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    Today, 12:11 PM
    If my memory serves, I have shot 7 moose with the 270 Win using 4831 and a Speer 150gr btsp. It works very well with holes in and out. I shot one with a Hornady 130 gr about 175yds through both shoulders but it failed to exit the hide. I prefer the...
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    Yesterday, 09:34 AM
    Montreal steak seasoning on most meat. If it needs bbq sauce then Kenai BBQ sauce applied after cooking. It can turn a poor piece of meat into a delight.
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    05-22-2020, 07:47 PM
    As I have gotten older (I'll be 79 in August) I've been reflecting back on time and thinking about guns and other gun related things I have gotten rid of. I had a refinished Victory model 10 that I payed $90.00 for, there worth a lot of money...
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    05-22-2020, 10:47 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Metal Work in Our Town
    Yep, .052 is not wall thickness, it's the wall thickness of both sides so you have .026 on each side wall. If you take .052 off one side it takes .052 off the other side at the same time.
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    05-21-2020, 12:15 PM
    Rifle yes, revolver no, autos no except for 45acp lg/ small pp.
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    05-20-2020, 10:12 AM
    Lyman top punch # 413. This is according to Lymans Cast Bullet handbook 4th. edition. I have used it on that same bullet but it has been so long ago I don't remember if it left a ring.
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    05-17-2020, 03:40 PM
    My exact thought. Read better, understand better.
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    05-14-2020, 11:15 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Mosquitoes? in Our Town
    I lived in AK for 32 years the first six were in Nome. The skeeters are so thick on the tundra there you can see a cloud of them coming for you a half mile away. 100% Deet is the only thing that will keep them from landing on you and that is barely...
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    05-13-2020, 09:57 AM
    I got into casting when I was 18, about 53 years ago, Dad had a Colt Officers Model 38spl that I wanted to shoot but loaded ammo was expensive and to an 18year old even buying cast boolits was expensive. I bought a Lyman 2 cav mold and a lead dipper...
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    05-13-2020, 09:31 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Cam over pressure ? in Cast Boolits
    I don't cam over at all. I set my dies so the neck gets sized just shy of the shoulder. I like to just feel the bolt close on a loaded round as in .000 to -.0005 head space. Once the case grows to a slightly stiff bolt closing then screw the die...
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    05-12-2020, 04:46 PM
    I have used my mini lathe to make replacement shafts from military M16 cleaning rods with a roller pin from used U joints. I drill the new pin hole a bit smaller than the roller pin and press them in. The M 16 cleaning rod is already the correct...
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    05-12-2020, 12:23 AM
    Maybe I'm just not a nice guy but if I run into any of these or any other nasty stinging critters I prefer chemical warfare. If raid doesn't work I'm betting I can find some other poison that will. Gasoline from a weed sprayer works pretty good on...
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    05-12-2020, 12:06 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Do you ride? in Our Town
    I started riding at 16 yrs old on a Honda c110, big 50cc. Moved up to a 250 Honda Hawk, then a 250 Ducati scrambler. Started working as a mechanic in a Honda/Kawasaki shop at 18 until about 25 and rode and raced dirt track and cross country on...
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    05-11-2020, 10:18 PM
    Pipefitter, you may have just started a rush on kidney beans. I don't mind but just think of all those folks running around looking for kidney beans. The wife buys things in bulk so about three weeks ago when I rounded up all our TP we had about 140...
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    05-08-2020, 03:51 PM
    I'll try that. Thanks.
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    05-08-2020, 02:42 PM
    I think the reason they are not frosted is because of the size of the mold in relation to the size of the boolit. These small boolits don't heat up the mold as much as larger boolits do. They still got hot enough to sizzle when they hit the water.
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    05-08-2020, 02:41 PM
    I think the reason they are not frosted is because of the size of the mold in relation to the size of the boolit. These small boolits don't heat up the mold as much as larger boolits do. They still got hot enough to sizzle when they hit the water.
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    05-08-2020, 02:02 PM
    The 8 was an accident in typing, sorry I didn't catch that.
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    05-08-2020, 12:43 PM
    The 8 does not belong in the heading that was a typeO. I cast up some Lee 225 55 gr. 6 cavity, and I used straight COWW and about 3 oz tin in a 10 # Lee bottom pour pot and water droped. My temp was running about 750 to 800, nice shiny boolits. I...
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    05-08-2020, 02:34 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Drill accuracy in Swaging
    I have found that most drills do drill several thousands over size but if you drill first with a drill one size small and then with the size you need they cut very close to size. You can vary the finished drilled hole by several thou by by...
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    05-06-2020, 05:43 PM
    Just finished casting 500 plus, 225 55gr Lee six banger. My alloy is straight COWW with about 3 oz of pewter (Tin) in a 10 # Lee bottom pour pot. I probably have at least a 10 percent reject. This is a new mold that I've had for about a year. Washed...
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    05-03-2020, 12:39 PM
    Reverend Al I haven't seen any of those shotgun primers for reloading the normal shotgun primers since about 1960. My shotgun loading buddy use to reload his shotgun primers with those and used reclaimed shot and washed and reused the plastic...
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    05-03-2020, 11:52 AM
    I have three of the pro 1000s, none of which work fine. Nice to see someone has invented a round wheel instead of a square one. The slide primer system is the worst primer feed I have ever seen. Lee needs to realize that when half the folks that...
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60 yr old jack of all trades mechanic,weldor machainst married with 2 boys
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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