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srjdsmith last won the day on September 24 2020

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    Hunting, shooting, reloading, fishing, church, my wife and kids

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  1. “Convert…” Is that all done by press?is annealing required to change the shape? John ”Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” -Buckaroo Banzai Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Good morning John ”Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” -Buckaroo Banzai Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. First: thank you all, gentlemen. I’ll get going on these in the next day or so. Second: Are 296 loads the same as H110, then? Large pistol primers, regardless of brand? I have several hundred Winchester WLP
  4. I have about 1/2 a bottle of H110. I found another bottle, so I’m good to go. I also found some 240 grain XTP’s Iowa says, “Expanding bullets, also known as hollow-point bullets, are designed to expand or mushroom upon impact versus regular bullets, or full metal jacket ammunition.” I need to call the DNR, because not all “expanding” bullets are “hollow-points” Both the 180 and 240 are hollow point, but my preference for deer hunting would be a “soft point” solid or semi-jacketed bullet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  6. So, can I ask the next question? If I can find it, 2400? Is there one of those listed, or something else that I can get a published recipe for that I should be looking for? Later I’ll get 225 and/or 240 grain bullets for him to hunt with, but right now I got what bullets I could find. What powder should I try to find? (Assuming I don’t already have it…)
  7. “You go to war with the army you have” —Donald Rumsfeld These days it might be hard to find the exact bullet/powder/primer combination you want. If you can get the bullets and powder, how hard is it to substitute primers? Increase or decrease powder charge? Use bullets of the same weight but different nose (like soft nose for hollow point)? I have 44 mag brass and I have Hornady XTP bullets 180 grain. Not my first choice, or my son’s- he wanted either Factory LeveRevolution or my loads with 225 grain FTX bullets. There aren’t many loads for 180 grain bullets, so if I have, or can find, powder, can I adjust for different primers? (BTW he’s shooting them in a Henry lever gun.)
  8. Good afternoon (missed it by 15 minutes)
  9. Yep. Sure thing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  12. We remember. (I’m sorry, but most forgot… https://confessionsofarulefollower.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/but-this-is-the-united-states/)
  13. The Most Dangerous Game “He had never slept in a better bed…” https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxtaXN0ZXJrZWxhfGd4OjJlMmE5ZGMxMmE3ZmFhMGU Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Good morning. As a kid, I never understood why people talked about remembering every detail around them when they heard about JFK. Then 9/11 happened. I was driving to school. I could tell you which house I was driving past… I was thinking, “Accident. Had to be an accident. Some fool crashed his plane on accident… Can’t be terrorism! This is America! We don’t have that here…” Then the second plane hit the second tower. Some teachers had their classroom TV’s on all day, but I didn’t. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I have a question about the safety plunger. With my slide assembled, the firing pin (striker) is free to go all the way forward even without pushing on the safety block. Where do I start diagnosing the problem? The safety block? The extractor? The firing pin? The slide itself? (Pics when I get a chance.)
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