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    Yesterday, 05:44 PM
    The bigger it is, the more you can move your bullseyes around, and the less often you'll have to repair it.
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    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    Cool project. I wonder if some sort of stretchy sheet rubber on the inside of the panels would slow down the leakage as the shot holes multiply. Or, switch over to shredded tire rubber instead of sand with sheets of rubber on the inside of...
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    Yesterday, 03:03 PM
    Most of my handgun ammo is 900 fps or slower. Since the data for pure lead swaged bullets goes up to that, I only put enough WWs or other goodies in the melt so it will cast well, and let it go at that. For rifle ammo getting up around 2000, I...
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    Yesterday, 12:57 PM
    I usually keep a fair amount of the ones I use. When I develop a recipe I like, I load, or have the stuff to load a bunch of it. Trying a few pounds of whatever is the latest and greatest is fine, but I'm sort of past that stage now.
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    07-09-2020, 02:17 PM
    Go to youtube and search 'squirrel launchers'. That's some funny stuff there!
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    07-08-2020, 08:34 PM
    Maybe just way out there since its so far off shore. The 'confuser programs are pretty smart now days. They know your location, and adjust other programs accordingly, such as for shipping. To test the theory- put in a stateside zip code & address...
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    07-08-2020, 03:48 PM
    I use a soft padded case for the AR with open sights. I keep a few of the cheap, hard plastic cases that open out flat for everything else. After having a scope bumped off zero- which I discovered at the far end of a hunting trip, no scoped...
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    07-07-2020, 05:57 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread 5.56 in Cast Boolits
    Sure. They don't know- or care, if they are in a 20 round box magazine, the 4-5 round mag. inside the stock of a bolt action, or even a lever gun's tube.
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    07-07-2020, 03:30 PM
    Take it apart and clean it with a soft-ish wire brush. Don't get violent with it. It'll just have some little crud flake under the needle or in the nozzle. Something that might work, and I have to do fairly often is get it going, wear a big...
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    07-07-2020, 03:25 PM
    I'd pick which ever one has the best inside space capacity for what you're doing. And don't look for the cheapest. You'll be putting a fair amount of weight on the tray, and will probably want something fairly sturdy. If you can compare the...
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    07-07-2020, 12:51 PM
    When I hear about how we are crowding out animals as we build houses and towns, I have to chuckle. We didn't push out the animals so much as they came to us. There is more varmints and game animals now than there ever was when the place was just a...
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    07-07-2020, 03:01 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Cannon projectile in Vintage Ammo
    The 2 of the old Mississippi class dreadnaughts that had them were sold/given to Greece. But they were sunk in 1941. That sort of counts as WWII.... at least for the Greeks. 38 of them got converted to some sort of cobeled together towed field...
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    07-06-2020, 08:53 PM
    Shame, shame, shame,,, 10,000 comedians out of work- and you're trying to be funny.:bigsmyl2:
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    07-06-2020, 08:44 PM
    I figured you'd like it.
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    07-06-2020, 08:41 PM
    They both work well for shooting soda pop cans in the berms. If you're shooting for money, you'll probably want the Reddings.
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    07-06-2020, 07:19 PM
    I'd heard the speed limits were established for various reasons, but one of them was what was safe for the 'average' car. It would be 'so big', 'so heavy', with 'such and such' level of maintenance and wear on the tires & suspension. Like...
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    07-06-2020, 07:13 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread War time lathe in Our Town
    Cool. They probably tagged it like that to denote it was made quickly for wartime production, and wasn't all polished and spit shined so they could get more of them out the door faster, but it was still within specifications and tolerances for...
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    07-06-2020, 06:49 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Cannon projectile in Vintage Ammo
    Looks like the projectile from a 7" Naval gun that started out before WWI and was used through WWII on a few ships and shore/coastal defense batteries. The longer than usual/pointed tip design was added later for better armor penetration. That...
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    07-06-2020, 04:45 PM
    I used one of them until it broke. Then switched over to zip-lock. I always wrap a oily rag or paper towel around the mold to protect the bag from the corners. Sort of low-tech, but it works.
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    07-06-2020, 04:42 PM
    Had a buddy who kept a old IH Scout on his rural property so he didn't have to drive his new 'city' truck out into the wilderness. Between chewing all the wires, hoses, and interior- the little devils totaled it.
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    07-06-2020, 04:33 PM
    A quick one I've made & used at the public range is to cut down a cardboard box where its about 3-4 inches tall on 3 sides. Then stand it up, and put a sand bag on the longer/bottom side. It caught the cases coming out of both a M1A and a...
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    07-05-2020, 07:20 PM
    They are incredibly destructive. If they get in your attic, they'll chew up the wiring, and maybe burn the place down. Here, I've seen them rob the duck boxes of eggs, and get into bird nests and eat the little chicks. I've shot them off our...
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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.

OK folks. Enough of this idle chit-chat. This ain't your Grandma's sewing circle.
Get back to your oars. The Captain wants to water ski.


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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