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    11-07-2018, 11:53 PM
    Great news!! I think looking it over here I'd like to change mine to a no lube groove design as well, still with gas check and all other just no lube groove Let us know what he says, excited to get my hands on this one...many whitetail will fall...
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    11-07-2018, 03:36 AM
    Yup I get you...and there is likely a certain amount of metalergy I don't understand here if slow heating (ie candle or low temp flame) or high temp flame like torch delivers more or less heat (un desired) to the base...I know most annealers do one...
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    11-07-2018, 02:09 AM
    2 questions Is there a particular reason a propane torch is out of the question? I've used it for a long time and they are cheap (especially looking at the hardware stores around black Friday I bet you can get a kit for under 20 dollars for the...
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    10-31-2018, 01:26 AM
    Pm inbound Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    10-30-2018, 04:54 PM
    John McCorkle replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    About to buy some primers for testing, wanted to pick your collective brains on it. Smokin deals on off brand primers...as low as 22$ per 1k which would be substantial savings over a large purchase of let's say 20 or 30 k. Anyone have...
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    10-27-2018, 10:13 AM
    I'll take your 9mm option Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    10-23-2018, 11:00 AM
    I'll go drop the cases off this afternoon! Thanks Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    10-22-2018, 11:25 PM
    Sending pm now Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    10-20-2018, 01:08 PM
    I procured 500 pieces of federal once fired brass for a 35 whelen project (wanted to convert to 35 whelen) but have since changed plans. Brass is polished and bagged, haven't even opened the bags they came in. Would like to trade and am open...
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    10-20-2018, 10:27 AM
    Warewolf and vampire killing rounds too... Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    10-18-2018, 06:14 PM
    I've bought revolvers in terrible shape and used them as beater range toys...have one now that looks tighter than a bank vault but looks like Chewbacca and big foot had a baby....but I didn't pay much for it either. I think even the best of...
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    10-18-2018, 05:26 PM
    Besides the 'workmanship' does it function better? Can't really tell from the picture but still seems to have alot of wiggle around that firing pin...it's more centered now but I'd also test it to see if the prob is genuinely resolved...and maybe...
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    10-18-2018, 11:35 AM
    So help me think this through a bit...as I understand it...(in analogous language) Tremendous force ...say whacking a piece of steel like an anvil with a sledgehammer hammer...rock and hard place. If that rock and that hard place are exactly the...
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    10-18-2018, 09:50 AM
    John McCorkle replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    Awfully nice of you, thanks! I had the same thought about the tire mulch in a 55 gal drum...that may work for me in the interim too...where did you find your tire mulch and was it decently priced to fill a 55 gal drum? Also, how do you...
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    10-18-2018, 02:05 AM
    John McCorkle replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    Thanks again, did a little looking into bullet traps in general... everything from dirt berm to design like yours....which I dub "the Cadillac"...found a good "midsize sedan" version that looks inexpensive enough and simple enough I might just be...
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    10-16-2018, 02:47 PM
    John McCorkle replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    Yo!!! I like that bullet trap! Never thought of something quite like that but that dog will hunt!! I have access to a welder if I can get some steel and some time something like that would work beautifully And thank you, selling off a couple...
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    10-16-2018, 12:52 PM
    Think this is a great perspective. I am a huge fan of 300 bo...there are alot of reasons but I get to be involved in making the brass...casting...hunting plinking target home defense...I use 300 blk for everything...but that is me. Not only may...
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    10-16-2018, 12:34 PM
    So there is alot of experimentation that goes into load development...from rifles to pistols...brass types, alloy, powder, charge weight, seating depth, crimp, primer type, primer seating depth, sizing dies, neck sizing only/FL sizing, bullet size,...
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    10-16-2018, 12:23 PM
    John McCorkle replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    150k is quite a few!!! Thanks for the advice...my goal is to start at the end of hunting season (property doubles as deer hunting grounds/target range) The deer are rather used to regular shooting but need to fill the tags first to eat on next...
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    10-16-2018, 12:07 AM
    John McCorkle replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    Man, loving all the responses from you all. I've loaded and shot alot but not much 38 spc (<3k in my lifetime) this is a going back to focus on fundamental marksmanship with pistol...much like I did growing up with .22 rifle (translates to rifle in...
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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