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  • mattw's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 AM
    You bet, have used denim and thick colored paper to make several sets of 1911 grips.
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  • Low Budget Shooter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    One box, please. PM coming.
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  • rtyler8140's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:18 PM
    So I helped a buddy melt down a bunch of old organ pipes the other day. They were damaged and thrown in a dumpster when removed from the church, so no chance of resale and hence the melting down. We found that the biggest pipes and caps were zinc,...
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  • 4719dave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    How many of you 45lc guys use gas checks ?
    4 replies | 139 view(s)
  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    I think you are right on all counts pietro. I had forgotten the location of their plant in that area. It is what it is and I have a feeling that after January that more restrictions will be placed on certain manufacturers due to the politics....
    3 replies | 219 view(s)
  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:08 PM
    Beautiful job winelover! Those look great! Years ago, I bought a chunk of micarta from a fellow at a gun show who made custom knives. It is probably what DHDeal refers to above as "linen" in color. I bought it just "because" I thought it might...
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    This is not meant as being criticism, complaining or anything negative. I own four Henry rifles and love each one. I'm just wondering . . . . . . We all know there is a shortage of everything from reloading components to ammo to firearms . ....
    3 replies | 219 view(s)
  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 AM
    Lots of goo possibilities out there and the bigger problem may be finding what you want in stock. You don't say if they hunt or not, but, if they do that opens up more possibilities. One of the most meaningful gifts I ever received was from a...
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  • rtyler8140's Avatar
    11-28-2020, 08:35 PM
    Working a trade with poppy42, thanks! Closed
    3 replies | 81 view(s)
  • rtyler8140's Avatar
    11-28-2020, 05:20 PM
    Wasn't paying attention and bought a Lee 30/06 neck sizing collet and dead length seater die set thinking it was the standard 2 die full length sizing set. Would like to trade for a set of 30/06 FL dies.
    3 replies | 81 view(s)
  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    11-28-2020, 12:15 PM
    I was going to ask if the vinegar had any effect on the finish but saw that you posted that it took it right off. What is the "patina" on the rifle itself - down to little or now finish and the metal taking on the usual gray appearance ? Or has...
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    11-28-2020, 11:41 AM
    OP - you say it well! I have more 38s than any other caliber in handguns. Everyone has their favorites, but to me the 38 Special is just a great all around cartridge - and I also enjoy playing with 38 Color Short and Long. Since I am...
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    11-28-2020, 11:23 AM
    I agree with Larry and I have done just what he says several times - BUT - TjB101 points out what I was going to also say. If what you have is some 30 cars old - check it well to make sure it is still good - and most likely it is if you have been...
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  • 4719dave's Avatar
    11-27-2020, 10:55 PM
    Well I knew I should’nt have gone in the gs today !! This Henry jumped into my hands and wouldn’t come out . Now for a mold , bullets and brass 🤔
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    11-27-2020, 06:25 PM
    Got one! Thanks very much. Mods please close.
    2 replies | 113 view(s)
  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    11-27-2020, 11:15 AM
    I need a 45 acp crimp die to use once in a while with a couple of different boolit designs I sometimes use in my 45 Colt / 45 Schofield loading. Any brand will work as long as the inside is clean (not rusted/pitted) so that it will apply a decent...
    2 replies | 113 view(s)
  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    11-26-2020, 12:07 PM
    No reason you can't carry without those things other than the ability to re-load. If you decide to go that route, you could always opt to carry a collapsible ramrod. Here is a link to one - a bit pricy but would allow additional shots. ...
    20 replies | 477 view(s)
  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    11-26-2020, 11:36 AM
    44mag - the biggest issue in trying to get someone to send the dies to me from MI is that i don't have anyone back there to do it. The gal that watches our place wouldn't know a die set from a crescent wrench and it is more hassle than it's worth....
    8 replies | 223 view(s)
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    11-26-2020, 10:48 AM
    Just sat down for my first cup of coffee this morning - your title caught my eye and I had to take a look. All I can say is a big thank you for a good chuckle to start the day!
    8 replies | 334 view(s)
  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    11-26-2020, 10:43 AM
    A Happy Thanksgiving to all. Today is the day to give thanks for the important things we have been blessed with . . . family, friends, neighbors . . . the important things in life. May everyone have a safe holiday and while you may or may not be...
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  • 4719dave's Avatar
    11-26-2020, 10:10 AM
    4719dave replied to a thread WTB 308 J words in Swappin & Sellin
    Pm was sent but no reply. Got a reply sorry for trying to help ��
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  • mattw's Avatar
    11-25-2020, 04:25 PM
    mattw replied to a thread WTS For Postage in Swappin & Sellin
    What the heck, I am interested in the solder and brass... so put me in the running. Thanks Matt
    57 replies | 1644 view(s)
  • mattw's Avatar
    11-25-2020, 03:32 PM
    mattw replied to a thread Is powder shortage next ? in Our Town
    I do not see it getting better in the next several months... that said it makes sense that I will get worse. I feel we are screwed if a plant anywhere goes offline. Also, I fear Biden component taxes in the near future.
    51 replies | 1402 view(s)
  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    11-25-2020, 11:14 AM
    Let's see . . . look at it like an equation . . . The time to run the one powder out, clean, recheck powder drop and continue versus mixing two powders which could equal unstable pressure . . . . oh heck . . . let's make it a simple equation . ....
    16 replies | 309 view(s)
  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    11-25-2020, 10:59 AM
    Some folks like to ride unicycles, some tricycles and others bicycles. I have thought bout getting a lubrisizer at times but really don't have the space for it at either of our places. When you get older, you tend to "down size'. I have...
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    11-25-2020, 10:29 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Some cute pictures in Our Town
    Just sat down for my morning coffee and saw these - GREAT PHOTOS! Thanks for sharing - nice to see something that can put a smile on your face and remind a person that it's the good things in life that are to be enjoyed and treasured.
    21 replies | 902 view(s)
  • mattw's Avatar
    11-24-2020, 03:14 PM
    mattw replied to a thread Who can date the packaging? in Our Town
    I am using my stash from that time frame, all work.
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  • mattw's Avatar
    11-24-2020, 01:46 PM
    For example the Lyman 358242 came in 2 weights, 92-93 grain and 123 grain. Same bullet, same mould number, but 1 more driving band on the heavier bullet.
    6 replies | 253 view(s)
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Welder by trade , me and the wife shoot what we call combat pistol in a local league.
Live on forty acres in the country, we have our own private rifle and pistol range. Only been casting about 5 years , really enjoy it and powder coating.
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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