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  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    Today, 12:30 AM
    Beagling a mold only changes the diameter in one axis so you in effect cast an eliptical boolit!
    3 replies | 45 view(s)
  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 AM
    One two cavity brass HP for Anthony (no spaces) B 4 5 at Tony
    23 replies | 6371 view(s)
  • garandsrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    Here is the expander I made to convert 30-30 brass to 375 Win, .308 to .375 with one stroke of the press. I haven’t lost any cases to splits, but it may happen at some point. Several other people have used this same style with similar results. ...
    13 replies | 360 view(s)
  • garandsrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    PM sent.
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  • Maven's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:28 PM
    I've used it for years in my .243 Win., but with 85 - 87 gr. spire points: Excellent accuracy and speed.
    1 replies | 37 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Wheel lock in Muzzleloading.
    I did come across a .50 cal. wheel lock yesterday a friend has. Pretty tempting price for a rifle, I may have to take advantage of it.
    16 replies | 331 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:10 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Is water the new oil in Our Town
    The oceans need the fresh water to maintain a certain salinity level. Salt content gets too high, everything in the ocean dies. California could solve a lot of their problems by shutting down car washes and lawn watering.
    34 replies | 698 view(s)
  • garandsrus's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 11:55 PM
    Why not? The tapered expander also has a straight section so the entire neck can be expanded to the necessary diameter. If you will test it, I will make a tapered punch for you or the OP. Let me know what die body you will use to hold the punch.
    13 replies | 360 view(s)
  • garandsrus's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 11:40 PM
    Several people have said that new Starline brass is so clean that it is “more sticky” than once fired no tumbled brass, which can lead to problems on the first loading. You might try tumbling some of the brass for an hour to see if that fixes the...
    12 replies | 236 view(s)
  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 06:40 PM
    Saw this on Reddit yesterday and my first thought went along the lines of “they didn’t stop at 1?” Some people only learn the hard way.
    26 replies | 882 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 01:29 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Wheel lock in Muzzleloading.
    Even for just the lock mechanism that is way too low. A good flintlock costs that much. The wheellock is much more complex.
    16 replies | 331 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 11:15 AM
    Historic levels of drought in the southwest. By that I mean the same level of drought, or heading there, that drove the Native Americans out of the area. Here in Hampton Roads we are just about 1.5" of water above average, it is in the 80's and...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 11:08 AM
    Actually, Alferd, that was the FIRST time! I agree with the statements above and have, at times, been guilty myself, but not most of the time.
    7 replies | 86 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 11:08 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Wheel lock in Muzzleloading.
    Sounds like a fine plastic wall hanger.
    16 replies | 331 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 12:41 AM
    Ron and I did a deal some years back. You can't ask for a nicer guy to deal with. Fast payment, all i's dotted and t's crossed. A good man I wouldn't hesitate to do business with in a heartbeat. Murphy
    1 replies | 29 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 12:37 AM
    Murphy replied to a thread Night casting? in Cast Boolits
    Long ago, I use to cast in the middle of the night in my garage. I worked shift work for 14 years. I never had any problems with bugs. The far S.E. corner of Oklahoma is as humid & hot as it gets during the summer. I actually enjoyed it. No A/C of...
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 12:11 AM
    Bigslug, I believe you hit the nail on the head for what I'm primarily doing with .22 RF's. I ain't a pup no more (67) and don't get out in the woods like I did when I was younger. A good .22, a Zebco 33, and an old friend sure can make for a good...
    43 replies | 681 view(s)
  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 12:03 AM
    Not rock salt, but have loaded thousands of 12ga with sorgham seed. Absolutely shreds them out to 20 feet! The team of shooters have got over 7,000 rats out of a piggery in the last 4 years.
    13 replies | 385 view(s)
  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    06-18-2021, 11:17 PM
    One mould for Anthony (no spaces) B 4 5 @ Tony
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    06-18-2021, 10:14 PM
    2 cavity brass PB with all pins for Anthony (no space)B45 at Tony
    42 replies | 2304 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    06-18-2021, 02:10 PM
    Swappin' & Sellin'. That place has cost me a young fortune over the years, I've sold a fair amount there as well. I'm with a lot of other folks. If the price of something bothers you? Move on and let it be. Murphy
    24 replies | 1306 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    06-18-2021, 01:40 PM
    Murphy replied to a thread Nosy Neighbors in Our Town
    The wife and I lucked out on neighbors. The block is roughly 100 yards long with only 4 houses. We're the old folks. All the other couples are in their early 40's now. Been here going on 18 years and no problems, with a couple of exceptions due to a...
    52 replies | 1470 view(s)
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    06-18-2021, 12:18 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Nosy Neighbors in Our Town
    I'm fortunate to live in a neighborhood where everyone minds their own business. We are here to help each other, but what we do on our own property is no one's business but our own.
    52 replies | 1470 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 11:41 PM
    My AA8700 loads came from Lee's Modern Reloading 2nd edition for 180gr bullets in those calibers. Its hard to find specific data for that Squib Bullet after the 1960s but after gaschecking and PC/lubing those 311413s, they are usually 175-177gr...
    9 replies | 270 view(s)
  • garandsrus's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 06:28 PM
    I have a 4 cavity 429303 mold and it drops bullets very easily. I have heard that they sometimes stick, but that isn’t my experience. Dutchman - I have a RCBS seating stem that matches the 429303 bullet profile. It came with the mold so I don’t...
    8 replies | 187 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 05:08 PM
    After doing a quick look around the internet, it seems Federal and Remington .22 LR in bulk packs, are averaging around 12˘ to 15˘ per round. I obtained these numbers on Ammo Seek. Primers seem to be around $200 per 1K (or there about via Gunbroker...
    16 replies | 274 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 03:22 PM
    I think this may be an interesting thread. Given the lack of, and current price of .22 RF. What would drive some to pay so much for it? I'm doing fine on my current stock given what I use mine for. Which is mostly plinking, and the occasional...
    43 replies | 681 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 02:29 PM
    Murphy replied to a thread Score in Our Town
    On one hand, sad to know another shooter has passed. On the other hand, glad to see another shooter score. Social media isn't for everyone, and I don't live on it. There are groups specifically for garage sales on it. There are no less than 3-4...
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 02:07 PM
    Nailed it! Murphy
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 01:44 PM
    Murphy replied to a thread Looks like a scam to me in Our Town
    Friends, the first sign of a scam. How are they going to verify anything if they don't already have the correct answers to begin with? Just a little something to think about. Murphy
    21 replies | 577 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 01:38 PM
    Murphy replied to a thread Just Curious? in Our Town
    Growing up in rural S.E. Oklahoma, the terms shells and bullets typically mean a loaded cartridge. I have heard the term 'head' used when referring to the actual bullet itself, as in...the bullet head jammed going in the barrel and now it's bent. I...
    32 replies | 748 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 12:03 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Wheel lock in Muzzleloading.
    There is a guy who posts on Facebook, on the black powder pages. He makes some very nice wheel locks. "Cheap" for a quality lock is something you should never look for.
    16 replies | 331 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 09:26 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Wheel lock in Muzzleloading.
    I think your problem is going to be 'reasonably priced'! I know there is a company in Europe making them, but I think it is a one off custom arrangement, not a production one.
    16 replies | 331 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 08:54 AM
    I bought a 6" section of pipe threaded on each end, ends to screw on, and filled it with 40 S&W brass and dropped it in my firepit when the fire was going. Worked fine. BTW - trim to length prior to annealing - they are way too soft to cut well...
    27 replies | 440 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 08:16 AM
    And "two of them" means two of the disciples, not 'random people'. Not necessarily two of the 12, although that is possible, but two of the followers. To be a disciple is to learn, to be teachable. Discipline is to teach in it's first meaning. ...
    4 replies | 57 view(s)
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Somers, Montana, a quaint little drinking village,with a severe hunting and fishing problem.
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The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

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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
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