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    Today, 08:16 PM
    Does anyone know offhand if Deer Creek still has any parts for the Mowery Rifles? I know . . . give them a call . . but I was just curious if anyone has had any contact with them recently and knows if they have Mowery parts? I purchased one of...
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    Today, 05:20 PM
    Shipping included or plus shipping? What payment methods do you accept?
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    Today, 11:23 AM
    I'm looking forward to seeing what your results are! What are the rifling twists for these? I have a feeling they'll do well and land with quite a wollip!
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    Eddie - I may have mis-undestood your OP. When you say it stops 1/4" from the muzzle - in what manner? Is the last 14" the same diameter as the lands or the grooves? If the lands - then it is not rifled all the way for whatever reason - poor...
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    Yesterday, 05:43 PM
    I'm old and I've been shooting for over 50 years - and I always preferred a semi-auto (the few I have had as I have always leaned towards revolvers) with a safety on it. BUT . . . . a few years ago, I got a semi-auto 9mm - sold it and now have a...
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    Yesterday, 05:18 PM
    I would put them so they are standing up . . . cork facing left and ceramic facing right but that's just 'cause I like living on the "edge". :-) As I write this, I have a cup of coffee sitting on a coaster just like you are talking about on the...
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    Yesterday, 03:18 PM
    Rifling should go all the way. If it stopped short of the muzzle I'm guessing it got by QC and shouldn't have. If you are loading a patched ball, the patch takes up the space in the grooves of the rifling as well as compressing between the ball...
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    Yesterday, 11:39 AM
    If I remember correctly, Pecatonica River (who sells muzzle loading rifle kits, pre carved stocks, etc.) had some replacement stocks for later rifles in their printed catalog - we just moved and I can't seem to put my fingers on it as it is packed...
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    Yesterday, 08:29 AM
    Thank you! The video and curators info is a big help! I'm in the process of setting up my new reloading area (my wife and I just moved from our home of 40 years in to a condo) and I'm looking forward to working on making some of the loading...
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    Yesterday, 08:14 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread in Our Town
    I have always used 'Targetz' - I download the PDF file of the ones I like and save them to a file.I haven;t purchased a store bought target in years.
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    06-24-2017, 09:16 PM
    Always amazed me how some folks are smart enough to be able to read the label on a can or bottle of beer to make sure they're drinking their brand but not smart enough to read and learn about things they think they already know . . . just saying' ....
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    06-24-2017, 08:36 PM
    Kindigs (I believe that is correct) books offer great photographs of original specimens. Check with the NMLRA as well as I'm not sure what publications they may have available.
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    06-24-2017, 08:34 PM
    May sound like some "simple" questions but after shooting BP for 50+ years, the only thing I haven't done is load and shoot brass shotshells - I've shot a number of muzzleloading shotguns/trade guns but not being familiar with "shot shell reloading"...
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    06-24-2017, 12:46 PM
    I just purchased some .380 brass from this fine member and it arrived today - excellent brass and excellent service all the way! If you are looking for some 45 ACP - what this member has will be good stuff! He packs it securely and I couldn't be...
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    06-24-2017, 12:39 PM
    I had the opportunity to purchase a SFRB of .380 ACP brass from Bmi48219 to get me started back in to reloading .380 ACP. Very easy to communicate with, payment mailed off and upon arrival, great communications with tracking number sent, etc. ...
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    06-24-2017, 09:57 AM
    Tex - sometimes the Lord provides for reasons unknown so maybe it was just "meant" for you to relax and reload today? Hopefully your hay will be a heavy cut. We've had odd weather up here it seems like but have had enough rain off and on to make...
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    06-23-2017, 07:59 AM
    I started out with a RCBS 505 and a small digital scale. I used the small digital scale for a while but wasn't comfortable with the readings at times as it seem to be "position sensitive" depending on where my smaller powder loads sat in the pan. ...
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    06-22-2017, 02:29 PM
    I didn't check for the parts you need but you might check fleabay?
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    06-21-2017, 01:56 PM
    Great website - looks like a great group of folks and a lot of fun! I wish we had a club like this in my area. Years ago, we had a NMLRA sanctioned group that we would get together once a month for a informal shoot - lots of kidding and laughter...
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    06-21-2017, 08:48 AM
    I would imagine that like anything else, a mold can "go bad" for some reason but I have been casting now for over 50 years - I have molds of all makes and have had some Lee molds that I bought years ago - some with thousands of boolits cast out of...
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    06-21-2017, 08:30 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread My bees are working in Our Town
    I've known a few "bee keepers" over the years and have always admired them and their bee hobby. My wife and I have a "bee tree" (hollow oak) go down by our house several years ago and I got in touch with one of them. He came over and spent the...
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    06-21-2017, 08:14 AM
    I understand your thoughts in regards to having yelled at the guy and I understand that people have to make a living - and at least they are trying and not just sitting and collecting their "entitlement" - BUT - here is my stance on it . . . . I put...
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    06-20-2017, 06:50 PM
    Looks like it was a nice day to play in CO! A guy needs take time every now and then to "smell the smoke"! Great photo and a nice looking fainter!
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    06-19-2017, 08:49 AM
    I would be looking at the possibility of having it "re-bored" if the barrel is of sufficient weight to have enough wall thickness. A lot of "ifs" but a call to Hoyt or Whitacre won't cost you much to see if they could do it or recommend someone. I...
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    06-19-2017, 08:39 AM
    I don't know how "obsolete" they are but I do enjoy loading 38 Colt Short and Long - just for the "history" of them. I load quite a few of the Colt Shorts (Starline brass) with such boolits as from the 358-242 (120 ish grain) or the 94 ish grain...
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    06-19-2017, 08:29 AM
    FYI - your "new" set of tongs are the "large" tongs and your "used" set of tongs are the "small" size tongs. The size of tong required (i.e. small or large) is determine by the cartridge/die set. Notice the difference in length of the tong part...
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    06-18-2017, 03:41 PM
    Like anything in life - to each their own. Our hardware supplier used to run specials on WD-40 every once in a while. We had a good customer who would come in on the sales and stock up. He was a retired cop and had a bum knee. I asked him...
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    06-18-2017, 01:47 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Happy Fathers Day in Our Town
    Neat! This past winter, we saw a small bobcat - once across the street in the desert and then I saw a young one in a neighbor's yard - he ignores the HOA rules and puts food out for the quail). Beautiful animals but since I am usually walking 2...
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    06-18-2017, 08:34 AM
    There are manyof us who love the 310 hand loading tools - I just added an old Tru-line press to go along with my 310 items I've been able to gather to use.
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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