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    07-17-2021, 10:16 PM
    I went to a show a few months ago and then the next month , had some stuff that was okay and was worth the going , it is entertainment and a chance to meet like minded people , and sometimes one finds something that one wants . I enjoyed the...
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    07-17-2021, 10:10 PM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread Nickle cases in Our Town
    I have seen nickle plated flake , it does seem to chip and flake off over repeated loadings , I prefer brass but nickle plated in a leather shell belt will not turn green as brass will . To each their own preference , I use it as I use all brass...
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    07-17-2021, 03:50 PM
    Having logged right next door on Long Island I would have to say the rainy day was at that time almost every day , nice country I can still remember the spring water up high on the cliff above dova bay , some good memories .
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    07-10-2021, 10:50 PM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread Uberti 1876 in .45-60 in Leverguns
    I got a 1876 Uberti but mine was in 50-95 , I would have took any of the calibers they are made in if the price was good , good find and have fun shooting it .
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    07-10-2021, 10:47 PM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread Casting Season in Cast Boolits
    I tend to cast as needed no matter the time of year , or when the weather is nasty and store for the future . As I have a new mold in the proper size and weight for my Pedersoli Sharps I will be casting no matter what the temps are when home ,...
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    07-10-2021, 10:43 PM
    Those who subscribe to the bulge busting , should keep them for their own use , but invariably someone sells them , I have had a bulge busted case split , when I find them I throw in the scrap where any compromised case should be put .
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    07-09-2021, 03:56 PM
    Do not reload them is the best advice , was not just glock who made unsupported chambers , do not bulge bust them either there is a weaked section now and all resizing does is try to make it less obvious .
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    07-05-2021, 11:08 AM
    I would just bake them if as they had not been baked at all , then you are sure they have the right time and temp for full cure .
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    07-04-2021, 11:58 PM
    I will take #1 - RCBS Cowboy 3 Die set, 38-55 Win, as new, in brown plastic box. I bought New, years ago, and loaded less than 50 rds. $55.00 and $8.00 Shipping by priority. Sending a pm , thank you
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    07-04-2021, 11:34 PM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread building collapse in Our Town
    Above link contains the catch all phrase towards the bottom of build back stronger sound familiar ?
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    07-03-2021, 12:53 AM
    Black powder belongs to a class of explosives called deflagrating or low explosives. ... Low explosives react so slowly that they will not produce an explosion unless confined. It is the sudden liberation of gases due to the bursting of the...
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    07-02-2021, 11:07 PM
    Black powder is a low explosive , you are making a mountain out of a mole hill , smokeless under pressure will do the same , black powder is more misunderstood and the above link shows 2 tons , I suggest you research more and see what 2 tons of...
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    07-01-2021, 10:42 PM
    Club is more of a membership range , really only club activity is yearly meeting canceled do to covid , and the shooting matches . It is an affiliated club so I meet all the requirements , I included a letter with paperwork and used the contact...
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    07-01-2021, 01:22 PM
    I called him last month , he commented on he is having supply issues for some of the larger molds . I have bought quite a few of his molds , will buy more in the future when enough is in stock .
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    07-01-2021, 12:10 AM
    I lapped my new valve for a better seal on my pro melt 2 , I got a timer to go in receptacle to set time to shut down after turning pid temp to zero , then it gets the time to cool down and will power off on its own .
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    07-01-2021, 12:04 AM
    Sounds like a curing issue not a size issue
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    06-29-2021, 01:22 PM
    I agree the one with the bank account the cards draw from is making interest , and fees for any reason out of a card that was issued in place of payment for wages is stealing .
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    06-29-2021, 01:16 PM
    Its $100 a year dues , a one time initiation fee , private range / club rifle to 400 yards pistol to 50 yards , allowed to mine the berms , just put it back , pick up your mess . I mine the berms a few times a year , they run 3 Garand matches a...
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    06-28-2021, 07:51 PM
    This is for a pair of M1 Garands , I shoot one that dates to september of 1941 , and have gave my son 1 and my son in law 1 , also my father who is 92 has 1 I gave him years ago , as after Korea in 50-51 he no longer had one as his remained at the...
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    06-28-2021, 06:01 PM
    I would use that barrel after shortened and re breached for building another gun , after cutting off the crack , tap and breach get a stock to inlet , it already has the barrel tenons and sights , time for a custom build of your own .
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    06-28-2021, 05:50 PM
    I have a FFL who does my transfers , he is away on vacation , I will have him send forms as I am sure he has done this before or whatever CMP advises .
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    06-28-2021, 05:28 PM
    So finally got around to downloading the forms , filling out notary stamped and sent in , but being as how I live in the socialist utopia of inslee/seattle AKA Washington state , I have to have it sent to a FFL , and no where does the CMP have the...
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    06-28-2021, 05:23 PM
    Headspace , really ? I can load them and fire them just like some on here do with the 40s&w in a 10mm , I have seen 9mm fired out of a 40 s&w so headspace ? they are being held by the extractor or the 9mm would fall in to deep to fire , I am not...
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    06-28-2021, 04:11 PM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread Found these in Cast Boolits
    I have a hollow point thompson center 50 caliber mold ,, they called it the maxi hunter and those look identical to the ones I have cast .
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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