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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 10:39 AM
    32 would be block halves identifiers for that run. U should make it undersized but that might put you right on 357/358 too as they ran larger often.
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  • poppy42's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    Why are you tumble lubeing your boolets in transmission fluid?
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    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    Well here goes. About 6 or 7 years ago I was looking for a single action 22 revolver with the intention of teaching my granddaughters to shoot and general plinking. Had my eye on A Ruger convertible six. Everyplace I looked local they were going...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    08-10-2022, 02:16 PM
    I can’t imagine shooting 100k rounds a year. I’d get bored of shooting. I shoot less now than I did, but I was into about 10k a year for a while, including 22s.
    21 replies | 612 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    08-09-2022, 11:31 PM
    What do I do? I avoid calibers that use a narrow range of powder, I avoid powder with narrow applications. I collect data for the calibers Iím interested in. I also collect manuals that might offer insight. But letís say I had a caliber...
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    08-09-2022, 10:47 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread 9mm Norma brass? in Our Town
    Ok I now know that I am not the only one that’s ran into this. I guess the bigger question would be does anybody have any idea what purpose it serves. I mean if you look at the pictures I posted it’s obvious to me that the whole is less than half...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    08-09-2022, 10:10 PM
    Last deer I took I used a gun I didnít use a lot. I shot something like 100 rounds total the whole time I had it. Id be totally confident to hunt deer with my 30-30 if only I could have 1 shot to confirm sight elevator is correct. Iím a...
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    08-08-2022, 06:17 PM
    I donít know what Version of Lymans Cast Boolets handbook or modern reloading by Richard Lee you are using but I attached pictures from Lymans fourth edition Cast Boolets handbook and Leeís second edition reloading manual. 158 grn lead semi...
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    08-07-2022, 07:16 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread 9mm Norma brass? in Our Town
    Yep my sentiments exactly. I processed over 4000 pieces of brass yesterday, I’m certainly not gonna lose any sleep over a half a dozen or so Norma ones with tiny flash holes! Right in the scrapbook if they go! I was just real curious I’ve never...
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    08-07-2022, 04:08 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread 9mm Norma brass? in Our Town
    I use a Lee universal de capper
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    08-06-2022, 05:51 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread 9mm Norma brass? in Our Town
    I thought it was tight primer pockets. Like I posted I’ve ran into and used Norma rifle brass and never had a problem with it. At least not so small that you can’t get a D capping pin to push the primer out
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    08-06-2022, 05:45 PM
    Walmart has cheap birdshot for $10 a box. And 100 round packs for $32. Sucks but glad to atleast have the chance to get some.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    08-06-2022, 05:43 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Nub question in Lead and Lead Alloys
    95 lead 2.5 antimony 2.5 tin Makes a very sweet casting alloy, similar to ww+Sn but without the bad. Saying characteristics associated with WWs. It’s a useful all around alloy for handguns. That’s where I’d start, if I had the resources to...
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    08-06-2022, 12:09 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread 9mm Norma brass? in Our Town
    Kinda why I started the post. I thought special porpoise or something but forgot about frangible.
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    08-05-2022, 10:09 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread 9mm Norma brass? in Our Town
    Oh and Hereís the Norma brass and What I would call a typical flash hole! Hopefully you can see what Iím talking about.
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    08-05-2022, 09:48 PM
    poppy42 started a thread 9mm Norma brass? in Our Town
    First off Iím not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this post but I couldnít really find one that was applicable. So mods if this is the wrong forum please accept my apologies and feel free to move it to the correct one. Now for the...
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    08-02-2022, 03:55 PM
    I would like this.
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    08-01-2022, 08:37 AM
    I have come to believe hunting will be dangerous and a waste of time. The only hunting I intend to do is edible targets of opportunity which get into my garden. For those, I will likely have several appropriate firearms handy. An air rifle for small...
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    07-30-2022, 09:10 PM
    BrassMagnet replied to a thread Wow!!!!! in Our Town
    We were in drought and the grass was brown and crackly. Now we have had three days of rain with more rain tomorrow. The grass is now green! I was planting berry plants. Now I can’t rototill until it dries a little. Oh, well!
    37 replies | 1374 view(s)
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    07-27-2022, 09:50 PM
    I once saw a man, deliberately swerved his car in order to hit a turtle that was crossing the road! As I voiced my verbal disapproval he was foolish enough to back his car up and confront me. Let me just say that someplace in Brevard county...
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    07-26-2022, 12:12 AM
    Pm sent
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    07-22-2022, 02:30 PM
    You cannot legally shoot sparrows as they are native and protected. Starlings though are not protected and can be taken within proper hunting guidelines for your state.
    32 replies | 1254 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    07-19-2022, 02:06 PM
    I'll take this.
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    07-16-2022, 12:59 PM
    I’ll take this!
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  • poppy42's Avatar
    07-16-2022, 12:32 AM
    Some guys get all the luck ! The only thing they have at garage sales around here are baby clothes, baby toys, anything else for a baby or a toddler and a lot of junk! I’m 65 years old I ain’t having no more babies! And I got enough of my own...
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    07-14-2022, 01:02 PM
    Definitely. Take them apart and clean them with brake cleaner and soap and water when theyíre brand new to clean off any machining oils or anything else left on from the manufacturing process. Repeat the procedure whenever I deem it necessary. I...
    33 replies | 890 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