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    02-02-2023, 02:47 PM
    thanks guys...very useful information. I am trying to decide between a 6" barrel and a 4" barrel. At first I though 6", but am not leaning toward the 4" based on the information you all provided. in Freedom atr
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    02-01-2023, 10:27 PM
    I am looking for a .44 special and there are many Charter Arms brand revolvers out there in that caliber. But I know nothing about the quality of Charter Arms brand. Anyone with experience with them in that caliber or in general I would welcome...
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    01-30-2023, 01:29 PM
    atr started a thread WTB S&W model 29 in Completed Deals
    I'm looking for a S&W model 29 / .44 Magnum with a 6" barrel. atr
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    01-29-2023, 10:59 AM
    atr replied to a thread EDC: Knife? in Our Town
    I always carry a pocket knife along with spare change and my wallet and a watch. I know airports confiscate them and many public building, courtrooms etc. prohibit them. I hate the 21st century. best atr
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    01-28-2023, 03:09 PM
    atr replied to a thread Tinnitus in Our Town
    years ago I was camped out by myself in the middle of no-where and when I woke up I though "who is running machinery way out here"....turned out it was the ringing in my ears. I've had Tinnitus for many years and just try to push the noise in the...
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    01-27-2023, 10:04 AM
    atr started a thread Revelation shotgun in Shot Guns
    Can anyone tell me about the Revelation Western Auto shotgun? I believe it was made by Mossberg and are slide action? And what would be a fair asking price? best atr
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    01-26-2023, 06:38 PM
    atr replied to a thread High velocity.22lr ammo in Rimfire Area
    I have tested both and Hi velocity does not shoot as well as standard velocity (40gr) in my Mossberg model46B bolt action.
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    01-25-2023, 03:08 PM
    I don't use the oven....I prefer to stay married! I have a board with lots of 12d finish nails pounded in upright and I set the inverted cases on each nail. Then I turn on my dual 500 watt construction lamp and pretty quick the liquid is drained...
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    01-24-2023, 09:00 PM
    atr replied to a thread Vintage 257 Roberts in Vintage Ammo
    you got to love the old boxes...especially when you note the price $$$ I have had many like that in 257 Roberts and the ammo always worked. If nothing else save the boxes!! I just gave to a friend 3 boxes of ALCAN 12 ga x 3" #2 shot which were...
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    01-20-2023, 05:37 PM
    thanks guys...I've been using 0.01 under as my cutoff...just needed some reassurance that it was still a good number to hold to best atr
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    01-20-2023, 10:05 AM
    How far is generally acceptable to trim back a case from its specified original factory case length? say for a case of specified L=2.015" (.308winchester) would trimmed L=2.00" be acceptable? what are the general guide lines for case trimming? in...
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    01-19-2023, 10:32 PM
    trimmed lots of brass least favorite thing to do
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    01-17-2023, 11:11 AM
    I agree ! up at my cabin I have a 20Gage X 3"chamber bolt action which does it all!
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    01-13-2023, 03:19 PM
    I use a 180 gr RN sized 0.309 in my .308 Savage99 and I get very good accuracy. Either of the molds you listed should give you good results. You should also invest in a Lyman expansion die. best atr
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    01-08-2023, 09:02 PM
    4227 for my 25-20 loads and many of my 38/357 loads
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    01-08-2023, 08:59 PM
    it throws consistent loads and is easy to adjust, also the setting/charge tables that come with it are pretty accurate so you can zero in on a load pretty quickly and without a lot of adjusting
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    01-08-2023, 03:05 PM
    I have a #5 7x57 and I've shot J's and cast successfully. The throat is long but I suspect in part because the standard round when first issued was the 175gr RN. I have shot this weight J very successfully. My Rifle's breach block squares up...
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Ive been reloading for about 45 years and bullet casting for most of that time..I'm a vietnam vet
Vashon Island WA
reloading, hunting, fishing, gardening, hiking, learning,
structural engineer, father, husband


Death to every foe and traitor and hurrah, my boys, for freedom !


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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