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    Today, 07:27 AM
    Years back I drilled a hole in a large rock -- maybe 6' tall and just as wide. I had dug around it with backhoe, as other boulders, in attempt to move or bury it -- it was about one foot above grade -- and had idea of using black powder to...
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    05-15-2022, 02:53 PM
    For what it is worth, I'm a bit OCD, and spray my mould first with G96. I used to store them long-time with a cast bullet in each cavity, but too many sages (bion, I do "listen" on (rare ;)) occasion) suggested this being of no benefit. I then put...
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    05-15-2022, 02:43 PM
    Some folks go to Los Vegas; some drive their vehicles like maniacs; some (sorry here) even get married -- ALL a "gamble" As is, even, buying factory ammunition and walking outdoors where, say, a rivet came off a jet plane flying at 32,000 feet and...
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    05-15-2022, 02:00 PM
    Thank you, James (TNsailorman) for correcting my vision-goof. Those 74-year old peepers plus an el cheapo monitor may be my (lame -- sorry) excuses for seeing the number 8 as the letter S. Again, my sincere apologies to Kevinakaq for my not...
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    05-15-2022, 08:45 AM
    Regardless of its history ("if rifles could talk...") you have purchased a really gorgeous firearm! If I read the price tag correctly -- $1,300.00 USD -- you paid more than a fair price for it. I recently ('bout a year back) saw a listing of a...
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    05-14-2022, 02:06 PM
    I had, and gave away about 40 years back an Oehler -- do not recall the model number -- which used vacuum tubes with little lit dots at each tube's top. The fellows at range called them "Nixie Tubes." One shot through two spaced pieces of paper...
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    05-14-2022, 08:36 AM
    TWO notes re unsolicited calls: 1st, an article a short time back in the N Y Times kind of opened my eyes to the calls we'd get with our area code and a local NNX appearing, to -- when picked up -- there'd be nothing at caller's end. Huh? It...
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    05-14-2022, 08:20 AM
    I acquired a garage sale mould years back with similar gouging. Bion (actually, easy for me :)) I made it worse! "How?" By not being smart enough to maintain perfect planeness and keeping all square. I ended up with a relatively flat end result,...
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    05-14-2022, 08:03 AM
    A new one to watch out for!!! I got an email from my bank indicating they found an error THEY had made, and I needed but log into my account to apply this. Eleven dollars and seventy-five cents -- surely not an amount to raise any eyebrows, eh? ...
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    05-13-2022, 12:30 PM
    It's probably a tapered based for seating. That's an awfully long boolit for muzzle seating.
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    05-12-2022, 04:32 PM
    Nice mould, and thanks for the pic! I will go with Mark and Bad Ass on this also, and probably has several applications for old M\L and early cartridge rounds. Nice find! Jeff
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    05-09-2022, 01:55 PM
    I have several chronies. My "best" all-around is the Oehler 35P -- but (primarily due to a bum leg) -- it seems to be a "pain" to set up for a short/quick range trip. I bought the Labrador which functions well for these. I also have a PACT --...
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    05-07-2022, 12:29 PM
    The 450 prefix was used for the .44 Cal. Black Powder pistol boolits, though Lyman was known to cross over numbers from Ideal and use the prefix for something else. The .451 Self Loading Rifle perhaps, but without a pic we will never know for sure.
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    05-05-2022, 08:02 AM
    From the CMP website:
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    05-05-2022, 07:48 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Had to buy a tire in Our Town
    My wife's Ford Focus had a small leak in a rear tire. Shop "fixed it", but it continued to slowly leak. Mechanic advised it due to age (weather-checking) replacement of tire and also other tire on same axle. The pair of tires -- both of them --...
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    05-05-2022, 07:23 AM
    Perhaps I should not reply as such, but let me begin that I am on my third marriage. (2 1/3yrs; 2 1/2yrs; 47 years and still happy). I wish your son and his wife many, many years of happiness together. BUT, I know of ever soooo many marriages...
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    05-02-2022, 06:55 PM
    It might be the ASP Nitro ASP Air rifle -- I have one of these, with Sig's Nitro Whiskey air rifle scope mounted, and have had zero regrets! If this is the model you refer to, I understand it is currently unavailable -- but may be wrong... A...
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    05-02-2022, 06:51 PM
    I am ever in concert with this post! PLUS, added, my belling is the barest minimal amount necessary to enable its going " into the seater die without shaving Lead"
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    04-29-2022, 07:27 AM
    Good point, 725! After the Brit's got defeated by running out of ammo (Zulu Wars) they apparently went the other way, having the Land Rovers over-stocked. It was quickly learned that this ammunition, bouncing over God knows how many kilometers of...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    04-29-2022, 07:16 AM
    Me sorry ;) -- not that I have dementia or similar (???) -- I posted re my Giraud ANNEALER -- not the case trimmer. Sorry.... geo
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    04-28-2022, 09:19 PM
    I know I have a photo, but it was pre-digital (film processed) and I cannot seem to locate it. Maybe later and I'll add it to this if/when I find and scan the picture. I took a fairly high quality wooden desk chair and put a set of lawnmower...
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    04-28-2022, 03:37 PM
    I LOVE my Giraud trimmer! Yes and no re a "better one" as I pretty much have the Giraud dedicated to .30-'06 (Garand and hi-power club shooting matches). For most -- primarily much smaller quantities -- I have found the L E Wilson trimmer with...
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    04-28-2022, 07:04 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread RWS / Diana model 36 in AirGuns
    I "had to" reply with Don's quote. YES -- it is nice to just pull the trigger and propel pellets using a PCP arm -- I have four or five of these. HOWEVER, it is also just as nice (imho) to break the barrel or overlever a springer pistol (Beeman...
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    04-25-2022, 09:13 AM
    So sorry to read your challenges with this mould! Bion, I have found it almost impossible to think of anyone more customer supportive and friendly to their needs than Mr. Nelson, owner of Night Owl Enterprises! NOE has a website at...
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    04-25-2022, 09:05 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Unbelievable rifles in Our Town
    Thanks for posting -- it provided a few enjoyable minutes vis my browsing! However, it made me recall my (now deceased) best friend, Hughie, who would see a (imho outrageously high priced) firearm at a gun show and put that at THE VALUE of his...
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    04-23-2022, 09:01 PM
    One of my best friends (now deceased) regularly used to profess that even the most well kept, beautiful lawn and/or garden in the world will STILL have a weed or two in it... Perhaps the yard owner had "attitude" or, even perhaps the potential...
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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
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