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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    Seeing as I have a few .30/30’s, if I want that level of performance, I will use them. The FTX bullets allow the old .30/30 to perform better at longer ranges for hunting. And if typical cast bullets are going to be used in a .30 cal AR, it...
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    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    Back in the old days, almost every Bullseye competitor used 2.7 gr of Bullseye in the .38 Spl with 148 gr bullets. We were too ignorant to know it would not we used it anyway and shot amazing groups with marginal case capacity. If...
    7 replies | 100 view(s)
  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Moving to Reno in Our Town
    1. Take the Nevada CCW Course. At the same time; if the course supports it, make sure that you also get the paperwork for a Utah CCW Permit (This is common for many of the Instructors in Nevada to run classes that meet both States Requirements)....
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    Yesterday, 04:07 PM
    Bump for a good guy and great brass!
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    Yesterday, 03:57 PM
    Once fired? Head stamps?
    2 replies | 136 view(s)
  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 AM
    It is definitely a case of the Barrel being stressed over it's ability to contain the pressure. Note in picture one and three that the rupture is fairly straight down the barrel; with what almost looks like a "Seamed Edge" along each side of the...
    17 replies | 433 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 07:36 AM
    Goatwhiskers replied to a thread Bun in the oven... in Our Chapel
    What a blessing! We tried for 7 years, then had a boy, then 3 years later a girl. I'm happy for you. GW
    11 replies | 134 view(s)
  • shaper's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 10:56 PM
    shaper replied to a thread table saw problems in Our Town
    The #3 saw has a double problem. The stripped shaft has a double use. Just turn the handle to raise or lower the blade. If you push the handle and turn it , the blade will go into an angle. there is a tooth edge on the bottom of the shaft that...
    21 replies | 515 view(s)
  • shaper's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 01:17 PM
    shaper replied to a thread table saw problems in Our Town
    I looked at #2 again, the Craftsman. It has the bigger table top and built stronger. I pulled the capacitor out and found one of the wires had rusted through. I put a new connector on and it fired up. I'll be making saw dust this evening. ...
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  • Goatwhiskers's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 08:51 AM
    Amen, my brothers. GW
    4 replies | 42 view(s)
  • dverna's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 08:48 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Hull trimming in Casting for Shotguns
    Thanks for posting! Appears to be better than what is currently available and not very expensive.
    14 replies | 239 view(s)
  • dverna's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 08:36 AM
    Good post! Lots of experience and wisdom there.
    22 replies | 1076 view(s)
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    10-19-2018, 08:29 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    I do not worry about my loaded rounds....I do worry about the 150k+ primers I have stocked piled....they are in a separate building.
    24 replies | 652 view(s)
  • shaper's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 11:46 PM
    shaper started a thread table saw problems in Our Town
    I am in the process of building bee hives that I can put out next spring. About 3 weeks ago the bearing in the table saw froze locking the motor. Tried to find a new motor for it but nothing. Two days ago table saw #2 gave up and hasn't run...
    21 replies | 515 view(s)
  • dverna's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 12:41 PM
    These kinds of mistakes are much less likely with experienced shooters. But not everyone is a gun nut or reloader. And it only takes one mistake...even for us. Good reminder. BTW, one of the local kids (mid twenties) who is not gun savvy,...
    38 replies | 2130 view(s)
  • dverna's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 02:45 PM
    Agree completely. Your response, DCP, was a non-answer that “proves” to an atheist that there is no good reason we can comprehend of why many bad things happen and God appears to do nothing. Many “inconsistencies” can not be understood or...
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  • Goatwhiskers's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 02:08 PM
    Praying for Joseph's healing and for strength for his family. GW
    14 replies | 189 view(s)
  • dverna's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 02:06 PM
    You might be weird....but so what!!! Use the equipment you prefer and have confidence in. BTW, I lusted for a Lyman All American when I was young and foolish. Never got one, but have no regrets. Still, for a low volume pistol reloader on a...
    28 replies | 749 view(s)
  • dverna's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 01:54 PM
    I will be would be a foolish decision. I had no problems getting accurate light reloads out of my .44 Mag. IMHO the .44 Mag is the best big bore revolver caliber available. Many good bullets for it and about as much recoil as most...
    31 replies | 718 view(s)
  • Goatwhiskers's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 08:30 PM
    Goatwhiskers replied to a thread Precious Memories in Our Chapel
    Hogtamer, since you mentioned it I've got a piece of land, a house me and dad built back in '58, two kids and their spouses that I couldn't be more proud of, two fine grandsons so far, a postal retirement that keeps me comfortable, relatives and...
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  • tred1956's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 02:33 PM
    PM sent on #2 Thanks Doug
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  • dverna's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 11:39 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    Have shot likely 150k .38 Spl. loads. Any of the fast Shotgun powders will work as well as Bullseye. Although I have over 60 lbs of Promo (Red the same), I prefer HP38 for light loads as it meters better. Saving money of pistol powder is...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 11:34 PM
    I would select the bullet and load that is the most effective. In this case, I see no advantage to using a cast bullet...but of course there is the pride of the deadly sins we are cautioned to avoid. You WILL kick yourself...
    27 replies | 1365 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