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    07-12-2018, 02:20 PM
    I made a front sight adjusting tool from a cheap screwdriver with a shaft small enough to fit into the front sight recess. After the tip was cut off, I cut a groove in the end of the cut off shaft to fit the head of the adjustment screw. Mine's...
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    07-10-2018, 06:29 PM
    In addition to adolescent plinking with a .22 rifle, I came up through smallbore and highpower competition, so did a lot of shooting from field positions and was good at it at one time. Then came groundhog sniping at distance, usually with an...
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    07-09-2018, 05:34 PM
    The Speer HBWC bullets are on sale at Midway right now. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/599723/speer-bullets-38-caliber-358-diameter-148-grain-lead-hollow-base-wadcutter-box-of-500
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    07-07-2018, 10:41 AM
    Duckiller You didn't mention that you are using a heater. Carnuba Red needs a little heat and if you are not using a heater it will be difficult to lube bullets. Carnuba Red is a great lube and I use it for everything with good success. Ken
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    07-02-2018, 08:53 PM
    Yes, you got lucky regardless where it was made, particularly since it has a good bore. One precautionary check on any No.1 LE is to check the rear of the forearm for any cracking before you fire it. I had an Australian coachwood forearm (known to...
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    07-02-2018, 04:52 PM
    Danco #35768B (11/16 x 9/16 x 1/16 #54) available from Ace Hdwe. works on a Lyman die. If it's available locally it's worth a try on an RCBS die.
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    06-29-2018, 06:35 PM
    skeet1 replied to a thread White Label Lubes in Boolit Lube !
    lar45 They make one in in both F and C mine is F. You can see it marked F just above the last 0 in the 100 readout. I have mine set so that the heat turns off at 105 and turns back on when it cools down to 95 and that seem to work out well for...
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    06-26-2018, 08:16 PM
    In the late 60s I went to the local Big K store in my college town to get some .22s. The practice in that store was to put an adhesive price sticker on the end flap of a brick of 22s. The regular sporting goods clerks knew it was .65 per 50 rd....
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    06-26-2018, 08:09 PM
    higgins replied to a thread H335 in Vintage Powder Cans / Tins
    I used H335 in the 1970s that I bought retail that came out of a container like the one in swheeler's post.
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    06-26-2018, 08:06 PM
    If it still smells OK, check the red dust with a magnet. It may be rust from the inside of the can and not decomposing powder crud.
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    06-26-2018, 07:56 PM
    I remember seeing Frontier .30/06 cartridges loaded in military cases in the late 1960s.
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    06-26-2018, 02:21 PM
    Any of the five pictured books for $4.00 ea. plus book rate shipping. Firearms Assembly is Copyright 1993; Gun Collector's Digest 1997; Troubleshooting your Handgun 1978; the year and edition are on the cover of the Gun Digest books. Condition is...
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    06-26-2018, 11:58 AM
    First Bump
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    06-24-2018, 02:02 PM
    I have a Kuhnhausen shop manual for the Remington M870 and M1100/M11-87 shotguns that I would like to trade even for any of the following Kuhnhausen manuals: The Colt .45 Automatic Vol. 1; the U.S. .30 Caliber Gas Operated Service Rifles Vol I&II...
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    06-23-2018, 11:07 PM
    skeet1 replied to a thread White Label Lubes in Boolit Lube !
    I have used many different brands of lube and most of them worked, some better than others. I have been using Carnuba Red for the last few years and I think I have found the one lube for all my purposes, handgun and rifle. When I first started using...
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    06-23-2018, 06:47 PM
    I'll take #1, 400 ea. Sierra 70 gr. HPBT match for $75 shipped.
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    06-23-2018, 06:18 PM
    Your chamber mouths will probably be about .358. I've slugged two old .357/.38 spl. Colts, and the groove was .355 on both of them. I've done well either sizing a 358477 to .358 to get grease in the groove (my mold drops about .358 with COWW...
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    06-22-2018, 04:45 PM
    higgins replied to a thread Fast food tipping?? in Our Town
    When I was traveling for work years ago I started seeing requests for tips for the maids start showing up in a few motels, usually a note in the bathroom. Never left one. I don't know if they still do that. I don't tip in fast food places. I...
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    06-19-2018, 07:42 PM
    I had one of those WRA spl tool cases years ago, probably lost in the move. I assumed it was a blank for some kind of heavy-duty nail driver, rivet puncher, etc. Anyone know for sure?
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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
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