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    Yesterday, 12:59 AM
    Card wads work. I make mine with a drill press and a sharpened .357 case and whatever dense cardboard is around. Been doing that for years and about 6 moths ago, I found a Fred Cornell wad cutter for the .38 that I forgot I had. Sure makes life...
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    Yesterday, 12:54 AM
    No, think these are made from cantobtanium. Had one of our mechanical engineers call that out on his stuff all the time and I had to go out and buy it. Drove me nuts./beagle
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 09:24 PM
    Good job Waco, love watching your videos!
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    11-14-2018, 07:17 PM
    That sounds like a fun day of shooting, maybe two!
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  • beagle's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 02:09 PM
    I've seen a small rod with a lead "knob" on one end used on those to act as a follower. Same with the old Star reloaders./beagle
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    11-14-2018, 02:06 PM
    I solved that problem a long time ago. I found some bolts with the same thread as the die (1/4 X 28 TPI as I recall), cut the heads off to the approximate length as the original rod, turned them flat on the non-threaded end and kept on swaging. ...
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    11-13-2018, 08:01 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Time to stock up in Our Town
    Well, they're hanging on the back of my range shed now./beagle
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    11-13-2018, 07:58 PM
    Talk with your local phone repair tech....the guy that climbs the pole. I had the same problem when I moved here and AT&T said land line. I was way the heck out in the sticks. I was desperate and said okay and got an additional number. The tech...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    11-13-2018, 11:50 AM
    Bill I think you have figured out what happened, eye opening experience! About a decade ago I moved my powder magazine probably 12 feet from my scale and press, only one bottle of powder on the bench at a time for single stage, and one bottle feet...
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    11-12-2018, 09:39 PM
    I think you meant to say "less" powder capacity than the whole 308 family of cartridges. 243-260-7-08 and 308 all hold more water. The parent case for the Creedmoor was the 30TC, that die would get the 308 shoulder pushed back within about .020 of...
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    11-12-2018, 08:24 PM
    The current 2400 is extruded, very small sticks similar to 4227
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    11-12-2018, 02:14 PM
    As a point of interest, seems as if I read an article some years back on experimental "jungle model" M1903s that the Army experimented with in Panama way back when. These were done at one of the government arsenals and a limited number were...
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    11-12-2018, 12:46 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Deer scent attractants in Our Town
    No matter what you do, you will not fool the nose of a buck or bull. You just need to play the wind game with them, and hope you win. There is a particular bush in front of my cabin that I pee on daily. Been trying to kill it for years. The deer...
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    11-12-2018, 12:28 PM
    Take a fired case, and slip a bullet in the neck. There should be slight resistance. That is what you are looking for. You aren't fitting a bullet to the bore, you need it to fit the throat.
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    11-11-2018, 01:38 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread deer skinning made easy in Our Town
    Problem is, most times you won't get back your own meat. They do them in big batches. While you may have taken perfect field care of your deer, you are just as likely to get back some of Bubba's gut shot hairy mess.
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    11-11-2018, 01:30 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Bad lot of primers? in Cast Boolits
    When I get FTF in a batch of primers, I always check to see if I have a broken firing pin. Since you had misfires in two firearms, I'd say they are defective.
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    11-11-2018, 01:27 PM
    I always cast frosty boolits. I like them.
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    11-11-2018, 01:25 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Lost all my data in Cast Boolits
    A good lesson for everyone, especially businesses. So many businesses don't keep hard copy records anymore. Major computer disruption, all the info is gone. Stores can't even make change anymore with electricity out.
    69 replies | 2572 view(s)
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    11-10-2018, 11:13 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Sabot for 308 Shoots 223 in Swaging
    Remington Accelerators available in 308, 30-06 and 30-30 so you could shoot gophers in the Spring using your favorite hunting rifle.
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  • beagle's Avatar
    11-09-2018, 03:23 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Bad lot of primers? in Cast Boolits
    Always been the gun in my case and no telling how many I have popped in the last 60 years. Occasionally, I'll get one but it's normally years apart. Ray, it's a conspiracy. The liberals are sending them up there just to stir you up./beagle
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    11-09-2018, 03:19 PM
    beagle started a thread Time to stock up in Our Town
    Now that the election is over, it's time to clean the roadsides of campaign signs. They make darn fine quickly installed target holders. In our country, the losers remove the signs but there are always plenty missed. Enough to last until the next...
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    11-07-2018, 11:04 PM
    Newtire replied to a thread Impulse Buy! in Our Town
    You bet John. Make sure you get on my team for the board shoot. 16" qualifies it for a rifle.
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  • beagle's Avatar
    11-07-2018, 09:39 PM
    My wife had a snub nosed .38 Special Taurus one time. I shot it several times and was unable to hit a 5 gallon plastic bucket with it at 25 yards. Her brother had to have it and offered her $100. It went home with him./beagle
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    11-07-2018, 09:30 PM
    I had a 10" Bullberry in .256. Great shooter. I used it for plinking on the 100 yard berm off sandbags while I was in my Contender mode. Think I have cast data I can share if you want to PM me and arrange exchange of e-mail addresses. Getting...
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    11-07-2018, 09:20 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Impulse Buy! in Our Town
    I have had the rare privilege to see the terminal effects of the New Jersey's 16 inchers in Viet Nam. We were flying along the DMZ and got an artillery advisory on the Guard channel and pulled back a little. In a few minutes there were huge...
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    11-07-2018, 07:06 PM
    Newtire started a thread Impulse Buy! in Our Town
    Got carried away at the gun show last weekend. Gonna be hard to sneak this one into the house. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSgxpZD2qRw
    36 replies | 1276 view(s)
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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