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    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    Just got a Long ranger in 308W. Dang rings are high $ and a wait to get them. Nicest rifle I have. Gotta wait to shoot it though.
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    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    Yup, fam shoots are great. I am a G.F.
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    Yesterday, 04:40 PM
    Proper neck only sizing requires a custom die. Object is to reduce the neck sizing wear from non-custom die sqeezing, then expanding neck. Example - you load a 308 bullet and want 2 thous neck tension. Normal die puts ID at 303, then expands to...
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    Yesterday, 04:23 PM
    popper replied to a thread Legitimate vendor in Our Town
    NO physical address given - red flag. Further looking, it's a known scam!
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    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    I have found it works good for rifle and pistol. Beware, the seating depth it provides needs to be verified or changed to your value. I typically use Lee bullet data for my loads and vary seating depth.
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    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    If I could only hunt squirrels at the house. But NO season where I can hunt.
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    05-23-2022, 11:34 AM
    Just sort out the good ones and recoat the others, lightly. Or use some tumble lube LLA or BLL on them. Some times you loose coating when sizing also. I stand all mine, tried the dump once, not for me. I never turned down the temp, if air cooling,...
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    05-18-2022, 04:07 PM
    popper replied to a thread A Little About Auto Paint in Our Town
    Several years ago I watched a paint tech (contract guy) do bumpers at the dealer (toyota or nissan, forget). Small sprayer from the back of his van. One coat primer and second color. Done in 15 min. Yup, the paint isn't cheap. IIRC about 100$ plus...
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    05-18-2022, 04:00 PM
    popper replied to a thread bamboo bed sheets in Our Town
    Bed of nails anyone?
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    05-18-2022, 03:57 PM
    popper replied to a thread Cody, Wyoming in Our Town
    Be sure to go down the falls ladders. Look for a collection of cars at the turnouts - usually bears feeding on elk or bison. You need a good spotting scope. Took the kids on the back trail cookout, was fun, about 30 yrs ago.
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    05-17-2022, 07:55 PM
    works fine. Chrony is out of business now.
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    05-17-2022, 02:08 PM
    It was a recently 'dead' 150ish# boar (some 9mm and then 40sw to the head). Shot in gut and got pass through, not in shoulder. IIRC, soft alloy 185gr FP & 29gr 3031. Exit on gut shot was ~45 size. Shot from 3-4 ft., marlin 30/30. Hog was towed...
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    05-16-2022, 02:08 PM
    popper replied to a thread AR Triggers in Factory Rifles
    Timney and CMC for mine, work great. Buddy shot mine and we immediately went to the shop and bought one (CMC) for his ruger AR. I installed it that afternoon so he could use it for pig hunting that nite.
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    05-16-2022, 11:36 AM
    My BO pig load is a 145gr PB PCd FN about COWW with some Cu added, pushed about 2k fps. I tried soft 185gr from 30/30 and got only entrance hole in shoulder. My alloy in 40sw went tail to snout and broke front leg on 130# hog. Fired into rock bank,...
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    05-14-2022, 01:08 PM
    You have a +/- 10 thou OAL variation, PC normally gives +3. First, you load seems a little light for 231 so no pressure rise problem. TC nose needs a flat seater stem or at min one that is flat for your nose. I don't remember if I turned the RCBS...
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    05-14-2022, 12:39 PM
    New gal running the army decided to train troops in Alaska (probably good idea) but over watch is needed. Article stated it was a planning mission and NO thought as to clearing or investigation of area for large animals. Basic boss error. Hope we...
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    05-14-2022, 12:32 PM
    popper replied to a thread Yamaha TTR 125 in Our Town
    Is the needle adjustable? And float set correct?
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    05-14-2022, 12:22 PM
    Women from 'Day One' want to be in control. The amount of control differs. As long as they accept the limited amount of control they are allowed, no problem. Whether it is guns, motorcycles, job, what ever.
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    05-14-2022, 10:53 AM
    303 - that ridge is normal, difference between 'flowing' and non flowing expansion. One state is 'liquid' and the other is plastic. Energy from impact heats the nose which flows real well, base doesn't get as much heat energy so doesn't 'flow' as...
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    05-14-2022, 10:41 AM
    Tend to go along with BigSlugs comment. However - as 'we' have not travelled to other 'worlds' nor found 'intelligent' beings, why do people think they are more advanced than us? Secular beliefs or not, logic states that given the same time, there...
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    05-13-2022, 10:13 AM
    popper replied to a thread Thoughts on Henry .308 in Leverguns
    If you can find one west of Mississippi good luck. Been looking for one for 2 yrs. Gunbroker appears to have some but they have changed policy now so I don't particularly like to do business with them.
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    05-12-2022, 11:03 AM
    You set your die to give proper H.S. for your gun. The only purpose of H.S. is to keep the case head VERY close to the bolt surface. The actual number is irrelevant. Same with COAL.
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    05-10-2022, 10:48 AM
    cast and jacketed bullets --- somebody else already asked why so my remark is that is dangerous for jacketed as you might get one stuck.
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    05-10-2022, 10:45 AM
    I don't use any length measurement, seat to what fits and works. As seating depth changes pressure, work up the load for a proper seated bullet. Any published load is just a hint to me. Too many variables. I don't have any molds with crimp grooves.
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    05-10-2022, 10:39 AM
    Tried it in 30/30 marlin. Hunting? Nope, second shot would jam on the paper. Half the time you get confetti to pick up -paper either comes off or stays on to the target. Not worth the trouble.
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    05-09-2022, 12:15 PM
    I tested PC on or not on base, no difference. PB or GCd.
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    05-09-2022, 11:47 AM
    Personally I don't like the grooved plate, spillover into other cavities tends to increase bad pours. Washer tension is to keep the plate from getting crooked when cutting the sprue and allow for expansion of mould. I run mine 50% compressed for...
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    05-09-2022, 11:40 AM
    Think of it as a fabric coating on the bullet. Add some lube to reduce friction. Tried it in 30/30 and quit, labor and feeding problems. PC or HiTek works fine and much less PITA. Have fun if you want to experiment.
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    05-05-2022, 12:07 PM
    popper replied to a thread Had to buy a tire in Our Town
    You think tires are expensive, wait till you get the LPG cost adjustment bill for 95$/mo. And 26$/mo for winter usage. Spike market pricing. Same kinda thing for Elec. Gonna be bad this summer.
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    05-05-2022, 11:21 AM
    liberal-hippy wife - his choice, his problem. Unfortunately, many more to come. Can't shoot Bambi - your problem. Yes I know folks that won't allow guns (for SD) in the house as they choose not to shoot somebody. Well, their choice/problem. 911 is...
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    05-05-2022, 11:14 AM
    If a 'contractor' sends the client to get parts, not a contractor. And when the workers run to the local BB store to get parts, find a different 'contractor'. Handy man is not a contractor! Yrs ago my bro got assigned a job where the manager...
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    05-04-2022, 02:17 PM
    I've done 50:1 in 40sw but not PCd. Got to watch, they come out sized smaller. and the 9mm case is really tough.
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    05-04-2022, 02:13 PM
    The Lee elec. full of alloy will get you ~500 200gr bullets. Easily 1000 per day, unless you ladle pour. I can't cast more than 500 at a sitting so refill the pot and wait an hour to begin again - actually I refill when 1/4 full, speeds it up. 6x...
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    05-04-2022, 01:19 PM
    popper replied to a thread Computer Software in Our Town
    Just play with it. Choose caliber, bullet, powder, barrel length and charge. All choices are in a pop-up menu. Works good.
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    05-04-2022, 01:17 PM
    popper replied to a thread Had to buy a tire in Our Town
    hybrid patch/plug system where the patch includes a plug that is installed from the inside also sealing the tread area. They work. Was thinking of an all wheel drive Ford for next car, maybe not now.
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    05-04-2022, 01:06 PM
    Once by a Chiropractor. Then he tried to crack my neck. Never going back. A roller or vibrator from wife only anymore. Hair cut lady uses one on the shoulders that feels good for an hour.
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    05-04-2022, 10:23 AM
    Assume it's pure lead? 45 is kinda low pressure, try it in 9mm.
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    05-04-2022, 10:16 AM
    sight/touch/feel. I don't trim cases so they are all different. Using the Lee flare tool in the SS press, I set it to touch the mouth, then give it a hard tap (estimate how far the handle needs to move). And keep it handy in the Lee hand press when...
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    05-04-2022, 10:06 AM
    Yup, 400 is pretty long for anything at an animal. I figure 200 max with cast (or anything for me) out of 308. IIRC 300 is the Mil expectation of combat. And you get another target if that didn't work, sometimes.
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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