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    03-23-2017, 02:42 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    I expect the mark-up on Yeti is huge. I'm seeing the prices on their mugs falling and I would expect the competition to drive the price on coolers down too.
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    03-23-2017, 11:21 AM
    I use long handled kitchen ware like you get at Walmart. I have a solid spoon and a slotted one. Buy the one piece ones or the ones that are riveted together. Not the soldered ones! A friend has some with a big U.S. on them that he got from an army...
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    03-23-2017, 11:09 AM
    lightman replied to a thread SOP for gifted reloads? in Our Town
    All of my ammo is labeled as to what it is. Some of it is in MTM boxes and some is in bulk, in 50 cal ammo cans. But its all labeled. But no one knows if I labeled it correctly or if I was distracted and used the wrong powder, bullet weight or data....
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    03-23-2017, 11:03 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    I have had a Yeti long before other companies started offering stuff that would compare. Its heavy and built to last. They have a lot of nice features. They have rubber feet on bottom to resist sliding in the truck bed or boat. They have grooves in...
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    03-23-2017, 10:10 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Something about Numbers in Our Town
    There was no real purpose in this post, just rambling on while waiting on a few buddies to get here to cast. My post count matching my year of birth just jumped out at me and reminded me of the buddy that said he had the same number everytime he...
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    03-22-2017, 07:25 PM
    Today was a casting day. Cast with a new to me H&G 503-429 mold. Probably cast about 1000. This mold is a joy to cast with!
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    03-22-2017, 09:08 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Brass SCORE! in Cast Boolits
    Nice Score! Yeah, 9mm and 223 is very plentiful and cheap right now.
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    03-21-2017, 09:41 PM
    No one on here ever says they have too much! :kidding:
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    03-21-2017, 09:37 PM
    Good Deal! That thing is really cool. I know a few guys that have used those but I don't know very much about them.
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    03-21-2017, 09:30 PM
    Has to be one of my Buddies 50 BMG's. I don't remember for sure but I think it was a McMillan. A nice rifle, and very accurate but boy would it make your eyes cross! It would make a 1-1/2 thick plate dance around like a jig on a string at 600 yards,...
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    03-21-2017, 09:16 PM
    lightman replied to a thread SOP for gifted reloads? in Our Town
    I've seen these arguments on other sites. The last one involved thousands of rounds. Personally, I shoot a few reloads loaded by close friends and my oldest Son. Not very many from others and none from unknowns. I don't feel comfortable shooting...
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    03-21-2017, 09:15 AM
    I just noticed that my last post count was my birth date. Not a big deal, just a little thing that jumped out at me. Pretty often when I wake up during the night the time on the clock will be a caliber that I shoot. Maybe 222 or 223, sometimes 357....
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    03-21-2017, 09:10 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Gunshow in Our Town
    Me and a couple of friends got a table at a local show about a year ago after cleaning out our closets and gun rooms. It was fun, watching the people, talking, visiting, selling a few things. I sold the most but I priced it to sell, not wanting to...
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    03-20-2017, 08:26 PM
    lightman replied to a poll Filing Your Taxes in Our Town
    I have had mine done by a CPA for a long time. When I worked and ran a side business I just about had to. I usually get the info to him shortly after I get all of my W-2's and 1099's in. Some years there were a lot of them and some of them would be...
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    03-20-2017, 06:23 PM
    Maybe a skill saw and a wood backer.
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    03-20-2017, 06:13 PM
    Good idea using the time clock box. Looks like a Torx?
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    03-20-2017, 10:34 AM
    I've only stuck a few cases over the years. They were all 223/5.56's and I was using OneShot. And I did follow directions. I now use Dillon spray on my volume stuff and Imperial on my smaller volume stuff. The stuck cases were not with Lee dies.
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    03-20-2017, 10:14 AM
    I'm hoping my children let me keep my stuff for the next 30 yrs! Ha Ha! I hear ya. I'm hoping my health allows me to use some of the stuff I've stocked!
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    03-20-2017, 10:08 AM
    I did not feel like I was attacking 23 and me and I don't feel like I'm hiding anything. I'm just tired of being watched all of the time. GPS on the phone. Smart TV's that sell your info. Traffic cameras at stop lights. DNA is an interesting and...
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    03-19-2017, 07:53 PM
    Are you back on your feet? Hope you are better!
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    03-19-2017, 07:47 PM
    I'm a big fan of the Keith style bullets. I also like the heavier for caliber choices. I'm thinking 255 Grain or more should be good.
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    03-19-2017, 07:44 PM
    The results of this might be interesting but I doubt I will ever do it. Call it a mistrust if you will but I feel that I'm being watched and tracked much more than I'm comfortable with now. If I do a Google search for something, something related...
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    03-18-2017, 05:17 PM
    I've heard about fluorescent lights affecting digital scales but my Chargemaster has lived under one every since I've had it. I have had no problems with them. The original fixture had T-12 bulbs and ballast and I later replaced them with T-8's and...
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    03-17-2017, 11:26 PM
    I have a RCBS Chargemaster and I really like it. Like you said, I weighed several charges on another scale before I grew to trust it. Its accurate to within +or- .1 and thats what most scales do. I can seat a bullet and put the loaded round in a box...
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    03-17-2017, 09:00 PM
    All good reasons and I apologize if I sounded judgmental. I'm kinda like these other guys and don't know when to call it quits. My Wife and/or kids are going to hate me after I'm gone! Unless one of them takes up casting! I hope you get a good yield...
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    03-17-2017, 11:53 AM
    If I was in the market for weights, I would have taken that other bucket. My reasoning is that they are getting more and more scarce. Sorting is not that big of a deal, if you have the time or if you are not on a tight schedule. Its slow, dull,...
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    03-17-2017, 10:50 AM
    I started reloading to save money. I started casting shortly after that. At one time I was in the "black". I slowly added equipment and it slowly paid for itself. Then I got into long range shooting and started buying more precise, more expensive...
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    03-17-2017, 10:18 AM
    Whatever it is, its a good score! Those are the kind of connections that pay off.
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    03-16-2017, 09:53 PM
    Theres another thread running right now about bullet jackets. I think its like this one as it did not start out about jackets but ended up there. I've had the best results getting clean jackets by fluxing heavily and shaking them in a perforated...
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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