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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    In the last shortage my Ruger 10/22 got cleaned, oiled, put away. .22lr stocks got stacked back up but I never really felt the desire to get the .22 out. Now .22lr prices are even higher. I did burn 50 rounds sighting in a H&R sportsman in...
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    Yesterday, 07:37 AM
    Back when I hunted geese with my 20 Ga about the only heavy shot you could find was #3 buck. If it was me, I'd either buy a bag of #4 buck or find a mold that throws about that size. Don't forget the slingshot molds. The .375's are IMO pushing...
    2 replies | 94 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 07:32 AM
    Pistol mostly 20 feet with once and a while a try at 25 yards. Rifle I shoot shorter than 100 yards pretty much only for getting a scope on paper and adjusted. I do have a couple of pistol caliber semi auto carbines that are mostly IMO for...
    79 replies | 1414 view(s)
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    06-16-2021, 08:58 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Window unit AC in Our Town
    I have a 1200 square foot story and a half house. Of which the upper level is only used for storage. Is not heated or cooled. When I bought the house 24 years ago I put in a new high effeciency forced air furnace and central air. After 10 years...
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  • Ben's Avatar
    06-16-2021, 06:34 PM
    You don't reveal many details about the rifle. To answer your questions , one would have to know a lot more about the rifle.
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-16-2021, 07:25 AM
    Let her go. Better for both of you in the long run.
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    06-16-2021, 01:33 AM
    No_1 replied to a thread About this web site. in Cast Boolits
    It appears they have adopted new forum software. The forums are listed on the right side of the page. I dabbled over there for a moment by chosing “single shots” which opened a new page with the current threads on the left side of the page. The...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-15-2021, 08:17 AM
    Me two, but not in the .405. Would love to find one in .35WCF.
    24 replies | 725 view(s)
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    06-15-2021, 08:04 AM
    I don't know about you. But if it was me, Cabella's aka Bass Pro would get no more of my money, ever, for anything. Go find yourself an online seller who won't ask stupid questions. And probably save some cash to boot. Best of luck to ya! ...
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    06-14-2021, 08:56 PM
    It was on my bucket list of things to do someday. I guess I'll have to think Nevada perhaps.
    21 replies | 787 view(s)
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    06-14-2021, 07:46 AM
    A cast boolit 1-4 thousands over will squish under pressure and make a nice tight fit with a good grasp of the rifling. Undersized or same sized bullets often keyhole, have terrible accuracy. A larger boolit has more options than a smaller...
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    06-13-2021, 09:27 PM
    I bet the olive oil also keeps the fouling soft.
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    06-13-2021, 09:24 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread bad early childhood in Our Town
    Funny mine was a lot like yours. Do what you can with what you have. Every day on the green side of the grass is a good day.
    16 replies | 614 view(s)
  • No_1's Avatar
    06-13-2021, 01:14 PM
    Years ago the “oil rack” was out back of the gas station. Once they finished the oil change they would coat with used motor oil (by spraying) the underside of your vehicle if ask. It worked well. The GOV stopped that practice in late 60’s / early...
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    06-13-2021, 10:34 AM
    Cosmoline is very effective as well as resilient when used correctly. Properly applied and protected it will last indefinitely as witness by the condition of surplus guns being sold now which were rebuilt then preserved during or after a war. ...
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    06-13-2021, 09:14 AM
    I saw something on TV at least 8 to 10 years ago. On one side was a modern 1/4 mile drag racer. On the other was a car powered by old recycled cell phone battery's. It left the dragster at the start like it was standing still. And with a huge...
    59 replies | 1242 view(s)
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    06-11-2021, 06:42 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Destinations in Our Town
    Best week of my life was some 6.5 miles south of Deadwood. Camped out in a tent in a little campground. Little clear cold stream some 15 feet from the tent. Sheltered from the afternoon sun by a couple of big pines. NE Corner of SD is not bad if...
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    06-11-2021, 05:54 AM
    For a period of time I rebuilt (catapult) water brakes, spears, grabs, shuttles, and strip guides for Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP). Preservation and packaging was more important than the part itself. Cosmoline was alway specified for raw...
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    06-09-2021, 09:17 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread wood ash in Our Town
    I make my Lye soap in an old crock pot. Use it on low to melt the tallow and fats. Add my lye/water which heats things up considerable. Grab a second hand store 2$ stick blender and start working. When it hits trace I clean up, put on the lid. ...
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  • Ben's Avatar
    06-09-2021, 06:42 PM
    I'll take the .45 cal. mould. PM Sent. Ben
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-08-2021, 09:08 AM
    Actually I expected the better quality guns to be near2k$. There are some lower cost options. Tempting. But I don't like that about no returns.
    33 replies | 1448 view(s)
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    06-08-2021, 09:03 AM
    Red Dot is fairly dense, does NOT take up a lot of space like Trailboss. That being said, I have shot the .444marlin in a handi rifle single shot with as low as 6.5 grains of Red Dot under 200 gr cast. Essentially a moderate level .44mag load in...
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    06-07-2021, 09:30 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Moral quandary in Our Town
    Nope, they chose to put themselves in that situation. Now if you were watching starving children in Ethiopia and you did not reach for your wallet in the same situation. That might be.
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  • Ben's Avatar
    06-07-2021, 07:43 PM
    Ben replied to a thread D day! in Our Town
    Thank you for your service !!!!!!!!! Ben
    28 replies | 1253 view(s)
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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