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    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    sounds like it might be time to find a new doctor. I've been through many doctors in my life and I refuse to return to one that will not listen to me or do what might be best for me. I know there are a whole bunch of organizations that are getting...
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    Yesterday, 05:11 PM
    19 grains 4227
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    Yesterday, 01:53 PM
    seems the web site changes every day. they are incorporating the data for accurate and ramshot into it.
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    03-06-2021, 11:05 AM
    I'm no hunting expert but I would think a 400 grain bullet moving at 1440 fps might just go though a bull elk long ways.
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    03-05-2021, 08:48 PM
    for anyone interested there are two very large lots, one auction is for 18-55 gallon drums of 9mm, 40 s&W, 38 spl, 223, brass being auctioned off in Miami on could be quite the score during this current shortage of everything
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    03-04-2021, 11:32 AM
    I think that $1/lb is worth it, especially if you don't have any other local sources for bullet casting alloys.. indoor range stuff is usually nice and clean and if you got a scrap yard that is honest there should not be any problem getting #2 scrap...
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    03-04-2021, 11:19 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread Amazing resource. in Our Town
    all the women in my life are much more interested in these new fangled pink camouflage guns than stainless or blued metal or black plastic--its a good thing--family that plays together stays together. maybe you could surprise your wife with a pink...
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    03-03-2021, 10:16 PM
    maybe you could frame it and hang it in prominent place in the reloading room as a reminder to be more careful in the future
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    03-03-2021, 09:35 PM
    any of the slow pistol powders will probably work well for good powerful loads in both pistol and rifle, as said previously aa9is good choice, h110/w296, 4227, 2400, 300mp what bullet are you using , does it have gas check? if you just beginning...
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    03-03-2021, 11:24 AM
    I think what you can get in a $200 scope from leupold or vortex are pretty darn good. I think you will have a very difficult time finding fault with a 2-7x vortex diamondback. I know recently leupold has been going though model changes but the vxII...
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    03-03-2021, 11:19 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread Carb cleaner in Our Town
    go to your local omc marine dealership and get a can of engine tuner. omc engine tuner. fil the float bowl and place carb body back on top and let it soak 24 hours. it will eat all that lacquered stuff and not damage any plastic, rubber or metal...
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    03-02-2021, 11:00 PM
    I sure do miss the old wideners. ole mr widener was a good man. never even thought about price gouging, always had interesting finds from around the globe. the new folks that bought him out and moved the operation to Knoxville completely changed...
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    03-02-2021, 10:35 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Ammunition Shortage in Our Town
    as far as things going back to normal. I'm afraid that ship has sailed. came to this conclusion after a trip to Hodgdon reload data center where they now sell powder directly to us. 8lb jug of h4350 is currently $273.99 last jug I got at lgs less...
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    03-02-2021, 11:47 AM
    ive had good accuracy with Lyman 311299 in both 30-06 and 308 but velocity was about 2000 fps. all I know about elk is what ive read and watched in videos. I think if I was going elk hunting I would want to be pretty darn sure the animal could be...
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    03-02-2021, 10:34 AM
    not for nothing but I came across this sale that might got what you want theres a local auction going on and they will ship the goods if you win 300 pc 6.8 brass mike walker auctions Lebanon, tn 2-22 through 3-07-2021, online bidding only
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    03-02-2021, 12:06 AM
    the RCBS design 35-200 In my opinion is the gold standard for 35 rem, it also shoots well in 35 whelen I use 4198 in both. I no longer had any use for 35 cal jacketed bullets after getting one of NOE 4 cavity molds for this. I lube size to .360 and...
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    03-01-2021, 10:07 AM
    might look into be-86, unique, 4227, no9, 2400, no7, silhouette, are just a few. it depends if you after full power loads or something less
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    03-01-2021, 10:03 AM
    and its only gone up $40 since this shortage started. funny thing about 8lb jugs of 2400, they actually load, for me anyway, right about 2400 rounds of ammo.
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    03-01-2021, 09:55 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread Mec 650? in Reloading Equipment
    with the 650 you need a super sizer to resize. the large primer tray was an option years ago, they should of at least come with a primer feeder that holds 100 primers. I sold my 650 and super sizer back in the last shortage for something crazy like...
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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