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    Today, 08:40 PM
    rockrat replied to a thread Yellow Jackets in Our Town
    I have used a shotgun on yellowjackets and a big round hornets next, about the size of a basketball. 3" loaded with #9 shot. No problems
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    Today, 05:00 PM
    ..............I use the mops 99% of the time for oiling the bore after cleaning. The other 1% is used after shooting corrosive primed ammo (30-06, 8x57 & 7.62x54R) with a water/windex mix. ...........Buckshot
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 PM
    ................You may go here on Cast Boolits: There is no way that ALL of the "Group Buy", or "Custom" designs are listed there. I think only 2 are listed for the 8mm, and...
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  • DCP's Avatar
    Today, 11:54 AM
    I wonder if the driver was ever told to not let children drive. LOL
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:31 AM
    My possibles bag is made from blanket material. All my shooting bags are leather. The Metis and Ute did wool shooting bags, and there are examples from a few other tribes. Whites generally used a bark tanned leather.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:28 AM
    I'm betting you will need to have a machinist make some for you.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 05:46 AM
    What Newtire said.:goodpost:
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 AM
    A Roll crimp device spins. MEC loaders do not incorporate any spinning device for the purpose of creating a roll crimp on a shotshell.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 05:35 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Gp, went through my library and have a older copy of a Hodgdon 4th printing of Basic Loading Data. I'll scan and send you a PM with the file. Most of the powders are obsolete, but the wad column information is helpful I think.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 AM
    The big downside to enlarged sprue holes is when you go to cut it the greater amount of lead now created by the enlargement will be harder and more force needed. I had to open up two Lee .515 molds and now can only cut the sprue with a protected...
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    Today, 03:21 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Possibly Moving to Arizona in Our Town
    Dove hunting, Javalina, Wild turkey, Squirrel, Whitetail deer, Mule deer, Coues deer, Antelope, Sheep, Elk, Red heads, Canvasbacks, Teal, Mallards, Blue grouse, Mountain lion, Black bear. Just a few of the game animals. Of course then the fishing,...
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    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    It will take a while to recover your grip strength as you will want to protect the stump for a while as its healing. Don't rush too fast to do pistol shooting with your right hand. But consider this as a perfect opportunity to reinforce your...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    WTB/WTT I'm looking for a used set of reloading dies in either 260 Rem Ackley Improved or even an older 6.5-308Win AI wildcat for an upcoming winter project. If you know of the availability of a set, drop me a line and we'll discuss a purchase...
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    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    DCP replied to a thread Movie "Unbroken" in Our Town
    CMA should CMH or Congressional Medal of Honor Yes it was a very good movie
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    Thanks to Outpost75 for showing the photos of the 38 "Super Police" loadings above. These are my first views of the cartridge. I now also see where Lyman #358-430 (195 grain RN) got its inspiration. #358-430 was one of my first mould purchases...
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    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Santa Fe, NM in Our Town
    I stayed at some friends hacienda a couple blocks off of Canyon Road for a few weeks. I didn't even know there was a "new" part of town until I was nearly ready to leave. I did find one interesting place, I think it is called Jackalope. I remember...
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    Yesterday, 01:27 PM
    I've had the same experience. When a business advertises as Christian owned and operated, I've learned to not do business there, because sure as shooting, they will try to screw the customer.
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    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    Lance, would you please start using smaller font? This is hard to read.
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    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Back from Utah (long post) in Our Town
    Utah is beautiful. Moved from just outside the 285 perimeter south on hwy 85 toward Riverdale, Ga. Here's a image outside of Monticello while on my elk hunt. I ended up with a spike too.
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  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    I enjoyed the article. It showed up in the grocery store aisle yesterday. It shows quite a bit of current data with a lot more cast bullets than most do. Walks, a friend runs 350 head of cows, coaches football and is involves with basketball at...
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  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:28 AM
    Older Ideals were a proprietary thread, 8x36? or x38 I don't really remember. Most are the 8x32 and I think all Lymans are. It isn't a bad idea to get a mold rebuild kit for a 2 or 4 cavity mold if you have a lot. It is a cheap easy source for spare...
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    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    Nice write up of what you travel with. I had to check the safe and make sure the single six mag, CZ75 (mm and 44 special blackhawk were still there. It appears you hit the weather right. We have had a nice September in the west.
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    Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    DCP replied to a thread Whole Home Generator in Our Town
    16kw Generac NG with an auto transfer switch. Runs the whole house including AC. If I went any bigger I had to go to a 200amp service and that would have driven the price way up. Cost about $6700.00 installed. The best money I ever spent for...
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  • waco's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:59 AM
    On a different thread a guy used Lemishine with Simple Green to clean a Walther he picked up at a gun show. Remember that Lemishine is citric acid. This solution stripped the bluing off his pistol.
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    Yesterday, 08:39 AM
    It's almost a full WC. Looks like it would hit hard!
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    Yesterday, 08:03 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Possibly Moving to Arizona in Our Town
    Right on!
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    Yesterday, 07:02 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Possibly Moving to Arizona in Our Town
    TomR, Lived in flag for most of my adult life. Went there from Atlanta where I worked for Delta to go back to college on the GI bill. Flag is nice. But it has grown lots since I livd there in the 90's. Flag medical center is a nice facility and i...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:44 AM
    The S&W "Victory" M&P 38/200 is a good shooter with decent service sights. NEI #169A atop 3.0 grains of Unique or 3.3 grains of Herco prompts about 700 FPS, and when they hit iron targets at 25 yards they make quite a WHOCK. The 150 grain #358477s...
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    09-21-2018, 11:39 PM
    I remember the data that Skeeter Skelton published--and soon retracted--in Shooting Times. Given my experience with the 32 H&R in a Ruger SSM and a S&W Model 16-4, I thought his powder weights might get him into trouble with the liability lawyers...
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    09-21-2018, 10:51 PM
    One Achille's Heel not mentioned so far concerning the Marlin 1894 examples in 44 Magnum is their rifling twist rate. For some reason, Marlin elected to use the old 44/40 WCF twist rate of 1 turn in 38 inches. This works fine with the 44/40's...
    18 replies | 405 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