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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 11:16 AM
    Sheesh Harry... looks like it was on your bucket list???? took all of 3 min to decide with no pic? lol
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    Today, 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
    Today, 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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    Today, 08:31 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel
    Luke 21 Audio link ; 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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    Today, 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
    Today, 12:41 AM
    get the steel!!! function is always better then aesthetics....
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    So sorry for your loss, prayers enroute. HiVelocity in SC
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:20 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread for thought and meditation in Our Chapel
    Good lesson and daily reminder .
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    Yesterday, 08:18 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Do you only see the BaD ? in Our Chapel
    It's not all bad . .............................. ..............................
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel
    Luke 20 Audio link ; One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the...
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:47 AM
    I'm no expert on 223 and i'm just starting out with a new bolt gun. Going to use J words but also just bought the Lee 235-55-RN to gas check and try out. Don't know what type of rifle you are going to use them but don't overlook the Lyman Cast...
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  • NyFirefighter357's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:05 AM
    I believe you have an Kettner Mauser 30-06
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 11:21 PM
    The safe answer is always to dump it. But when you are talking about, what 2 or 3 ounces of powder in a 5 pound jug, and both are similar burn rates? I would shoot that and not worry. I can't imagine that being much different that the difference...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 10:02 PM
    wow.. I cant help you, but that is a beauty... and I love that scope. very nice setup... you are very fortunate!!!! perhaps this local pic will spark an interest for ya...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 09:46 PM
    You were definitely missing space in that first picture. I guess another possibility was that at first you were crimping too far, and causing the wad legs to buckle. Winchester wads do buckle easy. Whatever you did, that picture in post #17...
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Been casting and reloading for years... Live very remote in Alaska. Retired military.
Remote island in SE Alaska
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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