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    Today, 09:48 PM
    725 replied to a thread powder bags in Vintage Powder Cans / Tins
    Shot up the last paper bag of 4831 years ago. Kinda wish I'd kept it for conversational reasons.
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    01-21-2022, 11:19 PM
    I'll take the Hornady .270 universal neck sizing die @ $10. PM'ing.
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    01-21-2022, 11:14 PM
    Brilliant. In a time of short supply, a new brass cartridge is being marketed to solve a problem that doesn't exist. I'll put my fortune teller's turbin on and suggest it'll disappear soon.
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    01-21-2022, 08:29 PM
    725 replied to a thread WTS - die sets in Swappin & Sellin
    I'll take your 7mm Rem Mag die set by Redding for $60. PM'ing now.
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    01-21-2022, 06:15 PM
    Just bought a copy.
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    01-21-2022, 11:49 AM
    725 replied to a thread WTS reloading Dies in Swappin & Sellin
    I'll take the Hornady Durachrome .270 Win set for $30. Your item #6. PM'ing now.
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    01-19-2022, 11:00 PM
    725 replied to a thread Marlin 336 30-30 in Leverguns
    sparky 45 ~ It's your gun, you do what you want. I think you made a good choice. The "medium - medium" is super to hunt with. Other think otherwise, as they may, but I think as a hunter, you are hard pressed to beat the .38-55. Great payload,...
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    01-19-2022, 11:20 AM
    Thanks for the report. Beautiful rifle. I have the Gould mold but have not hunted with it yet. But I will! :)
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    01-19-2022, 11:16 AM
    Prayers. DO seek out therapeutics. My daughter had it and got hydroxichloriquine and monoclonal stuff. (My speeling is way off). 36 hours later she was fit as a fiddle. Many other examples around. too many to write off as out of the box.
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    01-18-2022, 12:00 AM
    I've never shot the .300 black out, so my observations will be of limited value for you. The .30 Herrett is a wonderfully accurate cartridge in my contender. If plinking is your desire, it will be hard to beat. I did take one deer with it and was...
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    01-17-2022, 11:51 PM
    There are so many deer here in Maryland I never feel the need to rush anything. If it's not a standing broadside, I just wait. Won't be long for that "perfect" target to show up. As a consequence, mine are "almost" always one shot drop deals. By...
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    01-16-2022, 09:04 PM
    That's too long without a .30-06! :)
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    01-16-2022, 09:02 PM
    OK. It's not very nice outside right now, so it may be some time. :)
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    01-15-2022, 06:14 PM
    725 replied to a thread Prayers needed for my wife in Our Chapel
    Prayers continuing. I did that immuno-therapy and it worked good for me. Best of luck.
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    01-15-2022, 11:39 AM
    The firearms museum in Cody, Wy. does point of sale tracing on some guns. Membership supports the museum and the service is for members. It's a good thing to support this museum in general and the services it offers are a nice bonus.
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    01-14-2022, 10:27 PM
    725 replied to a thread Hepburn project in Single Shot Guns
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    01-14-2022, 10:22 PM
    725 replied to a thread Car 54, where are you? in Our Town
    Oh my, that 's a young Fred Gwynne in that picture. Always enjoyed him. He just passed away not too long ago. Lived down the road (so to speak) in Tawneytown, Maryland.
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    01-14-2022, 07:52 PM
    Nice rifle! Tokarev has good advice. Check out the muzzle and condition of the bore out there at the end of the barrel. If it's in good shape ~ great. If not, don't be afraid to either counter bore or actually shorten it enough to address the...
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    01-14-2022, 07:48 PM
    +1 on the advice from Thumbcocker. Hope you enjoy your time here at castboolits. This is the place for what you are doing. Paper patching is labor intensive but will give a very clean bore after awhile.
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    01-14-2022, 07:32 PM
    God bless. Happy to hear your good news.
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    01-14-2022, 01:22 AM
    As mentioned, I'd go with straight Linotype and speed 'em up.
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    01-14-2022, 01:17 AM
    Round balls work fine in mine, but I cast the T/C Maxi-ball for it and a few other ML's. Like the Maxi-ball over the Maxi-hunter. The Maxi-ball has been more accurate for me and OH MY, it's puts a smack on game.
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    01-14-2022, 01:14 AM
    725 replied to a thread Garage heater in Our Town
    I have a wood stove in my shop. Put an oscillating fan above & behind the stove and use that to direct heat into the far reaches of the place as needed. I also rigged a 1/4 copper line into the burn box (just drilled a hole and stuck the pipe in)...
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    01-13-2022, 10:27 PM
    Like jonp, not only do I have reasonable supplies and a self-reliant attitude, I have windows to look out of and generally go by what I see and what I have grown to understand by experience.
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    01-13-2022, 10:04 PM
    Like Victor von Frankenstein, you've given it new life.
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    01-13-2022, 08:20 PM
    725 replied to a thread Brownells Busts WD40 in Our Town
    I use WD-40 on ML's used in a summer camp program for kids. After a session, I clean with water & soaps and them wash 'em down with WD-40 or PB Blaster and put 'em in the rack knowing in 2 days we'll be at it again. At the beginning of each...
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    01-13-2022, 08:05 PM
    todd9.3x57 ~ I've used bronze wool with some kind of oil (doesn't seem to matter what oil) to work on surface rust. Has worked good for me. I've never found copper wool, but now I'll keep an eye out for it.
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    01-13-2022, 06:26 PM
    farmbif ~ I once had Sierra bullet too long to function in my .38-55 so I took a wooden dowel and drilled a shallow hole in the end to receive that bullet base first. This device gave enough purchase on the bullet for me to grind off the exposed...
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    01-13-2022, 06:04 PM
    Well done. I have happened to see that rifle in the before and after condition and Old Footman did class job bringing back to life. Hoping for more photos.
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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
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