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    Today, 05:36 PM
    fatelk started a thread Heart troubles in Our Town
    I know there's a lot of guys here who know about these things, and I have a question. I had a thread about this in the off-topic forum I think, but apparently threads go away after a certain amount of time there, so here's a new one. My dad, in...
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    Today, 05:26 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Devastating accident in Our Chapel
    Thank you everyone. We really appreciate all the good words and prayers. I live in a different state, half a country away, but I keep up with everything by phone. He's out of the ICU and going to be starting the rehab process. Apparently he was able...
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    08-15-2019, 03:46 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread dumb phone dillema in Our Town
    My phone is provided by work, but my wife and two teenagers are on Republic wireless. We have to buy the phones, but the total bill for all three is $50 per month. The kids’ phones are $15/month each, unlimited talk and text. They are smart...
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    08-15-2019, 02:01 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread dumb phone dillema in Our Town
    If I was buying my own phone, I don't think I'd get an iPhone. I'd buy something like what my wife has, a Motorola of some sort. It seems to me that the latest and greatest, high tech stuff with all the bells and whistles is aimed primarily at...
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    08-15-2019, 01:20 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread dumb phone dillema in Our Town
    I have a 6s and it's a good phone. My boss dropped his in a lake so the company sent him the newest version and he hates it. He told me I should hang on to my 6s as long as I can. I don't understand people who get new phones every year. I'd use...
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    08-14-2019, 01:38 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread Devastating accident in Our Chapel
    Thank you, everyone. I'll update if anything changes. They're all so happy that he's alive, but pretty freaked out about the paralysis. It's been less than a week though. On a related note, everyone wear your seat belts! My brother-in-law is one...
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    08-13-2019, 11:16 PM
    I saw that too, and thought the exact same thing.
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    08-13-2019, 11:14 PM
    I loaded up some 105gr loads with a pinch of Bullseye. The closest sizer I have is .359" so I sized them before powder coating them, and they came out right at .361", and push through the cylinder throats perfectly. I'll shoot some next time I get...
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    08-13-2019, 05:33 PM
    fatelk started a thread Devastating accident in Our Chapel
    Please pray for my brother-in-law and family. They're facing some serious hardship. He was in a car accident and had to be flown to a big city hospital. Among other injuries he has cracked vertebrae and injured/swollen spinal cord. The doctors feel...
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    08-07-2019, 11:55 PM
    You all are going to laugh at me (maybe), but for some reason I went and bought another one. The first was a black one, and this one is silver. I took it to the range today, and I think it shoots even better than the first one, and I was plenty...
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    08-07-2019, 11:35 PM
    Guys, the gun was in shootable condition from the start. They had been shooting it. Had they not talked to me about it, they would have continued to shoot it, until it crumbled into pieces or blew up. Don't try to guilt-trip me here; it's not like...
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    08-07-2019, 09:05 PM
    Interesting. Before I looked it up, I had never even heard of a twist finish. This one has no finish left at all, just a greyish-brown look of an ancient shotgun that hasn't been well taken care of. It's kind of a beater and I sure wish I had been...
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    08-07-2019, 03:42 PM
    That's pretty cool, thank you! I'll pass the info along to him. They're practical shooters and hunters, but it's good to know that ammo is available should they want to shoot it occasionally. If it were mine I'd load up some black powder loads...
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    08-07-2019, 01:38 PM
    What I was asking specifically was about the wisdom of shooting it with modern ammo. You all have completely confirmed my initial inclination- a big NO. As to "Twist Finish", the info I was able to find indicated that it was just a finish...
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    08-07-2019, 01:09 PM
    Is anyone using the Federal Black Pack ammo? I bought a bunch last November, and saw it on sale again recently for $60 for the case of 1600 rounds. That's the equivalent of $18.75/500. In my experience it's excellent ammo. It seems almost like...
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    08-07-2019, 01:46 AM
    A good friend asked me to take a look at a shotgun of his. It's an old Belgian made SXS 12 gauge, marked "Lancaster Arms Co." From doing a little research on the proof marks, I think it was made sometime just pre-WWI. It's marked "Twist Finish...
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    08-06-2019, 08:30 PM
    Thank you Larry! I have that same mold, forgot I had it because I haven't used it in so long. I think I'll cast a few and try that load in this old gun. It's funny, normally when I'm working up a new load I consult my numerous books and manuals...
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    08-06-2019, 03:23 PM
    I read somewhere that the idea on low budget stuff like this was that it was something to load and put in a sock drawer. They weren’t shot recreationally, and a box or two of ammo might be the life of the gun. It’s a lot different now. Modern budget...
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    08-06-2019, 01:18 PM
    That’s been my understanding too, that most of them are just wall hangers. They were made cheaply, often from inferior materials. I don’t have much interest in shooting it often, just occasionally for nostalgia. Mine is an old U.S. Revolver Co....
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    08-06-2019, 02:35 AM
    I sure understand how climate affects coating. I went through this some years back with a work project. I was responsible for coating some industrial glass vessels using a fluidized bed. I had the process dialed in perfectly and it worked great,...
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    08-06-2019, 02:03 AM
    Does anyone here shoot an old top break revolver, the type that was cheap and popular from the 1890's into the early 20th century? I have one that I used to shoot occasionally a long time ago. I came to a point where I figured it was so old and...
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    08-04-2019, 07:23 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Arthritis... in Our Town
    I know the high-power, high dollar medication isn't what most of us need or want, but there are some very effective options now. My son is on Humera, and it completely controls all the symptoms. Without it he's effectively crippled. We just attended...
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    08-04-2019, 12:36 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Arthritis... in Our Town
    Coincidentally we’re at arthritis camp this weekend. My son has had polyarticular juvenile arthritis since he was three. It’s so bad for him that we control it with expensive medication. I have some fairly minor issues with my feet, and can...
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    08-03-2019, 04:54 PM
    Has anyone else found that the coating gets easier/better as your BBs and container get 都easoned? I really struggled when I started. I had bought cheap Harbor Freight powder and didn稚 know what I was doing. It was terrible. Then I bought a...
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    08-03-2019, 02:20 PM
    I致e been curious about this for a long time, the use of so much tin, up to 10%. When I started casting 30 years ago, I did what the Lee instructions said and bought a roll of solder for the tin. I had no idea what I was doing and basically just...
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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