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    04-18-2021, 09:07 PM
    Welcome to the forum, lot's of help here. What Larry said is exactly what I do and my range lead comes from a place that shoots muzzle loader matches so it is pretty soft. With 2% tin I have shot some loads up to 2k fps with no leading , but I...
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    04-14-2021, 01:56 PM
    When you add lighting, place the lights over the bench and not over your standing area. I made that mistake and when I wanted to lean over to look at something , it cast a shadow so I moved my lights directly over the bench. Also, the new LED...
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    04-13-2021, 11:49 AM
    It does indeed look like the Lee mold. You are fortunate to have found one in todayís world! My guns donít seem to care what powder I use. I think it may be because the rounded meplat kind of self centers onto the forcing cone, but that is only my...
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    04-12-2021, 05:29 PM
    Daekar, this is my go to boolit for 357's and 38 Spl's AND 38 S&W's. It is accurate in everything I ever shot it in. ( about 8 guns) It is one of Tom's molds at Accurate Molds. It is a #358160H-D. With my mix of range lead and 2% tin, it drops...
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    04-12-2021, 04:46 PM
    My son used to call me The Fred Sanford of brass scroungers. After pricing factory ammo currently cost and trying to find brass to load, he sees the wisdom of my hoarding. I only wish the political climate that caused all these shortages was not...
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    04-08-2021, 05:50 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread CZ Safeties in Factory Rifles
    I bought a CZ 527 Carbine. Its a neat little gun but I think I will buy a youth model of another brand when and if, my grandson decides he would like to shoot and/or hunt. I really like the 13/12" length of pull. By the time I put a flannel shirt...
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    04-06-2021, 08:20 PM
    I have a new pair of brown duck Carhart's I wear to cast and they are long enough to go over the laces in my shoes. The "newness" in these overalls turn hot lead pretty well. My son donated a canvas welding jacket and along with my safety glass that...
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    04-06-2021, 08:09 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Primers in Cast Boolits
    And.... having a hoard of new to the game handloaders who picked the absolute worst time ever to start.
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    04-06-2021, 07:59 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread CZ Safeties in Factory Rifles
    Well I have one now and the safety works forward for safe and rearward to fire. Before I bought it, I called CZ-USA just to make sure and the CS guy said that the 550's had changed but the 527's still work the way mine does. I asked him if there was...
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    04-04-2021, 06:10 PM
    I found an old welding jacket and cut it up with 2 thickness's on my Bulls bag to protect it from the flash. Thrift store find
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    04-04-2021, 06:05 PM
    I have a Lyman 55 and a Uniflow with large and small rotors + baffel and the Uni works perfect for me. I load 32 Long's with some really small charges. Like Dale said, consistent operation is the key. The Redding's have a stellar reputation too.
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    04-04-2021, 05:41 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Filler under powder? in Cast Boolits
    Cap'n, if you do decide to try this, use a powder that is easy to ignite and not a slow burning ball powder. There is a real danger in the incomplete ignition of some powders which produces a gas that is very erratic and spikes pressures quick and...
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    04-03-2021, 05:06 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Filler under powder? in Cast Boolits
    Cap'n, I'm not a ballistician by a long shot but it would appear to me that, in that scenario, you would have to ignite the filler before the powder charge and the term "erratic" is the first thing that comes to mind. Sounds scary to me.
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    03-29-2021, 09:49 AM
    murf205 replied to a thread Kimber 84L? in Factory Rifles
    I've got a 7/08 Kimber 84M and I really like it. Mine didn't shoot as well as I thought it should when I first bought it so I sent it back to the mother ship and they put another .100" in the throat and recrowned the barrel. Presto, now it shoots...
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    03-28-2021, 05:02 PM
    I thought the same thing Doug. Riddle, mark that cylinder and be on the lookout for fliers from that one. If that happens, it's a pretty simple fix. Good luck and let us know how it shoots.
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    03-25-2021, 12:52 PM
    I would load about 10 of each and let the Ruger tell you what it likes.
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    03-23-2021, 11:20 AM
    murf205 replied to a thread Don't move in Our Town
    I thought about moving and downsizing. All I really need is a place for the gun safe(s), lead, reloading stuff, casting stuff, ammo, jig making stuff, fishing tackle, rods, reels, minnow tank, bolt and nut and screw stash, saws, drill press, drills...
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    03-23-2021, 11:06 AM
    murf205 replied to a thread I am not dead...yet in Our Town
    Charlie, you and Duckiller belong to a very exclusive club that I'm sure you have paid some very high dues to be in. My prayers to both of you and glad to have you both in action and this site. This old geezer thing is not so easy sometimes, believe...
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    03-22-2021, 09:55 PM
    This mold is from Accurate Molds and it gets my vote for a real thumper of a boolit out of a 10mm SRH. Dangit, Cargo, you're giving me the itch for one!!
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    03-22-2021, 09:36 PM
    Cargo, you did well. IMHO you have the most accurate factory stock revolver made and that is satisfying to say the least. The way the SRH locks up into battery keeps the cylinder in nearly perfect alignment with the barrels forcing cone. Yeah, they...
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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
U.S. Army Medic, NRA Life member
Dead center of Alabama
If it cost money, I like it
Retired journeyman wireman. You couldn't work me with a laxative now


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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