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    Today, 08:49 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Big League Gouging in Our Town
    gouging? don't know if this qualifies, but a quick comparison of prices for a lee production pot IV furnace, IN STOCK-- midway $81.99, Midsouth--$62.99
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    Today, 08:17 PM
    about casting in the driveway or front yard, I seriously doubt very many people would even look twice at you and how the heck would they know what your doing but I have lived in neighborhood with nosy neighbors, if anyone asks just tell em your...
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    Today, 02:36 PM
    bog onion you are starting out in a very good way as a new shooter you cannot learn new thing without asking people who would know the correct answers. and also as a new shooter starting out with learning to cast and load your own ammo right from...
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    Today, 02:01 PM
    no matter what you get the grass is always greener elsewhere, might want to plan on getting one of each so you can determine for yourself what is best for your wants and needs. the browning are real fine copies of winchesters and some of the early...
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    Today, 01:39 PM
    if going to spend that much on a new melting pot, you just might want to think about saving up a bit longer and jumping in with both feet and get the magma pot. but then again my little $50 lee bottom pour is still going strong 2 decades on and...
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    Today, 12:43 PM
    maybe its just me but I think thumblers are the original design of homeowner size of industrial device and Dillon, Lyman, rcbs, Hornady ect, are all just cheap knock offs of the original thumblers. I never used to clean my brass with anything but my...
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    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    might take a sample to scrap yard that has an xrf gun see if they will analyze it for you that way you would know for sure what kind of alloy you have
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    Yesterday, 07:41 PM
    maybe pressman will chime in here he is one person that when I read what he has to say about historic equipment I feel I can trust it 100% if you look in the section titled molds maintenance and designs there is a link to historic ideal and Lyman...
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    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    257420 and 358156 both have been around quite a while
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    Yesterday, 06:01 PM
    in the long run if he's having to deal with knit picking building inspectors and codes it might be well worth whatever it costs for him to hire a local architect/engineer that deals with those folks on a regular basis to draw up plans and stamp em...
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    Yesterday, 04:46 PM
    maybe just maybe Lyman is trying to turn things around. a look through their web site they have made quite a few changes to the lineup of stuff they offer, a lot of the stuff looks like it might just be real good quality, hopefully for the better....
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    Yesterday, 03:26 PM
    big back yard. nothing wrong with casting on a picnic table with Coleman stove. or even a sheet of plywood on a couple saw horses.
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    08-02-2021, 08:25 PM
    I never been in a gunfight, here's a couple old videos on subject for information/entertainment pleasure. are they relevant
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    08-02-2021, 02:13 PM
    pot stickers are good stuff with lightly steamed broccoli again sauce adds a new dimension to it. I made some one time with soy sauce, cider vinegar, sesame oil and a touch of pepper paste
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    08-01-2021, 09:20 PM
    wish I could still post photos here over got this candle holder, holds 5 candles, pretty elaborate piece, stamped on the bottom "middletown silver co" its very soft and probably weighs at least 2 or 3 pounds. have yet to find definitive info on...
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    07-31-2021, 10:59 PM
    gold for USA in both mens and women skeet, looking good---
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    07-31-2021, 07:14 PM
    thanks for posting this, the Remington 86 grainers are usually impossible to find, very tempting but-- the old Lyman 257420 still works perfect
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    07-31-2021, 06:50 PM
    its good to have a wide variety of powders from red dot on fast side to super performance on slow end. stored properly powder lasts for decades. if you have a proper storage site its not a problem, would not want to have an emergency in house and...
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    07-31-2021, 06:24 PM
    lee doesn't make one, but rcbs 37-250 and Lyman 375449 are both gas check designs
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    07-31-2021, 02:37 PM
    my rossi 92 is shooting great with clww boolits out of mp 454360 20 grains of 4227 with wlp primer lube sized to .454
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    07-31-2021, 11:54 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread WTB Marlin 39 in Swappin & Sellin
    39 or 39a?
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    07-31-2021, 11:10 AM
    as a new caster its good to read materials to educate yourself, but just doing it yourself is not that hard, don't over think things. if you have clip on wheel weights and a bit of tin. your in good shape for lots of good shooting. a couple things...
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    07-31-2021, 10:56 AM
    as many other said, pure lead is what I use in the 1851 navy and 1860 army. 1-2% tin will help mold fill out on those conicals
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    07-31-2021, 10:41 AM
    ive found making a sauce for many Asian style stuff adds a whole new dimension too it equal parts soy sauce and oyster sauce plus a little bit of fish sauce a little bit of sugar and corn starch a tiny bit of pepper paste to keep things...
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    07-30-2021, 11:23 PM
    mr Gibson did some pressure testing and wrote up the results of the tests and found some old Speer manuals had loads using green dot that I would not want to use in my guns. this is just one example. and It sure did wake me up to what just might be...
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    07-30-2021, 11:07 PM
    I was kind of amazed Wednesday watching a marlin 444s sell for $1035 through rock island auction. it was a nice clean gun but nothing overly spectacular. similar marlin 444's seem to have been selling for about $700-$800 on gun broker. Is this a...
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    07-30-2021, 10:34 PM
    true blue ive never used but western has good data for it for 240 grain 44 mag. I use no 9, works great for pistol loads in rifle, I get good accuracy in 44 mag and 45 colt both in rifles with no9 and 4227, lately ive been using a lot of 300mp for...
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    07-30-2021, 09:46 PM
    this is what I read about JCB
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    07-30-2021, 09:25 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Storing lead in Lead and Lead Alloys
    swfl, if in garage most likely putting that bench against a wall will probably have the strongest part of concrete floor where the footing is. the thing ive found very important when storing alloys is knowing what's in the ingots and storing like...
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    07-30-2021, 08:23 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Ivory bath soap ??? in Boolit Lube !
    sounds kind of like an experience I had with a couple big boxes of candles I bought on clearance. thinking they would be a cheap source of paraffin. well turns out they Are definitely not paraffin, I';m not sure what they are made of but the stuff...
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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