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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 05:08 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Dumb question??? in Leverguns
    Generally boolits need to be slightly larger to fit the grooves of the rifling so, yes, a .310 lead boolit would be right.
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    Today, 08:45 AM
    When I do blueberry pancakes the blueberries stick to the smooth pan worse than the pebbled pan. Just did that, neither stuck badly.
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    Yesterday, 04:54 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    I had the same problem with the Lee seat die and the Frnakenstein boolit. I contacted Lee, sent the die and a couple of Frankenstein boolits in, they opened up the die so the boolit fit in it and have been using it that way ever since. It crimps...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:48 PM
    Don't worry about the gas check being inside the case. Seat the bullets ot just clear the lands.
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    Yesterday, 11:53 AM
    Yeah, I'm wondering how much pressure it took to SEAT the second primer!
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    Yesterday, 08:47 AM
    Invest in the NOE expanders since you have the Lee die. Not terribly expensive and well worth it.
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    Yesterday, 08:37 AM
    This is on a 'glass' top stove and the two big burners. Yes, not only is the Loge thicker, it is one of the year dated pans - the fire year so it is very different in the absorption of heat. Didn't think of that. The Griswald is thin as usual.
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    Yesterday, 08:33 AM
    I think, after 43 years married to the same woman, I have a little credibility. She actually asks my opinion sometimes before she has formed her own!
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    Yesterday, 03:15 AM
    What type of tackle do you use to catch deer??????????? Is a mandatory deer check being established in the area? Not at this time. The DNR’s primary focus for response is...
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    01-14-2019, 05:08 PM
    Al, you did the same thing I did. Our son is in Wake Forest and when we visited him I stopped by Doug's place with both of my 1911's. He got them running well.
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    01-14-2019, 08:59 AM
    Yup, shoot them as is, you are about perfect for size. DON'T start at max, of course.
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    01-14-2019, 08:53 AM
    Same thing for the water line 'insurance' - I own the water line from the house to the street, all of about 50 feet in my case. For that I need insurance??
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    01-14-2019, 08:47 AM
    For the .22 handgun I prefer a revolver for one single reason - it takes more purpose and thought to pull the trigger of a single action than to rapid fire an auto. For training kids I prefer the former. The first two guns I bought were a Ruger...
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    01-13-2019, 04:25 PM
    I didn't find the previous thread and did make an observation the other morning when I was cooking. I have a 13" Griswald and a 13" Lodge and they were side by side on the front burners. I noticed that the oil in the Griswald (smooth bottom)...
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    01-13-2019, 03:13 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 45-70 in Our Town ...
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    01-11-2019, 09:02 PM
    Calico, 'Lissa may be only 5'3" but she loves my Encore in 45-70! I'll bet she knows how to handle that shotgun and has, numerous times. Other than what you have, Chris, I'd add a .22 revolver and rifle. Take 'Lissa to a range where you can...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-11-2019, 05:04 PM
    These are very nice. Been using them for a long time.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    01-11-2019, 03:55 PM
    If you are loading Back I doubt either of them have enough lube capacity. Smokeless perhaps too much? Maybe lube just the interior groves?
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    01-11-2019, 01:39 PM
    Go to the stickies in this section, and read the muzzleloading shot gun topic.
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    01-11-2019, 01:37 PM
    Some tips on bedding. On a fiberglas stock, it helps to roughen up the area that is being bedded with a dremel. Use vinegar and paper towels to wipe off excess acragel. If the barreled action is hard to remove after it sets, put a towel on your...
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    01-11-2019, 09:16 AM
    Gentlemen, I've known Chris since he was 14 and he has had a good head on his shoulders all the time I've known him - with one or two Nothingexceptions! 7.7-06 is the 7.7 Jap with a 30-06 reamer run into it. Shoots the -06 case necked up with...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-11-2019, 02:02 AM
    Light strikes could be a sign of long headspace. Same for the primer appearance. The primer backs out with the case forward than get reseated under pressure.
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    01-10-2019, 06:01 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread New porject! in Single Shot Guns
    At $8.00 and free shipping why chance your local won't have it?
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    01-10-2019, 05:48 PM
    To look at the above average hunter of the period the closest approximation today would be the Lyman caplock rifles. Readily available and not extremely expensive is the reason I put these at the top of the list. Available in roundball or...
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  • Arisaka99's Avatar
    01-10-2019, 11:03 AM
    That is a fact, gents. Everything I know about loading/casting, I learned from Wayne! He set me up with equipment and showed me how to use it! Wayne, I'll give you a shout next time I'm down that way!
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    01-10-2019, 11:01 AM
    In regards to bear hunting, do you mean Shenandoah National Park? I've only ever bear hunted the Dismal Swamp, but that was back when I lived in Tidewater. I do love some smoked backstrap though.. Haha
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    01-10-2019, 08:52 AM
    And he at least knows how because I taught him and made sure he has some data books as well. All he needs is space and time and he will be back to reloading. In the meantime the 9mm and the .223 are the cheapest rounds to shoot, and for functional...
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  • Arisaka99's Avatar
    01-10-2019, 08:21 AM
    I guess I should’ve specified, I do have reloading equipment;(RCBS Rock chucker, Lyman scale, Redding powder measure) but have no place to have it set up, so don’t reload at the moment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-10-2019, 06:19 AM
    I load for a lot of different rifles in the same caliber bottleneck cases mostly for long range competition. I prefer the Redding or Forster micrometer and neck bushing dies. For 223 and 308 I run Dillon carbide sizing dies. For handgun it is...
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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