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  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    Today, 08:55 PM
    I killed many rabbits with shorts whe I was a kid. I could buy shorts for 25 cents, longs were 30 and long rifles 35. It was hard to scratch up 25. My son was up from Florida a month ago and asked if I knew where he could buy shorts as he needed...
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    Today, 08:44 PM
    Tarantulas don't do any harm, just give you the willies.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 08:38 PM
    http://www.machinistsworkshop.net/ http://www.machinistsworkshop.net/magazine/
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    Today, 08:31 PM
    DLCTEX replied to a thread Blackeyed peas! in Cookin' Recipe's
    In our area black eyes are picked while still green, but mature, then shelled and canned or frozen on a cookie sheet and then kept frozen in a cloth bag (pillow case) until cooked. This method permits removal of any amount you want. These have a...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 PM
    rockrat replied to a thread Smokers in Our Town
    Don't know how much they are nowadays, but bought a "Cookshack" small smoker about 17 years ago, not a bit of trouble with it ever.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 PM
    just do this... DOUG GUY !!!!!!
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 PM
    http://www.accurateshooter.com/technical-articles/reloading/expander-mandrels-and-neck-tension/ Expander Mandrels and Neck Tension Lapua brass is so good that you’ll be tempted to just load and shoot, if you have a “no-turn” chamber....
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 07:12 PM
    I'm not a COW fan and would rather use a buffer in some of those applications. remember that a filler just fills an air hole and a buffer is a compressable inert material. they both have their place. a Dacron type filler works better in the sharp...
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    Today, 07:03 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Abechrombie & fitch in Our Town
    To the right person that would be worth a fair amount. Way to collectable to use.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 PM
    I'm sticking to naked lead for the majority of my shooting. the Powder coat has it's place and can be quite helpful in some situations. the oven is still useful for heat treating boolits either way. I like having options to problems when they...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:47 PM
    umm. for a wad cutter you taper crimp.... kind of. it's mostly ironing the sides of the case flat. neck tension is more than enough for 3 grs of powder to ignite properly.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:44 PM
    well before noon is after midnight :lol: I do face North too hmmm but the door to the oven is facing south.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:41 PM
    yeah.... but. the neighbors don't like it when you let the front lawn go to seed so you can plant the back lawn.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:39 PM
    you got a little stringing with the 44. a primer change could bring that into a little round hole. for P-dogs I really like the speer 125gr 'TNT' it has to be their most accurate bullet except maybe their 100gr BT controlled expansion for the 25...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:34 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Alignment problem in Cast Boolits
    Jim they are press fit with an anvil. when we done the HM-2 molds I had them change how they were doing their Pins. they were going straight into the aluminum mold block so I had them add steel inserts with variegations on the outside of the...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:28 PM
    it wasn't too long ago scrap brass was well over 2$ a lb.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:25 PM
    plain base is plenty good. the lower velocity and longer length might not be compatible. especially if you get a 44 mag rifle with the twist rate for a 44-40.
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    Today, 06:15 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Abechrombie & fitch in Our Town
    no,,,,, you gotta hook up the Fitch attachment. too bad you couldn't get the gun the kit come with, I'm thinking it should have been a British SxS.
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  • white eagle's Avatar
    Today, 05:01 PM
    My next 44 magnum handgun will be a S&W model 29 (blued version) with a 4"barrel easy to carry and will handle anything that a pistol needs to handle at present I have a Ruger bisley flat top in 44 special with a 4 5/8" barrel it hits what I...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Today, 04:01 PM
    I had 2 sets of dies and over 600 pieces of brass, for many years, before ever finding a 41 to play with. What in the heck took me so long? There are now several, and their my favorites. Less punishment for equal performance. What's not to love?
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  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    Today, 03:55 PM
    I keep the barn swallows from building in my shop and porches with a stuffed raccoon toy. Just hang it where they want to build. After a few passes they move on to "safer" places.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 03:31 PM
    If you do mix up some #2 alloy odds are it will spoil you. The difference in the quality of the bullets between straight WWs and #2 is remarkable. You should see a marked improvement in the quality just by adding the tin. Enjoyed the conversation...
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    Today, 03:17 PM
    DLCTEX replied to a thread Smokers in Our Town
    My Masterbilt 30" digital has been great for more than a year now. Sorry your's didn't last.
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  • 44man's Avatar
    Today, 03:16 PM
    I don't, I shoot the .44 as is. the .357 as is and any caliber as is. The .44 mag is not a .44 special. The .475 is not a .480 either. You buy a big magnum and want a .38. Just why did you buy a big gun? Every post is for lighter loads with guns you...
    49 replies | 1272 view(s)
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Ohio for a while Kalifornia then who knows where - Missouri?
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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