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DIY and Homemade Gear / Re: Key ring fpbs/zipper pulls
« Last post by Orbean on Yesterday at 02:12:58 PM »
Pretty cool idea.....you are indeed the knotmeister of B&B! :hail:

Agreed. Asemery may be the knotmeister, but I claim the title of knot head.
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General Discussion / Re: Lee loader
« Last post by wolfy on Yesterday at 12:13:37 PM »
Some rifles, such as the finely-made & super-accurate '96 Swedish Mauser are in nearly new condition, but buying loaded Norma ammunition or suitable jacketed bullets for reloading them will break you up in business.  The rifle shoots best with loooonnnnng bullets that are unique to the 6.5X55 Swede, so even with buying the mould you are light years ahead when you compare casting vs buying boxes of jacketed bullets.  When I find a bullet weight/shape/design/diameter/length that my rifle shoots best, I will pay the big bucks for a mould that duplicates it! 8)   Then the choice of alloy is up to me.....scrap for plinking, specific alloys for target and specific alloys for hunting.  You would surprised at the velocities (far above 2000fps) that some rifles and bullet designs/alloys will shoot & shoot well with no appreciable leading beyond the first fouling shot. :thumbsup:
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General Discussion / Re: Lee loader
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 09:18:06 AM »
That would be the way to go with BPCR and a few smokeless powder jobs.
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General Discussion / Re: An impressive Anvil Collection!
« Last post by hunter63 on Yesterday at 08:22:06 AM »
WOW......pretty amazing collection, QC!    My guess is that guy probably hasn't moved from his present address for a while.  :coffee:

Maybe they are in a metal decked semi trailer?....Just in case.
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General Discussion / Re: Lee loader
« Last post by hunter63 on Yesterday at 08:14:53 AM »
Bullet prices aren't something I pay much attention to anymore since I cast most of what I shoot.  Lee has some excellent designs and will even make custom moulds for those that stumble on to a rifle for which none are available.   Many old rifles such as the old foreign military surplus and blackpowder cartridge rifles can be made into tack-drivers with a bullet that FITS their odd chamberings.  It is kind of expensive to get the first mould made, but once it is created in their design department, a 'run' of them can be made that can be sold off to others that need the same bullet to get their own rifle back into service.  Lee has a great reputation for being innovative and strive to satisfy their customers who need a specific bullet or die set that Lyman or RCBS does not or will not produce at ANY price. :-\

I cast most of the bullets I shoot alot, ....mostly 38/357, .44, 45's....some with gas checks...and and ML's
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The rifle calibers don't get shot that much....sight in, scope check, and a bit of practice....but are hunting guns....So I use purchased bullets.
I can afford a lot of different possibility combinations by buying bullets, than buying molds and casting them
When you are getting into the 2000 fps, range.... cast starts have problems 
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General Discussion / Re: Lee loader
« Last post by wolfy on Yesterday at 07:53:59 AM »
Bullet prices aren't something I pay much attention to anymore since I cast most of what I shoot.  Lee has some excellent designs and will even make custom moulds for those that stumble on to a rifle for which none are available.   Many old rifles such as the old foreign military surplus and blackpowder cartridge rifles can be made into tack-drivers with a bullet that FITS their odd chamberings.  It is kind of expensive to get the first mould made, but once it is created in their design department, a 'run' of them can be made that can be sold off to others that need the same bullet to get their own rifle back into service.  Lee has a great reputation for being innovative and strive to satisfy their customers who need a specific bullet or die set that Lyman or RCBS does not or will not produce at ANY price. :-\
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General Discussion / Re: An impressive Anvil Collection!
« Last post by wolfy on Yesterday at 07:29:15 AM »
WOW......pretty amazing collection, QC!    My guess is that guy probably hasn't moved from his present address for a while.  :coffee:
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General Discussion / Re: Lee loader
« Last post by Moe M. on Yesterday at 06:05:30 AM »

  I always bought in bulk and I'm still working off of components I bought ten years ago,  now I go into cardiac arrest when I have to buy powder or primers,  funny thing,  a member that I talk to on another forum is a big 38/55 fan,  he's got about 20 various rifles in that caliber and was talking about the price of quality hunting bullets.
  I remembered having a couple of boxes of Barnes Original 255 grn. jacketed flat nose hunting bullets somewhere in my reloading closet, I can't use them in my old 93 Marlin,  so I offered to include them in a knife trade we were dickering about,  the Barnes bullets in Brownell's on line catalog are $48.95 a box of 50, the price sticker on my still sealed boxes was $19.95.   
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General Discussion / Re: pilgrmage to the knife show
« Last post by Moe M. on Yesterday at 05:40:39 AM »
There used to be a cable TV seller, don't know his name and the show is folded up these days, who had good knives at sometimes okay prices.  I would watch his program from time to time.  He said he was the "round guy with the square deal". 

He sold a new Randall once for about fifty dollars less than they go for on any website I have seen.  Wish he was still around.

  I also remember watching a knife show on cable a long time ago,  I think the guy was from the North West somewhere,  he was Minister if I remember right,  one of his sponsors was the Henry Gun Co., I think it was the first TV commercial I'd ever seen for Henry Guns.
  The guy sold mostly name brand knives and collectables,  if I remember right he used to came up with allot of new old stock vintage knives,  I don't know when he went off the air,  I watched the show occasionally for about a year, then the cable company dropped the channel he was on.
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Gear Reviews / Re: Fenix FD20 Flashlight. AA batteries and is zoomable
« Last post by Moe M. on Yesterday at 05:28:21 AM »

 I had extra batteries stored in the freezer for a couple of years and just put them in the flashlight after the old ones ran out,  am I understanding you right, those short stubby little batteries are no longer being made ?

Don't know about the little ones. 
Mine uses the B90 battery.  It is blue and about 5 1/2" long.

  Thanks Stan,  I've never seen those long batteries before,  my Sure Fire takes the stubby CR-123 batteries,  I took notice at the battery display while at the super market yesterday and Ever Ready (not my favorite brand) had them available.
  Also a surprise is that the price of the batteries has come down since I purchased the light,  the first set of batteries I bought for it cost me about $6.00 each, today they are a little over $3.00 bucks each.
  First chance I get I'm going to pick up another high intensity flash light that runs on double or triple A batteries,  they are a hell of allot easier to find in a pinch than the CR-123 lithium batteries.
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