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  • Walks's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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.
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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,...
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    Yesterday, 11:13 AM
    BrassMagnet replied to a thread grips needed in Helping Hands
    That darn George probably snatched a set for you already, but if he loses your address I probably can find a set.
    13 replies | 220 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Tinnitus ! in Our Town
    The cicadas, crickets, locust or whatever keep me company when I'm alone. Especially when I don't want company. It's just a sad fact of life that we get smarter too late to avoid it. As a child, I grew up alone at the other end of nowhere. I...
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  • Thumbcocker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 AM
    You may need to use a slower powder to get velocity out to 200.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:09 AM
    Remember that that flag, no matter how tattered and worn, is still personal property. To remove it without permission and cut the rope is breaking the laws it represents. Publishing a picture and the phone # is a great idea that will likely get...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:19 AM
    A friend has a SS one. Finish isn't as nice as my blued Monson's but machining is better.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:42 AM
    429-240-SWC A plain base design. Don't think the make anymore.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:33 AM
    I've had a SSM 5 1/2" for 30yrs. It's been a fun little gun. All my kids transitioned to it from a Single-6ix in .22LR and then onto a S&W K- Frame & COLT SAA. I had a .32 RUGER BISLEY for a while. Used it with hot .32WCF level loads. Wish I'd...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:18 AM
    I've shot a .44WCF with 6.5grs UNIQUE over a 225gr for over 40yrs without a worry. Case capacity is pretty close between the two. I've also used 6.5grs of UNIQUE behind a 235gr SWC in a .45COLT about just as long. And yeah they are DIRTY LOADS.
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    06-21-2018, 12:19 PM
    Jim, I've saved a small fortune on exercise equipment I didn't have to buy to satisfy my Dr. All he ever advised me to do was loose weight and take these pills. I figure I lost about 20# a ton working up all that lead. Now my major concern is a...
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    06-21-2018, 12:04 PM
    My Great Grandad was a bridge foreman for the RR. His hands were big as ping-pong paddles and tougher than leather. I have several axes and crosscut saws he and a crew used to build and maintain RR bridges in Western NC, Va, and Tenn. My...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 11:45 AM
    My Daughter always called me up from the "GUN" room to meet a potential suitor. Her final choice of 18 years, is a gun nut just like me.
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    06-21-2018, 11:37 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    Don't forget to whisper something to get them to listen intently before using the whistle. Don't most phones and such now have noise limiter circuits that even out volume levels? I used to use an claxton (auguaga for you young folks) horn to...
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    06-21-2018, 10:32 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Tinnitus ! in Our Town
    With age comes a softer voice and when my wife faces the other direction and softly talks, all I hear is muffeled murmer. Why does she always face me and speak loudly while calling me deaf?
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    06-21-2018, 10:16 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Firearms magazines in Our Town
    Every couple of months, I gather them up and send them with a PT person to distribute at a rehab center. He says they are very popular among the residents there who are being streached and bent to improve their ailments.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 10:08 AM
    Look under the front leveling foot on the washer. The mold might be what fixed the washer. After all, you left it on the top for him to use.
    6 replies | 221 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