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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
    Looked good to me, I have one in my cart at Amazon. Sleeping on it, waiting for others comments. But I think I will pull the trigger
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    04-02-2020, 09:27 PM
    I'm a ladle pourer since back in the late 70's. I did finally move up to a Lee magnum melter and I love mine. Lyman side spout ladle. Started with mostly 2 cavity Lee molds, slowly converting the stable over to 6 cavity. A hotplate is a...
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    04-02-2020, 09:18 PM
    Oatmeal is one thing. Gold, shades of blue to purple only happened for me with very pure lead. Ussually pure lead that got a bit warmer than needed. I think you panicked too quick. Leave the oatmeal in the scrap bucket but see how much of that...
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    04-02-2020, 12:18 PM
    Not the 307EDKR? :kidding: What’s the story behind that one?
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    04-02-2020, 08:08 AM
    My "Main" press is a lee hand press. It lives loosely just to the right of my chair on the top of one of those plastic drawer sets. Drawers are full of reloading stuff from cleaning kits, to powder dippers to scales and digital measureing devices. ...
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    04-02-2020, 07:21 AM
    Bump - I have also have one (S/N 030) and love it!
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    04-01-2020, 05:14 PM
    Well Cindy is exploding with joy beside me. 3 days ago the PA from Neurosurgery called and left a voice mail. They were concerned about her, concerned about her feeling like she had been left behind. This morning the doctor had a new plan if...
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    03-31-2020, 09:46 PM
    Still got ice on the water up north here. Come may I'll be looking.
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  • Ben's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 08:12 PM
    Ben replied to a thread Imr 4007 ssc in Canister & Surplus Powder
    If you want some " modest loads " 1,100 - 1,400 fps a can of Universal ( it is a cousin to Alliant Unique ) would work well for you. If you want to speed things up a bit 1,400 - 1,850 fps, H - 4198 is your friend with cast bullets in the...
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    03-31-2020, 07:17 PM
    Ben replied to a thread Imr 4007 ssc in Canister & Surplus Powder
    Might be a real big help if you were willing to tell us what caliber you intend to use the powder in ? ? ?
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    03-31-2020, 05:37 AM
    Throwing knives and throwing axes are not approve for sale here. All items sold here must be cast boolit shooting or hunting items.
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 08:50 PM
    I have a H&R 732 (blued, 2.5") had a 733 that I passed on to my shooting buddy. I'd have to agree with outpost75. In mine I love 2 grains of Red Dot. Bullet wise I love the Lee .314 90 gr truncated cone. It shoots exactly where I point it...
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    03-30-2020, 12:22 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Apology in Our Town
    Is the glass half full or half empty. A lot of great members have left because they have tired of viewing the clown circus the troublesome members present on an almost daily basis. Correct, follow the rules or take your lumps either way...
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    03-29-2020, 08:52 PM
    I like the Lee .452 130 gr truncated cone (6 cavity, also works in my .45 colt) Like the OP I like Red Dot. 4.5 to 5 grains will put them on target. Less than 4.5 gave me sooty cases. I don't shoot mine much, It is a mid 90s Springfield Armory....
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    03-29-2020, 08:55 AM
    Another good morning here, it appears we are where he wants us to be. :)
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  • No_1's Avatar
    03-29-2020, 07:35 AM
    Sorry to hear of your wife’s news. Please take care and let us know if there is anything we can do. Robert
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    03-28-2020, 09:32 PM
    Update. This morning cindy woke up pain free, able to walk, move, get out of bed, etc. Spent most of the morning cleaning, reorganizing the bedroom for improved access, fewer things to trip over or get hung up on with a walker. Seeing her...
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    03-28-2020, 09:26 PM
    It is hard in the day to day walk of life to abandon our will and follow our Lords. We can be stubborn, stop listening, dig in our heels. But yes we are going down that path one way or another. Easiest by far to accept that he knows best. Give...
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    03-28-2020, 09:16 PM
    I have 2 9mm's that require .358 or larger to not keyhole. Both love .38 special 125 gr which drop at .358 or .359. I don't size those. Find out what fits in yours. Once you have a dummy round that works crimp it, use it to set your dies.
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    03-27-2020, 09:20 PM
    Well she's home. Essentially they gave her a steroid shot in her L1-L2. Apparently her bones are very soft and fragile, which is why they did not do the cement thing they originally planned. We will be working on that and other things. I...
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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