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    Today, 03:05 AM
    azrednek replied to a thread Sks in Military Rifles
    During the time in the 80's I had an FFL. I passed on the opportunity to purchase a pallet load of 144 SKS's priced at 39.00 each. I would have had to pick them up in person from a Chinese importer in Long Beach Ca. At the time the market here in...
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    Today, 02:31 AM
    The bluing on the P 64's is impressive especially for a govt issued gun. The bluing on 2 of the three is reminiscent of 1950 and 60's S&W's. One I traded away showed signs of neglect with slide freckling and holster wear but still ran and shot good....
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    Yesterday, 05:47 PM
    Wolf does or did make a kit specifically for the P-64's hammer. It contained two, I believe it was 12 and 16 lbs but being my memory isn't perfect see it it's on their website. I used both and the lighter of the two worked fine. EDIT: maybe that...
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    01-14-2018, 05:53 PM
    I have had three of them. No ifs ands or buts get a spring kit, got mine from J&G. From what I read the Pols used the heavy springs so it would be reliable with their hard primer ammo used in sub machineguns. The mag lips are fragile. Get a...
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    01-12-2018, 11:56 PM
    azrednek replied to a thread Sorry but I must gloat!! in Our Town
    You have snow mobiles, I have air conditioning and two Republican Senators!! ����
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    01-11-2018, 05:50 PM
    I recall either here or anther gun board a caster claiming to using a mold for the Ruger Old Army dropping .456 and light weight .458's to engage the shallow rifling in his Judge to get what he described acceptable accuracy with cast bullets. His...
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    01-11-2018, 04:46 PM
    I had the same problem years ago and anealing the shoulders and necks fixed it. I never pass an opportunity to discuss my mis-hap fire forming brass in a 91 Argie. The 91's do not have the vent for gas sneaking by the shoulder. Had one blow back...
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    01-11-2018, 04:25 PM
    I remember one of the Lee group buys the guy that collected the money turned flakey. Claimed his money order to Lee was lost in the mail. He started paying members back piecemeal but I wasn't on the board much at the time and don't know how it ended.
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    01-11-2018, 04:12 PM
    azrednek replied to a thread Sorry but I must gloat!! in Our Town
    Bet that gave Al Gore a migraine!!
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    01-10-2018, 12:51 AM
    azrednek replied to a thread Sorry but I must gloat!! in Our Town
    I do miss having four seasons. Only have two seasons in my neck of the woods, hot and cold. The stories about tires melting, frying eggs on the sidewalk etc are just wives tales. I drove around nearly all day when Phx officially reached 122. On the...
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    01-07-2018, 04:45 AM
    azrednek replied to a thread Sorry but I must gloat!! in Our Town
    Getting a bit chilly here at 1:30 AM. Guess it's time to close the windows and back door. Only had to run my car's A/C for about 10 minutes this afternoon after leaving it parked in the sunlight at the grocery store. ��
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    01-06-2018, 09:52 PM
    Had to get out of bed in the middle of the night and turn on the heat for just a few minutes. It was hard to handle cold temperatures dropping to the mid 50's after dealing with mid day temps in the mid to high 70's all week. BTW, it never snows in...
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    01-06-2018, 02:21 AM
    THX Omega, I need another mold like I need another X-wife but I thought it might make a good plinker for my Rossi 38/357 carbine with 38 Special loads. Sorry Mr Lee have to pass on it, remain $38 richer and continue to send bare bottom 38156's...
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    01-06-2018, 01:45 AM
    What is Trochoidal venting and what does it have to do with bullet molds?? Sorry I'm just a high school graduate and spent my time in junior college majoring in sex and beer. Trochoidal venting sounds like a medical disorder!! Shown in link in...
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    01-05-2018, 10:57 PM
    If you can get past the two-bit grips, a Ruger can be attractive.
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    01-04-2018, 11:33 PM
    Yes they are!! When I look at a Super Redhawk knowing it is supposed to be the strongest D/A revolver made. I just can't get by seeing and thinking the SRH with a barrel that looks like it was sleeved into a shorter barrel, its ugly. Even the grips...
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    01-04-2018, 04:38 AM
    I never participated in a silhouette shoot but did go to two tournaments years ago. There were two participants with S&W's that had trouble. One shooter dropped out and the other was constantly tinkering with it. I recall seeing some problems with...
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    01-04-2018, 01:10 AM
    All I ever did was hold the mold over the flame on my gas stove. Before I had a laser temp indicator was guess that the mold reached the proper temperature. From what I read here or another gun board was to let the molds cool on their own. Do not...
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    01-03-2018, 09:32 PM
    I'm green with envy!!!
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    01-03-2018, 09:13 PM
    The deals are out there but I gave up on it. Unless you can make contact and come to an agreed price before making a long drive. You're likely going to find the seller looked on net and wants to knock a few bucks off of the retail price believing...
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    01-02-2018, 11:16 PM
    I've made a few good scores on Craigslist, best being a Rockchucker press with metal tray, missing primer arm for 10 bucks. A few long hauls across town turned into a waste of time, the equipment was incomplete, missing parts or damaged.
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    01-02-2018, 10:45 PM
    I'm with Doug, Herco and HS-6 is what I've used for 45 Colt. Can't recall using Unique. Unfortunately Herco my preferred meters about the same as Unique. Best I recall as it's been more than ten years. I don't recall any problems with the way HS-6...
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    01-02-2018, 10:31 PM
    I can't comment on specific loads for the 7.7 and 8MM. If you come across an older edition of Frank Barnes' Cartridges Of The World. Barnes often commented giving suggested loads to duplicate the military ballistics. The newer editions published...
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    01-02-2018, 10:02 PM
    Maybe it was me. Can't recall the charge, I used data from a 70's Hercules manual I loaded 44 mag using Bullseye. The shot to shot accuracy I got was dismal at best. Later using Herco and finally 2400. My accuracy improved considerably. I was...
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    01-02-2018, 09:47 PM
    Why would he?? If Elmer blew up his gun the manufactures would be knocking on his door, giving him new in hopes he'd write about it.
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    01-02-2018, 04:14 AM
    From what I recall reading in a gun rag (so it has to be true). The article's author claimed mag primers don't burn hotter meaning a higher temperature but burn for a very slightly longer duration. Keep in mind it was one author's opinion and I...
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    01-02-2018, 03:49 AM
    Back in the late 70's I watched an old guy draw a crowd at the range to watch his impressive shooting. He was shooting an old S&W revolver shooting 32 shorts at 25 yards. He was shooting Bullseye style both single and double action and printing...
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    01-02-2018, 03:12 AM
    The Lee wadcutter gets my vote for an accurate paper puncher. On top of 5grs of Bullseye it was very pleasant to shoot with the mild recoil. I could shoot 2-3 hundred rds on a single outing without any fatigue. Unfortunately I don't believe Lee...
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    01-02-2018, 03:00 AM
    My feeling as well. At the height of the Obozo shortages brass and other reloading components were selling for way to much. New brass was scarce, over priced and fired brass, rifle cartridges in particular were selling for ridiculous prices. I...
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    12-31-2017, 01:24 AM
    Friend of mine learned about hot temperatures the hard way. We wound up cracking the slide on his Nazi marked WW2 P-38. Him and I split a deal on surplus 9MM. The ammo was either Swedish or Swiss surplus, can't remember which. We shot up plenty of...
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    12-31-2017, 01:07 AM
    Don't know it works on all Lee molds but it might be worth a try to get them clean. I got two found at a yard sale clean after trying solvents and a fingernail brush to no avail. I put them in boiling water and added non sudsing washing soda or...
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    12-31-2017, 12:04 AM
    FWIW, my Puma Rossi 38/357 carbine shot clusters benchrested at 50 yards. I used a Lyman 38156 loaded with 2400 but can't recall the charge. I never did much with the Rossi past 50 yds. The Lee 125 did surprisingly good using published 38 Special...
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    12-30-2017, 12:45 AM
    Hatch, like you I surely don't need another 1911. Being honest with myself, don't need another handgun. I would however like having a piece of history but at the price. Afraid I'm going to pass. I'm sure glad to see them for sale though and not...
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    12-30-2017, 12:13 AM
    Never seen one personally but do recall seeing and hearing it done on some gun boards. I believe I saw a pictorial of the project at sporterizing.com. The original Hornady RN bullet was .313 weighing 174 gr. Back in the late 70's I shot hundreds...
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    12-29-2017, 11:56 PM
    Grinch, you left out the Argies!! If you were in good shape financially you bought an 09. If money was tight you got a 91. Either one for an extra buck and change you also got a bayonet.
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    12-28-2017, 05:06 AM
    Back in the late 70's i safety tested a few of pathetic looking last ditch models. Stuck them in an old tire. Using a hole saw I cut a hole to stick the barrel through and a smaller hole on the opposite side to pull the fishing line through. Didn't...
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    12-28-2017, 04:22 AM
    The stock on the sported Arisaka would be the deal maker for me. If it has an after market stock, not a cut down military stock, assuming the rifle itself is in good shape with a chrome lined bore, jump on it. As a shooter and not a project. Keep in...
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    12-28-2017, 03:32 AM
    The Boomer looks like a bad assed car gun. I don't however care for ported barrels for a self defense gun. The muzzle flash when shot in the dark can easily cause temporary blindness to the shooter. Not something I'd want to deal with in an...
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    12-28-2017, 03:17 AM
    I hope my previous post doesn't discourage anybody from considering a Charter Arms revolver. Keep in mind I used a cast bullet load with jacketed bullets. We also need to consider loading data from an early 70's gun magazine. I'm sure there was a...
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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