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  • OS OK's Avatar
    05-26-2020, 10:01 PM
    A bamboo skewer hot glued across a paint can lid is handy. I don't use them for the charge anyway, just for trickling charges or dumping 2/3'rds of a desired load on my old RCBS auto powder dispenser after pushing the start button to make it...
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    05-25-2020, 11:32 PM
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    05-25-2020, 09:27 AM
    Spring Branch High School, class of 68, West side of Houston...we were the Bears.
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    05-24-2020, 08:50 PM
    Everybody out there that has done any BHN testing with LEE BHN TESTER usually says that it is a good system but the weak link in the chain is holding that 20 power measuring scope and getting an accurate measurement. That's been a thorn in my side...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 08:45 AM
    What kind of pot are you going to feed those big chunks-O-lead into?
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    05-24-2020, 07:39 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Boxes for molds in Our Town
    I believe this box came from Harbor Freight...I have sorta outgrown this one now so I'll an another box when I get around to going there again. I coat my steels in Mineral Oil USP for stowage so this plastic tool/parts box works nicely. I...
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    05-23-2020, 11:43 PM
    Not what I had. Plain white boxes with WCC headstamps with conical, not ogive FMJ's. 50 to a box with no dividers. Tim
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    05-23-2020, 11:40 PM
    Devils advocate thought. If evil wins a single soul has not evil won? Tim
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    05-23-2020, 11:32 PM
    I was frustrated by the rarity of me shooting sub moa groups. None of the gun I owned were known tack drivers but I was nagged by the though that I might be the problem not the guns or ammo. I bought a used bench rest rifle in 6mm ppc and a nice...
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  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-21-2020, 11:00 PM
    People who shoot small groups using cast bullets are not often interested in YouTube or other video sites. Their fame comes from places like "The Fowling Shot. The comps happen many times each year and always a bunch of under 1 moa groups. ...
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  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-20-2020, 12:26 AM
    Fired both my 32 S & W's today. Was checking here for powder charges to load more ammo. A new model 1 1/2 and a fourth Model double action. I am suggesting to my wife to use the Fourth Model instead of her Walther P22. Tim
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    05-19-2020, 12:02 AM
    Not sure but I think I can relate to your frustration.:bigsmyl2: As much as I hate to admit it, sometimes you just have to get a dang bag out and shoot off the bag to find out if the loads really are good or not...since the knuckle-head behind the...
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    05-18-2020, 03:23 PM
    mac60 replied to a thread Do you ride? in Our Town
    OK - just got back from the dealership. Just bought a Harley XL1200NS Sportster. My current ride is a Kawasaki VN1500. This is my first HD. Plenty of low end torque, just enough power and good mileage. It's pouring down rain, so I didn't ride it...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    05-18-2020, 02:30 PM
    I bought the MKII FVT ... it is sitting in the Smiths safe, has been for a month now. My Cal DL expired in April and our DMV is not open so I can renew it so I can prove that I am me...the expired one is me too but somehow it's not me anymore even...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    05-18-2020, 05:56 AM
    Lead sizes differently depending on it's blend...check this chart out, the rightmost columns deal with specific size dies and what size the lead cast actually comes out of those dies. This prolly has something to do with your results too.
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    05-18-2020, 05:40 AM
    I always see that color when I'm smelting dead soft lead, the deep blues & purples swirl in the top of the pot like an oil slick but when the ingots have cooled the lead can have a darker blueish tone but I've not seen it collected on top of an...
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    05-17-2020, 11:29 AM
    "It ain't no toy! It'za must have type deal" ...keep saying that over and over as you speed back to the gun shop and fork over the cash!
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  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-16-2020, 03:02 PM
    I don't know what the magic is with that Hornady ammo but it is better than my best handloaded ammo. I look forward to loading that brass. Tim
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    05-16-2020, 02:57 PM
    Looking for a niche: .22 LR covers 26 to 40 gr bullets at 740 to 1650 fps .22 Mag covers 30 to 45 gr bullets at 1560 to 2330 fps .22 Hornet covers 35 to 55 gr bullets at 2300 to 3100 fps .221 Fireball covers 35 to 55 gr bullets at 2900...
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  • mac60's Avatar
    05-15-2020, 09:31 PM
    I have a 95/34 and m95 stutzen. I load the Lee c338-220-1R sized, lubed and checked in a Lyman 450 then sized .334" in a push thru sizer Buckshot made for me. I load 'em over 16 gr. 2400 - suits my purposes just fine.
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  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-14-2020, 12:07 AM
    My target velocity for plain base loads was 1400 fps. Got there with around 8 grains of Red Dot, 9 grains of Green Dot and 10 grains of Unique. Back off a grain with any of these and it will drop the velocity about 100 fps. Tim
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    05-13-2020, 02:32 PM
    OMG there is a J-word in the picture, I hope there is not smokeless:kidding: There I fixed it for you
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  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-13-2020, 12:44 AM
    I was expecting something big. Anything less than 50 cal. is just middle sized :kidding:
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    05-12-2020, 01:43 PM
    My kids learned on the RockChucker when they were just 'spuds' back in 75...now the grandkids learn on a turret... Precious memories!
    19 replies | 868 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