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    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    My minibike was a Rupp roadster-2, still have it. It sits in the back of the barn hasn't run in a dozen years. Should sell it, apparently they are turning collectible and I'm running out of storage space.
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    04-18-2019, 10:58 PM
    He does, I replaced the extractor for him, still shoots great. He now has a 6 month old son of his own who I suspect will use that rifle as his first. Not bad 4 generations, the same rifle.
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    04-18-2019, 10:52 PM
    Also a Glenfield bolt action, a Remington 514, two Kimber bolt actions, one with a vintage Redfield 6-18, the other with the original peep sights and a set of Ruger 77/22's, one LR, one in 22 Mag reside in the gun safe. I like 22 bolt guns.
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    04-18-2019, 10:40 PM
    Winchester 67 that was jointly owned by my dad and his 2 brothers was the first gun I shot. I thought I was going to inherit it after my dad died, he ended up with it because he was the last surviving brother. My youngest nephew asked Dad if he...
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    04-18-2019, 03:54 PM
    That's what I took my road test on, belonged to a buddy, he had bought it new and kept it in absolutely pristine condition. My Italian Harley would not pass the safety check that was required before the "road" test. No mirrors, both mufflers blown...
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    04-17-2019, 05:58 PM
    Had a buddy who had one of these and then the 750 version, both stupid, scary fast but an absolute blast to ride. Best ride I ever took on the 500 was late afternoon on a sunny day going north on north/south road. Full throttle acceleration up...
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    04-15-2019, 11:47 PM
    69 Harley 350 Sprint. Rode that one around inside a buddies frat house on U of M campus along time ago just to annoy one of his frat brothers. And it did, quite nicely. Backwards bike, kick start and rear brake on the left, kickstand and shifter...
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    04-15-2019, 11:28 PM
    Cast 300 7mm boolits, loaded a box of 303 British and a box of 30-06, sized 100 303, sized 150 7mm, loaded 3 boxes of 7mm Mauser and set the dies for the 380/200 now that I have the right boolit mold for it. Getting lots done in the shop--too...
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    04-14-2019, 11:21 PM
    Last 2 I sold went for $600 each and they were Inland's with mixed parts. Sold, no questions asked at that price to the first guys that saw them posted at the gun club. Just didn't need 4 of them. That was 4 or 5 years ago. Around here I suspect...
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    04-14-2019, 11:00 PM
    Polished a mixed batch of 06, 7mm and 303 British. Loaded 2 boxes of 450 N.E. Annealed a box 303 British. Then neck sized them for a Fredrick Beesley double rifle. Sized 3 boxes of 7mm. Went to load them and figured out that I am out of...
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    04-14-2019, 07:31 PM
    I had a pre-safety Trapper AE in 45 Colt I used to use for cowboy shooting. I used 45 Schofield in it because the magazine only held 9. I could get 10 Schofields in it. Traded it to a buddy for a Remington 700 Classic in 221 Fireball. He wanted the...
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    04-12-2019, 08:49 PM
    15meter replied to a thread Lyman M die in Reloading Equipment
    Used to expand/bell the case neck to make seating cast boolits easier, most 3 die pistol sets the second die is the "M" die. Don't have a clue where the name "M die" came from, probably it was on a parts list somewhere as Part M, from my...
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    04-12-2019, 08:14 PM
    15meter replied to a thread Lyman M die in Reloading Equipment
    They are designed to be used in a Lee expander die. They work very well I have them in a number of different sizes. If you want a dedicated built to your spec M-style die contact CH4D, I've had them make me a have dozen for stuff that was too...
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    04-12-2019, 08:03 PM
    15meter replied to a thread What's in your Garden? in Our Town
    Hops are sprouting, time to get the twine up to let them climb. That's enough gardening for me.
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    04-08-2019, 10:57 PM
    15meter replied to a thread WTB: 38-55 Brass in Swappin & Sellin
    I've got some 30-30 brass converted to 38-55, not sure how much if you're interested. Gun is gone, brass should probably go too.
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    04-07-2019, 07:16 PM
    Still like my dry media, I can't see me throwing in 150 loaded carbine rounds in soap and water with stainless steel pins. Started doing this when I started using spray lube when doing LOTS of rounds, 5-10 minutes cleans the lube off quite...
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    04-07-2019, 08:39 AM
    Until you run into a stick of lube that is defective. Recently put in a stick that turned out to be for lack of a better description, crunchy. It would not flow at all. It just crumbled out of the lube grooves. Time to clean the sizer. I have an...
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    04-04-2019, 12:02 AM
    Loaded 150 30 carbine, continue with the other 700+ to be loaded tomorrow. Cut the steel for a couple of portable target stands that I'm welding up for a buddy. Took the wife out for lunch and managed to scrounge almost 6 lbs. of pewter for less...
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    04-03-2019, 11:40 PM
    Just started using Harbor Freight walnut media last month. Started by loading the media with 1/4 bottle of nufinish polish. I run a dryer sheet and add a capful of nufinish every time I run it. I've polished 2000+ case so far with no complaint. At...
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    04-03-2019, 10:55 PM
    Hatcher did a number of tests on this subject, including firing straight up. He went to a beach in Florida and ran a whole series of tests. He found that the vertical shots were still stable and spinning when they came back down. I think the...
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    04-03-2019, 10:35 PM
    Reduced 60+ lbs. of telephone cable sheathing to 2 lb. ingots ready for the casting pot.
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    04-03-2019, 10:25 PM
    15meter replied to a thread I could use it box! in Helping Hands
    Daver7 PM'ed me, apparently I am having senior moments. No 450 Bushmaster brass. Now if I could only find my glasses........
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    04-02-2019, 06:09 PM
    Tried H&N pellets, not enough neck tension, wonder if Lee's collet crimp tool would help? Don't have one, may have to waste a few bucks just to try. Again the mouse fart loads--think 4 grains of clays in a 45-70--are just to much fun. Just...
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    04-01-2019, 03:56 PM
    15meter replied to a thread Sailboat Keel in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I've cut lead with a Skil saw using a coarse blade. It was 2-1/2" thick blocks of range scrap. I have an old propane tank that I cut in half then took the top, flipped it over and welded legs on it. I took the valve out, threaded in a street ell...
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    04-01-2019, 11:05 AM
    15meter replied to a thread I could use it box! in Helping Hands
    I don't need anything, just honestly thought I had put the 450 Bushmaster brass in there, then not listed it. I suspect other people are doing exactly as I did, cut and paste the list then add and subtract what they are putting in and taking out of...
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    04-01-2019, 10:55 AM
    Before I would try using that vintage mold I would treat it like a new mold. Read up on CLEANING and prepping new molds. After sitting for a number of years it has probably acquired a patina that will make casting good boolits a challenge.
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    03-30-2019, 04:28 PM
    Look at used solid core doors, it appears that you are not adverse to used/recycled materials. Some of the older institutional doors were incredibly strong. They are usually available at the Habitat for Humanity stores around here for not much...
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    03-30-2019, 10:34 AM
    Check the Lee loading manual, I believe they have data there. Also Lee includes data with their dies, If I remember correctly Lee stated 45-70 data less 10% will work, but that is just my memory--and the dies and the manual are in the shop and it is...
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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