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    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    I am SO glad someone bought it. Eliminates the temptation.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:11 AM
    .54 is the most popular in this area. .50 is fairly rare. I just finished a .53 Poor Boy a couple days ago.
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    03-21-2018, 03:22 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Venison?? in Our Town
    Should be fine. I still have some mastodon in my freezer, and who knows how long THAT has been in there!
    20 replies | 342 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    03-21-2018, 03:13 PM
    I disagree with removing it every time. That causes thread wear, and failure. Myself and other gun builders I know recommend only removing once a year for examination. Put them back in with anti-seize on the threads. The only reason to remove one is...
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  • TheDoctor's Avatar
    03-20-2018, 11:49 PM
    PM sent.
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  • sundog's Avatar
    03-20-2018, 10:07 AM
    I upgraded a Hornady (passed to a family member) to Forster years ago and never looked back. Good quality tool that is used often. For very large batches I use a RCBS power trimmer. It works well also. A Lyman brass prep center (powered) is...
    6 replies | 189 view(s)
  • sundog's Avatar
    03-19-2018, 10:18 AM
    Pete, PM coming atcha. Daughter bought lucky SIL a new rifle. He'll need this.
    2 replies | 227 view(s)
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    03-18-2018, 01:45 PM
    sundog replied to a thread Pet peeves in Our Town
    Six or eight bays of gas pumps. Two on the end are gas/diesel. ONLY pumps being used are the gas/diesel pumps by gas pumpers, and guess what you need?
    56 replies | 1361 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    03-18-2018, 10:55 AM
    For elk and moose, I would recommend nothing under 260 gr. I wouldn't even consider the 200-220 gr. range. Off angle shots may not give the penetration you want. IF you are going to push beyond factory velocities for cast, better have a good rifle...
    38 replies | 829 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 10:39 AM
    I've used Rich's flints, and bless him for making them available. However I did find they really wear a frizzen, so I keep them for emergency use only.
    14 replies | 388 view(s)
  • Tom Myers's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 06:01 AM
    In all the Marlin Lever actions that I own and have worked on, the cocking lever has an extension that enters a slot in the bolt and also engages a slot in the forward firing pin. When the rear of the lever is rotated down and forward, the lever...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 08:53 PM
    ...............I'd picked this mould up many moons ago and haven't even warmed it up yet. I'm in the process now of inventorying all my moulds and would like to know what this one is supposed to be. Looks like a 30/31 cal, maybe 160/180 gr RNGC. ...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-15-2018, 01:01 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread My USPS story. in Our Town
    ................As life continues on I've been selling of some unused firearms and other gun related odds 'n' ends the past several months. I had an 01 FFL for close to 20 years, but that was used for 'Receiving' :-) and there wasn't any shipping...
    16 replies | 654 view(s)
  • Tom Myers's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 07:54 PM
    Steven, Make a sketch of the chamber with, at least, the dimensions outlined in red in the first image below. Also send along a fired case or two. The mold mfg. should then be able to design a bullet to fit the fired case and free-bore, with...
    11 replies | 406 view(s)
  • Tom Myers's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 12:50 PM
    Steven, What caliber and chambering are you working with? The end of your drive rod should be as close to bore diameter as possible without possibly damaging the bore. If the end or your rod is significantly smaller than the bore, maybe you...
    11 replies | 406 view(s)
  • Tom Myers's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 12:08 PM
    Messy bear, Lee Lists that Bullet as having a Ballistic Coefficient of 0.210 I acquired that mold some time ago to use in my 45 Long Colt revolver but never got around to trying it. Gonna have to do that this summer. The only thing I have...
    42 replies | 1281 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 02:04 AM
    .................This is a PS: to the above, I sure wish that somehow, someway the powers that be would jump out there and re-release a flatbolt version again in original chamberings! I'd buy one or two of'em. This one is chambered 38-55 and...
    17 replies | 789 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 01:51 AM
    .................Well, ya know as they say, "Back in the day", Marlin DID make lightweight versions they called (oddly enough) Light Weight models. I'd bought an old Marlin baseline model (26" oct bbl, full length mag, crescent buttplate) for a very...
    17 replies | 789 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 01:13 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread New Toy in 45 Colt in Leverguns
    ................I also have one. It's a rifle, 24" octagon bbl, blued, colorcased. Steve E recommended some heavy cast slugs for it and I can also recommend them. I like the RCBS 45-270 SWC, and have also used the Lee 458-340F (lube-size...
    7 replies | 516 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