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    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    An American sniper noticed a large group of German solders listening to a high ranking officer speak. So he shot him. The front line was absolute Hell for 3 days. The Germans attacked with everything they had. He had shot their Lutheran...
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    07-26-2017, 10:45 PM
    Tonight is a thoughtful, introspective night.... Remembering all the good I have had in this life, I think of myself as so Blessed. To have lived where I have and when I have and with who I have..well it seems a miracle... Dear Lord.... ...
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    07-24-2017, 08:55 AM
    NOE is going to run 260-63-WFN again.... You get on the list for one here..... http://noebulletmolds.com/smf/index.php/topic,2152.0.html Eutectic
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    07-22-2017, 08:27 PM
    "danger Will Robinson!" I was trying to buy Moisin 28 one time and the bore was awful. I thought it was just completely worn out as the brushes didn't change a thing. Add a few rounds of ball. After each one, the grooves kept getting deeper....
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    07-22-2017, 02:36 PM
    " After the war, I was flying mail from California to Hawaii in big transport planes. We ( my normal crew) drew a plane that was cursed to be way under powered. We cursed and screamed and yelled at it just too get it off the ground. This wasn't...
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    07-22-2017, 12:19 AM
    castalott replied to a thread help for funeral in Our Chapel
    Mailed a check tonight....maybe tues or wed to you....Dale
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    07-21-2017, 12:35 PM
    castalott replied to a thread help for funeral in Our Chapel
    Me too...$50.00 Dale
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    07-21-2017, 12:15 PM
    kbstenberg started a thread GC heighth in Gas Checks
    Would someone please measure the height of there 35 cal. GC. I purchased some from an individual and they are mighty short. Measuring on the outside of the check from the bottom to the upper edge they are .0785 inches high. And they just barely stay...
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    07-21-2017, 11:44 AM
    El Gato is cat isn't it???? Dog hair might cause quite a fight!! Eutectic
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    07-20-2017, 07:02 PM
    I'm a little sick of myself right now. I had a hard day... tons of big packages and phone books that were addressed....and messed up too! Heat index was over 105 with no air.... I got 60 miles of gravel on my 105 mile route...and then 10 miles more...
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    07-19-2017, 08:49 PM
    Mom was the middle of 9 kids ( that lived) . The 5 girls slept in the tiny farmhouse with the parents and the 4 boys slept in the loft of the smoke house. The smoke house was maybe 14x14 and had a very steep roof. One end wasn't closed in...open to...
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    07-19-2017, 04:20 PM
    Someone told the story of someone she knew who found a 12 guage shell. No gun but the fork of a tree and a nail with a hammer ....and he lost all the fingers on one hand and both eyes.... I have no idea if it is true but it gives me chills...
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    07-18-2017, 10:49 PM
    HaroldG had a son and I went to school with him for 12 years. I never dreamed he (Harold) was in the army. When he was in his 80s he mentioned his wound. So I asked..... "My platoon went ashore the next day after the D Day invasion. We were...
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    07-18-2017, 06:49 PM
    I just knew his last name was Smith. Friendly , quiet sort of guy I would see down at the local Country Store/ sandwich shop. He was about the right age so I asked him about serving... " Army...Europe..." What did you do? "Mostly worked in ammo...
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    07-17-2017, 08:29 AM
    Even a small amount of priming compound is scary stuff.... They didn't call them 'Angel buggies' for just any reason.... Dale
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    07-16-2017, 02:38 PM
    frankenfab replied to a thread HVAC blower wiring in Our Town
    Sam's club sells some pretty awesome squirrel cage fans for $60, last time I bought one.
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    07-16-2017, 02:37 PM
    frankenfab replied to a thread HVAC blower wiring in Our Town
    You can use an ammeter, and change the size of the metal strip until it draws the specified amount of current.
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    07-16-2017, 12:39 PM
    I 'remember' reading that priming compound used to be made in an open topped building (4 concrete walls with no top) . The lighting was powerful lights mounted on poles outside ( think football field). Small amounts were transported in an "Angel...
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    07-16-2017, 09:11 AM
    Another true WW2 from a guy on my route.... "Bill" was a B24 pilot. He wanted to go overseas but was stuck as an instructor in ,I think, Texas. He said there was a debate whether a B24 could make a loop. One day he tried it. "at the top of the...
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    07-15-2017, 09:12 AM
    Before the company went overseas, the Commander wanted a demonstration of the firepower of the Garand rifle. Uncle Tom was the best shot in the company so he went prone with the rifle. Another man held handfulls of the clips and was the loader. One...
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    07-14-2017, 10:09 PM
    “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” ― Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men “You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.” ― Bill Watterson “Shallow men believe in luck or in...
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    07-14-2017, 09:36 PM
    Uncle Tom's friend woke him up.... " I've done something stupid. I seen a Zero crash just outside the perimeter. I took a cat to drag it back. It's stuck out there somewhere...." They jumped on the only other working cat and went to retrieve...
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    07-14-2017, 03:05 PM
    Life is like that. I'm sure the crimp die will move shortly. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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