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    07-06-2020, 08:33 AM
    Do you have the land and groove measurement reversed? The lands can't be larger than the groove diameter. Black powder will "bump up" soft cast bullets but given you throat dimension I don't believe that's a concern. I can't speak to any of the...
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    07-06-2020, 08:26 AM
    I've forgotten the chamber dimensions of mine. I did have to thin the necks to just about the absolute minimum to get cast bullets to work. I size the bullets to .372 and I think I seat them out some amount. It shoots lights out but a fella has...
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    07-05-2020, 09:03 AM
    Frankly, it's a shame the round ball doesn't get the respect it honestly deserves. Too many have believed too much horse manure that is extant about the lowly round ball and are evidently convinced it is true......or too lazy to find out for...
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    07-05-2020, 08:58 AM
    From another 9.3 X 57 fan, clever! Well done sir!
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    07-04-2020, 09:50 AM
    Hoppe's adjustable front rest, rabbit ear butt bag, both filled with sand. Been working well for near 40 years.
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    07-04-2020, 09:48 AM
    You're definitely over thinking it.
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    07-03-2020, 07:45 AM
    If care is taken in loading, as others have mentioned, usually a round ball is more accurate than conicals, with or without sabots. That and they kill all out of proportion to their paper ballistics.
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    07-02-2020, 06:53 PM
    Hmmm...evidently I need to go out to my bench and pick up all the Carbine brass that's laying out there....if I can find it. I stopped shooting semi-auto's very much or loading for them 40 years ago. I got real tired of chasing brass real quick.
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    07-02-2020, 06:35 PM
    12? Really? Lemme see....there's usually 12 on a jury though some states for some crimes allow 6. Unless they've added 3 in the last 24 hours, there's only 9 Supreme Court Justices. Just because a majority of judges sitting on a bench in black...
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    07-01-2020, 09:02 AM
    Well thanks sourdough! The first is obviously Voltaire'. He was kind of a scum bag actually. The second has been credited to Churchill. I have a large book of his quotes but can't remember if he actually said it or if it has been erroneously...
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    07-01-2020, 08:56 AM
    I do it for several rifles because I have molds that are very close and it makes more sense to size down a few thousandths than buy yet another custom mold. As several others have said, yes, of course you can and, as they have also said, lube the...
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    06-30-2020, 08:16 PM
    Amazing ingenuity in this thread. I'll be fortunate to remember some of the ideas if I need them in the future. It isn't my revolver but thanks to all of you!!
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    06-30-2020, 07:49 AM
    If it's interesting to me, is in a rifle that appeals to me and is chambered for an exceedingly uncommon, out of production cartridge which requires thought, forming, turning and load development on my part, it usually ends up in my toy box. If...
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    06-29-2020, 09:22 PM
    I bought S&W 696 within a couple months of when they came out. I think that was in the mid-90's. Off and on I've looked for an accurate load for that revolver ever since and NEVER found one!!. Two weeks ago I came across a can of W-231 in my...
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    06-29-2020, 09:08 PM
    Never had an encounter with a bear, even when I was looking for one!! When I was looking for one I was carrying a rifle. When we lived in NW Wyoming and I fished the tall and uncut there was the possibility of also running into Ol' Ephraim. I...
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    06-28-2020, 09:38 PM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Server upgrade in Our Town
    Couldn't sign in for a day or two but it seems to be working fine now.
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    06-23-2020, 07:33 AM
    jd, until the mid 1970's Husqvarna was the second oldest firearms making concern in the world. 2nd only to Beretta. Today, their headquarters is still located on the original site that they started from in the 1600's.
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    06-21-2020, 07:04 AM
    For those who discount such honorable, long lived and effective cartridges such as the 30-30, 44-40, 38-40, 38-55 ad infinitum and cast bullets I have this to say. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. A lot of ignorance is even more dangerous.
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    06-21-2020, 06:54 AM
    +1 what Lloyd said. I was in precisely the same boat as you a couple years ago, looking to augment my Reloader #3. I went with the Rock Chucker....absolutely no regrets. With what Jim said, I'd still like very much to have a Forster Coaxial.
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    06-21-2020, 06:46 AM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Greener than a gourd... in Swaging
    Thanks contender! Are they for the Mity Mite? I'll try to find them as well.
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    06-20-2020, 08:10 AM
    Ahhh. Ok, thank you. I couldn't see the entire lever or I might have recognized it. I'm a little familiar with the Henry but obviously not enough. It is my favorite British single shot action...and a little out of my comfort zone to pay for. ...
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    06-18-2020, 01:10 PM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Greener than a gourd... in Swaging
    Bob, that is it precisely, thank you. I read previously what you posted from the Corbin site but not being certain on the press, and Corbin's lack of pictures, I wasn't sure. If they still make the dies for the same price, I can live with that. ...
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    06-18-2020, 10:21 AM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Greener than a gourd... in Swaging
    Thank you garands! Most of my 8mm's are .318 so that's .010 more than .308. Does that sound doable to you? I do have 1 or 2 rifles that are .323, does that sound like too much? And, I'm trying to figure out which presses these are. Now I'm...
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    06-18-2020, 08:59 AM
    BAW, what's the middle rifle? I do not recognize it. And, yes sir, I agree. The old originals are best.
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    06-18-2020, 08:53 AM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Greener than a gourd... in Swaging
    Ok....have learned much the last couple days, all of it from the Corbin site. My presses are the ones no longer made and take the "S" dies. Not much info on the old press and operation that I could find but I have figured it out. Everything came...
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    06-17-2020, 07:41 AM
    17nut, thank you for those bits of info. I have not done much research on the cartridge and it origins and am grateful for the info. marlinman, your experience echo's mine. Whacking a game animal at 200-400 yards with a flat shooting, scoped...
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    06-16-2020, 09:07 PM
    I am in the process of completing the purchase of a.....pile....of swaging tools and jackets. One thing I have is 1000, 30 cal., 1.08 jackets in four, unopened packages. I have absolutely no use for these. Would anyone be interested in trading...
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    06-16-2020, 09:05 AM
    What marlinman and Glen said. I got hooked on them back in the mid-80's with my first Shiloh Sharps. Then came a Ballard and somewhere shortly after that the interest evolved to German rifles in general. I've accumulated a few Deutsch one...
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    06-15-2020, 06:52 AM
    Say it ain't so Outpost75!! You honestly mean to say that a fella doesn't really need $4.00 solid copper bullets loaded to 3500 FPS to kill a 110 lb. whitetail at 65 yards? It cannot be so!!
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    06-14-2020, 07:28 AM
    $25.00-$32.00 in these parts. Just bought a bottle of Tite-Group and it was $25.00. H-4895 was $27.00. Primers are $36.00/1000. All at LGS. Don't have a clue about the chains.
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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