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  • Walks's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 AM
    I shot A LOT of SKEETER LOADS growing up, for the same reason SKEETER did. Brass for .38 spl was a whole lot cheaper & more plentiful than .357 MAGNUM CASES. We always kept our brass for those loads clean, sized, expanded, and primed. Ready to...
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    06-16-2018, 11:34 PM
    LEE doesn't list the "soupcan" anymore. Or you could go lighter: ACCURATE, 31-125, F OR FG
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    06-16-2018, 11:15 PM
    Walks replied to a thread What a workout in Cast Boolits
    A good mold shelf makes all the difference. moving the molds as little as possible helps too. I fill the mold, move it 6-8" to the left, set it down. Pick up the filled mold next to it, move it 12-15" to the right (other side of pot) knock off...
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    06-16-2018, 10:54 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Hot plate temp in Casting Equipment
    350 degrees according to my BRAND NEW IFR. I've kept the knob turned to #4 (1-5 MAX) for 30yrs, use a cast iron diffuser plate for mold warmup and keeping hot while I fill the empty pot and switch to second pot. As far as BALL'S & MINI'S for...
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    06-16-2018, 11:33 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Bore Butter for lube? in Boolit Lube !
    I use T/C Bore Butter or LYMAN Black Powder GOLD in an old LYMAN 450 to lube & size Bullets for Black Powder Cartridges. I cast, then lube & size in the cool winters here in SoCal. Then the bullets are stored in the garage fridge. If I loaded & then...
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    06-16-2018, 11:20 AM
    I own 9 S & W DA Revolvers. All are pre-1980 guns. I have put more rounds down range through them and 5 COLT DA Revolvers in the past 60+ years. Never have I had a revolver of ANY KIND "DOUBLE" on me. Only time I've heard of anything like this...
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    06-15-2018, 01:01 PM
    Not in California. All cartridge firearms that ammo can be made for, are considered the same as modern.
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    06-15-2018, 12:53 PM
    SMOOTH & SHINY Balls are a good thing.
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    06-15-2018, 12:48 PM
    Grew up on a STAR & LYMAN 45. When I started my own reloading setup 43 yrs ago I bought a LYMAN 450. Added an RCBS about 10 years later for Black Powder Lubing. The LYMAN 450 has had a Heater since they came out 25-30 yrs ago when they 1st came out....
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    06-15-2018, 12:30 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    I get calls from local construction companies ; "We spoke to you last year,,,,,,,,yada,yada,yada?......... If all my Dr's, Insurance Co. & Phamacies could understand the CONCEPT of calling my cellphone, I'd just rip the house phone out a the wall.
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    06-14-2018, 03:09 AM
    I grew up loading the old LYMAN #454190 & #42798 &40143 that had no crimp groove. We seated & then crimped seperately over the edge of the ogive. Could always tell we had a good crimp by tapping the loaded/crimped round, bullet nose hard on the...
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    06-13-2018, 04:06 PM
    Back in the day when I could still see well enough, my SSM 5 1/2" would group 1 1/2" at 25yds from a rest. Factory .313 throats, .312 bore. guess I just lucked out. Sized the SAECO 325 to .314 and never looked back. Did that because that was the...
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    06-07-2018, 05:49 PM
    I've had a pair of 2cav for about 15yrs. Lube with ???forgot who's mold prep????? smoked to start, haven't done it since. Use it in GLOCK 23 & 35 with WOLF bbls, a RUGER SR40 and a COLT SAA 1st gen .38-40 with LEE crimp die. Size .401, lube with...
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    06-05-2018, 03:46 PM
    I second the suggestion of UNIQUE. I've used it in .45-70 for plinking loads all my life(64yrs). And my DAD before me. I use IMR3031 for COWBOY side matches. 34.0grs behind a LYMAN#457193 cast 1/20 - 420gr bullet. It shoots great in my 1884...
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    06-04-2018, 07:54 PM
    I waited the 6 weeks after my bipass, then only light loads hand guns.
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    05-31-2018, 11:44 AM
    Calamity Jake started a thread Meeting & Greet in Our Town
    Anyone in the Las Vagus area? I will be in Vagus Monday thru Friday next week bowling a tournament, will have some free time, would like to meet if you have the time.
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    05-29-2018, 02:10 PM
    That handle set up is the reason I've never bought a set to try.
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    05-29-2018, 03:23 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Which Lead Pot? in Our Town
    If you plan on casting more then 100-200 bullets out of a 2cav mold , 10lbs is fine. But it won't satisfy you for long. You'll buy more molds, more cavities. Put yourself ahead, buy the 20lb.
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    05-29-2018, 03:06 AM
    See if you can find an old LYMAN die set from the 1960's. They size the good soft REMINGTON Brass down far enough to have the bullet create a bulge underneath a .427 bullet cast of 20/1 or softer. Choose a Short nose bullet with a groove you can...
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    05-28-2018, 04:50 PM
    I got 3 "free" Lee 2cav aluminum molds. BEAT TO ****. Sprue plate screws cross threaded. 2 of them with old style alignment pins. I tried them though. Cast a few bullets, then the sprue plate would fall off into the quench bucket. Some day I gonna...
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    05-28-2018, 03:31 PM
    Shot an indoor bench rest air gun match this morning, dropping 5 points on a 15 point shot put me in 2nd place. When the competition is that close it's fun!!!!!!!!! :D
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    05-27-2018, 04:42 PM
    I kinda enjoy watching folks going through the same "satisfing of curiosity" that I went through 40yrs ago.
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    05-27-2018, 03:35 PM
    I read once that at the start of the colonization of the America's that the Indians had their own unique species of dog but not a wolf-dog hybrid. It's been extinct for over a 100yrs. Maybe a few survived on their own and live in the deep woods...
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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
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