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    Yesterday, 10:57 AM
    Have a few GI issue shotshells, not handy now, but IIRC stamped RA 44. These were in survival kits issued to pilots in WWII and were intended to harvest small game at close range. Have to be hand cycled in a 1911.
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    07-03-2020, 12:26 PM
    Had a 5 inch S&W M27-2 that I carried for many years and miles in a Don Hume border patrol style, can't recall the exact model name. This had a safety strap as opposed to a thumb break and was very secure.
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    07-01-2020, 08:45 AM
    Rich/WIS replied to a thread 2010 Cobalt issue in Our Town
    Have you checked your transmission fluid level? Don't know if you can on some of the newer cars but had a similar problem on a 2009 Jeep and issue was fluid level. Some newer cars don't have the old dipstick and almost have to go to a dealer, my...
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    06-30-2020, 10:45 AM
    Even within a year there can be variation, brass is made in lots and the data sheets for the entire round will have the data for brass, powder,primer and bullet lot numbers. This is to allow a lot to be suspended if there is a critical failure. ...
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    06-29-2020, 07:51 AM
    Rich/WIS replied to a thread what bullet size? in Cast Boolits
    Older 45 Colts were .454, newer are .452, but this is a generalization. To be sure slug your bore and check cylinder throats.
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    06-28-2020, 11:42 PM
    Have had Lyman 10# and 20#, Saeco 10#, and Lee 10# and 20#. Only have the Lee 20# now, probably 5 or 6 years, and cast an easy 25K bullets with it. Holds temp, drips sometimes (they all did), and do keep it and my alloy clean. While there are...
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    06-28-2020, 11:18 PM
    Rich/WIS replied to a thread What state are you from? in Our Town
    Originally from NE PA but now in SE KY by way of GA, SC, MD, NJ, AL, Korea, MO, Germany, KS, Germany and WI.
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    06-21-2020, 09:42 AM
    While a lot of casters consider Lyman #2 the "standard" it makes no sense in terms of hardness or economy. If you want bullets hard and well cast Lino produces a harder bullet and for castability it is hard to beat. For less demanding uses a 1/1...
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    06-20-2020, 12:02 PM
    Have owned three M70's, a pre-war 30/06, a custom pre-64 in 243 w/heavy SS barrel and a South Carolina made FWT in 243. As I got older the weight of the first two became a problem and sold them. The FWT has the MOA trigger and it is the equal of...
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    06-13-2020, 10:47 AM
    Rich/WIS replied to a thread Restaurant prices. in Our Town
    Big factor is meat prices, like prime rib and was home in WI over Memorial Day and the local place dropped it off the menu, price from their supplier was such that they would have to charge serious money, more than they thpught the market would...
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    06-12-2020, 11:30 AM
    Picked up an RIA 1911 Tactical Bi-Tone at Bud's in Lexington a few weeks ago, blued slide and matte nickel lower. Excellent trigger pull, four # and crisp. Rubber grip panels, grooved front strap, ambidextrous extended safety, and checked...
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    06-10-2020, 11:25 AM
    I've owned about a dozen 1911 45s over the years and still have my SA Range Officer. Using them and my experience shooting the old Bullseye pistol game has led me to several conclusions on the 1911 platform and accuracy. First is that 85 to 90 %...
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    06-10-2020, 10:04 AM
    I have used run of the mine range lead for years in 9mm, 38/357, 40, 45 ACP & Colt, and 44 Mag. All my loads were low end in terms of velocity and RL cast and shot fine even without tin. Many years ago a vendor on here said that RL ran +or- 2% Sb...
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    06-10-2020, 09:32 AM
    Wish NOE would make a replacement plate for their five cavities that uses the Lee cam lever.
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    06-10-2020, 08:11 AM
    The old NRA loading manual had an article about this and testing showed that the Mag primer did indeed increase pressure in the rifle loads they tested. IIRC it was about 5K PSI difference, but these were full power rifle loads. I have used Mag...
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    06-10-2020, 08:02 AM
    Prefer the Lyman #3 but it does not have data for many of the newer cartridges, the Lyman #4 does. The NRA cast books don't have very much data but are worth it for the technical data.
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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
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