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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 05:52 AM
    ill side with the smokes powder guys. That said your first bullet will work fine. As long as you see at least a clear coat over the entire bullet the rest is just for show. the color doesnt do a thing. If you see dull bare lead then you have a...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Electrical Question in Our Town
    X 30 year lineman here and I agree. You replace breakers when they fail and a box is just a hunk of steel. Nothing to wear out. Now if i had aluminum wires id be thinking of a total rewiring job.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    thanks larry. Ive got an 8lb jug of 4895 so thats right up my alley.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:43 PM
    no biggy. I just ordered a leupold freedom 3x9 for it. Like i said i detest gloss scopes. They just look cheap to me.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    that isnt the same scope as what i have. Mine is gloss and has a different design on the power selector. Must be an older model.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    Just picked up a rem 700 in 8mm and got a pile of ammo with it and a box of hornady 150s and a box of 170 speers. Looking for a rem level top end load for it not a weak mauser load. Any suggestions.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    id guess by looking at it its an entry level model. Cant stand gloss scopes anyway so it will probably end up in the junk box.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    made a heck of a trade on a rem 700 classic in 8 mauser. Not a caliber that was on my short list. matter of fact never owned one and probably wouldnt have if this deal wouldnt have came. It came with a 3x9 sightron scope. Way to shinny gloss blue....
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01 AM
    i use aa9/820 for 44 special kieth level loads. Full power 41 mag 44 mag and large frame 45 ruger colt loads, Ive used it in 454s 475s and 500 linebaughs. Ive used it in 50 beo and 300 blackout ar loads. Just use it at full power levels. it doesnt...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47 AM
    make sure what your buying is anhydrous lanolin. Not water based. Its basicaly imperial sizing wax at 10 times cheaper prices. I bought a 2lb tub of it 15 years ago because it was the key ingredient in felix lube. Used about half of it to make lube...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:40 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Tumble Lube Mold in Cast Boolits
    yup ive tumble lubed conventional bullets and conventionaly lubed tumble lubed bullets and it wall works. That said look at PC its not much more work then tumble lubing and MUCH better at preventing leading.
    17 replies | 383 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread 358105swc and 9mm in Cast Boolits
    the stange and ugly lee 105. Its but ugly but very accurate if your gun will run it. Some of my 9s run it great. My wifes lc9 even runs it with pop gun loads but my M&P full size wont run 3 in a row and my 3 shields rarely run a full mag. My glock...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:33 AM
    hands down best mold for supersonic in the 30s for me has been the 130 rcbs spitzer gas check. Ive got 4 black outs a ham'r and its given me at least 2moa groups in all of them. Ive pushed that bullet pc'd in my ham'r to near 2400 fps with good...
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  • Rug480's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:12 AM
    Hahah I know right?
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    01-14-2021, 03:52 PM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread strange winter in Our Town
    neighbor had one about that size with a front blower. He did 10 neighbors every time it snowed. He had a stroke and died last summer. Our family was closest to them physicaly and emotionaly. I told his wife id blow here snow and mine but i wasnt...
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  • Rug480's Avatar
    01-14-2021, 02:46 PM
    Hey Guys, So I picked up this 2020 mfg Alaskan, owner said he won it in a raffle, bnib, hasn't shot it so I figure the carbon is from the test fire at the factory or maybe he he did pop a few but either way I wanted to ask if others noticed...
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  • 475AR's Avatar
    01-14-2021, 02:11 PM
    It will also depend on your alloy, if it is pure/very soft it won't harden much if any. If your alloy is wheel weights then it will harden when water dropped. Also with water quenching usually full hardness isn't reached for awhile after quenching.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    01-14-2021, 05:40 AM
    i broke down and bought an LEM vac sealer last year. I too went through 3 food savers. That said for bulk sausage i dont vaccum pack i put it in meat tubes with a stuffer. It displaces the air and packages them in nice one lb packs that are cheaper...
    22 replies | 1098 view(s)
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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