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  • David2011's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 10:05 PM
    For plinking smoke and crud are a non-issue, just like for the rest of you. I must be the only participant of this thread that shoots United States Pistol Shooting Association matches. All USPSA shooters expect to be able to see the target all...
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    08-15-2018, 06:27 PM
    I would welcome recommendations of lubes that smoke less and deposit less sludge. I never thought of putting less lube in a lube groove and run those back through the Star that don't have the grooves filled completely. I've tried a LOT of lube and...
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    08-15-2018, 05:00 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Firearms Insurance in Our Town
    I got a response from Eastern Insurance and was surprised at how inexpensive it was compared to the other quotes I've received. Their minimum coverage is $40,000 for just $150.00/year and that also includes an additional $5000 of coverage for...
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    08-15-2018, 04:29 PM
    While I don't mess with 300BO I have read of many people successfully using the HF mini chop saw to trim the brass. There are lots of references on the 'net. I do have one of the Lyman prep stations in the second picture and I love it. If the...
    34 replies | 620 view(s)
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    08-14-2018, 04:10 PM
    A group of us, all long time friends, chartered a boat in the British Virgin Islands for two weeks. If it sounds exotic it's just camping on the water rather than on land. Admittedly, the scenery is nice. There were two couples, one of which had...
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    08-14-2018, 03:45 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Firearms Insurance in Our Town
    I have a couple of safes and the house has an alarm system installed. We will be bouncing back and forth between our existing home and the new one for at least a couple of months so wherever the guns are stored they will be unattended at times,...
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    08-13-2018, 10:37 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Firearms Insurance in Our Town
    Thanks for the suggestions! The homeowner's company will issue a rider but they're the most expensive so far, even more than NRA. I don't have a lot of really collectible firearms; mostly more ordinary guns that are shooters but there are a few...
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    08-13-2018, 07:34 PM
    Mounted flat end forward those wadcutters will cut a .357" or so plug out of the recipient. On varmints that's a pretty good hole without expansion. Even on semi-wadcutters the square shoulder will cut blood vessels and bone.
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    08-13-2018, 07:19 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread 6.5 MM woes in Cast Boolits
    Didn't see this mentioned but could have missed it. The original 6.5x55 FMJ was an extremely long bullet with straight sides and a round nose. Nothing anywhere near its case size has a bullet that sticks out nearly as far. The 6.5 Sil looks like...
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    08-13-2018, 07:08 PM
    The optical center at my local Wal-Mart carries safety glasses with reader bifocals in them as do most safety supplies vendors. I love 'em.
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    08-13-2018, 07:02 PM
    Boolits look fine. Choot 'em. They will get even better as you gain experience and learn to manage the temperature of the mold which is more important that the temperature of the pot. The mold itself may get a little better with use, too. Read...
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    08-13-2018, 06:52 PM
    I'm most likely younger than you having retired late last year but definitely not young. When I explained my rapid fire situation and posed a question a few years ago on this forum looking to reduce smoke I was mostly met with comments like "I...
    47 replies | 1251 view(s)
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    08-13-2018, 05:10 PM
    I've been fortunate enough to be able to get pretty much whatever I want and that includes Lee products. Sometimes Lee just has the right product at the right price. I have expensive Dillon dies and inexpensive Lee dies, for example. Each was...
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    08-13-2018, 04:57 PM
    They all work about the same so get one with a good warranty. I often use shell holders instead of collets as has been mentioned. My RCBS nut broke a few years ago; the explosion of plastic was quite spectacular. It demonstrated the need for...
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    08-13-2018, 04:09 PM
    David2011 started a thread Firearms Insurance in Our Town
    We're about to move and the existing insurance underwriter won't write policies for the area where we're going. My current company, Safeco, had no restrictions on the amount of coverage (up to the personal property limits of the policy) on firearms...
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    08-12-2018, 03:12 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Variable speed motor in Our Town
    While just about any speed from a few hundred rpm up will trim a case (hand operated RCBS or Forster for example) I've been very successful with battery powered drills in the 1200-1800 rpm range for the Forster, Possum Hollow and World's Finest...
    23 replies | 581 view(s)
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    08-12-2018, 01:50 AM
    After my TKR in April of 2017 I went through all of the home and rehab physical therapy. It helped but this year I put myself back on an exercise regimen similar to the PT routine. I work out for an hour 3 times a week using every leg and knee...
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    08-12-2018, 01:10 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Am I the only one in Our Town
    I would also consider if you bought 100 or 1000 pieces. Twelve pieces short is a huge percentage on a 100 piece purchase but an understandable error on 1000 or more pieces.
    23 replies | 629 view(s)
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    08-12-2018, 12:59 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Pawn shops in Our Town
    Last place I lived, in East Texas, there were two pawn shops I visited regularly. I'm more likely to buy guns at a big gun show that has more unusual stuff; generally not what pawn shops have. One was in reality a gun shop with a little pawn stuff...
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    08-12-2018, 12:39 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Cleaning patches in Our Town
    If you do end up cutting the patches the Olfa rotary cutter with a self healing mat is the only way to go. They're wicked sharp so they deserve healthy respect but they're far faster than scissors. The self healing mats are cheap at Hobby Lobby...
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    08-12-2018, 12:30 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Flashlight for the wife in Our Town
    A little off topic but I have to tell you about the worklight I got at Harbor Freight. It was triangular, had a magnet on the back and would illuminate white or red. I used it in my hunting blind on red when it was dark. Loved it. At 100 yards...
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    08-11-2018, 11:27 PM
    Not yet. I always use a good tripod and have a target out there. I started to shoot through without a target once and quickly changed my mind.
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    08-11-2018, 11:16 PM
    Praying for the best for your treatment!
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    08-11-2018, 11:07 PM
    Depends on the dew point as to when you will see condensation. If the walls or items in the room dip below the dew point the humidity will condense on the cool items. I'm using a Goldenrod for the humid days but most of the year is 40% or lower...
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    08-11-2018, 10:47 PM
    Congrats! I retired last December. Loving every minute. Funny thing is you're running away from Houston; I'm heading there shortly but that's where all of my family lives. Otherwise we would probably go to LA as well. A friend recently...
    44 replies | 1007 view(s)
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    08-11-2018, 02:32 AM
    The Little Dandy and Lyman 55 are very good. If you can find an old Saeco with the micrometer adjustment they're extremely precise; far better than the Uniflow. I have all of them and the Saeco is my favorite.
    31 replies | 677 view(s)
  • deltaenterprizes's Avatar
    08-08-2018, 07:20 PM
    I am looking for a couple also!
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    08-08-2018, 07:19 PM
    3 hope or 4 hole?
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    08-01-2018, 07:49 PM
    I used 3.7 gr Bullseye for shooting plate matches, it may require a spring change.
    25 replies | 817 view(s)
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    08-01-2018, 05:40 PM
    NOTHING like "donk" cars. It took me a couple of years to get on board although I did have Donnie Miculek coat some of my boolits for a big match before powder coating became common. There are probably fewer benefits for a .45-70 than for shooting...
    32 replies | 1329 view(s)
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For the most part I shoot handgun combat. I use a 1911 and a Dawson built STI Edge in .40 S&W.
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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