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    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    as my better half tells me i have never been graceful. i have a few similar stories about casting without safety equipment. have several nice sized scars for my foolishness. always happens when i am just going to do this one thing. the one i will...
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    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    my god i changed gun stores because they went up to 35 dollars. the one i use now is $25 could get it done for $10 if i drove across town. there are some around ere that try to gouge you for basically doing nothing. i realize that they are a...
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    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
    80+ molds now thats ok. thought i was a little crazy with 35.
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    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    just finished cutting mine down and it is right at 82 grains with my alloy.went to range today and it feed great . thats why i wanted to do it i have a cz 32 that will feed factory ammo but jams with cast. might just have it solved.
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    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    straightening things can be a bit tricky. had to straighten warped and bent parts all the time before i retired. i can be a bit anal about things like this i would have to straighten it for a spare . i know it makes no sence when they are sending a...
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    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    have not ever measured mine but it is my go to mold for 38 and 357.
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    Yesterday, 07:05 PM
    amen to that. i have that on my loading bench because in my youth i blew up two guns one part of the barrel hit me in the face no to bad just burn and lot of brusing still have little parts of the second one in my chest. this was a very long time...
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    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    if you're looking to buy bullets for reloading i would try gad custom car i think they can help you out.
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    Yesterday, 06:15 PM
    glad to hear you help anyone that is allowed to buy a gun to do so. and as far as i am concerned once a gun leaves the store it ain't new anymore. you did the kid right by offering to buy the gun from him. after all you are a business and have to...
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    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    be careful frank v i said about the same thing once before and bout started a war. i will admit no one has been prosecuted for using them. but have talked to a couple of lawyers that claim that it was brought up in cases that they handled and it...
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    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    yes this is something i should have known. i have bore diameters between .308 to .314 for different 32s. . i have a sign on my loading bench reminding me DON'T BE STUPID!!! .but missed this one.
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    Yesterday, 12:08 PM
    well i figured it out it was my fault the loads were just to hot for that gun . ran 2 boxes of factory ammo and no buldges . two boxes of reloads were i backed off from 2.2 to 1.8 grains of red dot. no buldges. i started off with 2.2 red dot as this...
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    Yesterday, 08:14 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Welp, I'm screwed. in Our Town
    well caster of lead has it right thats why i got into casting. TO SAVE MONEY wife keeps asking where are the savings? i just tell her it will save money in the long run. i do feel kinda bad every time i say that.
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    09-19-2018, 10:45 PM
    i bought 2 back in the 80s for $69 dollars each wish i bought 20. i left one original and sporterized ( or bubbaed the other) .not willing to turn lose of ether sorry but keep looking. i just can't believe the prices on surplus guns. they used to be...
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    09-19-2018, 10:38 PM
    i would be more than happy to take a few. i will figure out the cutting and melting.
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    09-19-2018, 10:34 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Whole Home Generator in Our Town
    i only have a small 3500 watt that i have to switch myself .but it runs 18 hours on 4.5 gallons of gas. it runs the fridge and a chest freezer the tv dvd cable small window ac coffe pot or microwave not both unless not running much else. looked into...
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    09-18-2018, 09:55 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread stevens in Single Shot Guns
    you might try gad custom cartridges. not sure if they would have them. but if anyone would it would be them.
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    09-18-2018, 07:31 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Hi All , in Cast Boolits
    howdie welcome aboard. and feel free to ask anything there are no stupid questions. if you don't know its the only way to learn.
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    09-18-2018, 07:26 PM
    i cast .310 buckshot using lee 2 cavity mold.i use a sharpshooter mold for #4 buck. the .310 buck stacks perfect 3 to a layer. and pattern great. i load #4 buck for my self-defense rounds. not sure how far they penetrate but 27 pellets would hurt....
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    09-18-2018, 06:18 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread What is it in Lead and Lead Alloys
    i am a bit jealous. i have heard tell of people using tin but never been able to afford it myself.
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    09-18-2018, 06:15 PM
    i don't shoot jacketed bullets in anything.
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    09-18-2018, 06:01 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Who likes 22 Short? in Rimfire Area
    i have always liked the little shorts. i have a little rg 22short that my stepdad carried in his pocket. doesnt get shot much but may take it out soon.
    44 replies | 800 view(s)
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outside richmond va
Interests:
tropical fish wood working ww2 dioramas working on my guns
Occupation:
retired machinist

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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