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    Today, 01:15 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Primers....LOL in Reloading Equipment
    I think the RCBS primer strips came out in 1994. Before the 2000 came out. I remember the strip loading tray and both a bench mounted & press mounted priming tool. Also CCI came out with primers already strip loaded. Different colors for each type...
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    Today, 12:24 AM
    FREEDOM ARMS makes a BEAUTIFUL Gun. It's so wonderfully tight I have to carry cotton swabs to clean out the rim recesses in the cylinder. One tiny piece of unburned powder and the round won't chamber and the cylinder will tie up. I rarely get to...
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    Today, 12:11 AM
    BK7saum, That was a very good set of step by step instructions.
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    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    I guess I must be lucky in my MARLINS. My two 1894's have each had at least 15,000 rds apiece thru them without a hitch. I think the wear that supposed to cause jams wouldn't have shown up by now. I think perhaps this "jam 2" may be caused by poor...
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    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    I have the 2nd version, except mine is probably 100yrs old. I got it from my DAD, who got it from his DAD. I only use it on my stash of FEDERAL Paper hulls. And only on old style LYMAN Slugs. Works great, slow as heck. But a perfect crimp every time.
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    Yesterday, 05:36 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Problem with lever? in Leverguns
    I have a 1895 CB that I've put plenty of hot loads through. And I previously owned an older 1895 24" from the 1st batch made back in the 1960's. Bought it used from a Man who hot loaded it. I loaded the same hot load with the SIERRA 300gr HP that...
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    07-21-2018, 10:09 PM
    LORD GOD, we humbly ask your help in watching over our Brother in his upcoming surgery. Please guide him through this journey and bring him safely back to us, whole & healthy. AMEN
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    07-21-2018, 10:03 PM
    I'd also take a dremel tool with a FELT POLISHING WHEEL with a bit of Jeweler's rouge and run it over the feed surfaces. Easy does it. And clean well afterward.
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    07-21-2018, 04:01 AM
    Walks replied to a thread texting and driving in Our Town
    It's illegal in CA too. DOESN'T MAKE A BIT OF DIFFERENCE. I've been driving SoCal freeways for almost 50yrs. Used to drive back & forth from the Harbor area to downtown every day BEFORE cellphones. I used to see woman puting makeup on, men...
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    07-19-2018, 12:10 PM
    Pietro, That's not my experience. I've rubbed off the shine of 5-6 REMINGTON 700 BDL's, quad 0 steel wool (0000). I've hunted with them in the rain in CO & NM in & snow too. I've never done any water proofing. One time I slipped crossing a stream...
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    07-19-2018, 03:01 AM
    Lyman#31141 COWW/#2, 50/50. IMR3031- 26.5grs. Nuff said.
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    07-19-2018, 02:56 AM
    I use BULLSEYE in my LIGHT TARGET LOADS. I clip 3 coils off a factory spring. Cast from the LYMAN #452488 195gr SWC out of LINOTYPE. Drops at 191.5grs average. Load over 3.5grs of BULLSEYE. It's a great powder puff target load. But it doesn't...
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    07-18-2018, 02:24 AM
    LYMAN#311252 has been my choice for .32ACP, cast of LINOTYPE over 2.2grs BULLSEYE. Cast of COWW over 1.1grs of BULLSEYE in the .32Short & Wimpy. Yea, I know, but it worked for my DAD for 40+ yrs and it works for me. My Wife has a cat, so I...
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    07-18-2018, 02:03 AM
    Heck of a price. I got one used 25+yrs ago from the original buyer. In those days the carbines came blued only. He had it CCH'D. Then decided to quit COWBOY SHOOTING. It was so cheap I borrowed money from my Brokerage account without telling the...
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    07-17-2018, 01:30 AM
    I too load the #311252, sized .312 over 2.3grs of TITEGROUP. I cast of pure Linotype at 71.5grs average. Seat to start of OGIVE & TAPER CRIMP. Works great in a COLT 1903, WALTHER French PP & a Pre-War PPK. My DAD shot the same Bullet with...
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    07-17-2018, 01:16 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Texas Drivers in Our Town
    I've driven CALIFORNIA Freeways for almost 50yrs. We have so many **** prius's that can't get out of their own way that That's gotta slow down overall speed by five miles an hour. I drove as a passenger in my neighbor's prius last month. TOTAL...
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    07-16-2018, 11:31 PM
    I think I saw a you-tube video on this last year. Sorry I can't remember the author.
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    07-16-2018, 12:26 PM
    NOPE! But, through the years of reloading, and reading " the experts": Marshall & Sanow, Ayoob, Harris, Skelton and others, several things have stuck in my mind. 1. You shoot best what kicks and deafens you least. Few people can handle well the...
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    07-16-2018, 11:21 AM
    sniper replied to a thread Savage 99 30-30 in Leverguns
    Great-looking rifle! Jealousy is such a negative emotion! :wink: Since the late Stone Age, 10 gr. of Unique has been known a the UMAGGB (Universal, Make Any Gun Go Bang) load. The same can be said of 5 gr Unique for .38-357 revolvers. :wink:
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    07-16-2018, 11:12 AM
    Great looking bench!
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    07-16-2018, 03:09 AM
    Trailboss is the only suitable powder that you list. Overall length is CRITICAL. 1.600 MAX LYMAN#454424 will hang up on the front band going into the chamber. You would have to crimp over the front driving band to get a short enough overall...
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    07-16-2018, 02:23 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Texas Drivers in Our Town
    In CALIFORNIA, we have asian female drivers in their 40's-50's that were never behind the wheel of a car until they came here. I have no idea how they pass A DRIVER'S TEST. Unfortunately our CA DMV will give written tests in over 20 Languages. And...
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    07-16-2018, 12:36 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Can't make ED'S RED in Helping Hands
    I guess I'll check out Orange Cnty Thx
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    07-14-2018, 11:12 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Can't make ED'S RED in Helping Hands
    I don't mind smell, at my at age if I can still smell, coffee, bacon, pipe tobacco, fresh cut grass and powder smoke I'm doing just fine. And most important, My WIFE'S Ivory soap after she get's outa the shower.
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    07-14-2018, 11:06 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Texas Drivers in Our Town
    I've been driving in CA for fifty years. I really noticed the " furrin" drivers from other states when I came home from the SERVICE. It seemed that every 3rd or 4th License plate seemed to by from MICHIGAN or new york. That's when driving in CA...
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    07-14-2018, 10:17 PM
    LYMAN SPARTAN RCBS RockChucker HORNADY L-N-L HORNADY Pro-Jector LYMAN Hand Press HORNADY APEX 3.0 12GA HORNADY APEX 91 20GA LYMAN 310 SM & LG Handles Does the RCBS PiggyBack ll count ?
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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