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    Today, 10:41 PM
    Did the turkey breast last night. Now this was one half, bone included, skin, ribs, and the bones in front that support the wings. I wanted to finish with the turkey done, and a rice bowl on top. So I put the turkey in for 6 minutes, with...
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    Today, 10:13 PM
    I'm interested in your 20 and 16 ga conversion kits. Already have an older 12 ga easy loader which I love dearly. So really not interested in the loader. If you are not interested, that is fine. If you are PM me we'll see if we can agree...
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    Today, 09:11 AM
    I have 3 carbines, 9mm, .40sw, .45acp. Really love the .45. All have Red Dots on them, folding foregrip. Foregrip works great at the range. Holds the gun up off the table at a comfortable height, easy to pivot, aim up, down. They work. ...
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    Today, 09:06 AM
    Vote with your feet and your pocketbook. Recob's, BPI, similar company's would love to have your business. Plan ahead, stock up a little bit. Buy 2 or more 8 lb jugs and 10,000 rounds of primers that spreads that hazmat out to where you hardly...
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    Today, 08:59 AM
    Bluedot likes HEAVY bullets. I prefer Red Dot in my 9mm, well in most things to be honest. I have shot 9mm loaded from 3 grains of Red Dot to 4.5 grains (In carbine) with no issues. Bullet does need to be big enough. Make a dummy round...
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    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    jmort replied to a thread Cancer in Our Chapel
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    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    Thumbnail makes a good guesstimate. Soft lead will be gouged by a thumbnail. Clip on Wheel Weight will gouge "some" but not as deep or as wide as soft. Harder alloys may not gouge at all, may make just a shiny streak. A little practice,...
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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    Red Dot is often not an ideal powder for semi auto rifles. Just does not produce enough gas for long enough. Tends to be a quick hard pulse then is diminishing rapidly by the time the bullet reaches the gas port. In my Yugo SKS 7.62x39 I do shoot...
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    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    A Classic Turret is a great press for your son or for you. For $100 a fantastic value I have a few presses including two BL550s and two Classic Turrets One 550 is set up for 9mm and the other for .357 mag May need to add a third for .45 ACP A...
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    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    Sat evening, wife brought home a "flat iron steak" about 2/3rds of a pound. Rubbed with Adolph's meat tenderizer and Worcester sauce and let it sit for half an hour while I talked to the neighbor. Sliced into roughly 8 3/4x3/4 strips. Cut up...
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    Yesterday, 09:08 AM
    Just ordered 2 of these, they have not arrived yet however. Call this the low end at 17$. ...
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    Yesterday, 08:54 AM
    You sir are a lucky man. Ditto on the big hugs for dad.
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    02-18-2018, 09:57 PM
    I would say it would depend on the variables. With the right variables they could be no problem at all. With the wrong ones you might see some leading. Alloy? Hardness? Air cooled or water drop? Load? Powder? Pushing them hard or light...
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    02-18-2018, 05:26 PM
    Was at the local Mill's Fleet Farm buying cat litter and a couple of new Columbia fleece shirts. They had several powders in stock so I stocked up a little bit. Pound of Blue Dot to play with in heavy shotgun loads and some CCI small pistol...
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    02-18-2018, 04:07 PM
    No for my part
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    02-18-2018, 01:24 PM
    This is my favorite Loads OAL at SAAMI spec Accurate, best mold you can buy in my opinion, with a great design I saw in the catalog
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    02-18-2018, 11:01 AM
    Good luck! On the lower cost side I've had good luck with the medium quality Shakespeare reels. My favorites do tend to be Shimano mid sized with rear drag. Get a big fish on taking line and you can cause serious damage to fingers with...
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    02-18-2018, 01:18 AM
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    02-17-2018, 11:10 PM
    My problem with the .45/.410 is that it is neither fish, nor fowl nor good red meat. Accuracy with the .45's is going to be marginal from all the reading I have done. Long long jump to the rifling. And with the .410 with shot you have rifling...
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    02-17-2018, 10:47 PM
    Love the looks of that X patch system. I have been shooting some #1 buckshot in my Rem Rolling Block chambered in .32sw long no powder just primer. That x patch would give me better results I'm thinking. Been shooting them at a cardboard box...
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    02-17-2018, 10:43 PM
    If you are doing it right, 2 or more thin barely visible coats it will dry fully, harden to a hard shell finish that won't move with heat. It just bakes harder. If it is pure alox running in gobs, it might. But I don't think it would cause any...
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    02-17-2018, 09:52 PM
    There are many paths to the same goal so you'll need to figure out what works best for you. Since you're going to load pistol rounds on a progressive, I highly suggest using a RCBS lock out die. If you prefer to use a M die or NOE expander that has...
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    02-17-2018, 08:10 PM
    I got one from them a few years ago Pretty good copy of the original Recommended
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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