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    Today, 10:37 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread ball size matters in Muzzleloading.
    Unfortunately, Dutch passed away recently.
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    Today, 10:31 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread 2 Cycle oil in Our Town
    I agree on Remoil. It was being used at Montana Rifle Co. when I started working there. We found the same problem, dries out, and doesn't prevent rust. I converted the company to Ed's Red, problems went away.
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    Today, 10:25 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Commerative $2 bill in Our Town
    Considering most of them you get from the bank are pretty pristine, I would sure pass on it. A panhandler lives near me, and goes to town every day to ply his trade. One day I gave him a ride to town for him to go to "work". He had the nerve to...
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    Today, 08:01 AM
    For your big stuff. The Hollywood Sr steel press - look for $200-500- very much depending on who wants it - collectors will pay more. Shoot some oil on it so it moves easily and add another $100! The Belding and Mull powder measure - if it is...
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    Today, 07:42 AM
    Collect data - loading manuals will give you lots of options for most calibers/cartridges - until you get into the unusual or obsolete ones. Then I ask someone here who has Quickload for some data for specific boolit/powder combinations, and have...
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    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    I am a shooter that hunts. I normal shoot about 20,000 rounds a year. I like shooting so I shoot whatever as much as I want or need. The least shot is my smokeless muzzleloader. When I first got it I shot it a lot for load development. Now it's...
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    Yesterday, 02:13 PM These are not S&W or Schofield cartridges. The rim diameter is the same as the long .45 Colts, which is smaller than the Schofield rim diameter. These are true .45 Short Colts. The cartridge is listed...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:04 PM
    Consult a few burn charts, you can pin a load down pretty easy.
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    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Wts- gun books in Swappin & Sellin
    I will take the following. Pm will be sent later today. Handloader's Cartridge Conversion, well illustrated by Donnelly $15 Gunsmithing Made Easy (Hah !) by Towsley, Hardcover , great color pics , $10
    2 replies | 282 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 07:50 AM
    From the looks of your cylinder you have an original - and probably an early one. These should only be loaded with black because of the metal used and the thinness of the cylinder walls. The Colt New Model Army and later can stand stronger loads.
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    08-08-2022, 10:29 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread in Our Town
    I was not aware of that. In that case I have used them with good results.
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    08-08-2022, 05:43 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread in Our Town
    I have not used them but the reviews are all good.
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    08-08-2022, 05:23 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Whiskey bottle wax??? in Boolit Lube ! The first bottle was dipped using wax heated up in a deep fryer on the Samuels’ stove. The formula for Maker’s Mark’s wax used today was...
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    08-08-2022, 01:10 PM
    Lots of love and lots of hate for them. I purchased 20K of the small rifle mag. They have all be used. If they were still available I would buy more. Most of the hate is based on not understanding the differences between them and US. Most...
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    08-08-2022, 11:33 AM
    Did your haul include a set of 45-70 dies, rf your previous post considering the use of your 310 tool? If not you now have a decent press, and a variety of reloading dies. Adding a set of 45-70 would be your next step if not already in the mix.
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    08-07-2022, 05:16 PM
    Just put your Foster Slugs in a shot cup like they were designed to be used. Never seen a factory Foster Slug in a shot cup. Some history on the Foster slug here. Foster Slugs ...
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    08-07-2022, 04:39 PM
    I know nothing of their M1 Carbines. I have seen some of their work on M1 Garands and M1A's. They did a good job with those.
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    08-07-2022, 02:17 PM
    I have both and I much prefer the 686's. That being said most of my S&W's are pre-1993. I do own several of ECM barreled Smiths and I have no issues with them for cast. With the factory stock Ruger or S&W triggers its luck of the draw. Once you...
    38 replies | 792 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