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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    10-18-2018, 08:26 AM
    I have wondered if there was a source in Morganton, where do you find your powder. There are two sources between Conover and Taylorsville and two in Wilkes Co. Wal-Mart in Taylorsville has a very limited supply, maybe 5-6 kinds but have a fair...
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    10-14-2018, 08:17 PM
    I posted this a while back but this looks like it might fit here. The load is 6 grains of Unique, standard CCI small pistol and a LEE 158 SWC GC with Lee tumble lube in a 357 case. I fired a cylinder from three Security Sixes across the Chrony. I...
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    10-14-2018, 06:55 PM
    beemer replied to a thread A bit too hard lol in Cast Boolits
    I am not sure what to call it but I have a bucket of permanent type letters, it's hard. A bullet poured in a 140 gr. mold weights 125 grs. I poured a few for my 303 Brit but they broke off at the case mouth when they started up the feed ramp. The...
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    10-14-2018, 02:06 PM
    beemer started a thread Touch hole liner in Muzzleloading.
    I was reading the thread about Touch Hole Woes and have a question. The breach plug was notched where the flash hole entered the breach. I have built several cap locks and always set my own plugs and got a good fit. The only flint I have built I set...
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    10-12-2018, 07:12 PM
    I can tell you for certain that a 303 Brit will scatter parts of a Chrony all over the yard.
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    10-10-2018, 12:06 PM
    I think some can tell time also. I kept my step daughter's cat when she and my wife were gone for a week. After the first day he would wake me five min. before the clock went off and set on the bed and meow right before the time I usually went to...
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    10-07-2018, 11:01 PM
    I have had the Bonanza for years and love it, my main press. Does it have the priming parts, that would be the hardest to find if missing. Standard shell holders will fit but the priming hole is different as the priming post are not the same...
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    10-05-2018, 11:18 PM
    beemer replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    Copperheads come into this world with a bad attitude. We have them around here, I don't walk in the yard after dark without a light. Some people don't want snakes killed, guess they don't have to look at the doorstep before stepping out in the...
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    10-01-2018, 11:07 AM
    beemer replied to a thread Big Bore Regret..? in Leverguns
    I have been on a search for a lighter load for my 1895SS for a while now. I have the Lyman that was designed for the Marlin, 410 grs. or so and the Lee 340. Never found a load that shot well with the 340 but the Lyman does well. I have been working...
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    09-28-2018, 10:09 PM
    I made an expander for the same set for a buddy. Nothing special, just a good bolt with the right threads. Leave oversize and polish. I cut the head off and cut a slot for a screwdriver. He ended up with a .383 bullet also, if I remember...
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    09-27-2018, 09:32 PM
    I have had three and wish I had kept them, all were reliable and close to poa. One was stolen and it was the one that my Father gave me, it was the most accurate snub I have ever owned. I always liked the lockup, latched at both ends.
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    09-25-2018, 07:22 PM
    beemer replied to a thread lee collet dies in Reloading Equipment
    The collet die works the neck of the case less than a conventional die. The necks are not sized to small and then opened up to the proper diameter, just sized to the mandrel. I did have one that did not size the neck enough, I just polished the...
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    09-25-2018, 07:00 PM
    Like Blanket, I immediately thought of the heat-powered fans. They are not cheap, but I'd expect their low number of moving parts would tend towards long life. If I heated with wood I would pony up for one since it can operate without power in a...
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    09-25-2018, 02:52 PM
    beemer replied to a thread 8 x 57 in Military Rifles
    Thanks guys, I'm going to give it a shot. Dave
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    09-23-2018, 05:25 PM
    beemer started a thread 8 x 57 in Military Rifles
    Not sure where to ask this but I have J word question, if this is the wrong place please move it. I have a scoped Yugo 48 Mauser and a supply of Remington 185 gr, core-lock bullets, there is no load data for this one that I can find. I can...
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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