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    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    J.P Sent you a PM Thanks 300
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:21 PM
    rockrat replied to a thread Bronze boolits in Swaging
    Fellow used to make 50 cal. bullets out of an oil impregnated bronze alloy. He said you could see a smoke trail from the bullet going downrange
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:29 PM
    i was a lineman for 30 years. 100s of calls like that. The power company isnt going to take a pole with them. There are just to many different sized poles and they dont know what else they will need like wire transformers ect.. We carried a spare...
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    05-10-2021, 09:32 PM
    Pm replied to: #3 SPF to Bjornb Thanks 300
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    05-10-2021, 08:11 PM
    WTS /// .375 Cal 220GR, .312 32 Cal 85GR #1 -- 500 ct. 5 box's of 100 ct ea. - .375 375 cal 220gr Hornady flat point #3705 $250.00 TYD in the USA. USPS flat rate box. #2 -- 447 ct. 4 box's of 100 ct ea. 1 box of 47 ct . - .375 375 cal 220gr...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-10-2021, 04:15 AM
    i signed up too but like rbuck am not holding my breath in this nutty time that they will be a bargain
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    05-09-2021, 05:06 AM
    I think its a pretty rare rifle and was made for only a short time. At least thats what I remember from people talking about it over at forums. Supposed to be quite accurate too. You might check there too.
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    05-08-2021, 07:14 PM
    Amazing Grace and bagpipes!!
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-08-2021, 02:43 PM
    yup mary your absolutely right. Walleye is in the pike family but pike is better eating. Nice thing about pike vs walleye is BIG pike are still as good as small ones. Walleye not so much. Most around here toss the big walleye back. No better fresh...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    05-07-2021, 11:35 PM
    rockrat replied to a thread $ primers in Our Town
    Lgs had some 130gr fmj 38 spcl for $21.99 and another store had it for $25.99, both boxes of 50.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-07-2021, 01:22 PM
    yes sir. its called REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE. I remember probably 20 years ago sucking up casting knowledge from guys like felix and you that had MORE experience then me. Im glad i payed attention. Doesn't take but a keyboard today and an internet...
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    05-07-2021, 10:10 AM
    rockrat replied to a thread SELBY Ingot in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Paint it with silver paint and tell visitors its a ingot of silver. Better yet, have it plated with real silver (if not too much) then it will really look like an ingot of silver.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-07-2021, 06:33 AM
    couldnt agree more
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-07-2021, 06:31 AM
    those accusport bisleys are great guns. Had the same pair as you years ago. One of the mistakes i made was trading them. Especially the 44 mag as it was a tack driver with about any load. Actually had two of the 45 colts one shot real well the other...
    16 replies | 639 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-07-2021, 04:42 AM
    said that when i was young my first deer rifle was a 30 carbine and i did kill deer with it. When i was young and didnt know better and listened to what my dad said and to be truthful my dad wasnt one that gave a rip about a deer suffering. He was...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-06-2021, 10:37 AM
    rob applegate lived in washington state and told me he wore sunglasses backwards to go the 1/4 mile to his mail box because of cougars and if you knew rob there wasnt an ounce of bs in him
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-06-2021, 05:55 AM
    same could be said for a 22lr or a 25acp but it doesnt make them ethical choices for taking the life of an animal cleanly. I shoot alot of deer. I know that if you dont use proper equiptment its only a matter of time before your going to have it...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-06-2021, 05:35 AM
    thats for sure. most dont have 50 guns let alone a 100 and id bet many here are under a dozen. Big differnce if i only had 10 guns. i wouldnt part with one to get another in that case either because id be done to bare bones to have guns i NEED for...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-06-2021, 05:31 AM
    dont know for sure but thought maybe something along the same line that small rifle match primers were just milder primers then the regular small rifle. Another thing i noticed was a advantage to rem match primers and rem are usually milder primers...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-05-2021, 04:59 AM
    rich ive had 3 hornets the hands down best shooting jacketed bullet ive found is the 35 grain vmax. Load that with 12.4 grains of 1680 and a match small rifle primer. im not a big proponent of match primers but my loading data shows they are...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-05-2021, 04:46 AM
    i have around a hundred and have probably bought on an average of 6 a year for 45 years so do the math. If i bought one gun every year or two id probably never sell one either. but my guns are shot not stuck in the back of a safe and left to sit...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-04-2021, 10:48 AM
    if i had never sold a gun id be swimming in them. Guns are tools. I dont get attached. Selling one i dont use much to get one ill use more is common sense. I go crazy for single actions one year and the next im into bolt rifles then to lever guns...
    48 replies | 1516 view(s)
  • rockrat's Avatar
    05-04-2021, 09:52 AM
    rockrat replied to a thread Donut sticker shock in Our Town
    Only way I like Krispy Kreme doughnuts is when the glazed come off the line and are still hot. One is about all I care for. Used to be a place in Oklahoma City, called Geralds that had the best orange doughnuts. They weren't orange iced, but...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-04-2021, 08:26 AM
    a 223 with pop gun cast loads can be a good replacement for a 22lr when ammo is in short supply or expensive. couple grains of bullseye and a primer and a free bullet. Whats not to like. where cast gets hard to work with in a 223 is when you try to...
    48 replies | 1516 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-04-2021, 08:23 AM
    i bought a wolf barrel for mine before i even shot it. Was told i needed it for cast at those speeds. It shot ok but actually shot better with the factory barrel using cast. No harder to deal with then a 44 mag or 357. At those speeds your going to...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-04-2021, 08:17 AM
    great in the 3oo bo and 3oo hamr too. Fooled with it in the 44mag and it was to slow and dirty in it. It did ok in the 454 and 475 but not as good as 110. John Linebaugh liked it in the 475 and 500 Linebaugh maximums. It can even be used in the 223...
    18 replies | 518 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-04-2021, 08:13 AM
    im on meds for siezures myself but thanks GOD it controls them. They are NO JOKE! We will pray for him and put him on our churches prayer list for this weekend. I hope they find some way to get them under control.
    38 replies | 382 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-04-2021, 08:11 AM
    no time this year. building a new house
    45 replies | 780 view(s)
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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