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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    I have some that I bought already a little rusted. The steel wool route worked, for the most part. I keep them oiled and in a baggie separate from my other ones. They work perfectly fine though.
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    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    Show Low is in the White Mountain area of Arizona. The town got its name in the 1880's from a poker game. The name of the main street through town is called "Deuce of Clubs". It's really a neat little town, and I'm certain that you and your wife...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    WoHoo! Thank you, Thank you! That is exactly what I needed to know!
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 11:50 PM
    Hello, I want to neck size 40 caliber rifle brass necks, without the case lube, and it may be that the 41 mag carbide die will do the job. My rifle bullet diameter is 0.409" so this might be a good fit. Can anyone measure the sized OD (but not...
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    09-23-2018, 05:12 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread xlox in Boolit Lube !
    xlox and Lee alox are both good boolit lubes, however your boolit diameter is going to be the most important thing to avoid leading. Size to .358 for the 105 and .452 for the 45 and you should be OK. I use it with the Lee 105 and Lee 148 WC with...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 05:00 PM
    ..............I use the mops 99% of the time for oiling the bore after cleaning. The other 1% is used after shooting corrosive primed ammo (30-06, 8x57 & 7.62x54R) with a water/windex mix. ...........Buckshot
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 04:49 PM
    ................You may go here on Cast Boolits: There is no way that ALL of the "Group Buy", or "Custom" designs are listed there. I think only 2 are listed for the 8mm, and...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 02:19 PM
    Well, they shot alright. Considering the heavy trigger and primitive sights. About 3" groups consistently at 50 yards using a less than stellar bench set up with no rear support. The only adjustment the sights have is being drifted left and...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 01:05 PM
    Either of those two look promising. If the Accurate flat nosed one would feed reliably it would be awesome. Iv'e had a few issues in the past with FN designs in my carbines. I primarily use the RCBS 30-115-SP, and the Lyman 311359. I can also HP...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 08:32 AM
    I may need to add some weight to this rifle, should be easy to do with the synthetic stock. No recoil pad on it, just a hard butt plate. Might need to get a slip on one.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 07:47 AM
    They all seem to eat real well around here, even bucks during the rut. I hunt public land, but the state manages it and allows people to farm it, not sure how that deal works, but the deer on there eat real well on milo and soybeans. I don't grill...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 07:39 AM
    Until just a few years ago, most of my deer kills were with muzzle loaders and I used that Lyman Plains bullet with some pretty heavy loads. Got the job done and I only ever recovered one bullet, but now older and smarter, I realize what I used was...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 07:08 AM
    Several years ago, I bought a little CVA in .54 from a young man who had it advertised locally real cheap. The gun looks unfired, very plain, small and light, has a synthetic stock, not a nice rifle, but seems serviceable. I haven't in a few...
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    09-23-2018, 05:46 AM
    What Newtire said.:goodpost:
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    09-23-2018, 05:42 AM
    A Roll crimp device spins. MEC loaders do not incorporate any spinning device for the purpose of creating a roll crimp on a shotshell.
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    09-23-2018, 05:35 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Gp, went through my library and have a older copy of a Hodgdon 4th printing of Basic Loading Data. I'll scan and send you a PM with the file. Most of the powders are obsolete, but the wad column information is helpful I think.
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    09-23-2018, 03:47 AM
    The big downside to enlarged sprue holes is when you go to cut it the greater amount of lead now created by the enlargement will be harder and more force needed. I had to open up two Lee .515 molds and now can only cut the sprue with a protected...
    22 replies | 321 view(s)
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    09-23-2018, 03:21 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Possibly Moving to Arizona in Our Town
    Dove hunting, Javalina, Wild turkey, Squirrel, Whitetail deer, Mule deer, Coues deer, Antelope, Sheep, Elk, Red heads, Canvasbacks, Teal, Mallards, Blue grouse, Mountain lion, Black bear. Just a few of the game animals. Of course then the fishing,...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 12:04 AM
    Thanks. n either came up with a red line so I guess spell check misses it sometimes too.
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    09-22-2018, 11:11 PM
    Thank you all for taking the time to respond! There is some interesting information here. ShooterAZ especially good of you to take the time to post these additional Hercules loads. I have two Hercules LGS counter hand outs from 1980 and 1981 and...
    22 replies | 526 view(s)
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BSBA Flagstaff, AZ
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Mobile, Alabama, formally from Arizona Territory.
Fishing, hunting, trapping & rolling my own
Semi-retired now. Manager for Academy out of Houston Texas in the 80's. Az real estate in the 90's.


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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