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    Today, 12:14 AM
    I like a low powered variable compact scope on my Guide Gun. Mine's a Leupold but I like the Nikons.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    Naw, once he settles in on the sensible choice of .35 bore, things get a lot easier.
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    Yesterday, 11:33 PM
    Some of my friends were down there, still waiting for the imbedded reports to let me know how it went.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    I think that's part of what makes the thutty-thutty special, it does well with a variety of powders. Mostly plink with mine so 2400 works for those loads, keeps the cost down as well. Hunting loads would get 3031 or Rx7 because that's what I have...
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    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    Most guys reckon it is better to run the barrel in with jacketed, but heck Digger, that ain't broken, don't go fixing it!
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    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Other Folks Reloads in Our Town
    Oh, for Pete's sake, don't drag that old myth back up again. There has never been a prosecution for that, it is only a figment of Ayoob's, or whoever he is, mind.
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    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    What you describe is OK. The only thing that I can suggest, that may be a problem is, that you may have not dried coating enough, and possibly not hot and long enough. With inadequate drying, the coating will cure with heat, but you may not get...
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    Yesterday, 09:29 PM
    These look great. You have done well. The colour is fairly typical. Have you done smash test or sized any after final bake? I dont know if it is lighting or not, but the ones at bottom at about 7.00 pm position, seem more red than the ones...
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    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread First frost. in Our Town
    Didn't quite hit 100 today but it will tomorrow. Left some tools laying out when I left to chase lawnmower parts, had to kick them into the shade for awhile before I could pick them up.
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    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    Original poster should be able to edit himself. Just gotta click on the right gizmo.
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    Yesterday, 05:30 PM
    I leave the hoods up to keep pack rats out. No idea if it work for cats.
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    Yesterday, 11:18 AM
    If you are going to use cast, 6.5 will work, but you may want to consider something a bit fatter.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    Never bought a mould I didn't like once I learned to cast with it. Some need a few finishing touches here and there but I like them all. A quality mould like NOE or HM2 just needs a little practice, proper adjustments and perhaps a little breaking...
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    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    Certainly not out of business, just got a new mould from them a few weeks ago. Swede has yet to not respond to my e-mails, sometimes even on weekends. Forum does sound like fun.
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    Yesterday, 09:18 AM
    How hot is your alloy? Correct temp is 100 above liquidus. if your are at the correct temperature, one trick I use is to cast with a small fan blowing toward the area where you drop the boolits...but not on the pot. I usually only need the...
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    Yesterday, 09:05 AM
    The colors come from getting the lead hotter. But you could certainly have some tin in those first 2 batches, since those 'silver' rings didn't have the same patina color of the rest of the lead flashing.
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    Yesterday, 08:50 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Gout flare up... in Our Town
    Oh no. My friend that has it...and is having a flare up, as I mentioned. He is a veggie farmer and sells produce at farmers markets on wed, thur and sat. I talked to him on thursday and he said missed the wed market so he could rest a day to...
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    Yesterday, 02:18 AM
    Not all people who are well off, are evil. The guy who is the head of Google has a place up here. He personally employs over 170 people. He also bought two new helicopters for the search and rescue unit, and pays for all the maintenance. He's...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:08 AM
    I bought Lee's version of the HG 68 to make sure it would feed in my 45's. It did so I bought the 6-cav and cast a pile of them.:Fire: The new 2-cav is a better mould, pretty awesome for the price. Whenever possible I opt for the 6-cav but the 2-cav...
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    08-29-2014, 11:59 PM
    I'm probably wrong but have always felt the FA 454's tolerances were a bit too tight for most CB shooting. I've studied on buying a rather early one but am not interested in a J-word revolver these days.
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    08-29-2014, 11:53 PM
    I use Lee's version of the H&G 68 for 45acp boolits, COWW alloy is a wonderful thang. It's cheap, it's easy, and it seldom needs anything other than a mould of the proper temp and sometimes a little dab of tin.
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    08-29-2014, 11:45 PM
    A far cry from today's safety nazis, as I call them. In a similar vein, my dad was a radiation researcher who had a hand in establishing today's safety standards. His life was likely shortened by an accident or two over the years, I wonder if Dr...
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    08-29-2014, 11:38 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Pretty good day... in Cast Boolits
    Thanks, Selmerfan. Your good day improved mine immensely. Hold them close while you can, they'll be grown up and gone before you know it.
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    08-29-2014, 11:30 PM
    What kind of powder and loads are you wanting to load?
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    08-29-2014, 11:28 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread NOT happy in Cast Boolits
    Some days they all go back in the pot, just part of the game. Some day soon you'll get on a roll, boolits drop out perfect and you won't want to stop. Just keep plenty of alloy and moulds on hand for those days. If it was easy anyone could do it....
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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