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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:36 PM
    I doubt you'll be "stepping up" to an S-10.......
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    I ran the patched bullets through a Lee .309 sizer. It looked good. And I'm using a moderate load of H380. I'm getting tired of heavy recoiling loads.
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    Yesterday, 11:22 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread She's back in Our Town
    There was a place I hunted years ago where the spiders made webs across the logging roads. Big strong webs, and the spiders were a huge brown fuzzy thing sitting right in the middle. I hated walking into them.
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    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread texting and driving in Our Town
    In Georgia if you are driving it needs to be "hands free", and is illegal for the phone to even touch your body. The only exception is an emergency. If you are parked then you can call. $50 for the first offence, and more as the offences mount. In...
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    Yesterday, 12:33 AM
    I'll take the first shot to be in line when your feet touch the ground again and you put a press up for karma! :bigsmyl2:
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:21 AM
    This looks like a project that's going to take some trial and error, and I will keep my eyes on this thread. It's the first time I've tried it. I hope I don't blow my rifle up!
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    Yesterday, 12:17 AM
    Tom W. started a thread She's back in Our Town
    I was coming onto the back deck after loading some rounds in the shed and I saw on my butterfly bush a huge but half broken spider web. I noticed the thick white squiggly pattern in the middle and knew there was a Garden Spider somewhere. I found...
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    07-19-2018, 10:09 PM
    OverMax replied to a thread Savage 99 30-30 in Leverguns
    Have a 1899 model 30-30 TD too. Don't do tinker bell loading's here. Just reloads with Accurate Arms 2230 for my rifles hunting accuracy. Last summer I spent some time shooting paper patched 041s sized down to .301 and powered down range with a...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    07-19-2018, 08:32 PM
    I didn't do that. I've never tried it before, and the paper is up to the case mouth. If I didn't mark them I probably wouldn't know which ones they are. I don't suppose it will be a problem? The rifle is an NEF 30/30.
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    07-19-2018, 01:00 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Changing Recipes in Casting Equipment
    I have a 20 lb pot for most of my casting, and a 10 lb pot for pure lead.....
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    07-19-2018, 12:52 PM
    The Lee mold that you mentioned was the first one that I bought, many long years ago. A single cavity at that. Now, while I've never shot anything with my 30/30, I used to load up two boxes every year for my now deceased hunting buddy, and he's...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    07-18-2018, 11:59 PM
    So some of you , if you would, post some pictures of what a finished product is supposed to look like. Does the paper have to extend past the case mouth?
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    07-18-2018, 11:46 PM
    Loaded three 30/30 rounds with the paper patch boolits. I ran them through the Lee sizer , dipped them again in JPW and put a mild load of H380. I dunno when I'll get to try them. I also loaded a box of 9mm, using sr primers instead of sp primers,...
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    07-17-2018, 02:29 AM
    I downloaded the scanner scanned my DL and looked at the results. About the only thing it didn't have was my blood type. I suppose "they" know that I did that. I'll be on the lookout for the black helicopter tomorrow when I go to Ft....
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  • Beagle333's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 12:35 AM
    I have two checkmakers and one FCIII, but I like copper checks and the cost is nearly the same if you feel you just gotta have copper, so I buy mine. It was just an experiment in making them with aluminum. Aluminum works just fine...... I'm just...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    07-16-2018, 10:31 PM
    Flared some 9mm and flared and reprimed a few 30/30 brass. I also tried my hand at putting a paper patch on three boolits for the 30/30 but I dunno how that's going to work.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    07-16-2018, 03:18 PM
    I use H110. Shoots well from my SRH.
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    07-16-2018, 03:10 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Sunflowers & Doves in Our Town
    My experience is that if I hit a dove it was going to die that day anyway.......
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    07-16-2018, 09:46 AM
    Will take it per the PM's
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    07-15-2018, 11:22 PM
    I like shiny brass. But there are times when I went back to the shed to make sure everything was unplugged. Then one night I looked out the window and saw that the lights were on. I could have sworn I had turned them off. Chemicals will do that to...
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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