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    Today, 02:50 PM
    Kind of odd when you think about it........Ideal was one of the first producers of readily available reloading gear and still stuck to their older designs long after the rest of the market was switching to more modern stuff. It was almost a "Johnny...
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    08-01-2015, 11:01 PM
    Did Asperly ever make a reloading outfit for their "Aimless"? :)
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    07-30-2015, 11:03 AM
    Followed this entire thread and REALLY found that Lee mold interesting! Just curious if that slightly flat point will make for any feeding someone please post your results! Regarding the difficulty of seating GC's on these...
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    07-30-2015, 10:28 AM
    First of all, I think you're wasting your time with such small incremental charges. 1/2 grain differences, yeah, but tenths of a grain? Pretty small to make that much of a difference. It might be as simple as the heavier charges are still rising...
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    07-26-2015, 08:21 PM
    My kind of man............I did the same thing to my Midway tumbler just about a year ago, except I machined two replacements from bronze stock. I'm cheap that way. My other tumbler, an orange Lyman Turbo 1200, has been droning on steadily since...
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    07-26-2015, 03:32 PM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread Ideas as to the origin in Our Town
    looks like hogs to my untrained eye. They certainly tear a field up like that.
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    07-26-2015, 01:13 AM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread Made beer in Our Town
    drank beer.
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    07-26-2015, 12:48 AM
    not to be contrary: homemade gas checks aside, are slip on gas checks even available anymore? Back to the OP, I can't help but believe the reason slip on gas checks are panned is the recognition by the CB community that introducing an...
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    07-25-2015, 08:29 PM
    busy. very busy. Between coaching my son's baseball team and scouts....
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    07-25-2015, 07:10 PM
    I have a cocking piece sight..........on a Mosin Nagant! It was a Lyman offering from many years ago and came with the sporterized MN. Someone went to a lot of trouble to put a decent walnut sporter stock on this gun along with a good trigger. Of...
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    07-25-2015, 06:57 AM
    3006guns replied to a thread Type I Carcano in Military Rifles
    The Japanese contracted with the Italians to have the type I made......and to this day no one is really sure why. To the best of my knowledge, the type I is a standard Carcano action but fitted with a barrel, sights and stock fitments to Japanese...
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    07-24-2015, 09:11 PM
    "a substitute for the very expensive boughten ones"....... "Boughten". I haven't heard that word used in 40 years. My spell check even underlined it immediately :)!
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    07-24-2015, 06:22 PM
    +1 on Gabby's suggestion. You're a reloader or you wouldn't be here, right? Once fired cases are reasonable, bullets are reasonable, even powder/primers are reasonable and becoming available again. Why not pace it out like a lot of us? Buying...
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    07-24-2015, 07:24 AM
    Are all the vent lines clear? Have you tried adding some tin to your alloy? It causes the mix to be more "fluid". Some 50/50 solder should work and it will normally cure "fill out" problems with long boolits.
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    07-22-2015, 01:26 AM
    That's an excellent idea. The front sight does look something like a telephone pole when you're using it and I think you're would kill two birds with one stone. Thanks!
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    07-21-2015, 10:24 AM
    Thanks guys.......using this Texan die has turned my progressive into a "retro-gressive".
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    07-21-2015, 09:48 AM
    Has anyone used a Lee .38 special sizing die in a Dillon 550b at the first station? My only available die right now is an ancient Texan and, while a good die, it has virtually NO radius at the entrance so almost every case has to be "positioned"...
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    07-21-2015, 09:44 AM
    That has to be the most impressive collection of Hollywood equipment I've seen......and beautifully displayed too. I take it you're either not married, or....? Seriously, I love seeing shooters and reloaders who take pride in their craft. From...
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    07-21-2015, 12:05 AM
    I started out with a Lachmiller lubersizer back in 1970..........and I still have it. God knows how many lead projectiles have been squeezed through that stout thing or how many times I've cleaned it out. Still looks as good as the day I got it,...
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    07-20-2015, 09:33 PM
    As of today Ron has 1,636 forum posts, 2 of which do not feature the words "I'll take it!"
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Shooting since I was 5. Reloading since I was 20.
Alturas, California...where the west still lives!
Shooting, reloading, machine tools, restoring old machinery.


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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