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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 AM
    Not only that but a bigger verity of ammo in bullet weight and can even buy reduced recoil ammo for it. If you want to shoot cast theres no doubt that a .30 cal is superior to a 7mm. Then in identical rifles the fact the bore is bored to 308 means...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:48 AM
    could be the stock composition. I know my montana is Kevlar stocked. Also the action is trimmed up quite a bit and all excessive metal is removed. If one is cheaper then the other it could be why. I know my 22 inch montana 308 has a 22 inch barrel...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 08:02 AM
    308 would be my first choice. I have one in a stainless model 7 and one in a Kimber montana. the montana is feather light for a 22 inch gun. lighter then the 7 by quite a bit. that said the rem was about have the price and shoots better. Kimbers are...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 07:56 AM
    Yup ive gotten pails of ww with an inch of dirty nasty oil and hundreds of tire stems and an couple hundred cigarette buts. Just stay down wind till it quits smoking!
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 07:50 AM
    If your talking collecting in the primer catch containers on my presses then yes there collectable.
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    06-18-2018, 07:49 AM
    im kind of lucky. My next door neighbor has a set up to sharpen chains for the loggers on there saws and processors and does it kind of as a side job. All I have to do is drop them off and walk across the road and pick them up when there done.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 07:44 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Sos ! in Cookin' Recipe's
    I really like it but to be honest most of the time just make sausage gravy. SOS can be made the same way. Just substitute chipped beef for the sausage. I actually like sos more then I do sausage gravy but I make my own sausage and allways have a...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 07:41 AM
    Had a meal to die for. Both in taste and unhealthiness! Wife grilled some beef tenderloin on the grill and made me some shrimp (she cant stand it) sauted in two sticks of real butter some garlic and put on angel hair pasta. that pasta dish is...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-14-2018, 07:18 AM
    I use them loading 5.56 and I use them on 9mm, 40 and 45acp ammo. Ive never seen leading caused by them in those guns and have seen no degrading of accuracy. I have though in roll crimp versions for the 41,44,45 ect and in them if I want a 4th...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-14-2018, 06:53 AM
    aa9 like 110 likes pressure to burn properly. Its not a great powder for lower pressure use. Great powder for any mag pistols and rounds like the 10mm, 50 beo and the 22 hornet. It is one of my used powders.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-14-2018, 06:47 AM
    I guess im wrong. I was just going by what I was told on here back when I started using pc. that and my 9mm testing showed velocitys about identical to my jacketed loads which run a bit slower then convetionaly lubed cast bullets. I never did chrono...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-13-2018, 08:16 AM
    I guess if chev was willing to fix my truck with its 10 years old id say they had a good warrantee too even if it weren't in writing.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-13-2018, 08:09 AM
    does dougguy have a web site or does someone have contact info. Ive got a 9mm m&p that could stand to be throated a bit too.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-13-2018, 08:06 AM
    star all the way. Use one once and you wont need an explanation.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-13-2018, 08:02 AM
    just take it easy on it. Do big jobs at a slower pace. Run it hard with its short duty cycle and it might not hold up. But for welding little jobs like your mower deck it should be just fine. I had a 125 amp Lincoln 110vt welder. I did have problems...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 02:24 PM
    Ill refrain in the future from trying to chemicaly break down gas and paint to get lead to cast bullets:kidding:
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-10-2018, 07:26 AM
    ill try anything. im flexsealable
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-10-2018, 07:15 AM
    sutherpride59 hit it on the head. Brass holds heat so mold temps tend to not go up and down as much while casting and its MUCH more durable then aluminum. Personaly my favorite molds hands down are quality steel molds like ballistic cast and H&G but...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-10-2018, 07:12 AM
    I don't doubt lead vapors from fuels ect can be abosorbed but I would have to guess if you buried a couple one lb ingots in your garden it would take many years for it to break down (if ever) to the point that plants absorbed it.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-10-2018, 06:41 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Primers???? in Our Town
    federal are my first choice for dependablility (easy to set off even with guns that have action work) and they've in most cases been the best for accuracy too. Winchester would come in second with cci a close third. Rem takes up the back. Might not...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-10-2018, 06:35 AM
    already repercusions. Went to the gun shop yesterday that's 50 miles away that run my what I call the ninja brothers. I was in there two week ago looking at guns and yesterday the price on all three guns that I was interested in was up 10-20 bucks....
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-10-2018, 06:30 AM
    like me a blt. I eat mostly wheat bread but a blt has to be on white.
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    06-10-2018, 06:28 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread ATV or UTV? in Our Town
    yup I caved the side of my truck in one night bow hunting. Came home and told the wife I was either getting a razor or a jeep. Next day went and bought a new o9 razor for 14k with the add ons. Two weeks later bought a 2000 jeep wrangler for 8k. Had...
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    06-10-2018, 06:21 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread ATV or UTV? in Our Town
    we had an argo 8 wheeler at work. Biggest pos ive ever seen. It was contantly either broke or chains were out of adjustment and it pulled one way or the other. Road like **** and was loud. Was cool to cross water in though. We had a stretch of...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 09:49 AM
    first sights I had on my 9mm AR was a set of the cheap steel ones off ebay that reviewers raved about. Threw away 30 bucks. First time out the rear sight fell apart.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 09:46 AM
    ive done it both ways. Ive never had a need to turn necks after using 757 and if using 6mm I make sure to lube the inside of the case neck. No need to remove the pin. Just run them through the 257 sizing die check the length to see if they need to...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 09:38 AM
    I use my 500 linebaugh! Nothing can be shot to dead!
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 07:53 AM
    I sure wouldn't do it unless the gun told me it needed it. I do shoot a box or two of jacketed bullet through a new handgun and then clean the barrel before shooting lead. I have fire lapped rifle barrels (not to shoot cast) mostly they were problem...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 07:49 AM
    going to be tough to beat your 22/45 for anywhere near the money.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 07:47 AM
    yup the ones we used were cast steel with a galvanized coating. I know at one time they did use lead though. But I'm 62. was a lineman most of my life and it was before my time.
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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