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    Today, 01:07 PM
    Sorry for your troubles. I've bought a couple of things off Craigslist, and looked at a few more locally. My Daughter bought a "WingChair" of craigslist. Only to have a leg break off 2 days later. It was threaded on and the threaded metal shaft...
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    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Old keith bullet in Cast Boolits
    Beautiful example of a Cast bullet.
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    Yesterday, 05:51 PM
    That poor man, my PRAYERS go out to Him. I had a hunting Buddy years back that had the same injury, His 20ga Win model 12 blew up in the same place. One of the other Dove Hunters was using a 28ga SxS. That shell would slide into the chamber and...
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    Yesterday, 05:25 PM
    The old style LYMAN gas checks were slip on. Gold color Unlike the new style HORNADY, copper color, which are "clamp" on. LYMAN also sells HORNADY GC's under their name. Sage are "clamp" on, I still have some left too. Keep in mind the LYMAN...
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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    I am very sorry for your loss. My Heart goes out to you. I'm watching the news as I'm "trapped" in the house because of COPD & severe sinusitis. Saturday the sky was yellow/gray from the smoke caused by the Woolsey fire. So many of those folks...
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    Yesterday, 02:38 AM
    My DAD used what is now a max+ charge of Bullseye under a #356402 cast of Straight Linotype. Functioned the pistol perfectly.
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    Yesterday, 01:12 AM
    I wish you guys would stop beating up on the Californians on this Website. Most of us live here because of Family or Work constraints. I'm pretty sure most every Californian here votes on a fairly conservative level. We're just out numbered by the...
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    Yesterday, 12:47 AM
    Walks replied to a thread 6mm-06 in Case Forming / Re-forming
    I started my .25-06 Experience with one box of Factory ammo. By the time I bought Rifle, Scope/mounts & dies. I had enough for one box of ammo. I was lucky that I'd been hoarding 2lbs of SIERRA 117gr SPBT rejects for about a year. Luckily I...
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    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
    Taz, You obviously didn't read the first line of my post. "Close the mold gently, hold handles tightly." Been doing that way with LEE molds for 30yrs. Still using those same 3 LEE 2cav molds, they still produce beautiful bullets. I know...
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    11-11-2018, 05:12 AM
    Ok, do you have a stable rest when you fill the mold ?
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    11-11-2018, 05:08 AM
    Looks like you've covered everything. A real head scratcher. In 60yrs I've never heard of this problem not being solved by one of these solutions. I've had problems, but nothing that didn't eventually get solved, usually by me or someone else...
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    11-11-2018, 04:37 AM
    Close the mold gently, hold closed tightly. You might consider giving the mold cavities & faces with a good scrub with toothpaste and regular toothbrush. Lube with a mold lube from N.O.E. or I think MIDWAY sells it also. The guys here can tell...
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    11-11-2018, 02:54 AM
    Back off the pressure on your Lube-Sizer. Clean out the holes in the size die and the inner surface of your sizer die and your in business.
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    11-10-2018, 04:06 PM
    My DAD gave me one years ago, but by that time I was on my 2nd LEE hand-priming tool with the tray. The hand tool spoiled me, from priming on the couch watching TV. Loaned it to a "friend", never saw it again. Wish I still had it. Used My DAD'S...
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    11-10-2018, 03:31 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Recoil in Our Town
    I bought one of those pads years ago to fit the curved brass buttplate of a Win 94 Chief Crazy Horse in .38-55 Win. The only way I could get target accuracy ooh of that RIFLE was a max load of IMR3031 under a LYMAN #375449 cast of LINOTYPE. That...
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    11-10-2018, 03:18 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Miroku 1866 from Buds in Leverguns
    Try some quad 0 steel wool.
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    11-10-2018, 02:53 PM
    Walks replied to a thread A lost child. in Our Town
    I will Pray for you and yours. My Little Brother was trouble from day one. Our Parents divorced when we were 10yrs & 11yrs respectfully. We lost our big house, pool & Dogs. We had to move to an apartment in another city. My 2nd Brother turned...
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    11-10-2018, 02:26 AM
    The Pietta's with the brass grip frame actually have an undersized grip frame. And are made that way to sell at a cheaper price. Put it side by side with a Pietta steel grip framed revolver, you can Feel the difference. You can't put a replacement...
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    11-09-2018, 10:39 PM
    Two part epoxy works for me. If a handle loosens I just switch it out for another, and glue the handle back on later.
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    11-09-2018, 10:36 PM
    I had my Experience with High Volume reloading when I was a kid. Producing approximately 500 to 1,000 shotshells a week on MEC and PONSNESS/WARREN Reloaders. For more then 5 years. These days I load about 300rds an hour on a HORNADY L-N-L. No...
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    11-09-2018, 04:04 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Recoil in Our Town
    I've been crippled by recoil, my neck has 3 malformed vertebrae and all of my cervical discs are crushed or non-existent. The A/C joint in my right shoulder is crumbled to dust. The entire right shoulder is disintegrating. I started Competitive...
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    11-09-2018, 04:19 AM
    I have one of the old RCBS Trimmers, that uses 4 different stepped collects, 40+yrs and it's still doing It's job very WELL. I've found that maintaining the same lots of brass leads to consistent case length. If you trim 4 or 5 different brands of...
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    11-09-2018, 03:54 AM
    Walks replied to a thread starting to cast in Cast Boolits
    You guys have a lot more time & patience then I do. I gave up on range lead more then 25yrs ago. I just didn't have time to melt down range lead and clean it up enough to mix into shootable alloy. And there has been no available wheel weights around...
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    11-09-2018, 12:38 AM
    I pull the bbl's out of my semi-auto's and do the "plunk" test that way. I do revolver ammo by dropping it into a RUGER NM Blackhawk & spinning it with the gate open. I use COLT SAA on half-cock in .44WCF & .38WCF. If they'll drop into an old COLT...
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    11-09-2018, 12:19 AM
    WOW, You opened a can of worms. UBERTI makes a Clone according to the specifications of each individual Importer. As far as sights go the "new" style sights of a wide "square" blade front and the COLT 3rd Gen square rear sight have been the new...
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    11-08-2018, 11:29 PM
    I used 7X30Waters FN in mine. Got great expansion, had good luck with the Discontinued HORNADY 7mm SSP bullet too. Just seated them out a bit. I used once fired F-C & R-P .223REM cases, formed them with a full power load. Cases last 5-6 firings,...
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    11-08-2018, 06:00 PM
    My start in priming was sitting next to a old 3 legged milking stool that held a coaster full of primers, a can of sized/expanded cases on one side, a loading block on the other, in the family garage. I had a LYMAN 310 Tong Tool to prime 9mm or...
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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