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    Yesterday, 12:56 AM
    There was a warning about Blue Dot use several years ago about it being sensitive in cold weather loads. I wrote them about the warning and they answered me right away that the load I was using was perfectly safe in my .41 magnum; it was a reduced...
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    Yesterday, 12:42 AM
    Yes they are re-usable and the way things are going politically and manufacture wise, we may have to go back to them.
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    01-18-2022, 07:41 PM
    I started out using it in 12 gauge shotgun loads but soon switched to 700X. The 800 burned dirty(filthy really) but did give very good load results. I really believe the reason 800 was so dirty for me was that I was using it for lighter trap and...
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    01-17-2022, 06:42 PM
    I have been using Lee case trimmers for years now with a power drill clamped to a table. One thing though, go slow and do not put a lot of pressure on the cutter. The tip on the end of the cutter is not hardened and otherwise will wear fast and...
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    01-17-2022, 05:57 PM
    I will take the .45 Colt Starline cases. pm coming
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    01-17-2022, 05:19 PM
    I was 20 years old when I got my first 30-06 and I haven't been without one since. I will leave this old world before I ever am without one again. james
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    01-14-2022, 08:47 PM
    I had bought a set of .45LC Cowboy dies and they came with a RN seater plug. I contacted RCBS about a SWC plug and they sent me one free. I tried to pay for it but they would not let me. Contact them, you got nothing to loose. james
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    01-11-2022, 03:37 PM
    TNsailorman replied to a thread M48 in Military Rifles
    Last 3 nights have run from 14 degrees to 19 degrees. But it gets up to around 40+ during the day. But the wind has been running from 10 to around 30 miles per hour during the day making it a tough day to shoot. I will wait for less wind and more...
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    01-11-2022, 03:33 PM
    I have among others the following: 1. The Pattern 1914 and U.S. Model 1917 Rifles By Charles R. Stratton 2. The Remington Historical Treasury of American Guns By Harold L. Peterson 3. The Ninety-Nine , A Historyof the Savage Model 99 Rifle By...
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    01-11-2022, 12:34 PM
    Talo site says none available.
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    01-07-2022, 08:40 PM
    Howdy Folks! Yup, I am lookin for a stock for the old '06. It dont hafta be much, just not cracked. If it is plastic, it must have the metal in it for rigidity. Thank y'all for your time :) Dee Dee :)
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    01-06-2022, 06:43 PM
    Congratulations, the 450 is my all time favorite press, among the multi stage presses. I have been watching for one to buy but people who have them either have no intentions of selling or think they are made of gold. Enjoy, james
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    01-06-2022, 06:37 PM
    I wanted one of those in 30-06 back in the day but could not afford one. That did not stop me from drooling all over the Herter's catalog. I miss the old Herter's Company. james
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    01-05-2022, 04:13 PM
    Thanks for the link Smoke. I just might call them. james
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    01-05-2022, 02:39 PM
    I split the blanket with Lyman some years ago over their lack of customer service. I just had the same thing happen to me with DeWalt. I bought a skill saw and it came without the nut to hold the blade on the shaft. I called them and spent...
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    12-30-2021, 03:55 PM
    Thank lyou for that link Digger. I foung it very interesting. Evidently the "autobiography" that I bought and read was more ifction than truth. There were many old mountain men that deserve reading about and I read everything I could get my hands...
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    12-30-2021, 02:45 PM
    Since it was you Dad's gun, it is a family heirloom and as such I would not change it. I am with Larry on this, if yo want a shooter, there are plenty on the market to choose from and good ones to boot. You can buy one from a standard shooter to a...
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    12-30-2021, 02:09 PM
    Definitely hollywoodized movie but intertaining. The story is based on several incidents but mostly as stated on "Liver eating Johnson". I don't believe anyone would call him a canibal to his face and live. Eating the liver of an enemy back then...
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    12-28-2021, 10:59 AM
    I am not now or ever been an "expert" but never let that bother me when I got a wild hair idea. But those days passed with my youth and they are now gone forever. Back in the day I got interested in the improved cartridge idea. I wrote the "man"...
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    12-27-2021, 12:24 PM
    I have owned and used the Frankfort Arsenal wet tumblers and I now have a Thumblers Tumbler. The Franfort's did the job but were a little bit of a pain to gt the stainless pins out of them. They also leaked a little but not real bad. I even...
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    12-26-2021, 11:30 PM
    Back in the 60's there was a long rang shooting group in Arizonia (I think) that fired 20mm anti tank guns in the desert. The range targets were at 1000 and I think I remember 2000 yards. Ol Western Scrounger was one of the guys you could get 20mm...
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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