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    Today, 10:48 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread learned a thing in Our Town
    Hey . . . . seems like some days just go that way. Could have been worse . . . you could have been trying to push a 8mm casing into a 308 FL die! Those 308 boolits would be a bit sloppy in a .323 bore if you had been sizing an 8mm in a 308 instead...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 10:30 AM
    I just went to a seller on ebay who offers various sizes and asked which sight I would need to raise up from my factory blade to .3". I'll keep you posted. They are $15.to $18. Ea
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 10:13 AM
    I believe the leaf that presses in is what you want to measure?
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 10:05 AM
    Yep, mine is marked W for Winchester. I'm guessing we will have to measure the leaf/blade and go off the measurement? It would be better to replace the blade than aiming below the heart of a deer and blowing out the backbone at close range. Going to...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    does that mean I win the Mould????:lovebooli
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    Today, 09:40 AM
    morning all.... His Temptation and Ours By Oswald Chambers We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. —Hebrews 4:15 Until we are born again, the only kind...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    If I remember I think there might be a number on the inside base of my blade when I pushed it out. Probably telling me what height it’s is. I’ll wait till someone chimes in. I’m sure by changing the height of the front sight the ladder peep...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 08:47 AM
    I know this is an old post but hoping I will get some help with the correct size for my front sight replacement to get my POA lowered 8”. As outpost stated every .15” of adjustment raises or drops POA approx 3.9”. That means I need a front sight .3”...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 AM
    Been using mine for traplines. I popped a rabbit with it the other day hiding in the brush at 10 yards right between the eyes. Those Winchester 333’s are destructive. It exited in the stomach and zipped a 3” hole in it with everything pouring out. I...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    Tripplebeards replied to a thread 22 WMR green in Rimfire Area
    From what I’ve read and seen most can’t hit a building if locked in it with rimfire green Ammo. It’s not very accurate in just about all 22lr’s .
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    Today, 07:37 AM
    Tripplebeards replied to a thread Ruger Chambers in Rimfire Area
    My American bolt action 22WMR will stick one in the chamber and not extract after 50 rounds or so because of the powder fouling build up. I have to clean it quite regularly to be 100% reliable. Its extremely accurate but has a tight chamber. I...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Today, 07:22 AM
    He just keeps on giving doesn't he Wayne !
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 07:13 AM
    The only thing I don’t like with brass molds is I get tinning every time I use it. I have seasoned my mold by heating it in the oven a dozen times plus in a row by placing it in my oven and it doesn’t matter. I cast really hot so tinning will always...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    I measure a few fired cases out my gun I’m loading for with my hornady comparator gauge and then go off that particular measurement to bump back accordingly. To be honest I have just followed RCBS instructions for the last 20 years and turned my...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    i totally lucked into a first model 12g browning citori for around 400 bucks and all I can say is wow, that thing shoulders nice. steel rated.. quick... i have seen them on GB for 600 and sometimes less depending on wood... i sure like mine... might...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    I press mine on with my fingers and tap each one on the table or hard surface till they look almost flat. Then I pull off the thinly shaved lead strip that the GC Scraped off with my fingernail. If I don’t the lead smears onto the GC and gap between...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    they can be made from good 357 mag brass
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    Longer rifles are shipped all the time. I have made up boxes out of double layers of heavy corrugated cardboard - use a hot glue gun to assemble. Wrap the gun in bubble wrap and cushion with styrofoam and glue the box shut - wrap well with tape. ...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    Boaz replied to a thread Prayer for my sister in Our Chapel
    I thank you all for your thoughts and prayer . Her daughter told me today she might go home tomorrow but that's going to be a heck of a situation with her being bound to a bed . Her daughter and husband both work and their daughter is in high school...
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    Yesterday, 06:24 PM
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    very true Mr. Blackwater
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:14 PM
    If you give up on it I’ll trade you for my 1941 long branch sporter! Otherwise I’d tell you to free float the barrel and bed the action. Also lighten the trigger.
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    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    I sit on a low chair or elevate the pot so I can see the pour.
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    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    White eagle that’s a good point. Never thought it would be illegal. If it is legal and someone trespassed and stumbled across it all shot up im sure it would get reported regardless. I know my 16:1 with a Bh of 7.8 is a lot softer than your 16:1 if...
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    Yesterday, 11:44 AM
    Gee . . . . . . I can't imagine that happening out here! Don't get me wrong . . . I love Arizona, but from what I have seen since we started coming out here 13 years ago . . . you almost need a permit to get a permit to do something. As I posted...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 AM
    awesome message!!!
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Been casting and reloading for years... Live very remote in Alaska. Retired military.
Remote island in SE Alaska
Hunting and fishing, and the tools that keep me there
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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