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    Today, 04:12 PM
    The snake charmer was a neat little 410 shotgun I had one for a few years never really shot it all that much just kept it behind the seat in the truck
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    Today, 06:24 AM
    Same in my area of south western Pa . Grouse are gone ! Pheasants are also nowtheres a good population of coyotes and an ever increasing number of bear that were never there even 20-30 years ago in the southern counties only thing that have...
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    Yesterday, 08:46 AM
    Now those are some big frogs !
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    05-24-2020, 09:52 AM
    No near as many years into this as you Dale but I guess I'm progressing slower than most but I don't cast on a production rate , I started smelting on a modified kerosene heater and a steel coffee pot and would just "pour" my muffin ingots did many...
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    05-23-2020, 12:12 PM
    Even with pure dead soft lead most will use a ball starter to get it in the barrel , once in the barrel both in my experience load the same with your loading rod the rest of the way . I've never had to beat on the rod once it's started using WW...
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    05-21-2020, 01:26 PM
    I'll judge this on the ability to beat standard issue ball ammo with cast bullets ,For me I'll say the M1 Garand was pretty easy to get to work with cast ,.same with the SKS and AK 47 pretty easy to find a load that will beat the standard ball...
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    05-20-2020, 07:55 AM
    The alum. With a coating of spray on bed liner they sell it in rattle cans now I believe
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    05-20-2020, 07:35 AM
    Most of the Lee moulds are a crap shoot on the dia some come in right at .300 some are plus minus a thou or two . You can play with your alloy and and maybe try to shrink or grow as needed or has been said size just the nose (bore rider) portion
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    05-20-2020, 07:28 AM
    Crown area may just have some minor machine marks that's catching some bullet residue ? If it's not effecting accuracy carry on as normal
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    05-19-2020, 03:11 PM
    I had a entire 50 re box of Agullia(Mexican mfg I think ) in 223 that were similar to that , not one centered flash hole inthe box
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    05-19-2020, 03:04 PM
    Use to eat blind robins ! Them ones you got with good eye sight probably taste ok too . Joking aside my pap used to throw a few fake rubber snakes out in the garden to keep birds away
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    05-19-2020, 09:00 AM
    Depending on the twist of your Barrel the Lee real and a maxi both work well don't know of any molds like the Pa conical . The ole round ball works well enough so it's what I use in Pa
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    05-19-2020, 06:27 AM
    Don't see why they wouldn't work if you keep the speed up around jacketed levels . Folks been shootin our big Pa black bears for over 100 years with the 30/30 .
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    05-18-2020, 07:50 PM
    I mix up my own in big batches whenever the jars of spices go on sale there's quite a few different spices and herbs I like and use . Salt, black pepper, garlic ,paprika, Cajun mix, ect ect ect . Pretty much use it on any meat fowl or fish , I just...
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    05-16-2020, 08:56 PM
    Now that looks really nice ! Well done
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    05-14-2020, 07:52 AM
    RU shooter replied to a thread Mosquitoes? in Our Town
    Not too bad in western Pa , we get bit up pretty good out fishing on a hot muggy night with no breeze though . Worst I ever experienced was fishing up in Quebec on a remote fly in lake if the boat stopped you were attacked ! Deep woods off repelant...
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    05-13-2020, 07:58 AM
    If you have enough elevation on your rear sight for 200 yds try 5-6 grs of Bullseye . It's what I shot most in my elderly 32 win spl but it has a ladder type rear sight on it so elevation isn't an issue . That load should be in the 1000-1200 fps...
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    05-13-2020, 07:52 AM
    I'll second the rcbs 165 bullet and also the Lee 155 . Yeah you may need to seat them a little deeper depending on the nose dia . Most k31 barrels the actual bore dia is not .300 more like .297-299. But if your rifle has been shot a good bit the...
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    05-12-2020, 06:29 AM
    When you can see no daylight between the die and shell holder with a case inserted is as far as it's gonna go wether it's "camming " over at the bottom of the stroke or not is dependand on how you adjust your die
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    05-11-2020, 07:37 PM
    I always got odd looks and some snickers when I would show up at this one clubs monthly cmp style match it was shot at one hundred yds and any kind of military open sight rifle was legal . Most all had black rifles a few garands some Mausers and one...
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    05-11-2020, 11:49 AM
    That's the new "murder hornet " eradication system shoots 2 lb of #12 shot with radar tracking . Can't take any chances !
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    05-11-2020, 09:07 AM
    RU shooter replied to a thread Unique in a .308 in Cast Boolits
    I've used quite a few pounds of it in the 30-06 and never used a filler or wad of any sort
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    05-10-2020, 09:07 PM
    Know anybody that's a good witha Tig welder ? Just build the top of the site up little more than you need and filed down to your pet load
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    05-10-2020, 08:46 PM
    I've only ever used the shotgun sized ones and only for oiling the bore when cleaning was done
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    05-10-2020, 08:34 PM
    Reloader 15 for me has equaled or gave better accuracy than varget in the 223 and 308 especially in the 223 with heavier than 60 gr bullets
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    05-10-2020, 10:50 AM
    Thank you .
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    05-10-2020, 08:41 AM
    RU shooter replied to a thread Grass mowing time. in Our Town
    Sorta in the same boat as you 1/4 acre and working a lot , yeah this time of year the grass is growing like mad. I was hoping the inch of snow we had yesterday would kill it all ! The local lawn care companies around here charge about 40 bucks to...
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    05-09-2020, 05:14 PM
    Being the frugal type we tend to be on this site I though I would pass in a easy and simple way I made a little do dad for removing the primer crimp on a box load of 223 brass I just got . Yeah there's lots of ways drill bit , counter sink , ect I...
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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