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    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    Gas check took out one of mine also, boolit on the second ,which I think was a subconscious desire to get rid of it.
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    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    What was I thinking!! Or was I thinking!! three 60 lb foundry ingots of pure lead for $100. Heck, probably could have got it for $80. Don't use pure lead much, so passed it by. Heck, I should have bought it, cast into small ingots and sold...
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    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    As said, good comfortable shoes and socks, notepad (you will not remember where that item was, trust me on this!!), I use a fanny pack that also holds bottles of water and granola bars, tylenol if you need it (my age I do), plenty of money (some...
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    Yesterday, 12:00 AM
    Most of my stuff is Craftsman with only a few pieces of snap-on (and I mean few). I'm talking 10-50 year old Craftsman stuff
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    03-18-2018, 06:24 PM
    rockrat replied to a thread will i ever grow up?? in Our Town
    I had one of those that used a freon can. Converted it to compressed air. It was a hoot!! Went thru ALOT of BB's. Friend had it when his house caught fire. End of that
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    03-18-2018, 06:21 PM
    I planted some pumpkins last week. See what happens
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    03-18-2018, 05:36 PM
    Item 2 C124-175-R ???
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    03-18-2018, 11:51 AM
    tdoor4570 replied to a thread WTS Lee dies in Swappin & Sellin
    Item # 4 30-40 Krag dies I will take, check will be in the mail tomorrow. Thank you very much
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    03-18-2018, 11:47 AM
    tdoor4570 replied to a thread WTS Lee dies in Swappin & Sellin
    Item #4 30-40 dies PM sent
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    03-17-2018, 09:46 AM
    Stubshaft speaking of the Asperly Aimless I am having problems with keeping the lube groves attached to the boolit I find them laying on the ground in front of the bench , I have the 30 light speed shoulder buster heavy rifle, a very rare...
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    03-16-2018, 08:53 PM
    ...............I'd picked this mould up many moons ago and haven't even warmed it up yet. I'm in the process now of inventorying all my moulds and would like to know what this one is supposed to be. Looks like a 30/31 cal, maybe 160/180 gr RNGC. ...
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    03-15-2018, 11:59 AM
    Had a curiosity about me after watching the neighbor load shotgun shells on his machine for his competitions. Think I was about 8 at the time. Fast forward about 9 years and found a few guns deep in the closet that had belonged to my Father. Too...
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    03-15-2018, 11:54 AM
    Thanks Larry for the write-up.
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    03-15-2018, 01:01 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread My USPS story. in Our Town
    ................As life continues on I've been selling of some unused firearms and other gun related odds 'n' ends the past several months. I had an 01 FFL for close to 20 years, but that was used for 'Receiving' :-) and there wasn't any shipping...
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    03-14-2018, 11:25 PM
    rockrat replied to a thread WTB Dillon 1050 in Swappin & Sellin
    How much for the 1050 autodrive?
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    03-14-2018, 02:04 AM
    .................This is a PS: to the above, I sure wish that somehow, someway the powers that be would jump out there and re-release a flatbolt version again in original chamberings! I'd buy one or two of'em. This one is chambered 38-55 and...
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    03-14-2018, 01:51 AM
    .................Well, ya know as they say, "Back in the day", Marlin DID make lightweight versions they called (oddly enough) Light Weight models. I'd bought an old Marlin baseline model (26" oct bbl, full length mag, crescent buttplate) for a very...
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    03-14-2018, 01:13 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread New Toy in 45 Colt in Leverguns
    ................I also have one. It's a rifle, 24" octagon bbl, blued, colorcased. Steve E recommended some heavy cast slugs for it and I can also recommend them. I like the RCBS 45-270 SWC, and have also used the Lee 458-340F (lube-size...
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    03-14-2018, 12:23 AM
    ..............Looks like you have it shooting :-) Knowing how those iron sights are, that's some smart shooting and adding in the 'Match Grade Trigger' it's downright amazing at 100 yards. Nice landscape BTW. My Dad lives in Pima, AZ down the road...
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    03-14-2018, 12:10 AM
    SPF to historicfirearms
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    03-13-2018, 07:38 PM
    rockrat replied to a thread 25-45 sharps in Military Rifles
    I have a 25-45 sharps barrel, but haven't put it on an upper yet. Bought some Speer TNT bullets to try in it.
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    03-13-2018, 03:24 PM
    Have 5 extra dies. .311", .312", .3785",.458" and .460". $25 each or all five for $100. Shipping not included. Dies will need to be cleaned before use. USPS MO please. U.S. only
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    03-12-2018, 03:12 AM
    ............The actions are stout, and I've found no accuracy issue with them so long as the barrel & chamber are reasonable :-) The above is a M95 I converted to 30-40 Krag. Group fired at Winnemucca, NV. Very first 'For Effect' group...
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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