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    Today, 03:12 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Some people..... in Our Town
    From what I've seen, using turn signals is just a suggestion...... I looked to see if anyone shot at our house, but I saw no holes in my car.......
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    Today, 01:41 PM
    Tom W. started a thread Some people..... in Our Town
    Just don't have any couth at all. I walked down to my MIL house just a few minutes ago. She lives one block away. Almost across from her house is a big yellow street sign. I was watching traffic so I could cross the road, but on the way back to the...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Today, 09:03 AM
    Great memories for both of you!
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Today, 01:15 AM
    Tom W. replied to a thread A gift from a friend in Muzzleloading.
    I would just put Tru-Oil on it.....but that's me. I sanded down an old Montgomery Ward double barrel shotgun stock and did that, with no stain. It made the most pretty blonde stock....
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  • Goatwhiskers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    I recall with joy when my son and daughter were born. With the two grandsons, more of the same, but different, it's the continuation of life as well as a gift from almighty God. Can't wait to see what my daughter is gifted with. Thank you Lord...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    I did have an H&R model 999 that would shoot the first two or three rounds into the same hole, then it would start to walk sideways. It turned out that the rear sight wasn't fitted properly, and I could see where the screws were not cut straight. I...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    Just bought my first "Magnum" rifle; a Remington 700 Long Range in 300 WinMag. My excuses/discussion with the wife on needing a new rifle: (1) I have over 400 empty cases for the 300 WinMag that I have picked up over the years. Need to sell them...
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    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread A gift from a friend in Muzzleloading.
    Can't be beat! Mine is a .45 caliber I bought in 1976. It wasn't a kit though. All I've harvested with it was squirrels, and now it sits in my son's gun safe....... That Plum Brown will make the rifle look mighty purteeee......
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Advice for a beginner. in Cast Boolits
    I do know that my CZ 75 has difficulty with .358 sized bullets, and I am using the same design that you pictured. I don't PC them, but lube them with Carnauba Red and don't have any trouble if I size them to .357. If I try .358 sized boolits they...
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  • b money's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    Thanks everyone pms sent to some. I’ve been looking on Craigslist, Facebook etc. there have been a few deals that I almost had but because they had to ship them to me they got sold out from under me. I do have my eye on one right now we will see how...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    12-08-2018, 11:21 PM
    Some of my .44 molds use a gas check, most don't.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    12-08-2018, 11:18 PM
    My dad used to tell me that wiggling his toes while he was serving in the Korean war was the only thing that kept his feet intact.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    12-08-2018, 11:11 PM
    just asking, but doesn't your computer, tablet, laptop or whatever have a camera? I have an old flip phone that has a camera .....just asking........
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    12-08-2018, 09:14 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread New to reloading in Testing Area
    And please, just one can of powder on the bench at a time.......
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    12-08-2018, 09:01 PM
    The two Glocks I had were Gen 4 9mm, and they would fire anything I'd feed them.I mostly used the Lee 124 gr (?) TC sized to .358. These also shoot well in my Ruger LC9s Pro. My CZ 75 SP-01 is a different beast. It won't shoot but a very few...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 07:11 PM
    Two new S&W 686’s. One for me and one for my fiancé. 5” barrels.
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    12-08-2018, 05:28 PM
    dverna replied to a thread .223 vs .243 vs .270 in Factory Rifles
    I bought a Howa in .223. It will be my fiancé’s rifle and will keep it ready to go in the family room if a coyote wanders into the area. Once you handle it, you will see the difference between it and the econo models. I have no need to...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 03:14 PM
    Beagle, Star used to offer a taper crimp die for .38 to address the need to worry about slight case length variations on match ammunition.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    12-08-2018, 02:21 PM
    Once, a pretty long time ago, I has some stomach surgery that left me as weak as water and bored silly. I couldn't even pick up my rifle without it hurting really bad. Sooooo...... I decided that I was going to trim all of my .44 Mag revolver brass...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 02:14 PM
    My experience mirrors yours. Just a few days ago, I reloaded 300 .38 cases and most were over 40 years old....never trimmed...but I only load mid-range. But I never trimmed full power 9mm or .45’s either. I have not loaded maximum loads in .357...
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    12-08-2018, 01:59 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Master of arms in Our Town
    I am impressed with how much they accomplish in the time they have.
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  • b money's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 12:42 PM
    Hello everyone, I figured I would try here. I’m looking at getting a Dillon 550 for Christmas for myself and I would much rather buy a used older “B” model with extra stuff then a brand new “C” model that I have to go out and buy everything for....
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    12-08-2018, 12:43 AM
    I gotta ask....... What about L.L. Bean boots? I never had a pair so I'm just asking.��
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 09:09 PM
    300 yards would be just paper targets. Here in MO, I am lucky to shoot 150 on Deer. Could never aford a high class scope, Have used Bushnell,Tasco and BSA scope for years
    22 replies | 729 view(s)
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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