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  • Springfield's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    I guess I tend to do things big, but I can't see needing a bobcat to load 300 lbs. I put more than that much into my BMW sidecar once, and drove home slow. Unless it is one solid piece. Done that too, a 600lb keel into the back of my Ranger pickup....
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 11:24 AM
    This is the correct answer.
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    04-23-2018, 12:56 AM
    A proper cast bullet acts like a Nosler Partition, without losing the weight.
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    04-23-2018, 12:51 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Earth day in Our Town
    I drove up the mountain to see the fine logging job going on. Well over a hundred loads of logs sitting on the decks ready to be hauled. Fire danger is now greatly reduced, hope they finish the section soon. Thought about burning a pile of old...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 12:41 AM
    I'm betting it's a 50-70, which is a good thing in my opinion. I do have a friend who has converted many old movie guns with bad barrels to .50-70.
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    04-22-2018, 07:53 PM
    Things can always get worse my friends. A lifelong friend of mine was widowed about 10 years ago. After a few years he wound up getting himself a 'mail order' bride from China. My buddy is as big a mess as anyone, myself included when it comes...
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  • Springfield's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 03:25 PM
    Looks like they have gone up since last time I used on, used to be a couple of bucks cheaper than the small box.
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  • Springfield's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 02:54 PM
    The Flat Rate envelope is cheaper and should work fine.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 10:51 AM
    I usually loaded mine down to .45-70 levels. With Rugers, you may want to check if it was a model where the bolt locks when on safety, or not. I had a .338 WM that didn't, and found when in rough brushy terrain, the bolt could be pulled open...
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    04-19-2018, 06:25 PM
    At least the sun is shining! I thought you retired?
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    04-18-2018, 10:59 AM
    A few years ago, I had already shot smoothbore for score, and for fun went with a group of friends to shoot the course again. Being a bit of a smart ***, I shot the course left handed, and still beat the others scores! They are still whining about...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 10:57 AM
    I just take any scrap wood, and rough one out when needed. As we know, files and rasps aren't cheap. The ones I use most cost from $50-70 each. I also use Bogg's for sharpening.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 10:48 AM
    If it's like one company I worked for, it would consist of inserting the barrel into a catch trap, and pulling the trigger.
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    04-17-2018, 10:45 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Spring? in Our Town
    I'd mentioned that a while back, warning those along the Missouri River to be prepared with sandbags. There is a LOT of snow in the mountains.
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    04-17-2018, 10:39 AM
    I was using it for 28 gauge and did a work up for 38 Super. I'd gotten away from using it since I took a different direction. I haven't used my 28 gauge lately and switched to Limited 10 Minor & Single Stack minor with 40 cal - 200's and 231.. I...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-16-2018, 12:43 AM
    For those who leave a vent pick in while loading, if they will just give the gun a couple light slaps, or bounce it lightly on the ground a couple times to settle the powder properly, that is unnecessary, and gets the powder as close to the vent as...
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    04-16-2018, 12:38 AM
    Most experienced flintlock shooters will not use lead wrapped flint. Several makers will not warranty their locks if it is used. I am one builder who won't warranty a gun that the owner uses them.
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    04-15-2018, 12:04 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Spring? in Our Town
    I went west from Kalispell yesterday for a shoot. The snow is going away in my area, but I was amazed at how much snow is still on the ground just a little way west. And no one is giving Donald Trump any credit for ending global warming!
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    04-14-2018, 08:41 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    This current gun is right on 8.5#. I would estimate the small profile barrel to make into a rifle of around 7 - 7.5#.
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    04-14-2018, 08:58 AM
    Murphy replied to a thread Prayer Request in Our Chapel
    Amen!
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    04-14-2018, 08:57 AM
    Murphy replied to a thread 380 Brass too large? in Cast Boolits
    One thing reloading for the 380 has taught me is this. Belling the case can play a major factor. Resizing the cases would go fine, but when I would bell the case mouths it seemed I was always getting a bulge in the case just about where the boolit...
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  • Springfield's Avatar
    04-14-2018, 12:55 AM
    I use Redbox. Just watched "Braven". OK, but a lot of stupid tactics.
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    04-12-2018, 08:03 PM
    Springfield replied to a thread Gas-Oh-Leen in Our Town
    Went from 2.89 last month to 3.39 this month.
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  • No_1's Avatar
    04-12-2018, 07:54 PM
    I love both of mine. My first was a S&W 625 my Father gave me that had the cylinder bored to spec by Clark in the 90's. It has seen XTP loads @1436 FPS but now relies on a steady diet of my go to load that consist of an average charge of AA7 which...
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    04-12-2018, 06:42 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    The Getz I have is 42".
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    04-12-2018, 11:13 AM
    I don't think people around Moyie Springs check the mail often. A friend from there ordered an item from me, that I finished and mailed. He called two weeks later, asking when it would get there? I checked tracking, that showed it had been delivered...
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  • Springfield's Avatar
    04-12-2018, 12:43 AM
    But you can't see the PID while casting! That right there would keep me from buying one. I'll stick with my Pro-Melt with my home-built PID.
    41 replies | 1794 view(s)
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    04-10-2018, 11:47 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    Thick at the breech and muzzle, with a taper to around 2/3 length of the barrel. Think of it as a waist. Makes for a light, very nice handling rifle. Definitely my favorite to build with. Do a google, you should be able to find good images with...
    33 replies | 920 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