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    Yesterday, 10:46 AM
    BB That should knock a bear on his Bee Hind. Gp
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    06-18-2019, 11:47 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Wads in Casting for Shotguns
    I've started substituting a few wads. I had to go count and I'm kind of surprised to find that I have a variety of thirty five different types of wads accumulated over the years. Heck, it seems I still never have the ONE I need. Gp
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    06-18-2019, 12:22 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread site timing out in Our Town
    On my machine Cast Boolits stays logged in until I log out. If I exit without logging out and come back later (days) I'm still logged in. It must be your machine and how it's set up.Gp
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    06-17-2019, 10:53 AM
    Eddie: As with everything in our craft, one size doesn't fit all. In my experience the Noe tooling doesn't improve the results that much over the Lee push through dies. I'm a BIG fan of Noe tools and own over 25 of the size bushings but the reason...
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    06-15-2019, 01:38 PM
    I tried some Buffalo Rifle yesterday in 223 cases. 14gr. under a Noe 60gr. RN. Very happy with results. When I first tried 5744 a few years ago my complaint was that it burned real dirty in my 30-06 rounds. Not so in this load for the 223. Very...
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    06-14-2019, 01:07 PM
    I'm going to pass along the brass case load that I shoot in my break barrel Rossi 410. It is safe to shoot in MY shotgun. For the safety of all concerned please take this with the appropriate amount of concern. 444 Marlin brass, any large rifle...
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    06-14-2019, 11:28 AM
    I've shot those so many times I gave up and bought a LabRadar. LOL Gp
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    06-14-2019, 11:24 AM
    I have one of the RCBS case turners with auto feed. It is an attachment for the Trim Pro case trimmer. 22,25 and 30cal. mandrels included. PM me if it's of interest. Gp
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    06-13-2019, 11:34 AM
    I have way more 410 reloading gear than anyone needs. My advice is to just find a means of knocking the primer out and buy a 410 roll crimping tool. You can reprime like you would with the Lee loaders using a wooden dowel, fill in the needed powder...
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    06-11-2019, 03:02 PM
    I like to use 4oz. of olive oil mixed in a double boiler with bee's wax until I get a mixture of 9oz. I believe this was posted here sometime back by Larry Gibson, so I give him the credit. Gp
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    06-09-2019, 07:20 PM
    BD: Yes, I'm pretty well set up with 38's and 357's myself. I would have room for a S&W Air weight for a pocket carry. Rifles and handguns in 35cal. just seem to work so well. Gp
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    06-08-2019, 08:08 PM
    BD: That's a very nice group of 32 handguns. That Blackhawk buckeye is a revolver I'd love to own. As I already own a 32 S&W and a 32-20 I would like to add either a 32 H&R or a 327 Federal. Using only cast bullets do you believe there is any...
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    06-07-2019, 07:18 PM
    The links Albert shared explain perfectly why I chose not to eat feral pigs. Gp
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    06-07-2019, 06:15 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Titegroup in 9mm? in Cast Boolits
    TiteGroup is my go to powder in many handgun calibers including the 9X19. 95% of all the bullets I shoot are powder coated. Works great for me. Gp
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    06-06-2019, 11:48 PM
    I've heard the same. Gp
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    06-06-2019, 05:15 PM
    Well, as I stated in the other thread, I was raised eating a kosher diet and although I'm not strict in this as an adult (who can resist bacon for breakfast) I do have concerns with eating pork in general especially if it's not over cooked. Trichina...
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    06-06-2019, 02:05 PM
    BD: Good to hear that you've found yourself a H&R 732. I'm pretty fond of 32's myself I own a 732 that I probably paid a few dollars more for than it was worth (Cabella's) it has a 4" barrel. One of the hand guns in my safe that I'm real proud of...
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    06-05-2019, 12:38 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Target suggestions in Our Town
    A bingo card marker from the dollar store will add target dots to printer paper. That's the cheapest way I know to make targets without a printer. Gp
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    06-05-2019, 12:28 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Mec super 250 in Casting for Shotguns
    RED BEAR: Wish I had something to help you get this figured out but for me, the most frustrating thing in reloading is getting a Mec to consistently produce a proper crimp. I like to experiment with different loads and changing components even...
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    06-05-2019, 12:06 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Eating Wild Hog in Hunting with CB's
    I grew up eating kosher meals and so even though I'm not strict with it a good elk stake is a lot more appetizing than eating a pig. I would enjoy shooting a few feral hogs in a depredation hunt but would leave the eating to the buzzards. Gp
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    06-02-2019, 07:41 PM
    BB: Yes, you're likely right about it being unbalanced but I do have 3" 12ga load data for heavy loads (1 5/8 and 1 7/8 ) I might still give it a try. I do know I don't have it in me to try anything like that 3 ball load. I probably should have...
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    06-02-2019, 01:58 PM
    BB: A bit off track here my friend but the young man with a love of recoil might give this a try for me. I noticed that by inserting a .562 RB in the hollow of the 12ga. foster slug like a tru-ball expands the foster to what could be fired out of a...
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    06-01-2019, 12:17 AM
    I'm liking my Saeco #065 185gr. SWC. I use it in both my Ruger P97 DC and my Ruger Blackhawk convertible.. Great light weight 45 bullet. Gp
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    05-31-2019, 01:20 PM
    I like the Noe expanders to be .001 under for most handgun rounds and bullet size if the rounds will be fired in a bolt action or single shot. There are exceptions. You will want more tension for tube fed rounds and heavy recoiling rounds. As you...
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    05-30-2019, 01:48 AM
    TC 50 cal Hawken. Thing would bark me in the cheekbone every time I would shoot it. Placed a 54 cal barrel on it and it was worse. I was going to take it hunting one year and was shooting it to make sure it was sighted good. Got so feed up with it...
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    05-29-2019, 11:19 AM
    Nice share Marko. Thanks for that. Gp
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    05-29-2019, 10:10 AM
    You're right Randy. Mine came with an extra crimping head and I added the shaft, a bolt from the local hardware store. I have BPI 1 and 2 pin models and the Lyman -with the 6 rollers we got from Scott. This crudely cast Russian head makes as good if...
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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