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  • xbeeman412's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 04:13 PM
    Just a few words to update My condition. Typing is very hard for Me,right hand isnt working real well with the fingers. Home health and home PT are working to put weight back on Me and strength Me as well. I went from 187 pounds to in the 150s...
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    09-14-2018, 10:49 AM
    xbeeman412 replied to a thread Bees and cows ? in Our Town
    Works ok for Me. No hives turned over in years.
    9 replies | 288 view(s)
  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    09-12-2018, 06:30 PM
    GRUMPA replied to a thread Help with brass...? in Cast Boolits
    Its GRUMPA by the way. And I can only do 2 types (sizes) since that's all the wheels I have. The first is for the 30-06 based cases, the second is for 223 based cases. Those wheels cost something like $80ea, and if I don't own anything in a specific...
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    09-12-2018, 03:31 PM
    GRUMPA replied to a thread WTB 10mm Brass in Completed Deals
    I now have enough for my project, which......worked rather well. Have 2 ways of doing those, both are slightly different. Thank you to all that helped me along, I greatly appreciate the effort. Thread is now locked.
    10 replies | 567 view(s)
  • CENTEX BILL's Avatar
    09-11-2018, 12:19 AM
    Will the 357446 work in the M10 S&W 38special? I vaguely remember something about this boolit being too long for a 38 special clyinder. Am I amagining this or was this just internet myth? Thanks for your help. Bill
    8 replies | 315 view(s)
  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    09-09-2018, 08:02 AM
    I tried the shot load idea already, and as you may have guessed it started out as my rejects from making the Rem cases. There are a couple ways to do those, the nose shape in particular, and it takes time. First is using what's called a notching...
    16 replies | 383 view(s)
  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    09-07-2018, 07:50 PM
    A regular size die most of the time is just fine, it revolves around what the chamber itself likes. In my 06 it will only take a small based cartridge. Even factory cases are at times a snug fit, but after I fire them they'll cycle just fine when...
    23 replies | 904 view(s)
  • Weaponologist's Avatar
    09-05-2018, 09:27 PM
    Thank you all. Was away for the holiday weekend and just got back this evening. Will start my search this week with everyones suggestions. Something I didn't ask before cause I felt the hopper was more important but now that I have plenty of...
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  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    09-05-2018, 05:17 PM
    Fish4bugs Straight shooter Ordered brass from me, sent brass before funds were received. He's a long time member with nothing pointing in a negetive direction. Received funds on my next trip to the P.O. Definitely a straight shootin...
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  • Dutchninja's Avatar
    09-04-2018, 11:35 AM
    just a suggestion if you have a Sams club near by. I have three of these Seville Classics UltraHD Workbench Good and heavy and really sturdy. I cut some boards for the bottom and store a bunch of ammo cans and stuff underneath. they also make roll...
    11 replies | 571 view(s)
  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    09-03-2018, 11:34 PM
    GRUMPA replied to a thread Problems with my PM's in Our Town
    Are you sure your not exceeding the charactor limit?
    4 replies | 185 view(s)
  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    09-02-2018, 01:49 PM
    GRUMPA replied to a thread WTB boolits in Swappin & Sellin
    ? I can PC and put a check on this, rather trade for something though.
    3 replies | 330 view(s)
  • xbeeman412's Avatar
    09-02-2018, 12:57 PM
    Dr just came in and said they are sending me home this afternoon. will be on a high calory diet to gain an dont worry about the blood sugar.
    13 replies | 318 view(s)
  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    09-02-2018, 12:06 PM
    GRUMPA replied to a thread Sabot for 308 Shoots 223 in Swaging
    Made those decades ago. Found out the hard way accuracy improved dramatically when you got the air out. There is such a tight fit when the 22cal boolit is pressed into the sabot that air gets traped between the boolit and sabot. After that issue was...
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  • Weaponologist's Avatar
    09-02-2018, 12:41 AM
    I've heard nothing but good things about these measures so I jumped on the wagon some time back and have to say I'm very pleased so far. I liked the one I had so well that when I got a chance to pick up one that had never been used and Factory...
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  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    09-01-2018, 11:50 PM
    6. NOE 2 cavity 360-180-WFN plain base, aluminum. 100% NIB, I bought this new and never got around to using it, comes in orig. box just like it came from NOE. Never had handles on it, never used in any way. $65 shipped If nobody has there meat...
    20 replies | 2014 view(s)
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    08-30-2018, 09:37 PM
    xbeeman412 replied to a thread Help in Our Town
    Dr said i had lost 2 much weight and admitted me to the hospital this evining. will try to up date when I c what they feed me or tube feed me
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  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    08-30-2018, 09:44 AM
    GRUMPA replied to a thread WTB 10mm Brass in Completed Deals
    Back to the first page..
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  • xbeeman412's Avatar
    08-30-2018, 08:34 AM
    xbeeman412 replied to a thread Help in Our Town
    Thanks for all the replys. I go to My GP at noon today and will run a lot of things by Her then. We start home health at 9 am today as well.
    22 replies | 696 view(s)
  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    08-29-2018, 11:16 PM
    GRUMPA started a thread WTB 445 brass in Completed Deals
    Looking for some 445 brass, those go for almost .50ea new, that I know. But what I'm looking for is the well used stuff, you know the stuff that might have 1 more load left in it before it meets Mr. Trashcan. I don't see the reason to pay more...
    2 replies | 172 view(s)
  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    08-29-2018, 09:58 PM
    GRUMPA replied to a thread NOE Mold review in Casting Equipment
    I say that all the time, right AFTER I open it.
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  • xbeeman412's Avatar
    08-28-2018, 08:44 PM
    Prayers sent
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  • xbeeman412's Avatar
    08-28-2018, 10:15 AM
    xbeeman412 started a thread Help in Our Town
    The Dr has me on Gapapen sp for nerve pain in the fingers and hand.It has been under control until 5 am and the pain went to 10. This is after the C6 C7 surgery. Do any of You know of a better med beside the Gapaten? Thanks and keep Me in...
    22 replies | 696 view(s)
  • Dutchninja's Avatar
    08-27-2018, 04:51 PM
    Dutchninja replied to a thread WTS - AR parts in Swappin & Sellin
    offers? don't make me build more ARs!!!!!
    1 replies | 313 view(s)
  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    08-27-2018, 12:38 PM
    GRUMPA replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    Yes it was the groove dia I called out. I'm not keen on the idea of buying j-words, except in the high power stuff which pretty much goes with rifles. I have j-words for the 25 but heck if I can make the goofy things at a fraction of the cost I'm...
    17 replies | 713 view(s)
  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    08-26-2018, 07:17 PM
    GRUMPA replied to a thread NOE Mold review in Casting Equipment
    NOE moulds are all I use now. I got rid of the old steel moulds some time ago and wont get any mass produced moulds ever again. The key quality issues I look for is how well the mould halves always line up, producing actually round boolits. I never...
    19 replies | 780 view(s)
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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