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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:41 PM
    How are you going to damage the rifling with something that melts at boiling water temps and is vastly softer than brass? Only if you try to remove it with a steel rod, and I assume you know better than that!
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    Belling or expanding the case mouth is important for soft cast boolits. Case inside chamfering is important for condom bullets so they don't catch on the edge of the case. This can crumple the case if the neck/shoulder is soft.
    14 replies | 287 view(s)
  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    I use 'Feast Watson' gloss wipe on poly. This is a very durable polyurethane finish. First take back to bare wood, apply 2 coats of 'Feast Watson' sanding sealer then 4 coats of wipe-on poly. I used this method to refinish my 1885 Martini Henry...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Another Thought in Our Chapel
    "May those who come behind us find us faithful" - I remember singing the song and being impressed with it but don't remember the rest. But the sentiment is clear, to be found faithful to the end is a challenge for all of us. May my grandchildren...
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  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    +1 on the smokeless 'no-no', I have several rifles made pre-1885 and they only get black powder loads. Both may only reach the same pressure peak BUT the black is a gradual rise, while smokeless is a sharp rise. Typically heavy lead boolits are used...
    26 replies | 519 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    I have long been amazed by the fact that the book of James tells us that if we submit to God and resist Satan he will flee from us. That is Biblical truth. But it also repeatedly tells us to flee temptation. If Satan himself will flee from me -...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    A different miracle than I ever expected - but LOML called me this AM and told me that Allstate has paid us $5K for the 08 Honda Fit that I killed! We went $2K over the budget for the 1017 Fit that replaced the '08 - and it only has 35,500 miles on...
    22 replies | 269 view(s)
  • Maven's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    +1 to Taterhead's assessment of LBT moulds. Here's a pic of the results of a 460gr. .459" PB LBT CB from my .45-70 @ 50 yd.
    7 replies | 133 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 AM
    Ben replied to a thread NLG bullets and BLL in Boolit Lube !
    If the bullet " fits " will have an awful lot to do with your chances for a smile. People who shoot sub-sized bullets blame their results on lube ( a lot of different kinds of lube ). The bullet must fit. Ben
    2 replies | 55 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:06 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    You seem to have thought about everything else, I assume you have set up those rolling carts so you can tow/push them with you chair? I know casters can be problematic going in a straight line at times, especially if there is small junk on the...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:53 AM
    If you want clean cases and don't care about shiny get some citric acid. A dilute citric acid bath not only cleans the brass but it chemically stabilizes it. You can find citric acid in the canning section of your grocery or hardware store and it...
    75 replies | 799 view(s)
  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    09-16-2020, 10:22 PM
    Hw does the 77/22 Hornet shoot smithnframe? They are one sweet looking rifle. I have a lovely VariX11 2-7 Leupold just screaming out for one of them.
    2086 replies | 296932 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    09-16-2020, 09:31 PM
    Not a 429336. That one don't have a crimp groove or at least mine don't./beagle
    25 replies | 670 view(s)
  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    09-16-2020, 06:52 PM
    But, but, the Zulu wars are finished?
    5 replies | 109 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    09-16-2020, 08:01 AM
    I have been reloading since I was 16 years old (now 67) and have never used a powder trickler. First they are needed for large stick powders that do not flow through a powder measure easily, not for pistol powders. Second, I have loaded very many...
    75 replies | 799 view(s)
  • No_1's Avatar
    09-16-2020, 06:50 AM
    Changing the life long schedule has been my only issue so far. I have switched from tending to forum in the evening to tending to it early in the morning. One of the welcomed changes is my ability to enjoy breakfast everyday with my wife which...
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    09-16-2020, 04:42 AM
    And no photos! He's got to be breaking some rule! HaHa!
    2086 replies | 296932 view(s)
  • No_1's Avatar
    09-16-2020, 03:42 AM
    Thank you Boaz for the effort! Reading the bible Statistics: Start: 06/01/2017 Finish: 09/13/20 Thread Duration: 3 years, 3 months, 12 days Views: 191,403 I wish to thank all the members who joined us on this journey.
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    09-15-2020, 09:25 PM
    Coming from a family of hunters, I had no input from any family or friends about what a good handgun brand was. Sure, I'd heard of Colt and Smith & Wesson for years (who hadn't?). I'd owned a few handguns and had worked my way up to a Dan Wesson...
    30 replies | 755 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    09-15-2020, 09:12 PM
    Murphy replied to a thread gun prices in Our Town
    From my observations, it seems firearms in general are up. As others have said, the pandemic, riots and the presidential election all are a driving factor. I'm thankful I have what firearms I need, but will probably always be on the watch for a...
    31 replies | 851 view(s)
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February 10, 1954 (66)
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Somers, Montana, a quaint little drinking village,with a severe hunting and fishing problem.
Firearms and related junk accumulator


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.
John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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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