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    Today, 09:23 AM
    Fed Auto Match for the pair of 22/45's as said above they eat that stuff up. I did buy 2,000 rounds of CCI Mini Mags for the rifle. And a thousand rounds of .22mag for the Heritage Rough Rider. Pretty good stash on hand. Never had a...
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    Today, 09:19 AM
    Your on the couch, out of the bed, out of the picture, STAY THERE! Don't move. Do Not go, do not load water, do not hook up trailer. Lock it up and leave it sit. Sell camper or keep is your call. To stop enabling, just stop. Only takes...
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    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    The flip side of that coin is being able to load for your .410 in a SHTF situation. I personally prefer the magtech 2.5" brass hulls. But finding data for smokeless powder takes some real google-fu. Not to say it can't be done, just not easy. ...
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    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    IMO there are no bad calibers, some are just more interesting than others. Some may be more difficult to get to work with a particular combination. But thus far I have found no caliber that could not be accurate with a little time and load...
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    Yesterday, 08:49 AM
    I was just getting back into shooting when I ran across "the load" I had pulled the trigger on a Mosin Nagant factory round and did not much enjoy the experience. Was trying IMR 4895 when I ran across the load, and shortly after found my first...
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    08-12-2018, 09:20 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Dexron in Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks
    You know you don't have to make ed's red. You can use straight dextron. Works great for leading, cleaning and lubricating revolvers, just about anything you can imagine. Little Dextron on a q-tip or patch and go to town.
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    08-12-2018, 09:19 PM
    I broke a depriming pin on a 7.62x54r Lee die. Berdan case of course, learned that lesson. Was browsing through the lee precision site looking for a reasonable way around it. Came across the depriming die body and replacement pins at the...
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    08-11-2018, 09:25 AM
    Like artful I have a mix. Longer rifles and shotguns are in hard plastic cases. I do prefer the slightly shorter, lighter weight soft fabric cases with magazine/ammo pouches under a zipper. I have several that were designed with AR-15's in...
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    08-11-2018, 09:15 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Thank you all! in Our Town
    I joined in Mar of 14 and he's ahead of me! If you can't dazzle them with brilliance baffle them with BS is what my grandpa taught me.
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    08-11-2018, 09:12 AM
    Normal wear is T-shirt, cotton in summer, polyester in winter. Ice house flannel lined pants year round. Cheap cammo mocs on my feet, a camo ball cap. In my right pocket is a Ganzo 728 assisted open knife, 3.5 inch stainless steel blade. In...
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    08-10-2018, 08:39 PM
    I cast for years with a cast iron pot on my natural gas kitchen stove. Was not a fast process, but did not need to be. I first went to a used 4 lb Lee dipper pot, bought here. Then a new 4 lb dipper pot with Thermostat. Then I discovered the...
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    08-10-2018, 08:33 PM
    Both. I have some alloy mixed up ahead of time, normally 50% COWW 49% range scrap or soft lead and 1% tin or Pewter. I also have both COWW ingots and Range scrap ingots and muffin tin Pewter "coins" so I can adapt in the pot as needed. ...
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    08-10-2018, 08:29 PM
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    08-10-2018, 08:43 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Prayer request in Our Chapel
    Prayin Charlie, let us know how it goes please.
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    08-09-2018, 09:45 PM
    Small mosquito Forceps work great for this. Yeah I been there too.
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    08-09-2018, 09:36 PM
    In honesty, I would say 3 out of 4 casting sessions I will cast over 100, but most often under 150. The 4th session would probably be 50-60ish. Same for reloading. I do tend to reload in 100 round batch's. I may not get them all completed...
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    08-09-2018, 07:03 AM
    Totally agree Idahoron. Anywhere from 600 to 800 fps is more than enough, if you have accuracy and a good trigger.
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    08-08-2018, 09:18 PM
    I'm with Gnostic. I had to go to .38/.357 bullet cast to .359 to stop keyholing in 2 of my 9mm's. My Hipoint Carbine in 9mm will however eat anything with no issues. I really like the Lee .358 125 gr round front flat nose in my 9's. I mostly cast...
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    08-08-2018, 08:10 AM
    The other alternative for an air rifle is to go bigger bore. Hatsan makes rifles in .25 and .30 along with .177 and .22. The bigger bores do cost more to shoot. For a larger animal like a fox a larger pellet will weigh much more, more foot...
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    08-08-2018, 07:44 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread I wonder ? in Our Chapel
    Not enough. Sadly
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    08-07-2018, 09:10 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Thank you all! in Our Town
    Good to have you around Texas! You'd do to ride the river or rough country with.
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    08-07-2018, 09:05 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Thank you for today in Our Chapel
    Amen Preacher Jim, Amen.
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    08-07-2018, 08:52 AM
    On rifle bullets that I knew I was pushing the speed on, I filled the grooves with Ben's Red, then gave them a light coat of BLL to seal them in. They shot great. Belt and suspenders approach, but hey, it works. And I am currently running BLL...
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    08-07-2018, 08:48 AM
    Like anything, there are certain rules and guidelines that must be followed for success in any such process. Failure to do so, will result in failure. As it should. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. And short cuts are not short....
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    08-07-2018, 08:31 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Thank you for today in Our Chapel
    Yesterday I was in Aldi's buying grocery's. As normal I was carrying my little folding chair with. When the fatigue got bad, unfolded it and sat down. Pain and fatigue starts melting away. Nice older gentlemen looks at me, says "Heart?" No,...
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    08-07-2018, 08:27 AM
    I would pull them, I don't think I'd deprime the brass. I'd probably shoot them up with light plinking loads. If it was me I would pull a few, weigh powder charges. Maybe take a guess at what powder it is. Could always drop the powder charge...
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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