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    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    Throat dimensions are more important. You get more and better information from a cerrosafe casting than slugging a bore anyway.
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    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    I think you intended that for someone else? Happily married 33 years and no plans on that changing before the dirt nap.
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    Yesterday, 06:57 AM
    That thing went for like 227 bucks, plus the shipping. Someone must have wanted it bad. I'd sure like to see and handle one, maybe load some ammo on it, but have too many presses now and can't see that kind of cash for another one. I hope...
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    Yesterday, 06:50 AM
    I'll be retired for good in five years or so. Plan is to get a little dog, hopefully an older mutt, to spoil shamelessly when I'm around all the time. Hang out with while I reload, watch TV, go on rides to the store, etc. After our last one...
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    Yesterday, 06:44 AM
    Very sad to hear this.
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    07-25-2021, 08:42 PM
    They make a lot of things for a lot of reasons, what's your point? I'm kind of intrigued by the superiority of these for black powder shells. Never thought about trying that, but it sounds fun and after muzzle loading season ends here, a guy can...
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    07-25-2021, 07:35 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread My Wife in Our Town
    Public floggings, just saying. Cheap and would make a real difference.
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    07-25-2021, 07:07 PM
    Bass Pro is worthless, but I have liked the Scheels stores I've been to.
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    07-25-2021, 05:21 PM
    I'm gonna have to spend a few days in Des Moines this week for work. Any good gun shops in town (please no places that only have ARs and new stuff to cater to Mall Ninjas)? Pawn shops are cool too. WOn't be able to buy a gun out of state, but...
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    07-25-2021, 05:08 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Sergeant York Movie in Our Town
    It's been long established that he used a 1917 Enfield. More of our troops were armed with them than with 1903s, and IMO, the 1917 was a better battle rifle. I also read where the 1911s are problematic with blanks. I watch the old series,...
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    07-25-2021, 01:38 PM
    Not C&H and not Lachmillers. Also not Pacific, Bear, Lyman, RCBS, Hollywood as I have some of each and these don't look like any of them.
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    07-25-2021, 10:12 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Sergeant York Movie in Our Town
    I teach JROTC, the NCO I had who taught first year kids used quite a bit of this movie in a class about dealing with moral dilemmas showing York's conflicting values between his religious beliefs and duty to his country and unit. It's a great...
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    07-25-2021, 10:04 AM
    This discussion came up on here a few years ago, someone had a friend who died who wanted his cremains to be shot in the air by friends. Seems the consensus was it wouldn't work well due to the almost non-existent weight of the payload.
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    07-25-2021, 09:54 AM
    Good to know. I'm watching it with no intentions to buy, just curiosity.
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    07-25-2021, 09:33 AM
    Good point about the weight, ten pounds seems pretty ridiculous and if a guy wanted fast repeat shots, that Remington 760, 7600, whatever, has been a proven design for decades.
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    07-25-2021, 09:29 AM
    Good point. I just assumed this one was recent enough to use standard shell holders, but that may very well be a bad thing to assume. I have a couple of Herters presses and a Lachmiller Model 100 I rescued which use the same shell holders. A...
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    07-25-2021, 04:28 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Sergeant York Movie in Our Town
    Excellent movie. Everyone should see it.
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    07-24-2021, 11:30 PM
    I have an old Herters 72N shotshell reloader I am going to set up and use at some point, I'm sure it's from an era where paper hulls were the norm. There might b some value in having these now that I think of that.
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    07-24-2021, 11:29 PM
    I was in a hurry, seems like these were Winchester, but I wouldn't swear to it. He said he'd be around until late August, gonna try to get back down there in the next few days, if they turn out to be Federal, I'll let you know.
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    07-24-2021, 11:25 PM
    I got a real good deal on a good condition Forster Co-Ax a few years ago and finally set it up recently and have been using it. It's probably because of all those years on a Rockchucker, but I can't seem to warm to the ergonomics of it. I'll admit...
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    07-24-2021, 10:55 PM
    How does a guy wax these hulls? Can you describe the process?
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    07-24-2021, 10:54 PM
    Interesting. It seems Begandi makes fence wire now. Well, guess I'll give them a try and see. They do look nice and this set has certainly not been used much.
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    07-24-2021, 10:03 PM
    There is a great little brick and mortar gun shop in a town about 30 miles south of me which is on the way to where I go visit Dad and I try to stop there periodically, the kind of shop that is becoming rare nowadays. I walked in and it was clear...
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    07-24-2021, 09:18 PM
    Went to Wichita to visit Dad today, we stopped at an LGS that usually has some older reloading tools. There was a set of dies in a clear plastic box marked Eagle in .303 British. I don't think I ever heard of them and while I know some companies...
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    07-24-2021, 09:41 AM
    A bit more than a gallery load, but ten grains of 700X (did it with then grains of Green Dot til I used that up) and that soup can 7mm bullet is a great practice round. Dirt cheap and plenty good enough accuracy for practice. About three years...
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    07-24-2021, 07:05 AM
    Perhaps 000 buck shot? I'll check later for what size .340 is. Nice haul. Our scrap yard here still will sell lead, but I have a lot more than I'm likely to use up unless my shooting volume increases dramatically when I retire, which it might.
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    07-23-2021, 06:31 PM
    I read about those. I suppose if one were a fiercely competitive long range rifle shooter, and expense wasn't an object (that 1200 bucks is probably a small cost compared to the kinds of custom rifles guys shoot) it might be worth it, but it seems...
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    07-23-2021, 04:30 PM
    Yeah, but you can't tell that to the prissy Felix Unger types. They don't want to mess up their manicure or take time away from eyebrow waxing.
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    07-23-2021, 02:45 PM
    "Loading blocks? Don't go to the bench without them! I say +1 and many, many more to that comment. This is most critical as I prime cases and put them in the block mouth down then turn them base down as I add powder and check for equal powder levels...
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    07-23-2021, 01:40 PM
    This one's a bit heavy but it's just another option. RCBS 124 GR.
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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
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