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    Today, 12:41 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Midway USA in Our Town
    its convenient that they have so many different things but prices are a bit higher than mid south or powder valley. every time I say im done shopping with them something else come across my radar that I gotta have or makes reloading a bit easier or...
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    Today, 12:36 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Rossi Ranchhand 45 Colt in Leverguns
    my Rossi 45 colt only needs one mold, mp 454640 lube sized at .454. and one powder and one load 20 or 21 grains 4227 with either winchester or magnum primers. the ranch hand is an 1892 winchester clone action that is good and strong. you can get...
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    Today, 11:24 AM
    I think it says kind people are my kind of people
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    Today, 10:45 AM
    you might consider selling the 30-30 and buying a 375 or a 38-55. the commemorative winchesters with 26" barrel are pretty good for shooting. prices are way up across the board. prices are way up but the difference in what a 38-55 or 375 will...
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    Yesterday, 04:12 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Pyrodex Cleanup in Cast Boolits
    pyrodex is some nasty stuff if not used shortly after it is loaded, that's been my experience anyway. if it is solidified in case maybe try using a drill bit hand held to cut the crud out. I'm not sure what kind of solution to soak them in that...
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    05-14-2022, 10:30 PM
    you just have to watch oner of those Paul Harrel videos. The multi layers of fleece that he uses behind what he call the meat target I think it is. the fleece actually does catch the bullets much of the time. Paul is one guy who does put together no...
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    05-13-2022, 09:37 PM
    I just explain how they are late to the party and we already sent all the extra money in the bank account in form of gift cards back to amazon for the overpayment they made into our account but if they hurry they can still be here in time for the...
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    05-12-2022, 03:02 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Loading gate mod? in Leverguns
    I always chalked it up to, some guns are like that. that's just the way they are. load em an shoot em anyway.
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    05-12-2022, 11:00 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread Cost of Ammo in Cast Boolits
    capitalism its called. that's just the way things are, got to pay if you want to play. would you want it any other way. if you own a mine, a factory or distribution network or just a one man shop you need to make profit to stay in business.
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    05-11-2022, 03:59 PM
    well ever I guess since there have military arms it has lead the trend for sporting arms. but is this new 80K psi round even reloadable. and increased pressure and velocity equals increased barrel wear. what is life expectancy of the sig built m5...
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    05-10-2022, 08:13 AM
    there are two local sawmills near me that I have experience with. the smaller one makes giant piles of culls and they are free for anyone who comes to get them.. one neighbor that. I know has made all sorts of stuff out of the culls including goat...
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    05-09-2022, 09:17 PM
    hope you dont live in a place were you call the govt to ask about it and people in white suits with gloves and gas masks show up you might have to get a second mortgage to pay to get things straightened out. if possible and if you dont have nosey...
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    05-09-2022, 01:20 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread shooting range in Our Town
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    05-08-2022, 07:52 PM
    maybe I'm just a frugal old guy, but for $1300, I can get 2 lee pots, a new gun, 1000 pcs brass, a die set, and a real nice mold and maybe still have money left over for powder and some primers.
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    05-08-2022, 06:11 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread walk in freezer question in Our Town
    I had friend with seafood store and had my crab boat docked behind his house, we put one up at his house it was like 8x10'. insulation panels were like 4" thick which were sandwiched between galvanized metal. the key to the whole thing is he had...
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    05-08-2022, 01:16 PM
    things can change very quickly in this world of ours. who knows what the future holds, they might be joining the modern maccabee militia in the near future
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    05-07-2022, 04:27 PM
    I have an 1851 navy and have the same corrosion problems. I dont mess with cap and ball pistols anymore as a result. in my case I figure its the goex. ii pulled the gun apart and scrubbed it after use and it still corrodes covered in oil.
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    05-06-2022, 08:39 PM
    I not 100% sure. I probably spelled it wrong too. just trying to type out what Paul harrel explains as his target/bullet testing stuff is put together. I guess if you watch one of his videoed tests it shows what he is doing to test bullet...
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    05-06-2022, 06:53 PM
    the only bullets that go through my 45 colt are ones I cast myself
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    05-06-2022, 06:23 PM
    this is where a lee collet style factory crimp die can come in handy. in order for the 432640 to chamber in 444 marlin it has to be seated deep and the Lee FC die keeps it in place
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    05-06-2022, 06:20 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Had to buy a tire in Our Town
    rubber shortage causing tire prices to increase. it will probably get much worst before getting any better. latex producing trees dont grow in North America. most of the world supply comes from Thailand followed by Indonesia and Vietnam....
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    05-06-2022, 02:11 PM
    the dies can be ordered directly from RCBS online these and most stuff is in stock. no sense dealing with middle men if you dont have to. brass. I just happen to have some of the short version of starline 38-55 brass. when I dig it out I can post...
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    05-06-2022, 01:53 PM
    has anyone else tried testing bullet effectiveness using leather couch material over pork pektrels over pork ribs over bags of oranges to simulate lung tissue followed by more pork ribs over another layer of pork pektrels , all backed up with the...
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    05-05-2022, 06:30 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Primer Source? in Reloading Equipment
    at least they have an address and phone number and price is in line with what the big places have posted on their sites. there is a recent thread here somewhere about those primers from South America I have no idea if they are real or legit. did...
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    05-05-2022, 04:01 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Humble Valor in Our Town
    I lived in gods waiting room, retirement heaven, florida for quite a while, my old business partner had 35 years in, most of it at Patterson AFB. he was a talkative guy and would sometimes get some of these old WWII vets to open up and story time...
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    05-05-2022, 03:48 PM
    there is actually a bunch of powders available and prices are up a bit but not crazy like primers. search the big guys like, Grafs,midsouth, powder valley, midway, gibrass. dealing with them at least you will not be getting scammed. in addition...
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    05-05-2022, 03:41 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread bullets for 35 Remington in Leverguns
    this is the go to mold for 35 rem. both NOE and lee makes a clone of the RCBS 35-200 and also mp-molds makes an awesome hollow point version of this, on my wish list. mp- also makes a 220 grain hp mold that would work. gas checked and lube sized...
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    05-05-2022, 02:06 PM
    just an observation from someone who is not an expert, seems its like way too hot for melting bullet casting alloys and not hot enough for blacksmithing or metal forging. plus the price is pretty darn high. a magma master caster furnace holds 90...
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    05-05-2022, 01:50 PM
    I think we are very fortunate to have the ability to obtain so many high quality molds of so many unique designs. I can only speak for myself. ive been very tempted to sign up for some of the recent group buys but current limited financial...
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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