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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    Today, 09:38 AM
    Also yard sales and Salvation Army stores are your friend! My deep cast iron pot for making my house alloy and a long paddle and some cast iron corn cob Ingot molds and my powder coating oven all came from yard sales as well lots of lead brass and...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    Today, 07:36 AM
    Good morning I will buy the Last of the bunch ol #4... PM follows. Will ship to Illinois and not LLama Land. Mike in Peru... "Short"
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 AM
    A hand held torch or a cheap hot plate will help greatly in getting a mold up to “temp” quickly and is great for keeping molds hot while using more than one per session!
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 AM
    Is that about casting projectiles from lead? I hear that’ll blow your gun up, and even if it doesn’t they are terribly in accurate. In all seriousness what a wonderful resource to keep someone from stumbling around in the darkness by offering...
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    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Wow! Sometimes things do slip through quality control but it sure seems like QC let’s a lot slip recently, I just bought a new set of RCBS dies in 223; and they scratched every case so bad in the resizing recapping die as to make them almost...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    Good evening I will buy #2 357 and #6 44 mag dies. PM follows Will ship to ILLInois. Mike in Peru
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    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    Looks like great government issue mostly with a smattering of commercial
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  • DCP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    DCP replied to a thread What Memorial Day is about ! in Our Town
    Final Mission of SP4 Robert B. Curran SP4 Robert B. Curran, SP4 Marshal E. Naffziger, and SSGT James C. Reamer were armor crewmen, and SP4 Robert D. “Sam” Severson and SP4 Rodrick Troup infantrymen, all serving with B Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st...
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    Yesterday, 05:51 PM
    I grew up on those tales as well and in 2011 had my own encounter with “dog man”.in Kalkaska MI Don’t care what anyone else chooses to believe I know what I saw and what happened! Anyhow my father who was a Upper Peninsula lumber jack when I was...
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    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    Good afternoon Looking for a Marlin 1889 stock with butt plate if possible. Flat or curved. Does not need to be perfect but functional. Dents, initials, chips..... going on a project rifle that will be used in some river bottoms and woods or...
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  • DCP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:54 PM
    DCP replied to a thread What Memorial Day is about ! in Our Town
    Thank you
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    Yesterday, 12:16 PM
    For you Bob I Give thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ for what I have today not what I don’t have. A high school friend made the supreme sacrifice Aug 1971 he was my age and so young. He was my friend. Robert Bruce Curran Specialist Four ...
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    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    Open to all offers ;
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    05-24-2018, 10:04 PM
    I have 110 pieces of 30 carbine brass, some deprived most not needs a tumble. Also 101 110 grain fmj bullets in a blue midway box. I would like to trade for an equal amount of 110-125 30 caliber bullets suitable for 300 blackout. I see...
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    05-24-2018, 09:37 PM
    Thanks all
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    05-24-2018, 08:51 PM
    That was fast! Good deal!
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    05-24-2018, 05:50 PM
    Sounds like a wonderful event; maybe anniversary trip next year; the new baby will becoming this year not to long after the shoot so maybe next year we can make It!!! Have fun you guys eat well shoot good and be safe!
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    05-24-2018, 03:15 PM
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    05-24-2018, 09:17 AM
    Good morning For cheap buffer give Cream of Wheat a try.... Not sure if you can leave it sit a year and not have a solid mass but for a while does not seem to cause bad issues. Leaves a nice toasted wheat scent floating about. Mike in Peru
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    05-24-2018, 09:12 AM
    Good morning The scull looks fine. Feller I know from Maine told me you know if it is done if it never smells like rotten meat. He was right ! I have no regrets being a hunter since other hunters decided I was good enough to tag along. I think...
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    05-24-2018, 07:32 AM
    Pm sent with possible trade
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    05-23-2018, 09:13 PM
    Accordingly to ballistics by the inch 14.5 would be the ideal barrel length for 9mm as it is I’ve found this 16 inch to be extremely reliable no matter bullet or boolit weight or case material, and plenty accurate at a 100 and have rung the gong at...
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 08:57 PM
    Never heard of no primer hole;two years ago I had a factory new box of 30-30 Winchester super X where every case was bent at the neck and the brass was so brittle you could scratch pieces off with your finger nail.
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 08:45 PM
    Nice score;to bad about the zinc. I get most my gear and swag through hater as well. It’s a deficit neutral system and a handy skill to be sharpe on.
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 08:23 PM
    All my sizer dies (lee push through or similar) have been honed out to 311 or larger now I’m working on a “tight” chamber 300 and would like to see if my pet load would work with boolits sized to 309 instead of 311. I may have something you need...
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 05:06 PM
    So I took apart my drip o matic lee pot today and gave it the same treatment as I did the other one; dry good cleaning, and I took a drill bit to the pour hole and made it about 3 thousandths larger and took the stopper spindle to the polishing...
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 03:42 PM
    Congratulations on a fine auto! I also was always underwhelmed by 9mm also and haven’t owned one in years like you I’ve been intrigued by the newest self defense rounds. I just built a 9mm AR and it’s quickly becoming my favorite and it takes The...
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    05-23-2018, 07:51 AM
    nagantguy replied to a thread ROGERDAT is a nice guy! in Our Town
    Yes he’s a good guy; we met through the forum and then found out we are only about 10 miles apart. Roger and his wife are both very nice and easy going and he is very generous with knowledge and alloy. To remind us of the small world Rogers wife...
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    05-22-2018, 09:15 PM
    nagantguy started a thread Met another member in Our Town
    I had a great opportunity to meet a member of this board from TX! He was in MI to Conduct business and we had a chance to complete our swap face to face have a good meal and talk for like 2 and a half hours! He was a real good guy, funny polite and...
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    05-22-2018, 04:05 PM
    25-27.5 grains of Varget under any flavor from 45-65. Tried lots of combinations for years 223/5.56 is the only rifle I loaded for never found anything as consistent and accurate as Varget. Not always the fastest but fastest don’t always mean best....
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"Come unto Me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
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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