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    Yesterday, 04:55 PM
    You might try cleaning it with denatured alcohol if you happen to have some on hand.
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    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    Years ago, I had a BH with a front triggerguard screw that kept working loose. I used blule Loctite that held it in place for several years, but you must degrease the screw and the hole for it to really work. I used denatured alcohol, but any...
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    04-22-2018, 08:30 AM
    skeet1 replied to a thread Lee mold pin problem in Cast Boolits
    If I am not mistaken the two cavity molds have the pins staked in. It should not be hard to use a center punch to displace enough metal to keep the pin from coming out. Ken
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    04-18-2018, 11:57 AM
    NOS, IPI brand single gun rack for mounting on ATV rack. Mounts to either the round railing or to the flat rack. I bought these about ten years ago from Cabelas and never used them. Still in original plastic packaging, never opened. $20 plus...
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    04-17-2018, 05:09 PM
    Find a case or two that will not chamber if your rifle. Instead of screwing the FL die down till it touches the shellholder, Leave it a turn or three off the shell holder and size a case. If the case will not chamber as it should, turn the die...
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    04-17-2018, 04:52 PM
    higgins replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    Go to the FAQ section of the ATF website; it's very helpful. There are special provisions for estates and relatives. The antique angle is worth looking into also, if you can verify year of manufacture which may be difficult if they were made...
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    04-14-2018, 06:10 PM
    Some Ace Hardware stores stock odd size screws that might work. My son was in an older, well-stocked Ace store once looking for something else in the fastener department and saw a drawer labeled "gun screws".
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    04-13-2018, 04:15 PM
    I need to size some bullets to .359. I normally tumble lube, so I think my best cheap solution is to get a Lee push-through sizer and punch in .357 or .358 and polish it out to .359. If you have a used but undamaged die and punch let me know what...
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    04-01-2018, 02:55 PM
    True cosmoline has a wax-like consistency after drying, but automotive type grease would probably be similar to cosmoline after drying long enough. If it's still a bit greasy it can be cleaned off of the metal parts with kerosene or mineral...
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    03-30-2018, 05:59 PM
    I have used Prvi Partizan (PPU/NNY) 6.5x55 brass for several years and like it. I'm probably biased since I picked up quite a bit of it free at the range over the years, and don't have experience with a variety of brass brands. Sized minimally in...
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    03-30-2018, 05:36 PM
    higgins replied to a thread MasterCard in Our Town
    Most rewards cards are OK if you pay them off entirely every month. There might be are markups for CCs at retail, annual fees, etc., but the biggest hook is getting people to buy more than they can readily afford.
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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