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    12-07-2017, 02:15 AM
    I have a S&W Govenor and have good results with rimmed 45 ACP brass. Shot a lot of 45 Colt and 444 Marlin loaded as 410 shot shells. The 444 Marlin is loaded with a lot of different shot sizes. Have had good results with # 4 buck shot with...
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    12-06-2017, 01:44 AM
    Use a PID to control temperature in a parkising tank. A stainless steel water heater heating element is used to heat to 180 degrees, works very good in maintaining a constant temperature.
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    12-05-2017, 02:21 AM
    Have cut off and TIG welded on a lot of Mauser bolt handles. An aluminum bar internal to the bolt was used as a heat sink. The bolt was cooled after each welding pass. Not hard to do, made an alignment jig to hold the handle in place while making...
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    12-01-2017, 10:28 PM
    Starline made the original 45 Cowboy Action brass but was special order by the original supplier. Starline now sales the brass to the public, a hollow base bullet was used in the original loads of the 45 Cowboy Action loads. They load fine with 45...
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    11-29-2017, 11:26 PM
    Like Wolfer, I use the 444 Marlin brass for 410 shot shells. Shoot in a H&R single shot break open and a S&W Governor hand gun. Sometimes with some guns the rim will need to thinned by cutting from the case side of the rim. Have trimmed some for a...
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    11-29-2017, 11:14 PM
    Keep in plastic buckets, have over 20 buckets of cast lead in the garage each with the cast ingots made from the Lyman mold. Will use up the lead in about 10 years if I live that long. Have collected and smelted lead for a few years and now have...
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    11-29-2017, 11:02 PM
    Good Shooting.
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    11-29-2017, 10:59 PM
    Special made brass for Palma Match shooting. Expensive and rarely seen except at a Palma match. Saw a lot in England at a Palma match some years back in time.
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    11-29-2017, 10:52 PM
    I use a large cast iron skillet and a large propane hand helt torch, don't do large volumes at a time.
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    11-27-2017, 09:23 PM
    Might try the 50/50 mixture of acetone and automatic transmission fluid to penetrate to the threads on the chuck. Apply let set and reapply while trying to unscrew the chuck. May take a while but the acetone will carry the transmission fluid to the...
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    11-27-2017, 09:08 PM
    Have a 308 Norma Mag rifle. Have had it for a lot of years. The rifle was a 30/06 conversion I got at a good price. Purchased the reloading dies and 100 pieces of new brass when I got the rifle years ago. Shoot ever now and then, an accurate...
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    11-26-2017, 10:21 PM
    My 9 year old grandson shot a Bobcat on opening day with a Remington 600 in 222 Rem. He got an eight point buck the same morning with the same rifle. One shot killed both of the animals with the 222. Have spent time with at the rifle range with...
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    11-19-2017, 02:31 PM
    bstone5 replied to a thread why ??? in Gas Checks
    May need to make the slot a little deeper if there is any allowance for making the slot deeper. There should be a clean full circle cut in the strip of metal check metal strip.
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    11-19-2017, 02:12 PM
    Hard to find and sometimes expensive, Flebay has them from time to time but not very often.
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    11-19-2017, 01:23 AM
    Use the Jewel trigger in my AR-15 rifles for high power shooting. Use Jewel triggers in my Remington bolt guns also.
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    11-19-2017, 01:17 AM
    The Jewish nation re-barreled a lot of Mauser rifles in the early days of the nation. They a Pratt Whitney cut rifling machine and made a lot of 30 caliber barrels which were chambered in 308 Win. Some years back I got a few of the barrels and...
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    11-19-2017, 01:06 AM
    The StarLine brass is the way to go, a high quality product. Use a lot of StarLine brass in many calibers.
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    11-17-2017, 11:13 PM
    My 9 year old grandson kills deer with a 222 with one shot. Opening day this month he killed an eight point and a BobCat the same morning both with one shot.
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    11-17-2017, 11:03 PM
    Use the 444 a Marlin brass in a S&W Govonor and a 410 H&R single shot gun. Have a set of 444 Marlin reloading dies for sizing the brass from time to time. Have reloaded the 444 Marlin brass as a 410 shot shells many times with out any problems. ...
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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