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    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    Light strikes that fire on the second hit are the classic symptom of primers not fully seated into the primer pocket . Happens with your reloads right ! The answer is to seat each primer all the way into the bottom of the pocket ... push them in...
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    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    What I find funny is you are up in Alberton , Mt. and I'm down South in Louisiana ... We have the same (or similar) bugs and have for my whole life known them as "Stink Bugs" ... Seems like them things live everywhere throughout North America ....
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    10-05-2022, 01:19 PM
    Awesome ... Color Me Green ... I want one too . I sorta like the real walnut grips but I'm a wood person . Looking Good . Honestly ... how is the trigger pull . It's supposed to be better since this one doesn't have the magazine safety . A...
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    10-05-2022, 12:04 PM
    I'll tell you what beats them all ... A little gadget called a Lee Ram Prime #90106 used in a Lee Hand Press #90685 . makes the best , no plastic parts , primer seating tool there is . I have two hand presses and use one for seating large and...
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    10-05-2022, 11:17 AM
    Holy Smokes ! Sure glad you are OK . Black Powder doesn't burn ... it just all goes up all at once . Eye protection is important ... I'm sure that's what saved your's . I wear thick tri-focal's all the time , just to see , but you guy's who...
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    10-04-2022, 12:20 PM
    :goodpost: Awesome ! That pistol is so Good Looking I want one just because of the impressive looks ... appears to be blue steel and checkered walnut ... drop dead gorgeous !!! I can't wait for your range report on it ... if it shoots well ......
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    10-04-2022, 12:08 PM
    I grew up reading the writings of Elmer Keith and Skeeter Skelton ... They claimed the SWC was better ... Gary
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    10-04-2022, 12:04 PM
    Brass doesn't last forever ... load them long enough and they eventually let go . Most crack at the mouth from crimping but I've had it seperate at the factory cannelure on the body , about half way down , at times I had some split length ways on...
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    10-04-2022, 11:05 AM
    I don't have either mould ... only the drawings to look at that aren't dimensioned or to scale . They appear quite similar . The Lyman #356402 appears to have a slightly more pronounced, and slightly wider , front driving band ... And the grease...
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    10-04-2022, 10:29 AM
    Technically Not Considered "Firearm" as per their definitions . I ordered a 1851 Navy Colt reproduction from Dixie Gun Works and it arrived at my house , don't remember the carrier, but the package was simply left inside our screened in porch like...
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    10-04-2022, 09:41 AM
    What round is the new barrel chambered for ... Details are pesky ... but they matter ... ... A Lot ! Gary
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    10-03-2022, 10:55 AM
    :goodpost: Excellent Advice ! The Lee C309-170-F should work for this as Larry outlines . It works in my 30-06 with it's minimum dimensioned (tight) chamber and throat ... but they can't be powder coated and must be sized .309" ... for many...
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    10-02-2022, 07:54 PM
    For about thirty-five years I had many Lyman moulds and only one set of handles . Moulds were expensive and the danged handles cost as much as a mould ... being dirtpoor , I could buy the mould but not the handles ... so we kept taking them off and...
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    10-02-2022, 11:24 AM
    I want to sincerely thank everyone who took the time to respond to my questions ... I have read every response and PM ... 3 or 4 times and thought it over . I think GhostHawk may have something ... how will I learn anything if I don't dip my toe...
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    10-01-2022, 06:02 PM
    I have one more question , If I accept someone as a friend ... and then later , down the road , I discover I don't like being friends ... is it easy to un-friend them ? Do you guy's have casual "friends" on Cast Boolits ... or shy away from the...
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    09-30-2022, 07:25 PM
    Let me suggest you take a long hard look at the Lee Hand Press Kit ($65.69 @ midway usa - in stock) and a set of Lee Reloading Dies ($49.92) ... for a total of about $115.00 you can get set up to load ammo while sitting at your desk or table . The...
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    09-30-2022, 06:00 PM
    When I said I was Totally Ignorant I meant it ... to me networking is when you hook a fish ... I grab the net and scoop the fish out the water . What is networking and I don't do social media . I'm not on twitter , face book , tick tock ,...
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    09-30-2022, 03:03 PM
    When the wife and I were first married and our two children were babies ... money was tight ( take home pay was $75.00 week) ... She cooked a lot of suppers with Bis-Quick using the recipes on the box ... this one with bacon or Jimmy Dean Sausage ,...
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    09-30-2022, 02:32 PM
    I'm totally ignorant when it comes to computers and site / member protocol . What I don't know about this strange computer generated world of Cast Boolits is simply amazing ... my questions involve "friends" Below my name there has appeared a...
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    09-28-2022, 07:29 PM
    I have gone to quite a few hardware stores and not found gun screws , screws for pistol grips , bolts for shotgun butt stock ... even went to a Fastener Supply Business that swore they had every fastener made ... they couldn't match the bolt for the...
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    09-28-2022, 07:07 PM
    They use the data shown in the Speer #8 Loading Manual ... Or the test barrel is a Universal Receiver ... no cylinder and no cylinder gap ... Or they calculate using the new left math ... you know 2 +2 = 12 The 38-44 loads listed in Elmer...
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    09-28-2022, 06:15 PM
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    09-26-2022, 06:31 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Primers at Powder Valley in Our Town
    Powder Valley is a legitimate and for real site/business . I bought some brass from them , ordered on Sunday night , paid with my card and had brass at noon Wednesday . Get on their e-mail list and get notified when things come in . Prices are...
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    09-25-2022, 07:08 PM
    I wonder if this might be just the ticket for Powder Coating . Those striations on the boolit body may help powder , or whatever type coating is used , stick to the surface ... I know when I paint something ... the paint sticks better if I sand...
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    09-25-2022, 06:53 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Dumb questions in Cast Boolits
    I had no idea anyone made 17 cal. moulds ... Three nice ones , a 24 gr, a 26 gr. and a 32 gr. Talk about casting small ... those are tiny ! Gary
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    09-24-2022, 04:33 PM
    I use the Lee open style for pouring mini-muffin ingots ... I never had much luck with the open dipper and boolit moulds , complete fill out was always problematic . But for actual casting of boolits with a boolit mould I use the Lyman type...
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    09-23-2022, 08:13 PM
    Honestly ... whenever I have the time to do it and when Mother Nature cooperates . I cast and size in an unheated and uncooled out building in South Louisiana .... when it's so hot and so humid that you can't breath ... I stay inside the house ....
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    09-23-2022, 07:44 PM
    You can go to Hoover Dam ... and take the ...(drum roll please)... ...DAM Tour ! Sorry I just couldn't pass up that old joke ... ... and it is really called the Dam Tour ! Gary
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    09-22-2022, 12:01 PM
    I don't know if this works for 22 cal. but it does work for 30 cal. ... A mix 50/50 of COWW and soft lead ... Air Cooled ... I have not hardness tested this but have been told (so grain of salt here) it should be a 8 bhn . It does expand in 30...
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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