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    Today, 03:26 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Cast iron skillets in Our Town
    My late wife bought an enameled Lodge CI pot that I used to make chili in. I'd put the burner on low and fill it with whatever struck my fancy that day. It was always delicious...... One day before she passed she turned on the burner under it and...
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    Today, 11:19 AM
    jimkim replied to a thread lee bushings in Reloading Equipment
    Maybe screw in a die with a locknut, and tighten it down. Use a wrench and small mallet to gently tap it out. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    Today, 11:18 AM
    I bought of their large tumbler bowls. It was cheap, and it worked good. Of course it's only function was to hold media and brass. It came with a threaded rod and wingnut. They were scrap metal at best, but the bowl was ok, once I opened the hole...
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    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Cast iron skillets in Our Town
    Before Lori went on some strange diet she used to make cornbread baked in a CI skillet.... And it was delicious!
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    12-11-2018, 04:12 PM
    I lube the inside of the case with set of Midway brushes and some RCBS lube. The outsides , depending on what I'm loading, will get rolled on the lube pad or some Imperial wax. I found out that too much lube on the shoulders WILL cause lube dents,...
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    12-11-2018, 04:05 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Carnauba wax in it? in Boolit Lube !
    I just stuffed a few wax wrappers into the lubrisizer, I supposed they would melt and blend with whatever was in there at the time... I did this off and on for a few years. Nothing scientific, nor was there a lot of wax at one time. The cheese was...
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    12-10-2018, 03:12 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Some people..... in Our Town
    From what I've seen, using turn signals is just a suggestion...... I looked to see if anyone shot at our house, but I saw no holes in my car.......
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    12-10-2018, 01:41 PM
    Tom W. started a thread Some people..... in Our Town
    Just don't have any couth at all. I walked down to my MIL house just a few minutes ago. She lives one block away. Almost across from her house is a big yellow street sign. I was watching traffic so I could cross the road, but on the way back to the...
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    12-10-2018, 08:30 AM
    Very nice!
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    12-10-2018, 01:15 AM
    Tom W. replied to a thread A gift from a friend in Muzzleloading.
    I would just put Tru-Oil on it.....but that's me. I sanded down an old Montgomery Ward double barrel shotgun stock and did that, with no stain. It made the most pretty blonde stock....
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    12-09-2018, 11:15 PM
    I have one of the 4in. fixed sight Taurus .44 Specials. It shoots really well. Mine does real well with the Lee 200gr. RNFP Cowboy bullet over Titegroup or Unique.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    12-09-2018, 07:07 PM
    I did have an H&R model 999 that would shoot the first two or three rounds into the same hole, then it would start to walk sideways. It turned out that the rear sight wasn't fitted properly, and I could see where the screws were not cut straight. I...
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    12-09-2018, 06:55 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread A gift from a friend in Muzzleloading.
    Can't be beat! Mine is a .45 caliber I bought in 1976. It wasn't a kit though. All I've harvested with it was squirrels, and now it sits in my son's gun safe....... That Plum Brown will make the rifle look mighty purteeee......
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    12-09-2018, 06:42 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Advice for a beginner. in Cast Boolits
    I do know that my CZ 75 has difficulty with .358 sized bullets, and I am using the same design that you pictured. I don't PC them, but lube them with Carnauba Red and don't have any trouble if I size them to .357. If I try .358 sized boolits they...
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    12-09-2018, 10:01 AM
    Very good tools indeed. At very good prices.
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    12-09-2018, 09:56 AM
    EMC45 replied to a thread MEC 600 slugger in Casting for Shotguns
    My only beef with roll crimping .410s is the cases are scorched and torched (ruined) after shooting them with H110.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    12-08-2018, 11:21 PM
    Some of my .44 molds use a gas check, most don't.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    12-08-2018, 11:18 PM
    My dad used to tell me that wiggling his toes while he was serving in the Korean war was the only thing that kept his feet intact.
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    12-08-2018, 11:11 PM
    just asking, but doesn't your computer, tablet, laptop or whatever have a camera? I have an old flip phone that has a camera .....just asking........
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    12-08-2018, 10:16 PM
    EMC45 replied to a thread Inlines in Muzzleloading.
    Honestly I don't recall if these were pure lead or clip on WWs. I cast them quite some time ago. The patches were .010 yellow lubed with beeswax and olive oil. I don't remember who they were from. I am officially out of GOEX FFFg so my testing is...
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    12-08-2018, 09:14 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread New to reloading in Testing Area
    And please, just one can of powder on the bench at a time.......
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    12-08-2018, 09:01 PM
    The two Glocks I had were Gen 4 9mm, and they would fire anything I'd feed them.I mostly used the Lee 124 gr (?) TC sized to .358. These also shoot well in my Ruger LC9s Pro. My CZ 75 SP-01 is a different beast. It won't shoot but a very few...
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 03:21 PM
    I too like S&B primers. I think they are a good bit softer then CCI and Wolf primers. They seat nicely in my SP cases (.32, .38). They all ignite with ease and have had no failure to fire with them. I save the Wolf and CCI for the semi autos.
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 03:16 PM
    An issue I found when loading for my .308s with Lee dies was when my die was set too long in the press my bullets would not be concentric. I screwed the die down to nearly touch the case mouth and seated the bullets and the problem went away. This...
    47 replies | 2035 view(s)
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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