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    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    Smoke, that's exactly the experience my wife had. Everything was promised until Medicare and my ins check cleared. Then they wouldn't even return a call. We're stuck with a chair that's too wide to go through part of the doors. We had a much...
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    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    Well shucks, the cup holder is a deal breaker. Ha Ha. OP keep us informed, there are quite a few of us that may need the same help in the not too distant future. Having the advantage of your research and experience will be a great benefit. BTW...
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    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    The plastic gal containers that restaurants get mayonnaise and condiments in, also provide air tight storage. Many have screw on lids and are semi-transparentThe bakeries at Sams and such, have plastic pails w/lids from 1/2 to 5 gal that contained...
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    05-22-2017, 11:11 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Error in Our Town
    At times the edit feature has strange quirks. Not able to go back and correct spelling or add to the middle of the text. A workaround is to use paragraph key. Add text or correct, then backspace the paragraph movement.
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    05-22-2017, 12:31 AM
    9mm barrels can be diabolical. MOST OF THE TIME, throats I have slugged are just a few tenths larger than groove diameter, but there are exceptions to this--especially when dealing with wartime-manufactured sideiron produced by some of the...
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    05-21-2017, 03:32 PM
    Like OS OK, I store my powder in an old refrigerator from the 60s. It has a magnetic seal that offers little resistance to opening, and keeps temps even. Since there is no air circulation a couple moisture packs keep that stable also.
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    05-21-2017, 02:23 PM
    If you slug the barrel's THROAT, rather than its grooves, your profits will increase markedly. Size bullets at or a few "tenths" above the throat's dimension. IOW, treat the 9mm like a rifle--because it acts like one (high pressures & fast twist...
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    05-21-2017, 02:09 PM
    I did get one surprise from this thread, courtesy of Mackay Sagebrush--44 caliber rounds retained in a Bianchi Speed Strip. A bit of Google-fu showed that Speed Strips are now available from Safariland in both 38/357 and 44/45 sizes. I made much...
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    05-20-2017, 07:29 PM
    I just had the same problem with 3 gal LC 5.56 outdoor range brass. About 3-4 % of the primers lost their top leaving the ring in the cup. Quiet a few only partly tore off and tied up the shell holder. These had been stored for over a year in an...
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    05-20-2017, 01:32 PM
    The gods of the hunt have been very good to me over the years. They have not sent many deer my way (only 8 so far), but those they have sent went down very close to where I shot them. I have taken one of those deer with a 357 Magnum revolver. ...
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    05-20-2017, 10:41 AM
    Kids at the day care eat only snacks that come in useful containers. I don't care if they all go home with cheese ball stained clothes. Doesn't everyone do it that way?
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    05-20-2017, 09:44 AM
    In one of the threads on this subject, there was mention of a 3D printed jig for cutting the 308 to length. Now every search I do turns up everything else. Does anyone remember the source for the jig? I've successfully made the 45 ACP...
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    05-20-2017, 09:16 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Stomperud Krag in Military Rifles
    This is what madsenshooter means by " The receiver is a Steyr, and I can see the remains of a 7, so an 1897 made receiver." I can see it peeking out behind the last four in 1944. $14 shipped in 1961, man I miss the 60's!
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    05-19-2017, 03:57 PM
    Remember to turn off all fans and sources of a draft before you even open the leaf. It will become airborne very easy. Pay close attention to the recommended drying time for the sizing. It must be very close to the right stage of tack to...
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    05-19-2017, 10:00 AM
    I walked into Sportsman Warehouse and saw a bottle of 2400, once the chest pains subsided I bought it.
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    05-17-2017, 12:24 PM
    In 44 Magnum brass, I concoct "Skeeter's Load" (Rin Tin Glen plagiarism about to occur {HERE}) with the #429421 and 8.5 grains of Unique (or 9.0 grains of Herco). I think the O/P wanted to put loads up in Magnum cases. The original Skeeter's...
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    05-17-2017, 12:02 PM
    Don't expect to use a track chair inside the house. It will be murder to all kind of flooring, and although able to pass door openings, the space required to make a turn before and after the door is prohibitive. Check carefully the width of a...
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    05-17-2017, 11:32 AM
    It seems we all use the convenience of zip shut plastic bags to one degree or another. It's also common to include a note stating the current stage of improvement. In order to get the most mileage from powder and primer, I have only small volumes...
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    05-16-2017, 11:45 AM
    Just a guideline for the 44 Magnum/S&W M-29 mixture......with the 240 grain bullets, they stay comfy for me until about the time they go hyper-sonic (1100-1125 FPS). Redhawks and Super Redhawks are kitty-cats well through and past 1300 FPS. But...
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    05-16-2017, 11:22 AM
    I don't vary powders due to barrel length. My heavier loads have gotten WW-296, H-110, and A-2400 over the years. Mostly 2400 for the past decade. Moderate loads use Herco. Lyman #429421 atop 8.5-9.0 grains of Herco gives a very good imitation...
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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
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