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    Today, 02:48 AM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread Stand or sit in Cast Boolits
    I stand , same with reloading , but I found you want to buy anti fatigue mats to cushion where you stand , and make a foot stool , mine is 6 feet long about 6-8 inches high made of hardwood . Rest a foot up there and use when you need a short...
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    06-20-2021, 10:37 PM
    Those Pedersoli pistols are meant for patched round ball , but you can try your bullets as are loaded like maxi balls , if they are dead soft and will engrave to the rifling on loading seat firm to powder , I would start out at 25 grains and work up...
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    06-18-2021, 02:19 PM
    Looking for the following items Lyman 412263 405 Winchester dies 457-460 Postell or similar style mold 45-60 brass
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    06-17-2021, 04:05 PM
    I picked up a 40-90 sharps straight , supposed to be original chamber not the shiloh sharps version , brass is not cheap and not readily available , but it is fun to shoot . So bought a 40-65 from Dixie , still waiting on the brass from Starline...
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    06-16-2021, 11:31 AM
    I liked the hats , good video.
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    06-08-2021, 11:50 PM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread Ammo on the Shelves? in Our Town
    I saw remington 300 savage 51 dollars a box , online and in shops I have been looking for 16 gauge , did get some wads and hulls and a loader . 410 I was asked about by a coworker , found a B&P at natchezz for 12.50 a box limit 10 sold out pretty...
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    06-01-2021, 01:31 PM
    Old prices for fresh powder of course , and no haz mat and that is just the beginning , I would buy some then , well maybe . Zombie threads back from the dead , Unique in its own way .
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    05-28-2021, 10:57 PM
    I approached it from another angle and when I had my mold cut I requested a smaller diameter and then I powder coat and all is well . No sizing needed and none wanted , shoot as cast .
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    05-28-2021, 12:14 AM
    I would have liked to keep water boiling but do not have the metal trough , so I took the suggestion of a pvc pipe , I capped one end made it long enough for a muzzle loader 42 inch barrel and pour boiling water in and sit a cup over top , the water...
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    05-28-2021, 12:07 AM
    I am running the lee 2r powder coated no issues in all my 1911 45acp and all other 45acp firearms along with MP molds and NOE and no issues all of them unthroated , that lee 1r mold I had to seat deeper and did not like it so it is only for 45colt...
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    05-27-2021, 12:43 PM
    I run a oily patch through with some light grease afterwards and yes I plug my bores , wooden dowels tapered and tapped in and have used a reject cast bullet in muzzle , I had a couple hi point carbines in 45acp that had rough nasty looking bores...
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    05-27-2021, 01:56 AM
    I use the rust blue and boiling distilled water , works for me , I wipe the rusting solution on and steam it with a tea pot sit to rust and wipe off with denim and retreat and steam , repeat as needed then boiling distilled water in a pipe , ...
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    05-27-2021, 01:41 AM
    I will say stop dropping the slide on a round in the chamber , not worried about a discharge It is your extractor that you will mess up and then you will have issues until you replace it , A 1911 is designed to feed from the magazine , please...
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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