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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:23 AM
    my dad just passed. Lucky for us the hospital threw out there covid rules and let us in the room with him when he passed. He passed with my mother laying in bed next to him. They had been married 69 years. I feel for your friend. Nobody should be...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 AM
    rockrat replied to a thread Brass Mould in Cast Boolits
    I use carb cleaner, outside. Berrymans B12, has acetone, ether, alcohol and mek. Let dry, lube sprue plate and pins and pre-heat.
    9 replies | 196 view(s)
  • rockrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 AM
    I like the 1-12" for the lighter bullets in my bolt guns, but if I was ordering a new barrel, I might check into a 1-11". My favorite bullet is the 53 vmax. I have read people call them a varmint bullet that thinks its a match bullet.
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    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    rockrat replied to a thread USPS Incredibly bad. in Our Town
    I had an empty box delivered one time. All taped up with "Warning--package damage--check contents" tape. What contents?? Also had tire tracks on the box.
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    01-18-2022, 01:28 AM
    ..............When I paper patch, I pull the patch across a wet sponge that's in a saucer of water. The patch is dampened but not soaked. It retains the strength to be stretched without tearing, as it's wrapped around the bullet. When the patch...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    01-17-2022, 06:56 PM
    Already is a 10mm and 40 s&w. Ruger Blackhawk convertable
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    01-17-2022, 06:34 PM
    Have an old 29 Smith I must have put 20K+ thru it. Its pretty loose and needs some TLC. The hole in the frame where the cylinder locks is a bit out of round and I am sure it needs more. Anyone know of a good "smith" that does this type of work?...
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    01-17-2022, 05:34 PM
    rockrat replied to a thread Prayer for X Beeman 412 in Our Town
    You got it.
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    01-16-2022, 11:23 AM
    Great group. Gives you kind of a warm feeling inside to do that. Had a Rem 700 in 338 WM that would shoot about like that using 4759 and a 240gr boolit @2000fps. One of Toms moulds I had him make for my 338ME and tried it in the WM.
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    01-16-2022, 10:37 AM
    I would say get the Heritage. I have an '08 Heritage and really like the balanced engine over the unbalanced one. I know many look down on the balanced engine as its not "traditional" but the older I get, the more I am glad I got it. Don't ride...
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    01-16-2022, 09:39 AM
    If no one has an interest in the krag die I could use it
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    01-16-2022, 05:36 AM
    i had a 25acp like that. it was dead reliable. Comical thing to me was guys claiming it would about bounce off of someone if shot with it. I had a 1/2 plywood target board up and gold dots blew through it every time. Must be some real tough skinned...
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    01-15-2022, 09:53 PM
    rockrat replied to a thread Nylon 66 Cleaning? in Rimfire Area
    Think those Seneca Green ones are also on the list of highly collectable guns
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    01-15-2022, 09:51 PM
    Friend of mine, when he had his 25-06, loaded 90gr BTHP Sierra's to good effect.
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    01-15-2022, 01:29 PM
    Think Winchester 61 pump 22's are the same way, just like the Model 12 shotguns
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    01-15-2022, 01:26 PM
    rockrat replied to a thread Cast Bullet Association in Our Town
    Used to be for 30+ years, but not anymore.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    01-15-2022, 06:14 AM
    no need for that for me mary. I always preferred stuffing that didnt get put inside the bird. stuffing from inside has about the consistency of paste. What we do is fry some pork sausage and put that and the drippings in the stuffing. thats plenty...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    01-14-2022, 07:30 PM
    Drill a 5/16" hole in the case head, take out the decapping rod, hold the die in a vise and tap the hole for a 3/8" bolt. Install bolt and put the die in a vise vertically and lightly close the jaws, keeping the die lock ring in place to keep the...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    01-14-2022, 08:54 AM
    my wife has two carry guns. An lc9 for when shes going somewhere like a city away from home where crime is a consern. For everyday carry she has a naa 22lr mini revolver in a wallet holster in her purse. She likes it because even if shes somewhere...
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    01-13-2022, 07:53 PM
    rockrat replied to a thread Garage heater in Our Town
    I have one of the propane wall heaters with 3 different levels of heat. Usually only use the lowest setting
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    01-13-2022, 11:40 AM
    Hope everybody in the SE part of the country and Eastern seaboard are getting ready for the storm headed your way this weekend. Looking at the weather forecast, the snow is one thing, but the ice storms they are calling for look to be another...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    01-13-2022, 10:59 AM
    When I saw the tag line, I was thinking Ground Power Units!!!! Been around aircraft too long:)
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    01-12-2022, 10:23 PM
    Wonder how the dark Modelo beer would work?
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    01-12-2022, 10:10 PM
    Interesting, but running at 50K psi, isn't that going to make quite a muzzle blast/flash, kind of like the 30 carbine Blackhawk?
    137 replies | 3461 view(s)
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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