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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 10:31 AM
    Like I said before the human digestive system isn't compatible with blood. Prime rib (or what I call raw roast) is even worse. If I eat a rare steak or even medium rare im bound up for a couple days. I like my venison and beef cooked so there just...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 10:24 AM
    why do you feel base first sizing trues up a bullet better then nose first? Competitive shooters have been nose first sizing for generations. If your doing it to seat checks seat them before you pc and there a lot easier to put on. Also ive tried...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 09:33 AM
    H322 was originally a repack surplus powder but it was not the ball powder Accurate 2230. H322 was surplus IMR 8208 an extruded stick powder from 5.56. When surplus ran out I believe Hodgdon had a replacement made in Scotland for a while.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 07:22 AM
    Physical birth and Spiritual birth are sight. "Born of water" refers to physical birth.
    1 replies | 26 view(s)
  • alamogunr's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 AM
    Looks like a piece of string or something similar. It doesn't look like a crack to me. But then I could be wrong. SWMBO says I don't see or hear too good.
    4 replies | 124 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 AM
    I love it when this topic comes up. Everybody piles on with their idea of the best single stage press, and I could do the same as I consider my BPM Hand Press to be the best there is. However,,, I started in 1971 with a Lee Loader in .243 which...
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  • gbrown's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    gbrown replied to a thread Rough week... in Our Town
    Sorry for all the misfortunes here. I've had good and bad days in my life, hope ya'll experience some good days, soon. You might want to get a cane--not to help you walk, but-- to nudge some dogs out of the way. Dogs have a habit of wanting to...
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:40 PM
    Just tore the P3AT down to pins and springs. Pretty grimy in there. I cleaned it and oiled it all back up and put it all back together.
    49 replies | 1438 view(s)
  • nicholst55's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    I have handled that Bowen revolver, but I declined the privilege of firing it. This, after Hamilton spent five minutes regaling me with stories about how everyone who had fired it paid in blood. A beautiful gun, to be sure. Uberti and Cimarron...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:50 PM
    Unfortunately the Oehler M43 is no longer available as they sell the upgraded M83 system. It is pretty spendy. The M43 cost about $2800 ten or eleven years ago when I got it. It also requires an additional lap top and a printer. You might...
    46 replies | 1813 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:36 PM
    "The end target range I'm looking for is between 1250 to 1400fps." Start at 2.5 gr Bullseye and work up to 3.5 gr.
    3 replies | 101 view(s)
  • rockrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:29 PM
    I alloyed some of the Rotometal stuff with some linotype and a chunk of #3 babbit. Should have come out around 4% sb, 3% sn and .3% Cu. Everything was close, except for the Cu, which was 1.2%!!!! That recycled stuff must have had around .7% Cu
    525 replies | 217076 view(s)
  • Jack Stanley's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    Brass is WCC81 brass . It is .303 , boxer primed , primers are crimped . Medium flat rate box has 275 empty cases and 180 of those are once fired . The rest are once or twice fired . All yours for a postal money order in the amount of seventy...
    1 replies | 127 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    Yes it threads into the front of the breech plug. Other versions use carbide bushings. http://arrowheadsporting.com/breechplugs.html Not sure what a flash hole extension is but these systems do reduce and extend the flash hole. Once they erode...
    68 replies | 2948 view(s)
  • Bloodman14's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    So, does that thing thread into the front of the breech plug, with the 209 in the back? Does it act like a flash hole extension?
    68 replies | 2948 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    2nd installment of my .02. When you consider that we have Pumpkin Balls, Lyman Foster Slugs. Lee Drive Key Slugs, Lyman Sabot Slugs, the STI Sabot Slugs plus the 14 different varieties of Russian offerings, we have alot of choices of how to spend...
    9 replies | 273 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 03:27 PM
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  • alamogunr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    My wife tells me the same thing but we are in a small town, I know the police chief(went to HS with my younger son) and his parents. Neighbors have also encouraged me to try to reduce the squirrel population.
    4 replies | 116 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:32 PM
    "Perhaps there actually isn't any greater increase in pressure inside the primer? Or if there is an increase it is not a sufficient increase to pose any problem or danger." I don't know the answer but I tend to agree that it's not an issue at...
    68 replies | 2948 view(s)
  • Johnch's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:49 PM
    I just got back from a walk at the Marsh I am a member of I figured the groundhogs might be out , so I took the Ruger 77/22 Hornet that I had bedded I had some 45 HP gr cast bullets that I was given last fall Great shooting , but the lube was...
    3 replies | 149 view(s)
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Ohio for a while Kalifornia then who knows where - Missouri?
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construction millwright - steam turbines and material handling equipment


I was always taught to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any!

Μολὼν λαβέ; approximate Classical Greek pronunciation [molɔ̀ːn labé], Modern Greek [moˈlon laˈve]), meaning "Come and take them" is a classical expression of defiance reportedly by King Leonidas in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae.


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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