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  • waco's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 PM
    I like H335 Sub half inch 5 shot groups at 100 yards with 25gr and a 55gr Nosler Varmagedon.
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  • waco's Avatar
    Today, 07:25 PM
    I finally got around to casting some boolits with my new mold. They drop from the mold at .312" and are very round. I sized them down to .311" and lubed the bottom two grooves with Glenn's black. I loaded up 10 rounds with 9gr H110
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  • 2ndAmendmentNut's Avatar
    Today, 06:16 PM
    If it was me... I would remove the existing adjustable sight and file/grind a piece of bar stock or aluminum to fit the existing sight slot and utilize the same screw. I would would then groove the fabricated piece for a rear sight. I would not...
    19 replies | 490 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread arbor press? in Our Town
    I didn't really modify one. Mine is a old used Dake (made in USA) that I got at a scrap iron yard, I cleaned it up and since it came without a Anvil plate, I made a custom Anvil from two 3/8 steel plates, to hold a FCIII gas check die.
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    Today, 03:41 PM
    I am a member of a UK based internet forum about self-sufficient living. Very few members from the US, so I just chose to use "Minnesota" as a user one else there from Minnesota. Most everyone on that forum post in their profile,...
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    Today, 03:35 PM
    I get a phone call from a stranger. he asks, "is this Jon?" I say, "yes." He says, "it was real difficult finding you, I lost the piece of paper you gave me with your contact info at the local gunshow." I ask, "How did you get my ph...
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    Today, 12:57 PM
    Hardcast416taylor replied to a thread Rude Surprise in Our Town
    It happened to me back in 1961 on a Mercury Monterray car while I was driving a (at the time) gal friend home. I pulled over and popped the hood to pull the horn wire. Wonder why she never went out with me again?Robert
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 11:41 AM
    I totally agree. and I'll add, a deformed boolit will still be accurate enough at short range. But once you start shooting past 25 yards the poor accuracy will be obvious.
    19 replies | 378 view(s)
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    Today, 11:21 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Headlights in Our Town
    A few days ago, looking at my "yellowed" plastic headlight lenses on my Toyota, which I posted about previously (the polishing compound treatment lasted about 1 or 2 years?). I decided to read up and try the "DW OFF" (Deep Woods OFF insect spray)...
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    Today, 10:52 AM
    I've always used my name or an abbreviated version of my name on the internet, as well as using my State and town and or an easy to decipher slogan for such. I've always been an "open book" type (Extrovert). I've known many people who are much...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 05:25 AM
    my brother in law is retired dentist. He used to give me all those strips until he went with more modern ways. He said when he checked that he was told 99 percent lead, 1 percent tin.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 05:23 AM
    i don't know about all of them but cast performance bullets used to use a alloy similar to ww and water dropped it to get hardness and to allow the bullets spitting out of the casting machines to be able to land in water to prevent damage from them...
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    Today, 05:20 AM
    they both retired as chiefs (E7) at 22 years of service. Both still had kids home and both had to get a second job to get by. 50 percent of an E7s base pay isn't all that great. Figure in they loose there housing allowance and hazard duty pay and...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 05:06 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Welp, I'm screwed. in Our Town
    I can remember the first cast bullets I shot. I had a co worker who casted and he gave me 25 320 grain swcs for the 44 mag. I took them out with some of the hp jacketed stuff I had and was shooting at an old wood stove someone threw in the woods....
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    Today, 05:02 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread please say a prayer in Our Chapel
    shes been going up and down daily. Yesterday was a slightly up day. She still hasn't regained consciousness. Partly because of the seditives there giving her and when she does stir she goes crazy for a few seconds, probably because of the breathing...
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  • wonderwolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    wonderwolf replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    Chopped down Savage axis 30/06 with a 2.5 power shotgun scope. Friend of mine's uncle who is a FFL got into a factory offering when the Axis I was being phased out in favor of the Axis II's. I think we paid $170 each after all was said and done but...
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  • wonderwolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    MP 360640 125gr HP mold is hands down my favorite 125gr class boolit. Same basic bullet as the lee but...better. Very accurate and useful IMHO, Holds its weight when cast in WW's and run up to 2000 FPS out of .357 carbine barrels. Also does one...
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  • wonderwolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Ok, long story short. Higher up at work found out I have a shop and approached me about having a half dozen (he actually wants 4 but I'll make 6 just cause Murphy is in charge) self taping screws (for wood screws...not screws made out of...
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  • wonderwolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    9 days to 2 weeks iirc? full days, not just business days.
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    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    wonderwolf replied to a thread .22 LR Available in Rimfire Area
    A year ago I finally found "golden bullets" for $35 per brick iirc....picked up a few bricks to carry me through for awhile as I currently don't shoot a lot of .22's, few weeks back I picked up 2 bricks of "thunderbolts"....those leaded up my semi...
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  • wonderwolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    I have one on a "truck rifle" .30/06 savage axis barrel is cut down to 16.5" loud but compact and handy.
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  • 2ndAmendmentNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    I recommend using current load data. I have not seen any load data for the 45-70 and 2400 in current online sources or load manuals. I personally use RX7. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:51 PM
    Perhaps the 41 - 340JG is what you may be looking for for easier feeding with a smaller mep plat. I have a new model controled feed (Mauser style extractor) Winchester Model 70 that was formerly a .300 Win. Mag. rifle, this rifle is actually a fun...
    6 replies | 112 view(s)
  • 2ndAmendmentNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    Very cool! I like the way it pokes the empty cases up. Perfect action for a hand loader. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    17 replies | 992 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:48 AM
    ya mary I'm glad there was a couple deer shot doing crop damage shooting because I think my regular season is a wash too. Between probably having another surgery this month and the **** going on with my daughters OD I just cant get my mind and body...
    3 replies | 264 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