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    02-14-2020, 01:06 PM
    oldhenry: It doesn't seem that it's just S&W. Most of the "new" handguns are just CNC formed parts thrown to gather by a semi-skilled work force and shipped out without so much as a function test. Gp
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    02-14-2020, 12:56 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread .357 rabbit load in Leverguns
    BJJ: I would think that the power level would be a more important factor than the difference between 95 and 125gr. bullet. I'd just work on which bullet would shoot more accurately with a minimum powder charge. Gp
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    02-11-2020, 11:49 AM
    6bg6ga: Very interesting thread. I have one of the Charter Arms 40 S&W five shot revolvers. I may have to give this conversion a try. Gp
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    02-11-2020, 02:09 AM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Noe? in Cast Boolits
    Al has called me twice but has never answered an Email. Gp
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    02-07-2020, 06:20 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread PCP upgrade in AirGuns
    Thank you for your reply MT Chambers. I had a look at the rifles you suggested. Very nice rifles indeed, especially the Day State. I'm thinking I best stay with the Diana PCP (it is pretty accurate for the price) I was hoping to find something...
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    02-06-2020, 07:00 PM
    gpidaho started a thread PCP upgrade in AirGuns
    Do any of you have any experience with the Kral rifles? I have a Diana stormrider, Yong Heng compressor and scba tank and have been thinking of upgrading to a rifle with more air capacity. The dual tank Kral, I believe it's called a Puncher with...
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    02-05-2020, 02:08 AM
    gpidaho replied to a thread We are less one in Our Town
    Sorry for your loss. Gp
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    02-04-2020, 12:27 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread PSA 20" HBAR upper in Military Rifles
    One in seven is a very fast twist for the 223. It should stabilize the heaviest of 22cal bullets. Gp
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    02-01-2020, 12:06 AM
    Lyman #44 Gp
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    01-30-2020, 04:49 PM
    At 7K a day, I think I'd just leave the lead lay where it fell. Gp
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    01-30-2020, 04:45 PM
    AMERC case here just get tossed in the recycle bucket along with worn out brass, they are junk. Thankfully, as stated above, they are out of business. Gp
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    01-30-2020, 02:23 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Looking for a chronograph in Our Town
    I up graded to a LabRadar for the set up convenience and no waiting to go down range but my CED Millennium is a very good chronograph and well worth the money. Gp
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    01-29-2020, 12:12 PM
    It seems that there is still some trouble with the site. After much frustration yesterday my SIL who works with computers for a living was able to get me logged in. Fifteen minutes later site would not accept the same log in data an hour later...
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    01-29-2020, 10:56 AM
    Short Lane shotgun adapters .com
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    01-28-2020, 11:57 PM
    Eastwood semi-gloss clear powder is my go-to powder for shake n bake. Great coverage and I usually add a pinch of my favorite color for a transparent color. An electrostatic gun is the best bet for some powders like the old HF flat black and many...
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    01-28-2020, 11:13 PM
    justashooter; Svarog makes a nice Lyman style sabot mould for the 410 available at ebay. I have one and like it. Mine mics .405 on the front band after powder coating. Gp
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    01-28-2020, 09:59 PM
    3031 is a very good choice for 45-70. Gp
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    01-25-2020, 10:13 PM
    BPI " Ballistic Products" is a supplier of such and much more. Gp www.ballisticproducts.com
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    01-25-2020, 03:03 PM
    The nice thing about loading the new-primed hulls from Cheddite or Fiocchi is that the only tools you need to load them are a scale a wooden dowel and a roll crimping device. Gp
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    01-25-2020, 02:29 PM
    My 336 30-30 is pre micro-groove but the Lee C309-150-F feeds best. I've found a lot of common 30cal. bullet moulds throw bullets with nose too long to chamber in my rifle. I'm sure there are plenty of bullets that will work but the 150 works best...
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    01-24-2020, 01:09 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Lead shot in Casting for Shotguns
    Mike in MD: You'll find a couple of fairly large camps here at Boolits. One side looks at reloading as a chore to be done as quickly and painlessly as possible so they can get to the range and shoot. These are the "manufactures" That have the Nth...
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    01-23-2020, 10:34 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Hull vise? in Casting for Shotguns
    I have a BPI hull clamp and it works fine but so do the homemade wooden V blocks held by a cheap 4" clamp and they don't cost anything but a little time to make. Gp
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    01-23-2020, 09:48 PM
    Just wait until hazmat charges are reduced as a special and buy the primers that match your hulls. I have the primer pocket swag tool and it works fine but why add the extra step? Gp
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    01-23-2020, 02:02 PM
    gunauthor: Loading just one is a good idea. Give it a try. Anything traveling 2000fps out of a 12ga. is going to bite on both ends. Gp
    11 replies | 660 view(s)
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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