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  • FISH4BUGS's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 PM
    1921 Win 92 in 25-20 1924 Savage Sporter in 25-20 1931 S&W Hand Ejector in 32-20 1933 H&R Sportsman single action 22 1948 S&W 44 Hand ejector (pre Model 24) 1956 pre 29 44 mag 1946 High Standard HD Military 22 The rest are more modern guns
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    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    I just set up my new computer - 16gb ram, 1 tb SSD drive, Windows 11 pro. From a cold boot, 10 seconds later, the machine is ready to work. Screamingly fast, and I will NEVER own another traditional hard drive again. If you are getting a new box,...
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    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    FISH4BUGS replied to a thread Just one more time.... in Our Town
    C'Mon man....there are another 2 or 3 light loads in that one. :)
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    So I picked this up at a yardsale. I think itís newer and it had a mad in Taiwan sticker. But anyways, I can use one on the stove (and not that well), but I want to learn to use it over a campfire. So Iíd like all the suggestions I can get. ...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:32 PM
    lightman replied to a thread H& G molds in Cast Boolits
    Tom at Accurate Molds may have something in his catalog or can probably make you something.
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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    lightman replied to a thread I made it to 33x2! in Our Town
    Happy Birthday a few days late!
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    12-06-2022, 10:48 PM
    Heck Iíll have find those and read them. Sounds right up my alley.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    12-06-2022, 03:44 PM
    I tried removing the offending piece of shaft with a small ez out I have. It twisted in and then spun out. So I’ll still it out larger and tap it and thread the shaft. I have a 12x24 tap, but no die. Seen it.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    12-06-2022, 02:44 PM
    I called lyman and inquired about this. I was told they have a year warranty and since I’d had it 7 or so, I was on my own.
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    12-06-2022, 01:59 PM
    FISH4BUGS replied to a thread Renewing carry permit in Our Town
    Constitutional carry here in NH - but I renewed my permit anyway.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    12-06-2022, 01:29 PM
    Nice Score! It pays to keep your eyes open.
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  • FISH4BUGS's Avatar
    12-06-2022, 09:05 AM
    Asking price and selling price are two very different things. I watch many guns that start at a ridiculous price and never get a bid. I guess the seller really doesn't want to sell it.
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  • FISH4BUGS's Avatar
    12-06-2022, 09:00 AM
    That's because of how loud it is. Truly astounding. :)
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    12-06-2022, 12:44 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread I made it to 33x2! in Our Town
    Hey, I’m happy you made it my friend. Just think how crispy you’d be if you made it to 66x2. Next time we talk, remind me I got something fun to tell ya. Happy Birthday!
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    12-06-2022, 12:41 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Ready to start in Cast Boolits
    Can’t argue with that. Biggest thing for me was learning that. I often let my mould rest touching the alloy 5 minutes or more (I keep a book and read a few minutes and sometimes go a bit long). Then when I cast the first few are frosty. It...
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    12-06-2022, 12:38 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Ready to start in Cast Boolits
    Thanks for the reply. Thatís interesting.
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    12-05-2022, 11:14 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread WTS Lyman 429421 in Swappin & Sellin
    If it’s free I’ll take it!
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    12-05-2022, 07:57 PM
    I think it’s safe. I’d be confident shooting them from a safety standpoint.
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    12-05-2022, 06:36 PM
    Best I recall it doesn’t lend to downloading well. It does make full power 30-30 though and offers excellent cast accuracy in that application. I used 32 grains to duplicate factory ballistics with the 31141. Sadly, out of 748 now.
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  • Tazlaw's Avatar
    12-05-2022, 05:26 PM
    Hi all! I am considering getting a new shotgun. I want a user 12 ga double barrel that I can afford! Stoeger makes a Condor over/under, nothing fancy, synthetic stock for about $299. Anyone have a yea or nay on the subject? By the way, I...
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  • Tazlaw's Avatar
    12-05-2022, 04:23 PM
    Hello all! With all the outages and stuff going on, I am having trouble finding powder and load data for shotguns. I want to load 12- and 20-gauge, buckshot and slugs. Also hopefully using 3-inch hulls. I don't see a reason to use 3-inch hulls for...
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    12-05-2022, 04:09 PM
    Tazlaw replied to a thread WTB .32 s&w (short) brass in Swappin & Sellin
    I might have some. I'll try looking when I get home. It will be range pickup.
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    12-05-2022, 04:01 PM
    Tazlaw replied to a thread Neck Surgery in Our Town
    Hello all! I am an internet educated x-pert on this subject! lol Honestly, I have had two surgeries on my neck. Three levels fused. The first surgery I had two levels done at once, Surgeon went in from the front--most do. He told me the disks...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    12-05-2022, 01:21 PM
    I still haven’t developed a wsf load in 44 special. I have a lee 432-265-RF mould that I think would work good though as it both is heavy and deep seating. Anyone have anything to add?
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  • lightman's Avatar
    12-05-2022, 12:16 PM
    I shoot the traditional 405 grain cast bullet in mine over 3031 or 4895. Recoil with the starting load is not bad but the stronger loads can get pretty stiff.
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    12-05-2022, 12:00 PM
    lightman replied to a thread How did they do that in Our Town
    I don't know where that term originated but I always thought it was weird!
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    12-04-2022, 10:53 PM
    I’ll second .002 neck tension. My tests shows that .003 swaged the bullet base from even wheel weight alloy. But .002 doesn’t swage 50/50 lead and ww alloy.
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  • FISH4BUGS's Avatar
    12-04-2022, 08:39 PM
    The 30 Carbine Ruger is truly ONE of the loudest guns I have ever shot....the other being a 22 Jet 6". But 3 screw is the best.
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    12-04-2022, 08:18 PM
    FISH4BUGS replied to a thread my back went out in Our Town
    I have degenerative arthritis in my lower back and sometimes it flares up. Last episode was the most painful in my life - which included getting shot when I was 21. PT to keep me on the right track, stretching and exercise to build core and...
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    12-04-2022, 08:08 PM
    FISH4BUGS replied to a thread Snowing yet???? in Our Town
    Better not snow....my snow blower is still in the shop. Has been for a month now. "...we can't get parts"...."we don't have enough help"..... The world is falling apart. In NH, we don't really consider a "snowstorm" unless it is a foot or more....
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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