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    05-27-2020, 05:44 AM
    Pipefitter, I tried soaking my ceramic coated grates in water and dawn soap. I did it without doing the burn off as Pit Boss suggested. I am discovering that the burn off procedure is more of a burn on than burn off. If the grates don`t get hot...
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    05-26-2020, 09:09 AM
    Still looking.
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    05-26-2020, 08:51 AM
    Larry, have you considered writing a collection of hunting stories? This one would be a good place to start. You had me on the edge of my seat wondering if you would get the shot off. Well written and fun to read. We need to hear more of such...
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    05-24-2020, 11:01 PM
    It was a long slow progression. keep the faith. it is worth the trip.
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    05-24-2020, 09:37 AM
    I am looking for a .310 and a .324 or .325 Lyman - RCBS type die. Sizes I have to trade: .308 - .309 - .357.- .358 - .429 - .430. Straight across 1 for 1. We each pay our own shipping.
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    05-24-2020, 09:31 AM
    I started out casting with a single cavity mold with my melt heated on a Coleman white gas camp stove. Advancements in order.: 1: Heating my melt with propane camp stove. 2: Heating my melt with a bottom draw. pot. 3: Using 2-4 cavity molds...
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    05-23-2020, 09:29 AM
    dale2242 replied to a thread New Press in Reloading Equipment
    My Jr has a wave washer to hold the handle up. They must be available somewhere. Measure the pin diameter and google it.
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    05-23-2020, 09:08 AM
    1. Model 70 in 22 Hornet 2. Remington XP100 in 7BR. 3. M1 Garand Tanker Model in 7.62X51
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    05-23-2020, 09:03 AM
    gwpercel, Yes I have met one post office worker that was happy ALL the time. Her name is donna and she works at our small local post office. Mailing packages is once again a pleasant experience...dale
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    05-19-2020, 10:32 PM
    Sounds like lots of fun Wallace.
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    05-19-2020, 08:20 AM
    I was loading IMR4895 in the M1. After I shot my 4895 supply down I started working on an 8 lb can of 4064. I am glad that the 4064 worked out as it is available now and 4895 is not BTW I was looking at some targets that I shot with the H&G #86....
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    05-19-2020, 07:58 AM
    I used Easy-Off oven cleaner on the porcelain coated grates of my Pit Boss. I let them set for 10-15 minutes after spraying a pretty heavy coat of the cleaner. Brushing got most of the crust and finished up with steel wool soap pads and a good...
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    05-17-2020, 05:54 AM
    avogunner, I chronographed yesterday and got an average of right at 1900 FPS with my load. I shot at 50 yds and got a 1" group with 1 flyer that was my fault...dale
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    05-17-2020, 05:38 AM
    I have a H&G mold for that type of bullet.
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    05-17-2020, 05:34 AM
    I am thankful that I live in the country. I can go out shooting any time the weather permits. The nearest range is 40 miles away which is not too far if I want to do some serious shooting from there covered concrete benches. There are a number...
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    05-17-2020, 05:23 AM
    Having bought a pellet grill and trying a number of recipes I want to keep the grates clean. My Pit Boss has ceramic coated grates. If I clean them after every use they clean fairly easy with steel wool soap pads but when the rubs get burnt on it...
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    05-17-2020, 05:15 AM
    When I bought my Pit Boss pellet grill I looked up their recipes and "had" to but a bunch of their rubs. With the other seasonings I already had, I am seasoning poor at this point. I have yet to try some of them. Experimenting with flavors is...
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    05-17-2020, 05:03 AM
    What temp and for how long do you cook the potatoes? I want to try some simple bakers on the grill as well as some of the small ones chunked and cooked with olive oil, garlic, etc.
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    05-16-2020, 09:44 AM
    I noticed SW had 2 different powders listed with M1 Garand loads. I emailed them to find out if you can use these powders at reduced levels for cast bullets like you can with 4895 and 4064. I never received a reply. .
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    05-16-2020, 09:38 AM
    Some molds just need to be pressure cast. If you are getting satisfactory bullets pressure casting with it, I would not risk messing it up by trying to vent it. That`s just me. It`s your mold...dale
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    05-16-2020, 09:32 AM
    Boy am I loving this grill. I grilled some jumbo shrimp and fresh pineapple last night. Half the shrimp were marinated in teriyaki and half in orange and ginger. My wife is liking it too. I am doing more of the cooking....dale
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    05-15-2020, 05:32 AM
    What smkummer said. 10 gr Unique with 311291 is very accurate out of my 14" contender barrel. We have shot it to 300 yds. It takes a lot of hold over but could hit a 24" saw blade with some regularity.
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    05-11-2020, 07:37 AM
    dale2242 replied to a thread Getting Old stinks in Our Town
    Sticky notes are an old mans best friend. I don`t think I will live long enough to inventory my gun/loading stuff.
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    05-11-2020, 07:27 AM
    I also have one of those. I think they were came with the S&W chambered in 22 Jet. I would give mine up to an owner of a 22 Jet. Of course, finding it may be another thing...dale
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    05-10-2020, 02:29 PM
    avogunner, To answer your questions: I have not chronographed my load as yet. Been meaning to do that. Procrastination is one of my strong points. I will let you know as soon as I do. I have only shot targets at 50 yds. Groups are holding around...
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    05-10-2020, 08:33 AM
    The carpenter bees are at it again, boring holes in the trusses on the lean-to behind my shop. I tried 22 shot loads which were very effective if you could hit them with the small load of shot. I have a wad cutter that is the right size to fit 44...
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    05-09-2020, 07:40 AM
    Waco, I have been shooting a lot of cast in my M1. My ball equivalent load with 150 gr jacketed bullets is 48 gr of 4064. My cast load is 32gr of 4064 with 1 gr dacron as per Larry Gibson. I have tried a few different bullet weights and profiles...
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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
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