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  • Alan in Vermont's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 PM
    I just ran into a bunch of those blue looking cases as well, in 223 Rem, headstamped "WIN", and 40 S&W, headstamped "WMA". I originally dumped them in the trash but then sectioned a few and they are brass cases under what I now take to be some...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Today, 07:05 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Ovideo Mauser in Military Rifles
    Probably so. It's a neat rifle, I had always wanted a 7x57 sporter and had a few over the years, but none of them ever clicked with me for one reason or another and they all went down the road. This one is a keeper.
    48 replies | 1521 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Today, 07:00 AM
    It looks like he'll be drilling with an aviation unit not far away. Id also guess he'll get pressed into service helping maintain their wheeled vehicles, guys seem to get informally cross trained a lot when necessary if they have the ability. I...
    13 replies | 301 view(s)
  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    If I were you I would try different head stamped cases. All mil brass seems to be rather thick and doesn't like to be formed a lot all at once. I make a lot of different cases with the 308mil brass, and not all work well, I do get my share of bad...
    7 replies | 116 view(s)
  • MrWolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Glad the learning didn't hurt ya. Lesson learned. Good luck.
    12 replies | 329 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Ovideo Mauser in Military Rifles
    After market barrel, laminated stock, low swing safety, about the only things he didn't do was install a better trigger and grind the mag follower so it doesn't lock open when empty, even had the Weaver K4 on it now when I bought it, though I did...
    48 replies | 1521 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:31 PM
    OK! OK! I'll take it!
    2 replies | 221 view(s)
  • No_1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Asking for prayer in Our Chapel
    Prayers sent.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Ovideo Mauser in Military Rifles
    They're growing on me too. This one is a toy for the most part, but I lucked into a decently sporterized '93 in 7x57 a few months ago that I have fallen in love with. Shot this target at 100 yards with it the other day.
    48 replies | 1521 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 AM
    Isn't #4 buck .24 caliber nominally? Seems like one pellet would be roughly a .22 short. That's a pretty good shot for 90 yards. Congrats.
    3 replies | 190 view(s)
  • lightload's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 11:18 PM
    I'm happy for you. This young man will perform at a high level. You were there for him, an excellent example to set.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 06:57 PM
    Annnnndddd, yep.
    25 replies | 702 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 04:42 PM
    I need the 32 S&W Long!
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  • MrWolf's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 09:47 AM
    MrWolf replied to a thread terkey hunting in Our Town
    I live in the mountains so no field hunting for me. Was out with my puppy the other day in woods and heard two Tom's from different directions calling. I can't walk far with my back so am limited to where I can realistically hunt. Pretty hard...
    10 replies | 223 view(s)
  • MrWolf's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 09:43 AM
    I used the head as an example of hardness. My thought is base of neck also. Thanks I was curious about its impact power as I have toyed with the idea of a nice pellet rifle for awhile now. Appreciate the info. Ron
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  • MrWolf's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 09:26 AM
    Sounds like he is moving in the right direction. Luck!
    13 replies | 301 view(s)
  • tdoor4570's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 09:18 AM
    The (run of the mill ) standard versions went to the wayside very quickly. the rare and very rare versions were the only ones that could hold on or follow you home no matter where you went or what you tried to do to get away from them. Mine must...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 11:14 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Ovideo Mauser in Military Rifles
    Was that .30-30 you built on one of these actions?
    48 replies | 1521 view(s)
  • Pipefitter's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 10:18 PM
    First off, I want to thank him for his service to our country. Next I would implore him into looking into the union pipefitting trade if he shows any skills at welding. The national Plumbers and Pipefitters union has a "Helmets to Hardhats" program...
    13 replies | 301 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 09:50 PM
    He's a military brat, joined the Marine Corps as an Infantryman right out of high school (literally, he hung up his cap and gown and we put him on a bus the next morning), finished his five years term last May, married and divorced along the way,...
    13 replies | 301 view(s)
  • tdoor4570's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 08:37 PM
    tdoor4570 replied to a thread Looking for in Our Town
    Back to the top I hope
    3 replies | 256 view(s)
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I became disabled last year, and as a result I am no longer able to drive and really don't get out of the house very much. I was going stir crazy so I decided that I still had a love for guns so I decided to start reloading. I have a little range set up here on my farm and I am able to go down to my shooting table and do some plinking. I then decided that I wanted to go to that next step and try to cast my own boolits, so here I am.
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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