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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 PM
    sound advice LAGS, thanks.
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Today, 09:08 AM
    Right back at ya brothers! May we all be truly thankful for what we have. Glory be to God in the Highest! I think we are letting Perkins do the cooking this year. We went last year and got a great meal at a decent price and brought home an...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Today, 09:03 AM
    My wife has had that for the last week. Missed 4 days of work this pay period. Thankfully she finally turned the corner and got her appetite back, had good supper tue night and made it through a full day at work yesterday. Your brother and you...
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  • Alex_4x4's Avatar
    Today, 05:23 AM
    Alex_4x4 replied to a thread Where did everyone go? in Swaging
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    Some might say the 12 will carry a little farther. I've shot lots of stuff with both, from Canadian Honkers down to Hungarian Partridge. The 20 will do the job, and it will do it with a little less lead, and powder. Not a big deal for a box...
    7 replies | 173 view(s)
  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    I really like how themilitary bolt action's crossbolts look, like the mosin nagant, and theres even one in my sks
    11 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 PM
    how much, on average, would a gunsmith charge to do 2 crossbolts? or maybe just one through the bedding block if that's the best place?
    11 replies | 145 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 AM
    I'm not a vet, but if I am out in public and see one wearing a hat I have often taken the time to walk over and thank them for their service. I was 4f when my classmates were getting drafted for Nam. I did not serve, but not because I did not...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 AM
    Fast powder to go slow, slow powder to go fast. On the fast side I like light loads of Red Dot, but most of the shotgun/pistol powders in the faster burn range can be made to work. If you want more speed then look at the slower burning rifle...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:03 AM
    Great story, loved reading it, thanks for telling it.
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 11:16 PM
    ok, because in the future if I convert it to a 416 ruger, it will probably need them, or at least one. I intend to do a lot of shooting in the 9.3 barrel before I do that. ik just wondered if it would be a good idea since I intend on shooting 286gr...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 10:30 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread recoil in Single Shot Guns
    You can make almost any rifle bearable. I have a .444marlin handi rifle that is a pussycat. But I am not shooting factory loads either. Essentially shooting moderate .44 mag loads in .444 brass. .357mag with light bullets and 4.6 grains of Red...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 10:21 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Faith in Our Chapel
    Food for thought. Thank you.
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 10:00 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread H&R handi 44 mag. in Factory Rifles
    I don't have a .44mag handi rifle. But I do have a .444marlin handi rifle that shoots .44mag loads in .444 brass. I like the lighter weight 220 grain Truncated Cone. It is in a Lee 6 cavity mold, does very well. Shoots well. I also have the Lee...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 07:05 PM
    I have noticed that, unlike the cz550's in 375h&h and up, which have to crossbolts through the action, the 9.3X62 does not. I was thinking that it would be possible to install them, to protect the stock from cracking, and otherwise making for a more...
    11 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 05:04 PM
    Oklahoma Rebel replied to a thread 7.62x39mm in Swaging
    what did you use for jackets? those look like good hunting bullets, I am using my SKS for deer this year, also what kind of press do you use? I have thought of doing some simple swaging with my lee classic cast.
    8 replies | 608 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 08:43 AM
    Waiting to see what they come up with for rifles caliber wise. But color me interested. I have a definite "thing" for unique single shots. At 800 to 1k$ which is more fun, 4 of those in 4 different calibers? Or a baby Rolling Block? Tough...
    23 replies | 877 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 10:30 PM
    Yes it will hold an edge. I have at least 7 or 8 around the house. I do like to put the knife in a vice (padded) and take a small file to the back edge. They tend to have a rounded profile. For ferro rod work and scraping fatwood I like a...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 10:08 PM
    Look em over carefully in bright light. Modern pewter will say it is pewter and is 95% tin. And the other stuff won't hurt ya none. As mentioned above, soft, bendable when thin/flat. Low melt point, silverish color, if more blue and no hallmark...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 09:58 PM
    I shoot my .357 handi in .360dw brass also. They tend to have a long throat. I played with a dummy load until it would just snap shut without leaving rifling marks on the bullet. Then used that dummy to set my dies. 3 in one hole at 50 yards,...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 08:52 PM
    awesome! thanks
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 05:23 PM
    BT, do you have a pic of your modified linkage? I also have a lee classic cast. also, can you still use it to reload normally, or does your likange limit travel? thanks
    10 replies | 564 view(s)
  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 05:19 PM
    I was looking through thr S&S forum and I can find the add with the guy that makes custom smelting pots, and angle iron ingot molds. not sure if I want to buy yet, but I did want to review the prices. so if you see this send me a pm, or if you know...
    3 replies | 93 view(s)
  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 04:12 PM
    yup! in Oklahoma that would be shenanagins! pistol cartridges must be 1.25" long. because heaven forbid you use a 44 spl!
    23 replies | 744 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 11:10 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Dungeness Crabs in Cookin' Recipe's
    We live thousands of miles from ocean here in North Dakota. But I am a seafood junky. I think I get it from my mom who was born in New Orleans. Costco has Dungeness crabs, precooked, frozen. Just need to be popped into boiling water long enough...
    2 replies | 104 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 11:02 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread been on a roll!! in Our Town
    Awesome!
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 10:43 PM
    Does OKC have a lot of scrapyards willing to sell lead? only one here and they don't have a lot usually
    10 replies | 372 view(s)
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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
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