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    Today, 12:59 PM
    mattw replied to a thread Free prepaid card in Our Town
    I have, likely a rebate or small contest. It is a debit card, use it and then it is likely done.
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    Today, 08:26 AM
    Thanks all for the advice. I am still trying to figure you what it takes to "fit" a barrel. The twist rate would be fine with me, not looking to launch missiles with it. Looking for 200 yard max for a critter gitter or cast 100 yard stuff. It...
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    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    So, my LGS has one of these that looks to be in really good conditon... they are asking $200 for it on consignment. This almost smells like one of those do not pass it up deals. I really had hoped it was 30/30 when I spotted it. What do you...
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  • mattw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
    I will take the scope and carbine mount!
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  • StratsMan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:14 PM
    I would like one box... PM on the way...
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  • HiVelocity's Avatar
    09-22-2018, 07:33 PM
    I shoot both bullets you note; both are excellent and, it appears, your load data is a good start. The only thing I would add is, "just try them". Cast bullet handloading is all R&D, mostly about "fit". Every pistol will either like your load...
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    09-21-2018, 04:39 PM
    Yes one can be to nice and trusting; but on little things who cares? Big things i operat on CYA. I am the fellow people call at 4 am for help; when they are in trouble or have a project go sideways. And I show up and help to the best of my tools...
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    09-21-2018, 10:01 AM
    nagantguy started a thread Time to go ? in Our Town
    Or another false alarm? We think this morning may finally be the day this baby decides to come join the family! But we had a false alarm on Sunday so we are being more temperate this time. Car is loaded; actual due date just days away ; wife says...
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  • mattw's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 10:46 PM
    32ACP cases do vary a bunch. US makers tend to make the brass thinner than European manufacturers. I only have 2 32ACP's, a CZ70 and a Kel-tec P32. I have settled on .3105 to .311 as my goto diameter. The CZ70 slugs out at a little over .309 and...
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  • mattw's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 02:56 PM
    Pardon my ignorance... not a BP shooter. What does that little screw do? Is that how the fire gets into the chamber?
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 01:50 PM
    My best advice after checking fit of boolit to bore is try powder coating; for little boolits going fast and great big ones going like a coal train I’ve yet to find anything that seems to shrink groups like that nice even non friction causing smoke...
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    09-20-2018, 08:25 AM
    mattw replied to a thread Whole Home Generator in Our Town
    I have several diesels here at work, mine run from 80kw to 750kw. If I were to do it, I would go with something in the range of 40-50kw diesel. The fuel consumption is good, they are not that much more expensive on the secondary market and with a...
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  • HiVelocity's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 12:36 PM
    I sure wish Mr Plank would open his doors. I'm sure he has enough pending orders to hold him for about 20 years. Just food for thought. HV
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    09-19-2018, 10:25 AM
    mattw replied to a thread Yellow Jackets in Our Town
    Had this in my yard last year. By late in the season my daughter and I could get within about 3 feet of the nest before the guards would come check us out. Neither one of us got stung, but my wife and other daughter thought we were insane!
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  • mattw's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 09:09 AM
    So, do you have a PP you want to get rid of now???
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    09-19-2018, 08:44 AM
    I have a couple that were not adjustable. If they are to tight you can warm the material with a heatgun and insert the weapon a couple of times to relax the kydex. I have also made a couple holsters from kydex. I heat it and fold it carefully and...
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    09-19-2018, 08:40 AM
    mattw replied to a thread What is it in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Holy ****! That is some good stuff! I scrounge a fair bit of pewter and thought I was good sitting on about 90 pounds. Bet it makes some pretty bullets, but they have to be really hard!
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  • HiVelocity's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 09:00 PM
    Wow, I'm surprised someone hasn't jumped on this one. It would be baaaad in a K-38 or a S&W 52. Bump for a nice rare mold, Ben. HV
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    09-18-2018, 05:54 PM
    Not received. ...
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    09-18-2018, 10:47 AM
    nagantguy replied to a thread It may be time!!! in Our Town
    Through the pregnancy which has gone amazingly well I’ve not been to stressed out about it; may other things going on that I was truly worried about, my wife being so healthy and health conscious. But these last few days have been nerve wracking for...
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 10:42 AM
    His 32 Remington brass he made for us from 38-55 is still going strong and operate’s flawlessly in an old 141 pump . He will be missed and I will always remember him fondly!
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    09-18-2018, 10:11 AM
    I have farmed a good chunk of my life, but have not for the last 10 years or so. When the primary filter goes on a diesel farm tractor it just quits. Roll forward to this year... my '07 diesel grasshopper had been running lean, kinda weak. I did...
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    09-17-2018, 11:52 PM
    OMG, always enjoyed reading his post. Condolences to his family and friends.
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  • mattw's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 10:53 PM
    Have both and shoot both... I really like them, the drop good bullets almost from the start and fill out well!
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    09-17-2018, 10:02 PM
    When I deer hunt in Illinois, I use a 200 LBT WFN haulin' butt in a S&W 686. Dual ball crane locks and no endplay. But, we can and do come up against 300+ pound deer.
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  • HiVelocity's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 08:50 PM
    Just out of curiosity........ I wonder why Miha (in particular) and other mold makers don't add any of the group buy designs to their stock as a regular stock item? I do know that Al Nelson has added several to his stock after a group buy over...
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  • HiVelocity's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 08:01 PM
    Folks, I am looking for 100 of the 358-165 Larsen plain base RNFP solids to purchase; I missed out on the group buy. (I would consider buying a mold, if one was available also.) If anyone would sell me 100, I would appreciate it. I also can...
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  • mattw's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 05:55 PM
    I have had really good luck using WAP for mid house loads and some on the higher end. I was a huge fan of HS7 in my 40's and 357's. I am just about out and have just about worked up loads for everything with WAP. WAP seems to have a good pressure...
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    09-17-2018, 05:45 PM
    That is really cool. That 38 looks like the 358156 HP, that is an excellent mould! I have never paper patched a bullet, have watched it being done but I am not sure I have the patience for it. It is like gift wrapping, I stink at it!
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  • HiVelocity's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 04:58 PM
    Jkrem- I do the same thing with the .311 mold, an added feature is that although it appears slow, you're NOT taking time to cut the buckshot from the sprues...........woohoo! Now if we could just get someone to make a 6 - 8 cavity like the 2...
    21 replies | 424 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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