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    Today, 07:36 PM
    fatnhappy started a thread 55 years ago today in Our Town
    paratrooper Milton Olive III sacrificed his life to save his brothers in arms. His Medal of Honor citation reads: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Pfc. Olive was a member of...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 PM
    When the parent case is the same size as the chamber I would agree. 9x47R fireforms to 10.5x47R without a problem. When the parent case is longer than the chamber I would question it. My plan in making 9.3x57 out of 30/06 is to expand the neck,...
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  • Maven's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 PM
    +1 to weight lifter's gloves and what skrapyard628 wrote about cycling gloves. If you don't have a local bike shop, try
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  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    Today, 11:24 AM
    I only “need” one clip per each set of pins and have a lifetime supply from the spares MP sends with all his moulds. Send me a PM and I’ll mail you a few if the ones listed earlier don’t work out. Tony
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  • Maven's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    A belated "thank you," tazman re Norma target ammo. I had a box of it several years ago and it was excellent. dtknowles, I agree Wolf Match and Match Extra is VG+ ammo. I won several of my club's .22 BR matches with it (hunter class, reworked...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 AM
    Haven't shot at all in the past year. Both because of the increased cost at the range and because I'm having cataracts removed next month. I expect in December I'll be shooting again.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 08:45 AM
    I just expanded some 30-06 cases up to 9.3 to cut down to 57mm. Only lost four of 50 and they were of unknown previous use. Did not anneal, but maybe should have, did not use my 8mm as an intermediate step and absolutely should have. Use any...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 07:40 AM
    I find it vastly comforting to meditate on the fact that God's vengeance is truly Righteous, Holy, and eternal. Mine is vastly limited, selfish, and temporary. I have no problem with this concept.
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  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    beagle replied to a thread I Remember Back When in AirGuns
    Close. It was loaned to a cousin who recently gave it to my son who is 50. It's still working but I'll bet the spring is weak. The leather thong through the saddle ring rotted away before I let it go. Good memories./beagle
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  • DanWalker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:52 PM
    Shot the ones I cast the other day. They seemed to shoot well enough. It was just some informal plinking from an improvised rest, at a steel target 50 yards away, but it showed promise. The LLA didn't leave any hard fouling at all. Was loading it on...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    good call on the RSO volunteer efforts!
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  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:04 AM
    I'm often asked why I have so many rifles in the same chambering. The answer is simple, I don't like to mix loads through the same rifle, there are pristine cast boolit shooters, and then there are the "other" types. Most of my CB shooters started...
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  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 11:53 PM
    I retired 4 1/2 years ago and to be honest every day is full of activity, shooting, gunsmithing, wood working, boolit casting and I give a lot of it away. Retirement is another job with a lot of satisfaction in helping people. Wouldn't have time...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 09:41 PM
    beagle started a thread I Remember Back When in AirGuns
    Not an air rifle but a BB gun story. I was born in 1942 and by the end of WW2 I was ready for a BB gun. Santy Claws brought me a Daisey Red Ryder and I quickly went through the copper plated BBs that came with it. This was right after the war was...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 09:21 PM
    Ran across a .424 round ball mould in my stuff this week. I've used it for making round balls for "double ball" loads in the .44 Mag by bumping the diameter up. My question is what was it originally intended to be used in./beagle
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  • beagle's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 09:14 PM
    beagle replied to a thread silver solder. in Cast Boolits
    Bet you're bippy a silver dime will dissolve. I was messing with a mercury dime one time. Pouring lead on it to get a reverse casting. One cast stuck so I dropped the dime in the pot. Only took a few seconds too./beagle
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  • Calamity Jake's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 08:06 PM
    Calamity Jake replied to a thread Merit aperture in Our Town
    Take a look at these, I've been using one for 4-5 years, just stick it to your shooting glasses.
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  • Hanshi's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 06:16 PM
    Hanshi replied to a thread Pass Through? in Muzzleloading.
    I've killed plenty of deer mostly with the .45 and the .50, but also the .54 and .62. Expansion and penetration, assuming soft lead, depends on velocity (hence distance from the deer) and where it is hit. I've killed deer at 100 yards (+ and -)...
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    10-20-2020, 05:16 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Sagebrush7 has died... in In Remembrance
    My condolences to you & your family.
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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.
John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

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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