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    Today, 07:13 AM
    strawberry/rhubarb pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. doesn't get any better then that. Especially if both come out of your own yard.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:21 PM
    Lee's book gives a "factor" (VMD) for powder density based on how much 1 grain weighs cubic centimeters. The lower the figure the more dense the powder will be and thus will occupy less space with a given weight in a given cartridge. The VMD...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    Foraging shot 45-70 load I use a fired R-P case but others work just as well. Deprime and reprime with standard LR (make doesn’t seem to matter) primer. Drop 10 gr of Unique over primer and then gently push a ½ gr of Dacron down on top...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:38 AM
    Heck being this far north. Mine is just a couple inches high so far.
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    Yesterday, 05:34 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Wisconsin Elk season in Our Town
    we had them in MI for quite a few years now. Ive applied every year and even though theres a couple hundred permits given out ive yet to get one. Problem at least here is you compete with out of state people too. Another thing is its far from a real...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:27 AM
    heres what nosler says about bullets melting. Add to the fact its only in the barrel for one fifteeth of a second that as soon as it leaves the barrel its being cooled but the air makes it pretty tough to believe a core can melt. Considering it has...
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    Yesterday, 05:04 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread She runs! in Factory Rifles
    allways said my cmmg 16 in 9mm was the most fun gun I owned. this one has taken over. my cmmg hasn't been out of the safe yet this summer. the cmmg is hands down more accurate. It will do an easy 1.5 inch at a 100 yards with loads it likes. This...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-22-2018, 06:22 AM
    might get a bit hot on the hand without a forearm
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-22-2018, 06:17 AM
    been using a star so long now that the lymans and rcbs sizers are just old bad dreams. Yes they will all size equally well but a star is probably 4 times faster.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 06:16 AM
    what are they asking for them. I love me some case hardening. Ive got 6 rugers that ive sent to turnbull. He does a great job at it. I haven't bought a new single action in years but would consider one of those. Id walk on my hands to the gunshop to...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 06:04 AM
    ive got a few I wish I had back. 1 610 3" 2 24 4" 3 sti Trojan in 9mm 4 3 different m1carbines 5 ruger red label 20 guage 6 browning side by side grade II 20 guage 7 rem 700 mountain rifle 280 8 a pro carry cdp Kimber 9 ruger ultra light...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 05:51 AM
    go put a fire under me and I made up 25lbs of brats yesterday. All pork but. Picked it up the other day for 99cents a lb.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 07:55 PM
    No doubt as a lot of cast bullets were used by military shooters. Earliest I read of Ideal's (the mould company name) #1 alloy was in Lt. Townsend Whelen's book Suggestions To Military Riflemen (1909) originally published in 1909.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 07:45 PM
    Back in my younger days in Oregon I ran security for a couple "establishments" numerous times when they had big name live music or "adult" entertainment. Worst was when they had the Chippendales or the Aussie knock off group......I could tell some...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 07:31 PM
    The 358W can give feeding problems in the SR Mauser actions (M93 - M95) as they do not have the correct case taper, same as the .308W. I had a heck of a time getting my Oviedo M93 to reliably feed .308Ws if 3 or more rounds were in the magazine. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 12:58 PM
    JonB Obviously you've not spent much time in drinking establishments........"86" means thrown out, removed or barred from % mentioned by the
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 06:20 AM
    I too have come to just use pork for fresh sausage. I use venison for summer sausage only. I use bacon for burger but rarely. Bacon today is 4-5 bucks a lb and pork but is 99cents
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 06:14 AM
    put modern optics on it if your going to hunt with it. Its just not worth taking the chance that some old scope looses its seal or fails in any way. Add to that that optical glass and coatings have come along ways since the 60s and 70s. Your Elite...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 06:10 AM
    if I'm selling something and some one says ill take it I give them 3 days to confirm payment is sent then I send them an email saying transaction is canceled.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 05:35 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread She runs! in Factory Rifles
    mine had some hiccups in the last week. Problem came from pc coated almost pure bullets. With the about non existant feed ramp the bullets would hit under the feed ramp and deform and sometimes stop the gun. What I did was take a dremel and cut a...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 05:05 AM
    back when I hunted with a 50 cal round ball I casted a bunch out of a mix of stick on and clip on ww and they shot just fine.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 04:32 AM
    me either and find it VERY doubtful that the lead melted. Ive recovered cast 223 bullets from an ar15 shot into a snow bank at 2800 fps and they showed no sign of melting the base. Add to that the alloy I use is hard so it would melt easier then a...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 08:58 AM
    In most circumstance with commercial 30 caliber In 14" twist barrels reasonable accuracy can be had at 2500 fps that alloy if cast and loaded correctly. Otherwise a harder alloy is needed for best accuracy. With a...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 08:49 AM
    If you can get the tin then my suggestion for the alloy you have to make 94/3/3 alloy remains. Next purchase get the Lyman #2 alloy and lead. Then just mix the #2 with 40% lead for the 94/3/3 alloy and you won't need any additional tin. That...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 10:41 AM
    "The original 55 gr ball ammunition in the 5.56 was slightly unstable in 1/12 twist, and... a little known fact, was that the lead core was melted by the hot powder gas when the bullet exited the muzzle." Gotta say I've never heard that one...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 10:37 AM
    I use WLRs most often.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 10:33 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Cast Bullet BC's in Cast Boolits
    Artful Thanks
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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
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GC Gas Check