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    Today, 09:39 AM
    Two "replies" ;) -- FIRST, I pretty much exclusively employ the L. E.Wilson gages. I do not know re other calibers, but a year or two back a shooting colleague had similar -- not dropping all the way -- result from his Lyman multi-gauge, with some...
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    Today, 09:22 AM
    I do pretty much the same as Largom (Post #12) -- and, in the 30 years-plus using Imperial (now purveyed by Redding) I've yet to have a stuck or dented case! Benefits of using the Imperial lub include: Running cases through a die -- whether...
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    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    Again tried sending a PM, but site indicates your mailbox is too filled?
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    Yesterday, 05:47 PM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread TV repairs in Our Town
    I am in concert with Traffer's post (#15). We had SAME problem with a Samsung t.v., not all that old. For the first several minutes, too, sound was AOK... then, garbled. To be OCD, I plugged a DVD player in it's input, so there was no way there'd...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:21 AM
    In terms of storage, I bought the blue plastic boxes from MidwayUSA which I believe were made for that purpose, as well as emptied commercial bullet boxes (e.g., from Sierra, Hornady, etc.) from my j-bullet loading. One "trick" I do is placing...
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    12-10-2018, 03:52 PM
    A PM sent... georgerkahn
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    12-09-2018, 04:05 PM
    I am happy to report that I received four PM's from others expressing interest in this Dillon 550, and Huntnman will become its new owner! Thank you to those who responded to this post!
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    12-09-2018, 08:30 AM
    dragon813gt -- Thank you again. I am happy to read your, "Your offer is more than fair and quite the deal". Frankly, the press costs me nothing to just hang on to, and my offer was/is -- not a penny less or more than I gave for it -- exactly what I...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 09:47 PM
    dragon813gt -- Thanks for information; I had not looked up any new prices, so I just checked Dillon web-site. The press ($369), dieset ($68), Strong Mount ($51), Roller handle ($48), Cover ($24), and bullet table ($26) total to $586.00. But, to me...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 04:07 PM
    b money (and/or others) -- A very good shooting buddy of mine named Harold passed not that long ago. He and his wife kept their heads figuratively above water with two S S retirement cheques coming. Upon passing, Anne -- his widow -- had but one,...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 08:31 PM
    After too many years of frozen feet -- I finally learned a "secret". To wit, TWO pairs of socks makes all the difference in the world. Get a pair of thin, poly socks from a ski center or sporting goods store. They're not cheap -- the ones I use...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 08:21 PM
    For what its worth, I had a similar paradigm, and using a Tiger Saw (Rockwell version of Sawzall) the blade I was using kept on getting coated with the lead, so it only worked for a short order before it stopped cutting. Only store open with blades...
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    12-04-2018, 10:56 PM
    xbeeman412 replied to a thread xbeeman412 update in Our Chapel
    jusy a quick in. Took food via the tube 2 times today.I am home and the tummy hurts and will fora few days. Thanks again for the prayers.
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    12-04-2018, 09:17 AM
    One of my "dis-likes" about this tool is when taking apart loaded rounds, the bullet ends up on bottom along with the powder. Most of the time powder is stuck to the lub in cast bullet grooves as well. And -- vis either static electricity or...
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    12-03-2018, 08:11 PM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Slip sinker mold in Our Town
    I do cast quite a variety of fishing sinkers, with Do-It being the maker of most of my moulds. Regardless, two great sources of wire, more moulds, and even the pre-formed inserts are Netcraft in Ohio -- www.jannsnetcraft.com -- and Barlow's Tackle...
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    12-03-2018, 05:56 PM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread factory ammo in Factory Rifles
    I am sorry for your failures! Few things can be so troublesome as hearing a click instead of a bang -- but, I believe we all can be thankful you were not in a self-defense situation when you found some to be duds. If it was me, I'd both eMail...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    12-03-2018, 08:44 AM
    A BIG double re warnings posted re weight. A fairly local couple, two years ago, were using a turkey fryer to melt lead when -- I do not know the exact details -- other than it spilled over as a leg went out -- and the lady sustained quite severe...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    12-03-2018, 08:23 AM
    I will be privileged to purchase this: RCBS .44-165 bullet mould and handles georgerkahn PM to follow PM attempt: My attempt to PM payment request info was interceded with the site message, "Ohio Rusty has exceeded their stored private...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    12-02-2018, 10:35 AM
    Imho, the conditions of storage are most important, too. A gentleman who was in advanced years when I knew him -- an Australian fellow named George S. -- spent his gainful-employ years on United Kingdom vessels -- through two wars. He told me the...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    12-02-2018, 10:17 AM
    Sounds like awesome, hard to find brass, from an awesome seller at a GREAT price! If my supply of U S .30 Carbine brass wasn't a tad past "excessive" ;) -- I'd had jumped on this yesterday! Which... sounds like it's worthy of a Sunday morning...
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  • SWANEEDB's Avatar
    12-01-2018, 05:16 PM
    Have 543 pcs new 30 carbine brass, 451 is RP, 92 is Starline, $112.00 shipped. Post an 'I'll take it" followed up with a PM with your mailing info. USA only, payment by good pers check or USPS M/O, no p-pal.
    1 replies | 180 view(s)
  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    12-01-2018, 09:11 AM
    On the Titan Reloading email update list, a reference on primers is its main theme for their (Dennis's) December newsletter. Wowsers! Quite a well-written, most informative article referenced, which was written by Tom Mchale for Guns America...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    12-01-2018, 09:01 AM
    I, too, am an aficionado of the olllld .22s, having a few in my safe. My two cents to the thread is questioning the "advantage" of having large capacity magazines to these, which -- just to ME -- ain't (sic) necessarily so! Albeit I'm an old...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    11-30-2018, 03:52 PM
    I acquired a few really-junk dies a while back -- years ago. They ARE already threaded 7/8"-14; unscrew the smaller parts from the die, and you have a nice "sleeve" to hold a 1/4" machine bolt, the head at die's bottom, with the ability to use said...
    36 replies | 1653 view(s)
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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