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    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    I just picked up a nice late 1970's (I think) Bereta Model 84 - .380 ACP that utilizes a 13 round double stack magazine. I'd like to find a spare magazine for it - would prefer a Beretta magazine that is reasonably priced and functional - either...
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    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    Birch - Pymt sent on the 45-250 - many thanks - greatly appreciate the chance to purchase and I look forward to making and playing with boolits from it! You fellas better take notice of what is left - some different molds you don't find everyday...
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    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    Birch - I'll take the RCBS 45-250 RN HB. - if I can get it with the handles at the previous price you had it listed at (&100 shipped) - I don't have a set of RCBS handles and ran in to problems a while back with not having handles to fit a RCBS...
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    Yesterday, 02:46 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread WTS molds in Swappin & Sellin
    any pictures of the cavities?
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    06-19-2018, 03:17 PM
    Birch - on the RCBS 45-250 hollow base - what size boolit does this cast OD wise? .450? .452? .454? Thanks. Jim
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    06-19-2018, 01:54 PM
    Birch - payment made via PP and my shipping info sent by PM Many thanks - just what I was looking for! Appreciate the opportunity to purchase! Jim Bump to the top for a good guy and some nice molds!
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    06-19-2018, 07:35 AM
    Birch - PM incoming on Rapine nose pour hollow base 358149. $75 I'll take it if it is what I describe in my PM to you and if you sell separate. Thanks. Jim
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    06-18-2018, 07:08 PM
    asmith80 had some Lee push through boolit sizers posted in the WTS/WTS section - all in the sizes I wanted for a young fella that I'm trying to get in to reloading. Posted a quick "I'll take it", sent a PM and transaction was quickly completed in...
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    06-18-2018, 06:36 PM
    Mice have been the worst culprits where we live. They will tear insulation of of a wall and build nests - one year my in-laws left their car stored in our barn for the winter. When they got back, the AC didn't work . . . guess it wouldn' with a...
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    06-18-2018, 06:29 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Firearms magazines in Our Town
    I still see them once in a while on a rack if I happen to walk by. I refuse to pay the price for what's in them. I used to love the years ago but it seemed like most of the articles were slanted towards the advertiser's products . . . which you...
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    06-18-2018, 06:23 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    For those that aren't aware of it . . . perhaps it's because you are the type who would not do it? I say that as an "old guy" . . but one who has seen a lot in the years I worked ambulance and fire-rescue. People seem to think it's "everywhere...
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    06-18-2018, 08:03 AM
    I think lance has a good idea about boiling the old lube off . . . . This probably doesn't pertain to you question, but I'll tell it as a warning anyway. Many years ago, when i was shooting N-SSA, I had a friend who also shot N-SSA who passed...
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    06-18-2018, 07:45 AM
    Both you and your son will always remember times like that .. . you are truly blessed!
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    06-16-2018, 06:48 PM
    I've never owned a Taurus . . in fact, I've never handled one. We all know how the "Taurus posts" go on the forums. It's good to hear that they have some new leadership and maybe things will change around for them in both quality (hit and miss)...
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    06-16-2018, 06:38 PM
    I had a 357 LCR a number of years ago -I think I put under a box of 357 through it and decided it needed a diet of 38 special. Mine shot very well at SD ranges with a variety of hand loads. It's an excellent handgun - light and easy for anybody to...
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    06-16-2018, 06:26 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Dead rabbit in Our Town
    Der Gebirgsjager said what I was thinking when I first read this. While I understand the concern when a person runs across a dead animal and there is no apparent reason for it - i.e. trauma, disease, etc. . . . animals are no different than we...
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    06-16-2018, 06:06 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    I've been getting calls with the same area code and first three numbers of my cell phone number - just the last four numbers are different. I got so irritated that I did a reverse search of the number on the internet and it went back to a Sprint...
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    06-16-2018, 08:18 AM
    Does your rifle have a patent breech or a drum and nipple? If a drum and nipple, it may just need to be adjusted for alignment with the hammer cup.
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    06-16-2018, 07:59 AM
    I have never heard of it either nor ever experienced it and I've put thousands of rounds though Smiths. I'm with taxman - I'd be having the revolver checked out for possible issues with lock up. You're shooting a 38 special which is a very...
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    06-14-2018, 06:32 PM
    Took a look at it when I was there . . . it was a "consigned" piece so evidently the seller was setting the price on it . . . . I don't like to talk badly about anyone's firearms . . . as they say, "one person's "antique" is another persons...
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    06-13-2018, 11:47 AM
    Payment sent on Lee push thru sizers in .356, .357, .358 and .309. No bullet container for any of these. $8 shipped each, or $23 shipped for all four. Many thanks - they will be put to good use by a new reloader I'm trying to help get started....
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    06-13-2018, 07:53 AM
    Lee push thru sizers in .356, .357, .358 and .309. No bullet container for any of these. $8 shipped each, or $23 shipped for all four. I'll take these - I'm assuming you have the push through stems that o with them? Incoming PM.
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    06-12-2018, 09:02 PM
    A question - #2 and probably some of the other ones as well - is the 45 die set a three for 4 die set (i.e. FCD included)? Thanks.
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    06-12-2018, 08:26 AM
    I would echo what taxman said above. Everyone has their likes and dislikes - most of my dies are LEE for my pistol cartridges and I use the FCD. I prefer to seat and seat and crimp in two different operations so it works out well using the FCD. ...
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    06-12-2018, 08:04 AM
    Just the other day, my wife was reading me a story off of the "net" where a man and his wife had encountered a rattlesnake in their yard (I think) and they "de-headed" it with a shovel. While disposing of it, the snake head actually bit him with...
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    06-12-2018, 07:53 AM
    Mary - glad you and your equipment are O.K. Something like that would have put a few more gray hairs on my head! Three different times in the forty plus years we lived at our old house, lightening stuck the transformer out on the pole by the road...
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    06-11-2018, 11:49 AM
    Thanks fellas . . . appreciate all who looked. I was hoping someone on here might want it as it is like new and under what they go for . . . but now off to other means of getting it sold. Thanks. Mods - please close thread - thank you. Jim
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    06-10-2018, 10:14 PM
    The "return key" is a wonderful thing . . . . .
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    06-10-2018, 05:58 PM
    Thanks all - appreciate the information and encouraging words - maybe it was "meant to be" as I have a herd of unicorns roaming the field in back of me right now! :-) The price I saw seems high to me - that's one reason I asked. I'm still in...
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    06-10-2018, 02:27 PM
    I know this is like asking someone how much a car is worth when it's parked 1,000 miles away, but . . . . I have an old Danzig GEW98 in 8mm that I like playing with with light cast boolit loads - lots of fun. I'm headed down to a gunshop on...
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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