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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Today, 02:18 AM
    Make sure they are well packed, doubled plastic bags in at least one box. Stories abound where shipments of them have busted open. Whatever didn't fall out of the box gets taped up & sent on. They aren't going to spend any time rounding up...
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    Today, 02:06 AM
    I wash in soap & water first to get the dirt off. I'll lay them out a day or two to dry, or put them in a 225 degree oven for awhile to dry. Then size/deprime, polish, and load for handgun ammo. Rifle brass gets washed again after sizing to...
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    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
    I do it outside, late at night when everyone has their heater or AC going, there is a breeze, and there's not any open windows. Trying to get the tape off them first is an exercise in frustration.
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    Yesterday, 03:47 PM
    Sounds like a good idea. I'm not sure what the threshold is to make it worth while for someone in the mold making business to set up and make a run of them. As far as an adjustable cavity- if it was practical, I'd think we'd have seen them on...
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    Yesterday, 02:42 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Component Shortages in Our Town
    Supply will be back, but it'll take awhile. The hoarding will continue making it take longer than normal. Last time around when .22s dried up, and slowly came back onto the shelves- hoarding continued. How many stories have we heard of when a...
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    Yesterday, 01:55 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread whats the deal in Our Town
    They can only make 'so many' a month in normal times, they may be shut down, and demand is up. Like it always does- supply will catch up whenever the crisis of the month is over.
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    Yesterday, 01:40 PM
    The screen & 2x4 frame is the way to go. You might want two of them. Sift with 1/4" the first time, then again with something finer to catch all the .22s. I ya want to get fancy, look at what the dinosaur chasers and archeology folks use that...
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    09-26-2020, 11:41 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Truck Gun Racks? in Our Town
    I have one in mine. It makes a great hat rack, and keeps me from losing my ear muffs I use at the range. I only use it for rifles when the inside of the truck gets crowded. Even in a hard case on the floor- I'd never leave a rifle in the truck...
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    09-26-2020, 11:13 PM
    I taper crimp, and have yet to trim any 9mm or .45ACP. I haven't had a problem so far.
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    09-26-2020, 11:10 PM
    I've run into several like that I scrounge at the range. I set up my trimmer, run everything through after FL sizing, and see several that come up short. Since I taper crimp, I quit thinking about them.
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    09-26-2020, 11:06 PM
    That stem doesn't belong with that die.
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    09-26-2020, 10:59 PM
    Because of the chances of rust, theft, fire,,,,,,, No way. There's too much to lose for the least little bit of benefit.
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    09-26-2020, 10:16 PM
    I've done a couple of pistols, and it helped put a mirror finish inside the barrels. But I was always a little leery of using the coarse grits in mine. 5 shots with a soft cast boolit, real fine grit, and going slow enough to see it fly out the...
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    09-26-2020, 07:16 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Gas check crimping in Gas Checks
    I seat by hand, then stand it up on the bench to be sure the check is on there square and far enough. Then I seat/crimp on the lube press base first. I figure it helps by keeping it square, and there is pressure pushing the check firmly onto the...
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    09-26-2020, 03:32 PM
    I used it once...... but only once.
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    09-25-2020, 07:06 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Beer can gas checks in Gas Checks
    Hmm,, too bad. I think the Foster's beer from Australia is also in a thick walled can. You might find them there, and its good stuff too. Something else that might do for ya is those throw away foil baking pans at the grocery store. The ones...
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    09-25-2020, 07:02 PM
    Keep a eye on ebay. You can find good deals on gently used and discontinued molds. When I bought back my old .38 wadcutter S&W model 52, I researched and found the all time favorite and prize winning DEWC mold for them was discontinued 20-odd...
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    09-24-2020, 07:50 PM
    Take 'em apart, and look where the holes are in the handles. Not sure which ones I had to do it with for a similar mix & match conversion, but you may be able to drill a 2nd pair of holes in those handles and make them work.
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growing into being a crusty geezser/oldfart.
Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
shooting, veterans affairs.
I fix things


It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
It was God, guns, and guts.

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In the 2-3 seconds it takes them to figure out they can't win it, a lot of them will probably just kill you.


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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