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    Yesterday, 10:17 AM
    I'll take it, PM inbound.
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    02-15-2020, 04:57 PM
    Nueces replied to a thread Marlin 1894 to???? in Leverguns
    If you go the rebarrel route, another idea would be to make it a 357-44 Bain & Davis, just the 44 case with a short neck to 357. No action mods required and, with 160 grain bullets, you could approach standard 30-30 ballistics in a shorter carbine...
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    02-15-2020, 03:23 PM
    She looks like a 1940s Ella Raines to me. She also looks like a 1940s version of my mother.
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    02-15-2020, 03:15 PM
    As a lad in the South Texas border country, our favorite method against the ubiquitous red ant beds was to equip with a BB gun, handful of the old red top kitchen matches and a 6 ounce Coke bottle of gasoline. Couple of ounces of gas down the ant...
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    02-15-2020, 03:01 PM
    I would use a pair of small, side cutting wire cutters, as used in circuit board manufacture. Take, say, 3 snips, then tumble the shot all together to push down the remaining sprue. Some folks will say to put the box of balls in your car for a week,...
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    02-11-2020, 11:58 AM
    'Dillos are known carriers of leprosy. If you catch one, hold it by the tail at arm's length until his bladder is empty. Stinky! They used to be ubiquitous in central Texas, but I don't see many any more. Glad to hear they may have just moved to...
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    02-08-2020, 09:10 PM
    I have a pdf of the one page instructions included with one of my LBT testers. PM me if you'd like a copy.
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    02-07-2020, 03:18 PM
    Nueces replied to a thread Remington 788 in Factory Rifles
    Yeah, that's part of the fun. I found two on ebay and, on a hunch, another in my LGS parts bin. Also got a few nice mags for the Savage 23B 25-20. It did take some months and I let some overpriced ones go. My 788 had been smithed and refinished...
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    02-07-2020, 12:38 PM
    Nueces replied to a thread Remington 788 in Factory Rifles
    For years, a 788 in 30-30 has been a valued rifle for cast bullet competition. Check out the forum of the Cast Bullet Association for a history.
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    01-24-2020, 05:01 PM
    I'll take the two ML books for $80 shipped. PM to follow.
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    01-21-2020, 12:19 PM
    One accurate way to reproduce charger settings is to use the depth stem of a caliper, either dial or digital. A feller with just one plain charger and a lathe might make up depth inserts for quick setting his standard charges.
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    01-21-2020, 12:16 PM
    Nueces replied to a thread Modified Ed's Red in Cast Boolits
    I find that omitting the acetone leaves me with a wonderful bore cleaner and gun wipe. I keep a small quantity of acetone in an OEM can, so I can mix a bit in when needed. Haven't needed it yet.
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    01-21-2020, 09:21 AM
    A magnet will tell you PDQ.
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    01-21-2020, 09:14 AM
    One of the earlier Lyman Cast Bullet Handbooks, either edition 2 or 3, edited by Ken Ramage, has a final section listing their measured BCs, from chronograph data, for all their designs at the time of publication. The technical notes are also...
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    01-20-2020, 02:03 PM
    That looks to be in wonderful shape for an original Carpinteria SAECO. I've had one for nearly 50 years and it looks just like the one you picture. I don't see any aluminum parts, either, just plated steel OEM ones. This one also has a die and top...
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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