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    Yesterday, 11:44 AM
    Be sure to place empty cases in the cylinder before turning on the ejector rod, depending on slop in the fit in the cylinder there is little or no support and you can break or bend the indexing pins on the cylinder. Also check your dash model,...
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    Yesterday, 10:10 AM
    Winchester primers are formulated to ignite their ball powders which requires more heat to light off then say IMR powders. When using ball powders I use mag primers, started this after getting a set of electronic muffs and there was an occasional...
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    06-01-2020, 02:35 PM
    Have been cleaning out and found a set of Lyman 30/06 dies, FL sizer and seater. $15 shipped in a SFRB. Payment by PAYPAL (F&F or add 4%), check, or MO, whatever is easiest for the buyer.
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    05-26-2020, 11:03 PM
    Along with getting a mold that drops large enough to size to what you need might try a different lube as well. Not familiar with the one you are using, but have always had good luck with the old NRA Alox/beeswax lube.
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    05-22-2020, 04:45 PM
    Have done chunks in a cut-off propane tanks on home made turkey fryer. Put the antimony on the bottom and covered with several layer of the range lead I was alloying. Melted faster than I had expected but the burner has a high output and the...
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    05-17-2020, 05:37 PM
    At one time Forster had some rotors left in stock (not cataloged, you need to contact them), but that was several years ago and IIRC they were not planning to make them again.. The rotors sometimes turn up on E-bay and I have added to the ones I...
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    05-16-2020, 08:18 AM
    Still have a can of bear oil, per Ned Roberts it was the thing to use for ML patches. Rendered it down years ago and have never tried it.
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    05-14-2020, 08:45 AM
    The kit is quite accurate, no issues with that. In fact was at Bud's in Lexington Ky and picked up a RIA Tactical model and fitted the kit to the frame as a dedicated lower and had gotten the bugs out when the issue with the firing pin stop cropped...
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    05-11-2020, 02:59 PM
    It is a given that Kimbers are not cheap guns, but to be fair the price probably reflects quality and reputation. On the other hand I wonder about some of their charges. Bought a used conversion kit for a 1911 and invested in a RIA 45 to get a...
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    05-10-2020, 08:26 AM
    Okay, got the barrel. Excellent or better, a few very tiny marks outside and looks new inside. Now have to find a smith, local shop doesn't do the Ruger single shot. Have found a few references to smiths but checking their web pages looks like...
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    05-09-2020, 09:06 AM
    Bought my RO seven or eight years ago and until Thursday was the only CF I still had. Was in Bud's in Lexington Ky and bought a RIA two tone tactical. The RO is about as good as it gets unless you really go high end (read $$$). Mine likes the Lee...
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    05-09-2020, 07:59 AM
    Rich/WIS replied to a thread my military in Military Rifles
    Only MILSURP I kept is a CMP 1903A3 with a replacement CMP C stock. Shoot it a lot with NOE 311291, accurate and pleasant to shoot. Had several other A3's, A4 forgeries, an 03, Garand, and a Krag sporter, all were fun to shoot but were sold,...
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    05-08-2020, 09:33 AM
    For serious use a 1911 in a GI flap holster, secure and protected but when you dropped your web gear you also dropped your pistol. Went to a GI M9 shoulder holster and clipped the mag pouch to the chest strap, could drop web gear and still be...
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    05-08-2020, 07:33 AM
    Registered in 68 when I turned 18 and was deferred since I was going to college. About 73 got a letter from the local draft board informing me that since I had graduated in 72 I was now classified as 1A. Called them back and told them that the...
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    05-07-2020, 06:11 PM
    If it was galvanized steel would expect to see some signs of rust on anything that old. If really old possibly zinc, or maybe REAL TIN!!! There seems to be a slightly greenish tint on the extreme right hand one, possibly a copper alloy. Waiting...
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    05-07-2020, 09:47 AM
    Rich/WIS replied to a thread Lyman#2 in Lead and Lead Alloys
    After nearly 50 years of casting for myself, friends and family and shooting cast myself in various calibers I have come to a few conclusions; 1. Tailor your alloy to your requirements. If you are aiming for max velocity in rifles (and a few...
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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