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  • alamogunr's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 11:50 AM
    Be sure and tell him to secure the mold halves together. I bought one many years ago that was just thrown in the box. The halves beat against each other the entire trip.
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    07-16-2018, 10:30 AM
    I made one that looks like swheeler's bench. I've used it for several years and may have to repaint it before taking it to a rural property that my son bought. It will probably sit out in the weather but between extra coats of paint and maybe a...
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    07-16-2018, 09:17 AM
    alamogunr replied to a thread Coffee in Our Town
    When I was working, I took a quart thermos of coffee to work every day. That was after 2-3 cups before work. This was all instant. Just lazy. When I retired we bought a Cuisinart coffee maker. First one gave up the ghost about 4 years ago. Had...
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    07-15-2018, 10:11 AM
    Site is up to old tricks. Quoted my post in notifying email but quotes Minerat in the post above. I only used the crimp groove to nose measurement per the OP. I assume that you would have to get OAL from 2 dogs.
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    07-14-2018, 07:59 PM
    Just to stay on topic, I don't care for Powder Valley's new web site either. But like some others have mentioned, there are many sites that are cumbersome, confusing and probably some other things that begin with "c". I was on such a site today...
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    07-11-2018, 10:58 PM
    I would feel more comfortable if someone would either point out an error in my last post or confirm its' accuracy. I sometimes can't see the forest for the trees. Granted there is very little room at the end of the cylinder. Close to max loads...
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    07-11-2018, 09:32 AM
    I've never posted photos but sometimes need to for selling items, etc. Almost anywhere I go on line, I see that photos have been deleted because of a change in Photo Bucket's rules. Like Der Gebirgsjager, photos often mean a lot to the...
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    07-11-2018, 09:07 AM
    OK! Lets start over. I went back and measured both the S&W 657 and the Ruger Stainless Blackhawk. I will just call each of them 1.672"(the Smith varied .002 when rotated). I then measured a new Starline .41 Mag case. OAL=1.280" Rim=.050" ...
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    07-09-2018, 10:39 AM
    Check S&S here. You might get lucky and find both old and new Lee dippers for less than retail for just the new . Making your own is a good alternative.
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    07-07-2018, 07:37 PM
    I'll take #1 (Saeco 4-cavity #066 mold). PM coming.
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    07-06-2018, 12:44 AM
    I just checked Graf's powder and found that hazmat is only $10 per order. When did that change? I seem to remember that it was $30+ at one time. If I had known that, it might have changed who I ordered from.
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    07-06-2018, 12:38 AM
    Not really. It is more expensive than most smokeless powder. I could have paid less per pound from other suppliers but would probably have broken even after haz mat and shipping. I try to buy from Brownell's when I can and it isn't too much more....
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    07-04-2018, 12:54 PM
    alamogunr replied to a thread toyota in Our Town
    About 15 years ago, I was helping the youngest son look for a used car. We were shopping at a Toyota dealership in Nashville. While we were looking around there was an almost new Land Cruiser in a featured place on the lot. I asked about it out...
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    07-04-2018, 09:42 AM
    I don't eat as many peanuts as Grmps but I have several nut containers accumulated over the years. I usually end up with 2-3 at Christmas and probably as many more throughout the year. Same with peanut butter jars. I've quit saving the large ones...
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    07-02-2018, 01:54 PM
    OK! I've been retired for 12 years and still don't have time to do everything that I want.
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    07-02-2018, 01:52 PM
    How would an M die work better than the NOE expander plugs? At least the NOE expanders are available in several related sizes.
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    07-02-2018, 01:22 PM
    On order.
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    07-02-2018, 01:21 PM
    I've only got one 8mm and don't shoot it much so haven't got a worn brush. If I have to I will do as a previous poster suggested and cut one off.
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    07-02-2018, 12:18 PM
    I bought Redding dies plus a profile crimp die. The three die set has a steel size die. I have found that the steel size die works best on a couple of my customs, .45 Colt and .475 L. Helps to extend brass life. I'm ordering a couple of...
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    07-02-2018, 12:46 AM
    If I need it I'll try that first. I've got nylon brushes for .357
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    07-01-2018, 11:23 PM
    I don't know that I will have a leading problem. I've posted elsewhere that my .327 Federal Single Seven has .315 throats. The largest boolits I've got are .314 including both lead and powder coated. The lead boolits I've seated have been sized...
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    07-01-2018, 06:13 PM
    alamogunr replied to a thread toyota in Our Town
    The 2017 Avalon came with Michelins but the 2 previous Avalon's came with Bridgestone tires. Both previous cars got nothing but Michelins after the Bridgestones. The Tundra came with Michelins also but they aren't wearing as well. Size may have...
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    07-01-2018, 05:26 PM
    It just occurred to me that I don't have a bore brush for my Ruger Single Seven. I've got .30 cal. rifle brushes but they are too long for a revolver. What do others use?
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    07-01-2018, 04:04 PM
    alamogunr replied to a thread toyota in Our Town
    59,000 miles is good. I've never had original equipment tires last as much as 50,000 miles. Replacements do much better. I sold the 1996 Avalon at 195,000 miles with the original brake pads. Not sure why they lasted so long. Replaced the pads...
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    07-01-2018, 01:04 PM
    alamogunr replied to a thread toyota in Our Town
    How did you know what he wrote?
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    07-01-2018, 12:59 PM
    alamogunr replied to a thread toyota in Our Town
    We are on our 3rd Toyota Avalon. Kept each of the first 2 for over ten years with very few problems. Have had the Tundra for 5 years and it will probably last longer than I will. When we bought the '17 Avalon, we dicided to go for the top of...
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    06-29-2018, 09:25 PM
    I haven't tried small rifle primers in 45 acp brass but I do use small pistol primers. I haven't had any problems but I am not using it in rifles. I use small primer 45acp brass because I don't have to change the primer system on the Dillon 550. ...
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    06-29-2018, 05:28 PM
    Thanks for that info. If I have any more problems of that kind, I'll get a Belt Mountain pin. I've got a couple on other Ruger Blackhawks and on a couple of customs. I'm beginning to think that the only thing Ruger's are good for is base...
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    06-29-2018, 04:27 PM
    Yes! Shot it today. One box of commercial ammo. I'm going to load some of the boolits that you and BK7saum sent over the weekend and try to find time next week to try them. I decided there was no reason to keep it unfired if I wasn't going to...
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    06-29-2018, 10:21 AM
    Even though this thread is getting a little long in the tooth, I thought I would post my latest info since knowledgeable people have participated. I received sample boolits from BK7saum and Thundarstick. Both were .314. Seated some of both in a...
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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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