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    11-27-2021, 10:20 PM
    Fatelk, on Gunbroker, Robertsons Trading Post in Tennessee has some Herretts K and L frame stocks for $41 +$4 shipping. I've been tempted but if they are genuine Herretts they ought to be worth 41 bucks everyday.
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    11-27-2021, 10:03 PM
    +1 for me too. I believe they lead easier and of 90% of the leading problems I've had are with BB booits. For those who are having good results, I'm glad for you but I firmly believe they were initially designed to facilitate dropping from the mold...
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    11-25-2021, 10:40 AM
    murf205 replied to a thread Building a Garage in Our Town
    #1, use concrete with fiberglass in it. It will greatly reduce the possibility of cracking. Make sure the recepticles are 48" to center from the floor if you have a car in there (gasoline fumes). I just helped a friend with a garage and he bought a...
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    11-24-2021, 04:22 PM
    Jugghead, welcome to the madness, it's always good to have another brother here. Lots of good info and some very knowledgeable people willing to help. I am almost sure that Henry 45 colt barrels have a 1-16" twist which should stabilize a 300 or 325...
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    11-24-2021, 03:48 PM
    By all means get a decent thermometer. You will never know the story until you do. My toaster oven was over 400 degrees and when I finally got it to 390-400, the dial said about 360! After you have gone to the trouble to cast your boolits, it is a...
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    11-22-2021, 02:41 PM
    Our club president ordered hunters to get them boars whenever possible. I don't believe you can kill them as fast as they can multiply. Here in the southeast you can't for sure. Our super conservative game and fish dept here in Alabama even gives...
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    11-21-2021, 10:26 PM
    Glad to see that you moved to America. My heart felt sympathy to shooters and casters who get demonized, no matter where they live. WE ARE NOT THE ENEMY! I know how you feel about retirement. The first couple of weeks after I retired, Mrs Murf...
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    11-21-2021, 01:26 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Lee collet die in Reloading Equipment
    I am curious as to whether anyone has ever tried neck sizing in a FL die with the expander button removed. For those who want more neck tension that would surely do it.
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    11-20-2021, 10:19 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Lee collet die in Reloading Equipment
    Thanks for the info guys. I think I will try a collet die and see if my CZ 527 likes it. I sure wish I could find some Varget or IMR 8208. My rifle seems to like BL-c2 but it is dirty.
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    11-20-2021, 05:35 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Lee collet die in Reloading Equipment
    I don't see how extra pressure on the press handle would increase the neck tension. If I see this correctly, the neck can only be sized to the mandrel size. To get more tension, you would have to reduce the mandrel diameter, right?
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    11-20-2021, 08:16 AM
    murf205 replied to a thread Lee collet die in Reloading Equipment
    Do you use the FL die first with the expander stem out of the die or the collet first when making FL sized ammo? As far as case necks, do you inside neck ream (L E Wilson) or outside turn? I have used every lube imaginable for my sizer but it still...
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    11-19-2021, 06:59 PM
    I'm sure some members here have a Lee collet die for neck sizing cases. Tell me your opinions on it please. I don't have a way to measure boolit run-out but I think I would like the idea because my 223 sizer is pretty stiff withdrawing the case.
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    11-19-2021, 06:46 PM
    We need to know what is in that drink as well! Petander, although I am not in pain any more, one of the drawbacks to having a prosthesis for a shoulder joint is that my surgeon told me to lay off the big kicking guns. I sure miss the challenge of...
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    11-14-2021, 05:57 PM
    On my 3rd trip to the range with my new-to me- 625-3 it showed me what it wanted to be fed. I am really starting to like this gun. Probably because it shoots these so well. 6.7 gr of Accurate #5 and a 253 gr Accurate molds boolit. 45"shorts" dont...
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    11-12-2021, 09:17 AM
    Why does it need a compensator?
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    11-11-2021, 06:35 PM
    Well, $32 worth of new Lee dies fixed that problem. BTW, Midwayusa got it here in 3 days.
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    11-11-2021, 06:32 PM
    Got to be kidding! $31k ! I need to find the guy who bought that. I've got some deals for him!
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    11-11-2021, 08:27 AM
    I don't mean to bash Reeder or his work, he surely knows how much his talents are worth as long as people will pony up the money. If someone just has to have a wheel gun with a 1/2" hole in the barrel, Smith and Wesson makes one that cost a lot less...
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    11-10-2021, 09:45 PM
    With a 5" barrel! In my yrs of snooping for S&W revolvers, that is the 1st I have seen.
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    11-10-2021, 09:40 PM
    I'm not trying to pic nits but it looks like the crane assembly doesn't completely lock up with the frame in the pic of the front of the cylinder. Naybe it's just me , but for $4200 I would not want to see a gap like that. If that is the way it is...
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    11-10-2021, 09:31 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread New rifle in Factory Rifles
    How much does that little gun weigh now? BTW, I have a great orthopedic surgeon here in our town when you need it, LOL! He is really good on shoulders!
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    11-10-2021, 05:37 AM
    I am starting to believe that the sizer is indeed too large. It wouldn’t be the first time an older Lyman sizer was too large. My 358 Norma Lyman sizer doesn’t size the neck with enough tension either. I have to use a 350 Rem die (RCBS) to get a...
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    11-09-2021, 09:13 PM
    I measured the brass as it came out of the sizer and it is .469 outside and .470 outside with a .4515 boolit seated in it. The brass has 2 firings on it. 45 AR brass is pretty scarce right now or I would try some new stuff.
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    11-09-2021, 04:39 PM
    Fred you are correct. I should have typed .452. Thanks. The brass Is Starline.
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    11-09-2021, 12:38 PM
    My 45 dies that I load 45AR ammo with are acp dies and they will roll crimp. The problem, I think, is an expander button that is a bit too large in diameter. Here are the pics of the expander and my boolits in the mic. The bullets shoot pretty good...
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    11-05-2021, 09:26 PM
    I do too....but....I've been trying to prove to myself that the Keith type is inferior as far as accuracy since I cast the first one in 1974 and shot it through everything you can imagine but the darn thing just keeps on performing on targets and...
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    11-02-2021, 02:02 PM
    My 629 is a -6 and my model 24 is also a -6. Both had .428 throats mixed with some .429's. In my personal experience, bevel base boolits have been the worst leading of them all.
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    11-02-2021, 08:02 AM
    My LGS got a big shipment of ammo and a fair amount of powder and Hornady,Sierra, and Nosler bullets but when I asked my friend who works there if they got any primers(of any kind), he laughed and said no.
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    11-01-2021, 09:25 PM
    Ditto for my 629, it had .4285 and s couple of .429 throats as well. The accuracy was only so-so and it would lead after a bit of shooting. Before I knew about Doug, I bought a Manson reamer and reamed it to .431and then sold it on the S&W web site....
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    11-01-2021, 09:05 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread FedEx Has my gun in Cast Boolits
    I carried the KelTec to the range on Saturday and fired 25 rounds of various factory and handloads through it and it functioned fine but it got traded to my LGS for a Ruger Ec9s. The last time I shot the Keltec it functioned fine and evidently broke...
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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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