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    Today, 08:22 AM
    toallmy I believe sir you are correct. "Fiocchi 616 primer + 17.5 gr. Red Dot with a CB SO clone and 1 oz. #8's makes a great 16 yd. load. I've loaded thousands of them without a hitch." To me this is the one place the shotgun reloading...
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    Today, 08:10 AM
    toallmy I believe sir you are correct.
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    Today, 08:09 AM
    100$ bill would buy you a lee 6 cavity mold, a lyman dipper, some lead. Add a heat source and you are casting. After the first couple hundred they are all free except for the lead. If your buying swaged bullets you will always have to buy. Might...
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    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Prayers needed.. in Our Chapel
    Done! Hope it works out ok for him.
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    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    I always blamed my Dad's lung cancer on Treflan myself. He would not allow us kids anywhere near it. I use a little round up here and there around the house. I'm smart enough to stay UP wind of the area I'm spraying, and to wash well after. I...
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    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    Advantages Manual sold by BPC. Find the hull and hope like heck they list that wad. If they don't, see what they do list and buy some more wads. Its not worth the risk of damage to a good gun or yourself. Metallic loading tends to have room...
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    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    I'd have to agree with Skeettx. I mix roughly equal weights of Clip On Wheel Weights and pure lead/range scrap. And then about 1% or a skosh more of tin. And I use this for everything. But if I do want to add a bit more tin I have some 6...
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    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Faithful .22s in Rimfire Area
    Mine is and always has been my Ruger 10/22, one of the early 70's models with decent walnut stock. Until my eyes started to change in my 40's I was the king of the .22lr's with its iron sights. Course I knew a trick or two to help level the playing...
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    I know someone who did that with a .410 shell with the shot poured out. Did it in the basement. Left about 6 inches of arrow and fletching sticking out of the concrete block wall. Some of the bigger bore air guns have been playing with the same...
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    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Subject: Who Am I? in Our Town
    Think of yourself as a piece of luggage on a round the world trip. Every stop someone is going to slap labels on you. But those labels only describe the exterior and who you belong to, and where you are going. They do not define what is within....
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    Yesterday, 09:05 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Think about it in Our Chapel
    Amen! He has never led me wrong yet. He has never asked me to hurt anyone, or do anything that will cause pain and suffering. As a a result I trust him, believe what he tells me. He tells me my sins have been forgiven. That my name has been...
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    05-21-2019, 02:01 PM
    35 shooter replied to a thread 25 cal pcp in AirGuns
    Congrats on your new Talon. Hope it turns out to be a great shooter for you. I have’nt tried a pcp yet, but I keep being tempted.
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    05-21-2019, 10:48 AM
    A. New in original box. 85.00 Shipped. MP Molds 32 Sledgehammer- Solid, .311 GC, 8 Cavity Aluminum. I'll take this one. PM sent to you. Ben
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    05-21-2019, 09:13 AM
    Mine was a .410 bolt action shotgun, mossberg. Had interchangeable screw on chokes. I bought it as a freshman in collage. Worked fine on close range cottontails. But it was dismal on everything else. I still have it, it is cleaned, oiled. It...
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    05-21-2019, 08:50 AM
    You can also mix it half and half with pure lead or range scrap for low speed pistol bullets. They won't be as hard, can't be pushed as hard, but it doubles how many you can get. As said above straight up for faster rifle bullets. Fact is the...
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    05-21-2019, 08:43 AM
    Find yourself a punch that will do the correct size for .410 to make wads. Then try a milk jug (Plastic) A milk Jug (waxed paper, thickest) and some of the thin cardboard that package pop cans in 12 and 24 packs. See which one does the trick....
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    05-20-2019, 09:14 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Spreading her ashes in Our Chapel
    I lost both my parents last year. They had a lot at the local cemetary. Put up a marker that looks like a little stone house. 8 spaces for urns, the urn is sealed into place with a stone cut from the marker. And a brass plaque that tells the tale. ...
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    05-20-2019, 09:58 AM
    I agree that hulls should have a notation if they are straight walled and tapered. Ideall both hulls and wads would be cross indexed. If you buy these hulls you want X or Y wads. This would make life a LOT easier for someone just getting started....
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    05-20-2019, 09:43 AM
    My wife loves cats, I love dogs, we have both. Dog is a little rascal, half Chihuahua/half Pomeranian. Cat is a rescue, half Siamese, quite dark with front toes looking like they were dipped in white paint. We had a few mice,, not many on main...
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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