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    Today, 10:16 PM
    The Hodgdon Family turned the business over to Bean Counting Business School Types. September 27, 2021 ​ Hodgdon® Announces...
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    Today, 09:49 PM
    Thanks, that is a help. Did not thank about Sierra having Super load data
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    Today, 08:27 PM Press Release September 27, 2021 ​ Hodgdon® Announces Closure of GOEX Facility
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  • Scrounge's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 PM
    Yep. He's a bit young to be the Tubal Cain I was talking about, but he is a fine shop teacher, and does some really interesting and useful videos. The name is biblical, so it's not surprising that some folks borrow it now and then. apropos the...
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    Today, 06:42 PM
    Any super loads with the Lee 230gr and LilGun?
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    Today, 06:05 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Marlin 45/70 in Factory Rifles
    1881,-marlin,-remington-and-others/marlin-model-1881-lever-action-rifle.aspx 1895
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    Today, 03:46 PM
    Old post, but I just picked up a lb from LGS last week
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 PM
    Try half a handful of linotype in your mix, instead of a whole handful. Linotype casts large
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    Today, 02:12 PM
    Having a Sister as a liberal!!!!!????? I can commiserate, I know how you feel!!!! When mine was mentally able to, we had some quite spirited (loud) political discussions
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    Today, 01:28 PM
    Scrounge replied to a thread NRA doesn't know us in Cast Boolits
    Having the same problem here. And I've been disenchanted with the NRA since the early 70's. I had finally rejoined a few years ago, when this thing with Wayne La Pierre went public. Let my membership expire at the end of January this year. Not going...
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    Today, 12:33 PM
    Oh, Shiny! Not playing with OpenSCAD, but otherwise resemble that remark. :bigsmyl2: Bill
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    Yesterday, 10:13 PM
    I was lucky enough to snag one of Colts 8” barreled Target Pythons , about 30 years ago, chambered in .38 special. It will pile em up if you do your part. Add a Colt Cobra, Trooper, and a S&W K38 , well it’s hard to choose among the options!
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    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    There are a series of books, the Workshop Practice series, from the UK, with several books on layout, marking metals, and benchwork, and operating various machine tools, plus making your own tooling that are very worth having. ...
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    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    Agreed 100%. Obsolete has a very specific definition none of which is applicable to the 1911. obsolete adjective ob·​so·​lete | \ ˌäb-sə-ˈlēt , ˈäb-sə-ˌlēt \ Definition of obsolete 1a: no longer in use or no longer useful an...
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    Yesterday, 07:12 PM
    There is no need to build heavy wrist breaking loads unless you are going to shoot them. If some one wants to shoot your gun just say NO. there is no need to make some one hate to shoot, It doesn't do our sport any good at all.
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    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    I've grown fond of the automatic center punch, too. You don't have to worry that the punch will slip before you strike it with the hammer. It's also easy to drift an off-the-mark punch to the correct location with an automatic center punch, as well....
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    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    If it’s 32 special headstamped cases, I would trade it for 30/30 cases rather than size them down, trade em to someone who needs those head stamps, but that’s just me. Good luck and good shooting.
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    Yesterday, 06:51 PM
    Ken, the 133 pounds is the result of the remelting. I had probably 75-80 pounds of steel and then there was the zinc, which I haven’t melted yet! This was 2 5 gallon buckets of all the stuff from the tire machines. I bought bulk, no weight , just a...
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    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    Family didn't tell many stories. Makes me wonder what they didn't want us kids to know!! Only one I remember is that Grandad talked about his dad lived in Kentucky and had to leave town for some reason, when he was about 18. Grandad never said...
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    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    10sandxs, look in your hometown and see if you have an industrial X-ray company, most of the time these guys have a PMI ( positive material identification) tool they use. Most of the time, not always, if no written report is needed, ( just take a...
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    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    If AnthonyB doesn't take it , I will
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    Yesterday, 05:14 PM
    Taterhead, I’ll use this, add 2% tin by weight, then cast 22,9mm,40,44,and high velocity 30 calibers. Probably use it by itself for buckshot also. 12 gauge Slugs get range scrap. 38 wadcutters gets range scrap. Get this amount every couple months....
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    Yesterday, 03:23 PM
    Any firearm can be damaged under the right (or wrong) circumstances. It is true that a Glock has fewer parts and they are all drop in. After that I see zero advantages of a Glock. I am mostly around 1911's yet I have seen more blown Glocks than...
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    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    Hit up the local tire shop a few days ago, results are as follows: 133 pounds of rendered out ww metal 21 pounds of pure lead ( stick on weights) Zinc , haven’t weighed it up yet. Price was very reasonable.
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    Yesterday, 12:47 PM
    I think you'll find that depends on who you talked to about him. Those were some particularly tough times. My great grandma's family was run out of Vienna, MO, by other members of the family because they were abolitionists. They were told to leave...
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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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check