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    06-02-2020, 09:45 PM
    Satan is wining. This is his domain, he rules the earth. Revelation is pretty clear on the rise of evil and we MAY indeed be in the end times.
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    06-01-2020, 08:41 PM
    Spent it on wife's She Shed.
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    05-26-2020, 06:32 PM
    NICE! Regretfully, I am probably done with working up more loads myself this summer since we got a LOT of concrete poured about 10 days ago and the Mrs. wants a she-shed PRONTO! Sargenv, please post any other loads you work up, it would be great...
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    05-24-2020, 09:57 AM
    Reduced loads with RedDot work very well in bolt actions. I have the BCA 350LGD upper and though the reduced load will not cycle, it's a side charger so ejection and rechambering is very easy. I run 8gr of RedDot under a 200gr LEE 358-200-RF...
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    05-24-2020, 09:18 AM
    Oldfeller, is that a 9X19? Mine went out of spec this spring with a good 0.0100" r/o so I had to re-cut them to bring them to 0.001" r/o once again. Is the grinder what you are using to true up the chuck jaws? If so, why not just capture a solid...
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    05-24-2020, 09:06 AM
    Ruger 10/22 all the way! I bought a stock model at a gun show and spent my money on upgrades, new barrel, thumb-hole, stock, better trigger, good glass (I like the Vortex Diamondback) and the kids call it the "Daisy cutter" as they shoot...
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    05-24-2020, 08:41 AM
    I would recommend the AR platform chambered in 7.62X39, using the LEE TL312-160-2R and PC them. My loads function 100% and runs a 30 round mag-dump with no miss-feeds. I missed the GC's on a batch I cast and PC'd, they all functioned normally and...
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    05-17-2020, 07:17 PM
    I just finished up two cans of 45:45:10 yesterday and so I re-read some of this 11 year long thread and I still wonder why I dont see anybody using the JPW tins to cook the wax in? I just pop the lids off and throw them on an electric griddle at...
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    05-17-2020, 07:03 PM
    AWESOME wrap-up! My fav. " I havenít sized my bullets since early 1900ís why isnít everyone doing that?" Thanks dimaprok :lol:
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    05-15-2020, 09:24 AM
    NICE! I love watching talented people make knives, I am neither talented or artistic so I use used up saw blades to make my knives I am just make functional blades, nothing fancy. Do you have any video? I would love to see your process.
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    05-15-2020, 09:19 AM
    I am not seeing any mention of, 1. Case runout 2. Magazine to chamber loading Direct from any of the manufacturers, everybody has some cases that have excess runout, the end result even in excellent dies is still a banana-round. Making a...
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    05-15-2020, 07:44 AM
    Dapaki replied to a thread Sizing 359 to 356 in Cast Boolits
    9mm are testy to begin with so as others say, slug the bore, size to the appropriate diameter, coat and plunk test. My LEE 356-125 2R will NOT plunk test unless they are seated too far back so as to not load properly in my CZ if powder coated but...
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    05-15-2020, 07:36 AM
    Hey Marine, that would be a swab! :kidding: I only use mops for oiling the bore after cleaning. I use a snake in the field and a brass 1 piece cleaning rod to help remove brass that has decided to resist the extractor when working up bullet depth...
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    05-14-2020, 10:38 PM
    Not so, commercial charcoal is made from hardwoods, pine has more VOC's and provides greater energy. Eastern Red Cedar has even more, Paulownia, even more! Here is a great page showing charcoal testing for BP. ...
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    05-14-2020, 07:59 AM
    All 6 of my kids and 1 grandchild so far (2 more in the oven) have cut their teeth on one of my Marlin .22's. I cannot think of a single case where a gun of any kind or type would be a better starter or cheaper to fire. I bought a bit of Armscor...
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    05-13-2020, 07:58 PM
    All yours dterninko! PM me please.
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    05-13-2020, 07:57 PM
    All yours Cheese!
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    05-13-2020, 07:56 PM
    217 once fired .40 brass with various head stamps is yours for the price of shipping. They are not cleaned, deprimed or sized. They are from a gun I no longer own. All I ask is that you are going to use them and not resell them. PM me and post...
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    05-13-2020, 07:52 PM
    63 once fired 30-30 brass is yours for the price of shipping. They are not cleaned, deprimed or sized. They are from a gun I no longer own. All I ask is that you reload them, no reselling them, they need to go to a GOOD HOME. P.S. free brass...
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    05-13-2020, 04:46 PM
    Dapaki replied to a thread Packs of Dogs in Hunting with CB's
    I like the 7.62x39 for taking the dogs down. WOLF soft points expand OK, drop them where they stand. Most definitely use a semi auto with a 30 round magazine and lead them by a full body length as most dogs can do 25 mph at full speed. Better...
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    05-13-2020, 04:29 PM
    Make the charcoal yourself, it is simple to do, costs very little to make the TLUD container, the wood should be free or at a slight cost if buying pet bedding and it's actually fun to do! This video shows a simple 1 gallon can method:
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    05-13-2020, 03:39 PM
    I have a LEE bore rider for my 7mm-08 that turns out does not like PC either. The nose engraves and is impossible to load into my Handi unless I turn the boolit 10 thou down. They LLA well so nothing is lost.
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    05-13-2020, 03:36 PM
    One can make fun of the test but as an analog, it is very effective and yes, the baseball always comes back down in the field and is shot on a day with high clouds and still air if possible.
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    05-13-2020, 03:31 PM
    I too use 91% rubbing alcohol and lanolin, a 4oz bottle on lanolin into a 32oz bottle of 91%. Cheap, easy to remove, wipes off with a clean rag, hands get some on them, just rub it in.
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    05-13-2020, 10:52 AM
    I use the 80% arms Gen 2 jig with the drill guides. Idiot proof, takes an hour and a little patience but works very well with my Makita cordless mini router and a little Aluminum tapping fluid. To be compliant with current BATFE rules, I sold my...
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    05-13-2020, 10:17 AM
    I vehemently disagree that reagent grade chems must be used. I have made BP that is quite robust from floor sweeping KNO3 from a defunct glass manufacturer, flowers of sulfur from a greenhouse supplier and charcoal from a willow that we took down in...
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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