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    Today, 12:06 AM
    I just got my HANDLOADER yesterday. Skimmed over the article. Not much new. I take anything Pearce writes with a BIG GRAIN OF SALT. Look at the article by pure numbers. Allowing just 5 minutes to load the brass & shoot 5 rds for each individual...
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    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    I got a new in the box, LYMAN Small block single cavity mold cut for the #358446, from fleabay. It was still in the plastic, with the old shirt board grey striped box, wrapped in the old brown wax paper. I gotta wait until next Friday until I...
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    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Sizing die compression in Cast Boolits
    I cast the #358495 out of COWW or 20/1 for about 10yrs, until I realized I COULDN'T cast better then I could buy swaged HBWC's. Lubed only the bottom 2 grooves, sized .358, never noticed the lube grooves being "squashed". My DAD used to cast the...
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    09-20-2018, 06:57 PM
    If it's tapped for a receiver sight, you should be able to mount a small red dot, like a Bushnell TRS-80 to a rear mount. Worked like a charm with SMLE a while back. They're very accurate and no having to D&T more holes in the barrel,,,,,
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    09-20-2018, 01:21 PM
    Hamish replied to a thread Meanwhile at the range.... in Our Town
    "who can't hit a 12" target at 600 yards with jacketed?" That's priceless pac. Waste no breath on the dim.
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    09-20-2018, 09:10 AM
    (For those unfamiliar with Nilgai, they're built like a tank, and tough to get good penetration on.)
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    09-20-2018, 03:46 AM
    The way folks treat their brass since the coming of Progressive Reloading presses has drastically altered reloading. I can't even use the term HandLoading. Ammo is shot up as fast possible, and loaded just as fast. In the three most common...
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    09-20-2018, 01:57 AM
    Could it be for that .45COLT ammo that was loaded for the COLT 1909. I seem to remember reading something about the rims being made wider because the standard cartridge rims would slip off the extractor, jamming up the revolver.
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    09-20-2018, 01:34 AM
    I've never "forgotten" I owned a gun. But I've lost a few that I loaned to friends that died, and my plea's to have them returned were rebuffed by family members. The Police consider it a family matter, or in the case of a different City, a...
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    09-20-2018, 12:25 AM
    I keep all my brass separate. When I pick it up at the range it goes right back in it's own box. I've picked up so much brass from .32ACP to .50AE since I was 3 or 4yrs old, that I can tell what a cartridge is by blind feel. I've still got some...
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    09-19-2018, 11:54 PM
    I used to load a HORNADY HBWC. Gave me pretty decent accuracy at 50ft. Never tried a cast bullet. Didn't have anything that would drop at .360 or larger.
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    09-18-2018, 05:46 PM
    Hamish replied to a thread a prayer for smokeywolf in Our Chapel
    SW, When we lose a companion, we lose a bit of ourselves to them. I feel your loss bud.
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    09-18-2018, 09:55 AM
    Hamish replied to a thread WC860 In MilSurps? in Military Rifles
    Standing on the shoulders of the folks who came from Aimoo, and made this board great, loaded up CastPics with a treasure trove of solid information, has made my cast journey about as painless as it could have been. Buckshot, you have my thanks...
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    09-18-2018, 05:44 AM
    Hamish replied to a thread Please read in Grumpa
    We've lost one of the good ones,,,,,,,. I always enjoyed reading your posts Grumpa.
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    09-18-2018, 01:10 AM
    Hard News. My Condolences to his Family. I really enjoyed his posts, he had a GREAT DEAL OF INSIGHT into our pastime. May his Alloy always be pure and his pours drop clean. And may his groups always be small & round.
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    09-17-2018, 11:01 PM
    Shot thousands of rounds of 7TCU and 30 WCF through 10" barrels. The only thing I didn't like about the 10's was I couldn't shoot them "dead frog" like I could the 14'ers.
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    09-17-2018, 10:29 PM
    I think rwadley's post deserves this one: (a little background/history of some of the more common lube ingredients) http://www.lasc.us/LubeIngredients.htm
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    09-17-2018, 12:10 PM
    Hamish replied to a thread Fun at the old ball park? in Our Town
    Who's "caregiving" who????
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    09-17-2018, 08:20 AM
    Hamish replied to a thread WC860 In MilSurps? in Military Rifles
    I use a lot of WC870 in anything .308 or larger and find it very accurate. Have read many times that magnum primers will help. Duplexing a couple of grains of fast flake powder down next to the primer will help cure unburned kernels if you want to...
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    09-16-2018, 10:57 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Taurus 63 in Rimfire Area
    I got a Taurus model 94 in the early 90's. It was part of a trade. A 9shot version of a S&W 63. It had the roughest chambers of any gun I've owned or even fired. I did everything I could to clean & polish the chambers. To no avail, turned it over to...
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    09-16-2018, 10:36 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Changing minds??? in Our Town
    I live in southern L. A. County. At the start of the King Riots in '94. As the Newscasts showed the rioters moving steadily south, my Neighbor on the West side knocked on my door asking to borrow a gun. As we were in the garage picking out one from...
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    09-16-2018, 08:14 PM
    Like Guesser, I'm another one for the LEE 93gr RN in .32 Long. Being on a fixed income I have to make do. I also use the 93RN for the few H & R cases I load. I also use the LYMAN #311252 RN in .32ACP & .32Short & Wimpy. Between the 2 bullets,...
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    09-16-2018, 07:59 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Auto Parts Cost Rant in Our Town
    Technology is not our friend. It makes everything more expensive to buy and much more expensive to fix. And half the stuff you can't fix yourself, because you don't have $500,000 in Diagnostic equipment. At $35,000 as the average price for a...
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    09-16-2018, 05:27 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Auto Parts Cost Rant in Our Town
    Technology is not our friend. It makes everything more expensive to buy and much more expensive to fix. And half the stuff you can't fix yourself, because you don't have $500,000 in Diagnostic equipment. At $35,000 as the average price for a...
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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