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    Yesterday, 09:59 PM
    Made 8 boxes worth of 12 gauge reloading opportunities, loaded a box of 7.62x39. Set up the square deal for 38 special and loaded some test loads. A good day by all accounts.
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    06-22-2018, 06:59 PM
    Made a Lee style trim gage for the 9.3x74r, trimmed a batch, sized, lubed and g/c'ed a batch of 9.3 boolits then loaded them. Got a good start on an 8x60s trim gage. Used a piece of stainless bolt I had, brought back bad memories of drilling and...
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    06-21-2018, 11:40 PM
    Poke RogerDat, I just sold him one, there were some spare parts that he might be willing to part with. Powder and shot bushings I suspect could be made relatively easy.
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    06-21-2018, 11:16 PM
    I resized using a 30 carbine die. With alot of lube and considerable effort you swage the case down until it looks like a miniature belted magnum. Then turn off the belt and reduce case dia to the correct dia. There several more steps but that...
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    06-18-2018, 05:16 PM
    Reduced the incredibly ugly pewter tray and two candle sticks to a more manageable 5" round 3/4" thick ingot to store. I think I did the world a favor by melting down that tray. Made 8 new seats for the rifle range stools at the club. I made the old...
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    06-17-2018, 11:33 PM
    15meter replied to a thread Saw a snake ... in Our Town
    It took decades to come to terms with snakes, when in was a youngster,< than 8, I hated them. Had to run the gauntlet down a lane in the marsh to visit my grandfather repairing his seine nets in the "twine" shed. Always snakes along the way. ...
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    06-17-2018, 10:49 PM
    15meter replied to a thread 30 carbine in Cast Boolits
    Problem with the plethora of powders available today is memory challenged old guys, they don't recognize these new fangled powder numbers/names:kidding:
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    06-17-2018, 06:38 PM
    Used to make 12 gauge black powder blanks back in the 70's. I think I got the info from an old Dixie Gun Works catalog. I used Win. AA hulls with 60 grains of 3F (what I had, don't think granulation makes a whack worth of difference) cut the shot...
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    06-17-2018, 06:11 PM
    Hey, I even went the reform from .223 cases just to see if it could be done. Wanted to make sure I would have a steady supply of brass in case the factory stuff turned into unobtainium. Learned the hard way either you trim them long to fit into...
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    06-17-2018, 05:51 PM
    15meter replied to a thread You might be a redneck... in Our Town
    I still use my grandfathers double bit axe and he died in 1958.
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    06-17-2018, 05:45 PM
    15meter replied to a thread Dead rabbit in Our Town
    Having been raised on a farm that had feeder cattle (150-190 head depending on the year and market) and layer chickens (700) Lost both a couple of head of cattle and several dozen chickens over the years. Wrote them off as heart attacks. They...
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    06-17-2018, 11:57 AM
    15meter replied to a thread How much tractor? in Our Town
    I like my 6000 lb. hydraulic jack. For the safety patrol: This shot was taken before I put oak 8x8 under the front wheels and lowered the mower. For the price, I couldn't justify getting anything bigger/more elaborate. I bought this in...
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    06-16-2018, 06:03 PM
    15meter replied to a thread 30 carbine in Cast Boolits
    I use a Saeco #254 30cal 115gr RNBB With 2400, great plinker boolit. Load enough to cycle the action, the brass goes over the shoulder and ends up in a pile about 5 feet behind and 3 feet to the right. Where at in Ohio?
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    06-16-2018, 05:56 PM
    Nothing in the reloading room but drifted through a Salvation Army today and walked out with 3 Lbs. 15 3/4 ounces of pewter for $5.83. They had more but the price was way out of line on the items I left. This will get the big ingot treatment....
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    06-15-2018, 10:37 PM
    And I came up with one of the hardest things to acquire, bench space!!!!!
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    06-15-2018, 10:27 PM
    Consolidated a stack of pewter plates, candlesticks and odd vases into one easy to store 4 lb. ingot. Starting to free up some bench space. Two or three more 4 lb. ingots and I'll have this winter's pewter scrounging into a storable form.
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    06-13-2018, 11:21 AM
    15meter replied to a thread Fun old singleshots? in Rimfire Area
    Wow! Thrashing(local pronunciation) gang in 1960. Was it steam yet, or belt off a tractor. In SE Michigan virtually every one was using either a pull type combine or a self propelled. My dad was using a 1956 Massey Harris SP80. That's what I learned...
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    06-13-2018, 11:09 AM
    Don't know about either rifle, I have a Ruger 77/22 that is almost as accurate as my Kimber 82. By far better looking too. Simplest fix is just change the sear to an aftermarket sear. Drops the pull by about 2/3 and makes it much smoother. If the...
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    06-10-2018, 06:44 PM
    Right up there with the Sawzall I bought for my wife, she uses it to trim bigger branches the lopping shears won't get. I just have to put the blade in for her.
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    06-10-2018, 08:56 AM
    Funny looking boolits. I too have a couple of Hornady dies, sleeve in the seater die work great with jacket bullets, did have a little problem with 311284 in 06. Nose was just a hair too fat, kept seating too deep. Switched to an RCBS seater and...
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    06-09-2018, 07:25 AM
    Sounds like a 9.3 of some flavor. I had lathesmith (vendor here) make me one for a 9.3x74r for what I thought was a reasonable price.
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    06-09-2018, 07:13 AM
    Loaded a batch of 400/350 N.E. Hope they chamber, using a different boolit and don't have the rifle to test chamber.
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    06-09-2018, 07:07 AM
    To differentiate between the electronic and the mechanical Mike's the purely mechanical ones were usually called digit mikes. The electronic called digital. Mitutoyo was the best on battery life hands down. Starrett went through several generations...
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    06-08-2018, 10:28 PM
    Lee loaders work great with paper hulls, I loaded lots of Federal papers back in the day, when AA came out, I moved to the Mec because of the crimp issue. I got tired of using a Dake arbor press to finish the crimp.
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    06-08-2018, 10:18 PM
    oh no! It's the dreaded thread drift!!!! Geezer alert!!! Geezer alert!!!!!
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    06-08-2018, 10:16 PM
    Younger days and thinner wallet it was Goebels. Now it's more likely to be an IPA myself. Favorite is Bumper Crop @ Blue Tractor brew pub in Ann Arbor.
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    06-08-2018, 01:37 PM
    I also have a old pacific that I bought with a bunch of dead guy stuff last year, haven't even looked at it to see if it is all there. That could probably be had for the price of a beer, two if it is cheap beer:D
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    06-08-2018, 12:09 AM
    Belong to a gun club that has trap/skeet/sporting clays? If so, post a wanted to buy flyer. There are a lot of single stage presses taking up space in reloading rooms that aren't used any more. Don't write off the 650's. They can be had for not much...
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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