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    Today, 08:18 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread tennis elbow in Casting Equipment
    Twenty some years of Q.C. /Q.A. repetitive motion caused mine. My doctor suggested the band and some ibuprofen. Worked after a while. I used to have to wear the band when firing my heavy recoiling hand guns, but not now. Of course, being unable to...
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    Yesterday, 10:32 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread I looked, but... in Our Town
    Thanks, Ill try that. We have something to attend to during this next week, but I'll try as soon as I can!
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    Yesterday, 03:28 PM
    Tom W. started a thread I looked, but... in Our Town
    Need some help. Somewhere here I saw something about imgur so I opened an account, wanting to move my Photobucket pictures over. I tried to do so and failed.. any help?
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    11-16-2017, 02:41 PM
    And I can eat what I want WHEN I want. Sometimes pumpkin pie for breakfast is just the thing....
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    11-15-2017, 12:05 PM
    I've done it ( and sometimes still do) to form brass for my 30-06 A.I. I know I have .270, .280 and 25-06 brass so headstamped that are loaded for my rifle. Sometimes it's just to see that one CAN....
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    11-15-2017, 11:16 AM
    EMC45 replied to a thread 4th generation bowkiller in Our Town
    Good Job!
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    11-15-2017, 10:26 AM
    I know that in my misspent youth I tried loading the bullets that I cast for my .30/30 into my .308 with regular jacketed powder charges and got patterns rather than groups. I can shoot the same bullets with light loads and get good results in my...
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    11-14-2017, 01:07 PM
    Sounds fun. And when one looks down the sights the ugly can't be seen....
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    11-14-2017, 12:56 PM
    I had problems and emailed Lee. They sent me a closed end die to get the checks on firmly, then could run them through the sizer. I tried both nose first and base first. The flat nose bullets did better base first, the round nose did better nose...
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    11-13-2017, 10:32 PM
    Cleaned and sized what I fired yesterday....
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    11-13-2017, 03:23 PM
    Cleaned two revolvers and a rifle that I took to the range yesterday. My fired brass is in the back of my car and my wife took that to work today.
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    11-13-2017, 03:19 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Lee .357 Bulits in Cast Boolits
    I got the Lee 158 gr. rf. I'm happy with it.
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    11-13-2017, 12:03 PM
    After looking around the internet, it probably was... the man said it was his son's rifle, and he wasn't too sure himself. I wanted to get a properly headstamped case, but at the time he was shooting imported military fmj, nothing with a...
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    11-12-2017, 05:23 PM
    Today at the range the guy next to me came out with a 7.65 swedish Mauser straight pull with a ring on on the end of the bolt. The rifle looked like it just came from the factory, stock was perfect, bluing was excellent, and it was as accurate as...
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    11-12-2017, 04:56 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Recoil in Our Town
    I took my 30-06 ai to the range today. It was the first time I've fired it in years. I got my regular loads to print at 2 inches high @100 yards, then proceeded to fire both some test loads and some fireforming loads. the last loads I made using...
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    11-12-2017, 12:26 AM
    Sure we will....... I've been trying to save money since 1975.....…
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    11-12-2017, 12:23 AM
    And now I know. I'll still use a bit to polish brass though. Thanks for your experiment.
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    11-11-2017, 06:28 PM
    I like the Lee 200gr. RNFP in my special. I have shot the 429-421, but think the 200gr works better.
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    11-11-2017, 06:23 PM
    Chock full o' Nuts
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Phenix City, Alabama
Casting, shooting and fishing. Hunting if I can find a place...
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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