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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 AM
    I ran into a problem back about 20 years ago when I first started loading 9s. I did it on a progressive press and got dismal accuracy at best. Got looking at my ammo and found slight bulges on one side of the brass on many of them. Come to realize I...
    25 replies | 484 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:55 PM
    I have an update finally. I gave the gun a more thorough inspection the other day, and I believe that Ruger has recut the forcing cone. The forcing cone was smooth, now, it has spiral cutting marks, and appears deeper than I remember it. ...
    64 replies | 5589 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    Thats real neat. I'd love to find something like that for my collection. Im a 30-30 fiend.
    12 replies | 775 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:24 AM
    Still remember one idiot from Sweden that came here to pick up a Linebaugh (which he couldn't begin to handle). He stayed a few days here and I took him shooting one day. I had a bunch of guns and different ammo and thought by his posts he had some...
    28 replies | 1745 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:18 AM
    you may be seeing powder bridge over in the measure. Ive seen the same using aa9 in a small rotor. For grins try your large rotor.
    2 replies | 123 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:13 AM
    make mine big and round if reliable expansion is your goal. Ive don't a lot of penetration testing and what I found with penta tips is two will expand well and one will do just the opposite and collapse inward and close the nose off. In all reality...
    21 replies | 639 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:05 AM
    ruger americans in 6.5 creedmore because we all know you don't even have to aim with that combo. Slap on a bushnell zombie scope and your good to go. Fact is probably the most proficient sniper the military has seen was Chris Kyle and he used a 700...
    43 replies | 1463 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Amputation in Our Town
    I guess at my age even if it lasted only 10 years it was well worth it. Once fused your done with it. Nothing else can be done. With a replacement you allways have the option in the future to replace it and if it gets to the point you need it fused...
    38 replies | 1542 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:44 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    that's the one I was thinking about.
    37 replies | 1226 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:42 AM
    yup it surely does that. No argument that its a better round out past 500 yards for a paper puncher. But bottom line for a hunting gun a 260 is a better choice. If I shot 1000 yard comp id probably buy one myself and stock pile some brass. But...
    70 replies | 3341 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 12:27 PM
    I wish I would have known Gene was bringing his guitar along. We've been playing together for over thirty years. This shoot only lasts for around 6 hours, yet we had people drive 200 miles to be here. Started out cold, my truck was still covered...
    3 replies | 166 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 07:27 AM
    even my vortex, sig sauer and yes even my aimpoint don't have a perfect dot. Its mostly a matter of some peoples eye sight then it is the specific red dot your using. If you want to buy a cheap red dot the trs25 is hands down the best thing under a...
    10 replies | 287 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 07:05 AM
    nothing wrong with buying one if you like it. Just gets a bit old when some internet expert wants to think hes somehow smarter then the rest for buying it. Heck if I had to justify what I buy id have a 22lr an 06 and a 12guage in the house and would...
    70 replies | 3341 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 08:08 AM
    I bought a 7.7 in a bar back in the 70s for 10 bucks. It was about like new and the ugliest gun id ever seen. there was a poor old ex logger that lived out by our camp in a one room cabin and killed everything with a 12 guage single shot and #6...
    36 replies | 1026 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:53 AM
    ya I even bought into that one. Had a 300 win and a 300 H&H and a 300wby at the time. All the press said that this round made them all obsolete. I went out and bought a browning a bolt in it and found it gave less velocity and didn't shot a darned...
    70 replies | 3341 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:23 AM
    I wont. Maybe when a real new idea comes out ill think about it but a few gun writers and internet experts wont convince me that the creedmore is the reinvention of the wheel. I don't go buy a new truck every time the info center or stereo gets more...
    70 replies | 3341 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:18 AM
    yup theres good reason why star bushings are so hard that its even tough to open them up or drill into them.
    11 replies | 234 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:15 AM
    scoop it off and throw it away. if it wont mix when smelting its just going to give you problems when you cast.
    8 replies | 532 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:14 AM
    I was given a bunch of antimony that was crushed. It was a royal pain to try to mix it in. If your going to add antimony buy anatomy that's already been mixed with lead at the foundry. smart thing is if your buying just buy the superhard which is...
    9 replies | 314 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:05 AM
    They built a new hospital and when they tore down the old one (my wife works there) I was offered the lead from the xray room. I had a BUNCH of it. So much that I quit taking it. It was in sheets like you have, some had drywall glued to it and some...
    35 replies | 1381 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 06:53 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    I was under the impression a copperheads bite is worse then a rattlers. Is that wrong?
    37 replies | 1226 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 06:47 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Amputation in Our Town
    I had to make the same choice three years ago. After my doctor talked to me about fusion vs joint replacement, joint replacement won hands down. I had my ankle replacement 3 years ago and today cant even tell its a replacement. What the doctor told...
    38 replies | 1542 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 08:54 PM
    Search "Beagleing". I think that is spelled right. Tells you how to make your mold cast larger.
    8 replies | 259 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 08:53 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Carrumba! in Cast Boolits
    Along with a cold mold, try tipping the mold as you fill.
    16 replies | 661 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 08:50 PM
    Fun video, and good shooting. I'd like to see Jerry Michelek do the exercise!
    37 replies | 843 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
GC Gas Check