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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 AM
    I ran into a problem back about 20 years ago when I first started loading 9s. I did it on a progressive press and got dismal accuracy at best. Got looking at my ammo and found slight bulges on one side of the brass on many of them. Come to realize I...
    33 replies | 656 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:24 AM
    Still remember one idiot from Sweden that came here to pick up a Linebaugh (which he couldn't begin to handle). He stayed a few days here and I took him shooting one day. I had a bunch of guns and different ammo and thought by his posts he had some...
    28 replies | 1760 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:18 AM
    you may be seeing powder bridge over in the measure. Ive seen the same using aa9 in a small rotor. For grins try your large rotor.
    2 replies | 138 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:13 AM
    make mine big and round if reliable expansion is your goal. Ive don't a lot of penetration testing and what I found with penta tips is two will expand well and one will do just the opposite and collapse inward and close the nose off. In all reality...
    21 replies | 668 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:05 AM
    ruger americans in 6.5 creedmore because we all know you don't even have to aim with that combo. Slap on a bushnell zombie scope and your good to go. Fact is probably the most proficient sniper the military has seen was Chris Kyle and he used a 700...
    43 replies | 1475 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Amputation in Our Town
    I guess at my age even if it lasted only 10 years it was well worth it. Once fused your done with it. Nothing else can be done. With a replacement you allways have the option in the future to replace it and if it gets to the point you need it fused...
    38 replies | 1557 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:44 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    that's the one I was thinking about.
    40 replies | 1274 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:42 AM
    yup it surely does that. No argument that its a better round out past 500 yards for a paper puncher. But bottom line for a hunting gun a 260 is a better choice. If I shot 1000 yard comp id probably buy one myself and stock pile some brass. But...
    71 replies | 3355 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 07:27 AM
    even my vortex, sig sauer and yes even my aimpoint don't have a perfect dot. Its mostly a matter of some peoples eye sight then it is the specific red dot your using. If you want to buy a cheap red dot the trs25 is hands down the best thing under a...
    10 replies | 298 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 07:05 AM
    nothing wrong with buying one if you like it. Just gets a bit old when some internet expert wants to think hes somehow smarter then the rest for buying it. Heck if I had to justify what I buy id have a 22lr an 06 and a 12guage in the house and would...
    71 replies | 3355 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 08:08 AM
    I bought a 7.7 in a bar back in the 70s for 10 bucks. It was about like new and the ugliest gun id ever seen. there was a poor old ex logger that lived out by our camp in a one room cabin and killed everything with a 12 guage single shot and #6...
    36 replies | 1048 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:53 AM
    ya I even bought into that one. Had a 300 win and a 300 H&H and a 300wby at the time. All the press said that this round made them all obsolete. I went out and bought a browning a bolt in it and found it gave less velocity and didn't shot a darned...
    71 replies | 3355 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:23 AM
    I wont. Maybe when a real new idea comes out ill think about it but a few gun writers and internet experts wont convince me that the creedmore is the reinvention of the wheel. I don't go buy a new truck every time the info center or stereo gets more...
    71 replies | 3355 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:18 AM
    yup theres good reason why star bushings are so hard that its even tough to open them up or drill into them.
    11 replies | 234 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:15 AM
    scoop it off and throw it away. if it wont mix when smelting its just going to give you problems when you cast.
    8 replies | 534 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:14 AM
    I was given a bunch of antimony that was crushed. It was a royal pain to try to mix it in. If your going to add antimony buy anatomy that's already been mixed with lead at the foundry. smart thing is if your buying just buy the superhard which is...
    9 replies | 318 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:05 AM
    They built a new hospital and when they tore down the old one (my wife works there) I was offered the lead from the xray room. I had a BUNCH of it. So much that I quit taking it. It was in sheets like you have, some had drywall glued to it and some...
    35 replies | 1386 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 06:53 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    I was under the impression a copperheads bite is worse then a rattlers. Is that wrong?
    40 replies | 1274 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 06:47 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Amputation in Our Town
    I had to make the same choice three years ago. After my doctor talked to me about fusion vs joint replacement, joint replacement won hands down. I had my ankle replacement 3 years ago and today cant even tell its a replacement. What the doctor told...
    38 replies | 1557 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 08:38 AM
    yup I guess my train of thought is its no miracle round. Doesn't do any more then a 260 and less then a 264. Its mostly a ploy in my opinion to sell some guns. Sure it might shoot flatter then a 270 (questionably) but who cares out past 500 yards...
    71 replies | 3355 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 08:26 AM
    you are correct. The BC stock is a copy of the stock the marine corp originaly replaced the wood stock with. Pretty tough to get a 700 dollar stock on a 700 dollar rifle. Bottom line is its a big step up from the plastic stocks they use on there...
    43 replies | 1475 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 06:43 AM
    doesn't work now for me either. its the new Remington long range 700. Basicaly an inexpensive (relatively) 700 with a slightly heavier barrel then a standard 700 and a BC block bedded stock that is the same stock the marine corp sniper rifle uses....
    43 replies | 1475 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 06:42 AM
    probably will but not till after Christmas. Retirement makes you really think and plan your purchases. Used to be if I wanted a gun I bought it. Not quite so easy anymore. Used to be if I didn't like it and it didn't shoot I just took the loss and...
    43 replies | 1475 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 06:32 AM
    we shoot deer at a potato farm. I listen to the farmer and his wife. they grow many different breeds of potato and go seed potatoes to sell to other farmers. Now they will give me potatoes for free. All I want but they allways ask what im going to...
    17 replies | 484 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 06:25 AM
    yup you have to hunt down some cheese curds. Every time I go to Wisconson I bring some back.
    22 replies | 655 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 06:24 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread A dogs story in Our Town
    I know some don't think works matter to God but id have to bet that gave you some points with the man above!!
    18 replies | 726 view(s)
  • 475AR's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 10:36 PM
    Last one I had Veral make took forever to get as well as I ordered some spare spure plate hold downs to repair a mold I picked up and never received them. I emailed and called numerous times and got a run around. Just not willing to go thru that...
    3 replies | 112 view(s)
  • 475AR's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 03:04 PM
    Anyone have one they don't use? Well I knew it was a longshot guess I will have to draw something up and have Tom @ accurate molds cut it.
    3 replies | 112 view(s)
  • 475AR's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 12:33 PM
    475AR replied to a thread 22 TCM 9R cast bullet in Cast Boolits
    You can make your own brass, there are several places that sell jigs to cut brass and molds for bullets are available, I had Arsenal molds cut me a couple of molds one with a TC nose profile and a second one with a longer nose that won't work in a...
    16 replies | 1397 view(s)
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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