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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 AM
    I once had my beo at the range. Had some ammo loaded with lilgun and some with wc297. 7 round mag dump with lilgun and you could about light a cigarette off the smoking barrel. 7 rounds with 297 and you could still put your finger on the barrel for...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:47 AM
    have to agree. I have 300 bo specific p mags and lancers and there defineately better feeders then the 556 mags.
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  • fordwannabe's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 AM
    I went mainly to get the Marlin takedown in 25/20 buuuuut if they are gonna make deals like this. They kept knocking money off of I would take all three. Won’t say an exact figure but all three out the door was less than $2500. How do you say no?
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  • No_1's Avatar
    Today, 06:10 AM
    Hi Doug, There is a sticky in the FAQ section specifically speaking about this but I will go through it again here. The forum doesn’t “bill” you or “pull” money from your PayPal account. When you set up your Teamboolit sponsorship through PayPal...
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  • fordwannabe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    I got a call from a friend of mine that works at a local gun shop near me. He says get your axx up here now. I bought a 1886 Takedown in 33WCF with the full length mag made in 1911, AND a shotgun butt Winchester 1895 in 30/40 made in1902. It also...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 AM
    The real questions are: what do you need? and what are you willing to spend? As George posted, Retail value of 99.9% pure tin is about $20/lb Scrap 99.9% pure tin can be found occasionally in S&S for around half of Retail If you are real lucky...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:28 AM
    Hu = Hr(Dr)(Dr)/(Du)(Du) http://www.texas-mac.com/Evaluations_and_Recommendations_for_Lead-Alloy_Hardness_Testers.html
    6 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread ar10??? Pc??? in Factory Rifles
    I looked hard at 16s myself. I had an old dpms ar10 and drug it around one deer season and swore never again. When the ars skyrocked in price about 5 years ago I dumped it. This one im doing will be an 18 and probably not light either. But it will...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 AM
    pull the pro 1000 off the bench and burry it 5 miles away and then burry the bullet feed 5 miles in the other direction. Taking that stress out of your life will probably add 5 years to it:veryconfu
    29 replies | 859 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:19 AM
    I would have thought that when the powder ignited the case would blow out to chamber size before the bullet even moved and surely quick enough that the bullet wouldn't have melted and left lead that close to the case neck. Bullet would about have to...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-20-2019, 02:26 PM
    well buck butcher midway has one less. I went and looked again and just cant pass up an rcbs mold at 53 bucks. Especially one that works and shoots as well as that one. Should be set till I die now.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-20-2019, 01:51 PM
    ya I saw that and wouldn't mind a back up in case rcbs is discontinuing it. ive casted more then 5k out of that mold and a new one would make me feel secure.
    39 replies | 640 view(s)
  • jimkim's Avatar
    07-20-2019, 01:47 PM
    Mine works with my CCI's, Tula/Wolf, and Win primers. I haven't tried it with Fed yet. I'm not wild about Fed primers though. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
    11 replies | 286 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-20-2019, 08:58 AM
    back 30 years ago if you didn't have one you just weren't cool. Don't know why it faded away into oblivion.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-20-2019, 08:53 AM
    well I saved up the money for the ar10 and the 18 inch uppers were out of stock for about a week then I saw this https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-7-nitride-1-7-pistol-length-300aac-blackout-marauder-ar-15-upper-assembly-black-no-bcg-ch.html it...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-20-2019, 08:41 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread New rifle in Military Rifles
    anyone remember when those things were 50 bucks a piece?? How stupid were we??
    22 replies | 470 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-20-2019, 08:38 AM
    I usually run 500 at a time through the bulge buster then load them on the progressive press. If I was using a single stage (GOD FORBID) id size them first with a carbide sizing die. It would just make them that much easier to run through the bulge...
    28 replies | 665 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-20-2019, 08:27 AM
    but yourself a rcbs 130 gas check spitzer mold. Once I got the seating dept down they never missed a beat in my ars and shoot 1.5 inch at a 100 yards out of the 16 inch gun. Ill measure one later and let you know seating dept. I tried the 155 lyman...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-20-2019, 08:11 AM
    ive smoked carp and suckers and its really good. No large mouth for me though. Most of the lakes that have them up here are a bit warm and the fish are full of grubs. Fun to catch but they get thrown back.
    20 replies | 289 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-20-2019, 08:09 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread what size truck in Our Town
    don't know about the jap trucks because ive never owned one and never will but a new 1/2 ton today would make a 3/4 ton truck made 20 years ago look silly. It will out pull out break out handle out perform and do it on a 1/3 of the fuel that old...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-20-2019, 08:01 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread what size truck in Our Town
    ya the days of 8 foot boxes on 1/2 tons is about gone. As are the short box standard cabs I liked so much when I was young. If you want an 8 foot box you are about going to have to step up to a 3/4 ton. that's said I like a back seat and any truck...
    61 replies | 1576 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-20-2019, 07:54 AM
    try 20psi. My buddy has ran a set of bfg ats on his tj for 50k and they were never up over 20 and wore just fine. Kind of odd. Jeep gives you a way to defeat the seat belt chime because they know some don't wear them in the woods but they don't give...
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    07-19-2019, 11:19 PM
    No complaints about mine, other than I lost it, right after I bought it. It finally turned up after twenty some odd years. I don't understand why they quit making it. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
    11 replies | 286 view(s)
  • wonderwolf's Avatar
    07-19-2019, 10:46 PM
    There are few things about this hobby that scream frugal but one thing I like doing is scrounging...I have several dozen ways I keep from spending way more than I have to with the gun stuff. Somebody had discarded a bunch of 12ga #9 shot loads...
    5 replies | 166 view(s)
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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