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Patersons / Re: My Paterson
« on: Today at 04:35:30 PM »
You are not helping me in my my quest to not buy a Paterson. Just so you know... :(

Metallic Cartridge Reloading / Re: Reloading Revisited
« on: Today at 02:37:19 PM »
I have since run another batch of 50. All went without a hitch. Now I need to fiddle with the bullet seating/crimp die for the new Berry Bullets I bought.
I was looking at all the empty .380 casings I have ready to load and revisiting the thought of a progressive press for those, however...after viewing the prices of a prog press,  the only one(s) that seem reasonably priced are the Lee Pro1000 and LoadMaster progressive. And reading the reviews on did not leave me with a warm & fuzzy. Sure, there were a number of good reviews but there were as many, or more negative reviews from mildly critical to scathing hysterical rants. I honestly don't believe I shoot enough to warrant spending half a K on a high quality Dillon, RCBS or Hornady progressive press, so...I will likely continue my single stage adventures.

Photo Gallery / Re: Spring has sprung
« on: Today at 10:37:28 AM »
It is trying to turn to spring in my lower country. But boy oh boy, you ought to see the waterm levels in both the Clearwater River and Orofino Creek. Highest I have seen since 1996. We have more roads closed due to slides and washout than you can shake a stick at.

Why would you want to shake a stick at closed roads? (l"

 (7+" (7+" (7+" (7+"

Photo Gallery / Re: Spring has sprung
« on: March 21, 2017, 06:53:26 PM »
Snow is melting here. That's all I've got... ^j)

Patersons / Re: My Paterson again
« on: March 21, 2017, 09:48:26 AM »
The "PN" is the Italian proof house stamping, nothing more.

Miner's Diner / Re: Pulled pork
« on: March 19, 2017, 08:31:33 PM »
Yum! Always sump'n good at the Diner!

Knives, Swords, 'hawks, etc / Re: A New Knife
« on: March 19, 2017, 08:28:07 PM »
Looks great with the G&G, Scooby!
Everything you own is top drawer and authentic in appearance. I can't tell you enough how much your photos and writings reflect the spirit of this forum.

Patersons / Re: EMF Paterson on sale
« on: March 16, 2017, 11:42:54 AM »
Hi Kirk, yes indeed, I'm just an old boy scout, be prepared. That sometimes drives my wife nuts, but that's my training from a boy. Being prepared has saved our asses a number of times.

I know, right?
I keep preaching this at my grown sons, but despite them both being former scouts, they don't take it to heart.
I was both a Scout and a leader. The lessons learned "took" I guess..

Metallic Cartridge Reloading / Re: Powder coated bullets
« on: March 16, 2017, 09:03:31 AM »
Why you ask ?
Cuz, in the winter snow you can find them. Same reason golfers have red balls ($!

Hmmm...TMI there, Chris. (jh

I always thought it was 'cuz they missed a swing.... L@J

Metallic Cartridge Reloading / Re: Powder coated bullets
« on: March 16, 2017, 05:07:57 AM »
OK...but why?

Patersons / Re: EMF Paterson on sale
« on: March 14, 2017, 10:50:21 AM »
Now THAT'S what I call "being prepared".... (7+"

Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: SliX-Shot nipples
« on: March 14, 2017, 10:48:20 AM »
I agree with you, Richard.
I have never personally felt the need for aftermarket nipples, although I can see the benefit when using reduced power mainsprings.

Walkers & Dragoons / Re: 2nd model & 1911
« on: March 14, 2017, 10:37:37 AM »
Rather than argue and being defensive, does this message board software allow auto reduction of pixel size photos?


Neither one. I was being a smartass... ;) Sorry...old habits are hard to break. 8)
To answer your question...I don't believe the software package we have will allow for auto reduction. I will look into it further and/or run it by Smokey.

Metallic Cartridge Reloading / Re: Reloading Revisited
« on: March 13, 2017, 08:53:25 PM »
So, re-vamp or not, I sat down at my tidy(er) bench tonight and loaded up a box of .44RM. I was (apparently, according to my records) the first bunch I've loaded since 2013.


But surprisingly, it went off well. Probably because the last bunch I loaded was exactly the same; the powder measure setting were the same as were the dies, all set up for the Hornady XTP bullets. Even the crimp was dead nuts!
So, nothing to crow about in the long scope of things, but it sure felt good getting back in the saddle. I have another 50 of the XTPs to load, and then on to a big 200 count box of Berry's TEMJ range fodder bullets.

I'll just BET he has.... L@J

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