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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 03:32 PM
    The 327 dies may not crimp unless they were made to load the 32 S&WL, the 32 H&R Magnum and the 327.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 PM
    Oh, I'm "up to speed on it" alright because I've measured the psi. If you have a load, particularly a top end load, and use another bullet, even if the same weight, that seats deeper into the 38 SPL case the psi will be higher. As I've posed a...
    34 replies | 648 view(s)
  • Ickisrulz's Avatar
    Today, 02:37 PM
    Ickisrulz replied to a thread Ford monster truck in Our Town
    Ford hasn't gone "all in" on electric vehicles the way some manufacturers claim they will. We have an F250 with the 6.7 diesel. The gasoline powered engines make enough power, but considering their range when only getting 6 mpg and the...
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    Today, 11:05 AM
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 AM
    thank you. one of mine too. It's a shame nobody is chambering 7 x 57 anymore. I was going to get her a tikka T3 but a compact wasn't available in 7-08. I used to have a model 7 Kevlar SS but the rifle was a dog and it went down the road. I...
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  • alamogunr's Avatar
    Today, 10:09 AM
    Do you have a link for NEI. I thought NEI was out of business when the owner died.
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  • No_1's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    A member’s access to the forum or any area of the forum may be revoked at any time for any reason without notice, warning or explanation. Your access to that area of the forum has been revoked. Take care, Rob
    19 replies | 947 view(s)
  • Thumbcocker's Avatar
    Today, 08:58 AM
    IIRC the old Super vel ammo used slightly undersized projectiles to get higher velocity.
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  • Thumbcocker's Avatar
    Today, 08:55 AM
    Riding through Pretoria and Johannesburg was eye opening and scary. I'm not sure what the laws are on reloading but one PH told me it is pretty common. Our PH was just getting started loading .308.
    18 replies | 641 view(s)
  • firefly1957's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    firefly1957 replied to a thread Elmer Keith in Our Town
    I am not sure how many books I have by Elmer Keith he gave a lot of very good information and lived a very interesting life . He cost me a few bucks and is the only reason I bought a 44 magnum (in my profile image) and also a Sharps Shilo I...
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  • firefly1957's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    I have old audio stuff around I needed to make room and put a stereo and 40 speakers in my second pole barn . The 1960's Cambridge receiver worked great for 2 hours then started popping and the sound went out . It has been a long time since I worked...
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  • firefly1957's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:41 PM
    I always see the pit when signed in but I have seen others complain of the same , sometimes I wonder if some browsers may not show it ?
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  • firefly1957's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:34 PM
    Well William Yanda You went and did it Saturday Morning I was supposed to be in Fort Myers Beach Fl. looks like it is under water now!
    18 replies | 362 view(s)
  • firefly1957's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    firefly1957 replied to a thread Ian in Our Town
    Another thread was started last month about how quiet the storms have been this year I said thanks for jinxing me... Well Saturday morning I was supposed to start a month renting a house on Fort Myers Beach from what I see it has water in it! In...
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  • Ickisrulz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:25 PM
    Ickisrulz replied to a thread Ford monster truck in Our Town
    I'm 55. My first vehicle was a 1959 F-1 with a 6 cylinder and a 3 on the tree. I sold it back in the 80's. I now have my grandfathers F-100 in the barn and I am slowly getting it back into driving condition. It has a 292 Y-block and 3 speed on...
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  • alamogunr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    I use the .45-270 SAA as my go to mold for .45 Colt revolvers. I never thought about the above concern about shoulders impacting the edge of the forcing cone until a ran across an article by Glen Fryxell about loads for the S&W 696. His concern...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:13 PM
    Agree with Bookworm. I've been shooting cast in MNs since the '70s when I got my first Lee single cavity C312-185 mould (have a 2 cavity now also). Mine drop excellent bullet cast of COWWs + 2% tin at .313+. I GC with either Hornady .30 cal GCs...
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  • Nueces's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    Nueces replied to a thread WTB Merit eye disc in Swappin & Sellin
    Well, rats. Thanks for the report, though.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:55 PM
    One would have to know what was meant by "optimum".....optimum for what? If in a Handgun with a single load that probably is pretty close. However, unless one wants to register a carbine with a barrel shorter than 16" as an SBR, pay $200 to BATF...
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    a ruger american in 7-08 for my 12 year old daughter.
    2423 replies | 594979 view(s)
  • Nueces's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:31 PM
    Nueces replied to a thread WTB Merit eye disc in Swappin & Sellin
    The website appears to be dead, but I recently ordered new discs from former Merit exec, Ed Grant, who took my phone order and asked for a check in payment. Like the old days. Try him at 518-763-3011 and please update here what you find out.
    7 replies | 208 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Focus in Shot Guns
    I have tried it that way and many of our guys shoot that way, so it's just a matter of time until I convert. one of the other "Randy's" (we have 3 "Randy's" in the club) says he has to shoot low gun so he can see the targets quicker. Makes sense cuz...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread South African gun shop in Our Town
    Comparatively we have it better but for how long? Some very much want to change what we have into a SA style system or worse.
    18 replies | 641 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    Just so you know,,, Federal 1/4 oz.(110gr) .410 Slugs are running 1775 fps and they are hot!!! My standard .410 shot load is 16 gr of H110/W296 for 1250 fps. Some more info for you to chew on. Randy
    4 replies | 234 view(s)
  • alamogunr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 AM
    Try Accurate Molds: I was going to suggest Veral Smith but his site is gone and someone has purchased the rights to the name and is no longer connected to bullet molds. Maybe...
    10 replies | 135 view(s)
  • Thumbcocker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:43 AM
    Sounds like a victory model that went to Britan. Could be .38 special or .38 S&W. Good solid old guns.
    26 replies | 641 view(s)
  • Thumbcocker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:41 AM
    I have had some very positive, accuracy wise, experiences with snubbies. They can suprise you.
    19 replies | 485 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 AM
    Naa, my Dad once asked me if I knew why the roads in Maine had so many unnecessary turns. I had no idea. He told me that when they laid them out they took half the property of each property owner, that is, the road ran the property lines! I...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread RTS starter pistol in Our Town
    .22 blank if I'm not mistaken.
    4 replies | 167 view(s)
  • dale2242's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 AM
    Handles on when done casting. Iron moulds get a spray of oil in my high humidity area.
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:51 AM
    Finally got some time to finish this build up, Will post pics soon. Can't believe it's been a year + since I worked on it. I have the stock colored and most of the coats of oil on it. Went a little ape with the burgundy tint in the oil and I want...
    21 replies | 2430 view(s)
  • DevilDog83's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:32 AM
    Guys, can't edit the main post anymore, the 2 boxes of .380 and the .41 Mag brass and bullets are sold, will be closing this out soon and starting a new post with alot more rifle brass, thanks
    54 replies | 3238 view(s)
  • DevilDog83's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:31 AM
    they are yours, shipping Thurs, thanks
    54 replies | 3238 view(s)
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Ohio for a while Kalifornia then who knows where - Missouri?
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I was always taught to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any!

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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