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    Today, 12:43 AM
    Used a 18.5 lb spring and a shok buffer to prevent frame battering. Went to a 16 lb spring as all I shoot is lead 230 grain same as hardball. But still use the shok buffer as they are cheap. If going to a lighter spring I'd still keep a shok buffer...
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    Today, 12:20 AM
    Thanks for the tip regarding axe or hatchet handles at ace hardware. Frank
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    Today, 12:09 AM
    Minerat, looks like we may have a winner. I usually delete all pm's once in a while to keep track of whom I'm communicating with or after selling something once the sale is completed. Thanks again,Frank
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    Yesterday, 01:57 AM
    Please do your smelting outside with good cross ventilation,mask,goggled and a set welder gloves. Frank
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    Yesterday, 01:38 AM
    Went to Lowe's looking for a few extra axe.hatchet handles and the few they had were unacceptable for what I wanted. Usually hickory or ash make great handles. I bought one of the CRKT thomahawks just before Christmas 2018 Redid the cutting edge...
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    02-15-2020, 02:17 AM
    Hatch, think Louism lives here in Louisiana. The gentleman who bought the sears craftsman 6" lathe came all the way from Texas. Wasn't able to find the instruction manual until last night and wish to send it too him.Frank
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    02-15-2020, 02:04 AM
    I was given some WST loaded rounds by a very good friend. Shot so well never bothered to try out any other powder in 45acp. Frank
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    02-15-2020, 01:54 AM
    Minerat, unless I'm mistaken the gentleman lives in Louisiana. Not Texas. Regards and thanks, Frank
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    02-14-2020, 05:14 AM
    I found the instruction book for the sears Craftsman 6" metal working lathe. Would you please PM me so I can mail it to you. I need your address. Frank
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    02-14-2020, 05:09 AM
    Will the gentleman from Texas who bought the 6" craftsman lathe from me.Please PM me. I found the instruction book for your lathe. I need your address so's I can mail it to you. Frank
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    02-13-2020, 12:46 AM
    Have the 24-3 with the 3" barrel in 44 special with the combat grips. Have shot it with the Winchester 200 grain silver tip hollow point. Since most all N frames do weigh in at a signifcent amount recoil is more of a push than a jab. I put a set of...
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    02-12-2020, 02:36 AM
    Sounds like the combat grips they used on the models 24-3 with the 3" barrel in 44 special and the 624 3" barrel also in 44 special. If these are the ones that have the finger grooves then they are the ones of which you speak. Those can go for good...
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    02-12-2020, 01:53 AM
    Benchrest shooters once they have dialed in the most accurate load usually use a powder measure and they change the amount of powder by varying the amount of clicks either up or down according the changing conditions. Weather, humidity,temps and so...
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    02-11-2020, 02:10 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Making a 32-20 in Special Projects
    Totally guessing but except for the hollow point, looks much like the 311316 gas check by Lyman. It has a small meplat on the nose as cast. Frank
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    02-10-2020, 01:38 AM
    If I had to choose for a woods companion pistol I'd go for my 10-5 model 10 or a model 15 with iron sights. I scored two nice black basket weave holsters for them and two 12 round belt slides. Load them with Speer Gold dots and keep a few snake...
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    02-10-2020, 01:13 AM
    Probably gonna get tarred and feathered for this. I've 2 308's and two 7.62x51's. One is a 40x single shot. Why Remington stamps 7.62 Nato on the barrel is beyond me. Anyway having said all that. I've found it way easier to get an accurate load with...
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    02-09-2020, 01:04 AM
    Never had venison that was aged. Take off what you're planning to eat that night, then the butcher does the cutting up and burgers,sausages,roasts whatever. Everything comes flash frozen so onto the freezer. Was in Rouse's which is a new supermarket...
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    02-08-2020, 02:17 AM
    Latest one is a S&W M&P 2.0 in 9mm. First striker fired pistol for me. can swap the mag release from left to right, 4 interchangable back straps, small, medium,medium - large, and large. And a grip texture on the grip that gives you a good surface...
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    02-08-2020, 02:02 AM
    Cement tub about 1/3rd full and hit it with the pressure washer. Dump out the dirty water and repeat as needed. I cut open one or two of the heavy 6mil contractor trash bags which are black and dump the freshly washed lead and lead alloys from...
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    02-08-2020, 01:48 AM
    I forget where I either read or heard about this. Basically the police are not responsible for your personal protection. This is in no way a slight, dig, or insult to all the police departments in this country. Plain fact of the matter is that the...
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    02-06-2020, 01:07 AM
    While not in 308/7.62 Nato, the Argentine 1891 and 1909 carbines in 7.65x53mm,Spanish short rifles in 7mm mauser, Persian carbines in 8mm mauser and any military mausers in carbine or short rifle configuration could be adapted to a scout rifle. And...
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    02-06-2020, 12:49 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Bench issues / ideas in Cast Boolits
    Gtek,probably said what I'm thinking right about now. Have to clean off my reloading bench so's I actually can use it. About half way there. I have two presses mounted on both corners. The Dillon on the left and lee classic cast on the right. Frank
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    02-06-2020, 12:42 AM
    If you decide to have a local gunshop come to your house and give you a ball park estimate on what you have. Remind them that you wish to sell on consignment rather than an outright sale to the gunshop. Gunshops have to make some money and probably...
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    02-05-2020, 01:43 AM
    That little 16" bbld carbine would be a natural choice for a pistol caliber carbine. 44 special, maybe 44 magnum and 45 colt. Either a rebore or a liner. Or if in desparate straights a full on barrel replacement with maybe a slightly longer barrel....
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    02-05-2020, 01:06 AM
    I scrounged an old office table which was all steel. Closed in the back,sides and added shelves and had a hinged door. For the top I used full 2" x12" scaffold planks. Scaffold planks are what is used for florring on scaffolds. used carriage bolts...
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    02-04-2020, 02:59 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Big bullets in Vintage Ammo
    What I think you have is the windscreens which were put on artillary shells to give better aerodynamics in flight. Frank
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    02-04-2020, 02:48 AM
    Go to Good Will,Salvation Army or any other place that has older jeans for sale. ten bucks should get you enough material to make up your sand bags. And find a few of the contractor trash bags which are slightly thicker than your standard trash...
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    02-04-2020, 02:31 AM
    Think Gtek hit the nail on the head. Seems Marlin did cut some of the dovetails deeper on their 1894's and while my 1894 in 357 magnum shows no problems, my 1894 in 44 magnum the extra deep dovetails can be felt with a tight patch and the tight...
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    02-04-2020, 02:12 AM
    Lagamor, took the exact words I was going to post. You'd think by now that every 4 years when election year rolls around folks would have learned to stock up long before that time. But nope there are some that always miss the boat. Frank
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    02-03-2020, 12:30 AM
    Yeah,You had the K-38,then the K=22, and then the K-32. Very expensive and rare.Dedicated match shooters would give up their firstborn to get a K=32.And the 45cal portion of the match was fired with either 45 revolver or 1911A1 suitably...
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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