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  • dale2242's Avatar
    Today, 06:40 AM
    Way to go lady. My 14 YO great grand daughter has gotten 3 so far. She say she doesn`t know if she likes hunting turkey or pheasant the most.
    9 replies | 98 view(s)
  • JesterGrin_1's Avatar
    Today, 06:13 AM
    There you go the Ranch Dog designs were designed for Marlins chamber. The 350 Gr is a great boolit and accurate if you do your part. That is if you feel 3/4" groups at 100 yards accurate from a GS :)
    15 replies | 296 view(s)
  • JesterGrin_1's Avatar
    Today, 06:00 AM
    This will be long winded but for myself 45-70 brass is not cheap and I hope to make it last as long as possible. I use the standard RCBS die set. I did try the cowboy die set but other than looks they did the same thing lol. If you set up the...
    11 replies | 254 view(s)
  • Thumbcocker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    18 yards from the ground blind. She waited and got a perfect shot. She was thrilled when she called me. You can see the feathers in the foreground. I think the smile says it all. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    9 replies | 98 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:25 PM
    God is great, God is good, and He takes care of us in the midst of all of our troubles. Even when we do not recognize it at the time we will recognize it later. I have a client who was shot 10 times by her husband years ago before he shot himself...
    4 replies | 54 view(s)
  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:40 PM
    Before taking it apart, I would get a spray can of Remington lube, spray it inside and run the lever several hundred times.
    20 replies | 735 view(s)
  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:36 PM
    To interpolate is to go between a start and max charge. To extrapolate is to assume that since a Speer 150 gr bullet is listed as a max with XX gr of XYZ powder a Hornaday 150 gr is also safe. i suspect most of us do that. It would also be assuming...
    32 replies | 2755 view(s)
  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:26 PM
    RCBS 180 FN weighs in around 190 gr and feeds like a dream through a 94.
    10 replies | 209 view(s)
  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:22 PM
    It might make sense to take a dremel to it and dull the sharp edge.
    12 replies | 462 view(s)
  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:19 PM
    MT Gianni replied to a thread Which new 9MM Mold? in Cast Boolits
    NOE 135 gr conventional lube from a few years back. I run a CZ 75 almost 25 years old. If you are starting to see a pattern here with the 135 there is a reason for that.
    11 replies | 272 view(s)
  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:16 PM
    MT Gianni replied to a thread Hollow Point Molds in Cast Boolits
    A good start is a hard evaluation of how many HP bullets you would need to shoot or carry in a year. For most of us the answer is less than 10. I have integral pin molds like the NOE RG series and conventional pin molds. The internals are easier,...
    15 replies | 266 view(s)
  • Gussy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    I'll take it. PM being sent. Gus
    2 replies | 151 view(s)
  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    While it is a large part of it it doesn't address the shortages and transportation issues with other products. Most of us cast and reload to avoid shortages. I cannot imagine the mindset of any board member that didn't have 10K of primers and...
    28 replies | 691 view(s)
  • trooperdan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:23 PM
    Just completed the fastest and easiest transaction I think I've ever done involving a firearm! Item received was shipped quickly and in even better condition than described by Marlin38A, he is first class shooters!
    0 replies | 16 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    It's quite a show, biggest ML show I've been to. Lots of variety. Last time I set up, I didn't sell much during the show, but sold over $4000 in goods before I left the fairgrounds. Why do people wait until you are loading up before they want you to...
    2 replies | 105 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:08 PM
    I've always built my own rifles on Mauser actions. As many say, you have as much wrapped up in a build as you would pay for an off the shelf rifle. However, what you end up with depends on your skill and knowledge in building a rifle. A Bubba will...
    11 replies | 232 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 AM
    Straight lino can be very destructive for hunting. Fine, if you like bloodshot meat, and a missing quarter.
    22 replies | 639 view(s)
  • dale2242's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 AM
    Big Tom, a member here, makes a 3D printed primer catcher for a lot of presses. A great value and it works like a charm.
    14 replies | 5866 view(s)
  • dale2242's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 AM
    311291 was the first rifle mould i bought back in the early 60s. It has produces excellent results in everything from my 14in. Contender to my Weatherby MK5 in 300 Whby Mag.
    9 replies | 208 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 AM
    Pertnear, if you have time to play with the numbers get the Serria loading manual. In many loads they give separate data for IMR and H powders. Check their loadings of similar cartridges of each in 4198 and you have some numbers with which to work.
    4 replies | 136 view(s)
  • dale2242's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:59 AM
    dale2242 replied to a thread Bittersweet! in Hunting with CB's
    My son was NEVER in trouble when he had a rifle or fishing rod in his hands. Congrats. The boy will never forget that day.
    29 replies | 481 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 AM
    If you are just looking to get rid of a few boolits you are right - it's not worth it. If you want to get back into casting after - go for it.
    21 replies | 518 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:29 AM
    Yup, way to light. If you are gonna use propane go to Northern and get a gas burner - they come relatively cheap and in many configurations, including one at waist hight and with two burners. You are not getting this for backpacking or for car...
    9 replies | 187 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34 AM
    While that statement makes a good sound bite there is a lot of misinformation in that statement. 1903-A3 are a relatively strong action and various pressure related issues would stop the incremental increases long before the action totally failed. ...
    42 replies | 782 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:32 AM
    my go to 06 load pushes a 150 to 2900 fps and is a good 3 grains over max. Some calibers are just underloaded. I took one of my 06s out with the chrono one day shooting 150s with top book loads with 4350 and re19 and was getting just over 2600 fps....
    42 replies | 782 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:28 AM
    just put together a 7 inch ar pistol from psa. Ive built probably close to 2 dozen ars from there uppers and parts and this is the first problem child i had. I would run right. Wouldnt pick up a round and acted undergassed. My guess is the gas block...
    5 replies | 194 view(s)
  • No_1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:22 AM
    I have a 8x57 barreled 98 action sitting in the back of the safe with dreams of it becoming a 8mm x 06 or a 35 Whelen or possibly a shorted 458 something. Maybe one day when I will get around to it.
    11 replies | 232 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-21-2021, 11:18 PM
    The .50-140 Sharps rifle cartridge is a black-powder cartridge that was introduced in 1884 as a big game hunting round. It is believed to have been introduced for the Sharps-Borchardt Model 1878 rifle. The cartridge is very similar to the .500 Black...
    34 replies | 735 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    10-21-2021, 11:04 PM
    Murphy replied to a thread How are they doing it? in Our Town
    The local shops here are flush with firearms, and little ammunition to use in them if you buy one. My thinking is, everyone who ran out and bought a firearm the past 18 months (millions of them), also bought up that ammunition to go along with it....
    11 replies | 454 view(s)
  • No_1's Avatar
    10-21-2021, 08:53 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Bittersweet! in Hunting with CB's
    29 replies | 481 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-21-2021, 08:51 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread How are they doing it? in Our Town
    Midway USA laid a bunch of people off due to nothing to sell or ship. Others are doing the same or they are closing permanently
    11 replies | 454 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