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    Elmer Keith would say 17 grains was kindly hot,...

    Elmer Keith would say 17 grains was kindly hot, but 26.2 is way on up there.
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    Not 44's, but 38 Specials here. I loaded up some...

    Not 44's, but 38 Specials here. I loaded up some Lee 356 158 grain rounds in an assortment of cases. I noticed they were sticking a bit when chambered, and after firing were more difficult to extract...
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    I had a Henry Big Boy in 44 Magnum and it did a...

    I had a Henry Big Boy in 44 Magnum and it did a fine job of dampening 44 Magnum loads, but it was just too heavy at 8.5 pounds to tote easily in the woods. So I got a Rossi R92 which at 5 pounds was...
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    I read From Ingot to Target and learned that saw...

    I read From Ingot to Target and learned that saw dust is good. I dip from the top after fluxing with saw dust, but I use an old GI spoon to clear off the stuff on top before I dip my ladle. I have...
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    I finally gave up on getting it unclogged, and...

    I finally gave up on getting it unclogged, and have been using it ever since as a plain melter. Since all my molds are double cavity and don't need high production; I have been using a ladle and...
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    Forum: Our Town

    Winner!

    Winner!
  7. Thread: Old Geezer

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    There was a fellow in Lions Club who used to...

    There was a fellow in Lions Club who used to tease the fire out of another member - he'd put a shot of Tabasco in his ice tea and crap like - not terrible but ... Once I asked him why he didn't pick...
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    A cousin asked me to load some 45 Colt rounds...

    A cousin asked me to load some 45 Colt rounds for him. I already had the dies, and figured I'd use fairly light loads of HP-38 for powder. That's when I learned about that great big old 45 Colt...
  9. One other point: Over the last few years I have...

    One other point: Over the last few years I have regularly helped my cousin who normally has two or three tables at the local show. And, most of the time I have made my best deals with other dealers...
  10. Well when you have something a bit unusual like...

    Well when you have something a bit unusual like my K98K Bnz, all it takes is one buyer!
  11. I'm surprised too on not turning the 3031. That's...

    I'm surprised too on not turning the 3031. That's one of my favorite go to rifle powders. I'd have bought it.
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    Macon is a good place. You'll be allowed and...

    Macon is a good place.

    You'll be allowed and even welcomed in the South IF you prove you're not just another Damp Yankee. (Fact is, we really don't give a damp how anyone does anything up...
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    My cousin had three tables at the last local gun...

    My cousin had three tables at the last local gun show in September. I helped him out and managed to sell a K98K BNZ43 and a WW2 Navy issue KaBar for a bit of change more than I had in them. Bought...
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    Forum: Our Town

    True Grit. I had read the book before I saw the...

    True Grit. I had read the book before I saw the first version, and was a bit disappointed in the first version. Second version was much better.
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    That sounds a great deal like some of my gun...

    That sounds a great deal like some of my gun purchases.
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    Went by Walmart about a year ago with a long list...

    Went by Walmart about a year ago with a long list from my wife. I also had picked up a 4 pack of Guinness, and 6 bottles of Yuengling Black and Tan as my personal reward for doing the shopping.
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  17. I agree 100%. My pet loads with cast .430 240...

    I agree 100%. My pet loads with cast .430 240 grain SWC's consistently clock out at 894 fps, with 6.8 grains of Unique with c.o.w.w. alloy and 6.5 grains for the same speed with commercial hard cast...
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    I joined up 4 years ago; at that time mostly...

    I joined up 4 years ago; at that time mostly checking on 44 Special loads, and then 2 or 3 years ago I could see handwriting on the wall, and decided to get back into bullet casting. I had more than...
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    My holster is an old M3 shoulder holster I...

    My holster is an old M3 shoulder holster I modified by soaking in water to fit my Lipsey FT BH 4 1/2" in 44 Special. Added a cartridge slide from Wolf Ears and I am show to go.

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    I reckon I am odd man out, but years ago I bought...

    I reckon I am odd man out, but years ago I bought Spanish Model 43 Mauser in 7.62 Nato. It has a regular large ring 98 Mauser action and is also known as the Mauser standard model. It was sold to...
  21. I have found that the hardness of the cast bullet...

    I have found that the hardness of the cast bullet plays a part too. My own 240's are basically wheel weights sweetened with a little tin and are not water quenched. The commercial cast bullets are...
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    I tried some trail boss with 32S&W Long loads and...

    I tried some trail boss with 32S&W Long loads and it was ok. Then I tried it in 45Colt and it really worked just fine to fit in that great big old black powder case. Off the thread a bit, but I was...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    That's why I am sold on the 44 Special. .430 240...

    That's why I am sold on the 44 Special. .430 240 TL Lee has the diameter of what smaller caliber aspire to without worry about expansion. But, I always figured the old theory that a handgun was a...
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    To be precise my Speer dry lube wad cutters were...

    To be precise my Speer dry lube wad cutters were hollow base and I still have about 300, but I started casting Lee button nose wc's and they were about as accurate plus renewable when I got low so I...
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    I was on the college varsity ROTC rifle team 52...

    I was on the college varsity ROTC rifle team 52 years ago for two years. We had a feller on the team who shot right handed but was left eye dominant. He did fine by closing his left eye, but finally...
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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