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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Today, 08:35 PM
    I FEEL VINDICATED!! I've used Marine Tex because its good stuff, right up there with JB Weld, and I usually have some around. I've suffered through, 'That stuff won't work', and 'Gosh, all that work and you could have done it right', etc.
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    Today, 08:25 PM
    Awhile back, I more or less got away from shooting and reloading. I sold or placed most of the guns and reloading gear. A few years ago, I got a deal on a almost unfired, 1977 issue, Colt SP1. Then bought a case of ammo for it. Since I got...
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    Today, 02:34 PM
    From talking to folks down there, and from walking around in the woods, and seeing the short ranges they had to work with--- Back in the 50s-60's or so, you could easily believe the M1 Carbine, or a .30-30 were the only guns used for deer hunting...
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    Today, 12:52 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Load testing in Cast Boolits
    Sounds good. At those speeds, leading shouldn't be an issue. I never considered a flake here or there as leading. I always thought of true leading as those 'skid marks' in the bore that are like wrestling with the devil to get out.
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    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    Keep them sealed and away from the air. Its the Oxygen and/or humidity in the air doing that. I use a lot of quart size freezer bags, and have had good luck with that.
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    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    The sizer should be adjusted so no lubed grooves are outside the case. But I'm big on using plastic zip-lok bags to keep ammo clean.
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    Check out estate sales. Heirs keep all of Dad's guns, but I've seen reloading stuff at them before. Its such a small market for it, most folks will cut a good deal on supplies just to get rid of it.
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    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    Heat the dust and see what ya got. The dirt will float up on top of any Lead.
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    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Great discovery in Our Town
    Cool. I've been thinking about casting up several hundred more .459-405s and sell off the mold. That, and what I've got loaded for the .45-70 would last me forever, and I could get the mold back out in circulation. Last night I was...
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    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    The commercial stuff might be bevel based to go through the sizing machine easier and not snag.
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    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    I think Green Dot is like Bullseye or Unique-- It's too fast for .357s unless it's some specialty thing like for a 2" revolver..
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    Yesterday, 02:43 PM
    I'll reply to a few things: 1. Not everybody looks at life and their friends the same way as deposits and balances in a checkbook. 2. We've been close friends since 1966. 3. I don't know what Marlins were selling for in 2000, and don't care. ...
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    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    Nice 44 Charlie. That gold ring scope should get you sighted in quickly. What are your loads going to be? I've a gold ring same style. Mine's a 1-4 power. Has a 4 inch eye relief due to it being on a 400 Jeffery.
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    02-24-2021, 09:03 PM
    Several years ago, a buddy bought a .38/.357 straight grip Marlin carbine. He put a high end receiver sight on it, shot it a few times, cleaned it up, and put it away. A few years later, he wanted a .38/.357 octagon barrel, CB. He sold the...
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    02-24-2021, 08:41 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread 38 Special in Marlin in Leverguns
    I clean mine when I get back from shooting it. If I'm out shooting both, I shoot the .357s first. I use Hoppe's #9 and nylon bore brushes. Never had a issue with .357s the next time out.
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    02-24-2021, 07:46 PM
    The old reloading manuals from the 80s-90s said to reduce your charge by one grain when using GI brass. The newer ones I've gotten in the last few years don't mention it. Folks that start at the maximum listed loads and work up,,,,, it might...
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    02-23-2021, 02:31 PM
    I've killed a handful of deer with a hard iron mold .30 cal., 170RN. at 100 yds or a little less. I never got off into splitting hairs over meplats and BHNs. I developed a accurate, safe load that didn't cause Leading, I pump them up around...
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    02-23-2021, 02:10 PM
    Looking for New or once fired 300 Savage brass for my SIL. Getting him started in reloading and then I'm going to work on him to start casting too. Got to pass the skills forward onto the next generation. They may need the skills even more than us....
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    02-23-2021, 01:16 PM
    Probably the little claw looking SAKO style extractor. As an after market item, I had one put on my Rem700 after my buddy had the extractor on his low mileage Sendero fail while we were on a hunting trip.
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    02-23-2021, 01:09 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Times are changing in Our Town
    There's news stories of his restaurants in Europe being shut down for multiple health & sanitation code violations.
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    02-23-2021, 01:04 PM
    I'd let them dry on a bright, sunny window sill for a few days, and try 'em.
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Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
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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