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  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:29 PM
    Shot some in wooden trays not long ago from an estate sale. They fired fine. Also some old CCIs with no Zip code on the address. Bunch of the odd sized LP primers that were government made (probably through the DCM) and a whole batch of Berdan...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    Zip-lok baggie for mine also. Crazy Mark, before he passed spent several days scanning a #1 onto a disk and sent me a copy so I have a digital backup. I spent many, many days with that old manual when I started casting. No mentor....I was...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    Now, wait a minute here boys. I've had two Posi Prime tools and both cracked and I sent them back w/o the punches. I have a .22 slide top ammo box with punches in it of all vintages. I know I've used Posi Prime punches in my bench mounted RCBS...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    Trying to seat a 71gr bullet in a 32ACP case with a seater designed for a 32 S&W Magnum may be possible if you crank that seater all the way down and then some more after that... Buy a Lee Die Set for 32ACP. It won't break the bank and you'll...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    If the barrel is marked for caliber I'd keep it true to the barrel markings. You are just the current custodian of this fine rifle.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:47 PM
    It was a combination of high impact on the forcing cone and the barrel erosion from the powders used that wore out the earlier versions of the S&W guns.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    Wayne Smith started a thread Saw a snake ... in Our Town
    the other day while walking through the back yard garden (small) to pick blueberries. Brown/tan striped lengthwise garter snake. he got out of my way quickly. I went on to pick. Came in later and told LOML about the snake. "Does he eat voles?"...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    Now this one I disagree with as written too broadly and not even seeing the lesson in the text. It isn't "Don't judge", it is "judge justly and carefully being very aware of your own vulnerabilities". In another place we are positively told to...
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  • BD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    BD replied to a thread How much tractor? in Our Town
    On the construction equipment debate, I'm pretty sure that every skid steer and excavator I've been on in the last 15 years had a hydrostatic transmission.
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    I seat all of the Lee TC bullet forms with about .020" of the front drive band exposed, then set a light taper crimp. This regimen has worked with all calibers I load using the Lee TC bullet designs in autopistols.
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    Ruger and Buckeye Sports (now defunct, I believe) at one time made their Blackhawks with both 32 H&R Magnum and 32/20 WCF swap cylinders. i suspect a Blackhawk so chambered could process the 32/20 HV rifle stuff without a problem. Ruger's very...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    I've pierced my fair share of primers, and I'm betting the damage done to your pin took quite a few to get tot that level. Once you get those sharp edges on a pin, it's much easier to pierce one.
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:32 AM
    The Ruger LCR revolver series is a whole lot of gun for the money. I have only fired a 38 Special version, this right after they were released. The little rollers impressed me--great DAO trigger and quite accurate. Ruger needs to expand this line...
    12 replies | 289 view(s)
  • garandsrus's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 11:44 PM
    I am sure you could get an online subscription and get this issue. There is a link to last months issue also so this issue would be current or last month.
    29 replies | 1483 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 06:26 PM
    Since my return from NCBS 2018 I have had an attack of the Lazies. So, yesterday I set about storing the unfired ammo and fired brass from that excursion. Today's missions (to commence in a few minutes when the CFL games come on TV in the garage)...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 06:15 PM
    Zero experience with either the 7.92 x 33 or the 7.62 x 39. I can't be much help in dealing with this class of rifle calibers. They intrigue me a bit, as does the 6.8 x 43 SPC--but not enough to spend cash on rifles or ammo. I have enough...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 04:33 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Baker Rifle in Muzzleloading.
    What I quoted above was written by Baker himself and was the users manual for the rifle. Mallets were initially issued but withdrawn and the rifle was loaded with a rod only. I don't expect the movies to get it right. When loaded with the paper...
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  • garandsrus's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 10:53 AM
    45 2.1 won’t publish them.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 09:56 AM
    That's the right way to do it. Also notice the notch on the front of the cock. If you guns don't have that, get out a file or Dremel and do it. It directs fragments away from the eyes, and helps split the fired cap for easier removal.
    25 replies | 464 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 07:48 PM
    Well there you go! A guy can learn something every day! And here I thought the 429422 was somewhat different in form not just HB. I wondered why 5 grs. lighter for the "same" boolit. Not sure if it is the case here but my understanding is that at...
    44 replies | 1803 view(s)
  • Maven's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 06:27 PM
    Maven replied to a thread Bore Butter for lube? in Boolit Lube !
    Greg, I sometimes use a hollow stick version of Bore Butter (made by Ox Yoke years ago & purchased at a ridiculously low price) for both rifle & revolver CB's. As it works quite well, I don't why you couldn't do the same with T/C's product. Let...
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  • ammohead's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 06:25 PM
    ammohead replied to a thread Hogs vs deer in Hunting with CB's
    I'll have you know that I paid $200 @ $1 per lb for that "140 lb" pig. Lol But the 35 rem did do the trick. When you find out where Prodigal Son found that pig I am going to come visit your new home.
    56 replies | 4902 view(s)
  • ammohead's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 06:07 PM
    Use any 190 gr load staring at the low end and work up. My lyman 49 edition shows many heavier loads for 30-06. You may find looking at that data useful. Magnum cases are harder to squeeze cast accuracy out of than say a 30-40 or 308 but it can be...
    4 replies | 230 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 06:04 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread is .360 too big? in Cast Boolits
    It ain't broke. Don't fix it.
    18 replies | 406 view(s)
  • ammohead's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 05:46 PM
    Tripplebeards, I feel your pain. All these posters telling you that your bullet has a meplat as wide as a drum lid, or that your boolit is already the same diameter as an expanded 6.5 creedmore, or that you should worry more about your accuracy...
    25 replies | 821 view(s)
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Somers, Montana, a quaint little drinking village,with a severe hunting and fishing problem.
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The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
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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