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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    I was aware of them 3-4 years ago. Looked at them hard. But in the end went with Hipoint Carbines in 9mm, .40sw, and .45acp. Cheaper, full guns, no issues or worries if my pistol frame is exactly enough like the model they list that it will work...
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    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread lee bushings in Reloading Equipment
    A Make sure lock button on the press is depressed fully, so that it CAN turn. B Channel lock, or waterpump type pliers to grab that rim and turn it. But I have to tell you, every single time I could not get a bushing out, it was because the...
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    12-11-2018, 10:26 PM
    Rocket science no, one of the trickier pistol cartridges IMO yes. As stated above so eloquently, expect consistency and you will be disappointed. You need to approach this on a gun by gun basis. Trying to take shortcuts will get you stuck in...
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    12-11-2018, 10:11 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Would apricate prayer in Our Chapel
    You got it brother.
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    12-11-2018, 10:59 AM
    Agree, tumble over existing. Gives you 2 levels of protection. Does not need to be thick either, thin but consistent is IMO ideal.
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    12-10-2018, 09:56 AM
    I do a light coat of BLL over my Ben's Red. Works great. Almost all all of my cast & lubed boolits are in cheap plastic food storage containers. Some round, some square, some screw on, some snap on. Bit of everything down there. I have...
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    12-09-2018, 10:31 PM
    I have been using 2% Carnuba wax with BLL for some time now. With Carnuba, all I have read says 1-3% is all you need. I guess I never really understood the point of heating the JPW to drive off the mineral spirits just to add more mineral...
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    12-06-2018, 10:37 PM
    I've had a couple of things that helped. Nothing was a permanent solution other than take a good long lunch and thaw things out. A Moonboots a size larger than normal. Cut closed cell foam (camping sleeping bag pad, etc) a hair larger than your...
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    12-06-2018, 08:51 AM
    I have a pair of 60$ Truglo's on my pair of Ruger Mk III 22/45's. Both 2.5 dot, I tend to keep them turned down as low as possible for indoor shooting. Both on a decent day will put 10 rounds in a pop bottle top without touching the sides at...
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    12-05-2018, 10:25 PM
    For me it was a Cz-52 and it took finding the right bullet mold to truly solve the problem. I tried several options but the Lee .314 90 gr Truncated Cone TL solved it. Played with seating depth until they would all plunk cleanly of their own...
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    12-04-2018, 09:12 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread CBD ointment in Our Town
    My wife has tried the CBD oil with fair success. Seems to work well but does not last a long time. She is also diabetic, slow healing. The skin on her arms got to be thin, like tissue paper. A cat scratch, a bump, and there she is using antiseptic...
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    12-04-2018, 08:57 AM
    Get the NRA firearm safety book, go through it with them. Explain the words. Explain just how serious a subject this is. Sit through "sweet sundays gone" with them. Explain as needed. Then, yes I prefer a plain bb gun and pop cans. Simple,...
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    12-04-2018, 08:42 AM
    "IF" it was post ****, and I was out with my 9mm carbine or 9mm handi rifle stubb barrel. "IF" I had a good under 75y shot, and the deer was moving slow or still. "IF" we needed the meat, yeah I'd do it. If I took the shot I have very...
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    12-03-2018, 11:07 PM
    https://leeprecision.com/mold-dc-c358-200-rf.html Would be my #1 choice for anything .35 caliber rifle. Don't think you will find it in a 6 cavity. But the price is reasonable. In my .357 Handi rifle single shot it shoots dang well over 4.6...
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    12-03-2018, 08:55 AM
    Easier to buy a pound of real carnuba wax flakes and not have to wonder exactly what is in it. The bag I bought will last me the rest of this life and and probably most of my grandkid's lives. Remember 2% is all you need.
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    12-03-2018, 08:40 AM
    My Win 94 .30-30 has a sling with pockets for 6, plus one of those elastic slide on carriers. Most of my single shots have either the elastic carrier or a strap on carrier. Adds virtually no weight and a lot of functionality. And as noted...
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    12-02-2018, 07:00 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Slip sinker mold in Our Town
    I have an egg sinker type with the wires, the soft steel wires it came with seemed to "Wear" smaller where the lead surrounds it, making removing the wires a real pain. Stainless would be good. In my case I went with a Do-it walking sinker...
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    11-28-2018, 11:07 AM
    I have numerous fixed sight SA revolvers for carry, for hunting or woods defense I have a GP 100. I know I am outside the parameters of the OP, but when talking switching up loads a swing out cylinder makes more sense. I can then easily change my...
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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