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    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    I like both the heart and liver but I would not grind liver and add to hamburger. Hearts no issue but the taste and color of liver is not a good mix with hamburger in my opinion. Liver is reserved to liver and onions at my house.
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    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    I have never used the RCBS PP swager so I don't know if this is even possible to create issues with 30 cal cases. With the Dillon 600 Super Swager on 223 cases the inside support is small enough that if you over swage the pocket you can collapse...
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    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    Winchester offered various types of set triggers in addition to the standard.
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    Yesterday, 01:18 AM
    Yep mine mostly collects dust for this reason.
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    Yesterday, 12:51 AM
    Not very much bluing wear so not that many rounds. More detail here http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?69332-Mauser-Modelo-Chileno-1895-7-62x51-Nato-conversions ...
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    Yesterday, 12:48 AM
    I started casting in 1968 with Lyman 4 cavity for 45 Colt and 45/70. My most used molds are H&G 10, 8 or 6 cavity with a close second to my brass 4 cavity. The older Lyman's that I own cast on size or larger. The newer ones are on size or under. ...
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    12-04-2019, 08:57 PM
    Pietro: the folder you found while walking the dog is called a "Texas Toothpick" Not to be confused with the "Fish Knife" which is a Toothpick with an hook disgorger/scaler blade added. It should be noted that all the major pocket knife styles...
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    12-04-2019, 07:56 PM
    My bet is its caused by your crimp. Easy to test. Try some before and after your crimp.
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    12-04-2019, 07:54 PM
    When you send payment you specify you want insurance and how much and yes if it's not part of the deal you have to pay extra. I have ordered around a 100 firearms mostly through GB. Two have had shipping damage.
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    12-04-2019, 07:41 PM
    I liked the Floats,, that is a good lookin' airplane. Never seen one on Floats before. Centershots idea about milling a dovetail in the front sight base would work. I could do that, but I live in CA and it would be a long trip for a 15-30 minute...
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    12-04-2019, 05:57 PM
    I was going to do a similar adapter mount for my Hastings Rifled Barrel for the A5. It would consist of a small block that replaces the elevator block in the rear sight, and then the Glock mount slides into a dovetail in the adapter block just like...
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    12-04-2019, 03:54 PM
    LAH replied to a thread Magazine chain fire test in Leverguns
    Remember Jim Taylor trying to set a primer off with some bullets I supplied him. He couldn't make it happen.
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    12-04-2019, 02:55 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Magazine chain fire test in Leverguns
    Good read and actual examples here: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?263616-lever-action-magazine-explosions Got this from Beartooth: "Buffalo Bore went to a small rifle primer, seated deeper than normal, when some customers...
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    12-04-2019, 12:02 AM
    That time was a catch-22 situation for me. During the start of the panic I maybe had 20 rounds of 35 Rem brass as a range pickup but I had nothing chambered in 35 Rem. Because of the ammo and brass shortage I picked up a couple of 35 Rems cheap...
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    12-03-2019, 04:26 AM
    During the last panic .35 Rem brass was not available period and loaded ammo wasn't much better.
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    12-03-2019, 01:18 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Magazine chain fire test in Leverguns
    My dad's hunting buddy had a couple go off in the magazine on a Winchester Model 71. That was in the 60's and I was only 7 or 8 years old at the time but remember looking are the results with my dad.
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    12-02-2019, 11:18 PM
    Per conversation with DAG ammo.com a. Company that makes the primers for Tula is caught up on the sanctions by Obama on Russia. Tula ammo is not effected, that company is not making weapons in Russia and is not banned / effected by...
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    12-02-2019, 08:13 PM
    Very nice looking rig. Does it do what you want? If so it's a winner! Randy
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    12-02-2019, 08:11 PM
    I have accumulated about 50 or so knives of various types over the years and I made knives back in the mid 80's and still have my knife grinder. I used to say that I made and sold knives to generate money so I could buy the pocket knives I wanted....
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    12-02-2019, 07:15 PM
    Does STI have a Hammerhead Mould for these 20 ga. sabots? The Fact that the Sabot stays with the slug in this particular case doesn't degrade the BC of the slug at all. In fact, the way they are designed a Hammerhead Slug wouldn't remotely...
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    12-01-2019, 06:52 PM
    6pt-sika: Try some STI Hammer Head Slugs in your Hastings Barrel. Mine shoots them inside 1.5" at 50 yards with the open sights. The A5 Smoothbore Barrel is not far behind with Lee and Lyman slugs. Randy
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    12-01-2019, 06:48 PM
    Michael: Great shot on the Buck. That is a nice Buck for South Texas !!! Is the Front Sight on your gun a solid one piece sight like the one shown above, or has it got a dovetailed base with a blade insert? If it is solid could it be changed...
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    12-01-2019, 06:12 PM
    Rick: The Wilson Seating Dies achieve their precision by close tolerance machining. The case mouth is held in position simply because there is no clearance for it to move around in the die body It is a close tolerance chamber. The Seating Stem...
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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