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    Today, 08:58 AM
    Good on you Thomas! Agree with you on the Hipoint. They get a lot of flack but mine has been trouble free. I did have an issue at one point, one magazine was not right. Was causing some failures to feed. So I did a comparison with the...
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    Today, 08:52 AM
    Well I have one of the H&R's in .357mag. I never saw any point in reaming it to max. For me it is not a matter of getting more powder in there. As I am only loading 4.6 grains of Red Dot in mine as it is. The .360DW brass does let me set the...
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    Today, 08:33 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Prayer for Blackwater in Our Chapel
    Ohh Lord who see's all, knows all. I know you also see into my heart. See my concern and care for a brother. I do not ask you to change your will. I know you have a plan for him. What will be will be, I accept it lord. If possible let him know that...
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    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Dogs ....a blessing . in Our Town
    Casey and I were back at our local nursing home today. Lots of smiles, some chaos and confusion. One of our regulars spent most of the week in Hospital with Pneumonia, got moved to a different room. But another of my regulars Doris knew all...
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    12-16-2017, 04:14 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread WTB shot maker in Swappin & Sellin
    It is possible, start on evilbay. There are a couple of threads on the subject including one started by me. I did mine all up for about 150$ You will want a good stash of 1-300 lbs of good wheel weight lead smelted in ingots before you start.
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    12-16-2017, 04:08 PM
    Neighbor has an LCR that I shot with both .38 special and fairly warm .357 mag loads. Good trigger, reasonably priced, whats not to like?
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    12-16-2017, 10:05 AM
    Bud's had CCI Mini mag's at 7 cents ea the other day. Tempting. Had not seen those for a long time.
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    12-16-2017, 09:59 AM
    If you did a survey of the knives hanging around my house. You would pretty quickly discern that I am a fan of both A firesteel/Ferrocerrium rods. B Fatwood. We were camped out in a South Dakota State park, wind was 25 mph from the south...
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    12-15-2017, 10:20 PM
    Why not? I just bought a pair of H&R revolvers, both 2.5" barrels, one nickle, one blued. Both in .32 SW long and both in nice shape. Less than 300$ into the pair, although FFL fees will creep that up a smidge. Bought 500 new starline brass,...
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    12-15-2017, 10:12 PM
    I use a Frankford Arsenal Hand depriming unit. Cases get citric acid washed, dried, primer pockets cleaned before going down to the reloading area. Best of all, I can do it watching TV. The FA unit has a clear plastic container that catch's...
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    12-15-2017, 09:56 PM
    About 2/3'rds through Corbett's Man eaters of Kumaon. Good stuff in my opinion. Haggard can be good, great at times, in other spots, other subjects can be lackluster. On the whole I would say at least half of his story's I felt were well worth...
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    12-15-2017, 09:51 PM
    Amen brother!
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    12-15-2017, 08:12 AM
    Last time wife brought home pewter I checked the tin price, it was 10.60 per pound at that point. So I was aiming to stay under 5$ per pound my cost. I got lucky, she brought home 6.25 pounds for 11$ cost. And I am one happy camper. And I...
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    12-14-2017, 10:05 PM
    I have noticed that cast bullets either lubed or unlubed seem to turn dark gray more slowly in sealed containers compared to ones open to the air. So lately everything is getting lubed and locked down.
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    12-14-2017, 08:33 AM
    I got started a long long time ago. Friend of mine ran a shoe repair shop with some sporting goods, fishing tackle, guns and ammo on the side. He sold me a dandy Rem 788 in .243 win. But all you could find for ammo was 80 or 100 grain soft...
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    12-14-2017, 08:23 AM
    You familiar with Kydex? Pretty easy to form that stuff. I suspect you could add clips to a slide on model pretty easy with just a couple of strips a half inch wide and a couple of rivets.
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    12-14-2017, 08:21 AM
    Exactly so. Right on target, in the 10 ring. You can feel that peace almost instantly when you get it right. Peace like a river, and I ain't talkin no little muddy crick neither. Peace falling on you like your standing at the bottom of Niagara...
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    12-13-2017, 11:05 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Fell in the hole in AirGuns
    Lots have fallen to the dark side. I am resisting yet. I still think I "enjoy" the shooting more when i "Earn" each shot with some effort cocking or pumping. Call me crazy.
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    12-13-2017, 10:48 PM
    I have a 3 quart should be here tommorow. I was looking at an 8 and decided it is just me and my wife, don't need that big. Recipe book also in same order, also found a good site for recipes. ...
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    12-13-2017, 10:44 PM
    I keep maybe 100 of my most often used cast, lubed with BLL, ready to load in cheap plastic food storage boxes. But most of mine are either holding as COWW ingots, range scrap ingots, or loaded ammo in 100 round MTM boxes. And there are some...
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    12-13-2017, 10:40 PM
    I went cheap on mine, no auto shutoff. Truglo 60$ 4 reticle design, with red and green. Just use the smallest dot 2.5 moa and at fairly low settings. Both the wife's and my Ruger Mk III 22/45's will put 10 rounds in a pop cap sized group at...
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    12-13-2017, 10:30 PM
    I found a variety of books by the authors listed above. Some at Gutenberg, some at another site. I am also a big fan of H Rider Haggerd who wrote a lot about africa and hunters. But, you do have to accept that culture and accepted mores, language...
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    12-13-2017, 09:31 AM
    I'm with Texas, I was amazed I got all the way to the bottom before seeing it listed. I am also personally a big fan of Red Dot, yeah in everything. But I don't expect it to cycle semi auto rifles. Or to be the fastest, most powerful. What it...
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    12-12-2017, 09:58 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Building a dock in Our Town
    Up here in the north country most all water freezes 3-4 feet deep. Come spring a wind will shove that mass north one day and south the next wrecking anything fixed. Docks almost all come with wheels up here, plus a piece of pipe on each side in a...
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    12-12-2017, 09:46 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Shipping cost in Our Town
    When you live in Paradise, there are some hidden costs. Being that far from the rest of the United States, shipping is I suspect a very real cost for you. Now you could probably live for 1/3 of what it costs you over there here in North...
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    12-11-2017, 11:15 PM
    If he survives to reach Colorado I would expect it to be the end of him. Fact is some people simple can not manage, can't control it. I know I was one. I do now, I am that rarity that they say does not exist. The alcoholic that can have...
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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