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    10-03-2020, 12:05 PM
    I have a friend who likes to shoot as fast as possible. he's been casting and reloading for about half dozen years. said he's pan lubing with Alox. and he was telling me he thought that cast 9mm boolits were melting in his Ruger SR9 barrel after...
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    10-02-2020, 07:37 PM
    I kind of knew I should have sold off some of this mp300 and bought more 2400
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    10-02-2020, 07:34 PM
    powder Vally had red green blue and target at about $15 lb by the 4 lb or 8lb jug, seems imp has consolidated powders and are pushing these new ones they just might cut more older powders to push the Enduron powders will be interesting to see id...
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    10-02-2020, 07:27 PM
    I believe IMR also discontinued sr4756
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    10-02-2020, 07:20 PM
    interesting, I thought the days of the 4 die pistol sets from Lyman were in the past, I see the powder through die is the other one a taper crimp or "M" die I have one set that 9mm came with m die and taper crimp and another in 41 mag that came...
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    10-02-2020, 05:56 PM
    WOW so now there are 5 major powder company owners that supply US reloader, is this correct, Hodgdon, Alliant, Norma and Vihtavuori and shooters world/lovex
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    10-02-2020, 05:52 PM
    its too bad your so far away I would be more than happy to help and maybe do some coaching. have you checked, arms list dot com, local to you for primers?
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    10-02-2020, 01:02 PM
    I remember when I was about 11 or 12 me and cousin found great papaws old rifle, what I know now was an old scheutzen Ballard in 32-40, and a can with tarnished old cartridges that had been stored away for probably at least 50 years. we were a bit...
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    10-02-2020, 11:59 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread 30-30 and speed in Leverguns
    is that 2900fps printed on ammo box? my experience probably somewhat limited compared to others but only thing in a lever gun I ever got up to 2900 fps was a 130 grain bullet in 308 marlin express
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    10-02-2020, 11:31 AM
    good ideas here I like the mini muffin or the heart shaped pan ideas. I learned the hard way the importance of keeping things sorted for easy identification. back when I was at the scrap yard just about every day finding all kinds of alloys was no...
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    10-02-2020, 10:34 AM
    dillon has always been a stand up company, they are into more than just reloading machines, don't they make mini guns and custom mounts for govt contracts too? reading all this thread makes me want to sell a gun or 2 and get a new shiny 750
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    10-02-2020, 09:58 AM
    in trying out some bullets from a new mold mp's 432640 gc, I got a good load with 20 grains 4227, but as 4227 is it leaves a lot of powder in the barrel. yesterday I thought maybe I'll try some 300mp since I have a bunch of it. I referred to Brian...
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    10-01-2020, 07:35 PM
    twist rate vs bullet weight and speed, how would I figure out best bullet weight to get max speed with the 1:16 twist 35 Whelen . ive got 3 molds that are applicable 200 grain, 220 and 250 which would be best in attempting max velocity with...
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    10-01-2020, 02:07 PM
    there are people who take some of the old full page ads that are unique to the era and frame them. but ive been there done that in moving from a place you have spent many years theres just so much you can keep.
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    10-01-2020, 01:50 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Hydraulic wood splitter in Our Town
    on the wood stove thing. I was convinced on a new high efficiency englander stove, well fact be told it is so air tight wood will not burn in it unless wood is absolutely dry, not just seasoned but cut stacked stored inside for a year dry. If money...
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    10-01-2020, 01:10 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Propane problem in Our Town
    I had a situation with 40lb tank yesterday. it has sitting full outside for at least 2 years. I hooked it up to water heater line opened the valve and went inside to get hot water back on. heard a hissing sound, went out back and found gas leaking...
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    10-01-2020, 11:14 AM
    it just came in the mail, looking forward to seeing what new loads they have added. Big change in format its now a full page size booklet.
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    10-01-2020, 10:25 AM
    the bottom line is most important for any business to stay afloat. I guess we will have to wait and see. im wondering if the 39a will ever be produced again, for my own greedy reasons I hope not but then again many youngsters will be missing out if...
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    10-01-2020, 10:08 AM
    it would have been nice if they had let us know it was being phased out as they did with 4759 give folks opportunity to stock up. Its amazing how many new powders have been introduced in past 15 years or so kind of like molds there are more options...
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    10-01-2020, 09:54 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread Coleman stove? in Casting Equipment
    old cast iron grates from a bar b que grill come in hand to put on top of Coleman 2 burner stove grate and also ive found good for dropping ingots onto to cool.
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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