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    Yesterday, 12:43 AM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    Old bolt action Sears 30-06 rifle. Rifle has traveled a lond distance behind the rear seat in the truck. Killed a few deer and wild hogs. Still shoots well but had to change the scope 5 years ago, the old Weaver scope fogged up on the inside. I am...
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    Yesterday, 12:35 AM
    Building 4 foot by 8 foot deer stand inclosure on the driveway, cooler weather in Houston makes the work outside a lot better, not hot and comfortable. Still work in process hope to finish by Saturday.
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    Yesterday, 12:28 AM
    bstone5 replied to a thread . in Cast Boolits
    Use the RCBS expander for 30 caliber, have a 309, 310 and 311 expander for the same RCBS die, use these expander so for powder coated and paper patched bullets. Use the expander that gives the proper inside diameter of the case necks for the bullet...
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    Yesterday, 12:11 AM
    Use Grumpa converted 35 Remington brass. Have reloaded many times works very well in my H&R Single shot break open rifle, only shoot cast bullets at the hogs, kills them guick with a heart lung shot. Have annealed the necks after the third reload,...
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    10-18-2017, 11:51 PM
    Purchased Starline brass many times. Usually sell the excess brass to someone. Use the Starline M1 Carbine, 45 Colt, 357 Mag, 38 Special and 308 Win brass. The Starline brass is very high quality.
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    10-16-2017, 12:18 PM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Anti stink gas checks in Gas Checks
    A gas check will give a tight seal and none of the powder coat will be exposed to the heat from the powder burning. I install a homemade gas check on all my powder coated cast bullets. The bullets are plain base and the gas check is installed by...
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    10-13-2017, 04:13 AM
    Rim fire barrels come chambered if designed to fit a specific rifle. There are lots of replacement barrels for the 10/22 that are just installed on the action. For a 22 rim fire rifle that is not very common than a barrel will need to be machined...
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    10-12-2017, 02:06 AM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Need help. 45/70 in Cast Boolits
    Have a H&R Handi rifle with a 45-70 barrel. Load with Trail Boss for light loads. The bullets are at a about the same speed you can throw rocks. Lots of fun too shoot and a mild recoil. Shoot with some Williams peep sights. Have killed wild...
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    10-12-2017, 01:55 AM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Best GC installation in Gas Checks
    Run thru an upside down Lee sizing die with a 1/2 ton arbor press fron Harbor Freight. The Lee die sets on top of a fat big washer on the shelf of the arbor press. The cast bullets have been previously been powder coated. The powder coat and the...
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    10-12-2017, 01:43 AM
    Have got a few broken aluminum Lee press for nothing. Usually clean up the area of the break and TIG weld the parts back together. Have repaired electrical motors with an aluminum body by TIG welding the broken foot back to the motor frame. One...
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    10-11-2017, 09:19 PM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Ultrasonic Cleaners in Our Town
    Have two of the cleaners, both still work but do not use them since I started using the stainless steel pins and my old Rock tumbler with the two rubber drums. I did clean an old revolver with the cleaner and the gun came out very clean. The...
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    10-11-2017, 08:59 PM
    Got my first deer at the age of 17, hit the deer with the front of a 1957 Ford truck. Had to replace a fender, bumper and light holding assembly. The truck could still be driven, loaded the deer and my father and I cleaned the deer at the house.
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    10-11-2017, 08:31 PM
    I have had problems with 9 mm leading with powder coat. I finally went to installing a home made gas check on the plain base 9 mm bullets. The leading ended with the gas check. Size to .357 and load the same bullet in the 38 Special also with...
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    10-11-2017, 02:55 AM
    Use Imperial sparingly for brass cases. Use the Lee bullet lube for sizing down lead bullets. Size a down a lot of cast bullets for paper patching. The Lee lube is the same lube used to tumble lube cast bullets. Use the same lube on the paper...
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    10-11-2017, 12:04 AM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Deer in Swaging
    Nice looking deer, cast bullpen used?
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    10-10-2017, 12:21 PM
    Tried so very fine Teflon with powder coat using the electro-static gun. Worked fine in coating the bullets. Did not see any difference in shooting the bullets. Quite using the Teflon in the power coat since I could see in differences. Have...
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    10-09-2017, 09:38 PM
    Have one, my wife and grandson shoots the 9 mm Storm carbine. Shoot a 125 grain cast bullet sized to .357, powder coated with a home made gas check on a plain base cast bullet. Have not had any problems with the gun and several hundred rounds of...
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    10-09-2017, 09:19 PM
    bstone5 replied to a thread First time Grandpa in Our Town
    My grandson is in the fourt grade, seems like yesterday he was learning to walk. I have a new shooting buddy when we go to the gun club, my grandson has a 222 Remington rifle I gave to my son some years back, I always have ammo loaded for the 222...
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    10-09-2017, 09:08 PM
    Bought one from wilco worked very well. Bought the same light off of Amazon and the clip for the hat, made up several more for my sons. Look a little the light assembly was purchased by Wico, the light assembly was originally designed for a...
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    10-09-2017, 08:15 PM
    I have a Lortone with two rubber drums. Used the Lortone to moly coat jacketed bullets for a long time. For me all that was required to purchase the stainless steel pins. The Lortone is over 40 years old and had to change the rubber drive belt...
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    10-08-2017, 01:55 AM
    Have one and use it all the time. Do not put powder in the case with the press. Use a Niel Jones powder measure for putting powder in the cases. After powder installation the bullets are seated and crimped on the Lee press. Got the press for...
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    10-08-2017, 01:07 AM
    The 125 grain RFN with 3 grains of Trail Boss shoots well with very little recoil. My 10 year old grand son shoots this off of the bench with a large frame pistol. The wife and her sister shoot this a lot at the gun club.
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    10-05-2017, 02:26 AM
    Got a 44 Mag barrel for the 45 auto in a trade for other stuff. Shot it one time, way to much recoil for me. Still have it somewhere. One shot at a time with the barrel on the 1911 frame.
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    10-04-2017, 09:39 PM
    Shoot paper patched cast lead bullets out of the 308 Win at jacketed velocity with good accuracy. Got an Accurate mold for casting paper patched lead bullets. Cast a few hundred and size to .301 before paper patching. Paper patching takes a...
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    10-04-2017, 09:23 PM
    Shoot powder coated bullets in a M1 Carbine with no powder coat in the gas system after shooting a lot at one time. My grand son goes thru the M1 ammo when we go to the range. Shoot a few and see if there is in powder coat in the port. Have...
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    10-04-2017, 09:15 PM
    In my case when first started coating the coating was too thick. Now use a very thin coat with 50% more acetone. Only shake a short time before pouring coated bullets on screen wire to dry. The thin coating with little shaking has resulted in...
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    10-04-2017, 08:54 PM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Storing boolits in Cast Boolits
    Found a paper box rated for 200 pounds of load. They easily hold 500 of all the bullets I cast with my automated Master Casting machine, keep about 10,000 cast, powder coated with home made gas check on a special roll around steel shelf I put...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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