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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    The Crossman brand can be hit and miss on good pellets even with in the same design, different lots and not always the same. I have had some very good tins of HP dome, no parting line and very accurate in the Air Arms TX-200. I only shoot 177 and...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 PM
    Sounds like your having fun anyways, that's 90 percent of the idea huh. Tru these straight walled cases should not be growing much if any at all so your good to go without the extra expense, me, always looking for an excuse to add to my reloading...
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    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    Nice job there Chev. I noticed at 65 I was bruising up quite a bit more than at 55 even though im not on any thinners. Just amazing how one can lose the density in the layering of skin tissue. One of these days im sure I'll be shooting everything...
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    Yesterday, 10:29 AM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread Choices in Single Shot Guns
    Because it is what you want and makes you happy. :D Chocolate, vanilla or Baskin & Robbins 31 flavors. Choice is great.
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    Yesterday, 09:09 AM
    Wolf, I know what you mean re the pipe cutter it is a real pita, but I got a dremel tool for xmas, just a small one the 100 or 200 series, not real expensive and then somewhere i saw someone had it set up on a vertical press which I though wow, I...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 05:10 PM
    I'll take two bags of 50 winchester new 7.62x39 brass $15 each bag PM following.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 04:34 PM
    Wolfer, here is an update on my trimming activities. The Longer Foster trimmer showed up today, along with a #8 collet and a .505 pilot. Of course had to deal with mounting it so it could be used properly so I had a 5x18x3/4 piece of MDF from the...
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    05-19-2018, 01:29 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread backyard excitement in Our Town
    We have one that hangs around our property and we used to see him pretty regularly, but now that I think about it, haven't seen him in a while.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 09:35 PM
    We don't have them here, though I have seen a few and am told they are moving this way and will eventually habitate here. Nice shooting.
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 03:15 AM
    ................I'm happy to be able to post that I do not recall ever having to have a reloading equipment company replace anything, or having an issue with a product. Oh let me be honest and admit that early on, years ago I managed to cause a...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 06:30 PM
    I'd run a couple of hundred jacketed bullets through it, that should smooth it out. You should be fine with cast after that.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 06:21 PM
    Wolfer, I didn't buy dies for my 8x58Rd either, I did fire form my hungarian brass neck size and had Lee make me a custom factory crimp so I can add a little neck tension without squeezing the you know what out of the boolit. My boolits out of the...
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    05-17-2018, 03:41 PM
    Thanks Nut, I hadn't thought of that happening, well we'll see if that end up being the area of where a fit starts to occur, if so, then I'll decide if I just have them both reamed out to fifty seventy and be done with it, or maybe just have it...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 03:05 PM
    Wolfer, glad they are chambering. Mine shortened to 1.7255 still would not chamber. I just ordered another Foster trimmer to deal with my longer than standard cases so when it gets here I'll start the cut down on one 50 Alaskan case to see how short...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 10:38 AM
    I'd be tempted to use a dab of epoxy...but that's just me.
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    05-17-2018, 10:32 AM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread How do you cook bacon? in Our Town
    I cook it in my Traeger pellet smoker (basically an oven that smokes). I put it on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and smoke with hickory or apple pellets. Yum.....
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 09:48 AM
    Here is another site that carries a lot of Winchester parts. They are good folks to deal with too.
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 03:34 AM
    ...............I have a 1906 made Marlin '93 in 38-55. It has a .378" groove. I also have a Uberti copy of the Winchester Hi-Wall, also in 38-55 and it has a .380" groove. I shoot the same boolits in either one, pretty much 'As Cast' at, at least...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 03:13 AM
    .............Here is a very simple sight that was made and offered for sale maybe 25 years ago. It's quite simple but a bit more then someone with only hand tools might want to tackle. Simply offered as an example, and called a "Christy". ...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 02:45 AM
    ..............Picked up a new Springfield M1A Stainless loaded 308, walnut stock. Now I get to accumulate all the odds and ends :-) .............Buckshot
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 03:00 AM
    .............An FN made SR Mauser action (1894 Brazilian contract) barreled to 35 Rem. The maker of the stock is dis-recalled at the moment but was on sale for $39 :-) Front sight is a Rem 700 that was silver soldered on. No bolt, extractor, or...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 02:26 AM
    ................I enjoy the Lee six cavity moulds. IMHO the new 2 cavity blocks are a large improvement over the old "Roller Bearing" alignment types. The new 2 cav's main complaint is the 'Drive Rivet' handle attachment. If the rivet falls out,...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    05-15-2018, 11:28 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread C309-113-F in .30-30 in Leverguns
    The .30-30 is fun with such bullets. I shot some similar loads through an old Savage 219 just the other day, used 6.5 grains of old Alcan 120 which burns like Red Dot. That Lee 113 grainer was what I used here, some of my dad's handloads with 5...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    05-15-2018, 07:39 PM
    I would be interested in a six (or maybe eight) cavity version of this boolit. It is a great plinker in all my 30 cal rifles. I would actually prefer the TL grooves though.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    05-15-2018, 07:05 AM
    Interesting reading about these rifles; They made them before things were routinely drilled and tapped, so you find them untapped. I got a side mount from Sun Optics, I think B_Square...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    05-14-2018, 05:50 PM
    That dry wall X ray shielding is good stuff. I got about 100 pounds of it a few years ago. It is as absolutely pure as can be had I'm told.
    17 replies | 808 view(s)
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Mobile, Alabama, formally from Arizona Territory.
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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