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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    nagantguy started a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    I wasn't sure where to put this and as I suspect we all have an opinion on the matter mods please move to appropriate area if you feel this is in the wrong place. What's your idea/ideal truck gun? What's in your truck/car? The perimeters are...
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    Yesterday, 05:07 PM
    My vote which I don't have one is to keep the current crop of m4 platforms and 308 platform rifles as the investment is already made and start using ammo that will violently expand which already exists; I've seen very very nasty wounds on large...
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54 AM
    nagantguy replied to a thread Welp, I'm screwed. in Our Town
    This is more than a hobby ;.its part of a self reliance life style; you do for yourself with your own hands and tools ;solve problems do not experiments .become a better shooter. This Thing Of Ours is also a identifier ;as in hello my name...
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 09:35 PM
    Mr. Gibson thanks again for this post from your actual field research with the equipment most of us don't have ; as per out PMs I have backed off my loading of H4350 down to our agreed upon safe window ; the primer pockets on the brass and every...
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  • StratsMan's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 03:29 PM
    I've also seen many WWI '06 rounds with this type of crimp... I just assumed that was normal manufacturing for technique at the time...
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  • StratsMan's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 12:43 PM
    What exactly do you mean "Back on The markets"??? I know the Star sizers are being built by Magma, but I haven't heard about anything else. Do you mean that the reloading presses are being built again??
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 11:45 AM
    I needed to be uplifted;this sure helped,being reminded how good God Faring folks who in most cases are virtual friends and never met can come so close and connected that even their children check in here! Thank the Lord I have you all as my online...
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 11:04 PM
    Had a move/move/move divorce year 12 years ago or so and the reloading/casting stuff was boxed for most of those 12 months; it was terrible.luckily I had enough loaded ammo and a huge score at an estate sale to keep my shooting/marksmanship going....
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 09:05 PM
    Also on my must own list; I think you did well if I ever see one in that price range I'll be bringing it home..
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 11:04 PM
    Bought a keltec at an auction a few years back in 9mm,never fired it but sold it to a buddy who loves it. My other buddy is that guy, the guy who's not happy with a piece of gear that he hasn't broken yet his high point 40 is the one thing he's...
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 10:53 PM
    Yes sir he is indeed
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  • nagantguy's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 07:32 AM
    Thank you for that open and honest review and sharing you design with another whom seems to have slightly improved on it.that was helpful and selfless and I appreciate it sir!
    6 replies | 340 view(s)
  • mattw's Avatar
    10-11-2017, 09:56 AM
    I have been running a old RCBS for 20+ years, replaced the tank and the rod 1 time and have not looked back. A few years back I did build a PID controller for it, love it and would not give it up. I think I would buy another old style if I had a...
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  • HiVelocity's Avatar
    10-10-2017, 09:02 PM
    I too love Sharpshooter molds; and yes, they have to be really HOT to get good fill out; its part of! I've communicated with Mr. (Richard) Plank a few times, and it appears he is currently on a Sabbatical. How long, I haven't a...
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  • mattw's Avatar
    10-09-2017, 11:57 PM
    I have been building lights for a few years. Everything from 18350 EDC lights to weapon lights. PM me and we can talk if you are interested.
    16 replies | 535 view(s)
  • nagantguy's Avatar
    10-09-2017, 10:54 PM
    Just bought a local made knife of this pattern and so far am happy with the edge,over all quality and really like the multiple ways to hang the sheath on a belt or pack or load bearing vest.
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  • mattw's Avatar
    10-09-2017, 08:46 PM
    I make a 180 RCBS sil and I think I have a 175 keith. Both are gas checked. It will be a couple of weeks before I make it to my shop. Could sell some if you still need them by that time.
    3 replies | 146 view(s)
  • mattw's Avatar
    10-09-2017, 05:18 PM
    I love beef and chicken heart. When I was a kid, my grandmother would take pounds of chicken heart and bread it and fry it... Was like eating candy! Beef heart is so rich and tasty when cubed and cooked the same way! I always save deer hearts, I...
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  • mattw's Avatar
    10-09-2017, 05:11 PM
    Thanks, had forgotten that site! Sucks to get old... I cast my lead hard and find that I can really push them, try not to top 2000 fps. I am going to have to try 2400, sounds like the ticket to me.
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  • mattw's Avatar
    10-09-2017, 05:04 PM
    I am 52 and have very bad eyes, gotta scope the old girl. My idea of fun with it are tie plates at 100 yards. Can hit them 4 out of 5 shots, sometimes 5 out of 5. :)
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  • mattw's Avatar
    10-09-2017, 04:33 PM
    Will never part with my pre-safety .357 micro groove. It loves 180 grain lead!
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    10-09-2017, 04:26 PM
    What range were those shot from? I do not have a scope on the old girl, if I could find someone that would not screw it up I would do it. It is a very old hunting rifle conversion, little rust in places but very good where it counts. I have one...
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  • mattw's Avatar
    10-09-2017, 02:05 PM
    I have always been a little nervous down loading a large case like that. In fact, have never tried it. I have always worked up from a lesser jacketed charge to a point that accuracy is good and I did not leave lead in the barrel. Does one look...
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  • mattw's Avatar
    10-09-2017, 09:08 AM
    I have been loading my cast 185gr gas checked bullet for years for my old 03. The load that I have used for the last 15 or so years has been 38.5 grains of 2230C, very accurate and decent velocity. I would like to try the old Lyman 165 gr. 30-30...
    19 replies | 621 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