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    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    I wanted cast to shoot.my 06' a lot at half range half size targets . NV has a 1000#@100yd rule for big game and my best loads came up just shy , like 25 ftlb at 4000 ft , at 8000 though ........ On a hunt an opportunity for a no brainier chip shot...
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    Yesterday, 09:40 AM
    Is it brass ? I have 2 moulds that absolutely drove me ....... They were a PITA . 1 is an NOE .....all on me by the way , I'm smarter now . I must have cast it 20 times could not get over 3/5 good bullets per pour . Just know it was me not the...
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    12-14-2018, 07:06 PM
    I have a 2003 set in the grey box with RN and SWC seating pins , carbide , I've loaded a lot of ammo with them . I also have a set with a 1984 carbide sizer and seater and a 2015 flair die in a green box with both seaters they appear minimally used...
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    12-14-2018, 06:51 PM
    Thanks guys . I've seen threads before but mostly directed toward Lee and the epoxy fill . I remembered a thread that detailed the ferrel technique but couldn't locate it . It was probably years ago ...... I have other tools available , a...
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    12-13-2018, 08:10 PM
    A little discussed thing that thankfully doesn't need to be done to often in mould maintenance . New grips on the handles . "My mould takes Lee commercial handles when they give up I just get a new set . They're only $12 ...." That's fine but...
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    12-12-2018, 05:16 PM
    I have a 3 die RCBS I'd have to check dates to see if the green box or grey is newer .
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    12-10-2018, 08:49 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread Elko, Neveda? in Our Town
    BOA takes care of the industry . There's a lot more to it than what's on the surface . I recommend a book called the Nye county Brothel wars . Gambling addiction and alcoholism is a far greater threat . Liquor , wine , beer is 24 hour at every...
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    12-09-2018, 02:59 PM
    I don't remember what I voted now but since then I was given a Pacific in Hornady red I learned to load on with Dad and his original RC plus his MEC 500 Jr , a Texan progressive and a Pacific 155 all in 12 ga . There is another press in his stuff ....
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    12-08-2018, 10:55 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread Pearl Harbor Day in Our Town
    I printed the above with a couple family pictures . My granddaughters took it to school Thursday . The third grade teacher decided that Friday the history part of the day would be dedicated to the day with the introduction being the history above . ...
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    12-07-2018, 07:20 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread Pearl Harbor Day in Our Town
    Sent the girls to school with this . Tasha and Eva Hart's family connection to Pearl Harbor and December 7 , 1941 as told by their grandfather . My 2nd Great grandmother's name was Nancy Allison , her aunt shared her name. The elder Nancy...
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    12-04-2018, 09:01 AM
    My learning hasn't been what some have gained . I have proofed twist , RPM T , whatever it's called , is a thing with 5 rifles in 2 cartridges , 1 caliber , and 3 twists . At least it's proofed to me . I've learned that I should have just stayed...
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    12-03-2018, 10:24 AM
    I had one drilled out of line with the bore once . So this is tedious . Make sure you have the right 2 piece base ......you said the mount is visably tipped toward the barrel nut ? Umm that should be raising the POI . So I paper shimed the...
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    12-03-2018, 09:39 AM
    I have a rifle that knows the difference ............ Ever use a torque wrench ? Ever used one with a torque muliplier or a cheater extension or even a crows foot ? With a heavy mechanical background , this is like the torque tube/flex needle...
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    11-28-2018, 11:36 AM
    CH4D also makes a cannalure tool , I'm sure a different faced wheel could be aquired for it . I had a modified mould that needed more lube groove . I had several files available and just used an edge and rolled it several rotations to form a...
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    11-28-2018, 11:25 AM
    No is the simple answer . I'm guessing that #1 will have a high reject rate and be fragile . #3 is going to be the best bet for all around ingot to target . If #2 casts well it will likely be the highest velocity capable bullet but also 2nd most...
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    11-28-2018, 11:03 AM
    Harter66 replied to a thread Need load in Muzzleloading.
    I was always told that if there's no hammer lift with stock parts you're good to go . My TC Hawken lists a max charge of 90 gr FFg for 320 gr Maxi balls and 110 for PRB . A .490 weighs 185 gr .
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    11-25-2018, 07:04 PM
    Having a lust for horse power ........ and airplanes ..... There's nothing like the big old round motors . I spent several seasons on the dead line at the Reno air races . Yeah the splap-splap-splap of an idling Rolls V12 was nice but nothing...
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    11-25-2018, 06:24 PM
    I've done all the field work with a single blade 3" Uncle Henry . Dad had ....... I guess that means , I have 2 4" Old Timer 2 blades . We always used a course/fine Carborindium oil stone to put the sharp back on them . Back at the house we...
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    11-20-2018, 01:17 AM
    I'm getting pretty fast with getting the accessories off an on .....
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    11-20-2018, 12:16 AM
    Appearently it was the radiator . Million miles in mostly 10+ yo trucks an cars . Never had a radiator go from warm on a hill cool out on the crest to full boil out in 16 miles from a cold start in 300 miles an 72 hr .
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    11-19-2018, 06:57 PM
    All the water and oil are separated correctly . No bubbles or glups in the radiator . Just a straight up failure to cool . Not a power stroke. 7.3 commercial 12,000 mgvw . 5 row , 4 gallon radiator . Hot on the inlet side about 4-6" wide...
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    11-19-2018, 04:16 PM
    I have an 89' F350 bone stock 196k . Rolling along hit a long pull it got hot but cooled out . Next pull it got really hot and wouldn't cool out , got stopped let it cool filled it back up with water , no leaks , no bad stuff . Take off again and...
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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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