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    Today, 02:31 AM
    When forming using 8mm Lebel, I leave it as long as I can. When fire form, it will kind of show where to trim to. I've found I can make the cases much longer, which makes it easier to seat the boolet out farther. I did something else so I could...
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    Today, 02:13 AM
    I have a few Type 77. Even have a last ditch rifle. Head space on all are large. 7.7 Arisaka can be made out of 30.06. Easy to do. PM if interested in some 30.06 brass.
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    Today, 02:03 AM
    How do they look???? Round edges???? Lube grooves and base should have sharp edges. If edges are rounded, it's not filling out. Could be why the wide weight difference. Try casting at a higher temp to see if it helps. I smoke the mold cavities...
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    Today, 01:51 AM
    Many times, old timers, make suggestions to try and help new guys. It's just a way of helping. That's how most of the old timers here are. We offer help, to help. Vast caldron of knowledge here. On many, many subjects. I know I've taken...
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    Today, 01:38 AM
    abunaitoo replied to a thread Nosy Neighbors in Our Town
    That is a problem waiting to happen. she's probably a damacrat to boot. I would stay away from her. She's bound to make you give up your firearms.
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    Today, 01:35 AM
    abunaitoo replied to a thread A new federal holiday. in Our Town
    Another black holiday???? How many is that now???? I wonder which one they're going to get rid of. Remember when Presidents Day was a holiday????? Wonder how many more black holidays we're going to have???? Wonder when Christmas is going to be...
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    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    Dated 14 June 1962 Unused in the box. They sure took lots of pride of packaging back then. It's even made to be a display. Look at the price. $13.50 I wonder what that is in 2021 dollars?????.
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    Yesterday, 05:18 AM
    I was playing with mine with cast boolets. Just could never get it to work. It would fire and cycle, but not all that accurate. I really should get back to it. My shell deflector broke off.
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    Yesterday, 05:09 AM
    I'm kind of thinking that since it's a war time rifle, the chamber would not be all that consistent. Made more loose so cases will not get stuck. On most of my military, I neck size only. Also fire form to take up head space. I modify the Lee...
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    06-16-2021, 02:40 PM
    Never ever heard of one. Probably have to have one custom made.
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    06-16-2021, 03:46 AM
    The USA becoming a "throw away" country, electric vehicles work. Very little maintenance, good for short trips, here they have lots of incentives, easy to drive. After using for 4 or 5 years, throw it away and get another. I think a battery...
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    06-15-2021, 09:43 PM
    I shooting times was smart, they would come out with an issue of all of Skeeters articles in one. It would be an instant hit. Been looking for a copy of Skeeter Skeltons Handgun Tails for a long time. I did see a few for sale, but way out of my...
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    06-14-2021, 02:47 PM
    It's been on my bucket list for a long time. I sure hope someone buys it and keeps it going.
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    06-14-2021, 02:30 PM
    I have cases if interested.
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    06-14-2021, 01:17 AM
    abunaitoo replied to a thread Moving a beehive. in Our Town
    :bigsmyl2: Move them at night, when the bees are asleep. See Tumbleweed.
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    06-14-2021, 01:14 AM
    Seems many of the good one are gone. Who are taking their place??????? Nothing to remember. Rubbish, just pure rubbish.
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    06-13-2021, 04:33 AM
    abunaitoo replied to a thread Happy birthday to me! in Our Town
    That is a good one. My birthday was on the 3rd and I didn't get anything like that.
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    06-13-2021, 04:31 AM
    abunaitoo replied to a thread Just Curious? in Our Town
    I posted the same thing a while back. Here people use different terms. used to help at a friends gunshop. Lots of confusion at times. Most here say heads or bullets. But some say bullets, when the want loaded rounds. Doesn't really matter...
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    06-12-2021, 02:31 AM
    abunaitoo replied to a thread Strange primer ????? in Our Town
    I compared it to two other cases. It sure looked bigger. So I tried fitting a primer in it. It's just a large rifle primer after all. Looks can be deceiving.
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    06-12-2021, 01:54 AM
    Pictures of the two I have. RCBS and CH Both look unused. Fl sizer. CH has a date in the box, 14 June 1962. CH box is kind of cool. Because both are unused, price will not be real cheap.
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    06-11-2021, 03:44 AM
    Found this 30.06 FR with a strange primer pocket. It's larger than a large primer. At first I thought it had some kind of pocket insert, but why would it???? Any ideas????
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    06-11-2021, 03:28 AM
    Looking for a box of primer tools I ran across these. 800x is 3/4 full, SR4759 un-opened. Not really sure when I got them. I sometimes surprise myself with the stuff I find. Getting old, and memory not what it used to be.
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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