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Go West

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  1. Chances are I wouldn't have enough ammo at a match to supply guns and ammo unless I knew ahead of time.
  2. I have a Rossi .45 that loads 180- 230 gr. bullets just fine, but I find my smaller caliber Rossi is more finicky. I just made some dummies for my .38/.357 that are between 1.48 and 1.5" and they all cycled fine. I still need to shoot them in a match to see how 60 rounds will do. I may order .38 bullets next time without the crimp groove since I have 4 guns that like them longer than the typical crimp groove. With inconsistent supplies, I haven't been able to find and stick with one brand and weight bullet which tends to complicate things a mite. Also, the wife has told me she likes a bullet and then changes her mind after I've purchased several thousand or loaded to an approved length.
  3. I've shot one and found it accurate, but it never struck my fancy. I do have an 85FS that I like although it's an old school gun.
  4. I use Libre Office. It's a free suite program and can be saved in Word or PDF. I typically save first iteration in Word until final editing is done, then save in PDF.
  5. The original rule banning tapered shells was due to the use of a 16 ga. die on 12 ga. shells.
  6. Light bikes like a trials or motocross bikes can do wheelies at will. OTW, I think it takes more power. Roll-on power helps if moving. Lower gearing can assist for stunt type, distance wheelies. Pulling back on the bars? Dunno, didn't work for me on the ones I had. Stoppies (lifting rear wheel under braking) just takes strong brakes, often due to stupid car drivers. Rule #1 when riding- they're all out to get you.
  7. My mom would cut a larger hole in the bread so the egg would fill the hole and she called them "Birds in the Nest."
  8. The green bullet has a more rounded ogive than the truncated cone of the other bullet, with maybe a smidge larger flat. Some guns are finicky with the nose shape and some aren't. My '73 doesn't care about shape as much as OAL, but will generally eat most that fit in the carrier. Short rounds cause the lifter to push the next round back into the mag tube. Too short and you get a jam on the next round which is letting you know to go longer. Some folks load their rounds long to prevent the pushback on the next round or use .357 cases and some as indicated previously, modify the carrier. We have several Lightnings and a '92 that are absolutely finicky with OAL and bullet shape, so I load to keep them happy and use whatever I have for the '73.
  9. I use a beam scale since it's what I have and is close enough for government retired work.
  10. "I hate rude behavior." Lonesome Dove is a movie I pull out and watch once a year.
  11. I've been loading 100 gr. rnfp bullets for the wife, but wondered about 78 gr. rn bullets suppliers offer. Do you have a preference? Is there a noticeable difference in recoil? The 100 gr. bullets work great on knockdowns; do the lighter bullets do well or do you keep "heavies" around for those? Currently using 1.8 gr. of Bullseye. Suggested load for 78 gr. bullet?
  12. I wore Levi's in H.S. when they were affordable. My folks were on the lower end of the economic scale. You couldn't give me them now. I wear Wranglers and various brands sold at Costco.
  13. I just started unsubscribing to them since they started the avalanche a few weeks ago. Be careful of some of the forms used for donations, if you aren't careful, you may be signing up for RECURRING payments instead of a one time donation.
  14. To clarify, it's range lead where jacketed ammo is not allowed. There is a lot of dirt stuck to some of it, so I wondered about the dirt. I'm not sure about the eventual hardness of the end result, but it's all cowboy lead so I'm not worried about zinc contamination.
  15. Do you wash your scrounged lead before you melt it or do you just melt it down and scoop off the top crap? I'm wondering about the more efficient way to recycle it. Do you make ingots first or just clean it up in one step? Thanks in advance.
  16. $39.99 minus 5% for veteran's discount. Too bad you can't get pistol primers at that price....................................
  17. I went to the Tucson SW to pick up a Ruger Max-9 @ $100 off and also found Cheddite shotgun primers in stock. I never tried them, but with quantities running low I picked up a 1K. I could have bought 2 boxes, but I bought some 9mm ammo instead. Now if they would just get some small pistol primers......
  18. My niece had me fact check her latest novel regarding firearms. I would assume anyone ignorant of any topic they put in their efforts would have someone check their work whether it's a book, movie or article.
  19. I don't shoot BP, but saw this article in the American Rifleman today. This was the last BP plant in the US. https://www.americanrifleman.org/content/hodgdon-closes-goex-blackpowder-plant/ Whoops! I saw the previous post after posting this. I evidently didn't scroll down far enough.
  20. They call it "practicing medicine" because they don't have it down pat yet.
  21. It's one of my favorites. Yeah, I counted the shots in the gunfight and it got ridiculous. But then, it is highly entertaining if you suspend belief here and there. Costner wasn't very good with his rifle, but then shoots the bad guy's toe/foot. I enjoyed Duvall blasting the guy outside the building and he bounces off an opposing building. Whoo-hoo! One of my favorite scenes is when the townsfolk are chasing a bad guy until he falls down and then gets shot with a shotgun. Hurray! Many more memorable scenes in this and it gets watched on a regular basis.
  22. The wife shoots .32s because they're lighter than .38s and smaller in size. They're too small for me.
  23. The socket isn't a gauge, it is a poor man's sizer as noted above. You stick the crimp end in and twist just like you do the $50 gadget. I never said you could shove the shell all the way in. I may have also neglected to say you want to use a 12 point one instead of a 6, but the fact remains the socket does shrink the crimp end. As good as the sizer/checker, maybe not but it does work in a pinch.
  24. Too Tall Bob told me to use a 3/4" deep socket after I ordered the Slix Spring sizer. It too seemed to work and could be used as a poor man's sizer.
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