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  • 375RUGER's Avatar
    Today, 03:56 PM
    I will take 2 boxes ISOTOPE CORES please. Paypal will be sent shortly. and I will email you the details--my paypal address does not match my shipping address.
    17 replies | 738 view(s)
  • 375RUGER's Avatar
    Today, 02:25 PM
    375RUGER replied to a thread Large sheets of lead in Our Town
    I'm guessing it's pure. On 1/4"a wide chisel will work, sawsall, circular saw. I've used a chainsaw on large hunks and radial miter saw.
    9 replies | 184 view(s)
  • Freightman's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    If you shoot Black don't need a press just use the same brass in the rifle and hand press the boolit in with your finger. Clean the brass prime and charge it and press simple. Oh yes no air space :drinks:
    11 replies | 440 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    Today, 05:39 AM
    Before my heart problems came on the scene several years ago I was experimenting using this mold as cast then paper wrapped and final sized to .314" for my Mosin. I only got to try 1 load of 20 shells and haven`t done any more since.Robert
    9 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    Today, 05:23 AM
    Hardcast416taylor replied to a thread Home remedy in Our Town
    Brown eggs or white eggs and what size?Robert
    10 replies | 307 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    Today, 05:15 AM
    Back in the late `60`s when I serviced the auto tire/wheel assembled balancers at a GM auto plant a 5" ww would be a 3 ounce weight and marked with a 3.0 identification. As an aside, that was the maximum weight allowed per side of any assembled...
    4 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:38 PM
    I also started with the `spit patch` method of wrapping, I soon tired of the dry tongue and mouth and went to using the damp sponge method to wet the patches. I get a chuckle out of peoples comments about who taught me this method? With a...
    5 replies | 158 view(s)
  • LIMPINGJ's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 04:14 PM
    I have one ordered and while waiting for it to arrive have been getting ready to load for it. My question is should I wait and measure the throats of the cylinder or are the dimensions on BFRs consistent enough so that I could go ahead and order a...
    6 replies | 188 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 02:11 PM
    I don`t think they still have this offer. I called about it and was told I had to return EVERYTHING that came on the press. For lack of anything they cheerfully charged you more. With so much missing from mine I opted out of any deal.Robert
    21 replies | 394 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 02:06 PM
    Will he recieve a signed citation from Washington and Mr. Trump? I remember that O`bama refused to sign these citations of merit while in office.Robert
    31 replies | 385 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 02:00 PM
    Hardcast416taylor replied to a thread cAst iron in Our Town
    A simple answer to identifing whether a CI pot has had lead in it. In my casting/smelting barn I always leave a small amount in the pot when I`m done to show what it was used for. I have left instructions with my family to destroy all smelting...
    43 replies | 998 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 02:00 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread 38-55 in Black Powder Paper Patching
    Hmmm, posting in the black powder paper patching room you had me fooled. Didn't know you wanted a grease groove bullet. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
    9 replies | 418 view(s)
  • shdwlkr's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 01:56 PM
    Ha Ha yep those small caliber tc's do let you know when you light the powder and send a projectile down range. Wished they were still making them though
    15 replies | 334 view(s)
  • shdwlkr's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 01:52 PM
    good to see you are doing well after your recent event. Just look at technology this way when it works it is great when it doesn't it is a real pain. Worked in that idiot field for over two decades and am so glad things have improved so much that...
    14 replies | 396 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 01:48 PM
    I tell people that I know how to post photos here on the cast boolet site.Robert
    125 replies | 3046 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 01:29 PM
    I was told yesterday by another friend, this man was responsible for the rescue of a friend of mine in Vietnam, after his leg was blown off. A man who was worth saving, who unfortunately has also passed on.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 12:24 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread YOU, sir, are a LIAR! in Our Town
    Just seeing if you were paying attention!
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 11:58 AM
    waksupi started a thread YOU, sir, are a LIAR! in Our Town
    No, not calling anyone out. It has just come to my realization of what a fine upstanding group there is here. All full of unquestionable truth and veracity. That being said, IF there is anyone who may venture into this forum who may have a slight...
    125 replies | 3046 view(s)
  • LIMPINGJ's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 11:52 AM
    While y'all are talking about 475 and 480, could I get your thought on which dies you like for a BFR in 475L. I will get mine about the end of April and am needing to get set up to load for it. Thanks
    41 replies | 1048 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 11:20 PM
    10 Percent of the black powder charge is a good rule of thumb. Reduce the black an equal amount. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
    8 replies | 297 view(s)
  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 11:05 PM
    My 480 R is in a Taurus Raging Bull. Same boolit, same load, impressive.
    10 replies | 306 view(s)
  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 10:11 PM
    Cooked the op's recipe tonight for the LOML with the addition of some Parmesan cheese and spinach on the side. She loved it. I grilled burgers last night. She wanted to know what I was cooking tomorrow night. I told her it was her turn.
    27 replies | 899 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 04:21 PM
    After I had my Pro-7 upgraded to a Projector I started removing some of the `Bells & Whistles` that didn`t always work right. I removed the priming station as I couldn`t always get it to locate the primer correct side up. Next was the auto powder...
    21 replies | 394 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 02:10 PM
    Another thing to think about is the Pedersoli's throat and rifling form are nowhere near as good as the originals for shooting cast bullets with black powder. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
    7 replies | 370 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 02:06 PM
    Yep, I rest the forend and make sure the bottom of the grip never touches anything. Otherwise I get vertical stringing. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
    4 replies | 169 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 02:04 PM
    I think it is Roy Bertholo who has a good write-up on his web site about rebarreling one of those to get it to finally work right. He liked it once he worked it over. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
    11 replies | 506 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 01:55 PM
    60 rounds of 45-70 kicks enough. You want more? Not me! Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
    16 replies | 516 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 01:53 PM
    I have found that the RCBS 30 cal. cowboy bullet works very well with black powder. Big lube grooves, and properly sized. Duplex loaded with a little RE7 and I can shoot my lever guns all day with it. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
    8 replies | 297 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 01:48 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread 38-55 in Black Powder Paper Patching
    I have fired a lot of Lyman 9.3 mm bullets through my Marlin 38-55 using black powder. They are around .369" and shoot well patched to .381" or so. But Lyman no longer makes that mold. Now your best choice is likely a 250 grain or so slick from...
    9 replies | 418 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 12:26 PM
    I have a set of the originals I would sell delivered for $70. I don't use the big Postell mold anymore, so don't need mine.
    12 replies | 328 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 12:23 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread cAst iron in Our Town
    I still debate the point that cast iron could not be cleaned safely for food consumption. I think if it was well scoured with steel wool and soap, it would be okay. Or, sand blast, and possibly reverse electrolysis. That should get it clean as a...
    43 replies | 998 view(s)
  • shdwlkr's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 10:09 AM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread CCI MiniMag in Rimfire Area
    22 ammo is going to cost more than it used too, costs to make it have gone up and I expect that the best price will be 15% higher than in the past and with all the new shooters thanks to Mr O I would not be surprised to see the average cost to be...
    45 replies | 996 view(s)
  • shdwlkr's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 10:02 AM
    Just saw a cherokee on gunbroker for $750 Here is what is driving the cost of these rifles up, they are no longer made and when they were made they were a good quality for the price and small caliber muzzle loaders are few and far between. I am not...
    15 replies | 334 view(s)
  • 375RUGER's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 09:46 AM
    375RUGER replied to a thread CCI MiniMag in Rimfire Area
    sounds to me like your 22 shooting days are over when you deplete your current stock. $.063/rnd is what the cheap stuff brings around here and it doesn't go bang everytime you pull the trigger. Never say "Never".
    45 replies | 996 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 05:09 AM
    So I have my own range and am the only user of it. Am I now supposed to start threatening myself about lead retrival and picking up my own brass under threat of banning myself from using my own range? This after I had just learned all the range...
    43 replies | 1674 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