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    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    They aren't pinned!!!
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    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    Well, there's a blast from the past! No, I haven't seen any posts from Otonel after that. He did some good work. I wonder how well they shot? Longbow
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  • BD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    The .450 Bushmaster is the .45 ACP of the big bore AR-15s. Brass life appears to be nearly as long, (load it until it gets too short), happy with a wide variety of powders, accepts a wide variety of projectiles, low pressure for it's class, and very...
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    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    Just today put in two tomatoes, four peppers, three eggplants, three basil plants, chives, and cukes. Very small space largely given herbs. The oregano and the mint are next to each other, the oregano is winning! Sage didn't make last winter,...
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    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    Yes, but the UPS left the box out in the rain, it was broken and most of the small parts were gone. I did get one put together and am using it. The broken one is essentially useless. The bottom is the same as both the new and the old, and that is...
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  • Blammer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    I would recommend the Ruger American rifle. Mag fed, light, mine is very accurate, and easy on the wallet. :)
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  • Blammer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
    needle nose pliers, tip gc sideways, grab, pull out, easy peasy.
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    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    Maven replied to a thread Who, What, When and WHY in Our Town
    Been to Fuessen and Neuschwanstein with my son years ago. Beautiful country and excellent beer! Btw, you can get King Ludwig Hefeweizen on occasion here in NY + it's not a bad beer for the money.
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    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    Why would a five groove be any different? They drill the hole, ream it and hone it and that's your bore. So it would have the same bore as 4/6/etc groove barrels. Micro Groove is slightly different. All you need is a V block to use with you mic...
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    Yesterday, 04:05 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread 32-20 bullits in Cast Boolits
    I use pin gauges to measure revolver throat diameters. Most machine shops have such tools, and some may be willing to gauge your revolver's throats at nominal cost. I don't pay much attention to bore and groove diameters any more, and concentrate...
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    Yesterday, 03:56 PM
    None of my currently-owned 38 Specials are built for use of +P ammunition, so I got out of loading the stuff when my last capable example went down the road 10+ years ago. The small amount of +P 38 ammo I had on hand got run through one of the 357s...
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    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    By all means--PLEASE breed them! :-)
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    Yesterday, 02:44 PM
    I have had very similar results from my chronography of the W-W, R-P, and F-C versions of this load. I believe this load to be the single-best 38 Special loading carried in harm's way, and it would be my choice in this venue. Have a look at the...
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    Yesterday, 09:26 AM
    I have to agree with you Lloyd. Razor Dobbs killed two cape buffaloes with a 5 inch barreled Sig 1911 in 10mm. He had through and through penetration on both of them and was using, I believe, Sledgehammer hard cast. I watched it on video and can...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:39 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    Except for antiques and C&R to a licensee. Sounds like all of these may qualify for one or the other. If you have a functioning 32 S&W PM me - only 50+ years old for C&R.
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:04 AM
    Yikes! I'm afraid I'd just stay curious... or get someone to bore the mould out to bore diameter. I am too cheap for that! Longbow
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  • longbow's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 11:57 PM
    And a good choice it looks to have been! And looks a good time was had by all... except for the pigs that is.
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    04-20-2018, 08:55 PM
    Yeah... BP! I used to load Lyman 457124's (385 gr.) for my 1895 over as much FFFg as I could get in the case. Lots of fun! Lots of boom! Lots of flash! Lots of smoke! Lots of nice BP aroma! Not a lot of recoil. But do clean up brass and gun after. ...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 05:53 PM
    98% of my rifle castings get the No. 1 Mk III eyeball exam throughout the process, and I am a kinda unforgiving of flaws I see on a bullet. I did scale some #225438 bullets for a 22 Hornet test series I ran in 2014, and shot some fairly impressive...
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    04-20-2018, 05:05 PM
    FOR SALE Burris AR 132 red dot. $150 SHIPPED.
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    04-20-2018, 05:01 PM
    Pleasure doing business with you sir. Hope to see some pics, come hunting season.
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 03:10 PM
    If by "Lyman 200 grain SWC" you mean #452460, then YES I have run it through a Glock 21 successfully. The slide cycle had a bit of a hiccup with it and with an H&G #68 clone (also a 200 grain SWC). These both were seated with .020" of the bullets'...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 10:51 AM
    I usually loaded mine down to .45-70 levels. With Rugers, you may want to check if it was a model where the bolt locks when on safety, or not. I had a .338 WM that didn't, and found when in rough brushy terrain, the bolt could be pulled open...
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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