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    02-14-2018, 11:04 AM
    leadman replied to a thread Truck camper? in Our Town
    I built a slide in camper for my '88 Dodge Dakota 4X4 many years ago. I used a wood frame, foam insulation, aluminum skin on luan on the outside. Bought 3 windows from Home Depot and a roof vent with fan from an RV store. I was given an old set of...
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    02-12-2018, 10:38 AM
    I have a Ruger American Predator and it shoots great. I bought Hornady and Winchester ammo to start with. The Winchester match ammo sucks, not very accurate. Hornady ammo is good so I also bought some empty brass. There is a wide spread in the...
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    02-10-2018, 10:57 AM
    leadman replied to a thread Zeiss counterfeit scopes in Our Town
    I remember an ad by Weatherby from back in the 60s or 70s about their scopes being copied. Nothing new.
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    02-07-2018, 11:00 PM
    I have a Contender barrel in each, one is about 12", the other 21". Velocity is the same in both with max jacketed loads. Both shoot cast with excellent accuracy. Lee makes 30-30AI dies, may have to polish the sizer out to fit like I had too, or I...
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    02-02-2018, 11:12 AM
    I shot a lot of 445SM years ago. Saw no reason to use a large rifle primer but it should not harm the case as only the depth is changed a little. My gun was a Contender 14" barrel that started life as a 44 mag. I found it did not have quite the...
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    01-25-2018, 10:44 AM
    I used to repair semi trailers and have replaced rivets in my boat also. Easy job to do. Make sure the aluminum is flat, no burrs on either side. Place the rivet in the hole from the bottom. Have an assistant hold a heavy hammer on the head (#4 or...
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    01-24-2018, 10:58 AM
    There was an article many years ago by Dave Scovill (I think) in Handloader about casting bullets with WILK gas checks placed in the driving band area of a bullet mold. These did have a hole in them. Dave claimed near jacketed bullet velocities with...
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    01-24-2018, 10:54 AM
    I have used both the LBT Blue Soft made by Veral Smith and Lyman's Moly lube at over 2,700 fps to 3,000 fps in the 223 with no leading. It does start to fail around 3,000 fps by leaving easy to brush out debris in the barrel. In a 16" AR15 if held...
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    01-23-2018, 11:42 AM
    I posted several years ago about my experiments with Hi-Tek coating and the 223 Rem. I was heat treating lino and doing a modified baking of the HT with water quenching after baking. My bhn remained around 30. I used Hornady copper gas checks in my...
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    01-23-2018, 11:16 AM
    leadman replied to a thread eggy mold follow up in Cast Boolits
    Have you shot these bullets yet? I have the same mold that cast about the same dimensions out of round and it shoots just fine. In my 30-06 I can get 1 1/2" groups at 100 yards with around 2,500 fps. It does around the same at lower velocity in a...
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Married for years. Two sons, 2 granddaughters.
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Reloading, bullet casting, fishing, camping, traveling.
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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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check