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    Today, 01:25 AM
    I use the Lee factory crimp die to iron out the cases on the 40 S&W. Since I Started using the factory crimp die all assembled ammo passes the plunk test. This die solves a lot of problems with the 40 S&W.
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    Today, 01:09 AM
    I purchased a second hand Handi-Rifle in 243 for $200.00. The rifle is very good a t 200 yards with a 1.5 inch group with regular jacketed bullets. At the same time I purchased a lever action rifle in 32 Winchester Special. I paid $200.00 for the...
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    09-16-2018, 01:02 AM
    Most of the M1 barrels need to be bumped up so the sights will be in alignment. This process is not difficult but some care is required so the front sight is in alignment with the receiver. In the Marines we had a jig for changing out barrels on M14...
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    09-13-2018, 10:06 PM
    A cup is 8 ounces, so 1/2 cup is 4 ounces. So the acetone is easy to measure. What volume measuring container is used to 309 grains of the coating powder. Spoons are parts of cup for the powder? There has to be a volume measure for the...
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    09-13-2018, 12:46 AM
    Use 444 Marlin brass for 410 reloading. I use 444?Marlin for making shot she'll for my S&W Govonor pistol. Have reloaded several times wit out needing to resize. There is lot of info on this site on using 444 Marlin brass for shot shells. I got...
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    09-11-2018, 11:02 PM
    Purchased a Darex many years ago and have sharpened thousands of drill. The Darex model I have has been discontinued and therefore purchased some spare parts when Darex notified me the mode was being discontinued. Still will sharpen by hand when...
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    09-07-2018, 09:46 PM
    bstone5 replied to a thread 87 new Marines! in Our Town
    On a cold wet day in November 1965 I graduated on the same parade ground. Thank You for your service.
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    09-05-2018, 03:33 PM
    A heat gun and a little rubbing with a paper towel, be patient, it will take some time, do not over heat with the heat gun.
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    09-04-2018, 02:58 PM
    Item #3 arrived in Houston. The package was in good condition, all is good. Thank You bstone5
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    09-04-2018, 01:49 AM
    Load the 444 Marlin brass for shot shells for my S&W Govenor. Shoot find. Use 7 1/2 shot with 5 #4 buckshot or just straight 7 1/2 shot. Also shoot a lot of cast bullets in 45 Colt cases, the bullets are powder coated with a home made gas check...
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    08-29-2018, 09:10 PM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Help in Our Town
    I take Gabapentin for pain in my feet. Without the pills my feet will give me a lot of pain in my feet. Take three a day, the third pill is before I go to sleep. I have no side effects that I can determine but at 73 I often have short memory...
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    08-28-2018, 10:24 PM
    The Lee factory crimp bie is what I use. The cast bullets are powder coated with a gas check glued on with Locktite. The crimp is very small so as not to damage the powder coating. It takes a while to get the crimp so that it not to deep. Have...
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    08-27-2018, 11:22 PM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Powder Flask in Muzzleloading.
    I tried to get the same parts and decided it was best to buy a new flask. Went with a different design that had a push rod with a hole thru the rod. This design looked like it would last and with the CVA design does not have the bent spring that...
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    08-27-2018, 06:49 PM
    I will take #3 H&R stock for rifle. Will PM with regard to total cost including shipping and Pay Pal address. bstone5
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    08-27-2018, 06:41 PM
    I will take #3 H&R stock for rifle. Will PM with regard to total cost including shipping and Pay Pal address. bstone5
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    08-25-2018, 11:48 PM
    Automated my Master Caster several years ago. Went with the Hatch control method with the air cylinder in the back, the controls and air cylinder work very well. I had to get a good air dryer since the air control valves will not operate properly...
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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