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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 11:08 AM
    I've dropped the Dawn in favor of automotive wash and wax. This leaves a film that keeps the super clean brass from tarnishing as quickly.
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    Today, 11:05 AM
    This is pretty much where I am at. I've used most of the trimmers on the market and like the Wilson the best. Once you develop a technique its just as fast as the other rotary trimmers. I liked the universal case holder on the Lyman but the...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 10:29 AM
    I'll 2nd the suggestion of drilling the handle and using a roll pin. But I do have a drawer full of roll pins and I would have to purchase a tube of JB.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM
    They were pretty common. I doubt that they will get much attention from collectors. I value mine because it belonged to my Grandfather who got me into reloading and casting. They do have a certain "cool" factor!
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 AM
    I use a Lyman "M" die for the few rifle cases that I shoot cast bullets in.
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    Today, 10:10 AM
    I have what I call my "working batch" of ammo for my handguns. This is a batch of a few (or several) thousand cases that I load with a proven favorite load. I try to keep enough cast bullets on hand to load these "working batches" as soon an they...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 09:59 AM
    When I'm ask to load ammo for others I tell them to buy the components and come over and I'll help them. This is usually the end of it but occasionally someone does and gets interested enough to start loading. I don't like to shoot other peoples...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 09:26 AM
    Thanks for the suggestions for what to do with backstraps. Mr Smale, I like venison roasts, stew, steaks and burger. That, provided it's cooked very done, the same as I like beef. I don't like pink, or juicy meat. I like venison when it's...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    Ask at tire stores, mechanic shops, wrecking yards, scrap yards, ect. The smaller tire stores and scrap yards have been more productive for me. Don't laugh, but if you get your exercise from walking, running or riding a bike look along the curbs at...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    Most of my molds are 2 or 4 cavity iron. My 2 newest are 2 cavity aluminum. My dream mold would be made of stainless and be 4 cavities.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    Like many of you, my first fillings were done without any anesthetic and I quickly learned to hate going to the dentist. The best part of those visits was his Hot Daughter that was my age! Fortunately I learned to brush and floss regularly. Modern...
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    Yesterday, 06:31 PM
    Sounds like a fun day of sorting. I'll take the parcel. Pm inbound. Thanks.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    I just received my 2nd new Accurate mold. It a 9mm, a 35-125C 4 cavity aluminum mold. Like the other one, its beautifully made. The quoted turn around time of 3 weeks was only a little over 1 week.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    I generally loose about 10 - 12% to clips on sorted weights.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    11-17-2019, 09:08 PM
    I enjoy sharpening knives with an Arkansas stone. I use DMT diamond sharpeners too with good satisfaction. I only use a carborundum stone for every dull knives, or between filing and an Arkansas stone. I like sharpening this way, the old way. ...
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    11-16-2019, 08:34 PM
    Sal, Will take two packs. Be first new 25 ACP brass I've bought since about '81 at Herters in Waseca, MN in their going out of business sale. PM inbound.
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    11-16-2019, 08:47 AM
    I had the wife batter and fry some thin pieces of the backstrap and it was better but not great. I put a round roast in the crock last night. Was good this morning for breakfast. I'm going to cook some steaks over fire, so I'll test a piece...
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    11-16-2019, 08:41 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Unfired Rifles in Factory Rifles
    I once had an apache model nylon 66 that was unfired. I bought it off a friend that bought it new. It was about 2 weeks before I fired it. I had a colt junior in 25 acp that was unfired too, about a day or so. Both jammed and I traded them...
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    11-15-2019, 11:08 PM
    Thanks for the replies. Everyone says backstraps are the best but I've never liked them. I don't like the texture mostly. I wouldn't say they are gamey or wild tasting, that's words I'd reserve for bad deer meat. The neck roast I made, tasted...
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    11-15-2019, 08:19 PM
    I cut a piece and had the wife cook it with onion like steak. Kinda mushy, didn't get no smaller with chewing, too flavorful for my taste. I don't like the flavor of deer if it's the least bit strong. I remove all fat and as much connective...
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    11-15-2019, 08:00 PM
    We like garlic pepper seasoning for meat. Only place we've seen it is dollar general. It's good as a rub on steak both beef and venison.
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    11-15-2019, 07:48 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Books in Pay It Forward
    Good score Walks, that's right up my alley.
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    11-15-2019, 01:00 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Cleaning a ladle in Casting Equipment
    Thanks country gent. And thanks everyone for the ideas.
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    11-15-2019, 12:50 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread First lever gun in Leverguns
    I too would like to see more pictures.
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    11-13-2019, 02:36 AM
    Heck I ain't sure I agree with it, but I sure would like one so I can assess it for myself.
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    11-12-2019, 06:17 PM
    Thanks for the update. I've never tried one, but I'd like to have a 444 marlin. Kind of a middle ground between the 44 mag and the 45/70. Course I'd like a marlin 1894 too. I ain't hard to please long as it has a lever on it's belly.
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    11-11-2019, 10:36 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread FS 870 stock set in Swappin & Sellin
    Pictures coming in loud and clear here. That is a stock set from an express model.
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    11-11-2019, 10:32 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread First lever gun in Leverguns
    Freetrapper, yessir they are fine for a tube mag. As a general rule, anything you get in 35 Remington will be safe because the majority of rifles chambered for it are tube fed. Roundnose and flatnose is safe for a tube magazine. Hornady flex tip...
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    11-11-2019, 10:25 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Hazmat Fee in Canister & Surplus Powder
    Bartlett is just up the road from me, though I've not bought any from him yet.
    20 replies | 800 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