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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:05 AM
    The Corona virus has put an end, for now, to our lawn steel shooting gatherings. The gun club has cancelled all tournaments and matches. However, we had continued to shoot weekly, including last Sunday and again Tuesday. However, while all of...
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    Yesterday, 07:54 AM
    Hahaha. More of Roy's "cheater bullets"... Sorry, running joke. My preference is for the 358-158 Lyman mold. Lawn steel shooting in Contender with 10" barrel, and S&W model 27 with 8.375 inch barrel, I win my share of nickels with that RFN 160...
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    Yesterday, 07:47 AM
    I concur. Depends on how you are using it. I have two of these. One is an M9 that I bought new. Says US Government on the side. The other is a 92FS. For me, I found that the original factory grips work really well. Easy to carry in the waist....
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    Yesterday, 07:21 AM
    No need for such extreme measures. I always ask folks if they want to try the easy on the wrist version first. Or, if they want the real deal. They know what's coming in all instances. My warning about not dropping the gun is always sternly...
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    03-25-2020, 12:24 PM
    I have a 6 3/8" S&W 500 Magnum, and it's my favorite revolver by far!! There are two ways to load for them..... 1) OoooooooHHHHH!!!! 2) ahhhhhhhhhh!! The Oooooo option uses a powder like Lil Gun, which respresents the factory loads you can...
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  • Mr_Sheesh's Avatar
    03-25-2020, 10:04 AM
    "Doggles" aren't a bad idea, eyepro is good!
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    03-24-2020, 02:42 PM
    DukeInFlorida replied to a thread Gun Shows Canceled in Our Town
    Here's a REAL issue............ While ammo sales are off the hook, I am somewhat inundated with people wanting to suddenly learn how to reload ammo. ALL of my reloading classes are cancelled. I don't want to come in any sort of contact with...
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    03-24-2020, 02:37 PM
    My daughter, who lives in Coventry, CT, just sent me a text message. The Governor from FL (where I am) just proclaimed that anyone coming from CT, NY, and NJ have to quarantine, upon arrival, for two weeks. So, she cannot come to visit. Worried...
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    03-20-2020, 06:55 PM
    A 35 caliber gas check will snap right onto the back of any plain base .355 sized (9mm and 380 auto) bullet. IF you wanted to try it
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  • Mr_Sheesh's Avatar
    03-20-2020, 02:12 AM
    Kids definitely should not go shooting before being born, that's my rule :kidding: I was case forming and handloading our .243 super accurate ammo for Rock Chucking before age 10; Not every kid's up to that, but some ARE. And for darn sure I was...
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    03-17-2020, 03:14 PM
    If you want the OPTION of a pistol, don't buy a used or new RIFLE lower (some lowers are put on paperwork as Rifle lowers; You want one specified as a Pistol lower, or an Other lower. I'm no expert but pretty darn sure that, if someone sells you...
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    03-14-2020, 06:49 AM
    Isopropyl Alcohol will also erase Sharpie marker
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    03-13-2020, 04:15 PM
    It's an amazing GREAT bullet. These group buys are exactly for the purpose of creating, and mahing some custom molds made. Molds that are very specific to a need/purpose/design/etc. So, I can report that these bullets are designed perfectly...
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    03-13-2020, 10:57 AM
    Rick, I will take ALL remaining 500 Magnum Gas Checks. Plus, I see a bag of .512 checks in the images, with no description. I'd like those also. Need to know $$$ PM inbound, Thanks
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    03-13-2020, 02:20 AM
    Having seen some folks darn near drag strangers walking past on the street to show their gun collection to, and then wonder why they were burglarized, and having had a family member who rather obviously thought that "tact" meant that someone had...
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    02-28-2020, 07:21 AM
    I'm suspecting that it means they use one of several plastics, depending on which is cheapest to them, and they just use recyclable plastics for it. The dies used to make tubs are NOT cheap, to make 3-4 different sets would be expensive, this way...
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    02-26-2020, 09:07 PM
    This, fortunately, is informational help only. She's family member to a new member on here, and has been alarmed at some recent crime in her area. (Area locked down as they chased down a murderer.) She's asked for self-defense information and so on....
    3 replies | 1084 view(s)
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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