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    Today, 10:28 PM
    Won't he be in for a shock when no one wants to buy them for what he is going to ask for them.
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    Today, 08:38 AM
    Earlwb replied to a thread My 105 shell in Vintage Ammo
    I saw this shell casing that was polished and engraved for President George W Bush at his Museum and Library in Dallas Tx.
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    Today, 08:29 AM
    Earlwb replied to a thread old ammo in Vintage Ammo
    That is pretty neat. Thanks for sharing.
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    Today, 08:26 AM
    They do have a list of handgun cartridges here It pretty much covers all of the known cartridges made. Italy and some other countries were known to make odd size cartridges for their...
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    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    I think it would be pretty neat if they get to sell them for a nice price, but I would expect them to be selling these in the $1,200 dollar range when they do start trickling them out. Many years ago I bought one but it cost me like $400 at the...
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    06-19-2017, 10:35 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread 22 Shorts @ Palmetto in Rimfire Area
    I was pleasantly surprised when I saw they had quite a few boxes of CCI .22 Shorts at our local Wal Mart a while back, and .22 Shot shells too. I didn't think they would ever make .22 shorts again. I remember as a kid buying .22 Shorts when I...
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    06-19-2017, 10:14 PM
    Earlwb replied to a poll Am I a youngster? in Cast Boolits
    Well I had cast my first bullets when I was 16yoa. it was for a trade musket .40 caliber smoothbore. That was like ages ago too, way back there in the early days. I think they were wearing Tricorn hats back then. :-P But everyone has to start...
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    06-19-2017, 06:19 PM
    Nice collection. Those are some of the classic most notable cartridges too. I don't think that black powder will cause much if any corrosion of the cases. But the old mercuric corrosive primers, when fired, would likely weaken the cases. As I...
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    06-19-2017, 09:40 AM
    Bouncher50 is correct, one can convert the 348 Winchester cases to 11x60mm Murata. But you may want to slug the bore to confirm the caliber as some rifles may have a oversize bore in them. One of the brass cartridge making businesses might be...
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    06-18-2017, 12:09 PM
    I pretty much do what the others do. I use hot water and Dawn dishwashing detergent. With a tube attached to the nipple or a tube/nipple insert. I can then use a thick patch and pump the cleaning rod up and down inside the barrel. I repeat to be...
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    06-18-2017, 11:57 AM
    I always used lots of hot water and Dawn dishwashing detergent. Then I switch to just hot water to sort of rinse it good. I dry it and then oil it using gun oil. I never had problems with rust. Using a thick patch one can pump up and down in the...
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    06-17-2017, 08:06 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread How to bulge a barrel in Rimfire Area
    To tell the truth, I would have never thought it was possible to ring a .22 rimfire rifle barrel. Usually the barrels are pretty heavy duty to start with and the rim fire cartridge isn't exactly a high pressure item either. But you live and learn....
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    06-17-2017, 08:00 PM
    Waiting on the Pot... Sort of like a "Watched Pot never boils".
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    06-08-2017, 10:12 PM
    The only thing I can say is try it and see what happens. Usually the rifling twist rate is intended for heavier bullets, but it may work just fine for your purposes though. It sure won't hurt anything to load up some rounds and try it on a target...
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I started hunting and using guns when I was about 10yoa. I have been doing it ever since, sometimes with a hiatus for a while though. I first got into reloading when I was 16yoa with a 7.65 Argentine Mauser and a 12 ga shotgun. I really enjoyed that too. I do have quite a few bullet molds that I have acquired over the years and I cast many bullets myself to be used.
Grapevine Texas
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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