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    12-01-2021, 05:05 PM
    Three44s replied to a thread New Caliber in Special Projects
    While I am no particular fan of the Axis, I am of the regular Savage and Stevens rifle’s. Barrel wise there is no difference. I was like you, hung up on cheap .223 brass but in the meantime a good friend unloaded his big stash of once fired...
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    11-30-2021, 10:01 PM
    Three44s replied to a thread 35 rem buck in Hunting with CB's
    Great! Way to go! Three44s
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    11-29-2021, 11:46 AM
    Good question! I farm and ranch with a bad back and we have more than our “fair share” of heavy equipment. At a 5000 pound rating and that’s on a dozer (truck mounted means less rating yet) it’s not a veritable sky hook but it sure will lift a...
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    11-29-2021, 02:06 AM
    I can get something stirred up picture wise but you know, old dogs can not learn too fast! The name Trackson and associated company was also applied to “Trackscavators”. They worked with Caterpillar Co. putting loader frames onto new Cat dozers,...
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    11-29-2021, 01:27 AM
    Ever hear of a Trackson Swing Crane? As you can see from the link above, they were mounted on crawlers but in their second lives, sometimes on trucks. I was...
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    11-29-2021, 12:17 AM
    First off, thank you for bringing this to Cast Boolits members attention and in doing a very professional job describing via written posts and some very good photography! But just a caution, I am a little nervous about you congregating your wet...
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    11-28-2021, 11:59 PM
    Three44s replied to a thread M1 carbines in Military Rifles
    “...... plenty accurate for what they were designed for, .......” I agree, but they are often characterized as poor in accuracy. If you could see the shape my poor Inland appears to be in (mostly the deteriorated wood though) you might be a bit...
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    11-28-2021, 10:35 PM
    Three44s replied to a thread M1 carbines in Military Rifles
    As a kid of the “60’s and early 70’s” and interested in bustin’ coyotes, it was long range varmint gun’s that I fancied! I would drool over those ballistic charts that gave velocity, energy and bullet drop information. Looking at those numbers...
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    11-28-2021, 09:30 PM
    +10! That’s what I did, procured a tossed container of that stuff my brother “used up”. Enough left for many casting sessions. Three44s
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    11-26-2021, 08:42 PM
    I was studying a local gunsmith’s Model 52 CZ and noted that it would be more useful if it had a rail under the frame. He gave me a funny look and grabbed a rear scope base for a 99 Savage. It lined up very close to level with the bore and the...
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    11-26-2021, 01:03 PM
    As some have stated, the move to CNC cut cavities is a watershed moment. Molds that were cut with cherries (old school) are suspect but the new molds if done diligently are going to not vary enough to amount to a hill of beans. That said, a...
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    11-26-2021, 12:28 PM
    Try the Lille pinkie test! When a shooter reads “308”, the 308 Win comes to mind, hence the pinkie. If it’s a loose fit then as suggested, the old Norma Mag is a possibility. It will take some fooling around with some various cartridge...
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    11-26-2021, 12:20 PM
    Three44s replied to a thread Powder Valley in Our Town
    Powder is created with lots of ingredients, many owing their existence to energy. Three44s
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    11-25-2021, 10:33 PM
    The main thing is you are not stuck down under that mess! That would be very bad! Just kidding, have a great Thanksgiving! Three44s
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    11-25-2021, 12:50 AM
    I run into the same issue with my waffle top Marlin with the RCBS 200 gr boolit sized to .359” Seated a bit deeper I got around it. Three44s
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    11-24-2021, 12:25 AM
    Three44s replied to a thread The Twelfth Man in Our Town
    Yes, a real hair raiser! Most folks do not know this but Norway was very important to Hitler strategically. There were the sub pens in Trondheim and the Heavy Water project. Kirk Douglas starred in a movie about the Commando raid on the Heavy...
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    11-23-2021, 01:16 AM
    Three44s started a thread The Twelfth Man in Our Town
    Scene from The Twelfth Man: A remake of a true story of this mans ordeal: I read this as “We Die Alone” in High...
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    11-22-2021, 11:38 PM
    When a die maker builds a conventional neck sizer or full length sizer die the neck sizing portion of the die is most generally dimensioned to size the case neck too small. Leaving the sizing button off would likely cause a bullet to require too...
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    11-21-2021, 05:17 PM
    I used regular neck dies for a number of years before switching to the Lee collet neck sizer. I also used regular full length sizers for a while before going to neck sizing. IMO, a collet die works equally well on rimless cases as it does for...
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    11-20-2021, 06:19 PM
    You can buy an undersized mandrel from Lee. Three44s
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    11-19-2021, 08:01 PM
    When I contemplate adding a cartridge to my mix that I shoot and hand load for, I always check to see if Lee makes a collet die for it. If it is not available, I do not automatically shy away from it but lack of availability from them does back me...
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    11-17-2021, 09:47 AM
    Great partnership! Three44s
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    11-17-2021, 01:57 AM
    That’s an awesome development! Good on you for mentoring the young fellow! Three44s
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    11-15-2021, 10:28 AM
    I like pumps and have a 25 Rem in a 141 which they say was only done for a short time but value for value you did rather well on that one! Very nice JM Marlin! Three44s
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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
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