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    Today, 10:24 AM
    Congratulations. Someday I hope to even shoot a flintlock. lol.
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    Today, 09:01 AM
    I agree. It looks really nice and I am sure it will do a nice job with most applications. But the price is way to high and it does not have much leverage. My $100 press is good to go for swaging. I would be surprised if you could swage with this...
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    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    It certainly is made from a lot of cast iron. 22lbs? That's a heavy unit. The one question I have from looking at it is about the fulcrum. It looks as though it is made to travel a long way with a short stroke. This dramatically reduces the fulcrum....
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    12-14-2017, 05:31 AM
    I have heard that the beliefs of the native Americans were quite varied. Some believed as you state here but there were many different belief systems across the land. I believe that there is a single thread of truth. Many folks believe that "what...
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    12-12-2017, 03:33 AM
    On a side note. When cashiers in stores ask me if I want to donate a dollar to "such and such charity" I say No, Would such and such charity like to donate a dollar to me?. In the book of Acts they shared with everyone as they had need.I have...
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    12-11-2017, 04:11 PM
    We used to call it the "temple tax". All we want to know is "do you or do you not pay it?"
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    12-11-2017, 01:55 AM
    I use a very similar method for Harbor Freight powder. I just keep dumping the powder back over the bullets in the strainer until I get the right coverage. However I have found that Smoke's powder goes on so much thicker and easier that it is not...
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    12-09-2017, 08:04 PM
    I just thought I would post this for those of you who have questions about some of my processes. This post is over a year old and I have changed many of the techniques that I used there but all the basics are the same:...
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    12-06-2017, 07:56 PM
    I took gabapenetin for a couple of years. I didn't realize it but it was causing me to lose strength/stamina and made my mind a fog. Got so bad I couldn't walk 100 yards to the mail box. Thought I was headed to the grave. But I quit gabapenetin and...
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    12-06-2017, 07:30 PM
    Correction: US prices WERE on an upward spiral headed toward being on par with Australia. But now with a little sanity in the White House, (in my opinion..and that is the one that counts) prices here will be on par with pre 2000 prices in 2.5 years....
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    12-05-2017, 04:29 PM
    I just read the story. This gun by Savage is made for smokeless powder. Smokeless powder and muzzle loaders just don't do well together. That is all I know.
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    12-05-2017, 01:59 AM
    This stuff looks like it would be a lot better than chore boy. As I previously posted I bought the "cheap" copper plated steel scouring pads and used those. The PROBLEM I FOUND with chore boy (pure copper) is that they do not seem to have sharp...
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    12-04-2017, 05:09 PM
    I don't know if you want to try this but I tried not copper but copper plated steel pot scrubber strands on a brass brush and it eventually got the lead out of a 22 that had been used for rat shot for 30 years. The first few passes even showed that...
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    12-04-2017, 01:52 PM
    Question: I would think that even the 32 "short" S&W, provided it is used in a strong enough gun, could be loaded to just under supersonic speed with modern powder. That is probably the route I would go ...and may indeed in the future. Any ideas on...
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    11-24-2017, 04:51 AM
    I have been looking for an inexpensive 32 S&W top break in my area. Haven't seen one yet. There is one about 100 miles from me for under $70. They said it shoots but is probably in pretty rough shape. I think that the prices are going to go up fast...
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    11-23-2017, 03:30 PM
    I wish I lived in West Texas I would drop by and buy some. But alas, Wisconsin is too far to drive.
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    11-23-2017, 02:36 AM
    I believe that you can sign up for dropbox with a tablet and transfer pictures to that to download and post. I would love to see that. Sounds like a wonderful thing!
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    11-22-2017, 08:05 AM
    I am going to try and document the different processes of reloading 22 LR that I use. Here is a video of filing aluminum powder from a computer hard drive. I also describe how I use the powder in the reloading process. ...
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    11-22-2017, 01:28 AM
    For anyone out there who wants to know how to extract priming compound from toy caps, I made this video. Keep in mind that this primer is corrosive. Also keep in mind that when it is dry it is extremely sensitive. I have had this stuff go off when...
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    11-20-2017, 06:01 PM
    Bwaaaahahaahahaha. You win the biggest chunk o' lead award. Unless there is someone here who owns a mine and smelting factory. For you other guys, I admire your organization skills. I just pour mine into muffin tins and write the hardness on them...
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    11-20-2017, 03:37 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Already ruined a mold in Cast Boolits
    It seems that almost every time a nooby has problems with casting it is because they are not running hot enough. Just remember this: Until your bullets come out frosty, you are not too hot. Even the frosty ones are ok to shoot. It just tells you to...
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    11-19-2017, 03:43 AM
    I use the jacketed range scrap for my 22lr bullets. They test pretty close to pure lead in hardness. I would say about 7bhn to 8bhn. But that is a guess.
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Raised in Wisconsin. First gun was a Model 1890 Winchester 22 short gallery gun. (1906 version) I hunted with that from the age of about 9. First deer rifle was M1917, 30-06. Shot my first deer with it at 13 yrs old. 365 yards with that wonderful peep sight. I quit hunting in 1984 and consequently haven't fired a gun since . Just started shooting again in 2015. I got a 22lr. Now I am reloading 22LR and will be reloading 22WMR and 9mm Luger also.
Central Wisconisn
Always interested in mechanisms. Studied guns. watch making, internal combustion etc.
Have had many jobs. Mechanic in different areas, welder... many grunt jobs. Retired disabled PC Tech


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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