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    Yesterday, 04:46 PM
    When young, we had a tree stand. My dad had an early 44Mag from Ruger. He loaded it to 1100fps or so using cast 240gr bullets. My Brothers and I would shoot deer in the apple orchard and through both lungs at 40yrds or so. We are lots of venison...
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    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    gc45 replied to a thread New guy in Frequently Asked Questions
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    01-29-2023, 06:51 PM
    gc45 replied to a thread EDC: Knife? in Our Town
    I carry everyday, a little Case Peanut. Generally in a different color from Monday through Sunday.
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    01-29-2023, 06:46 PM
    gc45 replied to a poll Age of boolit casters in Cast Boolits
    I like the fact of the 31 somethings getting into casting. I may just give all my casting stuff to some young person soon to help them out, in hopes they like doing it and loading the old stuff from long ago. My one question would be, what cases...
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    01-29-2023, 05:37 PM
    Interesting thread. I never use light loads in my 77/22 Hornet that I reamed to K version. I load 13.5 of 1680 and crunch bullets down until they just barely touch the Lands and fire! perfect cases every time, also can use these new cases for gopher...
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    01-29-2023, 05:15 PM
    gc45 replied to a thread 16-1 in Lead and Lead Alloys
    i too use Beeswax for fluxing.
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    01-29-2023, 04:56 PM
    gc45 replied to a thread 16-1 in Lead and Lead Alloys
    15-1 16-1 or more correctly #2 Lyman. - In my shop are several pallets of the stuff, bought years back from local non-ferrous company who, in my opinion makes very good quality melts for any and all customers from marine to shooting sports. When I...
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    01-29-2023, 04:40 PM
    gc45 replied to a thread Direct TV alternatives ? in Our Town
    living far away from cable and also high speed internet, we depend on our Dish TV and Dish Internet service. Yes I hate their high prices but one must pay for what one wants and I like getting stations like sports channels, Newsmax, Fox on occasion...
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    01-27-2023, 09:09 PM
    I don't need another cartridge to hunt deer; the 30-30 and 38-55 does it all, very easily I might add.
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    01-27-2023, 09:01 PM
    So name a war the french won.
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    01-27-2023, 08:21 PM
    Yep, the lathe is the way to go. Worked great when making cases for my 45-60 Winchester.
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    01-27-2023, 08:19 PM
    Both meant and beans or it ain't chili I would eat..My Wife makes great chili using whatever wild meat we have at the time. We dropped beef in 1995 and have felt much better for that.
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    01-26-2023, 03:15 PM
    Maybe Gabapentin will one day kill my brain but sure does help my pain from Neuropathy. I sleep all night too and get by for most of the day until about 4pm before needing pills. When cold out, I wear foot warmers that really help the discomfort of...
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    01-24-2023, 01:09 AM
    Mine is a Remington in 45 cal, does it count? Very accurate too.
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    01-22-2023, 08:46 PM
    I built this 22 several years ago and thought it might interest some. My used gun show 10-22, bought for 50 bucks, now has a Midway heavy barrel. I installed it using an inch pound torque wrench on the Allen heads just tight enough that IMO felt...
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    01-22-2023, 08:09 PM
    gc45 replied to a thread So God Made a Farmer in Our Town
    Good for you!
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    01-22-2023, 08:03 PM
    My Uberti 45C was a crap gun, gave it away; maybe they have improved now, I don't know. My Ruger 44S flat top is a dream come true. My colts are unfired accept for one, a 2nd gen 357 that really is a tack driver using 2400 powder and cast bullets; I...
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    01-22-2023, 07:48 PM
    Why would you want to?
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    01-21-2023, 07:05 PM
    The OP does not mention loads or distance he is shooting; Expectations have increased over time, so have distances many expect their revolvers to be effective. Revolvers and even the first autos say, 1911's as an example, were not intended for long...
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    01-20-2023, 11:02 PM
    i would rather Praise the Lord then any of these musical druggies. Yes their music is good, but all else about them stinks of a socialist/communist state selling, "hate America" while they became rich. I see hem as the beginning of destruction to...
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    01-18-2023, 07:17 PM
    gc45 replied to a thread Bolt action for **** in Prepper Talk
    What exactly a stash rifle and what is it used for? I own a Winchester model 70 carbine in 308, is that a stash rifle? - would it be used for something other than hunting? confusing thread...
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    01-12-2023, 02:46 PM
    gc45 replied to a thread 44 slugs out at .433? in Cast Boolits
    I had this issue once so took my $100. digital micrometer to a local machine shop where the owner double checked it against two different higher end Starrett measuring tools; mine was off in comparison plus not very repeatable when measuring the...
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    01-12-2023, 02:26 PM
    I like 10.0 grains under a 400gr cast bullet. Having shot a few thousand of them, mostly at 200 paper ram targets off hand shooting, this load is pretty soft but loads of fun; no fillers needed.
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    01-08-2023, 01:35 AM
    Began by reading the Lyman casting manual and any old reloading books I could find; then began casting 32 Special lead bullets at age 16 using an old cast iron pot I found at the dump. My Grandad showed some things as well but mostly I did things...
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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