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    Today, 12:30 PM
    Here's your precise temperature control... this... plus this...
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    Today, 12:18 PM
    You can cast zinc in a steel mould... Zinc in 9mm! Low Recoil Accuracy & Velocity Test Lyman 356637 Casted in Zinc https://thereloadersnetwork.com/2019/03/27/zinc-in-9mm-low-recoil-accuracy-velocity-test-lyman-356637-casted-in-zinc/
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    Today, 11:49 AM
    I received this notice in the mail 14 years after working there. Are any of you getting this post card? Have you done anything about it? Are they being forced by someone's attorney to do this?
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    Today, 11:04 AM
    Glad to hear a clean barrel made a difference. Sorting the brass does make a difference in accuracy, but the length of the case will make even more of a difference. Some will tell you that pistol cases do not need to be trimmed, but that is...
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    Today, 08:43 AM
    Amen to that. Did the same thing with a table saw when I was younger. Split my left index finger down to the first knuckle. Like you say, I learned about the importance of a push block. God's best to you as you heal and mend.
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    Today, 08:35 AM
    Texas thanks for that post, a lot of good information there about different triggers! The trigger on my National Match M1A is one that has given me a "what the heck" moment once. If when shooting off a bench rest or sand bags, and holding the...
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    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    Hickok replied to a thread To wake up by ? in Our Chapel
    Precious children! Thanks Boaz!
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    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    It is a INGERSOLL RAND MDS80-AAADN-075 AIR CYLINDER - 80mm double action pneumatic cylinder with a three inch stroke. I usually run it at 40 psi and it has plenty of power.
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    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    After the bullets are cooked the sizing process is typically the same as if you lube and this is a slow tedious process. It is here that increasing your speed makes a big difference. I built "Ram Sizer" just for sizing and I can size about 35...
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    Yesterday, 11:10 AM
    Once the bullets are coated I cook several thousand at a time in neat, anal rows, set on silicone baking mats. I am still using the same mats I started with back in 2012. I use a stainless wire baker's cooling rack to separate and hold the bulets in...
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    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    I had the same problem back in 2012. The PC process was exactly what I needed to make quality bullets when I couldn't buy them (Sandy Hook), but shaking three to five hundred bullets a week in a Cool Whip container just didn't work for me. So I...
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    Yesterday, 08:03 AM
    Hickok replied to a thread 224 Valkyrie in Our Town
    My biggest complaint with any small caliber gun used for deer, is after making the shot, if the deer runs (as most do) then you have to track the animal. Small calibers do not usually blow out a nice big exit hole, and tracking can be difficult. ...
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    04-23-2019, 04:33 PM
    Remember the words of Christ Jesus, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." Prayers for your situation and the Lord's care and protection for you and your daughter.
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    04-23-2019, 10:34 AM
    Over a lifetime of shooting, I have tuned, stoned, polished, adjusted and replaced triggers on many of my rifles and handguns. Slowly over time I have come to some conclusions on the subject of triggers. FIRST, I am NOT speaking of gritty,...
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    04-23-2019, 09:52 AM
    Thanks for the chrono results. I am like RED BEAR, I use a lot of Unique in .38, 9mm, .40 S&W, 45ACP and .45 Colt. It helps keep my supply and inventory of powder simpler.
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    04-22-2019, 09:51 PM
    Hickok replied to a thread Yesterday at church in Our Chapel
    Charlie, good to hear you were back with the flock. Our Redeemer and Savior is risen, hallelujah!
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    04-22-2019, 11:47 AM
    Ditto...
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    04-22-2019, 11:39 AM
    If you want your Lee 4-20 to work well...you will have to modify it some and use clean ingots and stop putting sawdust in there for flux. Ever now and then you must scrape the interior of the pot liner when it's empty and do a little preventative...
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    04-21-2019, 11:43 AM
    You will need to resize the photos otherwise this site will not download them. I don't know what the actual limit here is, but if you do a typical "email size" that works quite well. Just select the above icon "insert image" then select a stored...
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    04-20-2019, 09:25 PM
    What does your taper crimp measure at the case mouth? I think you may be pushing your round out of the case some with the primer ignition and getting poor starting ignition pressure. With the round moving forward and creating more space behind...
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    04-20-2019, 08:23 PM
    I always had improved grouping with T/C Hawkins and Civil-War era Enfield .58 muskets after glass bedding the stock/barrel channel solid the entire length. Stopped the flyers and the shooting groups with 2-3 shots together, and then 2-3 shots a...
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    04-20-2019, 08:11 PM
    God's blessing on everyone and their families as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
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    04-19-2019, 08:23 PM
    JB...it's been this way for along time now, I suppose that there's just one forum left where NEWB's are welcome & encouraged, they have no fear of being berated and we try to bring them up with sound advice and plenty of links to the 'primer' type...
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    04-19-2019, 12:52 PM
    We have lots of Newbs that come through this forum but many are afraid to post...for whatever reasons. What would be your best couple of tips for them? Think about when you first got started...what tripped you up or what was hard for you to...
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    04-18-2019, 01:21 PM
    As already suggested really clean the mold! I long term store all my molds with gear oil and sealed in a vacuum bag. When I break out a stored mold I first spray with a product called "Oil Eater", brush it down with a hot tap water rinse a couple...
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    04-18-2019, 08:39 AM
    .35 Remington is very, very underrated by those who have never used one. I have taken deer and wild hogs with Marlin .35 Rem. rifles and .35 Rem Super 14 Contender, and it gets the job done great.
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    04-17-2019, 01:35 PM
    Just had my little sister Rhonda, 63yo out from Tehas last summer...took her for a ride in the mountains...every time I reached into the V Rod for a little throttle she'd scream & giggle. I stopped and ask her if she was afraid...she said..."no, I...
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NRA Instructor, NRA Range Safety Office, NRA International Rifle Master, Concealed Carry Instructor, IDPA Member, NRA Life Member, TSRA Life Member, 2nd. Amendment Foundation Life Member,
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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
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