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Forum: Rimfire November 26th, 2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By lkenefic
Wow... I've never shot Fiocchi Official 300 in...

Wow... I've never shot Fiocchi Official 300 in any rifle, but I'm definitely going to look into it once rimfire ammo starts flowing again...
Forum: Rimfire November 11th, 2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,554
Posted By lkenefic
If beauty is as beauty does... wow! that's one...

If beauty is as beauty does... wow! that's one gorgeous set-up!! Congrats!
Forum: Rimfire November 11th, 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,377
Posted By lkenefic
Interesting thread... I bought a used Charter...

Interesting thread... I bought a used Charter Arms version back in the '90's (?). Downsides: A "traveling zero" every time I took it down and reassembled... I think I can count on one hand the number...
Forum: Rimfire November 8th, 2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,505
Posted By lkenefic
Oooh... I love it when you call me names! lol!...

Oooh... I love it when you call me names! lol! Seriously though... I had a Japanese made Tasco 36x World Class that I absolutely kick myself for parting with. At the time, I was more into fixed power...
Forum: Rimfire November 6th, 2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,505
Posted By lkenefic
Some of the Japanese scopes are great! I still go...

Some of the Japanese scopes are great! I still go online in the hopes of finding an older Tasco World Class that's running under the radar... before a lot of vendors switched to something other than...
Forum: Rimfire November 6th, 2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,505
Posted By lkenefic
I hope so... I thought they were made in USA...

I hope so... I thought they were made in USA though. The one I received is Made in the Philippines. I looked up reviews and see that the Asian made versions seem to be as good as their older American...
Forum: Rimfire November 6th, 2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,505
Posted By lkenefic
lol! yeah, in the rarified air of "if price were...

lol! yeah, in the rarified air of "if price were no object" I'd be shopping Steiner, Leica, etc, but I don't have the budget of the DoD. I'm trying to keep glass for this beast in the $200-300 range....
Forum: Reloading October 30th, 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,647
Posted By lkenefic
I used to have an RCBS 505 scale. It was very...

I used to have an RCBS 505 scale. It was very accurate, but very slow. I switched to a Dillon electronic scale. It's simple to set up, very fast and efficient... but it was $130. For what it is, and...
Forum: Rimfire October 26th, 2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,505
Posted By lkenefic
Hey All... I'm looking at optics for my Ruger...

Hey All... I'm looking at optics for my Ruger American Rimfire Target... what are all of you running? If you had to do it all over again, what would you change... if anything? Thanks in advance...
Forum: Rimfire October 24th, 2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,505
Posted By lkenefic
My goal was to just get on paper this morning......

My goal was to just get on paper this morning... not too bad for the first time out and "ballparking" a zero without a borescope... only took 5 shots to start hitting bulls. She does seem to like the...
Forum: Rimfire October 23rd, 2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 410,170
Posted By lkenefic
I just picked this one up. Cr@ppy BSA scope until...

I just picked this one up. Cr@ppy BSA scope until I can get something more befitting... thanks mdeng!
Forum: Rimfire September 30th, 2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 410,170
Posted By lkenefic
The first plinker .22 I ever owned was a lever...

The first plinker .22 I ever owned was a lever takedown Sport King... awesome piece...
Forum: Reloading September 23rd, 2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 178,762
Posted By lkenefic
45ACP Practice Ammo: 200gr lead SWC; 5.2gr WW231;...

45ACP Practice Ammo: 200gr lead SWC; 5.2gr WW231; WW Primer...
Forum: Reloading September 14th, 2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 178,762
Posted By lkenefic
Thanks for the offer and I'll likely take you up...

Thanks for the offer and I'll likely take you up on it after I'm fully healed... I have another round of surgery sometime around the end of November...
Forum: Reloading September 13th, 2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 178,762
Posted By lkenefic
I ordered 4064 from Powder Valley last week....

I ordered 4064 from Powder Valley last week. After shipping and hazmat fees it came to ~$35/lb... not great, but at least it's supposedly being shipped...

Looks like they have 3031:...
Forum: Reloading September 13th, 2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 178,762
Posted By lkenefic
Load Development for 45ACP on the Dillon: new...

Load Development for 45ACP on the Dillon: new 200gr lead SWCs... starting at 5.2 gr WW231 working up to 5.8 in 0.2gr increments. Loading 20 rounds each (testing four 5-shot groups). I'll make a trip...
Forum: Reloading September 13th, 2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 178,762
Posted By lkenefic
Worked the wet tumbler today... processed 500...

Worked the wet tumbler today... processed 500 45ACP cases and 50 .308WIN's. I should have the RL550B ready to go any day...
Forum: Reloading September 12th, 2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,087
Posted By lkenefic
I don't care so much about "shiny" as I do clean....

I don't care so much about "shiny" as I do clean. I think cutting down on the grime adds longevity to your equipment and the moving parts work better. Also, fewer contaminants in your reloads......
Forum: Reloading September 12th, 2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,087
Posted By lkenefic
~250 45ACP cases "Before" and After 2hrs tumble...

~250 45ACP cases "Before" and After 2hrs tumble with Stainless Steel pins, Dawn and Lemishine. Oven dried 175F for 30 minutes.
Forum: Reloading September 12th, 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,087
Posted By lkenefic
I thought you were just the homeless dude at the...

I thought you were just the homeless dude at the range... :D

Anyway... and the results are in for Oxi Clean "Booster" (see attached). I'd used vibratory/corn cob media for decades, but I must...
Forum: Reloading September 12th, 2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,087
Posted By lkenefic
This is NOT the Oxi Clean in the big box. That's...

This is NOT the Oxi Clean in the big box. That's sodium percarbonate. I believe that works by adding water to liberate hydrogen peroxide... which is what cleans. This stuff is marketed as Oxi Clean...
Forum: Reloading September 12th, 2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,087
Posted By lkenefic
Guilty as charged! :lol2: That's a...

Guilty as charged! :lol2: That's a microbiologist's take on acid-base chemistry some 20 years after biochem... I'm glad there are people that do that for a living, and I'm equally glad it's not me!
...
Forum: Reloading September 11th, 2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,087
Posted By lkenefic
Good question! From Organic and Bio-Chemistry, we...

Good question! From Organic and Bio-Chemistry, we know that citric acid is a tri-carboxylic acid (with 6 Carbons) with pka values of 3.13, 4.76 and 6.40. It's used in bacterial systems to buffer pH...
Forum: Reloading September 10th, 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,087
Posted By lkenefic
Jeez... went grocery shopping today too. Instead...

Jeez... went grocery shopping today too. Instead of looking in the cleaning supplies at Safeway, I probably should have just looked in the baking section!
Forum: Reloading September 10th, 2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,087
Posted By lkenefic
https://images.app.goo.gl/bZorhd7Ls1CWTwXc9 ...

https://images.app.goo.gl/bZorhd7Ls1CWTwXc9

I like it!
Forum: Reloading September 10th, 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,171
Posted By lkenefic
Powder Valley Inc has IMR4064 and Hodgdon335...

Powder Valley Inc has IMR4064 and Hodgdon335 (among others) available. I ordered 4064 and with the hazmat fee it came out to ~$35/lb... not great, but it's there... Still no Varget...
...
Forum: Reloading September 10th, 2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,087
Posted By lkenefic
Lemi Shine

I've seen this stuff referenced a lot, but where do you buy it? I did a quick search online and just went to two Walmarts and a Lowes and came up empty. I'm beginning to think this stuff is sort of...
Forum: Reloading September 8th, 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 178,762
Posted By lkenefic
It depends upon what I'm reloading for... these...

It depends upon what I'm reloading for... these rounds are destined for a Remington 700 that I turned into a single-shot prone gun. I (more or less) follow this guy's process for reloading for...
Forum: Reloading September 7th, 2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 178,762
Posted By lkenefic
Finally! I got my bench put together to the point...

Finally! I got my bench put together to the point where I'm actually starting to process brass... Depriming once fired Federal brass (.308) and getting ready to wet tumble for the first time.

The...
Forum: Reloading September 5th, 2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 178,762
Posted By lkenefic
I've seen conflicting data on 231 for 45ACP. I've...

I've seen conflicting data on 231 for 45ACP. I've been using this powder for decades and have seen 5.8gr being max loads... or 6.2gr being max...depending upon whose 230 gr bullet you're using. ..
...
Forum: Reloading August 27th, 2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 178,762
Posted By lkenefic
Thanks for the kind words... I was following the...

Thanks for the kind words... I was following the letter of the doctor's orders for about a month. No lifting more than 10 lbs and avoiding activities that "activate my core" muscles. Really?! Getting...
Forum: Reloading August 25th, 2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 178,762
Posted By lkenefic
Started with a pile of wood a few days ago... and...

Started with a pile of wood a few days ago... and so far, this. Not bad for an old(er) fart six weeks post major surgery. I had to do something... I was goin' nuts just "working" on convalescing and...
Forum: Reloading August 23rd, 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,360
Posted By lkenefic
I've never tried an ultrasonic set-up, but I'm...

I've never tried an ultrasonic set-up, but I'm about to go "wet tumble" for processing brass. As I'm pulling out reloading gear that I've had stored for years I had the opportunity to check out my...
Forum: Reloading August 22nd, 2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,507
Posted By lkenefic
That's too bad... I highly recommend a Dillon and...

That's too bad... I highly recommend a Dillon and I've had my RL550B for over 30 years. Incredibly, Dillon still services, warrantys, and makes parts for their presses. I haven't put out as many...
Forum: Reloading August 20th, 2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By lkenefic
...and that's exactly what pushed me over to the...

...and that's exactly what pushed me over to the Dillon. I was reloading a bunch of 45ACP, but I also wanted to start up on .223 to shoot Highpower. The Dillon tool head allowed me to save all of the...
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