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  • Fly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    Time in the tumbler is hard to say from one tumber to the next, I like most started with a HF. With that one about 6 & 1/2 HOURS. I then made a larger one that only take 2 & 1/2 hours. Fly
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    In southern MN, I will start my tomatoes next week (third week of March), for transplanting in the 3rd week of May. I would wonder what the fruit of "cold tolerant" tomato plants would taste like? I grow heirloom varieties for the taste, I find...
    4 replies | 46 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
    "Anyone know about how old this one is based on the way it was stamped?" They were made in San Diego from 1941 thru 1964 More info at: http://www.hensleygibbs.com/ regarding handles: NV Ballistics makes them for $37.50
    13 replies | 178 view(s)
  • Sagebrush7's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    Yes Sir! I test checks and bullets every day! Send a least six bullets and your sizing diameter. James & Shamus Sage 7768 New Liberty Rd Jacksonville, Al 36265-7181
    9 replies | 166 view(s)
  • Mal Paso's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    I noticed a lot of guys are using handles on their molds. I would like to order handles too. 429421 at gmail dot com
    115 replies | 7972 view(s)
  • MaryB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    One local yard went from being a metal supplier to absolutely NO SALES to the public when they changed owners. Kind of sucked because that is where i would get cheap steel for projects...
    23 replies | 748 view(s)
  • MaryB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    I do 50 pound batches and only 2 a day max. But i have so many bad joints it is easier to list what still works! Especially the messed up spine.
    101 replies | 7214 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    I worked up a load using 385gr plain base RF boolit with 17gr of unique...that's where the primers started to flatten out. once I got near that pressure of flattened primers, Unique started burning much cleaner. PS, I started at 12 gr and...
    5 replies | 182 view(s)
  • MaryB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    I think your ice gets a little thicker than ours! lakes only had 24 inches this year and it wasn't good ice, lot of snow trapped in it. I walked out a couple times and stepped into hollow pockets with just a couple inches of ice at the bottom. I am...
    33 replies | 1046 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    TexasGrunt is who I think you are talking about, he hasn't been online for a while. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?342003-TexasGrunt
    8 replies | 123 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread TexasGrunt in Cast Boolits
    still nothing
    58 replies | 5353 view(s)
  • MaryB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Transporting Rifles in Our Town
    Pelican is some heavy duty stuff https://www.amazon.com/Pelican-Scoped-Rifle-Wheels-Polymer/dp/B01892LXII
    2 replies | 129 view(s)
  • MaryB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Corned Beef in Cookin' Recipe's
    I have in the past, this year I grabbed a small flat and made it yesterday(I wanted reubens today!). Since it was such a small piece(3 pounds I added the cabbage right away so it could cook down. Baked it at 325 for 2 1/2 hours, came out tender and...
    10 replies | 113 view(s)
  • MaryB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    To me the stout sweetness is needed, that IPA bitterness wouldn't play well to me... As an IPA Voodoo Ranger is okay, not high on my list but I have had worse.
    4 replies | 45 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    Rifle boolits: when I tumble lube, size, then tumble lube again... I will install the GC after the first Tumble lube. Also, if you happen to have a GC that fits loosely? then I will size the boolit, then install the GC, then size again. Good...
    9 replies | 166 view(s)
  • Hamish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    Vendor Sponsor's page. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?271-Ingot-Moulds-amp-Smelting-Pots
    16 replies | 1129 view(s)
  • Hamish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Pet peeves in Our Town
    a friend wants my help, his son is buying a rifle...he is at a gunshow 50 miles away. he is buying a Ak-47 or maybe it's a AR-15? whatever? he wants it it 223rem, whatever it is. asks me to give him a call. I call and get voice mail. Are you...
    7 replies | 134 view(s)
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Married 52 yr to the best gal I ever knew, with 2 children and 4 grand childres. Retired 7/07
Piedmont (Conover) NC
Gold prospecting , Gem Cutting, Casting, Reloading, SHOOTING
39.5 yr as a Pattern, and mold maker for a plastics mfg, that was killed by the China imports..


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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