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    Today, 08:56 AM
    Red Dot because A it works. B moderate loads 4-7 grains perform very well. Plus are very accurate. As compared to a rifle load of slow powder at 50+ grains. C Red Dot is my go-to powder for most things. Not my SKS's favorite, but everything...
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    Today, 08:28 AM
    "I have to surrender all my rights and demands, and cease from every self-effort. I must leave myself completely alone in His hands," This is the issue that I and many like me struggle with. I worry, if it is in HIS hands why am I worried? ...
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    Yesterday, 09:33 PM
    I have Hipoint carbines in 9mm, .40sw and .45acp. .40 was first, dropped a 60$ Red Dot on it and loved it. Wife loved it, but wanted one that "bumped her shoulder less". Enter the first 9mm (had 2, both used, let a shooting buddy rob me of one) ...
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    Yesterday, 08:09 AM
    Prayers lifted. Hope she heals well and quickly.
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    Yesterday, 08:04 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Lord help us in Our Chapel
    Amen and Amen!
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    06-18-2018, 08:52 PM
    I have Hipoint Carbines in 9mm, .40sw, and .45acp. Of the three I think I like the .45acp the best. I have handi rifles in .357mag, .44mag, 9mm and .45colt. .357 is dang accurate, frankly none of them suck. .45colt is fun but so are the...
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    06-17-2018, 09:05 PM
    Looks like he is just getting things rolling. Will try a .320 0 buck in a month or 2. Possibly a .20
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    06-17-2018, 10:21 AM
    Wipes sarcasm off keyboard. Gee thanks guys. Nothing like sliming my keyboard before I've had my coffee.
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    06-16-2018, 09:12 PM
    Last week cast and loaded 100 200 gr .44 mag. Today it was the Lee .314 90 gr tc for the .32sw long. 55 cast, 50 loaded, nice hour spent enjoying myself. Does not get much better than that. Hot and muggy outside but my basement...
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    06-16-2018, 09:10 PM
    I have a single six convertable, .22lr or .22mag. Cussed it for years, just never could get it to settle down and make decent groups. Then one day I was taking a neighbor to the range and threw it in the bag with the .22mag cylinder in and a box...
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    06-16-2018, 09:01 PM
    ROFLMAO @ educated idiots @ NASA and JPL. Any farm boy can tell you even bumblebee's fly. If the study shows the bee should not fly it seems to me some part of the science is wrong. Danger, Danger Will Robinson!
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    06-15-2018, 10:11 PM
    I don't shoot thousands like Larry G but I have shot a lot of those sweet little .314 90 gr TC boolits. 7.62x25 Cz-52, .300BO, .30-30, 7.62x39, 7.62x54r, and .32sw long. They shoot great. I tend to run mine over moderate loads of Red Dot. The...
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    06-15-2018, 09:57 PM
    I have a 20 foot airgun/blowgun/pistol crossbow range in my basement. Started with a steel 2 drawer filing cabinet. Hung 8 layers of bath towel with a clear plastic tote in the bottom to catch pellets. Have a binder clip screwed to the top to...
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    06-15-2018, 09:48 PM
    I don't use a bench mounted priming system. I do use, and love the RCBS Universal hand primer system. There is a definite "feel" to a perfectly set primer. As well as an primer going into a dirty hole which approaches that level of feel is either...
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    06-15-2018, 09:28 PM
    I have a Heritage rough rider in .22lr/.22mag. It has transfer bar, single action, plus a safety next to the hammer. I do load all 6, and don't worry about it. Currently it is hiding under the corner of my fly tying bench. Fully loaded,...
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    06-15-2018, 09:34 AM
    I have also had good luck with the dollar store fabric softener. I would start with aprox 75% softener and 25% water. Look at your shot and adjust as needed. Rinses clean quickly and easily with cold water. (Garden hose)
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    06-14-2018, 08:47 PM
    I have new hulls from BPI also, Fiochhi and Rio, both have stars.
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    06-14-2018, 09:22 AM
    Alan in V thank you for the link sir. Just ordered 2 sheets, the smaller for 7.5 and under and the next size bigger. Should get me 2 groups, small shot 7.5 and smaller and the larger should be 5's and 6's roughly. Been thinking I need to...
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    06-14-2018, 09:06 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread is .360 too big? in Cast Boolits
    Let the gun do the talking. "i have been shooting my cast boolits with 6 grns of unique in my 357 magnum. this load has been gicing superb accuracy with no leading." Assuming you worked that load up correctly, watching for pressure signs and...
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    06-13-2018, 09:03 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Smiling in Our Chapel
    Pain shared is pain divided, diminished, reduced. Joy shared is joy multiplied, expanded, increased. Share all you will brother GW. Many are here ready to listen.
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    06-13-2018, 08:59 PM
    I have a Hipoint Carbine in 9mm, and a Handi rifle stub barrel also in 9mm. Both are totally unfussy on bullet size, 125 gr to 158 gr they care less. Same for nose shape. I load mine with Red Dot. Common is 3 grains as they can also be shot in...
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    06-12-2018, 09:22 PM
    Just an FYI, just recieved my new .429 200 gr rnfp 6 cavity mold yesterday. Gave it the treatment and a set of handles off a .356 124 I don't use. This morning I turned on the pot, warmed up the mold. 2nd pour all were filled and looking good. I...
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    06-12-2018, 07:42 AM
    I'm with RcMavrick, and I buy a lot from Amazon. Yet to have a problem I could not figure out with one of their molds. Personally I like to clean/lubricate with Liquid Wrench Dry lube. It is a clear liquid that evaporates and leaves a very very...
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    06-12-2018, 07:35 AM
    When it comes to calibers there are no hard and fast rules IMO. Look at .44mag. How do you get .44 out of a .429 or .430 cast bullet? .38 special is another. People label stuff to suit themselves. And it gets stuck there.
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    06-11-2018, 09:24 PM
    I'm really liking the .32sw long. Looking for a less than 400$ handgun with 5-6" barrel and sights. Either .32 H&R Mag or .327 mag would fit the bill. But finding guns chambered in either with the rest of my requirements has eluded me thus far....
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    06-11-2018, 09:05 PM
    Welding or any trade that involves your hands, sweat will work in time. Thing is to stick with it. Keep working at mastering people skills. Don't give up. I've been a jack of all trades most of my life. Everything from making windows to...
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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