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    08-20-2017, 05:10 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread PayPal Broken ??? in Our Town
    Mal Paso, I just checked and it appears your sponsorship is valid until 11AUG19. If you have any issues with your membership here please contact me. Robert
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    08-19-2017, 08:41 PM
    Nice shooting! I agree - you may be on to something.
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    08-19-2017, 04:07 AM
    This is correct.
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    08-18-2017, 04:54 PM
    Actually this is a private forum. Forums live or die based on the members actions. Subject matter changes by the day base on a variety of factors. Attitudes change with the weather - for example when it is extremely hot or cold outside more...
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    08-18-2017, 09:50 AM
    The problem with threads such as this would be folks commenting without knowing the complete story. Anyone who knows us (Staff members) know we rarely ban anyone and for a member or members to reach a perma-banned status something pretty serious...
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    08-17-2017, 12:23 AM
    .............I bought a 8lb jug maybe a year and a half ago, and had yet to see much load info. I haven't used any of it yet. The Alliant handout only had 2 listings for it using the 223. Seems they spec it in that cartridge for lighter slugs (ie:...
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    08-17-2017, 12:12 AM
    ..............I discontinued my custom machining business in April of 2016. The only dies I continue to sell are those (Lee & Lyman) that I have in inventory. The Lyman .432" die was by far THE most popular size by far. Those were gone by the Fall...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 02:01 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread 8x57 bullets in Cast Boolits
    Sounds to me like finding a suitable 8mm slug will not be that difficult. Don't know who mentioned casting next to the propane tank? It seems to me that all your issues are your own. Time was when 8mm or even the so called "Fat 30's" and also...
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    08-13-2017, 04:44 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Team Boolits & Donations in Our Town
    "Team Boolits" is separate from the Annual Server Fund Drive but in the end everything helps to keep this place running.
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    08-13-2017, 03:50 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread 8x57 bullets in Cast Boolits
    .............Minuteshaver, have you slugged your rifle yet? Reason I ask (I'm gonna assume here) you have a military rifle. Slug it and see what the barrel mic's at. You can buy some cheap lead fishing sinkers for slugging material. If it so...
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    08-12-2017, 02:53 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread 8x57 bullets in Cast Boolits
    .............Several outfits make moulds for the 8mm. Lee is the least expensive and offers a 175gr GC design. Then you also have Lyman, RCBS, and then Redding. Don't know what you're looking for specifically. Of the several 8x57's I have they range...
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    08-11-2017, 04:48 PM
    Welcome aboard! 44 Special is one of my all time favorites. Great post BTW. Take care, Robert
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    08-10-2017, 03:20 AM
    ............I don't have any photo's because back then I didn't have a camera:-) I had cast pure lead Lee 457-405 slugs and used 20# (.004") paper to patch them in my MkIV Martini. Using my favorite load in the 577-450 which was 38.0grs of IMR 3031...
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    08-08-2017, 11:01 PM
    ............I'd really like to have a levergun in 35 Rem. I'm sure there's one out there with my name on it if I looked :-) The only 35 Rem I have is one I built on a SR Mauser action. It's a nice cartridge with no pretensions. It's also a...
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    08-08-2017, 10:55 PM
    Buckshot replied to a thread 40-82 questions in Leverguns
    ..............I easily converted 45-70 to 40-65 so I'd think that 45-90 to 40-82 would be the same. For me, I found the best way was to run the donor cases through the die in 4 passes. I did do a few in one pass, but the effort was a bunch. Even...
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    08-08-2017, 10:48 PM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Savage 340 in 222 in Factory Rifles
    .............Don't know why you'd want to change cartridges, but Numrich has'em: https://www.gunpartscorp.com/gun-manufacturer/savstevspgfld/rifles-sav/340-series/340-late-mdl ...............Buckshot
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    08-08-2017, 10:29 PM
    .............I had an 01 FFL for 20 years, and gave it up in 2001. I first used it in 1983. However the 2nd GOOD 'OL DAY'S weren't really that long ago (but I'm 64 :-). These were from the mid 90's Century Arms Intl: ..............Buckshot
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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