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  • beagle's Avatar
    Today, 12:12 PM
    Since it's a S & W, I'd go with a Lyman 358477 PB and have it hollow pointed. You may run into problems with cylinder length with a Keith 358429. Had a Model 28 with a cylinder that would barely take them length wise. Or, pick up a 356156 and...
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    Today, 10:15 AM
    C277-125-R and TL314-85-WC
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    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
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    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    Pictures from NCBS 2018!!
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    06-18-2018, 11:55 PM
    birch, Is the "Rapine Nose Pour--Hollow Base 386185. $75 shipped" the one for the .41 Long Colt? If so, I'll take it. Actually, I noticed that you have listed 2 of them - are they both the same? I'll still take one, but let me know if there...
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    06-18-2018, 10:11 PM
    beagle replied to a thread 25-20 question in Cast Boolits
    If it's a factory Marlin M1894, stick with the 257420 Lyman. With its factory twist, the longer/heavier the bullets and you get instability and keyholes./beagle
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    06-18-2018, 10:07 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Over lube a bullet??? in Cast Boolits
    Yes. The resulting problem is lube purging fliers outside a normal group. These can't be predicted but are often discussed by cast bullet "benchies". On a 311466, I'll normally lube two grooves and let it fly./beagle
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    06-18-2018, 10:03 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Angled Grease Grooves? in Cast Boolits
    I think we often times get hung up on the amount of lube needed by a cast bullet. We know that Keith's square grooves made release more difficult but at the time was probably necessary due to the lubes available. With the improved lubes we have...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 11:29 PM
    Shot some in wooden trays not long ago from an estate sale. They fired fine. Also some old CCIs with no Zip code on the address. Bunch of the odd sized LP primers that were government made (probably through the DCM) and a whole batch of Berdan...
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    06-17-2018, 11:24 PM
    Zip-lok baggie for mine also. Crazy Mark, before he passed spent several days scanning a #1 onto a disk and sent me a copy so I have a digital backup. I spent many, many days with that old manual when I started casting. No mentor....I was...
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    06-17-2018, 11:08 PM
    Now, wait a minute here boys. I've had two Posi Prime tools and both cracked and I sent them back w/o the punches. I have a .22 slide top ammo box with punches in it of all vintages. I know I've used Posi Prime punches in my bench mounted RCBS...
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    06-17-2018, 10:32 PM
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    06-17-2018, 04:43 PM
    If there would have been awards for food, it would have to be first place in the meat department going to Ammohead for the best brisket ever and Fast Asleep for the Lima beans grown by himself and prepared by his wife. Cookies and water supplied at...
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    06-15-2018, 04:57 PM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread I love the country in Our Town
    My dog at the time did an excellence job of keeping unwanted critters two legged or more off our land after he learn not too chase deer. cancer took him years later.
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    06-15-2018, 02:54 PM
    I just picked up a set of 308x1.5" RCBS dies on E-bay for $35 with shipping. I'm starting to gravitate towards small 30 caliber cartridges for most of my range shooting to go along with my 6.5 match rifles. Now I need to set some money away for...
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    06-15-2018, 09:31 AM
    I'm looking to buy/trade for 20 guage wads (WAA20F1). Need 500-2,000. These are the discontinued Winchester/Western wads for 1 ounce loads. Anybody have a stash they're willing to part with PM me. I have moulds/brass/some 310 tools/dies to...
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    06-13-2018, 05:01 PM
    Hahahahahaha!!!!! I see what you did there!!!:D
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    06-13-2018, 08:02 AM
    I have to drop out of the buy. Sorry I Really wanted this mold! Kevin
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    06-12-2018, 11:40 PM
    I'm not a collector, but those are cool! Bump for a good cause.
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    06-12-2018, 08:31 PM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread I love the country in Our Town
    adam20 sometimes you have to accept the way things in life turn out. I don't like the city but situations have made it where I have to be. My life would be great if I could be out in the country and not have close neighbors.
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  • kbstenberg's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 07:42 PM
    You can go with the NOE replacement inserts, or custom size lee push through sizers. You just have to figure out how far into the sizer the bullet should go. An have a system for pushing the bullet back out of the die. You also have to decide how...
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    06-12-2018, 06:14 PM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread I love the country in Our Town
    decades ago as kid growing up I spent many a day out in the hay fields. I liked the fact that few people came around and you never knew what might show up. On days when I didn't have much to do I would go and work on eliminating the wood chucks from...
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  • obssd1958's Avatar
    06-11-2018, 09:53 PM
    Take a look at this thread, it might help --- Don
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    06-11-2018, 12:48 PM
    As a kid growing up in NYS dad had a black snake in the garden of one of the two houses I lived in as a kid growing up. He would not let us do anything to that snake, see it kept the bugs, insects, mice out of our garden. Dad was an Ag Engineer and...
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  • obssd1958's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 09:40 AM
    Considering the equipment that you used, I'd say you won the 100 yard score competition also!!
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  • kbstenberg's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 08:36 AM
    I use PC to indicate either alloy or weight change.
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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