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    02-23-2017, 11:11 AM
    Guess everyone has one? Good deal TYD. Bump Gp
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    02-22-2017, 11:13 AM
    gpidaho replied to a thread First Henry 20" vs 16.5" in Leverguns
    Depends on the use of the 41, I'm a 41mag fan and have had the opportunity to shot the 20" Henry. As stated above, when firing pistol caliber rounds fps isn't that much different with the fast powders. If hunting in the brush undergrowth of the...
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    02-20-2017, 09:53 PM
    I just keep going back to Bud's looking at the Marlin 26" nine shot 45-70. My gotta haves are down to about three different guns at the moment, an all time low. lol Gp
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    02-20-2017, 11:30 AM
    I already have two 8s (one I bought from BadBob) or this would have sold when it was offered. Great cast boolit shooters. So, bump to the top for Bob. Gp
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    02-19-2017, 07:39 PM
    I don't know how Ken accomplished the amount that he did in one lifetime. A dedicated person to be sure and a very big help to me. I love reading Pet Loads. Well done good and faithful servant, Enter your reward. Thank you Ken. Gp
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    02-19-2017, 07:31 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread New Savage 10 in Factory Rifles
    Buckshot and Larry: Thanks for your replies guys. Looking at the chamber with my scope (it's a cheap one) it actually looks more like a bump or streak of something more than a scratch. SIL opined that if I protected the neck area of the chamber I...
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    02-17-2017, 01:22 PM
    gpidaho started a thread New Savage 10 in Factory Rifles
    I recently purchased a new model ten Savage 308. The rifle seems to be very accurate in early tests but I noticed scratched cases on extraction. So far, breaking in the rifle I've only fired jacketed bullets mostly factory odds and ends I had on...
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    02-15-2017, 03:44 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread RCBS Pro Melt-2 in Casting Equipment
    My new RCBS ProMelt was purchased when Midway had a sale and with $100 rebate it brought the price down to the mid 200s but yes, it's Chinese. In OPs pic the new ones look to be an improvement with the PID. Gp
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    02-15-2017, 02:53 PM
    I've used the Saeco #444 with success in my 444 M Handi and 44-40 Ruger . Gp
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    02-12-2017, 10:30 PM
    They don't use AR mags but Henry is building 223 levers, 243 also. Gp
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    02-11-2017, 11:26 PM
    Shoot-n-lead. Not to the point of doing any damage but when I first started using it in 9X19 The difference in 3.8gr and 4.2 was eye opening. I stay below 4gr with it now. Gp
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    02-11-2017, 11:12 PM
    Yup, love my TiteGroup. You can make something fly out of about any caliber with it. Don't compress it in anything and be careful not to over charge. It can go from just right to OH **** in a hurry in a small case. Gp
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    02-11-2017, 10:47 PM
    I use one teaspoon each of Dawn soap and lemonshine. I run my Lyman Cyclone 2 to 2 1/2 hrs. And brass looks like new. Gp
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    02-11-2017, 01:27 AM
    NoAngel: Even more good news for Henry levers in 2017. 327 federal mag. I hope to have the money in hand when I see the first one for sale around here. Lovin the looks of the 308 also and I'm deep in 308 brass and tooling. Gp
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    02-10-2017, 02:04 PM
    I'll take 4&7 if still available Gp
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    02-09-2017, 03:48 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Had a bad weekend in Our Town
    Well you're still kicken, that makes you a Lucky Dog. Get better soon.
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    02-07-2017, 11:42 AM
    Thoughts from another addict and OCDer. I own both the RCBS Case master and the Hornady guage. The Hornady works much better at gauging bullet run out (Excellent) but doesn't gauge empty cases, also the bullet straitening feature advertised is in...
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    02-05-2017, 06:01 PM
    Give Smoke's powder a try. Eastwood Mirror Black works well for me also. Gp
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    02-05-2017, 03:18 PM
    rfr; I guess so from your place over there by Yomin over here in the Boise valley we call Twin South Central. I can see Orygun from my house. lol Gp
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    02-05-2017, 01:04 PM
    Bama; Your comment about making sure there was no moisture under the checks reminded me of one of my early powder coating screw-ups. I heat treated a batch of bullets in the normal fashion and some time later decided to powder coat them. As the...
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    02-05-2017, 12:21 PM
    Hello sw Idaho: Welcome to the forum and the powder coated bullet threads. I've been coating for a couple of years now and love the stuff. For me, I like to size first then coat as this is a good way to sort out the bullets that are under sized for...
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    02-04-2017, 04:55 PM
    Hello all; I haven't posted much lately on the powder coating threads. Everything I had to say had been said many times. I'd formed my opinions as to ways and means. I have to admit to being somewhat opinionated ( There's a few old Russian-Germans...
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    02-04-2017, 03:59 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Cheap Guns in Our Town
    Love my Handi's, I own eight from 223 up to 444 and if they were still made I'd have a couple more. Also, my Hi-point 40S&W carbine never misses a beat. You can have a lot of fun out of inexpensive guns. Gp
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    02-03-2017, 08:30 PM
    I got my first moulds in 1958 or so. They weren't bullet moulds they cast little toy soldiers. How's that for a toy for an eight year old. Wouldn't folks have cow now days. lol My first bullet moulds were Saeco and I bought four and two sets of...
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    01-30-2017, 04:50 PM
    I bought a Lyman Cyclone on sale at Cabela's for $149 with 5lbs of pins I've run about 10 batches so far using 1tsp. Dawn and 1tsp. lemon shine. Brass looks new or better. I also own the Lyman Sonic cleaner and a RCBS vibrating tub. The SS pin...
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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