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    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    kbstenberg replied to a thread 358 Winchester in Special Projects
    I just finished almost the same rifle. I started with an Axis LH action a Shaw 19" barrel with a 1 in 16 twist. Last week a shot my first rounds out of it. I was looking more to FF the cases (308) than anything
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    Yesterday, 11:00 AM
    kbstenberg replied to a thread air compressor problem in AirGuns
    Thank you both. I will start a search today.
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    01-21-2022, 07:47 PM
    Like usual i purchased this Young Hang air compressor but wasn't able to use it till after the warranty expired. An on the second use it quit compressing air. If someone could send me a link to someone that could fix my compressor I would be...
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    01-21-2022, 01:56 PM
    Larry, Was hoping you would weigh in here. I would trade but the hazmat hassle prevents that. Kinda what I was figuring on the switch between the two. Have been doing it in the .45/70 for years with no adverse affects but my loads are...
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    01-21-2022, 10:22 AM
    I hope I'm not repeating a discussion topic here. I'm faced with a delima. After my yearn for shooting the big calibers like the .375 H & H and .458 Win Mag, I've downsized over the years and have a stash of Federal 215 Magnum Rifle primers left...
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    01-20-2022, 08:33 PM
    kbstenberg replied to a thread Car 54, where are you? in Our Town
    Since reading this thread I have started watching old Tarzan / Captain Gallant / Jungle Jim movies on Youtube
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    01-20-2022, 08:27 PM
    I am feeling so EMBARASED! I worked on the firing mechanism the other day and i neglected to put the disconnector back into the trigger. I properly put ALL of the components back into the lower and everything is working great. 2 slow mag dumps and...
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    01-20-2022, 11:26 AM
    Is the buffer marked as to what weight it is? Can I weigh the buffer on a scale? Where would i go to get a lighter weight buffer?
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  • beagle's Avatar
    01-19-2022, 11:34 PM
    You might locate some of the old Norma Re loads made for the Ruger carbine way back when. Ought to be some around. Not supposed to but I shot some in a Model 29 6 1/2" once against a SBH against refrigerators at the local dump. Three side by side...
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    01-19-2022, 08:21 PM
    I am having trouble with my AR9 not resetting the trigger. When i fire a round. the spent case is successfully being ejected and the next round is picked up and fed into the chamber. But the trigger was not reset to the hammer. So the gun cannot...
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    01-19-2022, 07:02 PM
    When I wanted to put some flames on some black powder bullets (to improve velocity- trust me on this) I used a salt shaker to sprinkle some red PC Loren
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    01-18-2022, 10:48 AM
    I hunt only with my daughter and grandson. I give them 3 shells opening morning. They know that if it takes them all 3 shells to kill a deer. Next year they only get 2 shells. And they better not ask me to finish off their cripple. This year it took...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    01-16-2022, 12:08 PM
    Lead is where you find it and sometimes in stray places. Got a friend that works for the water department. Has to test the town's water supply on a periodic basis. After the test, he has to seal the port with a lead seal that's about the size of...
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    01-15-2022, 10:26 PM
    There is a (US) company that specializes in replacement parts for all kinds of firearms. They have a replacement handle that attaches in place of the original bolt handle. Has anyone ever used on of them. They are a little larger in dia. And longer...
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    01-13-2022, 11:35 AM
    beagle replied to a thread Silver Bullet in Cast Boolits
    Years and years ago I dabbled into that "once" and that was all. Used a Lyman "dipper" ladle and a torch to melt. Candidate was a 358311. The problem is to get everything right. Mould has to be hot as hades and so does the ladle and silver. I...
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    01-13-2022, 11:18 AM
    How many are you looking for?/beagle
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    01-12-2022, 07:10 PM
    You have a PM./beagle
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  • onceabull's Avatar
    01-11-2022, 06:09 PM
    Thank you for the effort/expense making this data available... THose with a Rem.mdl.760 in 35 R. can come close to 358 Win.power with that LE load..!!!! LOOK OUT ELK IN THE STICK TIMBER...
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  • rockshooter's Avatar
    01-10-2022, 11:26 PM
    could you hit it with a torch- kinda unsolder it? Loren
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    01-10-2022, 11:19 PM
    I held one here this week- priced at $325- which is too much for what I held- grips had the common poor fit. Loren
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  • beagle's Avatar
    01-08-2022, 11:40 AM
    Before you try, go to Castpics. Look at Articles by Members and look for an article titled Modifying Moulds and read it before you start. May save some bumps along the way. Then, have at it. You get stuck, PM me and I'll try and help./beagle
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  • beagle's Avatar
    01-07-2022, 06:32 PM
    Go the pin route as Tony suggested. I use regular steel round stock. Knobs can be obtained fron the local hobby store. Threaded sleeves fron Ace Hardware. I've made dozens. The first one takes a bit of a learning curve but after that a drill...
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  • onceabull's Avatar
    01-07-2022, 04:05 PM
    Maybe worth noting is that United Sporting Arms revolvers started out as "Abilenes"..personally I've never found much difference in quality between those and the Sevilles I've owned...the Hamllton Bowen 38/40 reworked Abilene is the one I miss....
    11 replies | 544 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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