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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-30-2018, 11:34 AM
    I usually have the same problem with timing. You can pay a tad more and get a "1 year from date of purchase" which is what I always buy. If you get the normal license your statement is correct. Typically the person at the counter is familiar with...
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-28-2018, 10:00 AM
    man that looks delicious! Don't knock those old "worn out" smokers...I've rigged them back together with spare parts and they smoke good as new! Looks like another successful 'q
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-28-2018, 09:53 AM
    On the turret press I use a lee auto disk, it is accurate enough for my pistol needs and I don't go near max loads. You'll want to use ball powders for best metering. On my LNL AP I use the hornady powder measure, it works well enough and holds...
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-27-2018, 04:02 PM
    that's a heckofa collection of smokers you have there! I'd rather be bbq'ing than working any day
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-27-2018, 11:37 AM
    DerekP Houston replied to a thread cutting tile in Our Town
    My dad got the table top wet saw from HD, so far it has paid for itself in saved rental fees. We've done 3 kitchens/bathrooms so far and I've got 2 more slated for tile work. It was worth the price for us.
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-27-2018, 09:49 AM
    I'm a fan of brining chickens and turkeys for the smoker, If you have the time pull them out ~12 hours ahead and let them dry in the refrigerator, the skin will crisp up better. I use brown sugar in mine, 1 cup salt 1 cup sugar, water to cover. It...
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-25-2018, 11:30 AM
    Happy birthday, sounds like a great gift! I've been pleasantly surprised with the performance of my dads electric yard tools, we'd sworn off them years ago but it appears battery tech has finally gotten them enough "oomph" to get the job done.
    32 replies | 834 view(s)
  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-24-2018, 11:52 AM
    They discontinued my favorite fishing shirts as well, Cabelas store brand were nice and soft, the regular name brands feel like sandpaper in comparison. No clue why they got rid of them I went back to buy more.
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-22-2018, 11:13 AM
    I like to premix my alloys as I clean them up. Turkey fryer turns questionable range scrap into nice clean ingots with 2% tin by weight and then I know I've fluxed em good. most of the stuff of S&S here has been good enough to use as is, so I'll...
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-20-2018, 06:04 PM
    Funny how a job change and suddenly people I talked to everyday can't be bothered to answer an email. It's a shame but I attribute it to my generation and instant gratification. Lots of acquaintances few friends.
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-20-2018, 12:28 PM
    No to the cash back, just store credit. I've been using them for awhile for business trips as I might as well get something I like ;). The points also work at Bass Pro now that they've merged but the prices are still higher than just going to...
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-20-2018, 12:27 PM
    heh, someone on here gave me tips to repair my first mower. I looked like a genius fixing my neighbors with a bit of wire to poke out the jets ;). Sounds like a fun project.
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-20-2018, 10:31 AM
    Toro self propelled with Kohler engine here. I cheaped out the first mower I had and regretted it so when I had to get another one I spent a bit more. Only problem I've had is that cruddy ethanol in the gas gumming up the carb.
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    08-19-2018, 11:42 AM
    No biggy, you can use the lee push thru sizer and tumble lube or pan lube them. Pan lubing will probably be the cheapest option depending on how many you want to shoot on average. I'm a fan of the traditional look as well, with a light coat of...
    40 replies | 1138 view(s)
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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