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  • Thumbcocker's Avatar
    Today, 11:33 AM
    "It turns out the factory loaded 158gr JHP struck a 2" sapling squarely on center about 5 feet up and failed to penetrate." I can show you a couple of trees on our land that jumped in front of arrows to save deer. You can't help but admire such...
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  • Thumbcocker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    "They were so small and so pale, I wondered if they were a different species." Did they go baaa and look wooly?:kidding:
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:53 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Henry 44 magnum in Leverguns
    I've had a UBERTI Henry for almost 30yrs. I've 3 brass tube loaders that hold 6 rounds a piece for almost that long. I've feed it only RNFP, 1st a MAGMA 210gr , then an RCBS 200GR CM. So I have never bothered to try any SWC. But dropping a tube...
    29 replies | 1410 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:14 PM
    We got Ralph's (Kroger) here & Von's (Safeway) Ralph's & Von's stopped carrying gun mags years ago. I don't pay attention anyway because both SHOOTING TIMES & GUNS AND AMMO have degenerated into dying shadows of what they once were. PETERSON'S...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:52 PM
    You would do well to use welding gloves. A small pot over a turkey fryer is gonna be REAL HOT. You might also be better served by getting a GOOD dipper. The right dipper GOES A LONG WAY in casting decent bullets. If you're going to dipper cast don't...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:15 PM
    When you use light powder charges in a small case. That small charge is completely consumed in a RIFLE bbl. So sometimes you get slower velocities out of a long barreled pistol caliber rifle. I actually get lower velocity out of a 24" bbl rifle...
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  • Thumbcocker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 AM
    6.5 of red dot with a Keith boolit has been accurate in some of my .44s.
    27 replies | 659 view(s)
  • Hamish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:08 AM
    This is not quite true, 300 BLK and 30 Bellm are legal pistol cartridges and have used both to harvest deer here is So. Ill.
    21 replies | 652 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    05-21-2018, 02:20 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Another WHAT IS IT? in Our Town
    Not having the proper tool, that's definitely not what I called them as I kissed my sore finger.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    05-21-2018, 10:10 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread lawn rolling in Our Town
    I thought sure this was going to be instructions on decorating with toilet paper. You know, there is a proper way to throw a roll so it unwinds and hangs on every branch, or at least thats what I'm told. Not that I have any experience.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    05-21-2018, 09:51 AM
    Where did this sea of clover come from? My lawn was manicured Friday and again this morning it looks like it snowed. Are aliens sewing it at night?
    44 replies | 1006 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-21-2018, 06:22 AM
    I'll take this one: Still in the grease in the original box hard to tell if it's been used. The lightest of the Guy Loverin .30 calibers. Goes about 125g and is a gas check design. $50 shipped
    3 replies | 246 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 10:48 AM
    I'lltakethis: 45 colt brass 104 pcs $11
    8 replies | 336 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 10:47 AM
    I'll takethese: 38 special brass 700 pcs $27 30-30 brass 110 pcs $11
    8 replies | 336 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 09:59 AM
    One of my friends has a bunch of Model 12 parts to sell for a friend's widow. I sent him a text to PM you.
    3 replies | 96 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 04:55 PM
    I'll take these: 4 1 bag of 300 new Remington 32 auto brass $35 5 1 bag of 600 1x cleaned and deprimed starline 45 autorim brass $60
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 03:59 PM
    Sparkyv has the 10 MM brass.
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 12:09 PM
    Yes you can! PM for my address!
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    05-19-2018, 08:30 AM
    My Mom heard about this one and it sounded so great: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana_Freemen Sounds like Freedom Checks. I am so glad she listened and stayed out of it!
    12 replies | 436 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 08:26 AM
    Just believe it is fraud and keep your distance. You don't want any part of it. If it is too good to be true, then it is too good to be true!
    12 replies | 436 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 12:29 AM
    Boolit_Head, this is yours!
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    05-19-2018, 12:22 AM
    PIF 10MM for Sparkyv Sparkyv posted in "What caliber brass is in demand here" that he needed 10 MM. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...in-demand-here Sparkyv has 48 hours to claim this and then it becomes open to all members. ...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 12:18 AM
    PIF 6.8 SPC for Boolit_Head Boolit_Head posted in "What caliber brass is in demand here" that he needed 6.8 SPC. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?360934-What-caliber-brass-is-in-demand-here Boolit_Head has 48 hours to claim...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 10:18 PM
    BrassMagnet replied to a thread Usable aluminum? in Helping Hands
    Sounds great!
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 09:25 PM
    BrassMagnet replied to a thread Usable aluminum? in Helping Hands
    Please PM me if you want to send it this way. If it takes more than one LFRB, that is fine, too.
    9 replies | 280 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 06:24 PM
    BrassMagnet replied to a thread Usable aluminum? in Helping Hands
    Sounds like a lfrb could hold it all. Could it?
    9 replies | 280 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 12:25 PM
    Good Morning, I can supply some .44 bullets. I have : RCBS .44-240 SWC LYMAN .44-245 SWC LYMAN . 44-240 FP LEE .44-310 FP Gas Check N.O.E .44-240 RNFP Will be glad to send you some in a small Priority mail box, I want to do it that way...
    3 replies | 142 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 11:58 AM
    There is no demand for 220 Swift! I see stuff listed for 220 Swift with no takers and not even any interest. Right now a neck turning set in S&S. For Christmas it was free brass. I also seem to remember unwanted dies. I don't know anyone...
    72 replies | 1617 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 10:53 AM
    If you have trouble getting reliability from this 452460 in your 45 acp, I would suggest you try the H&G 68. The nose is just a touch longer and that may make for better reliability in the feed cycle. Mihec and Lee both make H&G 68 clones. The Lee...
    12 replies | 398 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 10:18 AM
    Another 240 5.56 nato cases trimmed, deburred, chamfered, primer crimp removed, and HS checked. It's raining and arthritis stopped me from doing more.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 09:58 AM
    Every problem I've ever had with a money transfer involved a USPS MO. I've got to want something really bad and the seller only accepting a MO to use it again. I too have passed on many purchases because the seller demanded them. Those who refuse...
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    05-18-2018, 09:31 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Another WHAT IS IT? in Our Town
    I can't see the anvils well enough to be sure, but it looks exactly like the ones I have to set grommets in leather and fabric. These seem to have adjustable grip stops on one handle. The ones for hose clamps have crossed groves in the anvils to...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 09:21 AM
    Nine of my meds advise, "may cause drowsiness", so naps are of increasing importance. Being in the advanced age group adds to that trait. Having cast since "62 makes me a senior, but much of the knowledge I use was found right here, at least the...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 09:14 AM
    There is no demand for 220 Swift! I see stuff listed for 220 Swift with no takers and not even any interest. Right now a neck turning set in S&S. For Christmas it was free brass. I also seem to remember unwanted dies. I don't know anyone that...
    72 replies | 1617 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 08:46 AM
    The cold shoulder you are finding is the result of corp bean counters running the large companies that bought up the smaller ones. Their job is to reduce expenses even at the risk of long range profits. Today's bottom line is all that counts. ...
    38 replies | 811 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 08:37 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread How do you cook bacon? in Our Town
    This morning it was in the big CI skillet alongside the hen fruit with toast and jam. I was in a hurry because I overslept, so everything at one time. I've tried it in the nuker and the oven, but prefer it slow cooked in CI. It's getting harder...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 04:18 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread How do you cook bacon? in Our Town
    Ever since basic training and clipper duty I can't stand the smell of oven cooked bacon. I love the smell of skillet bacon so cast iron skillet for me.
    82 replies | 1515 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 01:14 AM
    Dillon burned me back 30+yrs ago when they 1ST brought out the 450 press in a GUNS AND AMMO ad. I had problems with the primer feed using WINCHESTER Small Pistol Primers. I called & was told the fix was NOT TO USE WINCHESTER Primers. THEY'RE...
    56 replies | 2025 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 12:39 AM
    I guess as far as opinions on CAST IRON goes It's the standard answer. Opinions are like *******s, everybody has one.
    61 replies | 2294 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 12:15 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Lyman spartan in Reloading Equipment
    I believe LYMAN style sells the complete primer arm assembly. At least I've seen them on flea-bay in new packaging. Primer Catcher's are scarce as hen's teeth. And about as expensive. The handles are screw in. I don't know of any other handle...
    6 replies | 188 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