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    Today, 11:41 AM
    I worry about the Democrat Left Leaning Socialist Virus . You guys are trying to buy in a panic ... Need to get out of this one and then get prepared for the next panic...with the inter net , social media and CNN it doesn't take much to stampede...
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    Today, 11:20 AM
    The swagged boolits had the cannelure rolled into the lube groove in theory to hold more of the thin waxy lubricant . The lube film was like the stuff used on lead 22 LR ammo . I'm sure it needed al the lube it could get on those big projectiles .
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    Today, 11:06 AM
    The mention of Tobacco reminded me of the time me and daddy was fishing I was 8-9 , dad had bought a pouch of Beech - Nut Chewing Tobacco at the bait shop , he would stuff a wad in his cheek and spit every now and again...looked like fun + he...
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    Yesterday, 09:07 PM
    The "new" Classic model 57's don't use the same barrel as those made in 1972 . Although S&W does make a model 57 ... it's not like the 1972 model 57 and the barrel is not interchangeable ... the new ones are two piece with a tube barrel and shroud...
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    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    I went to the NOE forum site , listed the boolits I was casting and the sized to diameters I planed on using and asked what size expander plugs would be correct . In no time I received several responses giving me the correct ones to order , and...
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    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    The 38 special Speer plastic bullets I had were black and they came with red plastic cases . Primer powered and both the cases and bullets were reusable . Cant remember what I poked the primers out with ... finishing nail in the end of a wood...
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    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    Use two wrenches... a big open end on the die body flats and another , smaller wrench , on that top nut that holds the decapping rod ...Big Hint...Remove the die from the press to do the final tightening ...that way you can get both arms into...
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    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
    A great reason is you have the mould , you have the rifle and who knows what you may or may not find at the ammo getting place in the days to come . I have moulds and worked up loads for every firearm I own . That 200 grain Lee boolit over 13...
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    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    Red Dot : start - 3.1 grs. @ 1018 fps / max.- 3.4 grs. @ 1073 fps Bullseye : start - 3.1 grs. - @ 1017 fps / max. - 3.5 grs. @ 1092 fps No data is listed for Universal or Clays shotgun. Just in case you can get any of the following...
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    Yesterday, 02:52 PM
    Root rot = too much watering ...treat it like a cactus , a little water every two weeks , let the soil dry out completely before watering , it doesn't require much looking after . Sorta thrives on being ignored . Not only good for burns but any cut...
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    04-04-2020, 08:36 PM
    This is from first hand experience ... Two different armed robberies . I was shot in the first , the bad guy was shot in the second . If the gun isn't on your person , pants pocket or belt holster , it's not going to keep you safe . Robbery #1...
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    04-04-2020, 08:12 PM
    The absolute BEST thing is the juice from a fresh cut aloe vera plant . The stuff works miracles on burns ...straight from the plant onto the burn and cover with gauze bandage . Repeat application with fresh juice every few hours . No...
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    04-04-2020, 07:40 PM
    In revolvers I crimp to cover most of the crimp groove , leave just enough clearance to not clip the upper band but getting a good solid roll crimp . I do these in two steps , seat then crimp . Some boolits have deep wide crimp grooves and...
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    04-04-2020, 12:38 PM
    Gross !!! What remotely convinced them that Seafood Seasoning was any where close to Pumpkin Pie Spice... A little cinnamon + ground nutmeg and maybe a dash of cloves or ginger would have been sooooo much better . Just cinnamon by itself would...
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    04-03-2020, 04:48 PM
    Never pass up an excuse to buy a new mould . Keep the 358156 GC will want to load some 357 magnum loads some me. Gary
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    04-03-2020, 04:28 PM
    I would attach the modified handles to the mould ... and leave them attached . Could be the constant attaching and removing is just wearing the 30 year old moulds out . Because of cost I had 1 set of Lyman handles and 10-12 Lyman blocks ... I...
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    04-03-2020, 03:23 PM
    This thread is seven years did you even find it to bring it back to life ? Actually I'm glad you did ...I had forgotten all about this one ...and I must say I read every post on every page and was laughing a lot ...Thanks ! I would...
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    04-03-2020, 01:46 PM
    With all the extra time we all now have ...0000 steel wool will bring back the luster without the worry of grit in the flash hole . Gives you something to do with your hands while watching The Match Game 74 ...
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    04-02-2020, 06:25 PM
    I looked in every old reference book I have and couldn't come up with anything on 429640AV. Does it look like the 429640 GC HP but with the gas check and without the hollow point ? Like a solid point version of the 429640 ? It might be the...
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    04-02-2020, 06:11 PM
    Thanks for the heads up.... I'll pass on the podcast .
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    04-02-2020, 04:51 PM
    I get my best boolits with 1 - 2 - 3 cavity moulds and ladle pouring with the side spout ladle and pressure casting method and a 20 # open top pot . 4 - 5 - 6 cavity moulds are geared to high production , not necessarily perfection , and...
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    04-02-2020, 04:33 PM
    But ...have you measured sized boolits ? Do they actually size them to .457" , .458" and .459" ...mine didn't !
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    04-02-2020, 04:16 PM
    Before your time there used to be held an annual Blindfolded Naked Casting Contest . It was open to new casting members . The one who could cast the most boolits in 5 minutes won the grand prize ... A Cast Boolits T-Shirt and An Aloe Vera Plant...
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    04-02-2020, 03:49 PM
    Also be aware ...when you first start casting the sprue plate will be tight but sometimes as you cast and everything starts getting hot the plate may loosen...metal expands when heated...when you notice the plate getting loose , stop and tighten it...
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    04-02-2020, 03:18 PM
    I size all my boolits for 9mm luger .357" . The Lee 105 gr. SWC (#358-105-SWC ) which I originally bought to load light 38 special loads has turned out to be an excellent boolit in the 9mm Luger . It doesn't batter old WWII P38's or smaller sized...
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    04-02-2020, 03:00 PM
    The RCBS Cast Bullet Manual #1 , 32 H&R Magnum , 98 grain cast SWC , sized .314". Shows loads with 19 different powders from 2400 to Red Dot . I'm not going to type the min. and max . loads for all 19 tell me what powders do you...
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    04-02-2020, 02:39 PM
    Do telephone land lines lines still exist ... the telephone co. converted my land line phone into a wireless system about 5 years ago...after 47 years our true land line went wireless . You may not need to dig a trench and lay a line in it...check...
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    04-01-2020, 02:55 PM
    CH4D , Redding , Lyman , RCBS .... For heavy duty sizing you need a good fit . I hate to bad mouth Lee but their shell holders sometimes have sloppy fits...OK for light and normal resizing but for heavy jobs CH4D, Redding and Lyman have never...
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    04-01-2020, 02:46 PM
    Seat primers until they bottom out in the pocket . The anvil legs must rest on the primer pocket bottom to ignite . Seating them anywhere other than all the way in and bottomed out will invite the dreaded "light strike" , "hard primer cup " and...
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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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check