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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 03:21 PM
    Lee's book gives a "factor" (VMD) for powder density based on how much 1 grain weighs cubic centimeters. The lower the figure the more dense the powder will be and thus will occupy less space with a given weight in a given cartridge. The VMD...
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    Today, 10:43 AM
    Foraging shot 45-70 load I use a fired R-P case but others work just as well. Deprime and reprime with standard LR (make doesn’t seem to matter) primer. Drop 10 gr of Unique over primer and then gently push a gr of Dacron down on top...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:57 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread Met another member in Our Town
    Nice to hear of the good times meeting up! :)
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    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    The Future of letting machines do the work of people... Only thing is now is that maybe the AI is smarter than the ones who are using the AI. Or... NOT.... Programmed by the wrong people, or ignorant ones, and the AI is only as smart or...
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    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    Condolences to you , other friends & of course his family. :( Like was said earlier... You say ya both had plans together to do some things... Maybe do them in memory of him. I'd reckon all would be better for it. ;) Best wishes in a...
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    Yesterday, 03:45 PM
    Something to keep in mind, is when there is no power to run your ovens to cure the PC, the other methods will still work. ;)
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    Yesterday, 07:07 AM
    Get well soon! Thoughts & Prayers
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    05-21-2018, 01:32 PM
    Maybe you should enclose a copy of this topic or even just a link... ;) They might not how their lack of enthusiasm & response has been coming across & change it for the better... ;) G'Luck! :)
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    05-21-2018, 12:35 PM
    Nice deal! :)
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    05-21-2018, 12:33 PM
    I pan lube some & also tumble lube a lot. The tumble lube is certainly easier than using the pan lube. Maybe you could try TLing some of them & see how that works. Then after your frustration level drops, maybe give pan lubing a try again. Of...
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    05-21-2018, 11:37 AM
    JBinMN replied to a thread 44 mag pistol groups in Cast Boolits
    Good post above from among the others here, but the BOLDED is the key, IMO... ;) I do this for all calibers I shoot. Find the load combo that is the most accurate off the sandbags/bench, then practice with that load for finding my "form" & I...
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    05-20-2018, 10:22 PM
    Pretty doggone sad... :(
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 04:51 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread 44 mag pistol groups in Cast Boolits
    or shooter :kidding:[smilie=s: I would start by getting measurements off the gun-- forcing cone & bore, How much over the bore size is your boolit/forcing cone what alloy are you using (is it too soft for your velocity) what are lube/or...
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    05-20-2018, 01:35 PM
    All those of which I spoke were either sold or traded to friends who envied & wanted them or given to a friend r relative. One can still have regrets about not having the firearm any more, even if the exchange was not to a stranger. Not unlike...
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    05-20-2018, 11:49 AM
    One that looked just about like this one: S&W Model 686 S.S. .357Mag with adjustable front & rear sights for Silhouette shooting that I bought, IIRC in around '87/'88 for about, also as IIRC, about $300 or so. Sold it for roughly the same not...
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    05-19-2018, 08:23 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread backyard excitement in Our Town
    Night before last I heard some "screaming" at about 4 AM. I went outside & listened a bit, because I had heard it thru the window and at first, thought it was some cats having a "date". When I went outside I heard that "screaming" again and it...
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    05-19-2018, 08:08 PM
    Another 100 9mm. 50 more of them tonite & I am done with 9mm for a while. 38sp., 45acp or 44 Mag next. :)
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 07:55 PM
    No doubt as a lot of cast bullets were used by military shooters. Earliest I read of Ideal's (the mould company name) #1 alloy was in Lt. Townsend Whelen's book Suggestions To Military Riflemen (1909) originally published in 1909.
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    05-19-2018, 07:45 PM
    Back in my younger days in Oregon I ran security for a couple "establishments" numerous times when they had big name live music or "adult" entertainment. Worst was when they had the Chippendales or the Aussie knock off group......I could tell some...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 07:31 PM
    The 358W can give feeding problems in the SR Mauser actions (M93 - M95) as they do not have the correct case taper, same as the .308W. I had a heck of a time getting my Oviedo M93 to reliably feed .308Ws if 3 or more rounds were in the magazine. ...
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    05-19-2018, 05:01 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Fn p90 in Coatings and Alternatives
    Any more ideas/suggestions?
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    05-19-2018, 03:06 PM
    Good job for the first go around. If you are using a bottom pour pot, skimming isn't that critical. A regular large "eating" spoon or soup spoon (the curved kind) works for skimming. I flux with pine sawdust and leave the dross (looks like grey...
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    05-19-2018, 09:03 AM
    JBinMN replied to a thread Man without a Country in Our Town
    That is one of the reasons why I call them "Indoctrination Centers" & not schools. They are being indoctrinated in no different manner than is/was done in Communist countries, as well as done in "madrasas" in Islamic countries to indoctrinate...
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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
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