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    Today, 07:43 PM
    I'll take #2 if it is available. PM sent. Sent from my SM-A515U using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 02:54 PM
    Not trying to hijack this. Is it a 2 3/4" chamber? That might help sell it. Sent from my SM-A515U using Tapatalk
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    09-20-2021, 03:56 PM
    If a bear of any size or color were charging my rosey red rear I would take the bear seriously. I'm a practical man, I'd shoot back with whatever I had at hand but my desired defence weapon would be a tripod mounted 12 ga., double barreled...
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    09-20-2021, 01:35 PM
    I never felt under-gunned with my Browning "Sweet Sixteen" and it handled like an extension of me. But, in the early 70s ammo was coming hard to find and shot shells were costly to reload so I traded it for Weatherby's beautiful and then new...
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    09-20-2021, 01:15 PM
    Harbor Freight has workable butane pen torches for not much. Lock-Tite comes in several formulas, from not real hard to near concrete, so the required heat to soften them varies quite a bit but when heated they ALL soften eventually.
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    09-19-2021, 04:05 PM
    A lot of noise is made over how much better modern rifle scopes are than the old ones. I say okay but how much difference does a 50's scope make and the answer is a lot less than many people think. > We now have better lens grinders that provide...
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    09-19-2021, 01:53 PM
    The first thing to know about big bears is they can and will kill you if they want to. Second thing to know is that bullet "knock-down power" mostly exists in movies and TV, not the real world. I love my 1911 and stout 250 gr. boolit reloads but...
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    09-19-2021, 12:14 PM
    Yes, it's Sunday morning and I'm not in church like I should be but I'm NOT a total hypocrite so don't bash me. I'm in congestive heart failure and got out of a hospital yesterday after a week in one of their beds so I'm still too tired go anywhere...
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    09-17-2021, 07:54 PM
    1hole replied to a thread those were the days in Factory Rifles
    True. Our schools of "higher learning" taught tens of thousands of young folk to earn degrees as Masters of Business Administration. That means they were taught HOW to rapidly wring every drop of blood possible from the companies they controlled. ...
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    09-13-2021, 01:59 PM
    Roger that. Nor is Israel in a bloody war with the second ring of countries surrounding it; prophecy is always detailed truth when it's fulfilled. (See Psm 83 for the inner ring of Israel's surrounding enemies.)
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    09-11-2021, 05:08 PM
    1hole replied to a thread TC Maxi-Ball Accuracy in Muzzleloading.
    Off a good bench, my mid 70s set trigger and TC peep sighted .54 Renegade (like Larry's no. 6) with the lighter Maxiballs smeared with Bore Butter sitting over 120 gr. charges of Pyrodex flakes usually shoots into less than 2" @100 yds. I've had...
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    09-11-2021, 03:25 PM
    Hollywood made some good stuff, fully as good as anything you can buy new today, but that shell holder issue can be problem.
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    09-11-2021, 03:20 PM
    Charlie, I wonder what were you using before the LAM II?
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    09-11-2021, 03:16 PM
    "Free parts" from anyone aren't and can't be exactly free. The company's projected needs for future replacement parts are reflected in the original price so you pay for your share of the parts even if you never need them. (And some high failure...
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    09-11-2021, 03:02 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Rcbs in Reloading Equipment
    I finally drank the green Kool-Aid in '95 and bought an RC II. It's still as strong and tight as my original '65 Lyman Spartan press but it IS NOT an A2. (Only meaning that with nominal care my RC II is fully as good as any other iron press...
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    09-11-2021, 10:47 AM
    IF it's necessary to back the adjustment screw out so far the cap is hitting it fix the problem by putting a shim under the front base mounting screws. An old credit card should be sufficent.
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    09-11-2021, 10:36 AM
    Herter's was great; good, solid tools at much lower cost than the "big boys" stuff. But Herter was a mail order marketer, not a manufacter. I've always hated govey bureaucrats and the silly ways they put George Herter out of business just...
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    09-11-2021, 10:23 AM
    I've never understood the need of a massive press to size cast bullets of any alloy. I started casting in '65 using a Lyman 45 lub/sizer with straight lynotype metal; that stuff is HARD! NO ONE would rightly claim that the ol' 45 was a heavy...
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    09-10-2021, 11:32 AM
    Ditto. I'm performance oriented and don't understand the point of buying and carrying man size rifles to shoot puny handgun cartridges; lever rifles and the .30-30 cartridge were made for each other! And, other than a rig for sub-teen children...
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    09-09-2021, 02:45 PM
    When I read posts from low-information folk who think RCBS is the perfect "do all/best all" of cast iron reloading equipment and everything by Lee is presumed to be the pits, I have to wonder if they have ever seen the Green Machine and Partner...
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    09-08-2021, 09:45 PM
    Good questions. To get the answers we have to correctly separate two end times events; the Rapture and the Second Coming. The "SURPRISE!" event is when Jesus calls his people, living and dead, to rise up to heaven in the twinkling of an eye to...
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    09-06-2021, 09:15 PM
    Sitting here in my recliner tonight, I feel comfortable thinking of a 10 mm against a 125 +/- bear. I might feel different out in the woods if the bear was headed my way tho. ?? Then ... thank God for my lovely old bright blue S&W M29!
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    09-06-2021, 10:43 AM
    What gender am I? Well, I work to support my family and stand to P; that conveys obvious gender messages about me, at least to common sense folk. Seems it takes a really expensive college education to make a few obnoxious self-styled...
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    09-05-2021, 01:03 PM
    That's misunderstood and wrongly applied scripture. It means God is a judge of justice, not hateful revenge, so no legal penalty could rightly exceed the wrongs that were done. Thus, Jesus was simply saying the penalty should match the crime. If...
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    09-02-2021, 12:05 PM
    Maybe I'm not doing it right. I've been happily reloading for most everything that goes BOOM since 1965 and have never found any one to be more or less enjoyable than any others. Welll ... I do hope I never need to load another round of .25 Auto. ...
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    09-02-2021, 11:53 AM
    If you plan to load bullets, any brand of dies will work fine. If you plan to load boolits Lyman's are better than most others.
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    09-02-2021, 09:43 AM
    Soft hearted touchy-feely illusions aside, executions for cause are NOT "murder". The Commandant translated, "Thou shall not kill" is a poor translation of the message. It should read, "You shall not murder". There's a vast difference between...
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    09-01-2021, 09:20 PM
    Some ten years ago I bought a HF US cleaner for cleaning small parts and grass mower carborators, it works well for that work. Of course I had to try cleaning cases too. I still use my vib tumbler for cases; IMHO, the US tank is too small and the...
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    09-01-2021, 10:04 AM
    1hole replied to a thread 300 Win Mag brass in Pay It Forward
    IT doesn't matter to me but I wonder if the cost of shipping wouldn't be more than the value of four once fired cases of anything?
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Like rifles, handguns and shotguns, in that order. Have a personal 100 yd range/bench at home,
South Western NC
hunting/loading/fishing, wood/metal work, SCUBA, photography, Bible study, wife/kids/grandkids
Am "retired" from electronics & safety officer in space programs


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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