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    Yesterday, 01:48 PM
    Ive been spending a lot of time recently loading for pistol caliber rifles and putting together a lot of loads using BE86 and unique in 357 mag, 41 mag, 44 mag and 45 colt. As getting older my attention span I guess wanders and while loading some...
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    Yesterday, 10:08 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread Making Pickles in Cookin' Recipe's
    my great great grandmothers recipe is gallon glass jar, never use plastic or pickles will spoil first a couple stalks of dill fill with clean washed cucumbers put 3 or 4 cloves of garlic in the middle heaping tablespoon of pickling spice ...
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    Yesterday, 09:54 AM
    55 gallon drum with band clamp to hold lid on might just work
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    Yesterday, 09:45 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread tru line jr in Vintage Reloading Gear
    all the slides were freed up in short order with just a few drops of Kroil, lightly polished with some 0000 steel wool and cleaned all of it up with a clean rag with some 90% alcohol . it once again in perfect order.
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    08-03-2020, 09:59 AM
    ive also wiped several hard drives by turning them into targets
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    08-03-2020, 09:10 AM
    the cost of that this is actually probably cheap if it works. modern scrap yards with giant shredder separators cost many millions and each of the separating units that can sort and stack the different types of materials cost tens of thousands to...
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    08-02-2020, 02:38 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Pewter projectiles in Cast Boolits
    during the last big shortage the only .224. 55 gr bullets to be found locally were "green" no lead bullets which were copper jacketed tin core bullets. excellent varmint bullets they basically explode on impact at 5.56 to 22-250 velocities. as...
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    08-02-2020, 09:31 AM
    never saw one of these before
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    08-02-2020, 09:17 AM
    I've always had good response from accurate when asking them about loads that are not in their load data, 180 degrees from responses from Alliant. the folks at western powders/accurate seem to do quite a bit of testing with cast bullets.
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    08-01-2020, 11:47 PM
    sad for sure, but reality is I much prefer the bergara to the current production 700 at the same price and definitely prefer a Henry over recently produced Remlin
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    08-01-2020, 03:00 PM
    I came across a note I had written in one of my reloading books on the 9mm parabellum page 115 gr. 6.5gr herco 1.09" col after reading what Mr Gibson came up with on the overpressure book loads with old green dot data I'm wondering how safe...
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    08-01-2020, 07:34 AM
    there are no salmon that I know of here at the edge of the smokies but lots of trout in the rivers
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    07-31-2020, 09:18 PM
    what amazes me is the prices these old marlins bring on gun broker when it is such a very difficult caliber to make ammo for. it wasn't that long ago that you could get a 375 win for next to nothing because ammo or brass was so hard to find. I guess...
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    07-31-2020, 09:08 PM
    32 long colt brass, it sure aint cheap
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    07-31-2020, 08:54 PM
    thanks for the fix. and all the encouragement, never thought of the smoker attracting anything but flys till now
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    07-31-2020, 04:28 PM
    not 100% sure but believe they were originally offered with both firing pins and you could swap em out. might check Brophy book for exact info.
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    07-31-2020, 04:06 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Buying a cat... in Our Town
    I'm glad your cat is in best of care, the folks at UTK are super, I know when I had to go to the med center there everything was about the best there is.
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    07-31-2020, 03:23 PM
    my neighbor came by yesterday and said he saw 4 black bears crossing the road between my property and his the day before. I'm thinking I ought to have the 35 Whelen or 444 marlin at the ready in case they want to try and eat my dog. I never shot a...
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    07-31-2020, 12:23 PM
    anyone else battle with guns sweating when taken outside in humid summer heat?
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    07-31-2020, 09:17 AM
    my connection will be going back there in a month or so and then has to be in quarantine for at least two weeks maybe in that time he can contact his local business connections there for me. market price is just under $8 lb about 1/2 what it was...
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    07-30-2020, 09:20 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Nice chunk of lead. in Cast Boolits
    at the scrap yard we had 36" and 48" long cutting torches with propane and oxygen fuel with the right tip it would cut through just about anything, one day guys from fire dept came out to test out some new fire lances, like the ones they show bank...
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    07-30-2020, 08:57 PM
    I use a 12"x18 wire mesh tray and big plastic tub as media separator, no dust. put the tray in bottom of tub pour in contents of tumbler and lift with a couple shakes media stays in bottom of tub.
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    07-30-2020, 07:09 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Marlin 336c in Cast Boolits
    346c? is that a new model? what caliber?
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    07-30-2020, 03:59 PM
    I have connection in Malaysia and have been thinking for years now about trying to put together a bulk tin purchase and looking into what would be involved as far as shipping and how much would have to be purchased to get price break to make it...
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    07-30-2020, 03:20 PM
    RCBS cast load manual has loads for 30-06 w 4320 with 115 gr bullet and h414 with 150gr bullet
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    07-30-2020, 03:10 PM
    I've always gone by if its soft bendable pewter and or has hallmarks on it I'll add a little to clip on wheel weights when I'm smelting, maybe a couple or few ounces per 10 pounds or so. tin and pewter are worth a whole lot more than lead unless you...
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    07-30-2020, 02:06 PM
    this place also has lots of hard to find brass
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    07-30-2020, 02:02 PM
    this place has bunch of hard to find brass
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    07-30-2020, 01:51 PM
    first thought off top of my head is might want to cut one lengthwise and see how much thickness left in the shell compared to a run of the mill boxer primed 308 case. when I 308 with jacketed bullets they sure are no powder puff loads even at a...
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    07-30-2020, 01:08 PM
    I think I'll bee keeping the green dot in the 12ga after reading this. Now I'm wondering if old data for bullseye, red dot, unique and herco is any good
    31 replies | 1271 view(s)
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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