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    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    BPSharps replied to a thread PIF swap box in Pay It Forward
    Got your PM and I will get it in the mail by Friday!
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:16 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread I had four culls... in Cast Boolits
    When I get enough ingots into the pot I'll plug it in and set the mold on the top of the pot. I don't have a hot plate, and ain't going to bother with one now. Even the 6 cavity Lee molds get good and hot while I'm waiting for the alloy to melt,...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    I like casting boolits, then seeing the results all come together into a nice shiny round that begs to be fired.....
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57 AM
    dverna replied to a thread 224 Valkyrie in Our Town
    Maybe just ask him why he thinks it is better than X, Y, or Z. I am in the camp that none of the "new and improved" cartridges offer much in terms of improvement (for the cost of getting a rifle and setting up to load for it) but I honestly have...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    Exactly!!! No point (or fun) in any of the rest of the process.
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    Yesterday, 11:20 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Bolt action for **** in Prepper Talk
    For a **** rifle do not go cheap on the scope. Missing a deer is frustrating but will not get you killed. BTW, missed a deer with a Nikon scope that I had dropped...using Vortex scopes now. The scope on my hunting rifle is twice the price of the...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-23-2019, 11:55 PM
    Shop Ash tray?
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-23-2019, 08:04 PM
    Those are beautiful. I finally got an aluminum Pepsi can so I re-taught myself how to use my Free Chex II. It's a .45 cal check maker but I have used the checks on my Lee 310 .44 cal boolits with great success, unlike trying to wrap one around a...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    04-23-2019, 07:16 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Bolt action for **** in Prepper Talk
    Thompson Center Compass Cheap....and it will shoot very well.
    12 replies | 152 view(s)
  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-23-2019, 11:05 AM
    Tom W. replied to a thread In Gatlinberg for weekend in Our Town
    No, it is on Glades road..... and there's a lot of shops to pass by before you get there.... We were told that that area was the "old" part of Gatlinburg, before the downtown area was built.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-23-2019, 01:08 AM
    That's what my son said. If it's a 30 Cal bullet there's a published load for it.
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    04-22-2019, 11:58 PM
    Goatwhiskers replied to a thread Bluetick hound in Our Town
    Thank you sir for what you have done, you will never regret it. And what JB said goes for me too. GW
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-22-2019, 04:32 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread I had four culls... in Cast Boolits
    Which one ? The light one or the heavy one?
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-22-2019, 04:15 PM
    I had four culls , mostly cosmetic, from the batch of Lee 358- 158 RF that I cast for my son yesterday, so I decided to try two to see if they'd pass the plunk test in my Ruger LC9s Pro. I flared four pieces of brass and without adjusting anything...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-22-2019, 01:35 PM
    The only modification I made to mine was to put a 1" 4x Tasco scope on it when I bought it. I'm happy with it like it came from the box!
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-22-2019, 01:22 PM
    My son put one together and loves it. I've been out of touch somewhat, but the last time I went to the range there was a young man and his female companion shooting one at the end of the bench from me, maybe 30 feet or so away. I didn't realize the...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-22-2019, 01:17 PM
    Every step is an inspection point. While I no longer have a .45 anything, I did use those with the sp primers for woods walking. And remember, you can use a sr primer in them without any problems.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-22-2019, 12:55 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Mould lube in Cast Boolits
    I just put a touch of beeswax on my 6 cavity molds after they get good and hot, and leave the boolits in while I'm doing it. I made the mistake once. Synthetic oil doesn't do well for me with the Lee molds, but works with my steel molds....
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-22-2019, 12:50 PM
    I have two, a 10 and a 20 pound pot. The smaller pot I used to use for casting pure lead. It is VERY old, and works fine. The bigger pot isn't quite as old, but it's far from new. Two years ago I was ready to throw it into the river, as it started...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-22-2019, 12:22 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Too much ammo in Our Town
    I put my loaded ammo into the plastic boxes from Midway, Plano , MTM or whoever. When I fill them up I start looking for empty 20 round boxes for my 30/30 A.I. to fill. I ran out of brass for it last week. 30-06 A.I. is the same. 9mm I have a...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-22-2019, 12:59 AM
    That RCBS 270- SAA casts a boolit a bit heavier than advertised. You'll love it. I have one and found it to be the most accurate in my SBH that I used to own.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    04-22-2019, 12:53 AM
    My first rifle was a Sears bolt action .22 I don't remember the model, but it was tube feed and held 25 shorts, 20 longs, and 18 long rifles. I think I got it for Christmas when I was nine or ten. I sold it to a young fellow here in Eufaula with...
    74 replies | 1464 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