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    Today, 09:53 AM
    Just checked the weather forecast and it's supposed to be 78 degrees by noon, wind 6-10 mph SSE. High of 82 by 4 o'clock. I need to load up the car and get to the range early to set up the Chrony and stuff. This is only the second time for me...
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    Today, 09:30 AM
    Pre-Covid my neighbor and I would ride thru the neighborhoods and around town thru the backroads for 5-10 miles, just to keep the corpuscles racing. Gary's about 4-5 years older, darn near 80!, I but he rides me into the ground. My street has a...
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    Today, 12:33 AM
    Some time ago my bicycle's freewheel gave up and I couldn't ride with my neighbor Gary, then Covid and my surgeries and I've lost a lot of strength and stamina. I needed to get my bike fixed to use it to build back. I took the rear wheel to the...
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    Today, 12:00 AM
    Early this morning I loaded 50 rnds of .30-40 with 7.6-8.6 & 9.6 gr of 700x and the 120 gr Gold boolets. I going to take them out in the morning and shoot them to see how high/low the velocity is, and accuracy too. I'm expecting to see ~1,400 fps,...
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    06-20-2021, 04:10 PM
    If you order one of the cheap ones make sure it comes with a calibration weight. I'm waiting on one that has a rechargable battery (UBS) and it comes with it calibration weight all for ~$14. I like them for boolets and cases. They make wight...
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    06-20-2021, 03:59 PM
    Mine is 50+ years old and still right on the money. I bought a Lee scale a few years ago but don't use it as the old Lyman is faster settling. I always recheck the Zero every day though as it can vary +/- .3 depending on temp and phase of the...
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    06-20-2021, 03:53 PM
    It's good to getting re motivated after the last year of avoiding the .38 solution to depression. I getting the dexterity back into my left hand after the arm surgery too. SO 2021 is looking up!
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    06-20-2021, 12:21 PM
    I finished resizing a couple of hundred 32-20s (2-3 lbs) today to .311" and will load up some .308's this evening after it cools down. The boolets look good and seem to be well cast. I'm going to just use my lil' Dandy to drop the 700x charges and...
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    06-20-2021, 11:48 AM
    In 1968 I went to work as an apprentice in Electronics under a Hire a Vet program the Air Force was running at McCellen AFB. We worked in the electronic shops in the mornings and took classes at the community college in the pms. My Radio teacher...
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    06-20-2021, 11:18 AM
    A productive morning today. Got about 2-3 Lbs of the 32-20 boolets resized and cleaned the Ruger. It wasn't real dirty but a couple of wet patches and a few dry and it's clean enough. No traces of copper and got the scope aligned. I'll check it at...
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    06-20-2021, 09:17 AM
    Yeah, it was great to get back to the Range. I had some jerks and problems seeing those little .223 holes, so completely screwed up my scope adjustments, but I'm going to the range Tuesday when the weather is supposed to cool down to 85 degrees....
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    06-19-2021, 10:47 PM
    Well the 32-20 boolets showed up today. They look really cool with thier gold Hy-Teck coating but they seem to be sized .315" at the base. It's too hot today to try resizing them, I'll have to wait until later tonight to get to the bench. They...
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    06-19-2021, 01:37 AM
    If you have a Krag that doesn't hurt, why would you want an 06 level gun? The Krag will kill anything on this continent! :-P
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    06-18-2021, 09:55 PM
    Hot here in Sacramento. 110 and suppose to be >100 hot until Tuesday. I shoot on Tuesdays so a high of 85 sounds nice.
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    06-18-2021, 11:03 AM
    Brazo Precision has some 120 gr 32-20 boolets BB for a good price ($49 for ~850ea delivered), powder coated I just ordered. they come in several dia (.312-~314") Might fit a .303? I'll be using them for .308 & .30-40 K. Just in case you don't...
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    06-17-2021, 08:40 PM
    At long last I got word today that my 120 gr 32-20 boolets have shipped and should be here Monday! I have 50 rnds prepped for them and will load the first trials with 700X and Unique. These will come sized for .312 and I'll try some there and some...
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    06-17-2021, 05:31 PM
    The .308 is a great cast caliber. The necks are a bit short but, no problems shooting Gas Checks below the neck if they are crimped on. Midway was saying yesterday they had the Lee 312-155-2R mold in stock for a decent price. Works good in my...
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    06-17-2021, 05:07 PM
    Just got back from the VA where they did a little plastic surgery and lifted my eyebrow. Had surgery last year and they cut a nerve that controlled my eyebrow. After that my eyebrow was down so far my right eye was looking through the fuzzy...
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    06-15-2021, 08:21 PM
    I started reading GUn mags in~1960 and had a huge collection of them. PO Ackley and Skeeter were my favorites.
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    06-12-2021, 11:26 PM
    I've never used Red Dot but from my .308 experience with 2400/4198 at 1500-1800 fps. I suspect that the .308 would take the '06 loads just fine. Mine likes the Lee 312-155-2R and the Lee 309-200-R pretty well. I'm trying some slower powders to...
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    06-12-2021, 02:42 PM
    I thought I had two 1,000 rnd boxes of small rifle Mag primers but, I noticed today one was small pistol primers! I thought I was down to a few 100 SPP's and right after I had bought 500 boolets for the .38s! Also looked at some old boxes and...
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    06-10-2021, 10:39 PM
    Slowly pulling the H-4227 loads and saving the powder for .44 mag loads. Not sure I'd ever buy 4227 again, but will try some .44 M loads to see how it handles. I'll reload with 5.5-6.0 gr Unique for some +P loads in the .38's, using the fresh...
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    06-10-2021, 12:36 PM
    Krag 1901 replied to a thread Scam call in Our Town
    I got a call from a guy that said he was CEO of Publishers Clearing House and he was calling to find out why I had not contacted them about my winning the $35 Million Sweepstakes, $7,000 a month and an a new Mercedes? I asked him to call back...
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    06-08-2021, 08:26 AM
    Per the Lee #2 reloading book the 45/70 had 4.06 CC of useful powder space. Varies with boolet weight, but whatever. Some powder vendors post the Density of their powders, grains per cc, check the data sheets. The P-Max loading program,...
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    06-07-2021, 05:38 PM
    I'll save the 2400 for my Krag and cast boolets. I had a problem with my Python and took it down to check it. The locking bolt was all gummed up with unburnt 2400! I use ~14 gr and 158 gr boolets for a few years. The 2400 didn't seem to burn all...
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    06-07-2021, 05:24 PM
    My Krag has a sporter stock and the front of the barrel is held down with the sling swivel screw. other than that it is free floating. The new barrel is doing pretty well. Once I get to casting some more 314299 sized .311" I'll see how well I can...
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    06-07-2021, 05:07 PM
    Krag 1901 replied to a thread Our Hobby as Therapy in Our Town
    After spending the last year getting over my cancer surgery and radiation treatments, I finally felt like I needed to do something other than bitch about politics on the interwebs and relearn the Ukulele. It took a couple of months before I could...
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    06-07-2021, 01:24 AM
    Thanks for the tip. I'll try that tomorrow. The real pain is the powder gets into the threads of the holder and binds the threads on the plastic!
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    06-06-2021, 06:19 PM
    I went to Home Depot and got some o-rings to fix my bullet puller today, old o-ring wore out. Decided to just pull the 125 and 158 jacketed I had loaded with H-4227 and salvage the powder. I didn't want to shoot pricey 125 HPs at 750 fps as that...
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    06-06-2021, 06:05 PM
    When I bought my '92 GMC 1500 club cab 4X4, I said I'd drive it until the wheels fell off. ~180,000 and still plugging away. I call it my range runner. Take it to the range and keep my range gear in the back seat. It has a few dents and guys...
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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