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    Today, 05:48 AM
    Keep a little downward pressure on the rod in the case and the primer in the pocket and you will not set one off.
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    02-22-2021, 09:06 AM
    I jist used to use my teeth! Now I put’ Em in a glass besides me at night. Nawhhh I just use pliers and a shell holder or primer tool. The powder all sticks to the lube in a inertia puller and then it gums up me powder thrower after that....
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    02-22-2021, 08:51 AM
    I use a block of lead to place my Lee loader on and hammer with a lead hammer. Takes the noise out of whacking them. I hand seat my bullets in the case after starting them in the mouth and pressing down on the seater with a twisting motion if...
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    02-22-2021, 04:14 AM
    Seating long with a milder load will keep the rim on the breach face and bullet in the lands helping to keep it from moving forward and stretching and keeping them concentric to the bore. If you are saying the brass stretches fatter at the web line...
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    02-20-2021, 05:45 AM
    Nice. So you ground the top flat face that used to hit the action above the firing pin back so it would hit the firing pin now without the transfer bar in it.yes? Looks like a good mod when my transfer bar dies one day. It still lets the firing...
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    02-17-2021, 08:26 AM
    Ummm Castbullets Bullseye to 4895 Find a load that will do something. Haven’t tried everything but everything I’ve tried has worked so far. Jaxketted prolly 4895 . Once read you could debullet a 308 commercial round and pour the powder up to...
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    02-16-2021, 03:41 AM
    Well done. I had a real freckle twitching feeling; ponying up to a big one with grandpa’s single shot boys rifle.Winchester 1902or 1904. I snuck away and left it. I have been more successfull and confident with a repeater or a trombone...
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    02-13-2021, 06:33 PM
    I just bought 3 bricks of cci std 22lr for $70 a brick. Last time it was $50 I think I will buy a very complicated to load single shot 22lr rifle and be done with it. If I don’t waste my ammo I could be right for a while yet.
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    02-13-2021, 09:56 AM
    Well the background story. Hmmm Several thousands 5 maybe rounds ago I got into paper patching and trying to get to the 580 yard gong. I had no luck with gas checks for accuracy with any alloy I would call suitable to shoot anything with. It was...
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    02-11-2021, 08:00 AM
    Could try breachseated cast bullets in a 30-30 schutzen style. Or 357 mag. Casual slow paced. Great accuracy Not hard on shoulders or ears. Great off hand practice or field position. Couple of swabs of Edís red and your done for the day....
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    02-11-2021, 07:07 AM
    I have a set and I find the fls is pretty minimal spec chamber and neck size. The sizing button could be a few thou bigger for cast hence the M DIE. One of these days I’ll hone out a sizer for correct diameter I need. Then they will only make...
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    02-10-2021, 08:28 AM
    I use tapered and heeled bullets. I dip lube pre heated bullets then stand on end to solidify on grease proof paper. Or Just finger seat the healed bullet and wipe the lube with my fingers. 50 at a go. Or as I load and shoot them. I use the...
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    02-08-2021, 05:35 AM
    2 grns in 310 cadet nice mild load my current rook and rifle load. 4.6 grns 178 pope bullet 30-30 more accurate than it ought to be. 3gns Lee soup can 30-30 accurate too at least 100yrds and quiet. Started using bullseye for reduced loads...
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    02-06-2021, 10:35 PM
    Bright Idea Alert 258 bore 268 groove 278 300 into bore Hmmm Maybe try patching 268-270 with lined note pad 2.5 thou or 3thou paper. Fill the free bore /leade up. The act of forcing it into the bore could/would/should size it to bore...
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    02-06-2021, 07:47 PM
    Try patching against the rifling so it wants to come off instead of twist tighter. May help.
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    02-05-2021, 01:42 AM
    Hey next time keep your cool and offer them a treat. They will spit them out for it. If you go gun ho they will run off in play and swallow it just to spite you, no matter what horrible things you say you are going to do them.
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    02-05-2021, 01:35 AM
    If your puppy appears to be a "bit off "then I would suggest going to the vet for an x-ray. My dog has had two stones removed , passed another and threw up one. They will only show signs and need attention and surgery at 2am Sunday morning on a...
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    02-03-2021, 06:51 AM
    Wow a gun writers gun! Has the best trigger.. Shoots exceptional. And flawlessly never misses. I bet every time you take it out things just jump in front of it wanting to be shot. You are a very lucky man to own one. Wish I could find me one...
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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