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    Yesterday, 02:57 AM
    I have a 6x2x1/2 my DAD gave me 45+yrs ago to sharpen BROADHEADS. I bought a 8x2x3/4 10yrs later. Used it to sharpen all my knives, including my CHICAGO Cutlery Kitchen knives. The day after My WIFE and I got back from our HONEYMOON, She found...
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    Yesterday, 02:35 AM
    Maybe you should create another poll comparing age to # of calibers loaded for.
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    10-20-2018, 04:17 PM
    BLAST IT !!! 8 minutes and not even a dollar short.
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    10-20-2018, 03:31 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Sticky Powder in Reloading Equipment
    Well, I've learned through experience that TITEGROUP has to be emptied out of the Measure as soon as you're done with that loading session. I don't even leave it in from 10pm until 8am to start loading again. I empty the Measure, then take it out...
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    10-20-2018, 03:17 PM
    Walks replied to a thread West Coast deer hunting in Leverguns
    That's GREAT, I grew up in SoCal, can't hunt anymore. But in my day I hunted from from San Diego Cnty up to Fort ORD. AND that is a Fine Buck for the Coast. Congratulations. Hope you took good care of the meat.
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    10-20-2018, 01:09 AM
    I've been reloading for almost 60yrs. Had one stuck bottleneck rifle case. Using RCBS Case Lube-2 on a lube pad. Was teaching a newbie about reloading. Laid 5 clean .25-06 cases on top of a Lube pad. FORGOT to roll the cases across the pad....
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    10-20-2018, 12:06 AM
    Anybody every empty their powder measure & have the powder stick to the side of the hopper ?
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    10-19-2018, 04:09 PM
    roysha, The measure is not throwing random charges. The brass shavings that are dislodged from the Expander die are already in the case when it goes up into the Powder Measure. The difference in thrown charges are a result of random amounts...
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    10-19-2018, 03:53 PM
    Coleman & beagle are right on Point. I used a pure lead #429244HP with out gas check in a T/C HAWKEN .50cal The GOULD Bullet sounds like a good idea for .54 cal, might try it.
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    10-19-2018, 03:40 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Would you accept this?! in Cast Boolits
    I would call back and complain, if they wouldn't swap out a new correctly made gun, that worked right, straight out of the box. I would send a LETTER & PICTURE to every gun mag & every website out there. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
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    10-17-2018, 11:20 PM
    Yep, but it doesn't take much at 5.5grs of powder, to go to 5.9grs.
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    10-17-2018, 11:11 PM
    I've had that LEE WC mold for 30+yrs. Cast of 20/1 over 6.0grs of UNIQUE, makes a light, accurate & pleasant load. Every time I see one on flea-bay, I always get out bid.
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    10-17-2018, 11:02 PM
    I use .32 WS brass for my .30WCF Cast Bullet Loads.
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    10-17-2018, 05:21 PM
    I've been loading .44MAG for COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING for my Chiropractor for 15+yrs. The load he favors is a 240gr RNFP over 5.5grs of TITEGROUP. The Patient who started him in CAS, loaded this load for him before I took over after that...
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    10-17-2018, 03:23 AM
    Discovered what it was tonight. Tiny brass shavings from a DULL chamfer/deburr tool left were being dislodged into some of the cases by the expander die, before going up into the powder measure. Used a new chamfer/deburr tool on 50 cases,...
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    10-17-2018, 03:09 AM
    tomme boy has it right. Most people slam any kind of brass thru a PROGRESSIVE. All they do is clean and barely sort to get rid of the stray 380. I keep my brass in lots/boxes of 50 or 100. Sorted by headstamp, never mixed. Checked for length. I...
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    10-15-2018, 03:04 PM
    Walks replied to a thread What are these, Orbs? in Our Town
    It's either the evil SPIRIT of your mother-in-law's ghost. Or swamp gas. Or if she's still with us, just her evil SPIRIT hanging around. Or swamp gas. Then again it could be somebody taking AMBIEN, out for a stroll with a flashlight. ...
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    10-15-2018, 02:48 PM
    Walks replied to a thread mountain lion in NH in Our Town
    Here in the City of Los Angeles, The Black Bears go swimming in people's pools. Mountain Lions, they eat the trail bikers & hikers. Had one cruising the Santa Monica 3rd Street Mall a few years back. Coyote's will come in a doggy door and...
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    10-15-2018, 02:23 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Wal-Mart screw up in Rimfire Area
    Well, Took those REM "Golden Bullets" out 2 Saturday's ago. They shot in 3 different RUGER 10/22's, 2 MARLIN 60's, 2 NYLON 66's, MARLIN 39D, REMINGTON 552 & 572, WINCHESTER 62A, couple of those cheap ROSSI pumps and at least 3 bolt guns I don't...
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    10-15-2018, 01:14 PM
    Early 1892's had small bore's. IDEAL/LYMAN used to make a #42498 mold. My DAD had one. It was a bit of a pain casting/sizing/loading bullets from a single cavity mold. Just for that one carbine. Had to pan lube and size in a LYMAN 310 Die. My...
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    10-14-2018, 11:18 PM
    Groo, Same reason COLT didn't do it in the SAA.
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    10-14-2018, 10:55 PM
    LYMAN 55 RCBS Little Dandy HORNADY, an old one. RCBS Duo-Measure RCBS Uniflow HORNADY L-N-L LEE Dippers BELDING & MULL, old but still works, wish I knew where it was ? Forgot the LYMAN DPS 1200
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    10-14-2018, 10:29 PM
    I went out to start loading 1000 new Starline .44mag cases today. My Chiropractor needs COWBOY AMMO in 10 days. Got everything I need, Cases are fully preped & primed, Bullets are sized & lubed, Powder aplenty. Changed, shellplate,dies, Powder...
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    10-14-2018, 04:34 PM
    .35 Whelen, had on 30yrs now. REM 700 CLASSIC. Use a light load with the LYMAN #358315/212grs. Heavy load, I use the old #358318 an old mold no longer in Production. Weighs 245-260grs depending on alloy. Both are Gas Checked. I have an old IDEAL...
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    10-14-2018, 03:23 PM
    Walks replied to a thread carrying bullets? in Muzzleloading.
    When I could still hunt, I carried the "Speedloaders" on a Lanyard around my neck, along with my short starter. The Speedloaders I used were the two compartment type with a percussion cap holder in one of the caps. For storing cast & lubed...
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    10-14-2018, 02:12 PM
    I had a buddy, who's stainless pot melted all over his COLEMAN Stove. And it was a quality AMERICAN MADE POT he'd had for 20yrs. CAST IRON IS THE ONLY SAFE VESSEL FOR MELTING LEAD OVER A PROPANE FLAME. Wood stove will take a long time to heat...
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    10-14-2018, 12:35 AM
    Extractor's mostly, sometimes the lifter jammed, or even broke off completely. Sometimes the barrel wouldn't reseat after being removed. Had one that the buttstock split 6 inches from the tang. And more broken off safeties then I could 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