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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 11:03 AM
    I was finishing up some 38 special rounds & since they were visiting with their mom & dad, my 8 & 9 year old grandboys came down to the reloading area & made one round a piece on the LCT as another "familiarization" with what their "Pappy" does to...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Today, 09:14 AM
    Thanks Whistler...was just about to sign up. I haven't used anything lighter than the 200g. SWC...I hope that the 'powers to be' will allow discussion about this...I'll just stand by for further developments, load recommendations & results of tested...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 08:52 AM
    That is the same technique I used and trained other LEO's to use. We used either the Safariland (pictured in the video) or HKS speed loaders. I could execute the reload in 1 second from an open pouch or 1 1/2 seconds from a closed snapped pouch. ...
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  • rl69's Avatar
    Today, 07:53 AM
    This is the will of God, your sanctification… 1 THESSALONIANS 4:3 Sanctification is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me— is it my will? Am I willing to let God do in me everything that has been made possible through the...
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    Today, 07:52 AM
    rl69 replied to a thread Bun in the oven... in Our Chapel
    Congratz :)
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 AM
    Maybe, if ya can, take him to a place where he can actually shoot some 1911, of any kind (.45/9mm/etc.) before buying. That would be what "I" would do. Have a chance to "test drive(shoot)", before deciding... ;) And tell him, "Semper Fi!",...
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    Yesterday, 11:33 PM
    I am hearing/reading an echo.... ;) Imagine that... [smilie=1: Post#41:
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    Lyman's formula for making #2 alloy (BHN 15 - 16) has always worked excellently for me using Linotype. It make an excellent alloy and since the antimony and tin are balanced (5% each) softer alloys can easily be made, especially 95/2.5/2.5 by...
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    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    Ammunition Fire video from SAAMI Exploding Ammunition - Is this a problem? ...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    Long time ago, me and my helper were running a long run of emt up in a warehouse along a concrete wall. He worked off the lift and I did the bending on the floor and handed the pipe up to him. He was using, I forget the name brand, using a little...
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  • rl69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:50 AM
    Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world." JOHN 18:36 The great enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ today is the idea of practical work that has no basis in the New Testament but comes from the systems of the world. This work insists upon...
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    Yesterday, 04:23 AM
    JBinMN replied to a thread Headed to Kodiak! in Hunting with CB's
    G'Luck & Wishing you & your buddy a Great adventure! :) Please take some pics & share here when you return! ;)
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:50 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    I read somewhere that firemen would/could not be hurt by exploding ammo, it wouldn't penetrate their fire suits. There is no barrel/chamber to help the cartridge build pressure or direct the boolit.
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    10-18-2018, 12:34 PM
    If you light the wax on it will smoke a lot less. I found that was will get you cleaner than just pine sawdust
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    10-18-2018, 12:29 PM
    You need to seat it where your gun tells you---I know not the answer you want BUT all guns are a little different :) Crimp is important, DON"T crimp any harder than it takes to keep the boolit from moving when you push a loaded boolit against...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 10:32 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    Yeah bullet recovery out here in KaliFornia is paramount...that stuff is getting hard to find. I enrich my COWW blend with tin up to 1.5~2% so I especially want that stuff back. It makes beautiful casts. I think I used 8 bags of this stuff... ...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 09:27 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    Ha! That's the guy who inspired me to do one too...I just sized mine up a wee bit so that hopefully I wouldn't/couldn't miss the thing. Then after getting a quote on the steel (sticker shock) the project sat on the back burner for several years. ...
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  • rl69's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 06:52 AM
    they went forth for His name’s sake… 3 JOHN 7 Our Lord told us how our love for Him is to exhibit itself when He asked, “Do you love Me?” (John 21:17). And then He said, “Feed My sheep.” In effect, He said, “Identify yourself with My interests in...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 02:17 AM
    If ya do not get someone to help ya with making them. I have likely got some of the 38-357(.135) and the 44-.44M(.135) extras. If not, I can likely get some from the local Ace Hardware store. I have gone in there in the past with a micrometer...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 01:23 AM
    Had mine for a couple years & it works, "OK", I guess. I don't remember the exact cost, but I want to say it was around 4-45 frogskins then. Not too bad I reckon.
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    10-17-2018, 09:20 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread Liverwurst in Processing wild game
    I am posting so that I subscribe & hopefully will use up some of the venison stuff(liver/heart) I have, in trying the recipe! I usually just cook & eat it as a stand alone meat. This looks like good stuff & I like Braunswieger a LOT. :) Thanks!...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 06:22 PM
    Same suggestions apply.
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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