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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 07:10 PM
    LOOKS :) :) :) like I scored one -- traded for bolt carrier group Thanks. geo
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    10-19-2018, 09:49 AM
    I will be privileged to purchase these. 375 pcs - .44 Special only = $85 shipped PM to follow. georgerkahn Payment edit: Funds sent via PayPal as requested. geo
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    10-18-2018, 05:35 PM
    I have two of these Lyman 311-291, which as you know is a 170 grain, Gas Check mould, using a #465 top punch in the Lyman 450 lub sizer. I have a few firearms in both .30WCF as well as .30 Remington, and this bullet fits and works fairly well in...
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    10-18-2018, 02:12 PM
    I started out with Brownell's Marvelux ( and really liked it. I then read that this product does some...
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    10-15-2018, 06:54 PM
    Working for a plumber in college years (doing more "sewer" than "plumber".. but that's not germane to this) -- we repaired many old lines with Oakum and lead. The Oakum was a fantastic black fly repellent, and the lead he used was alllmost pure. I...
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    10-14-2018, 04:12 PM
    A bit of update: Had the barium swallow test last week and next will be the upper GI with the camera down the stomach date hasent been set yet. HAve put myself on a full liquid diet as I am unable to eat more than a few bites and am full. 2...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 07:02 AM
    I was in want of a mould for .348 Win a few years back, and landed a quite inexpensive mould on eBay: LYMAN 350447 .348 Win. 200 gr. 1-cavity mould (FNGC) -- #447 top punch. The only down-size is the comparative slowness of the single cavity mould...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 06:49 AM
    Some queries provide clear answers; yours is one of many which may be a tad "cloudy" -- with *MY* opinion there is a lot dependent upon circumstance. The BATFE has armor piercing (AP) ammo defined at...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 05:17 PM
    Kudos and thanks for sharing your data! I am about to start -- my next loading project -- a (coffee) can or two -- of cast bullet .44 S&W Special cartridges, and hence, find your report most enlightening. Much appreciated! geo
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    10-12-2018, 09:47 AM
    Have you looked at the oilers for 1903 Springfields, etc.? Gun Parts Corp (aka Numrich) purveys them -- -- with them regularly appearing on popular auction sites at roughly one-half, and less, of this...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 09:35 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread 1941 Win 94 in Leverguns
    I concur 100% with Texas by God re IMR3031. This is my "go to" powder for most of my "older" firearms, 'specially levers in several different calibers. It works, for me, great in .30WCF, .30 Remington; .32W Spec., .32Remington;.... up to,...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 01:46 PM
    I like them both, but for accurate shooting -- e.g., MY better scores -- I prefer the canvas. This is for one reason, being I fold it over my left arm for off-hand shooting, with the sling now extremely tight -- which seems to cut wobble immensely!...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 01:29 PM
    Until yesterday I had an even forty; two new ones came in yesterday's post -- both from Group Buys -- so my total d'jour is 42. geo
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 08:54 AM
    Also a hunter-safety instructor, I agree 101% with this -- well written, and well said! geo
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 04:54 PM
    I have rifles chambered in both in .30WCF ("30-30 Winchester") and .30-30 Remington (Remington model 8, and model 14 in this caliber). It is indeed my bullet of choice for the .30 Remingtons, and surely is a reliable, hit where you aim, slug in the...
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    10-08-2018, 04:49 PM
    Best wishes with your Lee mould! I have had a Colt Mustang, CZ27, Sig 230, Beretta 1934, and a fifth .380 I cannot recall manufacturer of, and in my experience, the bullet weight was not an issue.. I've cast and shot from 95 to 135 grain no...
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    10-07-2018, 07:50 AM
    For general plinking/shooting in several .380s, a mould which produced working bullets for me is the Lyman 356-632, purportedly dropping 100 gr. RNFP bullets, which I put through the Lyman 450 lub-sizer using plain-Jane Lyman hollow lub sticks, with...
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    10-02-2018, 07:07 AM
    Thanks -- my search begins -- the address *I* got is John or Kori Ann Holbrook, 3300 South Mellonville Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32773-9664. With that is a twenty U S dollar increase to a sixty-five dollar ante. Perhaps they moved to The Sunshine...
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  • xbeeman412's Avatar
    10-01-2018, 09:55 PM
    I have land so time to branch out.
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    10-01-2018, 07:07 PM is where in the last 6 weeks we have brought 90 rounds..30 just rounds and 60 silver eagles since we had xtra $$$ to spend cause we arent doing...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    10-01-2018, 05:09 PM
    Thanks. What "sold me" is NOT the "feared M1 thumb" -- I've read, heard, and believe that 99.9% or so of these occur totally due to operator -- not the rifle -- error in not having it open all the way; and/or while cleaning the rifle. Moot point....
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    10-01-2018, 04:32 PM
    A janitor in building I worked in had similar, if not identical problem, with petrol siphoned out of his GMC truck, followed by perps actually drilling a hole in (I don't remember) either his fuel tank or a line to it after he purchased and...
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    10-01-2018, 04:21 PM
    Having recently purchased a (Winchester) M1 Garand, a fellow shooting a similar rifle at range had purchased and installed a "Holbrook Thumb-saver" device which, in operation, makes the M1 behave similarly to an M14. I like it, and upon getting...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    09-30-2018, 07:13 PM
    I share your love of moulds produced by Hensley & Gibbs -- I presently have and use over fifty of their works of art :). My inability to find the "right" mould in a variety not in my wee H&G stable forced a similar question for me, brass vs...
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    09-30-2018, 06:34 AM
    Also happy you sustained no injuries, your experience has really piqued my curiosity as to its cause. I agree copper jacketed bullets do sometimes "pop" -- the side-cutter trick is a good one to employ. Some lead pipe joints have compounds in...
    20 replies | 743 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
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