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    11-20-2017, 09:59 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread H&R handi 44 mag. in Factory Rifles
    The Lee 240 gr swc w/ gas check has been a very accurate boolit for me in handguns, but you would be remiss if you didn't try a Lyman 429421. Elmer got it right, it hits like it weighs a lot more. You do not have to drive either one to warp speed to...
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    11-19-2017, 09:13 PM
    I guess I'm fortunate in that my LGS is a VERY friendly place with knowledgeable people and decent prices. Not bargain basement, but they have what your looking for. Primers, powder bullets, brass, clothes, fishing tackle, gun safes--you name it....
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    11-19-2017, 02:09 PM
    That 2nd sentence would be the tip-off for me. "Newer model" are 2 scary words when you consider how well the "Older model" works. Mine has worked like a fine watch ever since I bought it used 5 yrs ago. I wonder if these "problems" are being...
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    11-19-2017, 12:06 AM
    At least I'm not the only one who has to do this.
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    11-16-2017, 10:14 PM
    Doc, if you think they are ugly now, Have one DuraCoted. Butt ugly but man will it shoot.
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    11-16-2017, 10:07 PM
    OR....a GP100 in 41 spl or mag, 5 shot of course, with fiber optic sights please.
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    11-16-2017, 09:53 PM
    Maybe it's just me, but I see a cheapening of RCBS, as in presses made overseas. Sad to see. I sent them an email asking if they sold an E scale made in the US. We will see.
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    11-16-2017, 06:38 PM
    :razz: Well, well. I just got an answer to my email question from PACT. They said that their scales are made in Dallas, Tx. right down the street from their office. If you have to pay a few $ more, it would be well worth it to get an American...
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    11-15-2017, 11:37 PM
    No kidding! I had a name brand battery puke in my game camera and it took a ton of contact cleaner and a lot of brushing to get it out. The camera gave up the ghost shortly there after. Are we ever going to get batteries and electronics back to this...
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    11-15-2017, 11:33 PM
    I agree on the PACT scale. The one I have that is 10 yrs old is a PACT and it was made in the USA. Rare these days.
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    11-15-2017, 09:36 AM
    My scale is the one that came with the older RCBS Powder Pro set and it has the 110 v transformer that plugs into the scale with stepped down voltage and it has performed flawlessly for 10 yrs. However, like most electronic things, it has been...
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    11-14-2017, 09:49 PM
    This is pretty much the message I gave my friend. Always and I mean always check your E-scale against a beam scale of known accuracy. He has an old Lyman beam scale but his eyes are like mine and the lines are not as sharp as they used to be. As...
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    11-13-2017, 10:35 PM
    A friend of mine asked me the other day to recommend an electronic scale to him. He still uses a balance beam scale and wanted a scale he could read a little easier. It looks like every manufacture of E scales limits their warranty period to 12...
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    11-13-2017, 10:24 PM
    I have some Accurate Arms 3100 in regular plastic milk jugs that was bought in 1981. The jugs were always stored inside away from any sunlight and the powder still performs like it did when I first bought it. It is preferable to have black...
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    11-12-2017, 06:53 PM
    Or as my wife says, "A woman's place is in the Mall"
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    11-10-2017, 10:41 PM
    I've tried several but the one that keeps delivering the best groups is the Lee 240 gr GC boolit. BUT, like Binky said, 44 specials really don't care. My WW 429421 Lymans never disappoint either.
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    11-09-2017, 10:33 PM
    I love that early 700. Did you do the stock work?
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    11-07-2017, 09:35 PM
    Melted about 60 lbs of soft roofing lead. Nasty stuff. Probably had 3 or 4 lbs of dirt, dust and just junk in the melt but now I'm waiting to add tin and lino for the final product. I used some Marvelux to help separate the trash and now it looks...
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    11-05-2017, 09:36 AM
    Maybe for you, but I didn't know just how well my guns would shoot until I learned how to cast-- PROPERLY. Jacketed bullets are fine for people who have no alternative or can't get it right and plated bullets have been a very poor substitute in my...
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    11-04-2017, 11:14 PM
    Mine is about a 4" gun @25 yds. It will not shoot nearly as accurately as my pf9 Kel-Tec and feels quite a bit heavier. The trigger is no work of art either, but it will digest anything I stuff in it. It's got me thinking Ruger LC9s.
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    10-23-2017, 05:14 PM
    Lloyd, I got burned, wait, BLISTERD, on 77's in the tang safety era too. I must have owned a dozen(all 1976 guns except 1) and the only one I owned that would hit a bull in the butt was a 270 and it was a great shooter. The rest had demons in them...
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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
middle of Alabama
If it cost money, I like it
Retired journeyman wireman. You couldn't work me with a laxative now


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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