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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Sticky in Our Town
    The search for any thing here can become a treasure hunt, with an unexpected trove of buried gold being turned up in the most unexpected places.
    37 replies | 1025 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    Me: "Really? I wouldn't know." -HangFireW8 Yep, pretty much. In another life I shot hundreds of thousands of soft swaged lead WC's thru PPC revolvers. Many of us never cleaned the barrels, just the cylinders and a dry brush across the forcing...
    48 replies | 2001 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread CFE Pistol Powder in Cast Boolits
    Thanks for the reports, been curious about the CFE powders. Have plenty of 231, Unique, Universal and finally BE but it's good to know the new powders are getting it done.
    12 replies | 302 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    I must be doing something wrong. I've shot thousands and thousands of boolits since I started casting and now have my first badly leaded bore. Not exactly sure how it happened but I'll probably have it out by bedtime.....or I'll let it soak...
    48 replies | 2001 view(s)
  • No_1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:26 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Goodsteel in Our Town
    Not really, with all the threads asking "where did he go" one would assume this thread was stirring the pot. No big deal, there is another thread somewhere talking about his new forum.
    22 replies | 1052 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Goodsteel in Our Town
    Another member trying to stir the pot? Say it's not true....
    22 replies | 1052 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:21 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Goodsteel in Our Town
    Not true, there is still 7299 posts of his here, like this one and it's still a sticky....Good stuff.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:55 PM
    I'll offer you one little tip, that'd probably get me in trouble, if I moved to Texas is, that I prefer beans in my chili. Great reading...
    62 replies | 1324 view(s)
  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 AM
    Just as a 'by the way' the Enfield is a brilliant cast boolit shooter with the Lyman 311284 210gn roundnose!
    24 replies | 623 view(s)
  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:49 AM
    A bit off topic, but here is an original Mues sight on a 1896 Martini Enfield! A Parker-Hale 5C mounted to a No.4 Mk1 SM Enfield My apologies to the original poster! :wink:
    24 replies | 623 view(s)
  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:42 AM
    The sights are genuine Parker-Hale 5B range sights, quite rare in these parts and fetch premium prices on ebay. Here is a closer view of how it fits between the "ears"
    24 replies | 623 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 11:59 PM
    Sounds like a great hunt, hope the kids all had a good time and want to do it again next year. Thanks for a hunting story well told.
    8 replies | 329 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 11:54 PM
    Actually your 68 Chevelle does have an emission system, PCV came along in 64 or 65 IIRC. One of the most effective systems to date and little if any effect on performance.
    8 replies | 406 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 11:45 PM
    Of the powders in your stash I only have experience with Unique, its probably not as dirty as the surplus stuff you shot but you will want to clean your pistol when you get done.....but you were going to do that anyway, right? My go-to powder for...
    24 replies | 463 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 11:14 PM
    Those look pretty good for a first time out, I'd shoot them. Lee moulds are a bit rounded on the edges anyway. Good job, welcome to the affliction!
    27 replies | 403 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 11:08 PM
    A solution I like better is a set of RCBS Cowboy dies. The sizer only minimally sizes the case, barely touches the neck. Case mouth expander expands the neck slightly and bells the case mouth. Expander die works the same as a Lyman M dies, expanders...
    32 replies | 697 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 11:01 PM
    one little tidbit about the Lee 4-20 pot. As the level of the alloy continually gets lower, the Temp of the alloy will get higher, if you don't adjust the temp knob. It has to do with where the temp sensor is located. That is why a thermometer is...
    27 replies | 403 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 10:59 PM
    Tough break, Doc. Hope it turns up soon. I spent a little quality time with my load book tonight. My new 45-70 made a big dent in the 40 hunting rounds I loaded a little over five years ago. It seems I've only fired 10-12 rounds with my favorite...
    2035 replies | 97215 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 04:48 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Jubilee! in Boolit Lube !
    Shortly after Ben's liquid lube thread was started, there were rumors of Johnson One Step (liquid wax) being discontinued...IIRC it was one of our Canadian members that reported it was discontinued. I believe someone even called SC Johnson, I think...
    11 replies | 300 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 03:15 PM
    Yep. I tried non-stick foil, parchment paper, a silicon baking mat. Silicon mat worked best. I made accordion folds in it to hold the bullets in place, and they come out good, no stick.
    2 replies | 142 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 02:16 PM
    That's the Ranch Dog style. I have a earlier version in 255gr.
    5 replies | 169 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 01:59 PM
    Yeah, I knew that might come up :hijack:
    2 replies | 111 view(s)
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    02-09-2016, 01:57 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Sticky in Our Town
    rjathon, I'm guessin' you don't know how discussion forums work??? what you're suggesting would seemingly fit better on castpics (see the link at the bottom of the page).
    37 replies | 1025 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 11:08 AM
    Good for you, it's always a good thing to take kids hunting!
    8 replies | 329 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 08:52 AM
    In this area, there is a very strong market for used custom guns. That may relate to the fact we have several well known custom builders in the area. It's not unusual to find a Jerry Fisher, Mandarino, Buhmiller, Hegland, etc. quality firearm here,...
    40 replies | 1730 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