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    02-23-2018, 12:16 AM
    I paid more than that years ago when I bought my T-7. If you can use another press jump on this deal. I doubt you'll ever find a new one at this price again. Gp
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    02-22-2018, 04:53 PM
    Just fun and reliable plinking carbines. Mine is in 40S&W a round I much prefer in the carbine than in a pistol. They are inexpensive, reliable, fun and also ugly. What's not to like.Gp
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    02-22-2018, 01:09 AM
    ^^^^^me too. Gp
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    02-22-2018, 01:03 AM
    I too, believe Blue Dot a little slow for 9mm. It does work very well @ 8gr. in my Hi-Point 40 S&W carbine with 180gr. bullets. Gp
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    02-22-2018, 12:58 AM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Which rifle in Cast Boolits
    I bought the Mossberg 4X4 in 25-06 when Bud's had them on close-out special, only $250 and other than the plastic magazine it's a pretty good rifle. I think their well worth the price asked. Gp
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    02-22-2018, 12:51 AM
    I believe the most reasonable and useful gun would be the Blackhawk convertible, good resale value too. That said, sometimes you've just got to go with the one you think would be the most fun. Gp
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    02-21-2018, 06:40 PM
    Mid-South sent me this warning also. The rifle I bought is a Mustang break-barrel and I didn't see that model listed but my #s are just 150 or so lower than the bottom # I E-Mailed Lyman to make sure but haven't got a reply. Gp
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    02-21-2018, 12:08 AM
    It seems to me that PC can take a real beating if properly cured but even if everything else is done right it is very easily scraped by any sharp or rough edge. Most likely the problem. Gp
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    02-19-2018, 09:28 PM
    Title says it all. Factory with proper headstamp. I know, good luck, but you got to try.Gp Thanks for the replies. Closing thread. Gp
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    02-19-2018, 05:33 PM
    Whelen: I have the Saeco #352 FP mould. The meplat isn't that wide. I weighs 240gr gas checked. I could stick a few in an envelope and send along so you could see if they'd feed from both sides if you'd like. Gp
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    02-19-2018, 12:49 PM
    I for one, have completely lost faith in Remington-Marlin. I have several older models of each that are fine rifles and among my best shooters. The last three of their products I've purchased have been complete PsOS. The wheels have fell off over...
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    02-19-2018, 12:31 PM
    Bump. Good price on great powders, all powders I use. Just a little to far to drive for ftf. Good luck on the sale. Gp
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    02-19-2018, 12:26 PM
    Steven66: I would recommend the NOE expansion die and plugs over the Lyman or RCBS. The function is the same but you can chose to the one one thousandth of an inch which size expansion plug you need for the just right fit of YOUR bullet. Gp
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    02-18-2018, 10:44 PM
    Graf's brand powder is Wano. Just got 4lbs of fffg and a one pound can of ffg. I'm just getting started with BP but it seems to work just fine. Locally the shops only carry subs. so it's mail order for me hazmat or no. Gp
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    02-18-2018, 08:10 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Gun Safe in Cast Boolits
    alamogunr: Six months ago they still had a site and an office girl but had shut down production. Another good Idaho business lost to the recession. Gp
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    02-18-2018, 12:36 PM
    Faustus: Thanks for putting up the videos. That's what I'm up to. The adapters in the second video are available at Short Lane. I've had good service from them, shipping is usually free and fast. I get delivery of their products in just a couple of...
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    02-18-2018, 12:00 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Gun Safe in Cast Boolits
    I much prefer the mechanical locks. My Heritage safe (out of production) came with a Sergeant/Greenleaf lock and it has given me no problems in fifteen-twenty years. Gp
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    02-18-2018, 11:48 AM
    longbow: I would be the last to criticize your "Bubba" fix. this whole adventure is sort of a "Bubba" sport. Most likely tinkering with something best left alone and with no solid purpose other than for the fun of it and because I can. "Bubba" or...
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    02-18-2018, 11:22 AM
    I'm very fond of my Shimano reels. For the purpose you describe, I think the Calcutta TE 201 would be hard to beat. Gp
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    02-18-2018, 11:06 AM
    longbow: Right now with the 20ga. I'm using the Short Lane 209 primer conversion that works pretty much like a hull cut off at the brass-plastic line. Load the BP then a stuffable wad (Sheeps wool for now) then the load of buck shot. The Rossi...
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    02-18-2018, 12:06 AM
    I have two RCBS vibratory tub cleaners, a Lyman ultra-sonic and a Lyman Cyclone SS pin tumblers. Each have their spot and chore in my brass cleaning efforts. Gp
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    02-17-2018, 09:33 PM
    Following, I have a 12ga. break barrel that is threaded for chokes on the way. I intend to use it as a smooth bore musket for BP loads of buck and also for round ball. I'm currently using a 20ga. Rossi in this manner, I like this shotgun for it's ...
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    02-17-2018, 01:36 PM
    LostSoul: the 175 Lee works good in my 8s and is inexpensive. My favorite is the NOE 326407 190gr. FN. Gp
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    02-17-2018, 01:15 PM
    NOE sizing bushings and case expanders are your friend. You can get your cases exactly where you want them size wise. Gp
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    02-17-2018, 12:53 PM
    Ghosthawk: The lighter bullets that I've tried in my 444 Handi include the Saeco #62444 @ 205gr. (44-40 bullet) the Lee TL430-240 and the Noe 429421 245gr SWC. These being revolver bullets helps to keep the recoil light enough to enjoy plinking....
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    02-16-2018, 10:51 PM
    Saw earlier above the worry of a slow twist in the 444s, that is why I bought my Handi rifle 444. It has a 1 in 20 twist and has no problems with heavy bullets. That is the main reason I own that rifle instead of a 44mag. The 44mag brass is less...
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    02-16-2018, 07:46 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Pat Marlin check maker in Gas Checks
    I use my BP lube (Beeswax and olive oil) Clean and lube at first sign of sticking. Gp
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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