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    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    While looking through some old once fired 30/30 brass I had I found one case that was nickle plated and the headstamp had "76" on it and then the caliber. I think it is Winchester brass, but I don't know for sure. No, I haven't taken a picture of it.
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    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    I liked it and bought it when I could....I'd buy anything that was gun related.....and legal
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    10-14-2018, 10:47 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Something to think about! in Our Town
    Did you think of that all by yourself? If so, it was great! If not, it was still great!
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    10-14-2018, 09:51 PM
    I cleaned and sized the 9mm brass that was given to me at the range yesterday. All once fired . Then I did the same with the 30-06 A.I. brass I fire formed. The 30/30 A. I. Brass I just punched out the primers as I don't have a die set yet, then...
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    10-14-2018, 09:26 PM
    Although I can't remember the name of the publication, back in the early 70's there was a magazine where the people went into a LGS and bought firearms otc and then tested them. They didn't want (according to them ) firearms that may have been "...
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    10-14-2018, 11:42 AM
    Well, I wanted it. I'm not trying to make it into a .308. I just kill paper with it. And I'm happy with it. I like my 30-06 A.I. too. It's not about a "bigger hammer" or even a need. No competition shooting, just a relaxing time at the range for a...
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    10-14-2018, 11:24 AM
    Tom W. replied to a thread carrying bullets? in Muzzleloading.
    True, even during deer season we have to look out for rattlesnakes. And Hornets. And fire ants. And....
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    10-14-2018, 11:02 AM
    If you want to try it, go on ahead and try it. The worst that could happen is a light ball. It's not like you will be using it against living things, and it should penetrate your target. Have fun and experiment!
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    10-14-2018, 12:14 AM
    I was making mousefart loads for my 30/30 A.I. to fire form brass. I like to shoot targets when fire forming so I loaded up some with my ancient 160 gr Lee boolits and 6.6 grains of Bullseye. They were finger lubed with some old RCBS rifle lube I...
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    10-12-2018, 10:24 PM
    This Saturday I'll be going to the range again. I have a bunch of loads to fire form, both for my 30/30 A.I. and my 30-06 A.I. I don't know if I'll shoot my pistol or not. I AM taking my rests and spotting scope this time. I'll probably shoot @ 50...
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    10-12-2018, 08:08 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread carrying bullets? in Muzzleloading.
    Kinda sounds like Pat McManus's story about the "Sequential Vortex....."
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    10-12-2018, 07:58 PM
    I have both the LAM -II and the Lyman heater. I use Carnauba Red on everything, except for my fireform loads for 30 cal. I found and ancient stick of RCBS rifle lube so I've been finger lubing , gas checking, sizing w/ a Lee sizing die and dipping...
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    10-12-2018, 01:19 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    At different times I've had my shoulders lock up and had to have cortisone shots. The needles looked like they were for elephants or something. The first time was wonderful. The doctor told me to put on my shirt and go home. I didn't even know he...
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    10-11-2018, 01:41 PM
    Tom W. started a thread After the storm.... in Our Town
    I went out back and saw that my wife's butterfly bushes had split due to the wind and rain. I went to the shed and got the loppers and started cleaning them up. When I got to the south end of the bushes I noticed that all of a sudden there were...
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    10-10-2018, 02:56 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread carrying bullets? in Muzzleloading.
    I have some old Butler creek speed loaders as well as something that's hard to describe, but both are "straight through" models. The Butler creek will hold two #11 caps, one on each end, the other is more or less a white tube with a red snap on cap...
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    10-10-2018, 01:28 PM
    I didn't know that there were revolvers for sale at the fair.... I should have gone.....:kidding:
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    10-09-2018, 11:16 PM
    Sized and loobed the aforementioned boolits. Probably won't be able to get out to the shed tomorrow due to the himacane.....
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    10-09-2018, 12:20 PM
    If you don't want to use a heater get the Carnauba Blue lube.....
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Phenix City, Alabama
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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
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