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  • murf205's Avatar
    12-06-2017, 10:33 PM
    Higgins, you will get more accurate readings with a good micrometer. Just remember to wipe the boolit down to remove any metal and grit before you mic it.
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    12-02-2017, 11:24 PM
    I drove 40 miles to get the 200 primer limit at Bass Pro Shop in 2009 when the mere mention of Obama made hording primers a national pastime. By primers and do it regularly.
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    12-02-2017, 11:13 PM
    Take it from a notoriously cheap boolit caster--me, if you decide to powder coat boolits, get some of Smoke4320's powder. It is a LOT better to get even coverage with the "shake and bake" method than using Harbor Freight powder. Here are some in...
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    11-27-2017, 11:25 PM
    That's a lot faster than my old Powder Master. When you hit the dispense button on mine, you have time to make a sandwich,LOL. I was using an old Lyman 55 measure and bought an RCBS measure with both rotors, and life got a lot easier. When you get...
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    11-27-2017, 06:36 PM
    Is the Chargemaster faster than the 1st gen auto charger? Mine is so slow that I don't use the power measure any more. I just throw a charge a gr lighter than I want, then trickle the final amount. The first gen (Powder Master) unit is very accurate...
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    11-24-2017, 11:23 PM
    Either will make some really nice boolits if you do your part. Just remember to put a concentrated effort into NOT dropping either one on a concrete floor. I, now have a thick rubber mat to stand on when I'm at the bench because I have dropped one....
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    11-23-2017, 01:00 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread 45-70 Donkey Kick in Cast Boolits
    Does this 410 gr boolit have a crimp groove? If it does, that would be a great place to start. Turn in a crimp on the groove and then measure the Over All Length. What are you shooting these out of?
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    11-22-2017, 05:23 PM
    What a great story. I had a friend who mowed lawns with me in our neighborhood when we were in our early to mid teens. His family was not financially able to buy him any more than a pretty rough single shot shotgun. One day a widow lady whose grass...
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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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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
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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"
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