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    Today, 03:38 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Zippo Lighter in Our Town
    I believe butane lighters are recommended for cigars
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    Today, 03:01 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Sticker shock in Reloading Equipment
    Not all Lee stuff is junk. I hate blanket statements
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    Today, 02:49 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Primer Prices... in Cast Boolits
    Thankfully I stocked up when prices were good. None of my primers are more than $25/k except some 209 STS's...Those are stupid expensive now.
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    Today, 02:42 PM
    It is too bad about your dad. Whatever you decide to use, make sure he can hit a 6" target at 50 yards before trying to hunt. Under field conditions, group size about doubles. The deer deserve a chance at a humane kill. Not sure if a shotgun...
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    dverna replied to a thread please say a prayer in Our Chapel
    Lloyd, you gave her great advice. Her answer lies within her, but she must accept God. A God that loves her no matter how many mistakes she has made. God will be with her if she let's Him into her life. If she has friends/family that abuse...
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    10-18-2017, 10:12 PM
    dverna replied to a thread please say a prayer in Our Chapel
    Very sad news Lloyd. Prayers for you and your family.
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    10-18-2017, 09:24 PM
    Lloyd , my wife and I both send our prayers for your family. Next time you see her, whisper in her ear, " Stand Fast" .....
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    10-18-2017, 01:42 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    I have to agree with something that you do not care much about. It will get beaten up and it may get a bit dirty or rusty. I have a .30/30 that I was going to use...paid $135 for it. A bit of rust already on it. Older top eject so it will not...
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    10-17-2017, 10:11 PM
    The problem I see is it being only two cavity. That is going to be low output hand casting. If you intend to get the Master Caster soon, it may not be too bad. If it is years down the road, you will regret not getting a four cavity. At least I...
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    10-16-2017, 02:14 PM
    Artu44, About 10 years ago I used some VV320 powder for .38 Spl "Cowboy" loads and it was the best powder I had ever used for low recoil rounds. As you said, VV powders seem to burn very clean and I found it accurate and consistent. I was so...
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    10-16-2017, 10:39 AM
    OH!!! Now I understand. Loaded really hot to shoot down planes so it needed a super crimped in primer. LOL
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    10-16-2017, 10:32 AM
    I was wondering what the heck you were doing using VV until I saw you are from Switzerland. "The load" we commonly use here is 12-13 gr of Red Dot. It was developed by Ed Harris. Mr Harris did not recommend either enlarging primer pockets or the...
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    10-15-2017, 09:13 AM
    Thank you for posting Charlie
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    10-14-2017, 04:24 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Just an odd story ? in Our Town
    Almost everything is for sale for the right price. Depending how desperate he was for a cover story you could have cashed in. It would have been interesting to see how badly he wanted it.
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    10-13-2017, 10:46 PM
    My first press was the one owned by the chap who taught me how. It was a heavy C. I don't recall the #. This was sometime in late 55 or 56. He sold my Dad the press, a Redding scale (the brown one with the crackle finish), a Bond measure, and I...
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    10-13-2017, 11:42 AM
    Good luck with your new gun Beagle. Not sure how the new reproudctions are, but a decent CAS gunsmith can slick them up so they are sweet if they are a bit rough out of the box. I had my Colts and Great Western II's done and it makes a...
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    10-13-2017, 10:17 AM
    You will not want to do caliber changes on it, but it is a fine machine. I have owned two and ended up selling them. I had instructions for the Brewster indexer and it is a bit finicky to set up...thus my advice to keep it set up for one caliber. ...
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    10-12-2017, 09:35 AM
    Some calibers are dead simple. .38 .45 ACP. Others (9mm. .40 SW) can be more troublesome. MOA gave some good advice. I also recently acquired a Master Caster and it is an option to consider. Hand pouring with 4-6 cavity molds is faster but...
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    10-12-2017, 09:18 AM
    dverna replied to a thread The Chapel ? in Our Chapel
    Good comment Wayne. Charlie, I have gained a lot from the Chapel and those who post here. And I started coming here as an atheist. The Chapel was not the single reason for my acceptance of Jesus but it was an important step along the way. ...
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    10-07-2017, 04:56 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Woo Hoo!!!! in Our Chapel
    Good luck
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    10-05-2017, 10:49 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Have you in Our Chapel
    Faith Boaz....just faith. It cannot be proven. Even what Pine Baron quoted assumes you have faith in the Word.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check