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    Today, 07:10 PM
    Good point, I change my "wish" to 327fed, but it's gotta go on a diet!
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    Today, 07:04 PM
    rking22 replied to a thread Who likes 22 Short? in Rimfire Area
    Shot shorts grpwing up, they were cheaper,at first. Now I like them but it's because I like my M241 rifle and it's short only. In the other applications I just use a good subsonic long rifle. More flexable than the short in my world anyway.
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    Today, 07:01 PM
    Yep, like trying to use a Corvette to tow the bobcat trailer :) The 17 was designed to "blow things up" , little things, but still ��
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  • rking22's Avatar
    Today, 06:55 PM
    Reminded me of Fred Flintstone at the drivethru :) might tip my casting bench over..
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    Today, 06:52 PM
    Cool project! I just got a Lee 20 bottom pour, not real thrilled. I have been ladle pouring for over 30 years, old dog trying to learn new tricks.I think Im going to follow your lead and build me an insulated electric melter using my old ladle bowl...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 PM
    My scope for any rifle any sights was a 6.5-20 lepould with side adj parallax. Good scope and seldom was I above 16-18 power due to mirage an other factors. If your shooting from position with sling heartbeat breathing and hold all show up much more...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 PM
    I have thought about doing that Kokomokid. but adding the lead time of getting the Krieger blank to DZs lead time makes for very extended project. I would like to try one of Krieger's Alexander Henry rifled blanks but I think they are available in...
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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 PM
    I think true annealing of al. takes something like 750*. I simply heat mine for an hour at 500* in the same oven I use for ht of my boolits and let air cool. It hardens the checks enough for my loads. Some folks put them inside threaded pipe with...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 PM
    Great outfit to work with. I'd recommend them highly. Unless it's just for balance I'd leave out the mercury tube, that rifle isn't going to kick anyway.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 01:24 PM
    I use a lot of 1144 for that. Cheap, machines well, and easy to harden if you feel the need. Those expanders don't need to be hard though, they last a long time anyway.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:55 PM
    I have turned up expanders from 4140 pre hard, A6, o1, S7, Allen cap screws, and made one with a carbide pin soldered in. All worked well even cold roll left soft will last a long time here. I find finish is more important than hardness. A good...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 PM
    Hello gentleman, I recently contacted DZ Arms for a quote on a Hepburn rifle. caliber 38-55, barrel half octagon contour 1-12 twist 32" long. Case hardened receiver. walnut wood mercury recoil reducer and pachmeyer butt pad. Drilled and tapped for...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 11:29 AM
    Standard goex likes compression and may run there Swiss and Old Ensford run less in compression for me and my rifles. Olde ensforde im usually around .125-.180 on compression. Heavy compression can also swell cases some, though you states the...
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  • buckwheatpaul's Avatar
    Today, 11:18 AM
    Thanks Ronnie for the daily lesson. Paul
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  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    Richard I'll have to measure that and get back to you but it's pretty dang short. Thanks, I'll probably need a ton of luck.LOL
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    I believe BPI publishes a load data book covering that. Might check with them.
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  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 AM
    Richard if you can wait just a bit, I can send you some dual diameter bullets that I cast from a Brooks nose pour adjustable mould. I won't have time to cast any up until I get back from the bptr nationals, and most of what I have cast up are being...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    just manufacturing tolerences on length or the hollow base plug could make that much difference. Sometimes preheating the mould to temp and casting hard and fast helps. The hollow based pin may be the issue being at max size for length and dia. A...
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    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Yellow Jackets in Our Town
    Yellow jackets are as dangerous or probably much moreso than a rattlesnake, and I do not exaggerate here! When I was growing up, and very occasionally since then, we'd read of a farmer on his tractor or a man on a bulldozer hitting a jacket nest,...
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    Yesterday, 06:16 PM
    Thanks, Paul. I sure am glad we got that guy! Great man, as far as his talents and dedication to his purposes went, but very bad for his fellow man. It's a shame such talent and ability has to die, in order for folks to be free.
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    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Prayer request in Our Chapel
    Lord, please be with this man who needs your healing hand so direly. Your will be done, but we ask most earnestly that you spare this man, whose helping hand has meant so much to so many for so long. Grant it, I pray, and thank you for hearing...
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    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    Prayers up yet again. Thanks for keeping us posted on the progress.
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    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    Thanks, Castalot. Your prayers always move me. Thanks.
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    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    God bless him and the family, and heal him completely. Amen.
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    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Do you witness in Our Chapel
    Great comment, Jim! All we need to do to "witness" many times, is just crack the door open, and leave it to later to try to widen that gap, and let some light in. Most people, I firmly believe, are NOT won by a single event, but by repeated...
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    Yesterday, 05:48 PM
    When I was a kid, I knew all the folks at my little church, including who could be trusted and just how far. I also had a pretty good idea of whose flowery prayers may not have gotten beyond the ceiling, and whose humble prayers were heard loud and...
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    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    Wow! These are really tough losses for us older types. I think God gave man dogs so we could see what agape love really looks like - unconditional commitment. Be at peace, Smokey. He will live on within you forever.
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    Yesterday, 05:35 PM
    Great message! I've seen WAY too many professing Christians think that just being tempted is a sin, and obviously, it's not. Even Christ was tempted! Remember in the wilderness when Satan himself tempted Him? But He didn't break, and it's only...
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    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    Prayers up.
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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