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    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    Thats why i am a firm beliver in repeatability. It doesnt matter if i accidently get a load that shoots clover leafs one day. It matters if it will do it everytime. Often the load that was amazing one day, doesnt work the next day. I keep testing...
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  • dimaprok's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:51 AM
    Thanks guys for replies, I lost my thread but I see suggestions that I was hopping to see. Will try White Label, had my eye on it for a while, just need to do something about my RCBS LAM II it's pretty crooked.
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  • dimaprok's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:48 AM
    I have Lyman cast book 3rd edition, last time I actually loaded with 2400 and I started with suggested lowest charge that the manual said 12gr for 2173fps and BAM I got somewhere 2700-2800 right off the bat that really surprised me! I didn't take...
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    10-17-2018, 04:33 AM
    here's how i check if take pocket knife and leave easily a good deep scratch its pewter, also can easily bend if its goblet or creamery or some other thinner stuff. Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
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    10-16-2018, 10:44 PM
    Lee dippers work just fine with modern smokeless. The volumtric information given for powders in Lee modern roloader is merely reference only. And shoukd be checked. Your supposed to do your load work up. When you get the load dialed in then...
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    10-16-2018, 10:29 PM
    2 aluminum blocks or cylinders aprix 1x1 inch. 2 drill bits. 1 drill bit the size of disk you need. That will drill bit A. 1 drill bit aprox the diameter of the gas check you need. That will be drill bit bit B. Use A to drill all the way...
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    10-16-2018, 07:02 PM
    There are so many variables that would write a sizable tome too. We dont always fully understand some dont even know they are all there. We just know there is a window of operating reliably and we need to tweek that window so that the guns and ammo...
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    10-15-2018, 12:00 PM
    Well thats good news. I am glad you finally got the book. I am seriously contemplating ordering it. I really want to read it. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    10-15-2018, 10:38 AM
    Here in Florida I take ice. We have the ice vending machines and it only takes 5 dollars to fill my monsterous cooler half way. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 07:46 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread mountain lion in NH in Our Town
    Way I figure it the Eastern Mountain Lion may have gone into hiding for a century or so. But it has recently figured out that most of those humans are no longer carrying guns out east. So it is safe to go back to their old hunting grounds and...
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    10-15-2018, 07:39 AM
    Amen!
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    10-14-2018, 02:28 PM
    I shoot the Grendel and my next AR is going to be 277 Wolverine. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 09:57 AM
    In my book Ugly is as Ugly does. A good looking gun that consistently has a problem loading the second or third round would be terminally ugly to me. I will admit that Hipoints won't win any constest based on good looks. But when it comes to...
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    10-14-2018, 09:37 AM
    Mine has let me know that she prefers to be refered to as "Her Royal Magesty" and gets her nose out of joint if I treat her like a common gun. (She thinks Magnum is another word for Royalty) Some days when the shooting is going well she will...
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    10-14-2018, 12:40 AM
    Those 50 yard plinkers are good stuff. I fire form .260 Rem and Grendel. I use Red Dot for all the plinkers. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    10-13-2018, 09:11 PM
    If you want fast you can use an instant pot pressure cooker to speed things up. Otherwise I go with a hambone and 1 to 2 lbs of Pinto's, soak overnight, rinse well, put in a slow cooker. Season as you see fit. Me I mostly leave mine pretty plain,...
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    10-13-2018, 09:05 PM
    Hipoint C9 is plus P rated. https://www.kygunco.com/Product/View?ItemNo=54646 Hi-Point C-9 special features: 100% American parts and assembly On / off thumb safety Magazine disconnect safety Last round lock open
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 08:07 AM
    You don't. Manuals, what I consider "good" sources list starting and max loads, list velocity, and pressure. Data that does not come with such information simply is not trusted as much. The other answer is you don't, but experience has...
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  • dimaprok's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 04:57 PM
    Thanks guys for the kind words, I strive for the best but at the moment I not taking anymore orders. I just don't have time to do it. I haven't tried myself Freechex but reading some old posts on the subject I think it makes sense that freechex...
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    10-11-2018, 09:07 PM
    Acetone should dissolve the plastic. Using a popsicle stick and torch sounds good. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    10-11-2018, 04:04 PM
    I second Dima. He made me a 6.5 and .270 cal gas check maker. I have a 9mm plain base on order now through him. He does great work custom made for the bullets you send him. He is small scale though. He wont send it out till he is satisfied it works...
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    10-11-2018, 08:01 AM
    I have shot the Lee .314 90 gr truncated cone sized to .311 over light loads of Red Dot with good results in .30-30. Seemed like the perfect rabbit/grouse load when deer hunting. Low noise. Rifle sighted for standard loads at 100 y shot dead to...
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    10-10-2018, 09:16 PM
    I have one now, had 2. Shoot nothing but cast through it. 125 gr rnfp to the 158 gr round nose it loads and shoots them all. 3 to 4.5 grains of Red Dot is what I run. One of these days I should run a ladder test of 3.5 up to 4.5 3 shot...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 09:06 PM
    I have avoided going to the dark side. Personally I prefer .20 or .22 for outdoors. .177 is fine for target or birds. But the bigger pellets put a lot more knockdown on furred critters.
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    10-10-2018, 09:32 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread A thanks to all. in Our Town
    Its a great place, stick around, lend a hand where you can. Truly unique in my experience and I've been on BBS's and internet forums since 96 every day since then.
    7 replies | 394 view(s)
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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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