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    Today, 12:56 AM
    1963 Lake City M72 match still have about 250 loaded rounds I use foe accuracy testing. If an '06 won't shoot with that something is wrong. So far all have passed the test. My Sako 75 Hunter thinks it's a match rifle the way it shoots. M72 versus my...
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    Today, 12:46 AM
    Dillon 550B for all my 38 and 45 handgun ammo and a ancient Rockchucker for every mostly rifle. Frank
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    Yesterday, 01:00 AM
    Have a C stock that someone cut back on the front of the forend and I have some well dried rosewood that I can use. Roughtly 2"x2" thick and just outside of just epoxy glueing it in place. I figured there has ti be a better way of installing the...
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    Yesterday, 12:32 AM
    Put some grease on the front dovetail both ring and ring before you mount it. Make sure the base part of the ring is fully inside the dovetail before you turn it in, And work it back and forth to break it in. Of your not married to redfield rings...
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    Yesterday, 12:31 AM
    Put some grease on the front dovetail both ring and ring before you mount it. Make sure the base part of the ring is fully inside the dovetail before you turn it in, And work it back and forth to break it in. Of your not married to redfield rings...
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    Yesterday, 12:13 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread It's back working in Our Town
    Yeah, now I can get my Cast Boolits fix for today. Frank
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    10-15-2019, 12:50 AM
    Where are you located in Louisiana??. I'm in New Iberia. Frank
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    10-14-2019, 01:05 AM
    McPherson wrote a lot of accuracy articles for Precision Shooting and I'm pretty sure the Accurate Rifle. Sadly both magazines are long gone. Think it was him that did the rtv trick with a lever action.Think after he did his magic on the metal he...
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    10-13-2019, 12:18 AM
    Since most of the lock parts were case hardened any stoning will cut through the case hardening. try looking for a spare mainspring for the lock leaving the issue one alone. Also try some of the moly lubes comes in a grease form and should be able...
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    10-12-2019, 11:57 PM
    Try Harbor Freight for "O" rings first. just go get the rings as there is always something You just can't live without. Tool room for tool junkies. Ask me how I know. Frank
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    10-12-2019, 11:49 PM
    Joe Foss as I remember was a Medal of Honor recpiant and was due to board a flight when he had to go through a TSA check. Agent said he'd have to confiscate his MOH. And that didn't happen. Frank
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    10-12-2019, 11:44 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread What a show this morning in Our Town
    Mother nature sure took care of a stinky problem solved. Hit a cotton mouth with my bush hog and figured I'll deal with it later. Don't know what critter did it, but went back later and it was gone.Figured I'd pick it up with the bucket on my...
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    10-10-2019, 11:48 PM
    I have commercial holsters for my 24-3 4" bbld N frame in 44 special and one by S&W 624 6.5" N frame. At one time S&W used to make or had them made for the revolvers they sold. However for the 24-3 with the 3" bbld they did an offering for about the...
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    10-09-2019, 11:50 PM
    Sand absolutely nothing nor clean anything, get it inspected first. Doing so will cause an appreciable loss in value maybe as much as 25percent maybe more. Frank
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    10-09-2019, 11:42 PM
    I'm afraid my long distance traveling days are long over. Brazil I visited over 50 years as a guest of Uncle Sam back in '66-67 But do appreciate the offer.Frank
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    10-09-2019, 12:47 AM
    This is in response to Tazman's post. I asked one of my SIL of he wanted to have any of my guns. he said a rather enthusiastic YES. So when I get my will done Ill tag the ones he gets. As for the other SIL he's a Sgt with a police dept and always...
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    10-09-2019, 12:37 AM
    Argentina,always wanted to visit. Closest I ever got was Brazil. Find out the exact land and groove dimensions of your barrel bu slugging the bore. Your numbers for your 314299 sound on the small size from my 314299. It casts .303-304 0n the land...
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    10-09-2019, 12:17 AM
    Kinda miss my Dillon "Blue Press" booklet every month. So did the guys at the post office. Frank
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    10-09-2019, 12:12 AM
    Get another hot plate and keep that one on while casting with the other. When the first pot is down as low as you want start casting from #2 and reload #1. And if you are worried about hot lead spills look for a all leather welders apron and get a...
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    10-07-2019, 11:05 PM
    Was shooting at our old range when my buddy said don't shoot. Seems the target stand grew 4 more legs. Seems a cow wandered down range and was right behind the backer board. They were so accustomed to gun fire it didn't faze them. Chased the cow...
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    10-07-2019, 10:57 PM
    I don't know how things are with buying reloading supplies. But if you can find a bullet mold that will cast at least .002 over your bore diameter and takes a gas check like the Lyman 314299 which was originally developed for the 303 British...
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    10-07-2019, 01:18 AM
    And not all 9mm barrels are cut for .355-.356 diameter bullets. Case in point. My Beretta 92FS has a barrel that slugs out at .357 did it a few times as at first couldn't believe it was that big. Accuracy with regular 115 and 124 grain jacketed...
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    10-06-2019, 12:29 AM
    Only have one piece of advice. Don't get discouraged. Some days everything works great and not so good on others. I've been casting for years and like the above I know I'm doing it as I always have but the results are not what I've become used to....
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    10-02-2019, 11:26 PM
    I try and get the highest DB rating in ear muffs I can find and then I buy at least two sets. When doing brushogging on my tractor I always wear muffs. and just about any gas powered yard tool. chain saw, pole saw, lawn mower, string trimmer and...
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    10-02-2019, 11:14 PM
    I've always wondered if you flare the mag tube where it goes inside the receiver if it would improve the loading of cartridges from the loading gate into the flared tube. Would have to experiment with the flaring. too much and wouldn't enter the...
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    10-02-2019, 10:59 PM
    One spot where I fished in a salt water bay was under a bridge. Rocks and a lot of steel cable and you were sure to loose an anchor. I gallon paont cans from a paint shop full of anything heavy and some cheap 1/2" plastic rope. Used to scrounge the...
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    10-02-2019, 10:45 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread Powder containers in Our Town
    I only use the plastic powder containers for storage of powders that I either only use frequently or have only a pound or so left. My last container of IMR 4350 was one of the metallic ones and after so many years didn't trust the seal on the lid....
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    10-01-2019, 12:42 AM
    Some years back one of the members posted a short barrelled roller I think in 45 colt. Couldn't take my eyes off it. probably 24" long barrel and don't remember if he used the original wood or outsourced it. Course calibers can be changed along with...
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    10-01-2019, 12:13 AM
    I'd invite you over but I see you're in Long Island NY and 1500 miles or so away. Used to live in Elmont L.I. near the racetrack. Left a long time back. Welcome aboard. Frank
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    09-28-2019, 11:42 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread 280 Ross in Vintage Ammo
    Might be berdan primed and corrosive primer. Sacrifice one to find out before going any further. Since you don't have the original boxes or lot numbers might be the prudent thing to do. 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