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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    03-20-2018, 04:12 PM
    Changed my Dillon 550 over to 45acp from 380 while the pot and moulds were getting up to temp last night. Today I cleaned about 1200 pieces of brass and inspected the boolits I cast last night. Waiting for a banker to get off his backside so I'll...
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    03-20-2018, 03:52 PM
    Al has always treated me quite well and I have several of his moulds and other products. I've had one of his moulds on the shelf for a couple of years and finally got to cast with it for the first time a few days ago. I've had a few of Al's moulds...
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    03-20-2018, 03:25 PM
    Big fan of Hornady brass and bullets. I'll leave it at that.
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    03-19-2018, 03:57 PM
    About ten years ago I had a rifle that I couldn't get to shoot commercially available projectiles satisfactorily and I was getting tired of buying bullet$ that didn't work. One day a big brown truck brought me a really BIG brown box with a Lee...
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    03-19-2018, 01:38 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread will i ever grow up?? in Our Town
    Worked at a shop awhile back where someone (???) adapted a similar gun to use shop compressed air. Seem to recall some folks use scuba tanks as well.
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    03-19-2018, 01:27 PM
    I can't take opioids because I took them too long to manage chronic back pain and risk a very unpleasant withdrawal if I take even one or two. That didn't stop a dentist (several years ago) from prescribing 30 (!!!!) tablets after a difficult...
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    03-19-2018, 12:36 AM
    Cast a few hundred each of NOE 453-200's, Accurate 40-180C's and Lee 452-255's. Cast the NOE boolits because I needed practice ammo for my carry gun, the Accurate 38WCF boolits in memory of John Kort and I have no idea why I cast the Lee 45 Colt...
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    03-19-2018, 12:23 AM
    Been wondering where that wench wandered off to! Had a date with her awhile back and I hope she understands she's not welcome here again. She was on my mind tonight but I was casting with some low-risk ingots and proper gear so she wouldn't have had...
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    03-19-2018, 12:11 AM
    I've had this 4-cavity mould sitting on the shelf for a year or three, finally ran out of 45acp ammo so it was time to see how NOE's copy of the H&G 68 works. In a word; great! I did the heat-cycle break-in process when the mould arrived but today...
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    03-18-2018, 11:44 PM
    I have several Lyman moulds that I've been very pleased with. I'm not surprised by John Boy's success.
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    03-13-2018, 11:12 PM
    Love those "ribs", stores around here used to call them "country style" but now they call them loin chops or something similar. Always cheap, always good. Just look a little funny but that's OK with me!
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    03-13-2018, 11:02 PM
    Nobody. Wild hogs gotta eat, too. ;-) But seriously, ask anyone who's done rescue response or emergency medicine how many calls were the result of something stupid. Asking that question in a college town has an effect on that percentage, trust me....
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    03-13-2018, 03:47 PM
    Must admit I'm on my second "smart" phone even though my "dumb" phone was much smarter than I. I'm learning to use more features as time goes by but the capabilities are mindboggling. I still keep a flip phone around for special situations, amazing...
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    03-12-2018, 05:34 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Movie: Wind River in Our Town
    I love driving through that part of the country, will need to find the DVD.
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    03-12-2018, 04:49 PM
    I take pics of good groups to send to my shooting buddy if he cancels on me. ;-) I used to label & save targets but they piled up and I never looked at them. I'll also take pics to help with my load notebook when I get home.
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    03-12-2018, 04:26 PM
    Thanks for re-posting that, pietro. I've noticed he hasn't been posting much in the past several weeks but hoped he was just busy. Hope you don't mind that I re-posted over on the Winchester Collectors' forum, he's going to be missed there as well.
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    03-12-2018, 03:19 PM
    Mine is a sporter weight rifle so I don't enjoy shooting it off a bench after a few rounds. It's fun to rattle the roof over the firing line but I have other rifles that I enjoy shooting more. I upgraded my wimp pad since I fired it last, old one is...
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    03-12-2018, 03:07 PM
    Actually pulled the cover off my Dillon 550 and loaded 200 rounds of .380acp over the weekend. Hate loading those tiny things but I've given up finding any 45acp practice rounds, time to pour a big pile of boolits and load them. Figured since the...
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    03-10-2018, 07:54 PM
    How do they shoot?
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    03-10-2018, 06:38 PM
    I have one of the earliest 550's and during it's first 18 years it loaded over 200,000 rounds of .38 ammo for PPC competition and no small amount of 45acp and a dab of 9mm and 40S&W. Like all the early machines that were used to make lots of ammo it...
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    03-03-2018, 12:33 AM
    salvadore replied to a thread 1873? in Leverguns
    I thought all the Italian 73s were made by Uberti. I know Chiappa makes 92s cause I got one
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    02-21-2018, 02:44 AM
    Thanks, I suck at gambling. I share your love for old Winchesters but quite honestly haven't wandered down the 38-72 path. If your bore is good I may have some resources for you.
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    02-19-2018, 11:47 PM
    I'm pretty fussy about my optics, lots of failed or questionable scopes on my "take-off" shelf and almost exclusively VX-3's on my serious hunting rifles these days. When I was looking for a spotting scope awhile back a Bushnell came out on top for...
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    02-19-2018, 11:25 PM
    Yes, for the most part. I've collected Winchesters long enough to give myself a little room. They used both receivers between 5000 and 6000 and a very few second variation rifles have serial numbers under 5000. Can't rule out the possibility that...
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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