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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    Good morning geezer If you do that pesky paypal I will buy #1 25-45 upper with bcg and handle. PM follows. Will ship to ILLinois also not Peru. Mike in LLama Land
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    09-10-2019, 02:04 AM
    Good morning Since 1985 we have been storing our firearms in a 1/2 plywood box lined with a large sheet of construction plastic to form a bag. On the bottom was placed a thick piece of carpet as a pad. Box is on wheels and measures 2 feet wide, 3...
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    09-07-2019, 08:23 AM
    Good morning Good idea ! Those white coated slugs make a somewhat optical illusion at first.. Mike in LLama Land
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    09-07-2019, 08:20 AM
    Good morning Mr. John Taylor has helped us with several projets and has always done a first class job. Mike in LLama Land
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    09-07-2019, 06:02 AM
    Good morning We have a Roller in 45-70 that the barrel was loose. Applied locktight 35 years ago and it is still holding firm. Mike in Peru
    28 replies | 723 view(s)
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    09-06-2019, 09:02 AM
    Good morning Remember we have been working with undersized molds for years. "Beagle" it or lap it. I have lapped out numerous Lee molds. Just remember aluminum laps out fast. Metal polish works slower with aluminum. But extra fine grit lap...
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    09-05-2019, 09:37 AM
    Good morning I will buy #3 & #4 & # 7 … PM follows.
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    09-05-2019, 09:29 AM
    Good morning Bottom line Bigger holes are always better. I would be launching a .452 250 grainer flat nose at max accuracy / velocity. You want a complete pass through. you want a nice red trail that is easy to follow if need be. I always...
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    09-03-2019, 05:53 AM
    Good morning If you can take paypal I will buy the .748 and the .610 (#1 & #4 ). Will ship to ILLinois. Mike in LLama Land
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    09-02-2019, 07:13 PM
    Greetings I have a fond spot in my being for that 44 WCF cartridge. Have several in model 92's but alas no Ruger revolver yet. Some how they keep evading me. We use a Saaco mold that drops a 220 grain FNPB. Mike in Peru
    5 replies | 337 view(s)
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    09-02-2019, 07:05 PM
    missionary5155 replied to a thread My Rossi .45 in Leverguns
    Greetings You did a nice job on making your carbine more usable plus look far better. Recoil is east to take care of. Purchase or make a lace on butt pad. They can be bought for about $ 20 . Then find an old torn rubber slip on butt pad. Lots...
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    09-01-2019, 10:34 AM
    Good morning The magazine is the restriction point for OAL. You can nose size the slugs so they chamber easy however long they are. But to much in the case is the issue. Our 1906 Mauser rebarreled by Israel about 1948-50 was once a 7mm. The...
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    08-31-2019, 12:34 PM
    Greetings We bought a 41 mag Steel 20" after they had been out about 8months and the price was down to reality. Probably buy a 16" 41 mag this next time north. Mike in LLama Land
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    08-31-2019, 12:29 PM
    Greetings Mr. Winchester set the standard for the company... Anything the customer wants we can do. Very good practice. But that gives us all sorts of interesting combinations. If this is a real factory special order it will be worth a lot. ...
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    08-30-2019, 04:32 PM
    Greetings I am a bow (recurve) hunter. I rub myself down with apples. I have corn crunchers track me. Mike in LLama Land
    17 replies | 796 view(s)
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    08-29-2019, 08:26 AM
    Good morning With a press an even gentle handle movement gets the removal accomplished. Remember a light hammer strike will not fire a primer. A gentle push from the inside is no different. Mike in LLama Land
    42 replies | 1227 view(s)
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    08-29-2019, 06:16 AM
    Good morning Another 41 mag hunter. We like the 240-265 grain range of slugs just because we like heavy for caliber in whatever we shoot. With those 900-950 fps is all we need for complete penetration from all angles we have shot. Never recovered...
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    08-29-2019, 05:54 AM
    Good morning One possible issus will be "if" your particular barrel has a tight lead area. The RD Molds were designed for Marlin fat chambers to get the proper alignment with the bore. So you are looking at a fat nosed slug. On one rifle we...
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    08-27-2019, 12:37 PM
    Howdy We have a 45 ACP 1911 old type model with the attached steel frame. Shoots whatever load I have run through our 1911's since we bought it about 5 years back. Have a red dot on it which makes for a fast on target rig that hits whatever the...
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    08-24-2019, 10:37 AM
    This is one we will keep to the end. When I look at the prices they are selling for I doubt I would buy another. but about 20 years ago they were very affordable. Not a collectors model so we happily shoot it whenever we get the notion. Was well...
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    08-22-2019, 08:03 AM
    Good morning I will buy lots #7 & #8 .the 100 grainers. PM follows.. Will ship to Danville also. Mike in LLaa Land
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    08-21-2019, 12:55 PM
    Good afternoon Henry Blueing. I failed to make a distinction on that point. Henry steel finish is not as finely finished as older Marlins. Henry uses a more "black finish" and with the steel not being a high polish it all together seems to reduce...
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    08-20-2019, 09:26 PM
    Greetings If you have not opened the side plates and looked at the toggle linkage do yourself and your carbine a big favor and do so. You do want to look for cracks chipped parts... At worse you get a good opportunity to get those moving parts...
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    08-20-2019, 03:16 PM
    Good afternoon These three Dan Wessons are what we call "Switch Caliber" or "Hybreds". Each frame has two possible calibers to change to. On top are the Supermags. Installed is the .414 SM and just below is the barrel /cylinder for the .375 SM...
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    08-20-2019, 08:36 AM
    Good morning Pedersoli does make a nice rifle ! Have a couple Rollers we are right happy with. Mike in LLama Land
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    08-20-2019, 08:31 AM
    Good morning Yes. Have owned our's since the 1st year they came out. We waited until the price stabilized around that $600 amount. With a 255-280 GC it is a fine shooting rifle. Plenty accurate at any sane velocity. Not as fussy as our Marlin...
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    08-20-2019, 05:56 AM
    Good morning We have a couple around the house (Marlin & Winchester) when up north there. Barrels measure at .376 - .377 groove diameter so depending on desired velocity we size .001 - .0015 over groove. A gas check design will help you get...
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    08-20-2019, 05:47 AM
    Good morning Maine1 That is a fine looking Marlin ! Rebuilding a "badly used" lever rifle and then shooting it is a fine way to move along through your learning. One day in the future start applying apple cider to that new mag and it will turn a...
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    08-19-2019, 04:22 PM
    Greetings The 375 H&H is also known as the 38-95 when loaded with black powder. 3F Goex works fine. We use a cereal box wad on top of the powder. If using slugs with only 2 lube grooves dip the noses or smear some BP lube on the nose before...
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    08-19-2019, 08:21 AM
    Good morning I do enjoy home improvements" especially on our dripping Lee's. I still think just lapping the spout / seat was a huge improvement . A single drip once a minute does not hinder my casting at all. Mike in LLama Land
    26 replies | 2044 view(s)
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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