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    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    Knew a guy that of caught a lot of turtles with bank lines. He saved some of the white bits of meat and made a stew with milk and butter just like oyster stew. It was as good as oyster stew and that's saying a lot. Dad used to make a big pot of...
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    02-19-2018, 10:44 PM
    The Unertil would have the perfect look, or an old Fecker. An old Weaver V8 with external adjustments was as close as I could afford. Mine is a 25-20 and has an assortment of holes and came with a Redfield windage adjustable mount. It has had a...
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    02-18-2018, 03:37 PM
    I have two old Herter's measures, one has a 1/4 in. chamber and the other is 3/8 in. The 1/4 in is to small for Unique but fine for BE or ball powders. I just threw 20 charges at 6 grs. of Unique with the 3/8 chamber weighed each one. The average is...
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    02-08-2018, 11:58 AM
    beemer replied to a thread Fouling Shot #251(Jan-Feb) in Our Town
    I got mine yesterday and you probably will today. Things just work that way sometimes. Just put in for another two years, always look forward to receiving it. I only get two, the FS and just ordered the BackWoodsman. I should be getting the...
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    02-04-2018, 08:54 PM
    I have two old Herter's measures, one has a 1/4 in. chamber the other has a 3/8 in. chamber. The small one will not throw consistent charges of Unique, it is fine with BE or ball powder. The larger one is best for Unique. I just went back and tried...
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    01-31-2018, 12:07 AM
    beemer replied to a thread Estate sale in Reloading Equipment
    The are several people in the area that run estate sales. Most just set prices like a yard sale, you walk through the house and pick up what you want. The first day is usually Friday and prices are fixed, day two is half off and you can sometimes...
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    01-29-2018, 08:26 PM
    beemer replied to a thread Estate sale in Reloading Equipment
    Too Late !
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    01-29-2018, 08:25 PM
    beemer started a thread Rcbs 502 in Reloading Equipment
    I have been working with a set of check weights on the 502 scales I bought. They started showing a shift in the readings, I found that the copper tab between the magnets would move. It extends through the beam so I used a small ball peen hammer to...
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    01-28-2018, 08:01 PM
    Thank you sir, That clears things up. I got out a loupe and looked at the picture on the instruction sheet, if correct it shows a 190. According to the Lee chart the 190 does 21.5 grs of Green Dot, that's close to what I got. That is not far from...
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    01-28-2018, 12:02 AM
    After I read your post I got my 12 ga loader out and looked at it again. It came with a metal adjustable shot measure. The picture on the instructions shows a plastic powder dipper, probably a black one. The charge sheet is missing so I don't know...
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    01-26-2018, 02:19 PM
    beemer started a thread Estate sale in Reloading Equipment
    I usually catch the tail end of these things but today I did good. Bought a Ohaus Dial-O-Grain 309, RCBS 502 scales and an older set of Lyman 45 ACP carbide dies for a grand total of $46. The Ohaus set is really dusty but not damaged and seems...
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    01-26-2018, 01:44 PM
    beemer replied to a thread Score today!!!! in Reloading Equipment
    I have an old wooden kitchen chair that came from the estate of the doctor that delivered my Dad in 1920.
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    01-26-2018, 01:33 PM
    One of my best shots was a crow at 258 long paces across a pasture. I had crawled up a creek bank and laid the rifle on a washed out root. There was a big popular tree about 175 yds across a field from the house. In the fall those big blackbirds...
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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