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    10-20-2017, 11:25 AM
    They sure did called it a model 30 and later a slightly modified called a 720 and a later much modified called a 725. I had one until my grandson took a shine to it. It is now in his possession. It was a great shooter and smooth as glass. It had...
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    10-20-2017, 09:32 AM
    I always wanted one in either .30 or .35 Remington but the ones I used to see at Gun shows were in pretty bad shape and had a huge price on them. I finally gave up because local was all we had back then and the computer/internet sales were way in...
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    10-19-2017, 11:30 PM
    I seem to remember that the IDF went away from the FAL because of problem with functioning in the sand. I never used one so I can't really say much about it. However, the Australians liked it in Vietnam. The only complaint that I ever heard from...
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    10-19-2017, 11:08 PM
    Back in the 60's I fired quite a bit of military surplus ammo because it was all I could afford at the time. I cleaned with hot soapy water, dried the bore and chamber very good and then used WW II surplus corrosive bore cleaner(.05 a can at the...
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    10-18-2017, 11:34 AM
    I have both RCBS and an old Redding. The Redding will measure about any powder I put in it. Not so with the RCBS, it measures great with pistol and ball powder but will miss measure stick powders once in awhile by as much as 3/10's of a grain. ...
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    10-18-2017, 11:19 AM
    Now there is a name I haven't heard in years. If I remember correctly, Elwood Epps was a Canadian gunsmith who specialized in improving the old rimmed cartridges like the .30-40 and 303. james
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    10-17-2017, 10:53 PM
    Yep, the old Plum Colored Redding. I have one that is complete and still working. Mine goes back to the late 50's; I inherited it from my uncle who taught me to reload. Mine has a clear plastic cone coming out of the bottom of the measuring...
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    10-17-2017, 10:33 PM
    I have a few of the French berdan corrosive primed .30 M1 ball ammo left. I bought about 300 rounds of it at a gun show around 1964 and didn't know it was berdan stuff until I fired a few of them. But I assumed they were corrosive and cleaned...
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    10-16-2017, 11:23 AM
    The 7.62x51 does nothing the 30-06 can't do or better. It's main claim to fame is that it gives about the same velocity of the 30-06 up to 165 grain weight bullets and being slightly shorter, a soldier can carry a little more 7.62 ammo than 30-06. ...
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    10-16-2017, 10:58 AM
    I am not an aircraft expert but I can only remember one American fighter plane that entered WW II with .30-06 machine guns, the very early Curtis P-40. The Mustang, Hellcat, Corsair and the P 47 all had .50 Brownings. The British Spitfire had .303...
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    10-14-2017, 12:16 PM
    Thanks, Dutchman. I went to his site and he offers the mount for my Yugo 24/47 as well. I see one in my near future. I have been looking for awhile but the ones I could find that would fit were either cost prohibitive or stuck way up in the air...
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    10-13-2017, 04:50 PM
    I picked up a few of those on a range years ago. They loaded and shot just the same as my other WW II brass. I was curious about them but never bothered to try to research them. I don't even know if I have any of them left. Mine was marked R A...
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    10-13-2017, 04:33 PM
    Jessee James without a revolver. That was a steal. I have one and it will never leave me.
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    10-10-2017, 06:09 PM
    That is great, you designed it well. I am a little surprised that any of the African countries will allow reloading ammunition since most of them follow a socialist agenda.
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    10-08-2017, 05:59 PM
    The original Lee Company did offer a life time limited warranty subject to an abuse clause ; at least that is my memory. They replaced a couple of depriming rods for the Lee Loaders of the early 60's for me when I broke the decapping pins out of...
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    10-08-2017, 04:10 PM
    I saw, I hesitated and I lost. Not the first time either. When will I learn?
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    10-05-2017, 04:02 PM
    I just completed a very nice deal with Skunk1 and found him very easy to deal with and very good service. Just one of the good guys on this site. A+++++++++++ Thanks, james:-D
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    10-04-2017, 09:18 PM
    I had the privilege of seeing Ed shoot in a short film some time back in the mid 60's. He did his shooting with a fairly stock S&W as I read at one time. He was amazing. I will not get into a discussion about who was the best because there is no...
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    10-04-2017, 01:05 PM
    TNsailorman replied to a thread Bad brass in Swappin & Sellin
    Since I am cleaning up and getting rid of stuff and since Ztromps doesn't seem to be responding, I am rescinding my offer and throwing my brass in the trash. My garbage man runs today and it needs to go. james
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    10-03-2017, 08:11 AM
    TNsailorman replied to a thread Bad brass in Swappin & Sellin
    pm sent. james
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    10-01-2017, 09:50 AM
    Terry is a great guy to deal with. A real Straight Shooter. One of the really great guys on this site. Thanks Terry, james[smilie=s:
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    09-29-2017, 01:21 PM
    I hadn't really put much thought into alternate uses for a Smart Loader but with an home made adapter plate it could also be used to crush aluminum cans to sell.
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    09-28-2017, 09:55 PM
    Back several years ago someone imported a line of reloading equipment into the U.S. called Smart Reloader or Smart Reloading (I can't exactly remember which) but I remember that there was a uproar at the time because of its shoddy workmanship. Rams...
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    09-28-2017, 06:40 PM
    Who made it and what model? If the manufacturer is still making presses, I would contact them and see what they have to say about repair(doubt if it can be repaired since it is bored off center) or maybe be wiling to swap it out for their current...
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    09-26-2017, 11:40 PM
    I'll take #10, the Lee hand trimmer with the "L" shell holder. pm to follow, james
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    09-26-2017, 03:20 PM
    Glad you found your solution. I really like the little Lee Loaders. They are what I started reloading with back in 62. james
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    09-26-2017, 03:13 PM
    Looks like I am going to have to find me a cat. Wifey is beginning to become suspicious about me "accidently" hitting the "buy it now" key. I shoot a .50 caliber rifle that I made many moons ago. It was made using a set of prints from the...
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    09-26-2017, 12:22 PM
    Several years ago, I bought a like new 450 stripped frame at a very cheap price with the thought of buying parts to make a new 450. Hah! I found out in a hurry that although there were parts for the 4550 out there, you had better know what you are...
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    09-25-2017, 09:13 PM
    Measure the inside of the sizing die and see what the diameter. Then measure the wall thickness of the PPU brass. You might find that the PPU brass is a little thin in the neck wall. I ran into this problem with a .30 M1 carbine Lee loader set...
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    09-25-2017, 09:27 AM
    I have and have used a 30-06 Target Loader since the 1960's. I also had a 8x57mm target loader but gave it and a 30-06 target loader to my son. The most accurate 30-06 loads I ever loaded was with the Target Loader. In my believe the Target Loader...
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