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    01-11-2018, 02:45 PM
    You will like it! I shoot mostly special loads through mine. (Skeeter load) I have also run a few true magnums through it. I did change the grips to the X frame grip and it made the shooting of Magnums a lot more pleasant! Enjoy your new shooter!
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    01-08-2018, 02:24 PM
    Binky replied to a thread Retired and happy in Cast Boolits
    In my whole life, I never had a problem not working! My problem was not having any money!(or acquiring it without having to spend time in jail!) At 65.5 I figured(with a little help from my financial advisor) I could make the switch. The stock...
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    01-08-2018, 01:29 PM
    Nicely done! Sometimes we over think a project but you came to your senses and did a good job. Speaking of the pan. A couple of years ago I found a project scale at a local pawn shop (505). Missing the pan. No Biggie! Just ordered up a replacement...
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    01-04-2018, 01:05 PM
    I started with a Redding (50+ years ago) and it is still my go to scale. About 5 years ago I found a RCBS 505 in a junk box at a local pawn shop. Parts missing but it was only $5 bucks. I found the missing parts (Pan & hanger) and have about $25...
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    12-29-2017, 12:33 AM
    You have a nice start and a plan. You know that you will tweak that plan as you go and in the end it will look a little different than the plan but will be just what you want. I agree about the outlets and lighting. There is never enough of either...
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    12-27-2017, 03:42 PM
    Binky replied to a thread ???? about brownings in Factory Rifles
    I am not going to tell you not to buy the rifle. They are high quality, well made and will last most of 3 or 4 lifetimes. My question is this: Unless you are planning an Alaska Big Bear hunt or a trip to Africa,, Why would you want to subject...
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    12-27-2017, 12:05 AM
    Check with your state shooter assn. They may have a cartridge club also or know who does.
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    12-24-2017, 03:37 PM
    When I was a young man and moving away from my parents home(for the last time--yes there were previous attempts) I had moved into a small 1 bedroom apt. and my "reloading room" was the walk-in pantry. I went to the local steel yard and had them cut...
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    12-17-2017, 07:55 PM
    Case trimmer was mentioned but you might also consider trim/file dies to start. Not very expensive and both 06 (especially M1s) and 303 Brit get long fast. Lastly, something that doesn't cost a dime. When he is getting set up, spend a little time at...
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    12-17-2017, 02:08 AM
    I respectfully suggest, that you need to read the instructions that came with your dies. All of the Lee dies I have used did expand the cases as well as bell the mouth. The big question is, is it enough. That will have to be determined by measuring...
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Retired, old fat guy
Near that little town in Eygpt or SW Wyoming, whichever
shooting, reloading, all things outdoors and ofcourse, casting
Spending my life savings before I get sent to a home or die


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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