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    10-24-2021, 08:40 PM
    BT, I'm wishing you a speedy recovery from that awful wound! As a retired RN, I've seen things like that before, I know reconstructive surgery can help but I'm not sure it can replace the tip. I'm praying for the best possible outcome for you, have...
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    10-23-2021, 11:58 AM
    centershot replied to a thread Marlin/Remlin/Ruger in Leverguns
    I hear people saying that but I've never experienced it myself. I had a Marlin '94 in 44 Magnum for a while and loaded the 300 grain Lee boolit with no accuracy issues.
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    10-21-2021, 11:04 PM
    If you're considering propane as a fuel, you're going to want to use 20# tanks for economy's sake. I cast a lot of boolits on a Coleman single burner camp stove when I started out, you can run those on pump gas. The stove you indicate will work but...
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    10-21-2021, 10:52 PM
    I feel your pain! I still have a couple pounds of Varget and 4320 so mid-range burning rate is covered for now. There's probably a few tons of powder in some of those ships laying at anchor, be nice if they'd get them into port and unload them!
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    10-20-2021, 10:36 PM
    Welcome back Randy! I was told once that a barrel could be checked for straightness by sighting through the bore at a straight vertical line. If the line appeared straight in the bore then the barrel was straight. If the line appeared to have a...
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    10-20-2021, 01:15 PM
    I wouldn't be too sure about that. If they could speak, there's a couple truckloads of dead deer that would tell you the Brenneke slugs I shot them with didn't expand, but killed them quite handily, and quickly!
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    10-19-2021, 03:33 PM
    Hardball alloy is 92-6-2, easily made by mixing linotype and pure lead 50-50. Or just buy it (Hardball) from Roto-Metals. I used it to make up some #1 buckshot last summer, water dropped, it tested BHN 22. As Hogtamer said, Lyman #2, 90-5-5, will...
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    10-19-2021, 09:16 AM
    centershot replied to a thread Beeswax in Boolit Lube !
    PM sent.
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    10-18-2021, 04:03 PM
    The patent on these (if there was one) has surely expired by now. An enterprising soul could produce these with today's technology and materials and sell them at a competitive price. Another one of my (brilliant) ideas that will (probably) never...
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    10-18-2021, 03:25 PM
    Are your bullets wrinkled in appearance? If so, then you are correct in your belief that the mould is too cool. With one exception all of my moulds are aluminum and I'm not having this problem, nor are most of us. So, a few questions please: ...
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    10-18-2021, 01:02 PM
    Loaded up a box of ammo for the old Ithaca SxS, an ounce of 5's over 16.0 gr. of 700-X. It runs at 1150 fps, the old girl is choked Skeet 2 on the right and Imp. Modified on the left. It was probably Mod and Full when new but that was 1915, so a few...
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    10-17-2021, 07:51 PM
    Put the Boolits in a plastic tub and shoot them with Hornady One Shot liberally. Shake the tub to coat them, the carrier will evaporate in a minute or two leaving the lube on the Boolits. Size as needed and then rinse them with acetone OUTDOORS to...
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    10-17-2021, 07:39 PM
    Just a heads up for those who may not know already. If you hunt in the Southern Tier, we're getting an extra week of muzzleloader season this year! The season runs December 13 thru the 21st then opens again after Christmas, December 26 thru January...
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    10-17-2021, 07:26 PM
    No worries! Just buy the "miniature" Snickers and pop the whole thing in your mouth for a few minutes, it'll melt! ;-)
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    10-16-2021, 11:23 PM
    I had a Ruger 77 heavy barrel varmint model, one of the Bi-centennial models, back in the day. IMR-4350 with Sierra 52 gr. HP's accounted for lots of 'chucks!
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    10-16-2021, 11:18 PM
    These are the best priming tools ever made (and yes, I've tried them all)! I have two, one for LP and one for SP, and two more in reserve in case they break down. I don't think I'll ever need to buy another priming tool in my lifetime! I hope......
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    10-16-2021, 06:57 PM
    Petander, that's a beautiful shotgun! Thank you for liberating it from the gun shop and putting it to proper use!
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    10-16-2021, 06:19 PM
    Polymath, Please tell me how you made the primer pocket de-crimping tool.
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    10-16-2021, 11:03 AM
    I voted 12 because it's the "do-all" gauge, especially if you handload. However, if I were starting over today, with today's ammo selection, I'd go 20. I find myself taking that slim, lightweight 20 ga. Ithaca 37 out more and more these...
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    10-16-2021, 09:51 AM
    I'm with you on shooting "as-cast" and foregoing the sizer. Buy a Lee mould and "Beagle" it using aluminum HVAC tape. It's an easy way to pick up a couple thousandth's of diameter with no permanent alteration to the mould. ...
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    10-15-2021, 11:15 AM
    Yes! Excellent equipment! Their website states they are suitable for ALL calibers and have a lifetime warranty. Last May I bought a Weirauch 95 air rifle, a spring-piston action, to hunt small game with. If you know airguns you know that...
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    10-15-2021, 10:40 AM
    ^^^^ This! The Shockwave is perfect for what you describe, although as already stated, the likelihood of attack is low. Personally, I never go into the forest without a good defensive weapon.
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    10-11-2021, 03:51 PM
    centershot replied to a thread Marlin/Remlin/Ruger in Leverguns
    Bob, I totally understand your need to scope that rifle, I'm in the same boat. But before you move it down the road, take a moment to consider a tang sight. The aperture stands closer to the eye than a regular peep sight, that's important! It...
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    10-11-2021, 01:02 PM
    BOURBON!? :shock: For me, a PBJ and a bottle of water. Maybe some granola.
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    10-08-2021, 03:15 PM
    Got the rifle back this morning! The firing pin had been jammed back into the tailpiece but the 'smith got it freed up. He said the headspace was good, there was no evidence of damage to the bolt body or locking lugs. He test-fired it with three...
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    10-08-2021, 02:57 PM
    Looking at that bracket (the Pro-Check) ithits on the top of the vertical arm that the wad guide is attached to. I can see a small dent where the Pro-Check has peened a little divot into it. The Pro-Check is supposed to ride OVER the top of this...
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    10-07-2021, 10:34 PM
    Thanks for your input guys, maybe I'll just keep it. It would be handy to have a dedicated 3" machine and avoid the hassle of switching back and forth. Do you guys have any problem with that stamped steel bracket bolted to the bushing bar? This...
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    10-07-2021, 10:27 PM
    The solvent in Lee Liquid Alox is naphtha, it will dissolve and remove it. Personally, I prefer to use acetone for this purpose. Be cautious whichever one you use, their flashpoints are very low and they are, therefore, extremely flammable.
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    10-07-2021, 03:22 PM
    My wife came home today with presents! Her employer gave her a 12 ga. Versa Mec loader, 400 209's, a full bag of AA12's and about 2/3 bag of AA12R's! Wow! He and his dad were skeet shooters back in the day but after his service in the military and...
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    10-07-2021, 01:38 PM
    I use Leupold 1-4x muzzle loader scopes with heavy crosshairs on my leverguns. Set at 1-1/2 or 2x while hunting or plinking they work great! Move up to 4x for load testing and zeroing, no problem! They are small, lightweight and as unobtrusive as a...
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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