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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Crash_Corrigan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    At the last count I was near 50 molds. Very few SC, a ton of DC and quite a few multi cavity Mihec creations.. The guality of his molds is just so much higher than the competition it is a joke to compare them. Yes the brass molds weigh a ton but...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:33 PM
    While I am impressed with what Ed is doing and it still makes me laugh when I read the size and velocity of his projectiles, or maybe giggle is a more correct yet less manly term. However, I am more interested in using shotgun hulls or brass shotgun...
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  • cobbmtmac's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    It is on the way!
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:57 PM
    Did they grow in length? If not, shoot and enjoy. If so, reseat, shoot and enjoy!
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    Yesterday, 12:54 PM
    I sent you a Private Massage at 9:29a. My time (PDT), I need your address. Mac
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    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    TbG, I believe I have found in my parts etc., what your looking for? Mine is a Redfield, but not marked other than a stamp under the slide of "R W" and a stamp on the mount that faces the receiver of "W", which I take to mean both Redfield and...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
    Years ago and long gone. It was lighter than lead, would float, but the weight of the lead kept some at the bottom of the pot - a cast iron pot on a Coleman stove.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:56 AM
    If you limit your shots to 100yds you are good to go. Minute of dinner plate. Stretch beyond that and you want a more accurate load.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:33 AM
    If you had posted this in the Chapel I would have a completely different answer - but Yes, you can be too trusting. Generally people are selfish, and specifically only Christ was perfect, thus everyone else will fail you in some way. Knowing them...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:30 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Apple season! in Cookin' Recipe's
    Most apples require 200+ hours of freeze over the winter to bear. Peaches don't. Northern lowbush blueberries do, Southern highbush blueberries only require at most 40-60 hrs freeze. There are only a couple of apples that don't require a lot of...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:25 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread wild turkeys? in Cookin' Recipe's
    Must be interbred with domestic turkeys, then!
    29 replies | 633 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:24 AM
    A good reminder - It is easy to become immersed in the real issues of life here - family, babies, bills, houses, and all the reality that we must deal with daily - and maintain a God perspective in all of it is a real challenge.
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  • BD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:07 AM
    Have any of you folks slugged the bore on your 365?
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:26 AM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread I heard a thump..... in Our Town
    I really never gave a hoot about user-quantity of MJ. I offered the possessors two options--1) Cast their cares to the wind, OR 2) speak to Hizzoner about this faux pas. In 28 years, I never had anyone insist upon meeting the judiciary. I also...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 10:38 PM
    I believe that would be .38 Special
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 09:26 PM
    Not a firearm misplaced but some extra components. I built a switch barrel 1911 in 45ACP and 400 Corbon (both government model slide setups) a few years back and recently added a Combat Commander 45ACP bull and barrel and slide to the setup for my...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 09:16 PM
    What megasupermagnum said "Brenneke invented a better slug in 1898"
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  • longbow's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 09:14 PM
    faustus: Thanks for posting that link. I think I have seen that article before but re-read and looked closely at the group sizes. Interestingly the smallest group listed is from a Remington 870 and the largest from a USH. makes one wonder... ...
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  • BD's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 08:19 PM
    BD replied to a thread How to ream 9mm throat? in Cast Boolits
    Doug, have you throated any 9mm sig handgun barrels? I'm looking at getting a 365 and since I don't own any other 9mm barrels, if it needs be throated I'd send it to you.
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  • BD's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 07:51 PM
    BD replied to a thread I heard a thump..... in Our Town
    The names have been changed to protect everybody's reputation: In a small town in Northern Maine there once was the first chief of police (for that town ever) in the early sixties. He retired after 20 years and after a while took a job driving a...
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  • BD's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 07:31 PM
    Anyone own one? In my 63 years I've never owned a 9mm. Yet this one attracts me. It is appropriately sized for the cartridge and holds ten rounds in a standard magazine. Smaller and slimmer than a .38 J-frame in my front pocket. I fondled one two...
    6 replies | 123 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 06:53 PM
    Not to sound critical but I would have expected tighter groups too with a Hastings barrel and sabot slugs. That is something we seem to be missing though are posted longer range targets. I hear stories and read posts of stellar long range...
    102 replies | 1936 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 12:00 PM
    That wouldn't be a bad idea. It appears half of the threads were removed, leaving little for that vent to hang on to.
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  • Dennis Eugene's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 10:43 AM
    Just get rid of all that undersized 9mm brass, problem solved. Unless you have a woman in the house, being the 9mm is a ladies caliber, you will need to keep some around. ;-)
    20 replies | 506 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 10:34 AM
    When I did the sheet lead it had something on it that turned black and grainy and sank to the bottom of my pot - I'm guessing something in the glue? Wax takes care of the true oxidation.
    12 replies | 562 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 10:32 AM
    Nope, don't even do that on my house!
    20 replies | 500 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