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    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    I'm stoked, have only been west three times in my life, once to Texas and twice to the big liberal state. Never seen Montana before. cousin is a master carpenter and creating a void space somewhere in a wood building would be like Childs play for...
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    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    does anyone leave guns at your hunting lodge or cabin? my cousin, who is closer to me than my own brother, just called and says he might just be getting a "hunting chalet" and acreage somewhere in very rural Montana. He wants to know if I might...
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    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    does Lyman 375 set have m die in it? ill take em if it does, pm sent
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    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    that sounds good. local to me on arms list sm primers $150/1000
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    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Gas check crimping in Gas Checks
    good question here, hopefully some of the experts will chime in on it, great photos, pictures worth 1000 words. ive yet to have such a problem with Lyman lube sizer unless bullet base was off
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    Yesterday, 02:29 PM
    is there anything missing? its hard to tell from pictures
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    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    this might be stupid question but will powder coated allow faster velocity with softer alloy. all ive ever shot out rifle were clip on wheel weight cast or clip ons mixed with some Lino and fastest ive ever got cast bullet going with good accuracy...
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    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    ive never seen or heard of a winchester 94 or 1894 in 25-20 most of them were 1892 models maybe there are some special order model 53's but those were most all in 32-20, model 65's were mostly all 218 bee but there are some mongrels out there ive...
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    Yesterday, 10:51 AM
    I don't know they are are in big demand but the prices are up there, for example you would be very lucky to get a marlin 1894cl in 25-20 for less than $800 but the same gun in 218 bee is common $1200 gun, the price of most Remington model 25's in...
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    Yesterday, 10:28 AM
    have never tried anything except corn cob and walnut but buying a 50lb sack of corn cob media is less than half the cost of rice.
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    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    lots of great info here on handgun shotshell loading, but some things just can't be controlled with a gun. I tried to control red wasps myself in my old civil war era house, they can be dangerous, there were so many and after getting attacked one...
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    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    that's easy, Chuck Connors 1892 used in the rifleman
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    Yesterday, 09:13 AM
    might try treating it with saddle soap and damp cloth
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    Yesterday, 09:05 AM
    that sounds like it might be a pretty good deal if barrel is still good. old winchesters bring good money in just about any condition. I was looking though auction offerings for just that type rifle couple days ago and ones with poor barrels were...
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    09-25-2020, 10:52 PM
    use a piece of cardboard when cutting firewood works for me. or just get a handful of fine stuff from under table or arm saw. I like the cedar best along with a dab of beeswax.
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    09-25-2020, 08:48 PM
    its just part of the fun of reloading. I use a wire mesh basket with about 1/4 holes in the mesh its about 12"x18 x 3 1/2" tall and shake out the media vigorously over a plastic tote. works pretty well to separate nested shells but there are always...
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    09-25-2020, 01:55 PM
    might want to go to a pawn shop that has bins of loose tools and get a couple wrenches that will fit rather than marring your new dies with vice grips and pliers
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    09-25-2020, 12:54 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread New 22 autos in Rimfire Area
    if your not completely decided on a semi auto. I know my child was gobsmacked with the savage BSEV when we went looking though gun stores. very unique design, super accurate and holds resale value very well.
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    09-25-2020, 12:48 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread rifle equivalent in Factory Rifles
    savage model 24 was chambered in 30-30, very easy operating gun.
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    09-25-2020, 12:10 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread Beer can gas checks in Gas Checks
    I was sizing gas checked bullets yesterday and checks were falling off. I wipe the base of bullet in a bit of lube and then size and they all stuck real well.
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    09-25-2020, 12:03 AM
    was just looking through the Lyman web site new 4 cavity mold $141.95. I sure do hope the new molds they are selling don't drop undersize bullets. I guess I been asleep at the wheel for years I think last time I looked they were something like...
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    09-24-2020, 11:37 PM
    I gotta believe someone on here would be happy to pick them up . what part of the country are you in?
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    09-24-2020, 11:00 PM
    I'm with jimb on this. probably best to stick with small pistol primers. 231 is a ball powder so small pistol magnum primers is not out of the question but is probably not needed in 38 special he's not in the arctic or anything like that. and...
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    09-24-2020, 10:14 PM
    interesting. today I loaded a few 265 grain gas checked boolits, cast in mp 432640 mold, in 44 mag with 4227 and shot them through an older marlin 1894. I lube sized to .431 and had no leading or problems. I'm starting out with 18.5 grains 4227 and...
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    09-24-2020, 09:01 PM
    I had the same problem yesterday with a RCBS 41-210. I cast a bunch of 432640's and then decided to make some for the 41 they all came out wrinkled and I had hit my physical limit with spinal pain and had to quit before the mold got hot enough to...
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    09-24-2020, 08:47 PM
    im not a fan of socialism, but that's the way I see the country, home sales are going crazy right now and at the same there are a whole bunch of people who had good jobs 8 months ago are now in food lines. we are a country of haves and have nots...
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    09-24-2020, 08:20 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread castpics site in Our Town
    I like printed books but that site has unique cast load data. I'd spring for a printed book of it if it were available or print it out if I could figure how to get a printer to work with this new fangled computer.
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    09-24-2020, 07:32 PM
    aa7 is a pistol cartridge powder, good for 9mm Luger, 40 s&w, 45 auto, 357 mag, 41 mag, 44 mag and more re7 is a rifle cartridge powder excellent for many straight wall rifle calibers such as 375 Winchester,444 marlin, 45-70, also good in many...
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    09-24-2020, 07:18 PM
    someone did a thread back a few years I think that is truly outstanding with all types of wheel weights photographed clearly and identified. im not sure how to find it but its here somewhere. plastic covered ones will pinch with a pair of dikes,...
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    09-24-2020, 02:57 PM
    I don't think its spiritual, what did Jesus teach? I'm no expert but from what I've been able to learn is he taught tolerance, righteousness, lifting up the downtrodden, healing, having faith in his father the lord of all. I think this great divide...
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    09-24-2020, 01:54 PM
    your loading 38 spl with 158 gr cast bullets. correct? get 2000 pc brass 2000 bullets, 2000 primers a pound of bullseye, load em all up, and is there any rule you can't own a gun and ammo?
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    09-24-2020, 01:35 PM
    long ago when I started reloading it seemed that most reloading data pamphlets and books grouped all bullets of the same weight for each caliber using the same data. if that makes any sense. start low and work up. I like to stay clear of powders...
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    09-24-2020, 01:24 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread castpics site in Our Town
    thanks for the heads up
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    09-24-2020, 12:53 PM
    not so easy to find, its not common to find 3 1/2" anything at a trap skeet range, might give a call to ballistic products. I pretty much think of them a full resource authority on everything shotshell related.
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    09-24-2020, 12:47 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread castpics site in Our Town
    is castpics reloader reference broken again? I keep getting "fatal error" message
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    09-24-2020, 12:13 PM
    I only shoot 454640 lube sized to .454 in my Rossi 45 colt, good accuracy no leading whatsoever.
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    09-24-2020, 12:01 PM
    you might not want to start cutting on you good starline brass. if you need to clean residue in primer pocket get one of those brushes made for cleaning primer pockets. ive reloaded 44 mag brass a few times without cleaning anything with no ill...
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    09-24-2020, 10:40 AM
    OTC sure isn't what it used to be. a couple years ago I was after some new compression gauge set and vacuum gauge while working on chainsaws and figured I'd go with OTC when I got the package it was the same exact same tools that harbor freight...
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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