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    Today, 12:36 PM
    sniper replied to a thread Trail Boss in .357 Mag in Cast Boolits
    Thanx; Seen it, got a copy in my files. Used it for my recent activities.:smile:
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    Today, 12:01 AM
    I've used Smokes powder & Eastwood. I use a Zip-Lock Brand Container from the Grocery store. I use the flat about 6"x6". It's a #5 in recycle triangle. I put in 4 tablespoons on 6mm air soft BB's, a teaspoon (max) of powder and 100 38/9mm...
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    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    I used to go to a bagel shop next to a starpucks. I piggybacked off their Wi-Fi, no problem. Unfortunately they closed. Now I go to Coffee Bean, don't know what their Corp policy is on 2A. But That Store Mgr shoots at the same indoor range as...
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    02-19-2019, 10:01 PM
    Conservative, or whatever you may wish to call it. After using Blue Dot very satisfactorily behind 150-158 cast SWCs, the warning about 125 gr boolits made me a bit skittish, seeing as how that is my other most-used projectile weight. I know...
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    02-19-2019, 02:12 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Casting Furnaces in Casting Equipment
    Remember that Guanantees from both only cover two years because of the electronics. I have the old pots from both. But when one does die, I will buy a new RCBS pot. Even though the display is on the side. RCBS still has the BEST CUSTOMER...
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    02-19-2019, 01:56 PM
    Plus one on the plunk test. I do that in all auto loading handguns. Ya just use the bbl with the tightest chamber.
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    02-19-2019, 01:45 PM
    When I was a kid in the early 1960's, we used to go out to Arizona to visit an old Shipmate of My Dad's. He had an old Thompson M1 Submachine gun. We would bring out a couple thousand rounds of .45ACP loaded to max with 225gr RN from a H&G 8cav...
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    02-19-2019, 12:37 PM
    I called and spoke with a tech at IMR powders last week, inquiring about IMR Blue as a replacement for Blue Dot in loads for my Ruger Match Champion. I was told that data was in the process of being accumulated, and "might" be available "in a...
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    02-19-2019, 01:03 AM
    sniper replied to a thread Trail Boss in .357 Mag in Cast Boolits
    I decided to try something. I got a .357 case, measured and marked to the base of a 158 gr SWC boolit, which I figured would be the longest projectile I'd be likely to use, then used my Dremel to cut it off at the bottom edge of the line, to...
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    02-18-2019, 11:59 PM
    When I shot Max-Power .38-44, .357Mag, .44Mag and Especially. 454 Casull, I would keep cases trimmed. Because they did grow. I crimped and seated at the same time, almost always in a Keith Type crimp groove. Later on Taper Crimp be came...
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    02-18-2019, 11:21 PM
    Lyman #358429 over 6.5grs Unique in .38spl case. Good for short bbl'd 4"-4 3/4" Colts. A very Heavy Load only shot in .357Mag Guns these days. Take great care to use these in .Heavy Frame Guns. If I still had a .38-44 Today, I wouldn't shoot...
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    02-18-2019, 09:53 PM
    It looks better then RockChucker I bought in 1975.
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    02-18-2019, 08:04 PM
    Depends on how sharp the nose is ? I know of two (personally) blown up lever guns that had detonations in the mag tubes from round nose bullets. Back in the day (20yrs ago+) When I had time to cast bullets for my 2Kids Cowboy guns, I used 2...
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    02-18-2019, 06:49 PM
    Walks replied to a thread oil in powder measure in Our Town
    Let He who is without STUPID cast the first stone. Last dumb thing I did was try to check a "dummy" cartridge in the wrong caliber rifle. Got a Uberti 66 Carbine with a brass topped front sight in .45Colt. Got a Uberti 73 Carbine with a brass...
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    02-18-2019, 06:28 PM
    Walks replied to a thread 38-55 bullet sizing in Leverguns
    Just size them base first. Otherwise you could maybe strip off the gas check.
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    02-18-2019, 06:25 PM
    Looks like you applied TOO much crimp. Is your case way too long. What Mold does that bullet drop from ? Doesn't quite look like a #452374. Is it from a Lee mold? Almost looks like it was sized from the bottom in a Lube-Sizer, from a too big...
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    02-17-2019, 04:11 PM
    I got my M1 Garand from the DCM in 1988. It was a Walnut Stocked Winchester made in June 1944. All Winchester Parts. It was in 95%+ Condition. It also had It's rear sight moved half way to the left. I didn't touch the sight first time I fired it....
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    02-17-2019, 01:30 AM
    Walks replied to a thread How to Ask for Prayers in Our Chapel
    Thank you ALL for your Prayers and kind words. They Lighten My Heart and Soul and bring Peace to my mind. Thank You ALL, sharing pain does lighten the Soul
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    02-17-2019, 01:23 AM
    I bought my .431 H&I Lyman sizer from Buffalo Arms. Still under $30
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    02-16-2019, 05:19 PM
    I don't know how to ask for Prayers. For the 1st time in my life, I can't pay my Property Taxes. Last year was a very bad year for my Wife and I. We are both disabled . Me for 21yrs now, I was knocked off a ladder at work. My spine was cracked...
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    02-16-2019, 04:03 PM
    I bought mine used at at the Great Western Gun Show in downtown LA back in (1968) H.S. I lived seperate from my Dad and wanted my own copy. It has the white spline and was full on index cards with handwritten loading info. I gave it to my...
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    02-16-2019, 01:52 AM
    My Bro-in-Law bought a Savage 110 combo from Big 5 sale. He just wanted to burn up all the 7.62Nato brass he collected at the range. Just a Rifle to shot 100yds from the bench with H4895 reduced J-bullets loads. Rifle would eject the rounds when...
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    02-15-2019, 11:15 AM
    I must have 20 different lock rings that need new screws. All types: aluminum, steel and old hex Lyman ones that take smaller set screws then the modern style of straight-in or clamp such a Hornady now uses. Would be nice to get them at working...
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    02-14-2019, 11:24 PM
    TNsailorman, My DAD did the same for us, growing up back in the '60's, except ours was 6ft long and had a 45 degree steel strip epoxied to the front. had a stand for it too. The Old Man was a Regular Wizard with a ShopSmith.
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    02-14-2019, 11:17 PM
    I have an old Lyman #311332 that has a big rust divot in one cavity, I still fill both cavities every time I cast with it. I tried filling only the good cavity, but found I was getting more rejects because the mold wouldn't stay hot enough. So I...
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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