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    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    I think it was fun making my own Felix lube but I agree that with the low price and high quality of White Label, why bother making my own.
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    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    Newtire replied to a thread WTB Possible bag in Swappin & Sellin
    This is it.oops, used to be able to add pictures. Must be doing something wrong. This tablet is not as easy to use as a desktop Ok, think I got it!
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    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    obssd1958 replied to a thread Windows... in Our Town
    Yep, they call that virus "Windows 10"...
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    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    Newtire replied to a thread WTB Possible bag in Swappin & Sellin
    Yeah, that's a real nice one!
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    Yesterday, 01:57 PM
    Newtire replied to a thread WTB Possible bag in Swappin & Sellin
    Thinking I might have a lead on one. Thanks guys!
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    Yesterday, 09:02 AM
    Newtire replied to a thread WTB Possible bag in Swappin & Sellin
    Actually, was looking for a possibles bag. Not something to tote around the whole enchilada...more like a burrito to go kind of thing. Just something to pick up on my way out the door if I want to go hunting doves or just a plinking day-a...
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    Yesterday, 08:36 AM
    Hi all, I have been trying to find a possible bag like the one that Greybeard got used to make. He passed away and his son told me there was a long 18 month waiting list so thought I'd check here. The bag I want would be top grain single color...
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    Yesterday, 08:26 AM
    Might want to try the probiotic called Kefir. Wally World sells it. Tastes Abit like glorified chalk water but worked for me when the yogurt wouldn't. Good luck and God speed your recovery.
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    05-20-2018, 11:30 PM
    What kind of load are you using cbashooter?
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    05-20-2018, 11:29 PM
    rockshooter replied to a thread Any HAM's here? in Our Town
    K7RLJ checking in. Amateur extra, Icom 7200, 7300. Boise Idaho area Loren
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    05-20-2018, 10:35 PM
    Loaded up some loads last night and took them up to the range today. Was shooting my Old Army with the Howell/Taylor cylinder. Lee 200 gr. RNFP out of wheelweights, sized to .452". I have been using these same boolits ahead of 8.0 gr. Unique. ...
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    05-20-2018, 12:43 AM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?284666-quot-Ram-Chucker-quot-an-RCBS-Rock-Chucker-Reloading-Press-runs-on-Air https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcUO4tGzb_Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0cgl5vEniY
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    05-19-2018, 11:18 PM
    Go with the .25-20 by all means. I've shot both the .256 Win Mag in a Contender and then I have a re-barreled M1894 Marlin with a full magazine and a 1-12 twist barrel equipped with receiver, open and scope sights as I prefer. The .256 brass is a...
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    05-19-2018, 06:09 PM
    I agree that the .54 is the choice for round ball but i am thinking the .50 might do well with conical balls so got the .50 barrel with the fast twist for the conicals. When I see my way clear, I might pick up a .54 for the round ball shooting. ...
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    05-18-2018, 11:15 PM
    Make a PM to Ben on here. He has a friend that collects Lyman 48s. For sure he has some suggestions of a source or maybe even a fix for your 48./beagle
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    05-18-2018, 09:08 PM
    What did you clean them with the first time Dave? I see that white crud stuff until I clean them. I use either TC 17 or a similar spray bottle put out by CVA. When I'm all done with the cleaning, I dry patch everything and finish up with a coat...
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    05-18-2018, 09:04 PM
    The way these old eyes let me shoot, I can't tell the difference but I'm well satisfied with the accuracy. At the same time we "bobtailed" this mould, we also made it a HP and that has improved accuracy in every case where I have HP'd a mould with...
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    05-18-2018, 06:42 PM
    I certainly have to agree to that! Really like it!!
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    05-18-2018, 05:05 PM
    Yup, that's the way I've done in the past. Each time I get the message a little more. Make sure the ball didn't move too. The whole muzzleloader thing is about slowing down anyway. Pay attention and these things won't happen...as often maybe.
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    05-18-2018, 12:02 PM
    OK, Just checking. I don't have access to that kind of equipment so don't know how I'd get it off. So far, I've been able to blow out any stuck balls (no powder) by shoving enough fine powder in behind to get it out. I recently purchased one of...
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    05-18-2018, 09:25 AM
    I know that metal stretches and a bolt and it's matching threaded hole eventually deform to the point that either the bolt breaks or the threads in the hole bend towards the bolt head to where the threads no longer hold very tight at all. Know this...
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    05-18-2018, 08:30 AM
    That's quite the setup. Something like that would be good for a club purchase & everyone uses it after given proper instructions so as not to wreck the thing (there's one in every crowd it seems- or maybe none if you're lucky).
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    05-17-2018, 11:38 PM
    I loaded a bunch of the 9mm Lyman Devastator HP bullets once and they scream pretty good. Weren't overly accurate either so I didn't pursue that any farther./beagle
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    05-17-2018, 11:30 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Bug Out BOX ? in Reloading Equipment
    My way too. Best option I have read. Skeeter Skelton wrote an article on this years ago and that's basically the conclusion he came to after much thinking./beagle
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  • beagle's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 11:17 PM
    Annealing the GCs prior to trying a big downsizing my aid you as well./beagle
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    05-17-2018, 11:09 PM
    I had my machinist mill the GC shank out of mine. Ended all that business. The GC requirement has probably kept the 358156 from being more popular over the years than any other factor. It's an excellent design./beagle
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    05-17-2018, 02:50 PM
    Thanks guys, sorry, not intending to start WWIII (done with muzzle loaders-might be kinda fun huh?!). Those are some hella crazy pictures. Wondering what kind of a load would blow off a breech plug like that. Looks like there were "beach marks"...
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    05-17-2018, 07:48 AM
    It's on it's way. Next month maybe, .54 barrel. Everyone has their preferences, I know. I, myself, never cared much for CVA but I got one of those Traditions Crockett .32's and talk about one smooth barrel! Their Pennsylvania rifle with the 1-...
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    05-16-2018, 09:51 PM
    Bruce, I know you're trying to keep the cost down, but if you're powder coating, the NOE push through die set up to get to .377, would run you less than $60 (plus shipping, I'm guessing). Then any other bushing and push rod combo for other sizes,...
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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