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    Today, 02:33 AM
    Needed for what? I lived in AK for 32 years and most folks there that spent time in the woods didn't think the 357 was needed. Most thought a handgun round should start with a 4 and even then the 41 mag as about minimum and many preferred the 12 ga...
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    Today, 02:16 AM
    I used to shoot NRA 50' indoor and there were several shooters using a 45acp that could make scoring even ten rounds in one target difficult at 50'.
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    Today, 01:56 AM
    I don't no what a FOID is and didn't know there was such a thing as a LTCF until just now. Don't have those things in MT. Can still get a concealed permit but no longer need it here. Can also buy, sell,loan or borrow guns without paper work so long...
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    Today, 01:23 AM
    I have never understood why some folks think starting loads are to be ignored. I don't know which Speer manual it was but one of them showed loads that the powder charge recommended wouldn't fit in the case.
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    06-12-2021, 11:44 AM
    I have never used a LnL as I bought a Dillon 550b before the LnL existed. The primer system may not be as good as the 650, don't have a 650 so can't say, but it works almost flawless. It flips one out of the primer cup about 1 in 1000. Spilled...
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    06-12-2021, 10:40 AM
    I use normal FL dies but set the sizer to stop just short of touching the shoulder and haven't had any problems with over expansion at the base on my 300 H&H. I use that method for all of my bottleneck cases. I believe over pressure is what...
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    06-12-2021, 09:29 AM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Strange primer ????? in Our Town
    Just off the top of my head as a start; the US Navy's Grumman TBF Avenger comes to mind - it had one 50BMG and Two .30 machine guns (one facing forward and one facing rearward).
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    06-12-2021, 08:53 AM
    My wife provided me my first large supply of lead back in 1989. I had accumulated a little at a time back in those days - just ahead of what I was shooting it seemed; 2/3 of a 5 gallon bucket was the most I had on hand back then. When I got home...
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    06-11-2021, 07:25 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Scam call in Our Town
    Yesterday Publishers Clearing House told me I won a new car and some money!
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    06-11-2021, 11:43 AM
    Getting an electric vehicle to perform is easy, keeping it charged and keeping things cool while pumping thousands of amps in or out of the batteries and the time it takes to charge are real problems. Think of a semi pulling the grapevine hauling...
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    06-09-2021, 11:42 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Destinations in Our Town
    2a-Jay is spot on with me.
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    06-08-2021, 09:47 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Ammo on the Shelves? in Our Town
    Murdochs had quite a few .223's and 7.62x51 on the shelves a few days ago. the 223's were about $15 per box of 20 and the 7.62x51 was about $28 for box of 20. Limit of two boxes if I remember. They are looking awful pricey to me. I swage my own...
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    06-08-2021, 09:42 PM
    I have a Remington 700 Long Range in 300 WinMag. I had collected brass for the 300 WinMag from range pickups over a few years before I bought the 700 WinMag. Reloading the brass I found a % would not chamber; did some research and found...
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    06-08-2021, 10:49 AM
    I have done some for a 7.62x54. I just drilled for the 209 then counter sunk with an end mill. I don't remember the sizes but I did it on a mini lathe which makes the depth for the 209 rim easy. I have shot normal cast boolit loads but not factory...
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    06-08-2021, 01:13 AM
    Well, that's even higher than I thought they would be. I won't be getting one at that price.
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    06-04-2021, 01:54 AM
    Like to have the mold but don't need the rest of the stuff so I'm not in. Great pif though.
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    06-04-2021, 01:46 AM
    Put your wad cutters in backwards and you can load them flush with the end of the case and crimp if you want.
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    06-04-2021, 01:23 AM
    I had a 3/4 jack 1/4 fox terrier and although it loved to hunt rabbits it had no nose for smelling them. I saw ir run past a standing arctic hare not tow feet away. It wasn't the pet we hoped for as it would never sit still. We next got a rat...
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    06-03-2021, 02:55 AM
    I taught myself to reload and to cast boolits as I didn't know anyone that loaded or cast. Years later I found this site and learned how to do it right.
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    06-02-2021, 09:16 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Heat exhaustion. in Our Town
    I remember back in the 1970's the military pushed salt tablets to avoid heat stress related problems. There would be bowls of salt tablets in the chow halls at places like 29 palms California. By the mid 1980's they (the military medical...
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    06-02-2021, 05:30 PM
    OK - I understand. On my Corbin dies; the "Spring Back" of the Copper/Brass is what strips the in process jacket tubes off the punch. From a simplified die process/ I like the dies and means of removing the in process jacket tubes from the punch. ...
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60 yr old jack of all trades mechanic,weldor machainst married with 2 boys
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Hunting, fishing, shooting, reloading, casting boolits repairing broken things, woodworking, campin
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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