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    01-17-2018, 11:56 AM
    gpidaho replied to a thread FS Beeswax # 1 in Swappin & Sellin
    Payment on the way for a block. Gp
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    01-14-2018, 02:49 PM
    bob208 gives good advice. I believe the 30-30 to be enough gun to use for your purpose. Also, the30-30 is VERY cast bullet friendly and a joy to shoot. I have a 1948 yr. model 336 (Back when Marlins were great guns) and a Handi rifle in 30-30 I...
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    01-14-2018, 02:26 PM
    That's why I originally opted for the Marlin. Worst purchase I ever made on a gun. I now own the Henry 45-70 with the octagon barrel and case hardened frame. Beautiful gun. I can't say enough good things about it. Not pricey at all compared to a...
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    01-14-2018, 01:42 PM
    I bought a 45-70 Marlin 45-70 1895 Cowboy thinking it would fill the bill. It turned out to be a complete POS and went back to the dealer after Remington refused to rebarrel it. There were actual CHUNKS missing out of the rifling. I would stay far...
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    01-14-2018, 01:37 PM
    I'd think the Henry all weather stainless would be a good choice. Since you already load for the 45-70 that would be the caliber I'd pick. Plinking rounds to big thunder, your choice Gp
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    01-11-2018, 01:03 PM
    This isn't a new thing with the Marlin 336 30-30's I have the first year of production 336 (1948) and several of my bore riding bullets of 30 caliber are just too long when seated to the crimp groove. They are just too long to make the transition...
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    01-10-2018, 12:29 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Any wood workers? in Our Town
    I'm certainly not arguing that the hand plane is not a useful tool. It's the artists brush of the carpentry trade. Any finish carpenter or cabinet worker knows their value and is proficient in there use. Yes' a hundred + years ago hand tools were...
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    01-09-2018, 05:54 PM
    A little off track here but the die body that you can purchase from Noe (great tool) has other parts with it that allow you to size nose first or base first, very handy tooling. Also, I've noticed that it is hard to size as much in one step with the...
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    01-09-2018, 05:12 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Any wood workers? in Our Town
    While I have great respect for a quality hand plane with a good sharp edge their purpose is not production work. Gp
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    01-08-2018, 08:01 PM
    I sent an E-mail question to Titan and Robin responded with-in minutes. I only have two or three orders in with them but they won't be the last. Top notch folks. Gp
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    01-08-2018, 06:04 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Any wood workers? in Our Town
    After two pages of advice we have finally gotten around to one of the handiest uses of a joiner and that is in making a strait edge board with non-parallel edges. You start with a squared up board and make a pass on a part of the length, say a 1/4th...
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    01-07-2018, 08:48 PM
    I have an old Ruger 97DC 45ACP that refused to accept cast bullets with any reasonable degree of success until Doug throated it and polished up the ramp. Now it doesn't miss a beat firing bullets from five different moulds. Doug's work would be...
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    01-07-2018, 12:30 AM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Any wood workers? in Our Town
    shaper: A joiner has a LOT of good uses but I wouldn't think you'd need one to make the hives. As stated above a table saw would be a better tool for the money. Use a good strait edge tacked on to the boards and run this against the table saw fence...
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    01-05-2018, 06:56 PM
    Spade Ace: New member! Let me set the hook! LOL Seriously, Welcome along. As far as moulds to get you started, I'm fond of my Noe 429421 clone. 245gr. SWC Keith style. Gp
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    01-04-2018, 11:18 AM
    oldeuce; Great to see you've made friends with the 2400. You're a lucky guy Randy, picking up that lot of powder. I've got to get out and shoot my big singles soon. Hard to say which of my Handi's I like the best (I have eight) but the 444 and the...
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    01-04-2018, 10:41 AM
    Thanks popper; I got all that stuff. I'll give it a try. Gp`
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    01-02-2018, 01:41 PM
    dragonfire, wyoduster: Sure don't want to step on anyone's thread but I might be interested in the 44 conversion if it's not what dragonfire is looking for. His choice of course. Gp
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    01-02-2018, 02:39 AM
    I have several Lee six cavity moulds that just rain perfect bullets, among my favorites and very fast. Then, I've bought a couple that threw bullets so out of round that the push through sizer would not only smear the bands on one side but also size...
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    01-02-2018, 02:20 AM
    Odette: I've sized thousands of bullets through Lee sizing dies and Noe bushings for that matter also. As Craig says, Just don't try too much sizing in one pass. I too, like to install the checks before I PC. One thing I'll warn you of and I...
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    01-01-2018, 08:27 PM
    Just a touch of your favorite color in clear PC ( I like blue or green) and you get that metallic HyTek look Plus the great coverage you get with clear. Gp
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    12-30-2017, 06:13 PM
    MaLar replied to a thread 375H&H or 458 in BP in Single Shot Guns
    If you want recoil the 458 is your baby. If your like me I want to shoot all boolit weights. The 500's with BP will punch you around some. Don't know about the 375.
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    12-29-2017, 11:16 AM
    My sweety bought me a Leupold 3X9 scope. I found her a vintage Singer feather weight sewing machine.
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    12-28-2017, 03:50 PM
    Beat me to it by one minute LOL $45
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    12-28-2017, 03:49 PM
    40 bucks here
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    12-26-2017, 12:31 PM
    uhjohnson: As stated above 4895 is down loadable to 60% fill the case to the base of the seated bullet, weigh this charge and multiply by .6 and that's Hodgdons minimum charge. Also +1 on 10 to 11gr. Unique or around 8gr. of TiteGroup. Gp
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    12-26-2017, 12:18 PM
    725: Yes, that is pretty much the same idea as the Short Lane chamber insert. After a few missteps with some ball and slug loadings I cut the cases at that point and at that point thought it would be better if the brass hadn't been resized in the...
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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