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    Today, 10:29 PM
    Ebay is about your best bet. Saw a .357max there a couple of days ago. Keep searching gunbroker also. They are getting significantly harder to find as those who like them hang on to them.
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    Today, 10:28 PM
    I think you found yourself a piece of history and a bargain. If it was me, I don't think I'd let it get away.
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    Today, 10:12 PM
    Well I just went from 15 to 16. .45 colt handi rifle barrel. As to enjoy, I enjoy loading all of them, but some tend to be either more fun to shoot or more trouble free to load. Have to admit loading 200 .45colt rounds did not take me long...
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    Today, 10:06 PM
    I don't stick mine in the pot anymore. I sent the end of the mold (closed) on the rim and slope it at maybe 75 degree angle. Then pour maybe 3 ladle's full down the bottom to warm the mold. Then start pouring. It will take a pour or 2 to warm...
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    Today, 09:47 PM
    Not sure if this helps, but I have bought lead from both RedRiver and theCaptain. Both are very good to deal with with IMO reasonable prices. TheCaptain normally has an active thread with lead for sale.
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    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    Webmonkey nailed it IMO. Buy a new box for the Taurus, keep them marked and separated. They should fire form to fit.
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    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    I believe that might have been huntersdog that had them for sale. But I believe he found someone local to take them. Good luck hunting. Set the money aside now, and about 50% more than you think you'll need. Next time you find one strike fast...
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    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    Magtech brass runs around a buck a piece. .444marlin brass can run higher than that. .303 british works but takes some work. I had to spin them, thin down the rim a bit. But then fireformed they work fine. As to dies, I don't try to resize...
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    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Thank you for today in Our Chapel
    Amen and Amen!
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    11-15-2017, 10:04 PM
    Sorry I use Corelle. Easy to keep clean, pretty easy to keep it from breaking. Interesting patterns. Currently eating off square plates just to be different. ...
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    11-15-2017, 09:53 PM
    I have a fistful of the H&R Handi's in both rifle and shotgun. But they don't make those anymore. On the plus side I recently found a brand new .45 colt handi barrel here for what I thought was a reasonable price. I have looked hard at the...
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    11-15-2017, 09:21 AM
    I sit on the fence between 1 and 2. Which way I lean depends on the application. I will never spend more for optics than I did for the gun. 1/3 to 1/4 of gun price is my target. That means that I have Simmon's 4x12x40 scopes on my Handi...
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    11-14-2017, 10:09 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Happy 10/22 day! in Rimfire Area
    Mine dates back to about 1972. Shot it with iron sights for 20 years and then the eyes would just not keep up. Put a Bushnell 3x9x40 full size deer rifle scope on it and she really hit the mark for a couple more decades. Still have her, keep her...
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    11-13-2017, 10:43 PM
    I tried some alcohol, but I grabbed the wrong one, got 50/50. Half mixed with the alox, half sat on the bottom and acted like water. So I added a shot of mineral spirits, and since I had nothing to lose a chunk of JPW. Shook the **** out of it,...
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    11-13-2017, 10:23 PM
    He has answers, we just have to listen. Lift your cares and concerns to him. And listen for the answers. But it might not be the answer you want. We have to surrender. He is the master. Once we are walking on the path he has set for us the road...
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    11-13-2017, 10:12 PM
    Every day, and he talks back. But you have to be listening. In my case I have to put the world out of my mind. Let my thoughts slow and still until they become like a very early morning pool of water. Not a ripple. Then I hear him plainly. ...
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    11-13-2017, 10:02 PM
    "To cure warts on cattle, crush the wart with wire pliers and the body will make anti-bodies to destroy them." I had this happen to a wart on my thumb, got smashed accidentally. I'd had it for a couple of years, nothing really touched it. ...
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    11-13-2017, 09:04 AM
    I looked at those images. What got me curious was 2 points. What are they eating, and where? Where are they drinking? Are there small puddles scattered? Or only one source? If you can find where they are moving, then find the right time to be...
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    11-13-2017, 08:53 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Of all the nights! in Our Town
    Hey saw, what claud said up above. Even as you are thrashing and failing you may be helping others to find their way. Consider that? Also consider this, we are the servant, the Lord is the master. We are not the masters of our destiny. He is, if...
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    11-12-2017, 10:19 PM
    I did opos's trick with the wire insulation, then put just a dab of white out on the top to make the contrast easier to see. Took a little trial and error, and once it was right stuck it in place with a little hot melt glue. Between that and...
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    11-11-2017, 10:10 PM
    I learned the most by buying a inexpensive 45 lb fiberglass recurve bow and a tree stand. Start spending as many early mornings and afternoons out there as you can. Look for places with lots of tracks, food, trails to water, bedding areas out...
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    11-11-2017, 09:40 AM
    Sorry yes, .223 in H&R Handi rifle. I don't think there is a wrong answer here. You can either buy another barrel or shoot the one you have.
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    11-10-2017, 10:41 PM
    BPI has been getting most of my business. Solid staff, good prices, reasonable shipping, and they are close enough that 2-3 days and my order is here. If I need a particular powder or primer I just keep checking back till they have it. Just have a...
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    11-10-2017, 10:31 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread How's your weather ? in Our Town
    Currently, 2 inches of snow on the ground. Will probably melt in a few days. By the end of november it will probably be here till April. North Dakota ain't for sissy's. The good side is the people tend to be incredibly good around here. Summer...
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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