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    Today, 02:54 PM
    Hardcast416taylor replied to a thread Anvils? in Our Town
    I watch an auction site when anvils come up for bidding. I`ve noticed that even the light (?) ones of 50 lbs. or so bring in the several hundred dollars. I have several pieces of railroad track that I have made into anvils complete with a horn. ...
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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    Kinda sounds to me that you haven`t done much reloading.Robert
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    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    Same as with me and my #1 Redding scale. I got it in early `60`s from P&S Sales in Tulsa for about $10 as I recall. I still use the scale minus any dampening oil as I`ve become adept at `reading` the pointer swing for more or less powder.Robert
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    Yesterday, 02:03 PM
    You should be in Detroit where a street sign with only 1 bullet hole in it is a rarity!Robert
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    Yesterday, 03:47 AM
    My 338/06 is a 1917 Remington Enfield that I did a good amount of grinding on. I put a Shaw barrel on and a Fajen stock. I straighten the floor plate and put a Timney trigger on. I prefer using Winchester `06 brass as R-P and Fed brass have given...
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    Yesterday, 03:37 AM
    The fact that the ad lists it as `clearance` makes the red warning flag jump up for me.Robert
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    Yesterday, 03:13 AM
    The 50 cal. kit I built back in the `80`s I wanted to give it an antique look on the ramrod, so I spiral scorched it then tru oiled it several coats. Draw filing is a process to remove rough spots and square the octagon barrel flats. Birchwood...
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    12-06-2018, 03:39 PM
    Back in the 1960`s I was fortunate to meet your GrandDad Elmer at a William`s Gunsight dinner for their dealers. Elmer was the guest speaker and had many funny anectdotes about his hunting adventures. I had him autograph my name tag and `rescued`...
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    12-06-2018, 03:27 PM
    I totally agree with this bit of advice. There has to be someone in your circle of friends that reloads, do a sit - in with them and learn by example. I learned waaaay back when all by myself the hard way (read alot of books first though). Back...
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    12-06-2018, 03:16 PM
    I`m shocked that RCBS wants to sell you a pan and not just send you one under their lifetime guanantee plan.Robert
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    12-01-2018, 03:14 PM
    What weight and as cast diameter does the 33 - 200 come in at?Robert
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    11-30-2018, 11:48 AM
    That looks alot like the ammo display case in an old hardware store near where I grew up back in the `50`s and `60`s. Thanks for bringing back that memory.Robert
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    11-30-2018, 04:17 AM
    A few years back I made a striking block build up of pieces of 4x4`s screwed together. The block is 3 pieces high by 3 pieces wide. The OAL is about 10". This is a sort of cushion for the puller. I hear of people beating their puller on a...
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    11-26-2018, 03:55 PM
    I enjoy going into my local Wally World gun dept. to buy some .22`s. My biggest thrill is a pimple faced kid asking me for some ID to prove that I`m over the age of 21! Its been so long ago that I don`t remember what 21 even looked like!Robert
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    11-26-2018, 03:38 PM
    I`m afraid that I wouldn`t be using that commercial ammo thru an M-1 as the type of powder used may not be very friendly with the op rod. Hornady makes M-1 friendly ammo that is designed for use in an M-1.Robert
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    11-26-2018, 03:26 PM
    RP. I know what you mean by the small house filling up with guys in khaki. When my son was still in the Marines when that is what would happen to us when he got leave. I would break out whatever weapons from my safes and dig out the cans of ammo...
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    11-26-2018, 02:57 PM
    Hardcast416taylor replied to a thread 22 LR Fun in Rimfire Area
    I played `bounce the tin can` as well as `bounce the golf ball` quite abit when I was younger and ammo was very inexpensive. Lots of fun in open spaces. Wonder if Tiger Woods does this in his spare time?Robert
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    11-25-2018, 12:05 PM
    Several years back when I was confined in a hospital with blood clots over the turkey day I can tell you that the `dinner` I was served was probably of lesser quality than convict food at Sing Sing! This year at home we just had a simple meal of...
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    11-25-2018, 11:48 AM
    I`m just thinking that that is costing a bunch of money to make a Mil Surp Lee Enfield shoot better. If there is a particular sentimental attachment to it then I might see the money outlay, otherwise The money could go elsewhere.Robert
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    11-24-2018, 12:19 PM
    I seemed to be the mourner that promised to help if called upon. I recieved some calls for help, often just stopping by to see if help was needed. Then my son passed on. The viewing was packed with mourners also promising aid if needed. It has...
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    11-23-2018, 12:03 PM
    My advice to you is the same as I would tell anyone asking me that same question about their new .22 rifle. Buy a box of as many different makes and bullet weights as you can and then retire to a range with a bench and test them all to find the...
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