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    Today, 01:49 AM
    1891 Argentine Mauser made by ser# in 1893. 3 years before my Grampa was born.
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    Yesterday, 10:49 AM
    Shot many with CCI 22lr shot cartridges out of a H&R 929. Still took 2-3 per bird some times. Always wanted to try one of the smooth bore 22lr "rifles" for it.
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    04-25-2017, 07:30 PM
    Moleman- replied to a thread Resizing the 9mm?? in Cast Boolits
    What was the brass originally shot in? Never had a 9mm case so swollen it left a ring or started cutting into the case. Wonder if the chamber the brass was fired in was oversized, blowback and opening up early or if the carbide insert on the die...
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    04-25-2017, 06:21 PM
    I'm more interested in supersonic hunting bullets even if used with my suppressors. For quiet plinking I have 9x19 uppers (both blowback and gas operated) I've used a .350"/.358" 1:14" GMB blank on the 357AR barrels I made and have been happy with...
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    04-25-2017, 06:00 PM
    Recently got a NOE 360-228fn to try out in a 357AR. Cast a few to try as dummy rounds and see about feeding. Haven't had a chance to cast some up with a harder alloy and test them at the range yet.
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    04-19-2017, 05:18 PM
    Cast a few bullets Monday and tried them out. The lead in my pot is way too soft of an alloy to run in an ar15 as fast as I want to, but figured it would allow for a bit of feeding testing. I have three different lengths of free bore out of the...
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    04-19-2017, 11:04 AM
    We've got Rouen ducks. Dog, coyote, fox, skunk, opossum, hawk or owl, sparrow too close to their food, neighbors chickens, snake, are all treated with the same alarm as is a car or person. They finally got used to deer, rabbits and squirrels.........
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    04-19-2017, 10:48 AM
    I suppose it comes down to what you're used to using. Been mostly using the Lee 6-cavity molds since the early 90's and have been happy with them. Stick the front tip of them in the lead until it no longer hardens up around the aluminum, then start...
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    04-18-2017, 09:21 AM
    I recently bought a NOE 360-228fn 5-cavity mold for my semiauto 357AR (max-rimless) and used it for the first time last night. I have a few 6-cavity Lee molds that have a sprue plate cam handle that cams open the sprue plate making the turn around...
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    04-18-2017, 08:46 AM
    I'm slowly replacing all of mine with Hornady lock rings when they're on sale and I remember. The majority of my dies now have them, although another 20 or so lock rings wouldn't hurt. Use a RCBS JR single stage and a Hornady projector...
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    04-16-2017, 09:27 PM
    Brother in law (a DR) has a few Husqvarna pro grade chainsaws that are supposed to run 50:1 or perhaps it's 60:1. He somehow got the saw hot enough to melt the piston 8-9 years ago. Brought it to me saying it just stopped running and wouldn't start...
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    04-16-2017, 11:54 AM
    If they smell fine and don't have what looks like red rust dust mixed in/on the powder I'd use it in a heart beat. Likely since it was in the basement it never got so hot for that to happen. The last 444marlins I loaded up were with Dupont IMR4198...
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    04-14-2017, 02:16 PM
    Mold came in today. Looks great, handles look good. Did order the wrench and sprue plate lube which wasn't in the package. I'm guessing it's just 2cycle oil? Hope to cast a few soon and try them out.
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    04-14-2017, 01:58 PM
    Pretty sure you'll need to have one made or modified so that it has the correct step for the casemouth to headspace on.
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    04-14-2017, 10:44 AM
    I have one 45 200gr mold of theirs that the sprue plate bolt stripped out of after 20 years or so of use. It'd get loose and I'd snug it down every so often. Either I snugged it down a little too hard once, or the heat/cold cycles finally had...
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    04-14-2017, 09:14 AM
    Manson reamers Probably has a reamer print on file that would work. If not they'll make you whatever you want. I'm in S.E. lower Michigan in a "limited firearms zone" for deer, so any rifle cartridge I use has have a case that is straight walled...
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    04-13-2017, 03:35 PM
    Worst I ever had was a barrel blank I ordered. Got a nice empty (except for a receipt) flat rate box with a nice round 1.25" hole in it. No packaging, barely enough tape to close the box. Got most of my money back, but was out the money order...
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    04-11-2017, 02:33 PM
    Congrats! It even has the better bolt sleeve with the wings that block off the gas coming down the left bolt rail in the event of a case/primer rupture.
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    04-10-2017, 06:23 PM
    Manson reamers has a "down and dirty go, no-go, field gauge set for $60 https://mansonreamers.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/medium-file-september-2016-catalog.pdf Put them on ebay when you're done and you'll likely get your money back or close to it.
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    04-10-2017, 10:38 AM
    Ordered the Noe http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product_info.php?cPath=35_297&products_id=1983&osCsid=bk3r40imt18tb7j7e3rkl7ftn1 and sent them a message if they had something similar in .432" for my 44x1.6 (like a rimless 445SM) and 44x1.8" (44...
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    04-10-2017, 08:07 AM
    It was in the same article as the M1 Carbines in 45WM. Don't think it was in Guns&Ammo or GUNS magazine as I remember the magazine wasn't one I had a subscription to. A google search turned up some hits on him for 300wm and 338, but no articles...
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    04-09-2017, 10:08 PM
    Were they done by LeMag? I remember a 300WM M14 in a magazine back in the 80's from him.
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    04-09-2017, 06:22 PM
    Made the 44 version of the raptor for an AR10. Recoil is a lot nicer in it than a bolt gun.
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    04-08-2017, 11:15 PM
    Use normal alox and then dust them with motor mica. The last box of Hornady's I bought was in the 90's and it looked like they used some sort of beeswax lube then what looks like mica to me. I've been using alox tumble lube, then dusting them with...
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    04-08-2017, 01:25 PM
    Artful, I'm looking really hard at the 228gr NOE mold http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product_info.php?cPath=35_297&products_id=1983&osCsid=bk3r40imt18tb7j7e3rkl7ftn1 but wonder if it's just going to poke a clean hole through a deer. I tried the...
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    04-08-2017, 12:03 PM
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    04-08-2017, 12:02 PM
    I had about 25 sten mags when making my first 9mm upper so that's what I used 7-8 years ago. If I had it to do again I'd likely go with the colt mags and a dedicated lower. I've been eyeing dedicated colt style lowers lately. If going with the...
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    04-08-2017, 04:15 AM
    Moleman- replied to a thread Cataracts in Our Town
    My mom had both of hers done last year. Wishes she wouldn't of waited so long to do it. For the first time since she got her drivers license in the mid 50's she no longer needs glasses to drive. They used Abbott Labs lenses of some sort that gave...
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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
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