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    Dogs Like Him versifier's Avatar
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    Thumbs up Back At The Casting Pot Today

    DBF (daughter's boyfriend) is cranking out 9mm bullets as I write. He's been helping me out since last summer and I am impressed. He listens well, and he stops and asks intelligent questions when he isn't sure about something. It's a win-win situation all around.

    I broke in a new .25 cal mould for my .25-20 Contender barrel and the bullets (86gr plain base) look great. Now that I have a bunch of bullets for it, all I have to do is slug the barrel and make a sizer. Picklehead sent me a 7/8-14 threading die, so that will save some time and effort cutting the threads once I get the lathe set up.

    I managed about an hour of casting until I started to stiffen up, much better than I was expecting. Not up for an all day casting marathon yet, but I am confident it will come in time. I tossed the collar two days ago, felt like a pet wearing the "cone of shame".

    Next up will be a ton of 8mm's for the old Mauser and a bunch of the 7.5Swiss's favorite 180's. I am way behind on loading and testing, and it will still be a while before I can handle any recoil. I haven't tried the repetitive motion of loading, maybe I will give it a try this weekend and see how things work out.
    "Stand your ground.
    Do not fire unless fired upon.
    But if they mean to have a war let it begin here."
    - Capt. Parker, Lexington Militia, April 19, 1775

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    Good for you. Keep up the good work and PT

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    V it is nice to hear that you are up and better. Take it slowly please.

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    Somehow I got back on here without kidnapping any children. Hiya V. Glad that you are feling better.

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    Default Back At The Casting Pot Today

    I saw one firsthand today while out and about. Super cool looking, but I know I wouldnt use it more than a week before Id put it in the closet.

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