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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    Today, 08:34 AM
    Good morning and Congratulations !! There is nothing cheap about finding lead, a mold, casting the perfect slug, sizing, load development and finally dropping the hammer. That is a serious hunter who gets back to the roots of the pioneer...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    Today, 08:26 AM
    Yep..... a barking tree rat can really get under the skin fast.
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  • Old School Big Bore's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    I got my first Bulldog, a 3", in '75 and added the 4" Target Bulldog soon afterward. I worked with everything available at the time, from the Lee 116 gr WC (!) to their 255 gr SWC, including the 208 WC, 210 SWCHP and 210 SWC, and including a 429421....
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  • RedlegEd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:21 PM
    Hi GWS, Not sure what went wrong with your print. When I printed mine, I did it horizontal as well, and it worked fine. I usually have the opposite problem in that my internal threads tend to be too tight and I need to scale them up slightly to get...
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  • Old School Big Bore's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    I had to get into my stash of WCC military 9X19 to load a large order. I HAVE a stash of that one type of brass because I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS separate headstamps no matter the caliber. This prevents what you're running into by feeling forced into...
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  • Old School Big Bore's Avatar
    11-22-2020, 06:21 PM
    I don't believe I have any once-fired, but I have scads of Federal that, after their first firing, were used for .38 SPL level match wadcutter loads. Problem is I also have scads of .38 SPL. I would trade 1:1 for .32-20, .44 Russian/SPL, .45...
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  • Old School Big Bore's Avatar
    11-22-2020, 06:16 PM
    Wow, I can't even find ONE... Ed <><
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  • Old School Big Bore's Avatar
    11-22-2020, 06:04 PM
    You didn't say whether you were loading them for a Carbine or for a Blackhawk or AutoMag III. I separate mine into rifle and pistol loads (I treat the Blackhawk like a skinny-chambered .38/357) and use rifle primers for the carbine loads and pistol...
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    11-22-2020, 01:02 PM
    Cannot speak to those two particular molds but my 44 winny Trapper isn’t finicky in feeding a Lee 240 semi wadd cutter mold , a Lee 310 WFL mold and a ranch dog 265 grain semi wadd cuter mold as well as various round nose commercial cast and flat...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    11-21-2020, 03:34 PM
    If KC says it is a good one I take his word for it. If you buy it and it is not what he says I will buy it from you. So all you tire kickers you get 24 hours from now or I snatch it up
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  • RedlegEd's Avatar
    11-21-2020, 10:15 AM
    Good morning GWS! Yep, did my 2 miles early and started working on different things and got some parts printing. Regarding the "smoothness" of your drawings (and maybe your prints,) in OpenScad, there is a "$fn=" function that controls the number...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 09:53 PM
    Good evening 100 new .257 Roberts Brass $50 shipped. I will buy these PM follows
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 09:50 PM
    Been hunting about and no drawings yet But just left the Uberti web and they claim their rifle is an exact copy of the Winchester . The low # Chappi rifles were a maybe OK. The later rifles (past 1000) were much better We have two ( 50-95 and...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 07:49 PM
    Good evening and Congratulations to your wife ! Obviously she does well with that 7-08. 7mm's been downing corn crunchers for a lot of years.
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  • RedlegEd's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 05:23 PM
    Hi Tyler, No sir. Unfortunately, they don't scale correctly. At this point, I think it best that you keep on working with your large body version and not worry about integrating with the original body design. If folks want to continue to use the...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 03:57 PM
    Good afternoon No I do not but will look about We have several 76s and they are alot of fun ! Our 45-60 we all "rattle and clunk".
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 12:23 PM
    Good morning and Congratulations Brother ! The blessings of God are a joy to the heart ! I trust every mouthful refreshes your lives together up there. Thank you for the photos and the write up. Mike in LLama Land
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 12:16 PM
    Good morning and Congratulations ! Well done on a nice buck ! Sometimes they just do not know they are breathing their last few breaths.
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    11-20-2020, 08:42 AM
    Good morning and Congratulations ! Thank you for getting the photo up ! Fine looking buck ! Fine looking Trapdoor ! Handsome hunter in a marvelous wide brim ! Did you write up your work on this Springfield ? Mike in LLama Land
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 08:26 AM
    Good morning I will buy #6 400 LC brass PM follows Mike in LLama Land
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  • Old School Big Bore's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 12:26 AM
    I stamp the ingots with letter/number stamps because with my luck all the buckets would shatter simultaneously. Plus I like to arrange several pots' worth on the bench if I'm trying a new mix, and stamping keeps me unconfused...PB for soft, L2 for...
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  • Old School Big Bore's Avatar
    11-19-2020, 11:57 PM
    Like Bill, a 1905 4th change M&P 32-20. Mine is a 4" which was really hard to find amongst all the 5" and 6" ones. The bore seems to have escaped the "32-20 bulge" curse and really loves almost any boolit I put through it. I hunted it up because I...
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  • Old School Big Bore's Avatar
    11-19-2020, 11:37 PM
    I don't relish the mess of mixing epoxy or JB Weld. When I get tired of tapping them back on, I just drip some gorilla super glue down the wood, smear some on the metal, tap it on and leave it a bit to cure. Haven't had one loosen back up. Ed <><
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  • Old School Big Bore's Avatar
    11-19-2020, 11:31 PM
    Yesterday: wasted three hours setting up to load .308 for a friend's Browning pump - thought I had a batch of .308 150 gr SPs. Flailed around trying to get the measure to throw 44.0/Varget, finally got it, loaded the first two and did a chamber...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    11-19-2020, 02:19 PM
    Could you inform us what brand they are... Thank you.
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    11-19-2020, 09:40 AM
    Please keep us appraised of the quality and durability of these scopes; always interesting to see something new in the market and hopefully these are good optics.
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  • DCP's Avatar
    11-18-2020, 11:50 PM
    I Need advice so as not to leave my wife in the dark. I have arms from the Civil war to WW2 sniper rifles to knives and arms from the current era. I have ammo to sell or give with most sales. I donít have any junk. Please do not ask what I...
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  • RedlegEd's Avatar
    11-18-2020, 09:43 PM
    Hi, I'll certainly have a look. TBH, my math skills are also a little weak, so I'll simply adjust it in (just like in Artillery.) :) Ed
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  • RedlegEd's Avatar
    11-18-2020, 09:17 PM
    My friend, I very much appreciate it! Thank you.
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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