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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:33 PM
    I don't, period. Like Gatch I am mostly running one blend, roughly 50% COWW and 50% range scrap with 1% pewter or tin added. If I want rifle boolits that can take more pressure I water drop them. Everything else gets air cooled. Once I am...
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    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    Friends, I took the safe route. I took my thoughts on this subject and sent them as a PM to Dverna. He replied that he wished I'd posted them. Your wish is my command sir. I disagree, but did not wish to do so in public. I think you...
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  • dimaprok's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Ahhh that's a very good reason. I am with you 100% on that. You make something and you learn and it's valuable. Next time some project comes around and you're already familiar what needs to be done. My scrap yard is where people and business...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    That is enough to make a person think alright! TY for reporting results.
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    07-16-2019, 09:33 PM
    When I was young I was full of doubts. "How could this be?" Water into wine, 3 small loaves and 5 fishes to feed a multitude with many baskets left over? Virgin Birth? Now I have no doubts at all. I had a grandmother who seriously studied the...
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    07-16-2019, 03:00 PM
    Take a look at your local scrap yard, I found a nice geared motor and picked it up just because I know these things are so expensive and I offered like 5-10 bucks and they took it as it goes to metal scrap otherwise. Now the question is - how much...
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    07-16-2019, 07:28 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Prilosec in Our Town
    I have been on protonix or generic off and on for the last 5 years. Suddenly stomach starts producing acid like crazy, gut gets irritated and I get diarrhoea that burns like lava coming out. I cut it down as much as I can as quickly as I can. I...
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  • dimaprok's Avatar
    07-16-2019, 05:26 AM
    I have lee sizing die in 224 barely used and 225 (brand new) also about 900 Hornady gas checks and some home made ones aluminum if you care to try. Shoot me pm. Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
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    07-15-2019, 09:34 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Pellet maker in AirGuns
    No, I went instead with 2 different buckshot molds in .22 and .20 caliber. Both my Hatsan Air rifles like the round balls. Bit of a tight fit but very accurate. Just got the .20 mold from Marty Arms, have not cast with it or tested it yet, but...
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    07-15-2019, 05:37 PM
    He is probably looking down and thinking - I spent my whole life collecting all of this and in the end it just sold under a dime per pound and went to someone else! What a waste of my time / money / effort. I could have done something more useful....
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    07-15-2019, 05:29 PM
    Would never guess you had 936lb worth of lead alloy on the truck bed! Wow... I guess it was worth the wait.
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    07-15-2019, 09:52 AM
    Please pass on a few things for me. A Laughter is the best medicine, bar none. B Stress and worry are killers. She needs to remove both from her life. C At this point it is a head game. If she can wrap her head around the concept that she...
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    07-14-2019, 10:06 PM
    Nope, many many years of hunting squirrels. My prefered load for them was CCI hollow points. Even in Jackrabbits at long range (155 long paces) no bullet. Small entrance, large exit, instant dead rabbit.
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    07-13-2019, 09:21 PM
    I agree with winelover, I'd go vinyl. Won't hold moisture, should not burn enough to notice. My local Mills Fleet Farm has 10x10 rolls quite inexpensive. Shop around. Easy to clean with just a broom, much easier to pick up brass with a broom...
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    07-13-2019, 08:45 AM
    Prayers lifted.
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    07-12-2019, 09:12 PM
    I'd say you made a very good deal. I've paid 400$ for just a barrel when I wanted the caliber. BC worth more IMO than straight H&R or NEF (in my opinion) Be happy, find a load that gives you decent accuracy that your shoulder won't...
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    07-12-2019, 09:07 PM
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    07-12-2019, 01:56 AM
    How hot was that bar that broke? I have seen my lead look like an icy while it melts. I have had ingots break like that when i dumped them before the sufficiently cooled. Has to do with how different alloys and their phase shift and how long...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    07-11-2019, 10:12 PM
    I shoot my Lee .314 90 gr truncated cone tumble lubed as cast, no sizing. 2 or 3 light coats of BLL. Although I have a Ruger NMSS in .32H&R mag thus far I have only shot .32sw longs through it. It works, why change anything?
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    07-11-2019, 09:44 PM
    A Agree, for all things handi rifle hard to beat GBO, lots of faces you'll recognise that frequent both boards. B I have an old .30-30 + 20 ga combo, I know it is an older topper 158 with a SB1 type frame. But I don't hot rod it either. C...
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    07-11-2019, 08:37 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Prayer request in Our Chapel
    Tom is good people, prayers lifted. Hoping for a full recovery.
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    07-11-2019, 08:22 AM
    I've been running my RCBS Universal primer for over 5 years now. You do NOT need to take that plate off. I've never taken mine off. Pull the screw that connects the flat strip to the handle, pull it out. remove the plastic insert. Insert the...
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  • dimaprok's Avatar
    07-10-2019, 05:55 PM
    Saw your post first day in my feed and when I tried to open it on my phone it would give me error. Found it now on my computer. When I first heard of pop can gas checks I though it was gimmick for the same reason, how they looked. Well it wasn't...
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    07-10-2019, 03:49 PM
    dimaprok replied to a thread Gas check sizes in Gas Checks
    Yep, I was going to say the same, if your bullet shank is .288 that's abnormally large. Standard gas check shank for 30 caliber is .284 and when I apply mine they grip very well but I make mine out of aluminum, can't speak for Hornady or Ideal but...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    07-10-2019, 08:11 AM
    35 Rem, my RCBS uniflow measure has no issues with charges down to 3 grains. Lower I have not tried. For my .32sw long I just made a powder dipper. Adjusted it with scale until it was consistant and called it good. Hard to beat Red Dot in...
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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
GC Gas Check