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    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    I cleaned the chamber with a bronze brush in a drill and it seems to have resolved my issue after having shot 50+ rounds. Guess I need to invest in a bore scope cause I thought it was clean the first time. Glad it was an easy fix.
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    I'll take E Savage Small Shank 308 Barrel. PM Follows. Thanks
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:58 AM
    I also have a Giraud and it works well for me. It may be outside of your quoted budget though.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:52 AM
    Thats a nice score! None of the yards around here will sell to the public.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:49 AM
    My favorite is the larger isotope containers. Like everyone has said, the alloy works well and they are usually very clean. But, I no longer have a source for them and I use mostly clip-on wheelweights.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:28 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Aluminum mould prep in Cast Boolits
    I only have a few aluminum molds and they are from Accurate and not MP. But I spray them with brake cleaner and use a nylon brush on the cavities and vent lines. I'll do this a couple of times. Then I'll preheat it on my hot plate. When its up to...
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    Yesterday, 12:17 AM
    lightman replied to a thread tulsa gun show question in Our Town
    Tulsa has always been a good show for me. I've been to 50 something of them.
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    04-09-2021, 10:30 AM
    Thanks for the grease idea. I know stingers have longer cases, mini mags and aguila don’t though. What’s the solution to those? I have a couple thousand of each mini mags and aguila, so it’s not feasible for me to not shoot them. ...
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    04-08-2021, 10:11 PM
    It ain’t got any damage from dry firing. Make no mistake, it isn’t hard extraction, it’s hard lever movement like from higher pressure. The lever moves from behind the lug on the bolt before the bolt moves. Once the lever “unlocks” the...
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    04-08-2021, 09:14 PM
    I have a marlin 39as I bought. Itís in good shape. I put a 39a hammer and trigger and mainspring in it. I didnít shoot it but a mags worth before I converted it. It shoots good and cycles well and I donít have issues...except one. I also...
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    04-08-2021, 03:32 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread PIF swap box in Pay It Forward
    Bigbore, can we get an update please.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    04-07-2021, 10:12 PM
    Prayers for the both of you.
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    04-07-2021, 10:20 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Lead source in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Seek out plumbers, roofers, general contractors and ask to buy their lead. Make friends with your local phone man. Maybe put a want to buy ad on your local swap shops. Ask fellow shooters, you may find an older guy that has more than he needs. ...
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    04-07-2021, 10:09 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Sprue Plate Lube in Cast Boolits
    I use the oil intended for AC compressors. If it ever runs out I'll get some 2 cycle oil. But a single drop will lube a 4 cavity mold so the small bottle I have may outlast me.
    12 replies | 334 view(s)
  • lightman's Avatar
    04-07-2021, 10:06 AM
    If I owned a store I probably would ration the stuff involved in the shortage. I might raise the price a little or might not. I would probably keep those items out of sight so that I could control who I sold them to. My goal would be to get these...
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    04-07-2021, 09:56 AM
    Today is a casting day. A couple of buddies are coming over and we'll spend the day in the shop casting. I just moved the truck out, took a few chairs out, put some beer in the beer fridge and came in to sit down for a minute. My MS won't let me do...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    04-06-2021, 09:41 PM
    Nice looking job! I like those new hoppers.
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    04-06-2021, 09:38 PM
    If I was going after that much I would take a trailer.
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    04-06-2021, 09:15 PM
    Exactly! considering Iíve heard read insane stories about folks taking out Alaskan brown bear with a 500 Smith & Wesson , I would imagine that 500 Smith & Wesson probably take out three or four 150 lb hogs standing end to end! LOL Theyíre really not...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    04-06-2021, 05:08 PM
    I would limit quantity and I would not sell to anyone that was buying to resell. Folks from 50 miles north of here drive down and wait for the stores to open to buy some. I wouldn’t sell to those folks. Folks like me who stop by the store in...
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    04-06-2021, 04:51 PM
    Robert, thanks for the suggestions. I fire lapped it because I felt a constriction when slugging. I don’t have a way to accurately measure the bullet as it’s 5 grooves. However, a slugged bullet goes through my throats easily. My...
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    04-05-2021, 10:13 PM
    No I didn’t start it but I started the thread and was running it. I thought it was dead or I’d not okayed breaking it down. When I had it, not to name names of who done it, but some of that brass was garbage. It was vertigrised to the point...
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    04-05-2021, 10:05 PM
    I have a new report. I fire lapped probably 40 rounds (canít recall without my notes). Upon doing this I could still barely feel a resistance when slugging. Leading was not improved with specials but was somewhat improved with magnums. I...
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    04-05-2021, 07:34 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Score on some storage! in Our Town
    Nice! You can't have too much storage.
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    04-05-2021, 06:43 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread Questions in Our Town
    blackthorn, Paul Harrel has a YouTube video out that compares 22lr, 22short, and pellet guns. IT should answer some of questions.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    04-05-2021, 09:00 AM
    I have a couple of buddies that come over to cast. We set up on my work bench in the shop and we talk and visit while we cast. The conversation always comes around to why we didn't go in and buy a casting machine 30 years ago. But I do get a certain...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    04-05-2021, 08:51 AM
    I have only ever owned aluminum and steel. Grandpa started off with a 2 cavity Lee mold, mostly due to the cheap price. It was a disaster and Grandpa tossed it pretty quick and bought a few steel Lyman molds. The cost was a lot more but the...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    04-05-2021, 08:40 AM
    Like many of you, I have been through several of these. Every one of them were thought to be worse than the others. Ammo, components, reloading equipment have all been scarce in the past shortages. But I'm pretty sure this one tops them all. ...
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    04-05-2021, 08:12 AM
    lightman replied to a thread SS pins or chips???? in Cast Boolits
    I've only used the pins but the chips look like they should be more aggressive.
    26 replies | 564 view(s)
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Firearms, reloading, casting and the history thereof. Knives & sharpening stones. Chess & scrabble.


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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