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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 11:38 AM
    My 2 I would think that a thicker GC would be best if installed on a boolit with a smaller GC shank. If you were to size/crimp a thick GC onto a boolit with a GC shank that is the proper size for a proper thickness of GC, then I suspect you...
    11 replies | 166 view(s)
  • 2ndAmendmentNut's Avatar
    Today, 11:20 AM
    2ndAmendmentNut replied to a thread USPS Money orders in Our Town
    I just deposit money orders at my bank. I have never been able to cash a money order at the post office for more than $40. Now that I can mobile deposit checks from my phone I actually prefer personal checks. Sent from my iPhone using...
    39 replies | 669 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 AM
    I have never noticed any issues with Lead and Lead alloy availability. with that said, Lead is a commodity and is (and always has been) subject to price rise and fall...but for our hobby purposes, those price changes are negligible.
    9 replies | 155 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread USPS Money orders in Our Town
    This reminds me of the troubles I had, when I accepted a cashiers check from the Royal Bank in Scotland...it was the strangest looking paper check, almost no words/writing on it, just a holographic symbol on one side and "Royal Bank in Scotland"...
    39 replies | 669 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 08:15 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread 6.5 BlowMore in Factory Rifles
    same can be said of about any cartridge. All have advantages and disadvantages. Take the 270 for instance. Its a big seller and why? Because some gun writers convinced the world that it was a game changer when in truth they were just trying to sell...
    29 replies | 381 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:57 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Solar Electricity in Our Town
    My buddy lived far enough away from the nearest power and in a very rocky area where plowing cable would be expensive. he decided to go with a combo or wind and solar. I forget now what it all cost but at the time I figured it would take 20 years to...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:41 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    were suppose to get a permit to take the meat too but they don't enforce it unless you are pinched for violating and try to claim it was road kill. Dnr would rather see the meat used and they and the local police would much rather I clean a deer of...
    67 replies | 1346 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:35 AM
    mixing it with 70lbs wont get you 18bhn without water dropping but it will about put you in ww territory. Even at ww hardness if your gun is built right that alloy should shoot fine. 50lb mix might be closer.
    29 replies | 695 view(s)
  • 2ndAmendmentNut's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 AM
    Not sure if Im missing part of the post or something, but if it is a self defense scenario be sure to be the first one to call. If capable your attacker will call 911 and make you out to be the aggressor. Best to have your 911 call in first and...
    19 replies | 505 view(s)
  • waco's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    10.5gr of Redot is my go to load in my Rem. 788 .308 with an NOE 190gr 30 Hunter PB boolit. It cuts sub half MOA groups at 100 yards @ 1325fps.
    4 replies | 141 view(s)
  • waco's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    Sweet looking rifle there bud!
    4 replies | 141 view(s)
  • waco's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    Angle that steel down. I don't shoot at any steel closer than 50 yards with handguns and 100 with rifles.
    10 replies | 270 view(s)
  • jimkim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    I don't know. I did order a 303 Brit expander for my 30-30 though. If your seater is built like mine, you can use the same top punch you size with as a seating plug. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
    13 replies | 270 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:53 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread USPS Money orders in Our Town
    It appears I am part of the Lucky few, who live in a small town with a post Office that is rarely crowded with patrons. More than once, I had a MO that was too large for the cash in the drawer, so the clerk just asked the Post Master to get more...
    39 replies | 669 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:47 AM
    yep, 1 Tablespoon to about 1 pound (US) would be my suggestion. Also, if your candle wax doesn't have any beeswax in it, I'd use a little less than 50% that's my 2
    7 replies | 210 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread please say a prayer in Our Chapel
    well I spent about an hour talking this over with her. She says she made a big mistake and is glad she didn't die. She said shes willing to go through any program the doctors recommend so that's at least a start. She said that is tough and shes had...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:27 AM
    Like I said ive casted THOUSANDS of good bullets out of ww and even pure lead with no tin and if you have you lead temp and mold temp right you don't need any tin. By the way I don't know if you plan on casting with that super hard alloy or using it...
    29 replies | 695 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:10 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    Mary I once freaked out a liberal tourist up here (we have lots of them) We were heading to camp one fall day a few years back and got about 5 miles out of town and saw a range rover pulled over on the side of the road and a deer laying in the road....
    67 replies | 1346 view(s)
  • 2ndAmendmentNut's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 11:02 PM
    I think I saw a video on one of these on the Forgotten Weapons channel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 replies | 357 view(s)
  • waco's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 08:50 PM
    Sweet first post ktoons........
    5 replies | 323 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 10:37 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread arbor press? in Our Town
    there is a fix for that. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?344979-Photobucket-FIX
    20 replies | 573 view(s)
  • wonderwolf's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 10:07 AM
    no worries, This mold I think will be a good goldilocks bullet for the wheel guns and the carbine....can't wait to cast some up, now to wait on the pins.
    161 replies | 7300 view(s)
  • wonderwolf's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 09:14 AM
    wonderwolf replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    One good reason I stopped putting gun stickers on my truck. Simple cable lock and hide the bolt in the glove box or something would keep it from being a smash and grab. Ground hogs and coyote are all I'm worried about, if I'm not doing anything...
    67 replies | 1346 view(s)
  • wonderwolf's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 09:10 AM
    Bump, I'll be on the road over the weekend so If comms are slow with me just keep that in mind.
    7 replies | 621 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 08:36 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Bacon Shrimp in Cookin' Recipe's
    that I will try!!
    9 replies | 317 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