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    Today, 02:18 PM
    If they're Federals, they probably take a 209 primer. They're obsolete by most standards, but I use them for blackpowder 12 ga. loads. Heck of a lot of fun an can usually be reloaded several times. Note: paper shells use a "roll crimp", not the...
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    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    Herter's used to make an electric "shell ironer" in several gauges. Consisted of a vertical metal post of the correct gauge, with a heating coil inside. You put your paper shell over the post and it would cause the wax to melt and redistribute...
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    07-23-2021, 07:49 PM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread IMI 5.56 brass in Our Town
    I was gifted some IMI 7.62 match brass in the 90s. I got about 25 loadings out of it necked down to 7-08. Good stuff.
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    07-23-2021, 06:32 PM
    Too bad you're so far away. I have a box of .22 blanks for a Ramset (or similar) that I've been trying to give away for about five years.........
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    07-22-2021, 05:54 PM
    If they wanted nudes all they needed to do was ask.
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    07-16-2021, 11:28 PM
    Started in 1971 with a Lee Loader in 38 special. Didn't take long to realize I didn't like it, so I bought a little, nondescript, used press for $9.95 and went to town. Graduated to a Rock Chucker around 1973 and swapped my commercial Luger for a...
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    07-05-2021, 05:52 PM
    Iíll take them.
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    07-05-2021, 01:10 AM
    3006guns replied to a thread Price of 2x4 in Our Town
    Just read an article on the net, stating that lumber prices tanked, something like17% compared to last month. If this is true, once the existing....overpriced....stock is sold the price should come down. Now, whether it will come down to pre...
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    06-28-2021, 10:07 AM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread Moral quandary in Our Town
    I love pecans. What pray tell is a pecan turtle blizzard? I believe man law, or at least fat man law, requires pictures.
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Shooting since I was 5. Reloading since I was 20.
Alturas, California...where the west still lives!
Shooting, reloading, machine tools, restoring old machinery.


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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