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    05-18-2022, 05:44 PM
    6pt-sika replied to a thread !2 ga round ball mold in Shot Guns
    I’ve been messing with roundballs in choked smoothbore guns for a couple years now . Mostly in the 8 gauge . I’ve ordered three from Tanner Molds in the UK the rest have been Lee molds .
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    05-18-2022, 05:37 PM
    I use pickup boxes and buy boxes in the 12 , 16 and 20 . Use pickup boxes for the 28 and 410 . Buy white boxes for the 10 gauge . For the 8 gauge a friend had a bunch made and he gave me two dozen or so . FWIW I caught 12 ha boxes on sale at Midway...
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    05-16-2022, 03:09 PM
    Tazman1602 replied to a thread Midway USA in Our Town
    I personally have done business with Midway for the last 40 years and they have never left me hanging. Just my two cents worth.. Art
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    05-12-2022, 05:28 PM
    :guntootsmiley::happy dance:
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    05-12-2022, 02:39 AM
    6pt-sika replied to a thread Hausemanns 7/2-4/22 in Shot Guns
    I think you shot the first group in the 8 event and Kevin used your gun in the second group on the 8 event .
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    05-12-2022, 02:38 AM
    6pt-sika replied to a thread Hausemanns 7/2-4/22 in Shot Guns
    Yes sir I talked to you there .
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    05-11-2022, 09:29 AM
    ….along with a BUNCH of gun brands. I couldn’t believe it when I read who owned it. Since a lot of us are of the age to remember them….. Art
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    05-11-2022, 08:42 AM is another good one Art
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    05-09-2022, 09:38 AM
    6pt-sika replied to a thread Hausemanns 7/2-4/22 in Shot Guns
    I dunno why but I first entered this as July 2-4 in actuality it’s June 2-4 2022 .
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    05-08-2022, 06:50 PM
    6pt-sika started a thread Hausemanns 7/2-4/22 in Shot Guns
    There will be an 8 gauge event at the Northeast SxS at Hausemanns Hidden Hollow Sporting Clays at 09:30 on 6/3/22 at the Five Stand . If you have one join us if you don’t come and watch . There will be trophies for champ and runner up .
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    05-05-2022, 02:19 PM
    Thank you SO much. That’s the way I was leaning but because of a lifetime of reloading (243, 308, 30-06, 300 mag, 338 mag) my personal experience has been to use the powder that fills the case almost full. That is where I get the best accuracy. A...
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    05-05-2022, 10:52 AM
    OK don’t kill me here. I’m just about finished loading a batch of 45-70 rounds, 32grains 5744, C.O.L. 2.552. 405 grain FP I understand the use of greased felt wads with BP and the need to have uniform powder compression in that arena —- why...
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    05-04-2022, 03:17 PM
    OS —— I haven’t ladle cast in 20 years, RCBS Promelt is way too easy —- BUT, I recently have read almost everything Paul Matthews ever wrote and had a new Steve Brooks mold. I had long ago given away my ladle casting stuff and big brown had brought...
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    04-30-2022, 01:47 PM
    Hey Lead….I didn’t know about the arrow trick until I was about 24 or so and needed to feed the family, an old guy (about my age now…) told me that if I emptied the shot out of that 20 gauge shell and was real careful curling the arrow feathers into...
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    04-30-2022, 01:37 PM
    Greg at that time I was 16-17 and didn’t know what a “breechplug” was. I did know there was a “line” on the rear of that percussion barrel and knew it was probably a a separate part but had zero idea how it was attached to the barrel….. Art
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Cast Bullets , Marlins , Remingtons and Deer Hunting


Parker's , 6.5mm's and my family in the Philippines


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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