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    Yesterday, 03:10 PM
    Daughters father in law is being kept sedated but is moving arms legs hands and feet, the swelling on the brain is expected to get worse over the next couple days before it gets better. Few broken ribs one punchered the spleen and another a lung....
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    Yesterday, 01:16 PM
    The balls feel good in the hand and even better feeling is a tear drop style ball ( hersays kiss with a rounded bottom). I made some handles like this over the years and they really feel nice
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    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    Last night around 11:30 my Daughter and Son in Law got a call no one wants. His Father was in a car accident. There were 3 people in the car on their way to work the night shift. A 20 yr old Girl was driving, the Father in Laws daughters boyfriend...
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    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lube in Black Powder Cartridge
    I use either spg or emmerts improved for my bpcr rifles. These can really test a lube and the lube capacity of a bullet, since barrel lengths run out to 34". Emmerts Lube ...
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    03-20-2018, 10:20 PM
    I find sizing up is easier than down. For 25 cal-30 cal a tapered expander would work or possibly 2 steps 30 cal then 33-35 cal and size back down. This allows for a false shoulder to be set to fire form with. The necks should thin and shorten...
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    03-20-2018, 10:12 PM
    Taper attachments can be a chore to set up, have play that takes away useable travel, which is short on a lot of them. and have other small issues. For the work we did it was preferable to offset the tail stock and work between centers. When...
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    03-20-2018, 09:40 PM
    Well MVA got back with me today, I didn't get any inserts with the rifle, but wasn't worried since I have both styles here Sharps and Stevens for my other rifles. When I put the sharps style in it was .020-.030 to tall. I would have had to file ,020...
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    03-20-2018, 04:12 PM
    Changed my Dillon 550 over to 45acp from 380 while the pot and moulds were getting up to temp last night. Today I cleaned about 1200 pieces of brass and inspected the boolits I cast last night. Waiting for a banker to get off his backside so I'll...
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    03-20-2018, 03:52 PM
    Al has always treated me quite well and I have several of his moulds and other products. I've had one of his moulds on the shelf for a couple of years and finally got to cast with it for the first time a few days ago. I've had a few of Al's moulds...
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    03-20-2018, 03:25 PM
    Big fan of Hornady brass and bullets. I'll leave it at that.
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    03-20-2018, 03:22 PM
    When I add more to my pot I flux and stir well just to make sure any differences there might be are blended into one mix completely. I also do this to blend any alloys back in that may have separated during melting. IStir scraping the sides and...
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    03-20-2018, 02:15 PM
    My 1000 yd gun has had the safety removed from it also, not required and the only time a round is chambered is just before the rifle is fired. ( The rounds sit on the follower longer than in the chamber usually). But this is a unique situation...
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    03-20-2018, 01:50 PM
    I'm using a lyman lead pot filled with sand. I made a 3 tier rack to just fit in the pot a base to sit it straight , this plate is domed to make room for the nut on the bottom. then a flat round plate with 4 3/4" holes close to center. this one sets...
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    03-19-2018, 10:52 PM
    Maybe a little lanolin and oil added to it
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    03-19-2018, 09:21 PM
    I have looked at their sight and considered them. The one case annealer ( Girod?) now has parts to convert to this induction heater instead of torches. Plusses would be no open flames to worry about, the only "hot" part is the cases. And its...
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    03-19-2018, 09:11 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Transporting Rifles in Our Town
    For knock around every day cases I like the plano air glide models. They habve several advantages for my BPCR rifles and especially the scoped ones. The rifle sits in pads upright and 2 Velcro straps hold it in one over the buttstock and one the...
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    03-19-2018, 07:00 PM
    The old single shots all had exposed hammers that condition can be seen, Other than the brochardt which was striker fired and did have a safety. The half cock notch was the safety on the early single shots. And now if any form of competition is...
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    03-19-2018, 03:57 PM
    About ten years ago I had a rifle that I couldn't get to shoot commercially available projectiles satisfactorily and I was getting tired of buying bullet$ that didn't work. One day a big brown truck brought me a really BIG brown box with a Lee...
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    03-19-2018, 02:58 PM
    Along with the concentricity gage a ball mike or thickness gage for checking wall thickness is a big help. Knowing the brass is concentric thickness wise around the case can answer a lot of questions. I believe the rcbs version can check this at...
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    03-19-2018, 01:43 PM
    I have used them on occasion with High power match rifles. The only problem I ever had was the rubber eye cup disk failing from being pinched while adjusting it. But the actual appeture still worked and a replacement eye cup disk fixed it. They are...
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    03-19-2018, 01:38 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread will i ever grow up?? in Our Town
    Worked at a shop awhile back where someone (???) adapted a similar gun to use shop compressed air. Seem to recall some folks use scuba tanks as well.
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    03-19-2018, 01:31 PM
    The rear tang sight can be done but its tricky on the ruger due to the tang mounted safety. A Bridge style mount needs to be fabricated to sit the sight over the safety and the safety extended to one side so it can still function and be used. Like ...
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    03-19-2018, 01:27 PM
    I can't take opioids because I took them too long to manage chronic back pain and risk a very unpleasant withdrawal if I take even one or two. That didn't stop a dentist (several years ago) from prescribing 30 (!!!!) tablets after a difficult...
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    03-19-2018, 01:22 PM
    I have looked at my rolling blocks and my convert one to a sidelever. would take a modified pin for the block and the side plate. the block would need to be pined or locked to the pin in some form. the action pin also would need to be lengthened for...
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    03-19-2018, 01:00 PM
    Jedman, The Sandusky county Sportsman club in Gibsonburg area. Its twice a year. I pick up state route 6 south of grand Rapids and that to SR300 to SR600 that runs by the club. Its a nice show and the aisles are wide enough for my wheel chair to get...
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    03-19-2018, 12:53 PM
    With tools it depends on what it is and how often it gets used. On tools that are used often I buy the best I can afford. On tools that may cause injury if they fail again the better. I've been tired of busting knuckles with cheap wrenches along...
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    03-19-2018, 12:36 AM
    Cast a few hundred each of NOE 453-200's, Accurate 40-180C's and Lee 452-255's. Cast the NOE boolits because I needed practice ammo for my carry gun, the Accurate 38WCF boolits in memory of John Kort and I have no idea why I cast the Lee 45 Colt...
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    03-19-2018, 12:23 AM
    Been wondering where that wench wandered off to! Had a date with her awhile back and I hope she understands she's not welcome here again. She was on my mind tonight but I was casting with some low-risk ingots and proper gear so she wouldn't have had...
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    03-19-2018, 12:11 AM
    I've had this 4-cavity mould sitting on the shelf for a year or three, finally ran out of 45acp ammo so it was time to see how NOE's copy of the H&G 68 works. In a word; great! I did the heat-cycle break-in process when the mould arrived but today...
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I was a NRA High Power rifle competitor for 20+ years with the service rifle also Long Range. I am widowed and Have Multiple Schlrocis. Im just getting into Black Powder Cartridges and cast rifle bullets now. Also have shot alot of handguns Ipsic and Bowling pins with cast bullets.
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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