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  • Walks's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 AM
    I just got my HANDLOADER yesterday. Skimmed over the article. Not much new. I take anything Pearce writes with a BIG GRAIN OF SALT. Look at the article by pure numbers. Allowing just 5 minutes to load the brass & shoot 5 rds for each individual...
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    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    I got a new in the box, LYMAN Small block single cavity mold cut for the #358446, from fleabay. It was still in the plastic, with the old shirt board grey striped box, wrapped in the old brown wax paper. I gotta wait until next Friday until I...
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    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Sizing die compression in Cast Boolits
    I cast the #358495 out of COWW or 20/1 for about 10yrs, until I realized I COULDN'T cast better then I could buy swaged HBWC's. Lubed only the bottom 2 grooves, sized .358, never noticed the lube grooves being "squashed". My DAD used to cast the...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 03:46 AM
    The way folks treat their brass since the coming of Progressive Reloading presses has drastically altered reloading. I can't even use the term HandLoading. Ammo is shot up as fast possible, and loaded just as fast. In the three most common...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 01:57 AM
    Could it be for that .45COLT ammo that was loaded for the COLT 1909. I seem to remember reading something about the rims being made wider because the standard cartridge rims would slip off the extractor, jamming up the revolver.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 01:34 AM
    I've never "forgotten" I owned a gun. But I've lost a few that I loaned to friends that died, and my plea's to have them returned were rebuffed by family members. The Police consider it a family matter, or in the case of a different City, a...
    43 replies | 942 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 12:25 AM
    I keep all my brass separate. When I pick it up at the range it goes right back in it's own box. I've picked up so much brass from .32ACP to .50AE since I was 3 or 4yrs old, that I can tell what a cartridge is by blind feel. I've still got some...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 11:54 PM
    I used to load a HORNADY HBWC. Gave me pretty decent accuracy at 50ft. Never tried a cast bullet. Didn't have anything that would drop at .360 or larger.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 01:10 AM
    Hard News. My Condolences to his Family. I really enjoyed his posts, he had a GREAT DEAL OF INSIGHT into our pastime. May his Alloy always be pure and his pours drop clean. And may his groups always be small & round.
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    09-17-2018, 04:33 PM
    ive 310'd 222rem and 22hornet havent done the 38spl or anything else but the neck sizing for those two rifles for accuracy is pretty cool
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 10:57 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Taurus 63 in Rimfire Area
    I got a Taurus model 94 in the early 90's. It was part of a trade. A 9shot version of a S&W 63. It had the roughest chambers of any gun I've owned or even fired. I did everything I could to clean & polish the chambers. To no avail, turned it over to...
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    09-16-2018, 10:36 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Changing minds??? in Our Town
    I live in southern L. A. County. At the start of the King Riots in '94. As the Newscasts showed the rioters moving steadily south, my Neighbor on the West side knocked on my door asking to borrow a gun. As we were in the garage picking out one from...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 08:14 PM
    Like Guesser, I'm another one for the LEE 93gr RN in .32 Long. Being on a fixed income I have to make do. I also use the 93RN for the few H & R cases I load. I also use the LYMAN #311252 RN in .32ACP & .32Short & Wimpy. Between the 2 bullets,...
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    09-16-2018, 07:59 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Auto Parts Cost Rant in Our Town
    Technology is not our friend. It makes everything more expensive to buy and much more expensive to fix. And half the stuff you can't fix yourself, because you don't have $500,000 in Diagnostic equipment. At $35,000 as the average price for a...
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    09-16-2018, 05:27 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Auto Parts Cost Rant in Our Town
    Technology is not our friend. It makes everything more expensive to buy and much more expensive to fix. And half the stuff you can't fix yourself, because you don't have $500,000 in Diagnostic equipment. At $35,000 as the average price for a...
    46 replies | 959 view(s)
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    09-14-2018, 06:04 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Wal-Mart screw up in Rimfire Area
    I never ask what Jesus would do. I'm Jewish, so I ask what would my old Rabbi say ? He'd ask how will you balance the scale? I went to the local Salvation Army and spent $50 bucks for Women's & little kids clothes, then stopped at the Walgreens for...
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    09-14-2018, 01:05 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Volkswagen Jetta TDI in Our Town
    I was young and stupid when I bought a VW "truck". It was a pre-rabbit with a "big" (3.3'x4.4') open trunk/bed thingie. A gutless non-wonder, trans went out at 9,000miles, front end went out of alignment more often then a McDonald's hamburger is...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-13-2018, 10:27 PM
    My 1974 NM Blackhawk WAS a convertible, until some thief walked off with the 9mm cylinder while I was down range changing targets. All I remember is the LYMAN #356402 in my 9mm handloads sized .356 did not give anywhere the accuracy that the...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-13-2018, 03:32 AM
    I just read this entire post again. If you don't know how to use/work a firearm properly and are not willing to learn safely then you shouldn't have it. I learned not to point a gun at anything I was not willing to destroy or kill by the time I...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-12-2018, 02:16 AM
    I have known about the passing of close blood relatives before it happened or before I was told of their passing. Frankly it scares the BEJEEUS out of me.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-12-2018, 02:01 AM
    I bought a T/C HAWKEN in .54 caliber in 1988, bought a T/C .54 MAXI-BALL Mold at the same time. I can't tell you right now what the weight is. But I lubed with T/C lube in one of those adapter's they used to sell to screw on the tube mouth. Squeeze...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-12-2018, 01:27 AM
    I have shoulder holster for a 10" iron sight rig. A chest rig for a scoped 10" setup. And a sling for a 14" scoped rig. I used a 6ft walking staff with a lanyard at the 5ft point, to use as a standing rest. I have scoped 14" bbl's in .35REM &...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-11-2018, 08:43 PM
    I actually wore out 2 of the Lee auto-prime's. Kept them properly lubed too. Bought the RCBS single hand tool when they came out, then their version of the auto-prime hand tool. I think it's been 30+yrs. Never a problem. Must be 150-175,000 rounds...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-11-2018, 08:19 PM
    I run the #358477 149grs over 3.5grs of BULLSEYE. Cast of #2, sized .358 - Lubed with 50/50. It shoots to POA at 50ft in my 10-5 6". Very pleasant shooting. I have Ancient Mother of Pearl Magna grips with a TYLER T-grip. A very attractive...
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    09-11-2018, 07:55 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Hording for the storm in Our Town
    We don't really hoard much in CA. According to recent polls, only about 10% keep their Earthquake kits updated. I keep 2 55 gallon drums of water on hand, I empty them every year on July 4th and rinse them out with a gallon of bleach. Then I...
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    09-11-2018, 02:58 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Never forget in Our Town
    Go Bless all who perished, and all who remember. AMEN
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    09-11-2018, 02:49 PM
    I've got a buddy that bought one some 20 odd years ago. He shoots the BEAR CREEK .379DIA bullet. These are Moly Coated. Which may be why there is no leading. But I did slug the bore at .3785 when he first got it. On the other hand his MARLIN...
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    09-11-2018, 01:51 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Lyman #357446 in Cast Boolits
    Reading these posts has answered a question I never asked my DAD. Why did we never use this bullet ? We used TONS of the KEITH #358429 loaded with .38-44 charges in the .38SPL case. We also used it in .357MAG cases in COLT & RUGER Sixguns, and the...
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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