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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Today, 03:42 PM
    Have you checked to see if the brass needs trimming? That and a heavy crimp will cause fits..... I have a .309 expanding die that I use for both my 30/30 and 30-06. Both of my rifles are single shots, but a LOT of the 30/30 rounds that I loaded...
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    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread W I D E boot suggestions in Clothing
    Rocky boots is what I have, altho I've been looking at the L.L.Bean Maine hunting boot....I just don't want to order one that's too narrow...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:39 PM
    I think the #1 B is the best looking rifle out there. The falling block Browning ain't too shabby, wither!
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:35 PM
    I made one a looooong time ago. I do believe it's still in the woods somewhere close to Eufaula.....I ended up getting some Butler Creek and I think some Blue & Gray tubes....
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    I found mine at a Flea Market many years ago. I haven't used in in about 6 years, but the time is coming soon when I'll have to melt my last bucket of COWW.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:11 PM
    Too rainy and cold for me to wander out, plus my health hasn't been the best this past week. Maybe tomorrow or Monday....
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    I have made a bunch of .45 Colt sized with my old FreeChex II and Pepsi cans folded over once. On a whim I decided to try some on boolits for my .44 Mag and they did just fine. Remember that these were aluminum checks. I dunno if copper checks will...
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  • Beagle333's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 04:40 PM
    Eastwood has their powdercoat gun on sale right now, with free shipping. Just an FYI, if you've been wanting one. ...
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    11-14-2018, 03:21 PM
    Beagle333 replied to a thread Midway Shipping in Our Town
    I ordered a 3- pack of Ruger base pin springs on the 4th and they are just now supposed to be delivered today. (the 14th) I'm not saying that is too long, because I wasn't in a rush for them. But it does seem to be a fairly long wait compared to...
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    11-14-2018, 01:20 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread HAndloads.com? in Our Town
    It's back up as of today anyway.....
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    11-14-2018, 01:04 PM
    I dunno about the gen of the tool. All of the brass was fired in a M1 Garand at a range I went to and altho I can't remember just now it had an X on the headstamp.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    11-13-2018, 09:50 PM
    I remember when the guy on the phone said that the new pistol dies had a new flaring stem that was almost like an " M" die. I had a bunch of older dies and he said that they must be worn out, which calibers did I need? Can't beat their customer...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    11-13-2018, 09:42 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Recoil in Our Town
    Most handguns don't bother me. I had a .480 and shot 400 gr cast boolits from it. I had a 2x Leupold scope mounted on it and clay pigeons @. 100 measured yards was no problem offhand. As I was always doing something stupid I ended up trading it....
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    11-13-2018, 09:12 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Heart problems. in Cast Boolits
    When I was working it wasn't bad. Everything was ten dollars. SSD ain't that generous. I do remember that after I had my last surgery, which was the day of Trump's inauguration, BC/BS put me in the catastrophic range and all my meds were free...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    11-13-2018, 08:40 PM
    I bought an RCBS primer Pocket swager to get the crimp out of some 30-06 brass that I'm guessing was Greek. The paperwork said to be careful or one could bend the rod. They were right.
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    11-13-2018, 08:31 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Heart problems. in Cast Boolits
    I couldn't go today. I had run out of some meds and tried some OTC stuff that used to work. It didn't. I had already confirmed my appointment yesterday, but today hit me like a brick . I called and got it rescheduled for Thursday, and I asked if...
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    11-13-2018, 08:12 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread I could use it box! in Helping Hands
    Who lost their index fingers? They ought to be shriveled and stinky by now.....:kidding:
    89 replies | 5440 view(s)
  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    11-13-2018, 08:08 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Time to stock up in Our Town
    My son picked up some with a picture of BO some years ago and never bothered to put a paper target on them.......
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    11-13-2018, 06:41 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Nef .223 in Single Shot Guns
    My youngest son has an Ultra in .223. I do believe you could beat a bear to death with that heavy barrel. And the kid won't sell it to me, either!
    9 replies | 225 view(s)
  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    11-13-2018, 04:30 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread HAndloads.com? in Our Town
    I was one who posted fairly regularly. I was on it for many years. I had to re do my info since I forgot a lot since my heart attack and cancer surgeries, plus getting old....but I did enjoy looking up loads and figuring out which would work for me....
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  • Beagle333's Avatar
    11-13-2018, 04:21 PM
    Impossible! You just can't do it! You just cant!! ;-) :kidding: haha. (I do use a PID though. It's nice (in my opinion) to keep casting without monitoring the pot)
    6 replies | 214 view(s)
  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    11-13-2018, 04:20 PM
    When my late wife died I had no reason to keep her piano or the sectional sofa and sold them on Craigslist. But then it was new and the sellers were upright..... now I won't even look on their site.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    11-13-2018, 11:48 AM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Heart problems. in Cast Boolits
    I gotta go see my cardiologist @ 1300 today. My first one died, this one is a fairly young woman from the mid-east countries somewhere, and very nice. I really don't want to go, but I have to have my A-fib checked every so often....
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    11-13-2018, 11:40 AM
    I trim mine to a bit below Minimum length after cleaning and sizing. They'll stretch.....
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  • Beagle333's Avatar
    11-12-2018, 11:34 PM
    I'll take the 44 freechex, please.
    7 replies | 537 view(s)
  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    11-12-2018, 09:20 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread National Peanut Festival in Our Town
    Bob's on 431 just outside of Dothan is where I used to get boiled peanuts. They'd never make it back to Eufaula......
    10 replies | 238 view(s)
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Back in the woods a piece, just outside Auburn, AL.
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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
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