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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Today, 11:42 AM
    I don't know about the very lowest end 1911's, but I'm fairly sure you won't loose money based on brand. They will be worth less used for a few years, but I feel rather confident that by 10 years, any brand will at least keep it's value by that...
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Today, 11:29 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Cement mixer cleanout in Our Town
    IMHO banging on the outside of the drum is never a good idea as it is too easy to get carried away and you will end up with a dimpled drum. Try what the pros above suggest . . . just be careful with the muriatic acid - use goggles and rubber gloves...
    19 replies | 389 view(s)
  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Silver... in Our Town
    supply and demand . . . like any other commodity. All I hear are advertisements that say "Buy Silver" and there are plenty who are worried about what will happen in the future so they decide to pull and liquidate a portion of their investments and...
    11 replies | 318 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 AM
    I tumble in the same containers. About a 10/15 second shake with clear and I get a beautiful,even, glossy coat. The clear PC fills in dents, dings, and imperfections. IMO it helps with longer range rifle groups. Probably all on my head. Any color...
    4 replies | 269 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 AM
    When it’s below thirty degrees here it’s so dry that my tumbled PC Looks like it’s been sprayed on. I have zero issues with smokes clear no matter what time of year or weather. I was sweating in the house two days ago and still had Beautiful even...
    4 replies | 269 view(s)
  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Today, 09:50 AM
    why not shove that thing into a all brass shell and put a crimp on it like a rifle boolit? then you could just put some felt wads behind it to make a wad column.... crimp it with the rcbs cowboy 12g die.. sure looks like a beast this way.....
    4 replies | 224 view(s)
  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    more rain here!!!! Prayer in the Fatherís Honor By Oswald Chambers Öthat Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. óLuke 1:35 If the Son of God has been born into my human flesh, then am I allowing His holy innocence,...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel
    1 Peter 2 Audio link ; 2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Today, 07:46 AM
    Lord there are many now that do not know you or have forgotten you in our country . Give us strength to stand in your name and word . Help us . Give us wisdom and discernment through you in our daily lives . Give us to speak boldly in your name as...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Today, 07:21 AM
    Good lesson . GOD does know our needs , he provides . In his word we are told repeatedly to seek and ask . It's part of being one with him .
    2 replies | 38 view(s)
  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 AM
    I have messed with just about every gun I have ever owned. That's the very first thing I do is take them apart, measure things, and look for ways to make them better. It's a short list of guns I leave alone, one of which is currently my only semi...
    22 replies | 682 view(s)
  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    My information is based on loading empty hulls. I do not dump out loaded ammo, that just seems a waste to me unless you are in a country where that's all you have. One important aspect is will this be used in multiple guns? If not, then you may...
    12 replies | 200 view(s)
  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    I realize that some are not happy with the trigger pull on these - but I don't see any real mention that they are correcting what most complain about - it's a "safety recall" to fix something that they perceive (and I'm sure the lawyers in suits) as...
    22 replies | 682 view(s)
  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    The stuff I had been using was all vegetable Crisco brand, but if you taste it, it has a very mild butter/salty taste. It is so slight, I wouldn't worry about it, but I don't think it would ever be a good choice for long term rust protection. As for...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    A box of a 1000 would be plenty. I just used up whad left today and have a good 200 to 300 boolits to GC
    3 replies | 99 view(s)
  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:38 PM
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    This is all once fired brass, mixed headstamp. I would be glad to split them into smaller lots if asked. Prices are for all the quantity listed. Prices do not include shipping. My preferred payment method is Paypal. 357 magnum- 900 cases $120 ...
    0 replies | 197 view(s)
  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    My preferred payment is Paypal. This is a custom round ball mold from Marty's Arms. It was one of 3 made while trying to adjust for the larger size I was looking for, but there is nothing wrong with this one, it simply drops smaller than I...
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 AM
    + 1 to what gwpercle advises - dummy rounds will never lie.
    12 replies | 183 view(s)
  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Forged by fire. in Our Town
    I think metricmonkeywrench sums it up pretty well. I watched when I can -don't always get to see all of them but find it an interesting "watch". I have a lot of admiration for folks who can work a forge and do what they do.
    6 replies | 261 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:55 AM
    Who ever wants to swap we will have to figure out weight per gas check piece total. PM me if interested.
    3 replies | 99 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    I don’t score my fish. I would help cook a thick piece of meat more even and quicker I’m sure. I just never felt the need to. The above piece is smoked. Almost 10 hours. All the outside that has a dried brown appearance tastes like smoked carp. I...
    85 replies | 5856 view(s)
  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 AM
    rain rain rain here... Prayer in the Fatherís House By Oswald Chambers Öthey found Him in the templeÖ.And He said to them, "ÖDid you not know that I must be about My Fatherís business?" óLuke 2:46, 49 Our Lordís childhood was not...
    1 replies | 37 view(s)
  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:19 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel
    1 Peter 1 Audio link ; 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who...
    1179 replies | 179051 view(s)
  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    08-06-2020, 11:57 PM
    The whole secret to Vang Comp improved patterns, is that they give the barrel an improved cylinder choke. Nothing more, nothing less. I've not heard anything really good or bad about lengthened forcing cones. They seem to me just one aspect that...
    22 replies | 661 view(s)
  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    08-06-2020, 11:52 PM
    In 12 gauge, you are correct. However, every one of their hunting hulls for every other gauge is a paper based. It has been so long since I've shot a Hornady SST slug, I cant say for sure what they are. Hornady makes their own brass, so it might not...
    3 replies | 150 view(s)
  • Blood Trail's Avatar
    08-06-2020, 11:26 PM
    I can give that a shot. Get it? ďShotĒ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 replies | 224 view(s)
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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