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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    Today, 04:57 PM
    Thanks for the great responses! I had a hunch using the RV-antifreeze may not be a wise solution.... dang! Every year it seems "worser" for me to go through the winter without this tool/toy! For many, I'm sure it is not thaaat many, but I can...
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    Today, 03:55 PM
    With 11*s last night, and more cold to come/stay in my area, I had very reluctantly drained liquids from my hi-speed Thumler's Tumbler which I regularly use to tumble my brass. So much have I used it, my slo-speed one with walnut shells has been...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 PM
    Mine came with a black plastic "rod" as part of the low-primer warning system -- a blue box containing an assemblage of a AAA battery, micro-switch actuated by a shoulder on plastic rod, and a buzzer. When you're down to but a few primers, the...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM
    Thank you for comments! I have/had done pretty much everything mentioned, and my new "light" may be warpage in the primer slide unit (???) as mentioned by one of responders in Brian's posts. I have no idea if this is the case... but frankly seem...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-13-2018, 10:09 PM
    I have (and use) THREE of these -- all equipped with the Ohaus powder measures of same generation. I have each set up for a particular "fuddy duddy" caliber, with empty powder measure in each having a 3" x 5" card with powder used, amount set for,...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-13-2018, 10:00 PM
    Master teacher, guide, shooter, and reloader Darrel Holland purveys both a complete modified RCBS tool, which -- at over two hundred U S dollars, is a bit out of my budget. https://hollandsgunsmithing.com/product/hollands-perfect-primer-seater/ ...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-13-2018, 09:49 PM
    Doing a run of my-cast 200 Grain SWC bullets in .44 S&W Special, I converted my Dillon 550b to this caliber. Initially, about every third primer would not get in little cup -- this, I noted after very few rounds. I stopped, and took all apart,...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-13-2018, 03:29 PM
    Overkill -- I "hear" your frustration! Where I reside, minimal population is the major "plus" -- putting services including a gunsmith requiring a minimal 75 mile drive... with him so over-booked, four to six months is not out of the unusual wait...
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    11-11-2018, 07:20 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread A lost child. in Our Town
    Thank you for venting/sharing; you indeed have several major challenges. You and your son are now in my prayers, and I wish him, and you, a good resolve. While being ignorant of your paradigm, from what you indicated the "friend" of your son is...
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    11-10-2018, 05:08 PM
    Thanks so much for keeping Me in Your Prayer. Every time I see daylight it turns out its another train coming through the tunnel. The geratic Dr thinks it time to go with a stomch tube feeding and not look back. With the spider bite and all the pain...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-09-2018, 09:59 PM
    I will be privileged to purchase: RCBS 10mm-200-SWC. A nice 200 grain bevel base SWC for the 10mm. This is a quality casting mould that will please any 10mm shooter. $57.00 shipped: PM to follow. georgerkahn Payment edit: Funds sent vis...
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    11-09-2018, 08:46 PM
    Just a hunch -- nothing more other than what I did and seemed to sort of work with similar handles. I used my oxyacetylene torch, and heated them to just-under-glowing temp, dropping the torch to enable moving handles back and forth repeatedly as...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-09-2018, 10:26 AM
    For what it's worth, I've invested in a L. E. Wilson cartridge gage for each caliber I load. Many years ago, I was shooting 10mm in Bullseye competition, and pretty much none of my loads chambered in my pistol -- this, after using an "ammo...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-09-2018, 09:57 AM
    Beagle333, as they say, "hit the nail on the head". Even with hi-tech PIDs , my RCBS Pro-melt and Lyman pots do in fact vary alloy temp enough to alter finished product (bullet) appearance upon their cooling -- sometimes the change being most...
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    11-07-2018, 06:12 PM
    I like your idea! I used to frequent a not-so-local bank to "klept" a couple of their ball-point pens. A larger diameter than most, I discovered that taking out the ink cartridge, and leaving the spring in, is a very discrete, nifty way to carry...
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    11-07-2018, 05:57 PM
    A very heart-in-the-right-place (I hope) addendum to this: Many, many people I've "worked with" through the years "anneal" -- but, very few really do anneal. Brass gets totally ruined by too much heat for too long -- extremely every to easy to do,...
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    11-07-2018, 08:23 AM
    I just received a sales listing from Numrich (Gun Parts Corp) with these listed; at $1.90 each, the price does not appear to be outrageous for the "real McCoy", either....
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-05-2018, 07:09 AM
    Der Gebirgsjage -- very well written perspective -- thank you! Mine have original barrels, but the barrels were not the "issue". I suspect reserving .30WCF loads is an ingenious way to keep these in the "shootable" rank. But, still, should I...
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  • xbeeman412's Avatar
    11-03-2018, 10:06 AM
    Another update: Weight hasent dropped but hasent gone up much in 3 weeks of 1200 cal intake. Decided to change Doctors and have an appointment Tue with a geractic Dr. they deal more with older folks weight loss and may have better answers. Not...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-03-2018, 08:03 AM
    I have but a S&W Model 52, and have been loading/shooting (lots!) 148gn wad-cutters since the mid 1970s. I had read, "The old stand-by load the bullseye shooters used in the 52 and 1911s was 2.7 grns bullseye under a 148 grn hollow based wadcutter....
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  • SWANEEDB's Avatar
    11-02-2018, 04:23 PM
    We have an early one, WW1, American Pin Co, small A on toe. Give us a PM if it is an interest to you. Thanks
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-02-2018, 03:50 PM
    Ditto to what beagle wrote -- I've done exactly the same thing, 'cept I put them on a window screen (same screen I put pin-tumbled, wet brass on to dry) instead of a towel. (Bullets were my own castings I had in garage, and then -- oops -- did some...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-02-2018, 03:40 PM
    I have three very low-numbered rifles in my safe -- two Springfields and one Rock Island. Both Springfields were "sporterized"; the RIA was not -- it's factory -- and none of the three were labeled as "unsafe to shoot". One of the Springfield had...
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    11-01-2018, 02:35 PM
    Midway has these listed, and is presently out of stock. Their description indicates a 3.75" barrel, in a nickel-plated brass frame, having a total weight of one-half pound. I concur that they surely are pleasing to the eye. The whole arena of the...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-01-2018, 02:24 PM
    A fairly local Gander Mountain store was closing, and I spied a CZ Model 452 Varmint in .22 at what appeared to be a great close-out sale price. I put a small bi-pod on it, and added a "Classic Weaver 3-9x rimfire" scope (the one with AO). To say...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-01-2018, 01:53 PM
    (For-warning your post and similar are fodder to be justly deleted by a mod, as this is NOT a discussion thread ;) a simple WTB -- I have PM'd you my reply. geo)
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    10-31-2018, 07:45 PM
    I'm looking for the 2- or 3-piece (.528" AND .532", I believe) go, field, and no-go type set. Replied, partly as a "bump" -- as I'm still hopeful there's a set collecting dust in some member's toolbox. geo
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  • xbeeman412's Avatar
    10-30-2018, 04:57 PM
    money is there
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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"
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