus of pure sheet lead from roof flashing, and am in need of WW ingots. I am wondering what a fair exchange would be, with each party paying their own shipping. Thanks in advance.
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  • gray wolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    What kind of labor charge do you put on things you enjoy doing ? How do you judge that, I don't figure in a labor charge when I cook a meal.
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    09-23-2017, 11:06 PM
    You should have cured most of the potential causes. Can you detect thread choke at the barrel/frame junction? What is your alloy, lube and load? Don't fear firelapping, it works REALLY slowly, particularly on Ruger SS guns. I have been...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    09-23-2017, 10:48 PM
    Pretty sure my friend has the same gun in .32 S&W, and I fired it a few times recently. It was actually kind of fun, we had to handload ammo for it, but it did indeed function, and nothing unpleasant happened. Give it a go, you may have a good...
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  • smoked turkey's Avatar
    09-23-2017, 05:15 PM
    I could be dead wrong on this, but I have always assumed that the primary two reasons for lube under the boolit was too much pressure on the lube cylinder, or too much slop between the pin and the die from poor machining by the die maker. The latter...
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  • smoked turkey's Avatar
    09-23-2017, 09:25 AM
    I too use the same set of reloading dies (RCBS) to load both the auto rim and the 45 acp. Shellholder is different of course. Revolver is the S&W 45 N frame 1955 Target model.
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  • smoked turkey's Avatar
    09-23-2017, 09:18 AM
    I agree with the OP that handloading time is a time of relaxation away from the normal hubbub of life. I can go to my "handloading room" and concentrate on what makes me happy. I take the creation of ammunition very seriously. Especially when I read...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    09-23-2017, 07:09 AM
    Most likely they did. It most likely functioned though, something that can't be said for the last 4 that made it to my brothers repair shop made by brand "T". :)
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    09-23-2017, 01:44 AM
    Having a gunsmith for a brother, I get to see the inside of more guns than a lot of shooters. The finish is unfortunately the least of your worries too often with brand "T". Do they make good ones? sure, even owned one once. Do they make ****? ...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    09-22-2017, 03:05 PM
    Having seen the insides of a few Taurus revolvers, "loose" is an accurate description. :)
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  • smoked turkey's Avatar
    09-22-2017, 08:09 AM
    This is GREAT news. I have always been a fan of S&W, threw thin and thick times. Thanks for letting us know.
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    09-20-2017, 11:48 PM
    They are indeed stronger than many think, mine is a 3-3/4" 45 Colt, and I have tested it out well. You will have no problems meeting your power requirements. As noted, these seem to be better fitted than many of the other Ruger single actions. ...
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  • smoked turkey's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 11:33 PM
    The FFL dealers I have talked to here (Missouri) tell me that all smokeless guns with a serial number must go through an FFL in the state the buyer resides in if they are to cross state lines. This is long and short guns alike. This means it is...
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  • smoked turkey's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 11:17 PM
    I think that the shooting sticks will help tremendously. I use a tripod for my "off hand" shooting when I can. I find that the more I practice with it, the more accurately I shoot. I can sometimes approach the accuracy I get at the bench when I am...
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  • smoked turkey's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 10:42 PM
    I want to post that without a doubt, out of dozens and dozens of transactions here on cast boolits this has been the smoothest and quickest transaction I have ever had. I purchased a set of dies from Ed and he turned the shipment around to me very...
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    09-15-2017, 11:25 PM
    dubber123 replied to a thread WTB Beeswax in Completed Deals
    Forum member Randyrat is where I have always gotten mine from, great guy to deal with.
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    09-14-2017, 10:54 PM
    I wish all revolvers came with a .0015" barrel cylinder gap, that sure beats getting one with a .009" or whatever sloppy "acceptable" tolerance is allowed nowadays. I'm sorry to hear it has issues though, hopefully it will be taken care of by Ruger.
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  • smoked turkey's Avatar
    09-14-2017, 12:07 AM
    smoked turkey replied to a thread The code in Our Town
    Thank you. Good post. It should be on BIG billboards all across the land.
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    09-12-2017, 04:26 PM
    Best deal on handles I've seen in a long time.
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    09-10-2017, 07:59 AM
    I have a 6.5 Swede 1894 carbine with a similar bore. I tried everything short of paper patching, it still throws keyholes with my 266469. It will shoot inside an inch at 50 yards with 160 jacketed RN's. Mines looking like a rebore candidate. I...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    09-10-2017, 07:37 AM
    My friend has the same gun, and his cylinder throats are .451", not saying yours are though. Sizing at .451" has it grouping around 2" at 50 yards the last time I tried, good enough that I asked to bring it to the range where I can shoot off a real...
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  • smoked turkey's Avatar
    09-08-2017, 02:01 PM
    smoked turkey replied to a thread Trials in Our Chapel
    Very good thought Pastor Jim. The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (Jesus). John 10:10.
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    09-08-2017, 09:35 AM
    smoked turkey replied to a thread The Chapel in Our Chapel
    We just had a Sunday School lesson highlighting Barnabus, whose name means encourager. In this world there are many who make people feel put down. We need to counter act that by encouraging each other, which we do here. It is a great place with some...
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    09-07-2017, 09:27 AM
    smoked turkey replied to a thread Here again in Our Chapel
    Tom, good for you. Ringing that bell is a significant event. I can well remember when our son rang the bell. He is still cancer free and that has been for six years. PRAISE THE LORD. Dear Lord please be with Tom during these last rounds of Chemo....
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  • smoked turkey's Avatar
    09-07-2017, 09:18 AM
    Boaz, thanks for giving us the details so we can more effectively pray for Pastor Jim and his wife, Mary. Their need touches me and I know that Jesus not only knows, but feels their infirmities. He can and will help them in their time of need. Dear...
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  • smoked turkey's Avatar
    09-05-2017, 10:13 PM
    I will take 3.) Hornady 338 Lapua USED $35. This is a shipped price. Thanks.
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    09-04-2017, 11:19 PM
    A friend runs 3.5 grains in .38 Spl with 158's. and the same charge in .45 ACP with 230's
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    08-30-2017, 10:37 PM
    A much lighter boolit might get you closer. LEE's 95 RF comes to mind, my mold just squeaks out .358"
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  • smoked turkey's Avatar
    08-29-2017, 09:56 AM
    sixshot thanks for a good hunting story and the nice pictures. Your 357 maximum did the job. Good meat. You waited too long last time, but got right with it for this hunt. Looks like you will have very successful season. I can't quite make out the...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    08-27-2017, 07:08 AM
    Personally $500 would be stretching it, so well off the dickering range from their asking price.
    10 replies | 391 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