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    11-13-2018, 09:16 AM
    I solved the problem with the 7.62 X 54 by modifying a 303 collet die. I ordered an extra collet, shortened it to fit the case and made a larger mandrel to fit my cast boolits. I still have to FL occasionally but it still helps. .
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    11-12-2018, 08:46 PM
    Beagle, my Father was stationed in Panama during WW2. He carried one of the so called Bushmaster 03 rifles. I have a picture of him setting on a Jeep hood with one on his lap, you really can't tell but he told me that's what it was. The first time I...
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    11-10-2018, 09:02 PM
    beemer replied to a thread Primer pockets in Military Rifles
    I had some Winchester 7.62 X 54 brass that I believe was made by S & B, I cleaned the pockets up and dedicated them to one rifle. I was using them for cast loads with LP primers anyway. I measured the heights of several brands of primers. CCI...
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    11-09-2018, 07:53 PM
    I use the Lee collet die, you might have to partial full length size after a couple of shots. The neck of the chamber can be large so you might have to anneal after a few shots. The Lee collet works the neck less than standard dies. I essentially...
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    11-08-2018, 11:52 AM
    beemer replied to a thread 410 powder in Casting for Shotguns
    Thanks guys, I already have 2400 that I use in several rifles and a 357, I'll give that a try as it will help consolidate the powders. I bought a H & R single on a whim and now have a Stoeger double. I hunt very little anymore but I find the 410...
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    11-07-2018, 09:37 AM
    beemer started a thread 410 powder in Casting for Shotguns
    I have been loading off and on for my 410 for a couple of years. I have H110 that belonged to my Dad that I have been using but it is running low. It does fine I but leaves a lot of fouling, doesn't really bother anything but I an wondering if there...
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    11-05-2018, 09:39 AM
    beemer replied to a thread Be careful boys and girls in Our Town
    I worked in the machine room in a furniture factory for 47 years, I have seen eyes ruined because someone was to hard headed to wear safety glasses. Also looked for fingers in the dust bin, safety first is not a joke.
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    11-05-2018, 09:32 AM
    beemer replied to a thread Dementia in Our Town
    I started a post but deleted it. If you are dealing with someone get some information on dementia and terminal restlessness. At least you will be armed with some knowledge. Please understand that the patient cannot help it or understand what is...
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    11-04-2018, 08:31 PM
    beemer replied to a thread Primer pockets in Military Rifles
    The firing pin strike looks normal on the hang fire but the one that didn't was deeper, it did fire but must have been to weak to set off the powder. Judging from other loads fired pressure was normal. This rifle gives a strong centered hit and the...
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    11-04-2018, 01:20 PM
    beemer started a thread Primer pockets in Military Rifles
    I have a Mosin Nagant 91-30 and an M44 that I have been tinkering with using both boolits and jacketed. I noticed the primer pockets in the Grafs brass seems to be deeper than any other brass I have including another brand of the same caliber. The...
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    11-04-2018, 12:18 PM
    I bought the K-Cups at Ollies for around $25 for 80. Nothing really great just coffee. I started using the refillable cups and bought some coffee at Aldi's, I picked whole beans by mistake. I think 12 oz. for $5 or so. The beans were shiny with oil...
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    10-30-2018, 11:11 PM
    beemer replied to a thread Chrome lined Barrel in Muzzleloading.
    I have seen several with chrome bores that were rusted. They might be slightly more rust resistant and easier to clean but they still need to be cleaned properly.
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    10-29-2018, 08:39 AM
    beemer replied to a thread Lee 45 230 tc in Cast Boolits
    I set mine at 1.175, just kept seating deeper till it fell into the chamber freely and fed properly. Dave
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    10-28-2018, 09:53 AM
    I have #244 and it's not for sale, at least not yet. I was tinkering with casting but this book kicked me in the right direction. Dave
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    10-24-2018, 11:33 PM
    P & P, I agree with you. I have seen people keep a very hot fire all the time and have very little trouble with their flue. Like you said a small hot fire doesn't last long and we need heat overnight. My brother was in Romania several years ago,...
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    10-24-2018, 12:13 PM
    I have a Buck with a catalytic unit, the unit can be by passed until the it is hot enough to ignite. It is a little fussy to operate but works well to keep the flu cleaner. I put regular 8" pipe to the ceiling and 8" double wall insulated stainless...
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    10-23-2018, 06:49 PM
    I have a Marlin 1895 that I set up with a Marbles tang sight, it is accurate but awkward and uncomfortable not to mention delicate. I ended up with a Williams peep that I liked much better. My eyes went also so I put a scope on it. I got new glasses...
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    10-22-2018, 12:56 AM
    beemer started a thread Rendezvous in Muzzleloading.
    I went to the Southeastern Primitive Rendezvous in Yadkinville, NC today, was about 60 miles away. It was really a good day, I met some friendly and interesting people and saw some nice rifles. I have always liked the history and especially the long...
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    10-22-2018, 12:08 AM
    If a blade isn't already sharp it won't do much good but if it is that will make it scary. Next time you sharpen a knife with a standard rock take a loupe and look at the edge. Even if the edge is sharp it will look rough under the loupe. After...
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    10-21-2018, 11:31 PM
    I found a 502 and a Dial-O-Grain 3100 at an estate sale for $40, guess I should have felt guilty. The 3100 is a grain scale made like 304 but the layout is a little different, is does go to 3100 grains. After a careful cleaning I checked with a...
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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