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    Today, 09:13 PM
    I never thought I'd say this about a handgun but that little critter is just downright cute! Congrats and enjoy!
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    Today, 08:41 AM
    Mozeppa - thanks for your post. Glad you caught the error. A bunch of work to break 'em down but you'll get it done. I don't know how many times I've looked at loads in a number of different manuals that I have and there is a "variance". ...
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    Yesterday, 10:27 PM
    Really looking nice! Glad you got the lock figured out and I'm sure you are too! LOL As always, we are all enjoying the photos and watching your progress - you've really done a fine job!
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    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    I guess I recall seeing one or two in their early shot shell reloader but always figured they were form another source. Interesting and I'd love to see some photos of them. Seems like if they were Lee and the amount of loaders they sold, etc. that...
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    08-14-2017, 09:40 PM
    Thank you all for the great information - it is greatly appreciated! The more I read . . . the more I see that I NEED to read! LOL I would have no problems with using a coal fired forge but my wife and I just moved in to a condo in town and I...
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    08-14-2017, 09:10 PM
    Thanks for posting! Nice video and what great scenery! You folks must really be proud of him and I'm sure that he will do very well in his chosen field! Best of luck to him- looks like you folks did a great job!
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    08-14-2017, 09:20 AM
    Looking good! I've done the same thing on a couple of nose caps with the epoxy to strengthen it. I got a steel nose cap installed installed one time on a Virginia style rifle and it ended up breaking off! (The stock was walnut). Looks like you...
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    08-14-2017, 09:08 AM
    I started out 50 +years ago with a 10# cast iron pot and a Lyman bottom pour ladle. I've used wood fire/coals and several different propane fired devices for heat. I have used a cast iron single burner propane hot plate for years. First one I...
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    08-13-2017, 07:06 PM
    Sunday night bump - Will leave this up for a few more days then off to auction. NYBushBro - 2 PMs sent after your "I'll take it" and I haven't heard anything back from you other than your address - please PM with how you are paying. Thank you.
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    08-13-2017, 08:36 AM
    My wife has never had much interest in shooting. I have had her tag along a few times and when I did get her to shoot, her favorite was a 1970's Ruger Super Bearcat that I picked up a few years ago. I have tried to get her to shoot 38s and 0mm but...
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    08-13-2017, 08:18 AM
    I use them for all my pistol loads and the collet for my 8 X 57. i've been very happy with the result. Some like Chevy, some like Ford -to each their own. They aren't that expensice- you can get them from Titan or others who are sponsors of this...
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    08-12-2017, 09:02 PM
    Years ago, I taught "shop" and had a regular commercial gas fired forge - had my kids do small projects like make scratch awls out of 1/4" cold roll - draw to a point, twist the shank and forge a round eye. Had a lot of un with it. So . . . I'm...
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    08-12-2017, 08:29 PM
    That sort of makes a person drool! Very nice!
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    08-12-2017, 08:17 PM
    Today, my wife and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary . . . and neither of us knows where the years have gone but it sure has been a great time. We didn't have any big plans . . . went in to the nearest city and hit a couple of antique shops...
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    08-12-2017, 09:19 AM
    I bought one of the FA hand primers but haven't had the time to try it yet due to my wife and I moving. It looks like a well built hand primer. I'll be able to make a post on it in a week or so when I finally get to use it. If my understanding is...
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    08-12-2017, 09:08 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread 8x57 bullets in Cast Boolits
    I use the Lee 324-175, NOE 325-130 FN PB, and the RCBS .323 110 grain "Nambu Mold" in my 1905 Danzig GEW 98 8mm Mauser. I don't hunt with it so my experiences and uses may be different than what you are looking for. I just load and shoot lighter...
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    08-12-2017, 08:49 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Eye problem in Our Town
    It's a degenerative disease of the eye. From my understanding, it is progressive and can also be a "genetic" tendency passed on from your parents,etc. My mother-in-law developed it in her early 80s and it was progressive up until her death last...
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    08-11-2017, 06:21 PM
    Your post is a might bit confusing. You list 750 + 30-30 cases - in "1 box" for $160.00 and then say you can see how many fit in a SFRB. So are you selling the 1 box or are you going to break them up in to smaller quantities? If you are...
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    08-11-2017, 10:21 AM
    Item 10 - shipped 8/10/2017 and PM sent with tracking number. Thank you shell70634 Item 1 - shipped 8/11/2017 and PM sent with tracking number - Thank you maze kid NYBushBro - PM was sent with my payment information. I have item 7 all ready...
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    08-10-2017, 10:07 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread VA question in Our Town
    Check and see if your county has such a thing as a "County Veteran's Council". Look under the listings for your county's government listings in the phone book. Our county does and they were extremely helpful in getting things rolling for VA...
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    08-10-2017, 08:25 AM
    Thank you. PMs replied to with pmt information.
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    08-09-2017, 07:49 PM
    I had a chance to purchase a nice set of 30-30 dies from HawkEyeEarl that he had posted for sale in the WTS/WTS section. Transaction was excellent - great communications - rapid delivery and VERY WELL PACKED! It just doesn't get any better! Earl...
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    08-09-2017, 07:15 PM
    Additional photos
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    08-09-2017, 07:12 PM
    additional photos
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    08-09-2017, 07:08 PM
    Having recently moved I have had to downsize and am sorting through things I no longer need or use. Small Print: First “I’ll take it” posted will have dibs – please follow up with a PM giving your shipping address and how you are making...
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    08-09-2017, 08:37 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Wood type??? in Muzzleloading.
    As Bazoo points out,the dark grain streaks are typical of Beech. Beech is considered a "cheap" hardwood,i.e. - not a hight priced hardwood such as walnut, curly maple, butternut, etc. It is dense and for the most part, stable and machines fairly...
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    08-09-2017, 07:39 AM
    Ithaca - so sorry for your loss. Every one is special and while they are with us for what seems like such a short time, their unconditional love is a lesson to all of us. I have no doubt that Lady will be there waiting for you and until then,...
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    08-08-2017, 03:19 PM
    Most of the time the decaying shank/pin that slides into the shell casing to perform the de=priming operation has been lost unless you happen to luck out and find one that has it. It really isn't that big of a deal though as they can be fairly...
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    08-08-2017, 09:00 AM
    I spotted that one and it is a beautiful trade gun! You sure did a fine job on it! I don't look at that one as just a "buy" but rather an "investment". Whoever ends up with it is going to have a great shooter and a fine heirloom to pass down.
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    08-08-2017, 08:53 AM
    8Bore . . . . pictures! pictures! Would love to see your 8 bore! Over the years I have owned several 10 gauge side hammer/damascus barrel shotguns but I never shot them - wished now that I had kept them and not let them go. The largest bore that...
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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