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    Yesterday, 07:09 AM
    One (hopefully not me ;) ) could open not a can, but a vat of worms discussing cleaning recommendations. There are many, many cleaning recco's printed in books, on-line, and i magazines -- not to mention local lore you can get from persons at the...
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    Yesterday, 06:35 AM
    We used to have a fairly huge veggie garden, but now -- just wife & me -- we migrated from quantity to quality. We *DO* buy several boxes of Canada-grown Roma tomatoes for canning near sumer's end, but for our now wee garden: BuffalosteakF1...
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    05-17-2019, 07:58 PM
    Thank you for this post! Our very first weekly (summer) shoot -- hi-power -- commences Wednesday, and I plan to print your post for "the boys" to read! geo
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    05-14-2019, 07:45 PM
    My CA Bulldog seems to like 180 grain full wadcutters ("real" weight of my cast bullets hovers about 182 gns) using Remington primers and Alliant Bullseye powder, weighed to 3.8 grains. Quite accurate (for me) at my ~45-foot rage, and fairly mild. ...
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    05-14-2019, 07:19 PM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Stihl Fix in Our Town
    ...and people have asked why each and every one of the thirteen saws, as well as saw-head on the Lewis winch -- are ALL Stihls! :) :) :)
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    05-12-2019, 08:22 AM is where the rule is written. It is Chapter 44, section 921, sub-section B, where it is written: (B) any type of weapon (other than a shotgun or a...
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    05-12-2019, 07:55 AM
    It has been my understanding that the .50" size was the determinant size for the maximum bore diameters of rifles which may be possessed by persons, as in the NFA of 1934 ( ). As are...
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    05-11-2019, 06:36 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread No more robo calls in Our Town
    I have a couple of iPhones (a 6 and a 7+), which are set up to ring simultaneously with (VOIP) land-line at residence. After any call is received, I may just click "Recent" to view number and area e.g., city) it's purportedly from. Scrolling down,...
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    05-10-2019, 05:57 PM
    mdi -- Mine came to ~$86.00 w/ shipping -- in my post, I wrote, "Not really inexpensive -- I paid ~$86.00 for mine -- but again, imho, more than worth every penny spent." Annnd, I went for too many years using the trickler which came with my...
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    05-10-2019, 06:34 AM
    I do not have this mould :(, but can offer what may be of help to you, as I was in a similar situation a while back, with a Redding/SAECO "mystery mould". I emailed their tech support -- form is at...
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    05-09-2019, 07:31 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread 6:00 a.m. tomorrow in Our Chapel
    Well... it's almost 7:30AM in EDT zone -- no idea what time zone you're in -- (4:30AM in PDT; 9AM in NDT?) -- but, regardless -- you have been in our prayers and best wishes not only for the surgical procedure -- but a trouble-free recovery. I have...
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    05-09-2019, 07:03 AM
    JBinMN -- I generally "never" recommend "anything" -- my dad used to profess that the reason there are 147 different brands of beer on store shelves is solely because there are 147 different groups of people, each KNOWING their choice is the one and...
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    05-08-2019, 01:29 PM
    With a very few surplus (Fed) tax dollars in my hand, I splurged and bought myself a Hornady 0505010 Lock-N-Load Quick Trickle, and I -- with no reservations -- rate it as "an eleven on the ten scale"! For me, in my fifty or so years of loading, I...
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    05-07-2019, 07:53 PM
    Great question, Bazoo! The theory is that rifle brass stretches/gets longer with firing. You are most "smart" trimming to all the same length -- I consider this perhaps one of THE most important brass preps, as if you use profile crimp dies, it's...
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    05-07-2019, 07:44 PM
    Best answer is "anywhere and everywhere"... I have this chronic disease where moulds actually cry out, "Buy me!" The BEST source, bion, is persons on this site. The fact that they were owned/used by fellow casters says, imho, ever so much! And...
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    05-06-2019, 06:12 AM
    I did not read what action your '06 rifle is -- which, to me, is a significant determinant vis the bullet you may wish to cast and shoot in it -- e.g, whether it be a gas gun or a bolt action. In pretty much all cases, I'd be more concerned with...
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    05-04-2019, 05:52 PM
    Best wishes! For me, three was the charm... geo
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    05-03-2019, 07:01 AM
    Not much room for a pooch here ;) -- kind of cramped, but the "plus" is that everything is most conveniently close at hand ;)!
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    05-02-2019, 05:10 PM
    What NSB wrote is 100% right on. I have two CZ Model 452 Varmint w/ Weaver 3-9x Classic Rim-fire scopes, and the 1st one was so many heads and shoulders over anything else is what prompted my acquisition of the second. I do not know if you're...
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    05-02-2019, 05:00 PM
    I had a similar challenge, and you may NOT wish to do what worked for me ;) -- After giving up with most solvents, I sprayed the flame of a butane teeny torch I have -- almost necessary at camp to defrost locks in winter -- and for kicks and...
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    05-02-2019, 04:50 PM
    I travel pretty much each year, health permitting, to a gun show about eighty miles away -- primarily for a recipe like yours! They serve it ladled on a "hogie", "submarine", or whatever your local name may be for the long sandwich rolls. You...
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    04-29-2019, 09:33 AM
    I use the Giraud annealer, and this looks like a good knock-off of it. I like the two pulley concept. Here's a photo of the Giraud:
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    04-29-2019, 09:25 AM
    Albeit my dad fought for our country in the WWII Pacific Theatre (Philippines), at the end he, too, was almost sightless (acute cataracts), and faced similar challenges as your family, as well as your dad, are facing. You and him are surely in out...
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    04-29-2019, 08:08 AM
    I also have a 336, and use Flitz wax on all of it. Imho, the stuff is awesome! geo
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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