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    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    MaLar replied to a thread Pewter Question in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I bought an Urn was not sure if it was Pewter or not. Melted it then checked the temps it was pewter 5 Lbs worth for $5.
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    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    I was cleaning the basement and found a gun room
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    04-23-2017, 02:01 PM
    I also paper patched both cast and jacketed 338 bullets for use in the 348 but that was something of a, "see if I could do it" kind of event. I did not do it for hunting and moved on.
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    04-23-2017, 01:58 PM
    The one I used was the old NEI (Walt) made a 348 that went 235gr and was outstanding in my two Winchester made M-71's. 25gr SR-4759 or full power loads were great. I am sure there are other molds but that is the one that worked well for me. The...
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    04-22-2017, 10:34 PM
    The 350 Rem looks looks a fire plug. Always wanted one to play with. About the same capacity as the Whelen. I have had a few Whelens.
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    04-22-2017, 10:29 PM
    My entry 1.25 was a fat finger error. The first 2 and decimal point lost out. Good catch - Sorry for the confusion. The Starline 38-55 brass is available two ways, or better, two lengths. 2.130" is the correct length for 32-40 and 38-55 as you...
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    04-22-2017, 05:58 PM
    Think about the lack of brass at this time. Win and Rem stopped production. You can get around it a few ways but you may want to design your chamber reamer for the 32-40 based on brass you can get to make your finished cartridge. As one example...
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    04-22-2017, 04:32 PM
    SWEET. :awesome:
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    04-22-2017, 11:32 AM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread 22LR @ Walmart in Rimfire Area
    torso silhouette ?
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    04-22-2017, 11:21 AM
    Be careful of wads pushed down against the powder. A fluffy cotton ball becomes a wad when you take the air out of it by 'pushing it down' on the powder with 'little tool'.
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    04-21-2017, 07:20 PM
    I settled on Reloader 15 paired with LBT 275gr cg. I tried a lot of powders and jackets as well as this LBT cast. RL-15 and the LBT 275 became my Elk load for a few years. Other powders worked too. This was just the best. I am not near my...
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    04-19-2017, 12:41 AM
    MaLar replied to a thread Brass Pot in Casting Equipment
    I just have this thing was wondering if I could use it. Thanks for the replies.
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    04-18-2017, 10:55 PM
    Yes. Thousands (of an inch) count when turning the 'O' ring hub. With some luck I will try mine again tomorrow and test some PP loads while I am at it. Then I will have Felts to clean, .....again. Maybe I will just rinse them out.:p
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    04-18-2017, 08:26 PM
    MaLar started a thread Brass Pot in Casting Equipment
    Any reason to not use a brass pot to smelt or cast in? I have one that would hold about sixty or more pounds of alloy. Don't have another use for it.
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    04-18-2017, 11:38 AM
    What I guess was a young lady called me while I was driving yesterday from Pyramyd air to let me know they had received the rifle return. She talked so fast and the connection was so bad, I could not understand her. I offered to call back later and...
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    04-18-2017, 09:51 AM
    Brent - that is why I don't think I will be winning any 'make them look new again' felt contests. However, some kind of simple clean and dry cycle of some type when I get home is likely for me.
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    04-17-2017, 11:49 PM
    one OZ = 437.5 grains
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    04-17-2017, 10:15 PM
    Maybe I am mistaking that product for some other Dave supplies. I guess that is a product (Oxyclean) we never used around the house and I just don't know about it. Always learning. BTW- OT- how was it you were shooting a rifle with only barrel...
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    04-17-2017, 06:20 PM
    Wow. Those are almost white clean. My felt plugs may never pass that test! I don't know about the product oxy clean except Dave Gullo has it. I will look into it. I am not sure that it is necessary to return the felts to white, but they do...
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    04-17-2017, 09:30 AM
    I meant to post above that I have been using the tumbler to clean the felt after load tests. Just some detergent, water in the empty drum (no ceramic) and loose felt. I think they come out clean enough but I doubt they will ever look clean and...
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    04-16-2017, 10:02 PM
    Don, It looked like a lot of people were trying them yesterday. I had my home made set with me. After the match, Cody and I were going to shoot a few dozen PP test rounds and wipe with them. After shooting Five relays and the fighting the hard...
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    04-16-2017, 07:31 PM
    I agree. Bernie IS a good guy! He has very nice molds that work well and stands behind everything. Get him on the phone. That is the best way to get what will meet your needs.
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    04-14-2017, 11:25 PM
    Finished getting ready for a BPCRS match tomorrow.
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    04-14-2017, 03:04 PM
    I know right!!!!
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    04-14-2017, 01:27 PM
    Ha! That is funny. I can see how that might happen. The pluses and minuses of the new century. Ironic!
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    04-14-2017, 11:01 AM
    Maybe not too hard. Accurate is accurate. Lots of good choices .....BUT, At 100y the bullet may not settle down with large loads of powder that you end up with behind a reduced band bullet and the long nosed high Bc designs take slightly more to...
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    04-10-2017, 12:42 PM
    I've had this experience once some time ago. Worked as a carpenter when I was younger. We built some large fancy homes for people with more money than smarts. We where working on a bench over town and I heard that rumble you heard. Went to the...
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    04-07-2017, 05:33 PM
    Short story in as few words as I am able. About two years ago I ordered and received Air Arms TX200 Chose it based on reputation. It shot very poorly and velocity was well below what was stated/rated. Checked everything and worried over this...
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    04-07-2017, 05:02 PM
    I am not sure what the max range is on these rifles. Each is set up a little different and the front sight height (shorter=farther) has a lot to do with it. At one time or another I have shot the 500 meter rams with each of my '86's so at least...
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    04-07-2017, 03:12 PM
    Chris, I still have an original 1886 .38-56. Neat rifle and it shoots well. It has the MVA copy of the old Marbles tang sight on it. I also have the Miroku Winchester 1886 45-70. I have the receiver sight on it. Of the two, the tang sight is many...
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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
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