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    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    Now I remember why I gave up on .30H/.357H so many years ago. I just switched to the 7mmTCU & .35REM in 14" barrels. Made life much easier. And a 10" .357MAX if I needed it. Maybe not quite the velocity of the .30H or .357H in the .357MAX. But far...
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    Yesterday, 03:51 AM
    That load of 6.9grs of WW231/HP38 is just under the max of 7.1grs under the 250gr Bullet. I have a copy of the old HODGDON Cowboy Reloading Handout. It lists a starting load of 5.8grs of WW231/HP38. The UBERTI Henry/'73/'66 have a pretty strong...
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    Yesterday, 12:06 AM
    I'll 2nd the AWA clone. I bought one for my Daughter 20 odd years ago. It was beautiful out of the box. Smooth, it's the only single action I've ever owned that was SMOOTH right out of the box. All I ever did was change out the Hammer spring. We...
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    11-15-2018, 09:49 PM
    Never used one. But it's been so long since I used a beam scale on a regular basis that on those occations that I did. I just put on my readers.
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    11-15-2018, 09:30 PM
    I'm not even going to bring dog to this fight.
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    11-15-2018, 04:25 PM
    looking for at least 100 or more 45-70 brass I have lots of brass for trade 9mm-40-45-357 sig - 223- 38 spec and some other rifle brass and some lead thanks
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    11-15-2018, 01:09 PM
    I envy you that Beautiful setup, I'll go along with the rest of the guys. That die cabinet is fantastic. Makes me wish I lived several hundred miles to the north. I'd drop by with a big thermos of coffee. But I'd guess you've probably got a...
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    11-15-2018, 02:34 AM
    The only problems I can see, is there is no heating pad for the backrest on the work/reloading bench chair. And if that's your definition of a "cluttered" room, then you, Sir have a severe case of ocd.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 01:53 AM
    Well, no Cowboy Action loads because they haven't used rifle cartridge rifles for main match in almost 35yrs. But there are some loads in the old HODGDON Cowboy Reloading Handout. If you PM me your mailing address I'll be glad to mail you a copy....
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    11-15-2018, 01:07 AM
    You guys do know RCBS is closed due to evacuations from the fire ?
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    11-14-2018, 05:09 PM
    There were molds made to take a zinc washer that was put into the mold before filling with alloy. My DAD & his buddies tried them. Slow casting and accuracy disappointing.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 05:03 PM
    Dipper casting with a one or two cavity mold is a great way to learn. Just be sure use a GOOD dipper like LYMAN'S. And please don't buy the tiny Lee "pot". Four pounds is barely enough to get your mold up to casting temp, even if you preheated...
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    11-14-2018, 04:45 PM
    I've been using LYMAN M- Dies my whole life. All bought long before LYMAN was driven into the toilet by corporate *******s. They work FANTASTICALLY. But you gotta get the old stock. From back in the days when there were different size expanders...
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    11-14-2018, 02:36 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Cold dreary rainy UGH in Our Town
    Wish GOD would send us that rain. Kids in school up in Oxnard are wearing masks to go to class. Smoke everywhere.
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    11-14-2018, 02:57 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Where to reload? in Our Town
    No they sure don't make them like they used too. I saw one at the True Value. I could lift it off the ground with two fingers of my bad hand. The one I bought when they came out in 1976 is built like a tank and still tough enough for an...
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    11-13-2018, 11:56 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Where to reload? in Our Town
    Would you really want to cast & load right out in front of a storage locker. Who knows what type of people would walk by, watch what you're doing. Maybe call the Cops or wonder how to break into your locker.
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    11-13-2018, 01:07 PM
    Sorry for your troubles. I've bought a couple of things off Craigslist, and looked at a few more locally. My Daughter bought a "WingChair" of craigslist. Only to have a leg break off 2 days later. It was threaded on and the threaded metal shaft...
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    11-12-2018, 05:53 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Old keith bullet in Cast Boolits
    Beautiful example of a Cast bullet.
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    11-12-2018, 05:51 PM
    That poor man, my PRAYERS go out to Him. I had a hunting Buddy years back that had the same injury, His 20ga Win model 12 blew up in the same place. One of the other Dove Hunters was using a 28ga SxS. That shell would slide into the chamber and...
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    11-12-2018, 05:25 PM
    The old style LYMAN gas checks were slip on. Gold color Unlike the new style HORNADY, copper color, which are "clamp" on. LYMAN also sells HORNADY GC's under their name. Sage are "clamp" on, I still have some left too. Keep in mind the LYMAN...
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    11-12-2018, 02:25 PM
    I am very sorry for your loss. My Heart goes out to you. I'm watching the news as I'm "trapped" in the house because of COPD & severe sinusitis. Saturday the sky was yellow/gray from the smoke caused by the Woolsey fire. So many of those folks...
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    11-12-2018, 02:38 AM
    My DAD used what is now a max+ charge of Bullseye under a #356402 cast of Straight Linotype. Functioned the pistol perfectly.
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    11-12-2018, 01:12 AM
    I wish you guys would stop beating up on the Californians on this Website. Most of us live here because of Family or Work constraints. I'm pretty sure most every Californian here votes on a fairly conservative level. We're just out numbered by the...
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    11-12-2018, 12:47 AM
    Walks replied to a thread 6mm-06 in Case Forming / Re-forming
    I started my .25-06 Experience with one box of Factory ammo. By the time I bought Rifle, Scope/mounts & dies. I had enough for one box of ammo. I was lucky that I'd been hoarding 2lbs of SIERRA 117gr SPBT rejects for about a year. Luckily I...
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    11-12-2018, 12:10 AM
    Taz, You obviously didn't read the first line of my post. "Close the mold gently, hold handles tightly." Been doing that way with LEE molds for 30yrs. Still using those same 3 LEE 2cav molds, they still produce beautiful bullets. I know...
    19 replies | 343 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
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