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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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    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, 06:23 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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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 AM
    Max jacketed book loads puts me close to 1800 FPS, or a little over, out of my crony and 77/44 with a 265 grain devastator. That’s around 23.8 grains of H110. I am at 1750fps with 22.1 grains of lil gun with a 265 Grain HP bullet. The down under...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 AM
    Here’s an old post from our Australian hog hunter with expanded COWW 310’s and devastators http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?338169-A-few-more-hogs-with-the-Ruger-96-44-and-the-Lee-310gr
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    Yesterday, 08:50 AM
    howdy folks... Is There Good in Temptation? By Oswald Chambers No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man… —1 Corinthians 10:13 The word temptation has come to mean something bad to us today, but we tend to use the...
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    Yesterday, 08:47 AM
    Harder alloy for hogs. The alloy you currently have I’m sure would work just fine. Our down under hog slayer uses plain old 100 AC COWW and gets expansion loaded around 1650fps if I remember correctly. For deer use a softer alloy as previously...
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    Yesterday, 08:42 AM
    Markopolo replied to a thread Prayer for my sister in Our Chapel
    prayers sent for susan charlie....
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 AM
    Pine Baron is right and this is a good lesson on prayer . Prayer is the bridge to our Lord to share what's in our heart . It's not just a mercenary path to get what we want . It's given to share our true selves to him in building and strengthening...
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    Yesterday, 07:58 AM
    Boaz started a thread Prayer for my sister in Our Chapel
    My sister is six years older than me , she is 74 years old . She lives with her daughter in Fort Worth , about 110 miles from me . She has a lot of medical problems and to top that off she fell in the bathroom 3 days ago . She was taken to the...
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    Yesterday, 07:39 AM
    Well great... Now my holloware fork and spoon collecting will become more difficult now that you pesky black powder folks will start a demand for them.
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    09-16-2020, 11:59 PM
    Mine came with #2, #4, and #19 X press shell holders. The universal case feeder is optional, as the APP does come with a single tube case feeder. Having the universal feeder is nice though, as you can use the collator to quickly fill them. My primer...
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    09-16-2020, 08:50 PM
    Boaz replied to a thread Harry needs our prayer in Our Chapel
    Still praying . Keep us up to date !
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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
Retired homesteader


Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

I will love the Lord with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind.


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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