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    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    I've been running 6.5 in both .45 colt and .44mag. But they are all rifles not pistols. So recoil really is not an issue. Very good accuracy, no leading, no problems, and pretty quiet.
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    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Jumbo gill in Catch of the day
    Winger Ed I've been saying that exact same thing for some 50 years now. Last summers highlight for me was a 9 incher. That one tops that easily. Very well done! And very little better tasting than a nice gill rolled in cornmeal and fried up...
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    05-29-2020, 06:29 PM
    dimaprok replied to a thread Gas Check seating in Gas Checks
    Might be easier to run through lee push through sizer first, they are inexpensive and if you if you get a cheapy lee press and invert it it's a lot easier too not having to line up the bullet on the push through rod and while you're at it, you can...
    28 replies | 2528 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    05-28-2020, 10:19 AM
    Good news is so good to hear. Praise the Lord!
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    05-27-2020, 08:41 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Might pray for me in Our Chapel
    Prayers sent, use your head, but listen to your heart.
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    05-25-2020, 09:28 PM
    Agree that ammo pouches and oiler looks Mosin.
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    05-24-2020, 08:07 AM
    I have to agree with the SKS. Mine is a yugo with the grenade launcher, ladder sights. Biggest drawback is iron sights and old eyes. Don't own an AR of any kind. But I have a pair of Hipoint Carbines that do very well with cast. The best of...
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    05-23-2020, 09:22 PM
    Praise him with great praise indeed!
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    05-23-2020, 08:04 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Mri in Our Town
    My wife does, she's had 4 in the last 2 months.
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    05-22-2020, 09:36 PM
    I have not sold many guns, the few I did sell I was glad to see gone. My regrets are more along the line of back in the 70's and 80's why oh why was I not loading up on M1 Garands, M1Carbines, K98's, etc. I had a nice M1 carbine with folding...
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    05-19-2020, 08:30 AM
    No, it has to be heated with the Alox. Once all melted together I combine with the floor wax/mineral spirits and all is good. I love what it does for bores, it also makes a non sticky film on the surface of boolits. Which is also a nice side...
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  • dimaprok's Avatar
    05-18-2020, 09:11 PM
    For homemade / Sage gas checks this is normal, It happens to me all the time to me. Push it in with sizing die and take it out with needle nose pliers sideways. Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
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    05-18-2020, 09:01 PM
    Cast boolits and 1% carnuba wax in my BLL. Bores just keep getting shinier.
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    05-17-2020, 09:34 PM
    I'm with Teddie. I grew up watching my dad walk out into the south 40, take a knee, remove his hat, and have a conversation with his Lord. Drives my wife nuts when I pray for her out loud. But it works. Not long ago I felt like I was hanging...
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    05-17-2020, 07:54 PM
    dimaprok replied to a thread Plain Base Gas Checks in Gas Checks
    My understanding and same thing comes from manufacturer of Barry's copper plated bullets is that you should crimp just enough but not to perforate and compromise the coating. I believe same applies to powder coat, I crimped only to remove the...
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    05-16-2020, 09:28 PM
    Personally inside the house I favor birdshot. For one reason, I don't have to worry about a buckshot making it through a wall and killing family members in the next room. My house is 5/8ths sheetrock over plaster and lathe. Outside, I'd be...
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    05-16-2020, 09:21 PM
    Right back at ya jsn. Fast shipping, great packing job and molds exactly as described. Both arrived in original boxes with instructions and handles. Nice fast clean transaction with no issues of any kind. I'd buy from you again in a heartbeat.
    3 replies | 370 view(s)
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    05-16-2020, 07:25 PM
    dimaprok replied to a thread Plain Base Gas Checks in Gas Checks
    One more thing, I noticed you're you got a line that looks like crimp? Are you putting on heavy taper crimp or Lee factory crimp? I believe you should only put a bare crimp on lead bullets to remove flare.
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    05-16-2020, 05:21 PM
    dimaprok replied to a thread Plain Base Gas Checks in Gas Checks
    Wow, I learned something. NOE HTC 153gr SP is very accurate with IMR 4198 both in my Ruger 300 blk and 7.62x40WT. I had 4 out of 5 shots at MOA. In limited testing I didn't notice the difference in accuracy with PB gas check and without. I am...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    05-15-2020, 08:44 AM
    Cornmeal here also. I bought a container for buffer for buckshot loads so it is always handy. I've had zero problems with cornmeal in cases or barrels. It all seems to go out in the blast. Biodegradeable, and food for critters that find it. I...
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    05-14-2020, 09:12 PM
    I've shot it in .45acp, worked fine but eventually found it was easier to just keep using the powder measure I have setup for Red Dot. I loaded 100 rounds with it, had no issues at all. Still have most of a pound. There is data out there for...
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    05-14-2020, 09:09 PM
    I've shot it in .45acp, worked fine but eventually found it was easier to just keep using the powder measure I have setup for Red Dot. I loaded 100 rounds with it, had no issues at all. Still have most of a pound. There is data out there for...
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    05-13-2020, 08:54 PM
    dimaprok replied to a thread Soda cans? in Gas Checks
    Regarding the GC tool, I'll be honest am still on the fence if I want to continue or not with it, pretty busy currently though and this is what I am afraid of, not able to keep up. Anyway shoot me PM and we can discuss further. For my supers I...
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    05-13-2020, 06:39 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread One thing or another in Our Chapel
    As bad as my storm was, and it was bad. It seems to have ended with a mostly positive outcome. Which I attribute to the many prayers Cindy and I recieved from the good brothers here. Cindy was actually able to go do her favorite thing 2 days ago....
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    05-13-2020, 06:18 AM
    dimaprok replied to a thread Soda cans? in Gas Checks
    Have you tried the search bar in your right hand top corner? At least on PC its there, if you type in there: "Plain Base Gas Checks" you'll get about dozen hits. I am just saying to be helpful, not trying to be rude or anything. I find this forum...
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    05-13-2020, 06:16 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Giving thanks in Our Chapel
    Amen!
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Active duty. I love to hunt and fish. Got into reloading due to cost. Now I cast and reload for the since of accomplishment and awe.
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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
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