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    Yesterday, 04:09 PM
    We've walked the same path, Cast outlaw. My wife had a severe brain hemorrhage 10 years ago. Her heart quit beating in the emergency room, she was revived, but showed no sign of life for over 24 hours. I was asked to return the next day and have a...
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    Yesterday, 03:54 PM
    Thanks for this, Pine Baron. 10 years ago I was terribly sick. They never really pinned it down, but eventually decided that it might be very advanced Lyme Disease. I went to bed one night and knew I wouldn't wake up in the morning. I prayed and...
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    Yesterday, 02:46 PM
    Hey George---welcome to the forum! Your question is fairly simple to answer. There is an OAL for any given cartridge in the loading manuals, but that should apply to any bullet used. The only thing that might change that is if you have an unusual...
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    09-24-2020, 07:34 PM
    Good to know, cupajoe. I'll file that information away in my overstuffed mental file cabinet!
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    09-24-2020, 07:29 PM
    I've had a Lyman Spartan since about 1976, but never had a manual as I bought it 2nd hand from a sheriff's deputy who had used it to load thousands of 9mm rounds. It's a very simple, straightforward press with few mysteries. What do you need to...
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    09-24-2020, 07:24 PM
    Welcome to God's family, Aiden. May he guide and bless you throughout your life, give you protection and good health.
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    09-24-2020, 10:50 AM
    Another good idea. Thanks. I have several carbines and do like their sights. I'll look into your suggestion about mounting one on my Mini-30. Too bad they don't come in stainless, but maybe a silver back sight isn't such a good idea? Anyway, the...
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    09-24-2020, 10:40 AM
    They might have come to different conclusions, but that's something we really can't know. They were kind of on the cutting edge for their time. They still make for entertaining reading. Even Jeff Cooper might think differently with today's equipment...
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    09-24-2020, 10:09 AM
    Der Gebirgsjager replied to a thread Elmer Keith Find in Our Town
    Great find!
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    09-24-2020, 09:09 AM
    DCP replied to a thread My new buddy. in Our Town
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    09-23-2020, 09:31 PM
    Thanks for the tip.
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    09-23-2020, 08:10 PM
    Interesting perspective on power vs. distance. I've never visited Michigan, but I think most of the deer hunting is in forested land, and some folks use these scopes like binoculars and peer about in the forest hoping to find Bambi lying behind a...
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    09-23-2020, 07:48 PM
    Take a look at the Lee Factory Crimp dies. They are used on about 90% of everything I load, and no crimping groove is required. I agree that .44 Mag. carbines seem to "kick" all out of proportion to their size. But--they're still fun. Truthfully,...
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    09-23-2020, 07:32 PM
    I use CCI large rifle primers. No problems. DG
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    09-23-2020, 07:28 PM
    Rollers are a big subject, as Remington made so many of them in different configurations and calibers, and some were produced by other countries like Sweden. Their strength is their simplicity, and parts seldom break. Looking at your photos, I would...
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    09-23-2020, 07:13 PM
    Sometimes when it's been said, it's been said, and there isn't much more to say. In your particular case, you can't tell if a dangerous flaw exists until you fire the ammo. Don't want to find out that way, do you? Just pull the bullets and reuse...
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    09-23-2020, 07:05 PM
    I do have a late Rossi .45 L.C., but I never slugged it because it shoots .452 boolits very nicely! Like you, I resisted getting into pistol cartridge chambered levers for a long time, but finally gave in and it's loads of fun. Also, nice to have...
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    09-23-2020, 12:49 PM
    I got it! Stainless Mini-Thirty. The previous owner had it set up for deer hunting in MI, and it was probably ideal for his purposes. However, for mine it will require some retro alterations. He must be a big guy and wanted to extend the length of...
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    09-22-2020, 02:30 PM
    As stated above, a brass punch should work well. There are lots of sight pushers on the market, and they tend to be expensive because most of them are of somewhat complicated design. Be sure to secure the rifle firmly in a bench vise. This will...
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    09-22-2020, 11:37 AM
    Der Gebirgsjager replied to a thread His grace in Our Chapel
    God's ability, capacity, and desire to forgive even the worst of sins is almost beyond the comprehension of a normal human being. Forgiveness is not in the inborn nature of most humans, and is a concept we must learn. Because of our nature it is a...
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Born in Calif., 1942. Ages 11-18 grew up on father's cattle ranch, Sierra Nevada foothills 18-21 U.S. Army 3rd Inf. Div. stationed in Germany. 5 years in armed Industrial Security. 15 years in Calif.State Law Enforcement. Attended Colorado School of Trades Gunsmithing School (graduated). 5 years Contract USAF Security Police. Moved to Oregon, 1988. 10 years armored truck industry. 30+ years gunsmith. Still in Oregon. Married 50 years, wife partially disabled from cerebral stroke. I'm her caregiver.
Way up in the Cascades
Firearms, gunsmithing, reloading, bullet casting, cooking, reading military history books.
Retired from everything except the caregiving.


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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