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    10-15-2019, 03:35 PM
    I've order several over the years, including the most recent one and few during the last 3 years or so; never had a problem with quality or service. Tyler's are the answer when you don't want to take off the original grips but need something...
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    10-15-2019, 06:52 AM
    Just wanted to toss this out there. I recently ordered a Tyler T-grip adaptor from Tyler manufacturing. They're a bit old school and still use printed order forms and U.S. mail. I mailed in my order form and check. My new, well packaged T-grip...
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    10-15-2019, 06:20 AM
    It doesn't sound like that "instructor"? is telling you the real use for those rubber bullets. If he was teaching malfunction drills, a simple dummy round would work and be safer. I think he has another use in mind for those rubber bullet...
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    10-13-2019, 11:15 AM
    Petrol & Powder replied to a thread Piston or gear? in Our Town
    Opps, misread the question. You were talking about hydraulics and I was thinking injectors.
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    10-13-2019, 10:12 AM
    I would recommend using the same bullet weight in your practice load and carry ammo but the practice load doesn't need to be +P unless you just want to duplicate the recoil of the two rounds. Bullet weight has more effect on Point of Impact than...
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    10-12-2019, 02:58 PM
    Petrol & Powder replied to a thread Cabelas' BS in Our Town
    RogerDat has the correct approach. It generally isn't the clerk's policy, it's the clerk complying with his/hers' employer's policy. I'm way over 21 and just make up a date when someone asks. I get annoyed when I'm buying something like...
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    10-12-2019, 02:38 PM
    Oh California has more than its share of fools but by no means a monopoly on idiocy. Fools are distributed far and wide.
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    10-12-2019, 10:27 AM
    JM, I'm with you on keeping lead away from my cooking gear. My stoves used for cooking never get near lead and my stoves used or melting lead never get near food. As for the Coleman fuel verses unleaded gasoline, I've never had a problem with...
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    10-12-2019, 10:12 AM
    I don't see the gray are you're referring to. The law is clear. If you are that concerned you can eliminate the problem by not carrying a backup handgun while hunting with a muzzle loader.
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    10-12-2019, 09:51 AM
    I took this straight from the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission web site for 2019-2020 Hunting regulations: To be used for deer hunting, muzzleloading rifles must have a barrel 18 inches or longer and be .40 caliber or larger. Magnifying sights...
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    10-12-2019, 09:38 AM
    As I read the OP's post ref the law, if the handgun is a backup to a primary muzzle loader, it doesn't matter at all what caliber the handgun is. "The state is Arkansas and the law states "Muzzleloading handguns must have a barrel at least 9...
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    10-11-2019, 10:52 PM
    You can't blame the police for this one, the school put the officer in a position where he could do nothing and suffer the consequences OR do something and suffer the consequences. From the news story: " ...the girl was having a discussion with...
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    10-11-2019, 08:46 AM
    lotech - I agree completely. It seems to be easy to get all wrapped around the axle when it comes to the crimping operation. It's not that complicated. With the exception of some ball powders and magnum loadings that require a heavy crimp to...
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    10-11-2019, 08:22 AM
    The OP is very adamant about not using a vented device. The Modine units hung from the ceiling and fueled by natural gas or propane are historically excellent units in large spaces (garages, workshops, etc.) but they require a vent. So, with...
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    10-11-2019, 07:49 AM
    I can look at a picture of poison ivy and break out in a rash. Avoiding that stuff is the best medicine but if you get into it, wash as quickly as possible (get the oil off of your skin). Once you have the rash, you're really behind the curve but...
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    10-10-2019, 07:40 PM
    Yep, keep turning it down until it rolls the case mouth into the crimp groove of the bullet. There's a short taper crimp lead on the Redding die and then a roll crimp profile after that. You don't need to crush the case mouth into the bullet, you...
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    10-10-2019, 05:14 PM
    Hi-Speed, a crimp die is one of the easiest dies to set up. Start with a bullet seated in the casing to the desired depth. With the crimp die turned out so that it doesn't crimp at all, raise the ram to the top of the stroke. With the ram all...
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    10-10-2019, 12:36 PM
    I assume that's a #382 mold but the stamp on the sprue plate makes it look like "332". That's a nice SAECO mold.
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    10-10-2019, 07:50 AM
    I have a couple of Dillon 550 toolheads set up to load 38 Special. The one set up for SWC bullets has Redding dies in it and is the one that gets used the most. Like many, I have a collection of dies that includes several different manufacturers....
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    10-10-2019, 07:11 AM
    Petrol & Powder replied to a thread Kerosene in Our Town
    Carbon Monoxide is dangerous; so is molten lead, smokeless powder, black powder, guns, knives, electricity, vehicles, alcohol and a bunch of other things. People heated and illuminated structures with fire long before they even knew what CO was....
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    10-09-2019, 06:25 PM
    Just a Shout Out to White Label. I decided to put a few more sticks of 50/50 on the shelf to add to my normal stock of White Label lubes. (great bullet lube by the way). Placed my order, got an e-mail confirmation and my order showed up...
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    10-09-2019, 05:46 PM
    Rent a U-Haul (small truck or trailer) or a van. Get a couple of cots, a LED lantern, sleeping bags and disable the lock on the door so you can't be locked in. You now have a roof, walls, floor and a bed.
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    10-09-2019, 05:23 PM
    Petrol & Powder replied to a thread Kerosene in Our Town
    /\ That is the absolute truth ! /\ A properly operated kerosene device is a fine tool. An improperly operated kerosene; stove, heater, lantern, lamp, etc. is no fun. I buy kerosene at the pump and it is crystal clear. It burns fine and stores...
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    10-09-2019, 04:38 PM
    Has not been my experience
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    10-09-2019, 07:00 AM
    Hot water is key. I will admit to using a little Windex and I think the ammonia in it helps but I could live without it. Ballistol is handy stuff. Hot water, as hot as you can stand to work with, will clean the BP residue and evaporate quickly....
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    10-09-2019, 06:36 AM
    I can't help you with an actual mold but the one you are looking for is the SAECO #64382. I have one and it is an outstanding mold (sorry, it's not for sale). It will produce a bullet closer to 160 grains but that's about as close as you're going...
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    10-09-2019, 06:30 AM
    I'm a huge fan of Dillon products but their powder funnels are set up for jacketed bullets. The Dillon funnel doesn't expand the casings enough and it puts a flare on the case mouth. You can adjust the die so that the flare is minimal and just...
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    10-09-2019, 06:02 AM
    Bear, I think you misunderstood what he needs to heat. The OP is looking for a heat source for the reloading/casting area, not his wife's business. And an outdoor woodstove, radiators, plumbing, etc., would probably NOT break even in 5 years.
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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