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  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    Got a big batch from a roofer hunting buddy. These are the vent "boots". Pure lead except where they're attached and that's solder with very little tin. Got a batch that I'm saving in case I find someone with WW alloy to trade in the area. ...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:26 PM
    Made a bunch of sabots for a friend in Vermont one time. Cast a bunch of pure lead in a Lyman 457122HP. Then ran them nose first through a .454" nose first sizer, then a .452" and finally a .450". He said they fit his sabots well and a doe he...
    16 replies | 214 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 08:06 PM
    I recall back in the 60s, my mom was a religious shopper at Rose's in NC. They carried Winchester Wildcat ammo and would occasionally run it on special for $.99 a box. Mom would tell me when it was on sale and pick up several bricks with her 10%...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 08:02 PM
    Too rich for my blood at those prices./beagle
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  • beagle's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 07:56 PM
    At one time way back, the Prison Department in NC equipped it's prison guards with Peter's Victor, low brass, 00 Buck loads. When the "carry" loads got pretty dog eared, he'd replace them with new shells. Naturally, he didn't trash them and...
    4 replies | 724 view(s)
  • rockshooter's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 12:58 AM
    wax works well but stinks up the garage- borax cruds up the pot. Wood sawdust works fine, smells better Loren
    10 replies | 294 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 09:58 PM
    I don't shoot black but had a shooting partner that was nuts over it. Ignition's the thing. He used a very small charge of Red Dot in some, moved up to slower burners like 4759, tried three "strike anywhere" match heads under the black, tried a...
    24 replies | 981 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 09:42 PM
    You can but they'll be really distorted and may not give the accuracy you need. Normally you can get by with .005" and they'll do all right but that's really pushing the envelope. When nose first sizing, you're actually swaging the bullet. It...
    16 replies | 308 view(s)
  • Newtire's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 01:41 PM
    Some very good points. I made a chamber-checker by putting a cut off 20 gauge hull inside of a 12 gauge shell and stuck it in the chamber. When the rim of the 20 gauge hits the end of the chamber, it will telescope inwards and that's the maximum...
    46 replies | 1182 view(s)
  • Newtire's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 01:40 AM
    the pressure developed by low brass is generated quicker and is just as high basically as your high brass loads. If you worry about shooting Damascus vs fluid steel, you should try reading a couple of interesting articles by Sherman Bell in the...
    46 replies | 1182 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 10:06 PM
    From examining a bunch of Air Force M13s that were condemned, I can see the reason that S & W and the government didn't want them on the street. Most had barrels that you could wobble with your fingers and cylinders were all messed up. I know no...
    30 replies | 669 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 08:44 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Who likes 22 Short? in Rimfire Area
    Man after my heart. I bought another 62A last year after a 50 year dry spell of not owning one. Looked everywhere for shorts and finally found a box of CCIs at I think close to $9. I remember when I had the other 62A, shorts were $.50 a box and...
    64 replies | 2085 view(s)
  • shdwlkr's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 11:40 AM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread 1941 Win 94 in Leverguns
    tadpole Welcome to the group and beware the addiction has begun, it will consume your spare time, change and still you will dig deeper into the mystery we call lead bullets and lever action firearms.
    15 replies | 544 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 04:36 PM
    From 4 to 50 ft. Great video by the way! I do like your speed loader ;-)
    37 replies | 1011 view(s)
  • Newtire's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 01:01 AM
    I have a set of Lee dies but no RCBS or Redding.
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  • Newtire's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 12:59 AM
    Not to steal the thread but if there's any left over, I'd like to buy some also-a couple hundred would be nice.
    2 replies | 120 view(s)
  • shdwlkr's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 09:50 PM
    Smoke The country is experiencing some of the worst weather we have seen in a long time. Fema is worthless and private citizens and organizations are being forced to step up which is a good thing. Carrying for others that are hurting, feeling...
    11 replies | 385 view(s)
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    10-09-2018, 05:51 PM
    Smoke 4320 It looks like some parts of the country can't get a break this year. I have family in NYS and they have seen so much rain this year that they are hoping that it doesn't snow that much this winter. I need to replace a roof back in NYS and...
    11 replies | 385 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 12:18 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Breaking & Entering in Our Town
    If you have multiples "same keyed" is nice, pockets are full of enough stuff! ;-)
    24 replies | 1062 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 09:44 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Breaking & Entering in Our Town
    Try this.......https://homak.com/customer-service/
    24 replies | 1062 view(s)
  • kbstenberg's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 08:37 AM
    kbstenberg replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    The snow snakes we have around here are the only ones i want to see.
    47 replies | 1706 view(s)
  • rockshooter's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 01:31 AM
    very interesting thread. I tried an ultrasonic with lemishine for brass cleaning- it works but I went back to walnut/corncob. Tomorrow will get rid of the lemishine so I don't accidentally decide to clean anything else. This thread explains a very...
    49 replies | 2051 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 09:17 PM
    If you have feeding trouble with a FN design in the M1 Carbine, use a Lyman #311 top punch with a slight bump at the downstroke on the lubing cycle and it will slightly round the corners enough for good feeding. I had that problem with Lyman's...
    20 replies | 686 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 09:10 PM
    Great in a .30/30 M94. I went so far as to HP one. My "go to" bullet for the .30/30./beagle
    8 replies | 318 view(s)
  • kbstenberg's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 08:10 AM
    Just my 2 cents On the thermocouple the top of the probe should be metal. An not plastic. The fire from charring wood often covers the top of the thermocouple. You will also need a container to put all of your goodies in. Metal boxes with vent...
    7 replies | 320 view(s)
  • shdwlkr's Avatar
    10-06-2018, 10:22 AM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread Hes here! in Our Town
    Sleep will be something that you treasure, the diapers, wipes, feeding, napping and then crawling, walking into everything. Life as you know it has changed for the rest of your lives. Enjoy the ride sometimes there will be happiness, sometimes...
    52 replies | 744 view(s)
  • rockshooter's Avatar
    10-06-2018, 12:20 AM
    I lived in Sunnyside as a kid- company-owned coal mining town. I lived in Utah for 32 years- would never go back. Loren
    31 replies | 1206 view(s)
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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