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    Today, 02:45 PM
    it could be interesting to see a family tree of cartridges
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    Today, 02:31 PM
    ive never sprayed a hot mold down with anything cold and possibly flammable. I would never, ever spray a hot mold with anything. ever. but that's just me. the last mold I got from miha, I noticed that the machining lube that was stuck to it was...
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    Today, 02:18 PM
    i'l trade you, one lying, cheating thieving brother for a liberal sister any day of the week. They both want to take your guns. and to sweeten the trade I'll throw in a subscription to the Washington Times to boot.
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    Today, 09:43 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread NRA doesn't know us in Cast Boolits
    sad as it is, ive felt they have been completely out of touch with little people like me for many years now, yeah I dont shop on Rodeo Drive or own any brooks bros suits and never would want to. sad as it is as ive been searching for a new gun club...
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    Today, 09:31 AM
    those molds like to be hot to cast well, ive never had a problem with bullets that are frosted. but I dont sit around and look at ammo I load, I go out and shoot it. what kind of alloy are you casting, a little bit of tin added, 2%, won't hurt...
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    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    when I saw title imr 4755, my first thought , is that one of those real slow powders for 50 cal and 20mm military stuff, but I guess its a typo 4756, ive still got some, used in pistol calibers and shotgun loads like 20 gauge hunting loads. a...
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    Yesterday, 09:50 PM
    previous generations were pretty much good hardworking souls in my family but have a brother that's a sociopathic narcissistic pathological liar an expert at cons, grift and a thief too. he will surely get his one day, the lord works in mysterious...
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    Yesterday, 07:25 PM
    ive resized them both ways before without even knowing it when brass was sorted hastily. but I use imperial sizing wax it makes the brass go though sizing die easier anyway.
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    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    in our Sunday prayers
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    Yesterday, 10:42 AM
    both the RCBS and Lyman furnaces have been lookie loos for me all my life. after graduating from using an old stainless spoon and various dippers. I splurged on the smaller lee bottom pour pot, what lee calls the Production Pot IV and have used...
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    09-25-2021, 09:39 PM
    yes please do, start a thread on homemade target designs, next trip to city I can get some ar400 steel
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    09-25-2021, 07:16 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Using Magnum Primers in Cast Boolits
    the decision to use magnum primers or not has lots of conflicting sources of information involved. the first reloading book I ever bought for myself was Speer no 11, prior to that I relied on hand me down Lyman manual from my dad and the free little...
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    09-25-2021, 12:14 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Welder in Our Town
    I wish I were in Houston area, there's more than one. and these are very nice machines https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=3&acctid=21127
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    09-25-2021, 11:56 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread Welder in Our Town
    lots of good used welders show up all over the country on govdeals.com. ive got stick, mig and tig welders, last count, I think was 7. if you can find an old miller 200 mig welder. it lays down some sweet beads, and a lot of the Lincoln mig...
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    09-25-2021, 11:17 AM
    very true, there was a kid down the road, 14, thought was going to some sort of meth chemist. Thank god we got a good sheriff.
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    09-25-2021, 10:24 AM
    its stuff like that makes me grateful I live way out in the sticks and biggest problem is getting a buzzard out of the tobacco barn he thinks will be his new home.
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    09-24-2021, 11:51 PM
    I want a gizmo you shoot and sends a tin can up in the air, sounds like fun, and I empty spinach and tomato cans often, do you know what the thing is called or who its made by?
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    09-24-2021, 11:39 PM
    I guess for folks that want to experience recoil its just too bad you can't rent a 700 Nitro Express for a day. then the inexperienced can mess up wrist and shoulder at the same time
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    09-24-2021, 11:34 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Gun show today in Our Town
    thanks for gun show report, seems like it mirrors what can be seen going on on gun broker its not uncommon for that hornady powder measure reservoir tube to come loose from the base.some powders wreak havoc on the plastic. a call to hornady gets...
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    09-24-2021, 08:02 PM
    sounds just about right I really don't understand this current generation, if I were capable I would grab one of those job openings, many employers are now offering signing bonuses and full medical and dental from what I understand. when I was...
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    09-24-2021, 01:36 PM
    im not a precision shooter and dont weigh all my bullets, but just for fun this summer I cast with mp mold 454360 , 4 cavity mold, with each cavity having a different hollow point pin and one with the flat to make solids, bullet weights varied from...
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    09-24-2021, 11:57 AM
    sometimes I wish maybe the guys from winchester that worked out the loads for stuff like the pdx1 defender shells were on this site to chime in on just how you go about working up new unique loads
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    09-24-2021, 09:47 AM
    ballistic products might be a good place, and have you looked though alliant powder and Hodgdon web sites
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    09-24-2021, 07:31 AM
    that Long Island web site is outstanding. I had no idea Starrett was having stuff made in china, what a shame, I had always had the utmost respect for that company and products,
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    09-24-2021, 07:02 AM
    11th day update 0700hrs. up for morning coffee, got to get my chores done, my brain is thinking saying to my tongue I wish I could just taste that smoked fish. checked the fedex web site with tracking number. it says package was put on truck out...
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    09-23-2021, 09:48 PM
    ok curiosity got best of me, for the hodgdon web site to say there are no loads for 20 ga with the very common STS 2 3/4" Remington shell, just doesn't sound right. pulled out the Lyman 5th edition shotshell reloading book 7/8oz lead target load...
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    09-23-2021, 09:26 PM
    ok, I'm guessing shotshell reloading is something that is new for you and you want to get into it? to be safe, which I really like being, and keeping all my fingers, eyes, face, my body and my gun safe. I follow load data exactly as it is published...
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    09-23-2021, 09:45 AM
    I would contact mitutoyyo or maybe if there is a local outfit that does precision instrument calibration, or even take it into Grainger, some times they are very good about stuff that has warranties and they may just give you a new one. the dial...
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    09-23-2021, 12:14 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread 300 Win Mag load???? in Our Town
    I no longer have 300 win mag but when I was loading it was always just like Mr winger ed 180 gr bullets and 4831. I played around with the hybrid 100 when it first came out but the imr4831 to the 300 win mag were like old friends, like two peas in a...
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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