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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 11:46 AM
    Dumped many a whitetail with a Maxi and a 180 SSP and about 26g aa1680 powder!!! I have the legend as well now. Maxi lods are good START LOADS for the legend. I really like both the 180 & 190 RANCH DOG molds iffin ya want a GOOD WFP hunting...
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  • monadnock#5's Avatar
    Today, 08:35 AM
    There's a YouTuber with the handle .22 Plinkster who took a Ruger Charger and gave it the following mods: folding brace; Volquartzen 6" carbon fiber barrel and their competition bolt; reddot sight and last but not least a Franklin Armory binary...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 06:32 AM
    Agreed! FYI. Most places that offer these buck shot molds are OUT OF SCTOCK across the web. Companies selling them for 90$ + have some. But why pay nearly 100$ for a 50$ mold???? Im wanting a #4 and 00 Buck molds Myself. CW
    31 replies | 740 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 04:45 AM
    ive got two lnls. I call them the biggest mistake i ever made. I bought them when they were giving away a 1000 bullets with each press. Add to that they were still cheaper without the bullets then 650s were. Well the bullets were gone the first year...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 AM
    Ive found just the opposite. 40 brass is getting harder and harder to come by. Less people shoot it so theres less to pick up and sell and just look on this sight. Most 40 brass is snatched up a 1/2 hour after its posted for sale and about allways...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Truck Gun Racks? in Our Town
    very good point
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    Saami case length for the 17 HMR is 1.064". The Saami case length for the 22 Winchester Mag is 1.055". The difference is .009". The 17 Winchester Super Mag is 1.200" case length with a larger body diameter. It started life as a 25 caliber blank...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    I don't use it for edible game but my Hmong friends love it with FMJ's for edible game. Like any cartridge proper bullet selection is paramount. The 17 grain V-Max are highly explosive the 17 grain hollow points less so and the FMJ's not at all. ...
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread whats the deal in Our Town
    You think this is bad, wait until Venezuelan level Marxism is foisted on us. The substitute sizers for things like bread and meat.
    19 replies | 421 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    They did that with the last big panic. Most stated they will not do that again since after the panic they the market was so flat after the panic they lost significant amounts of money due to the increased costs of the expanded operations. That was...
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:45 PM
    I have a place 5 hours away in the Adirondack mountains. Itís 15 miles from the nearest cell signal. Itís been in the family since WWI Not once have I ever considered leaving a firearm there. Ymmv
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:12 PM
    My experiences with the 17 HMR are somewhat different. I have several all CZ 452's or 453's. I order ammo from Mid-South when it's on sale in 2,000 or 4,000 orders. A case is 2,000 rounds. Primarily used for shooting prairie dogs but I have...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    Imagion that!! But again remember MY COWW are not NECESSARILY exact same as ANYONE ELSES!!! There isnt a level of testing proving the hardness of a WW...NO industry "standard" here. :) As long as they "stay on" they are hard enough... NO ONE IS...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:57 PM
    What would ya think about casting but mot quenching. (To keep sofe enough to tumble round). Then after round heat treating and water quenching for hardness? CW
    31 replies | 740 view(s)
  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04 AM
    IMHO there is simply no honest answer here. I was talkin with a guy who was quoting numbers awearing crazy bhn. I kept asking CLIP ON WHEEL WEIGHTS.. He replied WW. Fineally someone got him to realize that WW is A GENERAL term and COWW was...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 AM
    Just straightened and organized a bit... Beautiful FALL weather kept me OUTSIDE!! CW
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munising Michigan
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Lead lineman for the power company.


Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better


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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