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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    725 was kind enough to offer up some 6.5x55 brass. I have looked high and low for some neat brass I knew I had, but it is apparently lost in the reorganization! So instead, I have some casting metal which I can find! It will be a drawing to...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:27 PM
    I'll take this!
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    After taking the screens off 3 windows to discourage squirrels from my bird feeder this Spring, one learned to play acrobat and do a flip under the gutter and land on the feeder. It's so comical, I just fill the feeder half way and enjoy his...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 10:27 PM
    My Dad gave me a LYMAN #358495 2cav about a week after I got out of the Service in 1975. I had aquired an old COLT COMMANDO while on the east coast. He gave me a LYMAN #452460 1cav three months later when I got my first .45 Auto. I got the handles...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 08:25 PM
    George is on the prowl again. How can one man cause so many security system failures? Can it be the magic keys?
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  • Walks's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 06:19 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Fast food tipping?? in Our Town
    I stopped at a jack in the box drive- thru on my way home from ACE Hardware. It was Noon & my Daughter had given me a $1 off coupon for a milkshake. I ordered that and an order of 2 tacos & a Jumbo Jack. I paid for it & was given my food by a middle...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 05:46 PM
    TexasbyGOD, That "unidentified" bullet looks like a LEE .429-200-RF. By weight listed they might be a bit soft. I thing LEE uses a HARDBALL alloy for checking their molds. I finally got around to fixing up some messed up .44WCF ammo I loaded...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 05:21 PM
    I agree on the LYMAN #358156 Cast of #2 or harder. Drive it at max with no worry in an I frame COLT. Use a good crimp on Gas Check. SEAT THOSE GAS CHECKS WITH A GAS CHECK SEATER ON A LYMAN OR RCBS LUBI-SIZER. Getting them on straight & flat, square...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 04:33 PM
    I'll bite!
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 03:14 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Fast food tipping?? in Our Town
    A tip is supposed to be a personal "Thank You" for above and beyond service. I grew up in an era when 10% was a good tip. If the service you are tipping is the same, why do they expect a higher percent in a tip? The food/hotel price has increased...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 02:23 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    Unless you've experienced that level of chronic pain, you can't imagine the need. I passed a 5X7 mm kidney stone and had 9 teeth pulled at one setting without anything but regular ibuprofen. That said, the constant pain in my lower back is another...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 02:42 AM
    Megasupermagnum, If you load .32 S &W then you will definitely go below 3 grains of powder. I load 1.1 grains of BULLSEYE under a 78gr LYMAN #311252 to shoot in a old S & W Lemon Squeezer Break Top, chambered in .32 Short & Wimpy. I've put about...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 07:43 PM
    On the new SS one that my friend has I can't real comment. He has only shot it on a limited basis and he has never real rung it out for accuracy.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 07:37 PM
    I am looking for and adjustable rear sight for an HD. If that is one of the items you have as a spare maybe we can work something out. http://www.histandard.info/manuals/ord/ http://www.histandard.info/
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  • Walks's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 06:52 PM
    I have tried CASTING MACHINE'S 44-240 RNFP Powder Coated. FANTASTIC,FANTASTIC, GREAT BULLETS. If I could afford it I'd give up casting my own and buy his exclusively. They are fine quality at A VERY GOOD PRICE. But I live on a fixed income...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 05:49 PM
    I've got that bullet, If you want I'll send you a 100 sized .358, lubed with WLL 50/50. Small Priority mail box, you pay postage and $2.50 for the LEAD. PM me with your address & and I can put them in the mail next FRIDAY. 358-158-RF, it's NOT A...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 05:27 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Fast food tipping?? in Our Town
    I tip at my regular stops. The Donut Shop, because they usually see me coming and have 2 donuts bagged & ready for me. They know the varieties that I like and I always get fresh warm donuts, with a happy "GOOD MORNING Mr. Schendel" I tip at the...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 04:03 PM
    That's how I started reloading my '93 MAUSER Carbine. I brought home 60+ ISRAELI 8mm cases as a souvenir from a trip to ISRAEL IN 1968. I found a 1893 7X57 carbine in 1975, in a barrel of 1888 "Commision" Mausers. $40.00 at BIG5 Sporting Goods....
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  • Walks's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 03:14 PM
    Walks started a thread Krauthamer DEAD in In Remembrance
    One of the GREATEST POLITICAL MINDS OF THE 20TH/21ST CENTURY HAS PASSED TO HIS REWARD. Charles Krauthamer; Political Analyst, Commentator and PULITZER PRIZE Winning Columnist has died. An extremely astute political mind, he spoke the hard...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 02:02 PM
    Use care adding the MS as you can create an explosive atmosphere, in an enclosed space, compleat with static electricity. Also, too much can cause the dirt to stick to the brass like specks of hard wax, which is extremely hard to remove. I add a...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 01:46 PM
    Can cause your hair to stand up just before your pucker string fluctuates, with staining results. Once in an aluminum boat and again standing on my front porch. Now when the first hint of it is noticed, I find safe shelter. The concussion of it...
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  • Thumbcocker's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 01:40 PM
    Model 30 and 30-1 Smiths are cute as a bugs ear and will shoot scary well at 25 yards if you can see the sights and hold them steady.
    74 replies | 1603 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 01:31 PM
    Sounds like something a liberal politician would think up to solve a none existent problem. Sometimes corporate lawyers have to do something to make themselves indispensable.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 01:24 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Charles Krauthammer in Our Town
    Everybody forms opinions on misinformation at one time or another. I don't fault Charles for his anti-gun leanings. His foresight in most matters was spot on, and his intellect made him a person to pay close attention to. Above all he had real...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 01:11 PM
    Over a couple years I mined and smelted over 7 tons of range lead and they considered it a favor. I sold in excess of 400 lbs of jacket material and scrap brass. What other hobby pays you to participate? Kinda proves you can save money casting,...
    15 replies | 527 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