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    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    I recall back in the 60s, my mom was a religious shopper at Rose's in NC. They carried Winchester Wildcat ammo and would occasionally run it on special for $.99 a box. Mom would tell me when it was on sale and pick up several bricks with her 10%...
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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    Too rich for my blood at those prices./beagle
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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    At one time way back, the Prison Department in NC equipped it's prison guards with Peter's Victor, low brass, 00 Buck loads. When the "carry" loads got pretty dog eared, he'd replace them with new shells. Naturally, he didn't trash them and...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    For gas check shank boolits I use old gutter for checks. It is 0.019" thick so THICK but using a hammer type check maker allows me to use a bit of extra force so they simply swage as deeper cups and work perfectly. I have enough old gutter to make...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:47 PM
    longbow replied to a thread Hull trimming in Casting for Shotguns
    Well, I am too cheap for that! I made my hull length gauges from 3/4" steel pipe. 12 ga. hulls slip nicely into 3/4" pipe so cut the pipe to correct length to remove the amount you want, label it and it never changes. I use a utility knife to...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:52 PM
    I was thinking something lighter like maybe fingernail polish.
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  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    This morning I had some errands I needed to run, and the time to get them done, so I loaded the car up, and tossed the contender in .22 LB in the trunk as well. After going to the post office, and bringing some gas to my mother to keep the...
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  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:38 PM
    If you've loaded this bullet in 9mm, where did you seat it to, and what were your results? Thanks for your help. In order for someone else's OAL to be of ANY help to you, their barrels would have had to be cut with the same identical reamer, (...
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    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    You wouldn't be alone! Although some of the targets are so small, a trade gun is really put to task. Olives at 25 yards, anyone? Plus shooting through the loops on a pretzel without breaking them!
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    I tightened mine as tight as I could - and thought about putting some locking fluid in there but haven't yet. If and when it loosens again I probably will.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:59 AM
    Tell me more ... especially about your setup. Why not a simple wind block? Partial wall? All depends on what your physical setup is.
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    Yesterday, 08:49 AM
    "Our Lord was amazingly in touch with the ordinary things of life" - that is one of the typical things that the hyperspiritual loose - the common touch. If we are in Christ we love others - not unconditionally as he did not love unconditionally -...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:16 AM
    My check makers are mild steel. The only thing I heat treated was the disk punch for the simple version. Everything else is just mild steel. Should last for some time before wear becomes an issue. I'd guess many thousands of checks will be made...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:13 AM
    Yes, if I am getting your intent... a gasket punch on end grin hard wood will punch out aluminum disks if that is what you are asking. My simple gas check maker uses a punch to make disks then the forming die. it works well but is slow compared to...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 09:58 PM
    I don't shoot black but had a shooting partner that was nuts over it. Ignition's the thing. He used a very small charge of Red Dot in some, moved up to slower burners like 4759, tried three "strike anywhere" match heads under the black, tried a...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 09:42 PM
    You can but they'll be really distorted and may not give the accuracy you need. Normally you can get by with .005" and they'll do all right but that's really pushing the envelope. When nose first sizing, you're actually swaging the bullet. It...
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  • NoZombies's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 08:04 PM
    An adjustable core mold is sufficient, since the swaging die will do the work of giving the bullet it's shape anyways. I've messed a lot with PC'ing a core and then sawging it. It just plain works.
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  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 06:53 PM
    My five inch full lug has the same pivot pin problem. I have not yet worked up the nerve to use a brass punch yet. The three in stainless pin comes out with a push from a finger. Tony
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 05:32 PM
    As maturity dawned upon me, the notion of beating my hands all to flinders shooting magnum revolvers lost its luster. The 41s went down the road, and 90% of my magnum revolver shooting these days gets done with "standard-weight" cast SWCs running...
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    10-17-2018, 05:15 PM
    I have a 2013 edition of Ruger Blackhawk in 30 Carbine. Its internal dimensions are about as perfect as can be--throats are .3085", grooves are .308" right on the dot. Cast bullets sized at .309" shoot very well.
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    10-17-2018, 04:39 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread mountain lion in NH in Our Town
    Government wonks do strange things to help prop up their policy guidelines and long-held beliefs. I saw a bear at night in early 1982 at a mountain homicide scene south of Palm Desert. Cal-DFG insisted that I was mistaken, but I know what I saw...
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    10-17-2018, 03:48 PM
    Post updated with lower prices, and We've got power and Internet now!
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  • NoZombies's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 02:28 PM
    Yes, also the slight misalignment of punch and die can make the sizing non-concentric.
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  • longbow's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 02:17 PM
    "hardening mild for gas check molds" As already asked... is this for hardening gas check maker parts or...? Why would anyone want to harden a mould?
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  • Maven's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 12:40 PM
    walker13, The following was posted on another forum. The shooter is a prime candidate for a Darwin Award: So this "bright fellow" posted this video on YouTube about shooting his 1858 Remington repro from Pietta using Hodgdon Clays smokeless...
    13 replies | 220 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.
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