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  • Beagle333's Avatar
    12-12-2018, 09:07 AM
    I cast em, lube em, and tumble them lightly in BLL to seal the lube. It doesn't remain sticky or dry out then.
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  • Beagle333's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 11:14 AM
    I have several of both, but prefer the old model Vaquero. It just feels better in the hand and will shoot most anything I want to shoot. I like to bang steel and I like to also shoot cards, but nothing over 25 yards, so the Vaquero gets the nod. My...
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    12-08-2018, 12:24 AM
    Snatch that thing up. It's a great price.
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    12-07-2018, 01:47 PM
    Yes they are. I believe those are the same folks that makes the barrels for the Lyman Great Plains Rifle. I have one in .54 and it is a fine rifle.
    8 replies | 264 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 10:46 PM
    ...........I made a lube ribbon extruder. Screws into the 7/8-14 threads on the reloading press. Piston pushrod fits into the shell holder slot of the ram. I used to pour the liquid lube into the cylinder. That took too long to cool if you wanted to...
    16 replies | 1020 view(s)
  • Newtire's Avatar
    11-30-2018, 08:10 AM
    Newtire replied to a thread .31 Buck shot in Casting for Shotguns
    I got one of those molds. Couldn't get any good castings from it. Tried getting it hot but the handles got too hot to hold on to. What's the secret to getting it to cast?
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  • Beagle333's Avatar
    11-29-2018, 12:23 PM
    I did some for my rifle. No use to, as mentioned, since they ride in a patch, but it was fun to try.
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  • Newtire's Avatar
    11-28-2018, 09:26 AM
    Hi Rusty, You might try using an 8-point or 12-point socket driven onto the nipple. It cuts splines into the nipple and you just unscrew it. Of course you should pour some penetrating oil down the barrel or submerge the end of the barrel in the...
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  • Newtire's Avatar
    11-28-2018, 12:40 AM
    Don't waste your money on the doit mould. There was someone selling those things under his own name a while ago and I bought one. Poorest excuse for a mould I ever saw. My dad had a fishing sinker mould almost exactly like it. Nothing to even...
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  • Beagle333's Avatar
    11-27-2018, 07:06 AM
    Join your local HAM club, they are always eager for members to keep the hobby alive so they don't lose their frequencies before the end of things. It's very cheap to get your HAM license and very easy to learn the basics of radio and everybody is...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    11-26-2018, 03:28 AM
    ............I can't speak to the two cartridges you mentioned as the only Miroku made Winchester I have is chambered in 45 Colt. I was told it was an 'Earlier' issue, but I'm not a student of them. All I can add is that the bore and groove is...
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  • Newtire's Avatar
    11-23-2018, 01:10 AM
    Had great luck with the stuff. Likes heavier projectiles but shot good in my little .32's also. No rust here in dry Idaho climate using it. Not comparable to Pyrodex in that Pyrodex rusts things up quickly. Smoke is bad as posted earlier. Going...
    19 replies | 1154 view(s)
  • Beagle333's Avatar
    11-22-2018, 12:24 PM
    You don't sign up for one of these and start putting powder in cases in anticipation of the boolit being poured soon. It can take a while. Some have taken 2 years. You don't start out in a Group Buy if you are in desperate need of making a boolit....
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    11-22-2018, 12:22 PM
    Beagle333 replied to a thread Turkey day in Our Town
    I always say, if the host tells you "We have everything else, can you just bring the ice?"...... they are really saying you can't cook. At all. [smilie=l:
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  • Newtire's Avatar
    11-22-2018, 10:30 AM
    Just heard they stopped making it? Too bad as it works quite well in shotgun loads. Had more closely matching 2F black velocity with heavier projectiles. Velocity was lower in .40 round ball rifle in comparison to .58 Minie loads of 60 gr....
    11 replies | 1872 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