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    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
    I think price will depend on age, condition, and country of manufacture. The early ones were USA made, then Mexico, the latest ones might be Chinese but I'm not sure. Mine is a early pale green USA RCBS. My son sent in a 502 for calibration and...
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    04-19-2018, 01:55 AM
    Nice find. You will love the Contender. They shoot fantastic, shoot them as is you don't need any aftermarket parts to make them shoot well. After market parts create more problems than they solve. I've been shooting them for over 40 years. The...
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    04-19-2018, 01:38 AM
    I own just about something from everyone Dillon, RCBS, Redding, Wilson, K&M, Lee, Leupold, Burris, Vortex, ect and have always had nothing but excellent service. Then there's Lyman. I started buying their stuff in 1969 and things went well until...
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    04-17-2018, 07:28 PM
    Yep, I've got 1 Contender stock set and 2 Encore sets. They have just a bit off cast off and the comb is high enough for comfortable cheek weld for eye scope alignment. I have 1 Fajen aristocrat stock set and they were the very best but they aren't...
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    04-15-2018, 11:06 PM
    Fred makes good stuff and they are nice folks. My oldest barrel is stamped Las Vegas, I've been using their barrels for a long time.
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    04-15-2018, 10:56 PM
    What a year. Winter just keeps hanging on, snowed all day here but afternoon it was melting as it came down. farmerjim I feel for you battling the deer as we have the same problem here. Thousands of the stinking things.
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    04-10-2018, 01:39 AM
    Its going to take the soil temp a while to warm up enough to get excited here. We got 3" of snow yesterday, night time temps in the teens and twenties.
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    04-09-2018, 07:20 PM
    That's for darn sure!!!
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    04-01-2018, 04:08 PM
    Iowa Fox replied to a thread Wipe Out bore cleaner in Our Town
    Been using the stuff since it first came out. I just finished cleaning a 243 barrel the had a lot of vitrified carbon in it. Wipe out & accelerator were the only things that would cut it. Still took me several days.
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    03-27-2018, 09:21 PM
    That would be great news if the state does away with party hunting.
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    03-26-2018, 01:36 AM
    That turned out very nice. Where did you get those wheels?
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    03-26-2018, 01:16 AM
    I have a JM Marlin 1895 CB. Its a decent rifle. At the time I looked hard at the 1886 and handled one at the local gun store but it was a tremendous price differential so I purchased the Marlin. I retrospect if I had to do it again I would go with...
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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