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  • Kraschenbirn's Avatar
    12-13-2017, 08:30 PM
    Will someone PLEASE buy this?? Can't really afford it right now (Xmas, you know) but I know I'm going to cave in to temptation if it hangs around much longer. Bill
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    12-13-2017, 08:24 PM
    Unsized/lubed: 2# plastic coffee containers, Sized/lubed: plastic .38/9mm ammunition trays scrounged from the range (I've got a couple hundred of these), PC'd/sized: Ziploc freezer tubs. Bill
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    12-13-2017, 11:49 AM
    Dirty or not, I used B'eye and Lyman 452460s for years in my Gold Cup for paper punching. Later, when I got into steel shooting and bowling pins, I switched to AA#5 and an H&G 68 in my 'racegun'. Within my skill level, there's very little to...
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    12-11-2017, 09:59 PM
    Jared is a good guy to work with. I've purchased a couple Arsenal molds from him and delivery was quite prompt for both. The first had to be made up for my order...I wanted a plain-base and all he had on hand in that pattern were GCs...and took...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 07:35 PM
    I don't know if a DD band mold is ideal for a self loader, try it and find out.
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    12-09-2017, 03:27 PM
    Handgun: .45 ACP .357 Mag .38 Spl. Rifle: .45-70 .38-55
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    12-08-2017, 10:48 PM
    Sounds like my first R&R in Australia in 1967. Me and couple buddies got hooked up with a Sydney cabbie (don't ask "how", it's a long story involving an Aussie rules football match and a considerable amount of Watney's Red Barrel :smile: ) who had...
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    12-08-2017, 10:37 PM
    Got a couple "long lenses" for my Canon...don't hunt any more but do wildlife photography instead...that shot was taken with my IPhone. Don't really feel like I need any more pics of Rudy's airplanes (collection numbers something like 50 birds,...
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    12-08-2017, 04:15 PM
    Kraschenbirn replied to a thread Bad Flashback in Our Town
    Don't recall that particular ad but around that same time I was shooting on a Boy Scout/Explorer team and we (the team) were able to buy Springfields for something around $15 from the old DCM through (IIRC) the NRA. I know, for certain, that we...
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    12-08-2017, 01:56 PM
    https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/rifle-tools/bolt-tools/bolt-welding-forging-tools/bolt-welding-jig-prod378.aspx It's pictured with the heat sink in place
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    12-08-2017, 12:02 PM
    Kraschenbirn replied to a thread Bad Flashback in Our Town
    The mention of a Texas Oshman's triggered a flashback for me. September, 1977, was in Houston for a job interview, did a walk-thru of Oshman's at the Galleria: New Navy Arms Siamese Mauser .45-70s for $139. Promised myself to go back and get one...
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    12-07-2017, 11:40 PM
    I bought this from Brownells about 25 years ago, tack new handle then remove the jig and screw in the heat sink, weld it up. I used to use their heat control paste on the body too but ran out a dozen or so bolts ago, forget it.
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    12-07-2017, 07:31 PM
    Picture of target?:drinks:
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    12-07-2017, 01:26 PM
    Took this pic this morning on my way home from the fitness center. Just part of the Frasca collection. The P-40 is the one 'flown' by 'Wild Bill Kelso' (John Belushi) in the movie "1941". The Wildcat is an FM-2 (built by GM with a Wright R-1820...
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    12-06-2017, 05:40 PM
    I didn't notice anything "brutal" about the Nazi marked surplus ammo, 5 rounds chronoed an average of 2285 fps. Recoil Input Data Charge Weight: 41.0 gr Muzzle Velocity: 2285.0 ft/s Firearm Weight: 7.0 lb Bullet Weight: 206.0 gr Output Data...
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    12-06-2017, 12:06 PM
    Some are rather pleasing to the eye, at least to me and they can shoot well.........
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    12-05-2017, 10:51 PM
    Lags I like the stock redo on the MN, looks like you added wood to original stock to form a pistol grip, what stain did you use?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    12-05-2017, 10:10 PM
    Good job! We have a blast with the 45 carbine just plain fun.:bigsmyl2:
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    12-04-2017, 09:06 PM
    I've got one of the Cimarron Low-wall .32-20s (also made by Uberti) and it's really a great shooter. Mine has a single-trigger, straight stock, and a tapered, 30", full-octagon barrel. So far as 'easy to cast for'...my Lyman 31108 drops just a...
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    12-04-2017, 04:55 PM
    The published boolit weight for Lyman molds, other than those specifically intended for BP, is based upon #2 alloy. Boolits cast from straight COWW will always drop heavier from Lyman Molds, usually, somewhere around +4 to +5%. Nominal weight for...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    12-04-2017, 12:00 AM
    You're off to a good start, if I have any questions about ANYTHING I'll be sure to ask, I know you have the answer.
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    12-03-2017, 08:15 PM
    Sounds about right!
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    12-03-2017, 11:38 AM
    Much the same story here. Last month, after something over 200K .45 ACPs the delrin bearing on the primer slide of my late-1980s SDB wore out. Called Dillon, gave the customer service guy the part number I needed and asked if he could send a new...
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    12-03-2017, 11:32 AM
    Nice shooting, you don't waste any meat with a shot like that.
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    12-02-2017, 10:15 PM
    Very nice, thanks for posting targets and data, and yes the RPM threshold is real. I noticed the 130+ fps ES and 50+ sd with this excellent 100 yard accuracy, I have found the same many times and would bet you equal the moa accuracy out to 300...
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    12-02-2017, 12:01 PM
    I guess I should buy more Lotto tickets! In my short life time I've had the extractor come loose in two Remingtons, 700 mountain rifle in 7x57 and 721. Oh did I mention 1 700 BDL, 4 700 ADL, 1 Model 7 and 1 700 mountain rifles ALL have new homes...
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    12-02-2017, 11:44 AM
    Larry that is some very good shooting from both twist rates, and velocities of 2600 fps in the 1:14 twist and 2950 fps in the 16T, superb! Now for a question, do you think either one of those loads would put any or all of the shots even on 100 yd...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    12-01-2017, 10:47 PM
    Sounds like a good choice.:drinks:
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Been shooting since I was 8 and reloading since I was in high school.
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Ex-renovation contractor; semi-retired and doing insurance property inspections on contract basis.

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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