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    Today, 06:37 AM
    That reminds me of one of the things I like best about the 310 arrangement... since they only neck size, it is frequently possible to do a "work around" for calibers Lyman never intended. My current personal favorite is the Maynard 1873 cartridge...
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    Yesterday, 09:33 PM
    Kowa... or Unertl of course Unertl is pricy so here is a Kowa link http://shop.opticsplanet.com/kowa-spottingscopes.html?gclid=CMWdiNLf1cECFZc2aQodSHsAjA
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    Yesterday, 08:43 AM
    In the schuetzen game using old pre-1900 single shot rifles with soft steel barrels, 4759 has long been preferred by many shooters because of the totality of its burning pattern (heat, pressure curve, position insensitivity, etc etc.) The other...
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    Yesterday, 08:32 AM
    I've never seen the 1st edition, but bought his 2nd edition which he released after the 44 Mag came out and I found it to be very informative. One thing about old Elmer, he wasn't shy about letting you know just what he thought. You might also...
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    Yesterday, 08:28 AM
    +1 to this^ My 1920s vintage Heavy Frame Target (I-frame, 6" bbl 22) rides nicely in holster sold for a Model 35, and my little I-frame snubbies can be found riding around in holsters originally designed for Chief's Specials. If the holster is...
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    Yesterday, 08:19 AM
    The big factor here is the range at which the bullet will be shot. If your desire is 50 foot (or even yard) paper punching, then by all means go with the collar button or a little short mould. On the other hand, these light (but short and fat)...
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    10-28-2014, 10:21 PM
    For my groups outside to outside with either calipers or tape measure. no I dont subtract the bullet diameter usually.
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    10-28-2014, 09:24 AM
    Well another Pacific Pistol Measure™ showed up at my house this weekend. That makes 4 so far, but each with only a single rotor. I'm beginning to need an intervention... either that or I need to get into the shop and start making a bunch of new...
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    10-28-2014, 09:11 AM
    I sure wish they still supported the screw-in model. In fact, a screw-in model with a bronze or steel body and handle for durability would be pretty close to my dream priming tool. It's compact, has sufficient leverage to do the job, and has...
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    10-28-2014, 09:03 AM
    Just a quick correction to my previous. Somewhere about the time I got going with the 321232 I started using a 25-1 mix of pure lead and tin for all of my rifle bullets. I think this gave me a good size out of the mould with little to no sizing...
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    10-28-2014, 08:13 AM
    Yeah, I say nice deer Sir, My son would love to get him in his sights. Was texting with the other evil boolit brother and Bjornb looks like soon Bertha will be back up and running again woohoo.
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    10-27-2014, 11:42 PM
    I start all of my 32-40 load development with light charges of 4759 (yeah, I know it's been discontinued and I'm bummed out. I'm down to about 5-6 pounds of it. :( ) My starting load in fixed ammo is somewhere around 13.2 grains or so, and that...
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    10-27-2014, 09:33 PM
    hmm I have been seeing some interesting comments relating to this thread/topic in various post about the "Net". Interesting, to say the least, and not too sure how to interupt some of them. Soo I will move to a more pleasant Topic / thread drift...
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    10-27-2014, 07:56 PM
    Well, I was just wondering why you were dejected for getting what you asked for. Anyway, anybody with a smiling picture of a Britt can't be all bad, so let me mention a couple of good bullets you might want to hunt up. I've read somewhere (and...
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    10-27-2014, 10:01 AM
    Let's see, the first three numbers on the mould are three one nine, and Lyman cuts their moulds one or two thousandths large to allow for minimal sizing if you need to true them up. Three hundred and nineteen thousandths plus a couple gives... ...
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    10-27-2014, 08:28 AM
    So R5R you think that a differant lube such as LBT blue would produce less deviation and prevent the flyers
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    10-26-2014, 04:05 PM
    On the other hand, if I could find a Flat Top in 327 Fed Mag and the traditional 6 shots... :roll: Froggie
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    10-26-2014, 03:57 PM
    It may be too late now to repeat this, but when the school where I was teaching went for more digital AV stuff, they discarded an old painted steel, 4 drawer cabinet that had held filmstrips rolled up in cans. It is just about perfect for my...
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    10-24-2014, 02:07 PM
    I hear what everyone is talking about every 30 seconds of my life in the Military. 53 and still serving in uniform yes the younger crew with the wrapped up in the M4 concept and shoooting at 50 yards, and all the tacticool BS. Yes I fully understand...
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    10-24-2014, 01:04 PM
    Yep got one currently , it will make a fine pry bar outside that ohhh NO. Seen several of them inconsistant I have never seen one shoot well always replaced them. The words Shaw and quality used together will get you physically hurt in my...
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    10-23-2014, 11:07 AM
    Right now I have two stocks that i am doing. One is for the XCB that foream is 3 and 1/2 " wide the other is my son's Browning BBR (thumbhole hunting style narrow forearm I'm extending his length of pull). I will at a later date get two of the...
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    10-23-2014, 10:33 AM
    Yeah and I have seen some really amazing groups shot in the standing position with a sling too.
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    10-23-2014, 08:35 AM
    Brad I added a link above on the orginal post on how to make your own shield Hope it helps.
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    10-23-2014, 08:16 AM
    Gear, Pretty sure your forearm is too narrow for your rest to clamp in look at theses items: http://www.accurateshooter.com/gear-reviews/front-sleds-stabilize-sporters-and-ars/ now for the accessory rail aka t-rail:...
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    10-23-2014, 07:57 AM
    Btroj Beat the mirage with sun shades for your scope. Ever wonder why some target rifle have a full length Shade on the scopes that reach all the way to the end of the barrel? Another way is a strap that hooks on to the barrel and action designed to...
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    10-22-2014, 07:55 PM
    Are the 30 Carbine dies marked by caliber or by code number? Froggie
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    10-21-2014, 08:45 PM
    Since I load my 32 S&W L for both an I-frame Smith as well as my Ruger and S&W (custom) 327s, I load them to very mild target levels. I like a 95-100 gr SWC over about 1.8-2.2 gr of Bullseye. My 327s get a big NOE 125 gr PB version of the old 3118...
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    10-21-2014, 08:29 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread First Lyman Mold in Cast Boolits
    Welcome to the dark side! Now you know why so many knowledgeable casters cherish and hold onto their classic Ideal moulds. :cbpour: Froggie
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    10-21-2014, 06:40 PM
    Pete I spoke to Hodgen about this powder in their experiance it is the best in the 30-06, the burn rate explains why they only list a few cartridges. Now they don't list anything nor advise for 308 Win (Yes folks Hornday has ammo for it but they...
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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