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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Great discovery in Our Town
    It seems like 209s and some shotgun powders are starting to trickle in. Our local guy had L & S primers dry up early on, but never quite ran out of 209s. I was in today, and he had a couple bricks of 209s, and a few pounds of almost...
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    Today, 01:37 AM
    I figured it was a combination of things: The stars came together with the strength of a S&W revolver, the low power loads of GI issue .38Spec. , and a few guys that shouldn't really have been handling firearms.
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Today, 12:57 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Ammunition Shortage in Our Town
    Something I noticed: The full story is over on the rimfire page, but today I was in at our local guy selling some factory .223. He had a better than average stock of ammo, but it was all different brands and odd & old labels. Sure it was at...
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Today, 12:26 AM
    At the public range near where I lived in the city, they had a glass front display counter with interesting things in it. One item was the frame & barrel of a lever action. The barrel was split open like a flower, and looked like something...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    Before you modify anything try sizing a case without the expander ball. Sometimes pulling the expander ball back through the neck will pull the shoulder out. If needed nothing wrong with removing a couple of thou from the die but if you have to do...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 AM
    Maybe I am using the wrong terminology? It's been my understanding that when using a single point non rotating tool it is a planer. When the milling heads are attached it becomes a mill. I always thought the little Bridgeport Heads looked out...
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Today, 12:12 AM
    If ya have Blue Dot, I think you'll like it,, it's a favorite for .357 for cast and jacketed. I've used others, but seem to keep coming back to Blue Dot for midrange & full house loads in my .357s for rifles and revolvers both. I haven't seen...
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    I'd draw all over one with a sharpie, chamber it, pull it out and see where it's dragging, and go from there. Usually you don't have to set the die quite all the way down to hit the shell holder. If the brass is from the same rifle, you often...
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    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Used moulds in Casting Equipment
    If they don't have obvious damage, and look well taken care of- A used mold is like Grandma's old cast iron frying pan. It's better than a new one.
    4 replies | 105 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    You speak of the planers as a machine of the past. Not the case at all. They still can be purchased new. Just google "Gantry Planer Milling Machines". I am aware of one company that just ordered a 120 foot CNC Gantry Planer/Milling machine. ...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    Can't help but wonder if that rifle isn't a .219 Donaldson Wasp rather than a Zipper.
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    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    Mind if I ask what shop this is in?
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    Don't be discouraged. If someone doesn't have a green 'Mod' or red 'admin' bar next to their name---- it doesn't matter a rat's *** what they say to you.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:38 PM
    My wife's grandfather used an M1 Carbine as his primary deer rifle for years and killed a lot of them with it. He carried one in WWII and liked it. About the time she and I started dating, he killed a huge buck with it, I have the rack hanging up....
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    I FEEL VINDICATED!! I've used Marine Tex because its good stuff, right up there with JB Weld, and I usually have some around. I've suffered through, 'That stuff won't work', and 'Gosh, all that work and you could have done it right', etc.
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    Awhile back, I more or less got away from shooting and reloading. I sold or placed most of the guns and reloading gear. A few years ago, I got a deal on a almost unfired, 1977 issue, Colt SP1. Then bought a case of ammo for it. Since I got...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    Once again the brass for the .223 and the 5.56 are the same except 5.56 may have crimped primer pockets. Chamber specs are different between the two. For the ultimate in accuracy sorting by headstamp and number of firings is a good idea. Reality...
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:00 PM
    I started making Artisian bread and put a 1/4 to 1/3 cup of maple syrup in it or I use the maple sugar. The flavor just barely is noticed but it makes it good tasting. Making a sourdough Artisan bread the sourdough overrides the maple taste.
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:34 PM
    From talking to folks down there, and from walking around in the woods, and seeing the short ranges they had to work with--- Back in the 50s-60's or so, you could easily believe the M1 Carbine, or a .30-30 were the only guns used for deer hunting...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    You're probably going to get a lot of nay-sayers on the 30 Carbine for deer. My take on it is that will be plenty effective out to 50 yds. or maybe a little further. Cup and core soft point should expand pretty well inside of that range. I used to...
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:26 PM
    The trees are running late this year. Just last Friday the temp was still below zero at night and low single digits during the day but the snow is deep so that should keep the frost from going too deep. :D Dunross, when my cookie munchers come...
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:52 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Load testing in Cast Boolits
    Sounds good. At those speeds, leading shouldn't be an issue. I never considered a flake here or there as leading. I always thought of true leading as those 'skid marks' in the bore that are like wrestling with the devil to get out.
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BSBA Flagstaff, AZ
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Semi-retired now. Manager for Texas based Academy Outdoors 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