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    Yesterday, 06:05 PM
    Well actually cwtebay beat me to the same article. I had not seen his link but it is a good explanation. I think the 50 Alaskan brass may fit better. And only need to be shortened.
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    Yesterday, 04:10 PM
    This will explain your cartridge. The RB you have may be valuable. Not many in 50-45 were made.
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    Yesterday, 04:05 PM
    I've always been curious about that too. I did a search on 'history of the .30-30'. A bunch of info came up. I was surprised to see it was never offered with a solid Lead bullet. It came out with one of the new, fancy, "Metal Patched"...
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    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    The US Army 50/70 was the standard cartridge. The round proved to have too much recoil in the carbine and the military round for the carbine was reduced to the 50/45 I believe.
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    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    Not to be rude, but I'd sure encourage getting a Lyman cast loading book. It'll answer just about any question you have on the .45, plus-- its a pretty good read too.
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    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread bore lap kit in Rimfire Area
    I'd go real easy with doing it, but if you wipe a small amount of auto rubbing compound or 'cleaner wax' (it has a fine rubbing compound in it) on a round and fire it. Its slower than jumping in with a kit, but it'll get ya to the same place. ...
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    Yesterday, 03:50 PM
    You'll shoot your eye out kid. You need to let one of us older guys load & shoot a couple thousand rounds of it first.
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    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    Congrats Murphy. Keep up the chatting.
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    Yesterday, 01:44 PM
    Sold!! to the kid on the front row.
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    WTS Hornady gas checks. 2 boxes of .30 cal. and one box of .35 cal. These are factory sealed/unopened. They are approx. 10 years old, so they will probably be tarnished. A run in the tumbler makes them pretty again. A quick check at...
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    Yesterday, 12:33 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Old Blue Dot in Factory & Surplus Powder
    Definitely not. You need to send it to me for proper disposal.:kidding::kidding::kidding::kidding::lol::lol::lol::lol: I would think it would be fine to use.
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    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    I never learned all the chemistry going on with the rust converter stuff, but when I was a PPG auto refinish distributer and our market was the car body shops-- When that converter stuff hit the market, PPG came right out and said they wouldn't...
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    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    If you have a cartridges of the world publication you can start by looking at BP cartridges with like rim and base measurements. That's a good step regardless of what caliber your dealing with. My guess the 348 Winchester or the 50 Alaskan is where...
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    Yesterday, 01:55 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Great discovery in Our Town
    It seems like 209s and some shotgun powders are starting to trickle in. Our local guy had L & S primers dry up early on, but never quite ran out of 209s. I was in today, and he had a couple bricks of 209s, and a few pounds of almost...
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    Yesterday, 01:37 AM
    I figured it was a combination of things: The stars came together with the strength of a S&W revolver, the low power loads of GI issue .38Spec. , and a few guys that shouldn't really have been handling firearms.
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    Yesterday, 12:57 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Ammunition Shortage in Our Town
    Something I noticed: The full story is over on the rimfire page, but today I was in at our local guy selling some factory .223. He had a better than average stock of ammo, but it was all different brands and odd & old labels. Sure it was at...
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    Yesterday, 12:26 AM
    At the public range near where I lived in the city, they had a glass front display counter with interesting things in it. One item was the frame & barrel of a lever action. The barrel was split open like a flower, and looked like something...
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    Yesterday, 12:12 AM
    If ya have Blue Dot, I think you'll like it,, it's a favorite for .357 for cast and jacketed. I've used others, but seem to keep coming back to Blue Dot for midrange & full house loads in my .357s for rifles and revolvers both. I haven't seen...
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    02-26-2021, 11:42 PM
    I'd draw all over one with a sharpie, chamber it, pull it out and see where it's dragging, and go from there. Usually you don't have to set the die quite all the way down to hit the shell holder. If the brass is from the same rifle, you often...
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    02-26-2021, 10:24 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Used moulds in Casting Equipment
    If they don't have obvious damage, and look well taken care of- A used mold is like Grandma's old cast iron frying pan. It's better than a new one.
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    02-26-2021, 08:51 PM
    Don't be discouraged. If someone doesn't have a green 'Mod' or red 'admin' bar next to their name---- it doesn't matter a rat's *** what they say to you.
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    02-26-2021, 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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    02-26-2021, 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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    02-26-2021, 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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    02-26-2021, 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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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