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    05-28-2020, 03:11 PM
    Dthunter, I'm liking me some of that rifle. Now, what about a 44 mag bolt gun! I know Ruger makes one but the magazine is restrictive as far as heavier boolits. Congrats on a cool build.
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    05-28-2020, 02:47 PM
    I have sized .458 405 gr Remington's (jacketed!) down to .452 with a bit of gun oil on them BUT...I use a RCBS Rockchucker. I have no experience with a Lee press like yours but it DID take some serious pushing on the Rchucker handle. If you are...
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    05-27-2020, 03:57 AM
    The one that haunts me till this day was a 1917 S&W at the Huntsville Cabelas store opening weekend. It was in excellent condition and was $600 out the door. I've been back there a few times since and the bargains are few and far between.
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    05-27-2020, 03:38 AM
    Add me to the new 3n1 oil but I miss the smell of the old original. It brings back some fond memories of my grandfather showing me how to clean and lube the mod 12 Remington that he gave me for my 12th b'day and is now in my safe.
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    05-25-2020, 11:12 PM
    Thanks to Starline I have broken the range brass habit. I will pick it up but if it has a resizing ring at the case head, I put it in the trash barrel. As I have stated before, the benefit of using 1 brand of new brass is the case length. No more...
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    05-25-2020, 10:20 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread 45/70 and old powders in Cast Boolits
    This was sent to me by a member here for Unique powder. If you look down the page towards the bottom of the right hand column you will see 45/70 loads.
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    05-24-2020, 03:56 PM
    quack1, I did almost the same thing. I found a 94 Win in 25/35 that was an honest 90% or better gun for $400 and it had been drilled. I wouldn't buy it for that reason even though the barrel looked new inside. My buddy ask me when we left the show...
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    05-23-2020, 03:07 PM
    How about old girlfriends? Hmmm....better not go there! A 5” nickel 27, a Rem 788 in 44 mag, any one of my Corvettes(especially the 75), a 63 Impala SS, a 69 SS 396 Chevelle, a 70 442 Olds 700adl in 270 that was a real 1/2” rifle, a Colt Gold Cup....
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    05-23-2020, 03:06 PM
    How about old girlfriends? Hmmm....better not go there! A 5” nickel 27, a Rem 788 in 44 mag, any one of my Corvettes(especially the 75), a 63 Impala SS, a 69 SS 396 Chevelle, a 70 442 Olds 700adl in 270 that was a real 1/2” rifle, a Colt Gold Cup....
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    05-23-2020, 09:44 AM
    I've tried to justify a wet rig for a while now and even tried dry tumbling with a double handful of pins thrown into the corn cob media, which btw, had no apparent benefit. But after 3hrs in my Lyman 1200, this is my results and they will work for...
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    05-23-2020, 09:00 AM
    Where is the Rebel press made? I just looked at the Midwayusa site and the ad says made in USA. Congrats RCBS! Mr Fred Huntington would be proud.
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    05-22-2020, 01:06 PM
    Well, I just had to try the pins/corn cob media mix and I could not tell any difference between the mix and just CC media. I did think about the chance that a pin or 2 might get trapped in the '06 cases I tried and the idea sounded pretty scary,...
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    05-22-2020, 09:13 AM
    Lloyd, next time you see that bar owner, buy him a beer for me and thank him for being a stand up guy. For the life of me, I cannot wrap my mind around why a prosecutor will let people like that plea a deal for the more serious crime and let them...
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    05-21-2020, 10:11 PM
    You will love this one too. The #$%& who stole my Colt Cobra and Ruger BLHWK went to Mobile and were robbing a convenience store with one of my guns but guess what--the clerk had a gun on his hip and shot the boyfriend in the noggin, ending his...
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    05-21-2020, 09:46 AM
    It sure would be a great service to normal people if you could, as an individual, call a phone number and ask if a gun was on the list of stolen guns. There is not always a LEO around when an chance to buy or trade a gun happens, like at a gun show....
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    05-20-2020, 09:13 PM
    I am wondering if you can put a handful of pins into a corn cob media mix to use in a Lyman turbo tumbler, with success? Has anybody tried this?
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    05-19-2020, 09:39 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread H335 in Vintage Powder Cans / Tins
    That H335 is from the mid to late 60's. I shot a bunch of it from those cans. I was a dirty powder for my experience so I quit using it. I did well in a 308 till you reached top loads and then you BETTER stop.
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    05-19-2020, 09:14 PM
    I started sorting a few yrs back after the public range was a gold mine of once fired brass. Only problem was, the lengths were different by a few thousandth's. It really showed up on the crimping for revolvers. I was a notorious brass hound. It...
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    05-19-2020, 05:53 PM
    My first 2 were stolen from my locked truck, they pried the window open and got my 2" nickel Colt Cobra and a New Mod Bkhawk. The other one was a S&W Model 15 that was in my wife's car they got the whole car. Police found it 2 weeks later without...
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    05-18-2020, 04:23 PM
    I have bought Meyer Gage pin gages before and they are very reasonable, like $3.95 per pin. I bought them for .355 through .360. Their shipping is reasonable too using USPS small bubble envelope. That price is from their 2019 catalogue.
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    05-18-2020, 04:14 PM
    murf205 started a thread John Gallagher RIP in Our Town
    I just found out that John Gallagher has passed away after a long battle with cancer. John was a pistolsmith extraordinaire but he was also known locally for some excellent rifles works too. I talked with John about 6 mo ago and he had lost 56 lbs...
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    05-18-2020, 04:06 PM
    I miss him too. We had a "discussion" about primers and H110 that still brings a smile to my face. Jim, we are thinking about you and wish you a speedy recovery.
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    05-18-2020, 03:25 PM
    AND......don't post on social media about your schedule and time away from home. A friend of mine posted about his upcoming vacation and even gave an itinerary, which told the world when he and his wife would be returning. He got cleaned out. They...
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    05-18-2020, 11:55 AM
    I know a guy who had some people working for him that had a very spotty record of not showing up for work. After he had to replace them, one day his neighbor saw a white van pull into his back yard and thought it was somebody doing work for him....
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    05-17-2020, 04:50 PM
    You beat me to it. I have photos of mine with the serial #'s. My iphone 6 does pretty good macro photos from about 2 1/2" away from the gun and you can zoom digitally after that and see the machine marks in the metal. Great for identifying unique...
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    05-16-2020, 12:57 PM
    I was just reading a post about having to go to check with the PD to get your gun back after it was recovered from a theft. I had 3 guns stolen in 2 separate instances, and actually got 2 of them back after the police in another town found what was...
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    05-13-2020, 11:03 PM
    Are they bevel base boolits? If they are, the bevel is very subtle. I would love to have one of Veral's molds also but I have had a devil of a time with beveled base boolits. I have some 275 gr boolits from one of his 44 molds and they are dead nuts...
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    05-13-2020, 10:55 PM
    Sometimes I wonder if the goofy legislators who write these regulations about lead being so terrible even know that is is a naturally occurring substance that is mined from the ground. To be sure, it should not be used in potable water lines-just...
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    05-13-2020, 07:05 PM
    Bazoo, my all time favorite, non bazooka, loads IN 44MAG BRASS, is 16.6 grs of 2400 and a 429421 Lyman and a std primer. In my 4" 629, it goes 1061fps average of 5 shots and is pretty accurate. In my model 24 6 1/2" 44 spl, I load Skeeters 7.5 grs...
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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
U.S. Army Medic, NRA Life member
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Dead center of Alabama
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If it cost money, I like it
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Retired journeyman wireman. You couldn't work me with a laxative now

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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