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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Today, 07:50 PM
    Tom W. started a thread Prayers asked... in Our Chapel
    I have a friend that I worked and hung out with when I lived in N.Y. His Parents moved to Florida, and a few years ago so did he. His dad is 93 and mom is 90. Today they were on their way to N.Y. for their summer,to spend time with other family...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Today, 11:07 AM
    It sure is prettier.... I have some, mostly for my 30-06 A.I., and find some for the 9 mm, but in my confused opinion it doesn't last quite as long as plain brass. I know it doesn't in pistol and revolver ammunition. At least that's been my...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    It's something I wouldn't mind having... I'm trying to teach my wife about cast iron. She has some Japanese cast that works well, especially when she bakes cornbread, and they are light weight. She can't seem to understand that the cast needs to...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    I thought the NASA study was about a bumble bee.... As for patched RB in a muzzleloader, if you look at the base of a Maxi-ball after it is fired and the backside of a rb, you'll see little burn marks in the MB, and may find weave marks in a rb...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:58 PM
    As I stated before, and have most of the rest, I'd never had it happen before, but it did that day. Let me also state that after my chemotherapy my fingers are pretty numb, tingly feeling like my hand is asleep. I believe that is a leading factor as...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Dead rabbit in Our Town
    One New Years Day I was hunting with a friend, and the weather was cold and drizzly. I stumbled upon a rabbit in a den. It didn't even jump, just stretched out, got really stiff and died. The guy I was hunting with said it was a "haint", and as he...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 AM
    That's the right way to do it. Also notice the notch on the front of the cock. If you guns don't have that, get out a file or Dremel and do it. It directs fragments away from the eyes, and helps split the fired cap for easier removal.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:15 AM
    I had it happen once when I had my S&W model 19-4. Prior to that I never thought it was possible with a revolver. Surprise!.......
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 10:50 AM
    Yep, they do that. People around here open the hoods of the vehicle when camped in the back country. The pack rats prefer enclosed spaces
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-14-2018, 01:53 PM
    Went out and cleaned some rifles and a pistol. It's humid!
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-14-2018, 11:06 AM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Fun old singleshots? in Rimfire Area
    Years ago I bought my boys a Daisy .22 rimfire s/s. The buttstock is adjustable for LOP and it was scary accurate. I believe all of the boys possessed it at one time or another, handing it down as they got something different. The thing looks like a...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-14-2018, 10:55 AM
    The punch thing didn't do so well, so I pushed the pins in as deeply as they would go and filled the holes with J-B Weld. So far it's working.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-14-2018, 10:48 AM
    What he said^^^^^ It's a common thing, at least for me, for the LLA to build up in the seating die nose. The LLA needs to be really thin, almost looking like it's not on the boolit. My Ranch Dog mold suggests dipping the boolit, leaving the nose...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-12-2018, 03:30 PM
    I remember seeing those ads back in the early and mid 60's. Dad had already bought me a Sears .22 bolt rifle that held 25 shorts, 20 longs, or 18 LR, so Momma said I couldn't have the Western Haig. I saved my pennies for some imported .22 ammo that...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-11-2018, 06:46 PM
    Loaded up 50 rounds of 9 mm, and 12 rounds of 30/30 with 5 gr. of BE and a mag primer. Then I cast some 150 gr 30 cal. Even with the A/C on in the shed it was a tad warm....
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-11-2018, 03:39 PM
    An old thread for sure. I have ( or Had ) two, a 30/30 and a .270 I Will suggest that you keep a close eye on the length of your brass, as ( at least in my .270 ) the brass had plenty of room to stretch. I also couldn't load a decent handload...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-11-2018, 09:27 AM
    I remember reading in a gun magazine when the round first came out that the "inventor" of the load just put .223/ 5.56 rounds in the barrel a fired the cartridge. Poof! Instant fire formed cartridge... And he never said that the bullet rattling down...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-10-2018, 07:34 PM
    We're gonna die anyway. Don't let it worry you.....
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-10-2018, 01:06 PM
    Resized and cleaned the brass that I fired at the range yesterday.Then I loaded enough 30-06 A.I. loads to finish out the 50 round box. I don't know why, as I don't hunt anymore, just punch paper and long range steel.....
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-10-2018, 01:01 PM
    You can, but you gotta be careful of the OAL of the loaded cartridge. I shoot the Lee 310, but I cast them myself. An acquaintance wanted to put one or two in his Smith, but as I had crimped them on the bottom groove, it made them too long. ...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-10-2018, 11:30 AM
    I didn't find much, if any difference in the roughened balls. Both the smoothbores I have at the time shoot like rifles, so what would I do with a bit more group tightener? If I am on target, they are going to hit.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 08:55 PM
    I don't think it was made for trade, as the gun has much nicer engraving than the Chief's grade guns.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-08-2018, 07:44 PM
    I puttered. Sorted 30-06 A.I. and 30/30 brass by headstamp, flared some 30/30 that's ready to load, and loaded up a few 30-06 A.I. with some 180 gr. GameKings. Going to the range tomorrow....
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-07-2018, 08:24 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Primers???? in Our Town
    When I was loading for my 7mm RemMag the best I found were the Federal GM Match primers. The did help with accuracy just a bit. Everything else now gets Winchester, because that's what is easily available here.
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  • Blackhawk Convertable's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 04:58 PM
    I have some Lead Free Solder chips - 96.5 % tin, 3% silver, and 0.5% copper that has a melting point of 428F. I would have to weigh what I have. But I believe that I have over 10#. I would sell for $15/lb. If I melt them into small ingots, I think...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 10:36 AM
    Steel wool will not cause a problem, as long as you let the previous layer of finish dry completely before rub out.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-05-2018, 03:04 PM
    I just received another 8 oz can in the mail today. I got my first can from a friend who also sold saws and did maintenance on my saw grinders, as well as providing Ni Babbitt and an occasional 60 lb ingot of lead that ended up in the back of my...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-04-2018, 09:06 PM
    I've dipped them, T/L them, and T/L them with JPW. All did well.....
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-04-2018, 09:04 PM
    Get X-Lox from White Label Lubes here on the forum. A whole lot cheaper, and I believe is the same stuff.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    06-04-2018, 09:00 PM
    I saw one explode one day while I was sitting in my truck, It was across the 4 lane and parking lot, almost in front of the "New" southside fire department in Eufaula. To say it was a loud blast would be an understatement.
    36 replies | 1543 view(s)
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July 23, 1955 (62)
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Born in Wash.State was a logger for 30 years been livin' in Alaska over 20 years now
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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