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    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    OI have a old style ideal mold that casts a 165 grain flatbase bullet . The mold itself is attached to the handles and has the various items on or in the handles for reloading. I bought it to try casting like the old timers did. Doesn't have the...
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    04-20-2019, 12:25 AM
    Brewer12345 hit the nail on the head regarding safety equipment. good pair of welders gloves not some el cheapo made in china ****, welders apron usually made from leather and face sheild.And definitely no darn flip flops. Wear work shoes or decent...
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    04-17-2019, 11:39 PM
    The octagon shaped ingot is probably pure lead as used by plumbers. They came in a bunch of shapes and weights. I have some of the ones like you have shown and ingots as well. Weight you quote is probably very close. 5 lbs is about what mine weigh....
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    04-17-2019, 12:52 AM
    Been living in Louisiana for the past 23 years. 4.5 acres and lotta trees. Now 72 and don't get around as well as I used to. Two trees are dying and dropping tree limbs. Use my Kubota tractor with the front end loader to get them out of the way when...
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    04-16-2019, 12:58 AM
    Check out the bullet casting firms. Some of them should have a .321 dia cast bullet you can use. Fairly heavy about 200 grains sized to your dimensions or just leave it alone with lube and gas checks. Get a lyman "M" die and between your loading...
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    04-13-2019, 11:53 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread Krag stock in Special Projects
    Have an old model of 1917 stock that actually has three pieces glued together. Higher comb,part of the original stock and a pistol grip added. Unfortunately some plastic wood added but all in all most of the joints were well done. Frank
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    04-12-2019, 10:42 PM
    I seem to remember some old time plumbers filling the tube with fine sand to keep the copper tubing from collapsing. My folks house was built in the 1920's and there were still a few soldered copper tubes in the plumbing system. Course over the...
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    04-12-2019, 10:27 PM
    Have a Beretta 92FS and could not get any decent accuracy. Slugged the barrel and instead of .355-.356 I got .357. Bought some Rem 357 magnum .357 125 grain JHP's and started low and worked up to about 1100 fps. Shot great. So no 9mm's or 38-357 are...
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    04-11-2019, 12:37 AM
    The black paint you refer to is called suncorite or similar spelling. My Ishapore 2A1 made in India has it. Frank
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    04-11-2019, 12:29 AM
    Don't know if they still make them but regarding the weaver bases get the steel grand slam ones. They look nicer, wear better than the older aluminum ones and the weight difference is not much more. For scope rings I only use Burris rings with the...
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    04-09-2019, 12:15 AM
    Could be one of two mold set used to cast a two piece bullet for one of the old slug gun muzzle loaders. One mold would cast one half of a bullet and the other would cast the other section. They would be assembled then put into a two piece swaging...
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    04-07-2019, 02:15 AM
    I had a 788 in 222 and would shoot lights out. I'm guessing maybe dried oil is messing up the interaction of the parts. Get a can of Blaster and spray the heck out of the trigger. If you have access to an air compressor shoot some air into the...
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    04-06-2019, 01:01 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread 45 basic brass in Vintage Ammo
    I think the Swedish company Norma made some of the 45 basic brass. Huntington's in California may carry it.But maybe by a different maker. I seem to remember Bell labs did some brass like that also.Frank
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    04-06-2019, 12:51 AM
    My advice which is worth about two cents is patent your idea. You already have the prototype, printer and verified or prooved your idea that it works. Gtank
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    04-06-2019, 12:44 AM
    I once asked Michael Petrov in Alaska about a new barrel for one of the cadet martini's. Had no plans to hot rod the cartridge and he suggested 38 special. Plenty of brass ( I have a 40mm ammo can full of 38 special brass), plenty of different...
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    04-06-2019, 12:19 AM
    Case in point. Shooting some PPU serbian 7.62x54r in a M44 carbine will get your attention but shoot a lyman 314299 at 1600fps is a ***** cat and better accuracy to boot. 30-06 levels of recoil like in my Sako 75 hunter is easy for me. But stoke up...
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    04-06-2019, 12:13 AM
    I seem to remember that when the 357 mag cartridge first came out that they were loaded to higher pressures than todays standard of 35k. And that the cartridge was downloaded to the lower pressure. I remember shooting at an indoor range on Long...
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    04-05-2019, 11:56 PM
    Saeco molds never had a problem with. Two Rcbs molds cast undersize and of the 6 or so lyman molds only their 314299 casts where they say it is supposed to cast and I have two of them. Accurate is going to be my next mold maker. Frank
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    04-05-2019, 11:53 PM
    When you think about it that is one heck of a pile of air gun pellets. All looks to be nice and clean a casters dream. Sure someone with better math skills that me will be along shortly to tell us how many pellets are in that tub that weighs 366...
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    04-05-2019, 12:36 AM
    When I lived in an apartment I used three old file cabinets with three drawers on either side and the shorter one in the middle. Measured the short one and found I could slip a piece of 3/4" plywood on top and the top was two sections of 3/4"...
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    04-05-2019, 12:05 AM
    Have an old table that was made by Lyons which was a manufacturer of office furniture. Cost was free. Full dimension scaffold planks 2"x10" cut to length bolted to the top and made some shelves to fit between the legs and the sides closed in with...
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    04-04-2019, 11:41 PM
    Supposedly there were about 5 companies that were fined a few million bucks for their robo calls. As far as I'm concerned it hasn't made a bit of difference. Frank
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    04-04-2019, 12:16 AM
    Try "wolfir"or "Rojo" who normally sells holsters on this forum. Mostly used but in excellent condition. He also has pics so you can see what you are getting. Most of my holsters came from him as I cannot afford the prices for new holsters. Little...
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    03-30-2019, 12:12 AM
    Springfield sporters was closed due to the owners being in bad health. Last I heard he may or may not sell off his remaing stock and head for florida. Can you imagine all that and trucking all that to someplace like gun parts?. Frank
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    03-30-2019, 12:06 AM
    Over the "good old days" I used to buy junkers just for their actions and wood if it wasn't trashed. Right now I have an 1895 Chilean action waiting for a Belgian never been on a rifle barrel. Win 54 action waiting for a 1919A4 MG barrel...
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    03-29-2019, 11:41 PM
    Rough tumble the brass to get the bulk of the crud off it. Bore brush inside the case neck to clean it up and Imperial die sizing wax with a little on the case mouth. That's how I do it. The junk inside the case mouth contributes a lot to the force...
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    03-29-2019, 11:24 PM
    I made up a 2'x2' square then nailed on one side some 1/4" hardware cloth. Think screening with 1/4" squares. Rake,shovel and a bunch of 5 gallon buckets. having a pool made that part easy. Once a month they shut down the pistol range and I'd drive...
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    03-29-2019, 11:12 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread Powder Question in Cast Boolits
    I know it might sound like heresy but I use IMR4759 for cast bullet loads in a Finn model 27 made in 1935. 20.0gra behind lymans 314299. And if all the stars align a rebarreled Finn M39. Have yet to try it out in the 30-30 or the '06 but I'm sure it...
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    03-29-2019, 11:01 PM
    Here in the south a lot of the old graves were built out of bricks and topped off with a roof using bricks and/or a concrete slab sort of a mini mausoleum. When I first moved down here one of them was probably abandoned when the surviving family...
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    03-27-2019, 11:45 PM
    Check out Brownells website. Leupold still makes the redfield style junior one piece base and get the Burris rings with the inserts to prevent ring damage to your scope. Frank
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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