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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 PM
    I can't help you with primers, but I can immediately put you on the backorder list for loob grooves!
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    01-16-2021, 01:08 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread you tube--google account in Our Town
    It's free, but you shouldn't need to register to watch a video.
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  • Maven's Avatar
    01-15-2021, 02:38 PM
    WKY, Lee Precision offers two wadcutter design mould for the .38 Spl/.357Mag. and one ~115gr. .30cal. mould, #309-113-F (requires a gas check*), which has shown itself to be accurate in a variety of different .30cal. rifles. Btw, on this site, it...
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    01-15-2021, 02:23 PM
    Maven replied to a thread Vegan Lube in Boolit Lube !
    bg, There may be one (or more) that is vegan: https://castbulletassoc.org/uploads/...cblube2016.pdf
    39 replies | 819 view(s)
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    01-15-2021, 12:52 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    There are three chamberings that should last for eternity. They are the .243, the .308, and the .358 Win. Why? They are all based on the same brass, all are easy to reform to the desired design, and with the three, you can hunt the world.
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    01-15-2021, 12:46 PM
    Hate Acraglas, love Acragel. Don't cheap out on the little things.
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    01-15-2021, 12:45 PM
    Probably not needed, you are correct. A couple years ago, I did a restock job on an original. I had a tough time getting the cheek piece inlay out. I got it heated enough to pop out, and it appeared to have a pitch and asphaltum adhesive holding it...
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    01-15-2021, 03:31 AM
    .............Well with a CNC mill and a tool grinder, you're pretty well set. I haven't been on E-Bay in ages, and there may be better places now but it had a wealth of junk a guy could utilize for creating moulds or whatever. 12 GA slug...
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  • Maven's Avatar
    01-14-2021, 07:29 PM
    I use Unique for all my CB rifle loads, from the .243 Win. -> the .45-70 Govt. (not in the same amounts though). I get clean burning, accurate results in all, else I would be looking for another propellant.
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    01-14-2021, 06:34 PM
    Yep. They won't peen as easily, but will work.
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    01-14-2021, 01:19 PM
    I epoxy them, and cut small silver nails to tack them in place. When you drill holes for them, slightly countersink, then peen the silver head into the flare, then file or sand smooth. Pretty much invisible. Just use some of your scrap silver, cut...
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    01-14-2021, 01:15 PM
    Devcon has a tendency to change dimensions. Don't be surprised if you have to do some scraping on the bedding when you have had the metal out of the stock for very long.
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    01-14-2021, 01:11 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Surf's Up in Our Town
    The storm hit NW Montana hard. 30,000 out of power yesterday. One friend who had been hit by a windstorm late last year got it again, lost two sheds, tree down on his pickup, bending it in half, two other vehicles damaged, tree through the house...
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    01-13-2021, 01:24 PM
    We built a lot of African dangerous game rifles on laminated stocks. Never pillared one of them. Never had a problem. That was with full action bedded, and chamber area of the barrel. I think pillars are best used on old oil soaked stocks that are...
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    01-12-2021, 07:36 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread RP Has Passed in In Remembrance
    Ricky was a real hoot in the chatroom over the years. To say he protested when he was appointed to staff would be an understatement! We then knew we had the right guy for the job, as we never took on anyone who was dumb enough to actually volunteer...
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    01-12-2021, 07:26 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread The 'Rona finally got me in Our Town
    Sad news. https://www.seymourfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Richard-Neal-Parchman?obId=19599956&fbclid=IwAR0XjAa-RKfwCzvFvtZ-2-9ZVK7NL3GxaHuugfH0UQgRxbuPiTsaIByusRI#/obituaryInfo
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    01-12-2021, 04:02 PM
    A round ball is pre-expanded. I prefer insuring a complete pass through with WW balls.
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    01-12-2021, 03:46 PM
    I do believe this board owns its own server.
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    01-12-2021, 02:32 PM
    Maven replied to a thread Boolits in a .243 Win? in Cast Boolits
    Krash..., You may well find that gas checks for .243" CB's are difficult to find, as that caliber was never as popular as say .30cal.'s. If so, once you obtain a mould, I suggest you size to the dimension your rifle's bore requires, but shoot them...
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    01-11-2021, 02:05 PM
    DCB, 25 gr. FFFg or Pyrodex P (loose powder) is a good place to start as is the use of a greased wool over powder wad. If you're using Pyrodex RS (loose powder) or FFg, increase the charge (volume) to "30" gr. Btw, there's nothing wrong with using...
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    01-11-2021, 01:52 PM
    I have an early, i.e., "black box," Lee Loader that came with a red plastic version of that priming tool. Although it is completely functional, the handle may be the weak spot in the design.
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    01-10-2021, 07:07 PM
    Maven replied to a thread Boolits in a .243 Win? in Cast Boolits
    Bill, I've successfully used Ly. #245496, an 87gr. Loverin in my .243Win. for years. Powder charges are typically low, usually 14 - 15gr. IMR 4198 or 9.5 - 10.0gr. Unique, but accuracy is excellent and I get little/no bore leading in my Ruger #1. ...
    15 replies | 450 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