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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Today, 02:25 AM
    Sorry to disagree, but you are mistaken. A polymer jacket is much more than a lube, which is a common misconception. Polymer is as hard as copper plating and bonds better than plating to the alloy; a gas check doesn't bond at all. Polymer will...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    Did you check second-hand stores, maybe run and add for damaged pewter?
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    I like to ship brass in padded USPS envelopes. YOu can get them for free at USPS.com, they hold twice as much as an SFRB and cost 5¢ more to ship. I always double up the envelopes.
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    Hi Mike, I wasn't suggesting everyone start PC pure lead, my point as you found out, is the old alloy rules for lubed bullets doesn't apply to PC bullets. I shoot range scrap, which typically tests about 10-11 BHN and it works fine for everything I...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    If you are just starting out I would recommend getting a powder that works from Smoke and try the shake & bake method instead of spraying. The benefit is a completely coated bullet cooked standing up will give you a flat base; there will be no...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
    Maybe I am missing something, but why gas check a plain base bullets when it would be so much simpler to powder coat them?
    17 replies | 1554 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:10 PM
    Barrel fishing weight of the appropriate size or Cast the biggest pure soft lead boolit of the correct caliber and use that for the 308 I use my 311-232-FN
    12 replies | 227 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:25 PM
    I ended up trading for a Dillon super swage. trying to slide those 223's around the swaging pin hidden up under the RC IV was a PITA
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:19 PM
    Mike, back in 2012 I was shooting a match a week in the IDPA and with practice I needed several hundred rounds a week. But after Sandy Hook the shelves went completely bare. I had plenty of brass, primers & powder, but my stash of 5K bullets...
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    Yesterday, 07:48 AM
    Peter…said to Jesus, "But Lord, what about this man?" Jesus said to him, "…what is that to you? You follow Me." JOHN 21:21-22 One of the hardest lessons to learn comes from our stubborn refusal to refrain from interfering in other people’s lives....
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    11-14-2018, 09:34 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Cold dreary rainy UGH in Our Town
    Did you have to "bend over and cough :)? Rice sounds good ... I'm thinking sesame or cashew chicken.
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    11-14-2018, 09:29 PM
    $10.99 for 3.06 pounds :)
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    11-14-2018, 04:29 PM
    Nice, your loss is your gain :bigsmyl2: Cluttered, where? you can still see the reloading bench top :)
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 03:38 PM
    Still looking to trade for 45-70 brass
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    11-14-2018, 03:36 PM
    Knowing what is behind your target is also very important. Many use loads and boolits that will pass through the target and "go in its merry way" and occasionally (I'm not saying any of you would) they miss the target,
    27 replies | 559 view(s)
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    11-14-2018, 12:03 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread cell phone shopping in Our Town
    When you get a smartphone, you will be amazed. You have a world of information in your pocket. On my droid, I touch the mic icon and verbally ask a question, often it will speak back the answer :).
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    11-14-2018, 11:56 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Midway Shipping in Our Town
    A little know fact, USPS does NOT own any cargo planes. all their air packages ride on UPS/Fedex planes in exchange for USPS delivering X amount of their packages. They most likely ship by the cheapest method (ground) and just because you get a...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 11:30 AM
    I think at this point taking the gun into a smith is the prudent thing to do. When I slug a barrel I first cast some pure lead bullets for the caliber then size the lead slugs without any lubricant! I then powder coat the bullets. A properly...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 11:00 AM
    I can see no benefit of lubing a PC bullet, other than I may mist them with a 1 to 12 mix of lanolin and 99% alcohol to make sizing easier. A properly applied and cured powder coating is a superior lubricant to any grease combination; this has been...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 10:25 AM
    Nice find and like so many things, it doesn't matter what it did, it can be repurposed. All you have to do is come up with what you can use it for.
    18 replies | 495 view(s)
  • rl69's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 07:54 AM
    As for me, being on the way, the Lord led me… —Genesis 24:27 We should be so one with God that we don’t need to ask continually for guidance. Sanctification means that we are made the children of God. A child’s life is normally obedient, until he...
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    11-13-2018, 06:40 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread cell phone shopping in Our Town
    Page Pluss is a cheaper service that uses Verizon's towers.
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    11-13-2018, 03:58 PM
    That stinks, I pretty much assume if they don't show pictures or give good details they are trying to rip me off. I don't buy that "grandson" did the listing song and dance either. Looks like a good enough unit so hopefully you'll just chalk this...
    20 replies | 616 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