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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    12-13-2018, 10:01 PM
    Adjustable sights are the way to go in my mind. Nothing at all wrong with a 357 magnum. Others are bigger, but not many are as cheap to scrounge brass for, and not many are as stingy on powder and lead. Thats my take. ~Bazoo
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    12-13-2018, 09:54 PM
    Im 35, she's 29.
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    12-12-2018, 11:53 PM
    I have a couple batches 30-30 im working with. Both have around 6 or 7 loadings on it. I've never annealed any of it, nor have I lost any to necks cracking yet. Most of the loadings were full power loads, some with jacketed projectiles, but...
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    12-12-2018, 11:16 PM
    I must concur. I have a pair of the black ones, and when its like 20 degrees here, you can hunt all day, walk in snow or whatever and your feet never get cold. I got them for 5 bucks at a yardsale, but you can commonly get them for around 50...
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    12-12-2018, 10:34 PM
    Thank you everyone! Some of you might not know about her health problems. And, we wasnt sure if we'd ever have a child. Its the thing she wants the most out of life except for serving the Lord of course. We're both excited about it.
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    12-10-2018, 10:00 PM
    Wifes pregnant. With all her health problems, endo being one of them, and pelvic floor disorder being another, she's been praying a long time for it. Went to the doctor today, she had her hopes up cause she was late. Praise God. ...
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    12-10-2018, 09:50 PM
    Still cant get 2400 round here. Unique however, is commonly available. Round here, some of odd powders were available intermittently, WSF was found during the shortage.... magnum rifle powders of various types, but nothing like 3031 or 4198, or...
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    12-06-2018, 05:30 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread New to reloading in Testing Area
    Howdy from Kentucky, Im chippewa from the Sault Ste Marie Tribe in the UP. Anyways, You should start by reading one or two of the modern reloading manuals. Dont read the old manuals until later (if you even want to), when you have a good...
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    12-06-2018, 04:38 PM
    That is pretty neat. 357magnum or 38 special with large primer pockets would be real neat to come across. I have a few 38s, dont got no 357s in my collection yet.
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    12-06-2018, 04:27 PM
    greenjoytj, From the sounds of it, you're buying new cases. If you're not already doing so, you should resize the cases before trimming and loading the first time. I've bought some starline 44 mag cases, and upon measuring them, found them...
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    12-04-2018, 08:41 PM
    Thanks to all. Merry Christmas to all.
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    12-03-2018, 08:28 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Browning A Bolt 30-06 in Factory Rifles
    I havent bought it yet, but I may if its there after Christmas time. I expect it will be, because its been there over six months now. Its in solid used shape. Couple dings on the stock, but is walnut and has cut checkering. Its nice and...
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    12-03-2018, 03:04 PM
    I'll take: 172 9mm Makarov brass PM to follow Thanks.
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    11-30-2018, 09:20 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Browning A Bolt 30-06 in Factory Rifles
    The guy is asking 450.00 and its got a walnut stock with checkering. I didnt inspect it thoroughly. He said it was an 800.00 rifle. He bought it with a large collection of guns a while back and its been in there a while. He said round here...
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    11-29-2018, 10:12 PM
    Local gunsmith has a browning Abolt in 30-06 thats been setting a while. I might could work a deal on it, but I have my reservations. He said their good solid rifles and dont have any problems normally. Anyone have any opinions on them? How...
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    11-29-2018, 08:56 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Jword boolits in Cast Boolits
    Heck I like jacketed bullets. They have 2 problems. 1st... I cannot make them myself...2nd, I cant afford to buy them in any quantity. I'd like to get into swaging, but I aint got there yet. I like the tradition of making lead...
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    11-29-2018, 08:48 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Cast iron skillets in Our Town
    I've sanded a skillet or two. Had a new cheap one that was rough as a rasp on the bottom. I put the 5" random orbit sander to use and smoothed it mostly out, then reseasoned it and started using it. Looked horrible for a while, but finally...
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    11-29-2018, 08:46 PM
    PM sent in regards to 1 and 5
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    11-29-2018, 04:14 PM
    Would consider partial trade of 7mm Mauser rifle/carbine barrels. Special consideration given to Win M70 Featherweight 7x57mm in excellent overall condition. Other .321 barrels may be considered as well, depending on shank size etc. Barrels must...
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    11-28-2018, 09:45 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Looking for Info in Cast Boolits
    I am in process of reading the Art of Bullet casting book. Its interesting, but its really more for advanced casting stuff. It doesnt really teach you the basics of casting. Fryxell's book is great for beginners and really for everyone.
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    11-28-2018, 09:06 PM
    Last year I shot a deer with a 30-30 jacketed bullet. I felt I had hit it good, but high. My buddy and I could not find any blood, and although im not super experienced, i've previously tracked by blood and did real good. It was pretty thick...
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    11-28-2018, 11:17 AM
    kywoodwrkr replied to a thread WTS: Gun Books in Swappin & Sellin
    The Pistol Shooter's Book - Charles Askins I'll take above. Thanks.
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    11-28-2018, 11:06 AM
    This link will give an exploded view of lathe and page 13 shows these part # and descriptions. Standard 10 gear set for 6” Craftsman lathe includes: 64, 32, 32 54,44,46,56,52, 40 and 36. ...
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    11-27-2018, 10:11 PM
    TCLouis, I have subsequently gotten a lubesizer. That is a good idea, and I thank you for it. If I ever have to hand lube, for either trying a new lube, or because im not set up for a caliber in my sizer that will be a real handy thing to keep...
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    11-25-2018, 12:32 PM
    ASSRA-look for archived drawings-$10 in digital form so you can obtain and zero in(and/or print) on any part. Can't remember number of pages for RB. Worth $10 if you only use for reference. Have dreams of creating a RB myself. Reminds me, I owe...
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    11-24-2018, 12:06 AM
    When I lost all my possessions in an apartment fire 3 years ago, I asked for help getting back into reloading here on the forum. I was sent a fair amount of things that really got me going. 300.00 worth of gear was a huge help. I was able to...
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    11-23-2018, 11:52 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Great books to read. in Our Town
    I really dont like military books, or war movies for that matter. I surely like the Richard Proenneke videos and books though.
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    11-23-2018, 11:45 PM
    I dont deny the benefits of powder coating, but I cant swallow it. I've fired a few powder coated rounds in my 30-30. It just doesnt keep with tradition enough to suit me.
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    11-23-2018, 09:26 PM
    Thanks for interest. Off to the mill!:veryconfu Thanks.
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    11-21-2018, 12:13 AM
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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