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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:59 AM
    they sell it as a legal length rifle too. there are also companys making extended buffer tubes that make the arm brace as comfortable as a standard stock. I'm in the process of accumulating parts to put together a 5.56 right now. Ive got an lower...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:49 AM
    yup and every factory round of ammo you've ever shot is run through a final size die to insure it runs in even marginal guns. You think maybe its why they call it a "FACTORY" crimp die
    20 replies | 531 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:41 AM
    heres the one I built but it isn't light and easy to move
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:32 AM
    there was no personal attacks here so that said Ive got just as much of a right to post my opinion as you or anyone else. Ive owned both pro1000 and a loadmaster and there junk. If that hurts your feelings I'm sorry but you weren't the person that...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    Texas by God I'm only going to make a suggestion and highly recommend you exercise due caution because I have not down loaded three six bit cartridges with jacketed bullets, especially 300 gr ones. Were I to try for a load in the velocity range...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    500Linebaughbuck No apology needed here, it's always my pleasure to help a fellow cast bullet shooter. Good shooting btw......
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37 AM
    I once shot a round of ppc with my 454 Alaskan cut for moon clips. Shot about 5 points lower then my average but still good enough that I would have taken 4th place in that shoot. they had to let the other 4 shooters on the line reshoot though...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:29 AM
    My mother allways said if you have nothing good to say ______________. Id about bet anyone that brags on them has never used a Dillon or hornady progressive.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 AM
    650s were designed with a case feeder in mind and without one there not nearly as handy. A 550 case feeder is an add on and the one I tried blocked the ability to put a case on myself if I didn't want to use the case feeder. Heres my take on it. A...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54 AM
    I know you cant do it in texas but what ive done in my yard is take a cardboard box and fill it full of snow and pack it down a bit and it will stop most bullets. When your done dump the snow in a wheel barrow and bring it into the garage and let it...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 AM
    Ive found the problem claimed way over rated. Ive shot 10s of thousands of 9s 40s and 45s that have gone through a factory crimp die and find at least in those platforms it doesn't hurt a thing. I also will add that in a black gun my main concern is...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:43 AM
    heres something that might even make more sense then the ruger If it had last round bolt open I would probably have one sitting here right now.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:37 AM
    yup but this isn't 1930. to many options out there that hold more rounds.
    122 replies | 4314 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:34 AM
    heres my take on a DE. My buddy has two. One a 44 and the other a 50ae. there kind of fun to shoot because recoil is so mild for the power your getting. But there HUGE. to heavy for a belt holster and about as heavy as a light rifle. Even with my...
    22 replies | 463 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 02:21 PM
    I get humidity in my loading room from the propane heater. What ive come to do is I buy a can of that Frankfort arsenal mold release spray. When the mold is still warm I give the whole mold a light spraying and let it dry and put it away. Seems to...
    13 replies | 241 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 02:15 PM
    I quit using plastic bbs. I figure the lead bullets bumping up against each other is going to pound more pc onto a bullet then a plastic pellet. Seems like ive gotten better coverage since I started doing it that way. Or at least can tumble a...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 12:17 PM
    The old Lyman slip GCs, current commercial slip on aluminum or home made ones w/o the crimp flare work best. After cooling the GC flicks off and can be reused. With these lightly loaded WCs there's really no reason to shoot the GC. If using a GC...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 12:10 PM
    NMLRA Guy I suggest 2.7 gr Bullseye in the 32 H&R Magnum under a 90 - 115 gr cast bullet. The SR primers should fit w/o least they fit in Starline and Federal cases. In the 44 magnum the LR primers may be too tall as...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 10:23 AM
    my 9mm ar15 carbine is flat out the most fun gun I own. As cheap to shoot as a 22 these days to boot. Ill probably wait for a 40 because I already have the 9 but I might even talk myself into one in 9 too.
    122 replies | 4314 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 09:14 AM
    that's my experience too. Put 4 guys at a table and tell them the store bought eggs are the fresh ones and the fresh ones are store bought and id about bet youd have 4 guns saying the ones you called fresh were the better tasting ones. Id bet if you...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 09:01 AM
    yup and your talking a gun that with a 10 inch barrel isn't much bigger then he judge with a 4 inch. Even a 14 can be carried about as easy as a 4 inch judge and is a legit 410 shotgun that throws a real pattern.
    22 replies | 463 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 08:57 AM
    I really don't think theres going to be much of a demand for a tactical rifle that uses 7 round mags. Might see a 45 from then that uses glock mags though. Ive been wrong before though.
    122 replies | 4314 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 08:53 AM
    ive owned a seaco, lbt and cabin tree tester. I got rid of the other two and just have the cabintree unit know. ALL of them are better used to compare alloys then put an exact number on them. When I had all three I would many times test the same...
    21 replies | 413 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 08:34 AM
    biggest problem with lee fcd's comes from people that don't know how to adjust one and just toss the instruction or figure there smarter then the too. Adjusted like the instructions say it never gave me problems. Its real easy to to set it to deep...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 08:31 AM
    even the wood box was kind of cool
    22 replies | 687 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 04:34 PM
    Yes there were some cases with thicker rims than others some years back.....maybe quite a few years back. RCBS, back in the day, made 2 different shell holders for the 9mm; #16 being the standard and #16 N for the others.
    3 replies | 113 view(s)
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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