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    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    Had a friend of mine ruin a brand new 8" gong I had bought for my .45ACP 200gr mild WC loads. 5/8" mild steel. I set it up at 25yds. He shot it with a 5.56 FMJ, created a nice "flowered" depression about 1/2" into it. Boy the idiots you can't...
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    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    BOY HOWDY !!!! Looking at that doe I finally understand's what the word "ghastly" means. We don't use buckshot here. So I've never seen the results before. Pretty informative.
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    12-15-2018, 11:47 PM
    Hamish replied to a thread Women carrying concealed in Our Town
    Starbits, My wife carries a kel-tec .380 in a bra holster. Along with a Glock 42 IWB. The Flashbang holster is undetectable and as fast or faster on the draw than IWB.
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    12-14-2018, 06:18 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Small ingot mold? in Casting Equipment
    Check your local Kroeger. They sell LODGE here, the cornbread pan makes GREAT ingots, $19 on sale here
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    12-14-2018, 06:14 PM
    UNIQUE I used to use it in Duck & Goose Loads, back when we could still shoot lead at birds. And lots of Handguns & Cast Rifle loads
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    12-14-2018, 01:19 AM
    I think I've got to check my safes in the garage, that sounds exactly like the 30yr old T/C set up I have for my 10" Bull bbl. I used to use the SAECO (#354) 180gr FPGC cast of # 2 over 16.0grs of 2400. Sized .358, It's a bit hot with today's...
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    12-13-2018, 01:06 AM
    Depends if you Full-Length size. I don't for any .30-30 Load. I Partial-Size only. My loads fit my H & R Handi-Rifle, Marlin 336 and both Winchester 94's. I can't remember the last time I lost a case. Even using full power loads. I...
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    12-13-2018, 12:11 AM
    I changed the oven setting of my B & D to stay on. Now 400degrees even I dumped out the first batch into a sandwich box to dig out the bullets, turned out sandwich box was #5, just added another 20 bullets. Worked better, got full coverage. Tall...
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    12-12-2018, 12:44 PM
    A firearm is a pressure vessel and must be kept within pressure limits to operate safely. It takes gas pressure (powder burning inside a small area ) to push the bullet out of the barrel during the pressure curve. As a heavier Bullet takes...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    12-12-2018, 01:16 AM
    Try 5.2 - 5.5grs of WW231/HP-38 with a 240gr Bullet From the HODGDON Cowboy Action Handout , Jan '03
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    12-11-2018, 11:18 PM
    Remington 700 bdl
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    12-11-2018, 10:52 PM
    Well, Dragon, I guess I don't know anything. 60yrs with the same load is not enough experience for you. I'm not going to waste time listing the pistols this load has gone through. The trouble with most of you folks is you're always trying...
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    12-11-2018, 10:24 PM
    My REMINGTON 700 Classic is 1-12". I've shot SAECO 180gc to LYMAN 250grainer's. Heavier bullets much more accurate. The 200gr makes a great plinker. I80gr kinda just spins off to...?......? Sorry I just use H4895. Ran out of SR4759, gonna...
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    12-11-2018, 10:19 PM
    Thanks, I was reading the 1st thread on PC'ing from 2014.
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    12-11-2018, 09:44 PM
    Why does everyone piss & moan over loading the 9X19 ? It ain't Rocket Science. I've been using same load My DAD figured out in the mid-1950's. 120-125gr TC or Long RN (.356-Linoytpe) over a Max charge of BULLSEYE. Plunk test is...
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    12-11-2018, 07:12 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Cast iron skillets in Our Town
    I just saw one of those chain mail scrubbers in a LODGE Package at our local RALPH'S ( Kroeger) Supermarket. Kinda freaked me out. Goes against EVERYTHING ABOUT CAST IRON I WAS RAISED ON. Been eating food cooked in cast iron since before I had...
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    12-11-2018, 06:17 PM
    I am doing my first PC as I write this. My first 20 45cal bullets are in the little convection oven getting coated with HF red. Doesn't look too good. Not a smooth coat, used 20-250gr, 2 TB powder, 3 TB black 6mm BB's. Tumbled 6 min. Oven...
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    12-11-2018, 12:53 PM
    BorderBrewer replied to a thread Prayer Request in Our Chapel
    Prayers sent for your brother, for you, and for your family. God Bless you all and may our Lord Jesus welcome Jim into his loving arms.
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    12-11-2018, 02:41 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Old Keith 44 New Crimp in Cast Boolits
    Were you going for a std roll crimp ? If your round drops in & out of the chamber, there is no problem. If you want a roll crimp, then you have some careful die adjustment to work on. The only way to get a good roll crimp is to start with cases...
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    12-11-2018, 12:26 AM
    I use 30w in mine. Got an old glass eye dropper to fill and remove oil from reservoir.
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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
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