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    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    GabbyM replied to a thread "Fury" Brad Pitt in Our Town
    watched it just last night on pay per view TV. It is gritty. Graphic violence along with obscene acts of human behavior. However compared to the stories I used to hear from WWII vets. I'd say it's a mild depiction of what they actually endured....
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    Yesterday, 04:12 PM
    Lee actaully makes a very good universal decapper. Person would need to work hard to break it. I've broken a few brands deacpping millitary brass. Hitting berdan cases and such. Never broke another after I purchased a Lee.
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    01-29-2015, 11:13 AM
    I just noticed there are a few fellows that chose the optional aluminium gas checks. How will that be addressed? Edd
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    01-26-2015, 09:55 PM
    GabbyM replied to a thread Sea salt in Cookin' Recipe's
    Most if not all sea salt does not contain added aluminum oxide. A vey toxic metal. Morton started adding this as an agent to prevent clumping. "when it rains it pours". You do not want that Al in your body. Causes over eighty health issues and...
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    01-26-2015, 12:58 AM
    I purchased 50 pieces of Hornady 303 brass last week, for a friends rifle. Only thing I could find. Bit short of 80 cents each. That Greek surplus ammo is 40 cents before shipping. Wish I could of just bought one hundred. Hornady brass is nice and I...
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    01-24-2015, 04:55 PM
    Noticed in the books they list some outstanding velocities in the 38 Special, my favorite revolver round. Will be a couple years before I run out of pistol powder however.
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    01-23-2015, 12:06 AM
    Been using it for wad cutter loads in 38 Special. Had a bunch left over from my trap shooting days. I use Universal Clays for full power 38 loads. 700x does work well in a 38 with 147 grain 9mm boolits at 4.0 grains max. My Dillon 550 meters it...
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    01-22-2015, 09:00 AM
    Most likely silver soldered on. Brazing would be to much heat. Double guns and vent ribs used to be silver soldered. Now a lot of the vent ribs are glued on. Copper color would be typical. From flux or Cu in the solder.
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    01-21-2015, 08:01 PM
    You don't see a lot of me around here because I'm busy trying to deal with life in general. I actually love a good argument if it is based on logic and not just stupid emotion. A thermostat helps you control temperatures A PID control is just...
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    01-21-2015, 02:26 PM
    After finding your stock. You click on options. couple grades of x and xx fancy walnut and a dozen laminates. Runs the price on up. I think for a pre 64 M70 you'd need to call in the order and have some details on hand.
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    01-21-2015, 01:13 PM
    The Boyds Clasic Sporter model in walnut. Looks a lot like the stock FN is placing on M70's now. Boyd's, on my Weatherby rifle, is a little thinner. I mounted my Weatherby Vanguard in one and it sets next to my FN M70....
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    01-21-2015, 12:38 PM
    You must use load data for the specific brand and type shell. Internal capacity varies. Wads need to be matched to the load also. Remember the shot shell base and bottom of wad is what makes up your powder space. Wads collapse at various pressures...
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    01-21-2015, 11:10 AM
    Since my favorite 38 Special bullet is the Lyman #358429 SWC at 170 grains. Although my NOE mold drops me 177 grain boolits from 2:6 alloy. I'd give that one a try. Lyman's old book shows that bullet at 168 grains from Linotype. One of the FBI loads...
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    01-21-2015, 10:37 AM
    That load using HS6 is very close to the load I used to assemble for OO buck. I was using the WW powder Hodgdon packaged into HS6 after they removed the WW powder from the line. IIRC it was WW540 or WW560. I used the powder charge bar for 1 1/4 OZ...
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    01-21-2015, 01:23 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread Wtb 22 hornet rifle in Want To Buy !
    Wouldn't worry to much about brass. Not hard to find loaded ammo. Then once a year there is brass for a while from each manufacturer. Most just do one run a year on most of the old rounds. Like 303 Brit.
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    01-21-2015, 12:31 AM
    mtgrs737: You may want to keep in mind we have been running near double digit inflation for several years now. I'm surprised an 8 pound can isn't close to $300.
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    01-21-2015, 12:25 AM
    For the handle. I just use a big rubber band to hold it up for die changes. And to stow it when done. Else I'll walk into it when passing by. Never felt much need for fancy options on the hand operated machine. You'll get a feel for how much...
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    01-21-2015, 12:14 AM
    Don't have any personal experience with 257 Roberts or the #257418. However as a general experience. Many of the sharp pointed nose boolits have a low speed imit. So as has been stated. To much powder. Wiljens Reloaders Reference shows 15.0 grains...
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    01-20-2015, 10:12 PM
    Just saw in the article ADI is making Bench Mark 8208 extruded rifle powder. That's one I was wanting to try in my 223 and 222 next. Few years back I was shooting with some BR shooters running 6 BR caliber and that's all any of them were using at...
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    01-20-2015, 10:04 PM
    Last I heard HP-38 and WW-231 were made in Florida. That is good news. About out of Universal. But then just because I've stuffed about 3,000 38 Special cases this month. That's a couple years worth of 38's for me.
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    01-20-2015, 09:56 PM
    GabbyM replied to a thread Boolit Analysis in Cast Boolits
    Flux your metal good. Cast some up intentionally to hot just to burn out the new mold. Don't over do that of course. Get them to frost over for fifteen minutes or so. Then turn down the temp by slowing down and allowing the mold to cool more. With...
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    01-20-2015, 09:44 PM
    GabbyM replied to a thread Hog Butchering Weekend in Our Town
    That's a good price on those porkers. Hauled three 300 pounders for my Amish neighbor a couple weeks ago. In there truck and trailer since they don't drive. Three brothers all with families shared the chores and booty. They been doing this since...
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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
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