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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    You can cut your own wads, but they work a lot better with black powder. With smokeless you have so much space to use up, that you end up with 3/4 of a shell of essentially confetti. The best things to make yourself are overshot cards and felt wads....
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    We are still waiting. It seems MP is moving rather slow with molds. Nothing has been made in what looks like 3 months.
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    It is in the active group buy section. Not this thread.
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:34 PM
    Yes, there is a spring underneath for the sight blade. I could shorten it a little bit, but nothing significant. The gun is at the gunsmith now. I have an extra sight to play with. I'm going to try to fit the Lyman #16 adjustable sight blade into...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:11 PM
    I've used all the calibers I listed in post #51. I have not done too much with the 357 magnum or 45 acp brass, ond only tried 444 marlin once. I have used it quite a bit in 41 and 44 magnum. The caliber I've used the most by far is 327 federal. ...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:43 PM
    I have a Walther talon 22 magnum with a nitro piston that I bought 10 years ago and still going strong. I tested about 15/20 pellets through it the other day and found The 18.13 grain JSB jumbo heavies to shoot the tightest groups at 23 yards(the...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:57 PM
    i would look up some inexpensive harbor freight punches for making wads for various shotgun sizes.. i think they come in a set.. lots of different materials make good wads, cork, felt, lots of stuff.... youtube is your friend.. the david Canterbury...
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    I ordered a 60# of lead last year and was watching the tracking - the tracking showed that it had been delivered to my residence but I sure couldn't find it. I called the local PO twice and gee . . . "oh yea . . . we found it. It's here at the PO...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    38 and more rain here.. :? Our Misgivings About Jesus By Oswald Chambers The woman said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep." —John 4:11 Have you ever said to yourself, “I am impressed with the wonderful...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 AM
    Boaz started a thread For all in Our Chapel
    Lord be close today with the wisdom and discernment we will need . Help all here who need your healing of mind and body that only you can give . Guide us through another day with you in our hearts and thoughts to glorify you . Thank you for our...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel
    Luke 21 Audio link ; https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/purevoice/niv/Luke.21 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 3 “Truly I tell...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread for thought and meditation in Our Chapel
    I enjoyed the reading/lesson this morning but have to disagree with this one line ; The institutional church’s idea of a servant of God is not at all like Jesus Christ’s . I understand it could depend on the church you attend but it's...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:41 AM
    get the steel!!! function is always better then aesthetics....
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:32 AM
    I don't know about the method, but Starline is the bottom rung with annealing consistency. Their brass is thicker and tougher than most brands, which some people might like. I never measured, but Starline brass is visibly thicker than any other...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 11:17 PM
    Speak of the devil. Midway has both Hornady and Federal brand brass in 327 federal! And for great prices too!
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 11:12 PM
    I shoot Starline because it is the ONLY option currently out there for brand new 327 federal brass. I also have a handful of other cartridges like 357 magnum, 41 magnum, 44 magnum, and 45 acp. I'm not going to say it's bad, but Starline makes fair...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 09:19 PM
    I tried my browning 800 express 22 pistol right before dark. I tried predator, crow magnum, and rocket pellets at approx 15 yards if I had to guess. The predators grouped around 1 3/4” or more, the crow magnums were about the same. The rockets put...
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 05:23 PM
    Larry - thank you very much for your kind response - I greatly appreciate the "education" you provided and I have copied off your info and it is in my reloading notebook. I am processing the 5.56 brass that we picked up the other night and it...
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 05:12 PM
    . . . . . enough to get the job done. I agree 6bg6ga . . . . before long, we'll be taxed on the amount of tax we have to pay.
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  • HiVelocity's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 04:27 PM
    So sorry for your loss, prayers enroute. HiVelocity in SC
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 11:38 AM
    I read about the second stage holding the sear as well. So I would assume some creep is is good/safe. I also was still scratching my head on why the 15 grain Diabolo heavies shot a large group compared to my jumbos and RS. I remember the heavies...
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 11:18 AM
    Thank you Dapaki - that's what I was looking for! I have bookmarked it and written it down in my reloading notebook so I won't forget it next time. I'm ordering today. Thanks for taking the time to answer - greatly appreciated!
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 11:05 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread food for thought in Our Town
    An interesting read and I have no dog in this fight but just want to make a comment or two . . . . Unfortunately . . . we are now living in a time where in many jurisdictions, it's all about the criminal's r"rights" - oh gee - they can do the...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 10:35 AM
    Do you have a spring in your gun or is it piston driven? I hear “spring gun are hold sensitive. My rifle has a piston in it so from what I’ve read it’s more forgiving. My Browning 800 express 22 cal pistol is a springer but I believe with the...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 10:15 AM
    morning all... 38f and pouring rain.. slush. The Destitution of Service By Oswald Chambers …though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved. —2 Corinthians 12:15 Natural human love expects something in return. But Paul is...
    1 replies | 52 view(s)
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Been casting and reloading for years... Live very remote in Alaska. Retired military.
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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