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  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 07:03 PM
    starmac replied to a thread Sticker shock in Reloading Equipment
    But who makes a new cast iron or steel C press?? Like I said I do not need a press, just thinking one of the old c presses would be handy for some things. If I needed a single stage press, I would probably go with the lee classic cast.
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    Today, 06:50 PM
    starmac replied to a thread oops in Our Town
    Ah, missed the window, that just sucks. I actually lost one once, I started up a steep hill on an old logging road and it just rolled out the back, it hit on it's wheels so no damage to either truck or wheeler.
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  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 06:08 PM
    I am probably wrong, but I thought all cb's were ballard. It is pretty easy to look in the muzzle and see though, if you are looking at it in person.
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    Today, 05:58 PM
    starmac replied to a thread oops in Our Town
    Ah, one of the many reasons I still like long bed pickups. What was it that cost 700 bucks?? Probably 8 to 10 times a year here I see folks lose there quads off of trailers, or out of the pickup beds. It is usually at highway speeds and totals...
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    Today, 05:53 PM
    starmac replied to a thread Boat gun in Our Town
    What works for one may be totally useless to another, anything I could fit in my pocket would never work for any of the three questions.
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    Today, 02:43 PM
    excellent. a lot of guy's don't realize that the cartridge itself becomes part of the maschinery in the lever guns and especially in the 92 types. their length and bullet weight/shape influences how well they feed and at what speed they feed....
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 PM
    9's work for lots of stuff if you have the draw dies. you can pull it all the way down to 30 caliber rifle jackets but it's something like a 5-6 step draw. they make 40 cal bullets in 1-2 steps and no drama. I use the 40 brass to make 44 mag...
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    Today, 02:31 PM
    starmac replied to a thread Boat gun in Our Town
    I received my first firearm, a 20 gauge single shot at 9 years old. The very first outing with my new shotgun was across the ship channel to some islands that had some pretty good rabbit hunting. By the time we got back there was surface rust on my...
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    Today, 02:27 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread frangible boolits? in Cast Boolits
    the bullets hit the back stop and flip up and over it. I get most of my hand gun type range scrap from behind the 50 yd berm. you can make frangible boolits with the equipment you have. the cost however is going to be out of control. anyway...
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    Today, 02:23 PM
    the whole point of carrying a sidearm is to protect yourself. which is what you used it for. I do wonder if any of your neighbors called the cops though they might not have even heard the shot. heck they propably don't even know where that...
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    Today, 02:09 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Boat gun in Our Town
    Bill. those 311 and 312's are starting to be sought after if they are in good workable shape. the very early 312's are actually very nice guns and were rebranded higher end 'plain janes'
    27 replies | 332 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    I have used the XTP's for deer a number of times. they have failed to open and seem to perform like my cast RNFP's when they don't. when they do open they are even better. the key is the velocity you use them in, I was running some of them on...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 PM
    I mostly use a levergun and keep in the pines and just scoot along real slow watching everything. the 358 above is kind of the rifle with a scope compromise between the two. our area here is similar to your front range or western slope area there....
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    Today, 08:33 AM
    But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. —Acts 16:25 The world watches with great interest when a Christian faces adversity. Every one of us faces hardship. Every one of us...
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    Today, 12:39 AM
    It is recommended to clean relentlessly with a baking soda mix and something like a tooth brush to neutralize the vinegar.
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    Today, 12:27 AM
    starmac replied to a thread Boat gun in Our Town
    I actually bought one that floats just for that purpose, at the time they were put out as a charter arms ar7. It was one of the firearms that I can count on one hand that went down the road. The only thing about it that suited my needs was it...
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    Today, 12:08 AM
    starmac replied to a thread Solar Electricity in Our Town
    I hope this works out as planned. I have known quite a few folks that were off grid and their place and appliances were planned out just for that purpose, but this has always been because grid hookup was either not available at any cost, or just...
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    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    starmac replied to a thread Zippo Lighter in Our Town
    Some folks are downright touchy about their Zippos. Years ago a friend and I were sitting at a picnic at a lake drinking beer. He had a zippo that was dysfunctional, low on fluid, flint or god only knows what, anyway everytime he tried to light up,...
    18 replies | 436 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