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    04-01-2020, 08:25 AM
    My local big box store didn't have any MEK and it's one f the few solvents I didn't already have a jug of. Ethanol is cheap and so far I have found it to be a really good diluting agent for giving longer swirl times. Plus, the fumes aren't nearly as...
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    03-30-2020, 07:41 PM
    All my powders are mixed with acetone at the recommended proportion. What Iíve been doing recently is squirting in an extra couple of ml of ethanol for the first coat. It gives me a longer swirl time and it makes sure all the nooks and crannies get...
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    03-20-2020, 08:21 PM
    Unless it’s freezer burned it’s good to go. Even if it’s freezer burned that just makes it have a bad taste and texture. I wouldn’t eat freezer burned meat under normal circumstances but in an emergency I absolutely would.
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    03-13-2020, 05:29 PM
    Elkins45 replied to a thread Tracfone in Our Town
    That’s different then when we bought one for my dad (2007 or so) because we had to buy a new card every year even though he hardly used any of his minutes. That’s a much better deal that how it used to be.
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    03-09-2020, 09:06 PM
    IMO the only good thing about the smooth sided bullets is that they drop out if the mold easier. They raise pressures over an equivalent groove design because the rifling has to displace more metal as it engraves the bullet. I bought a couple of...
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    03-09-2020, 08:55 PM
    Elkins45 replied to a thread Tracfone in Our Town
    I did the same thing and it helped quite a bit. This spring ATT put up a tower on the next ridge over from us and now I get a full signal anywhere in the house. With the booster the farther from the living room you were the less it helped. I paid...
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    03-09-2020, 08:39 PM
    IIRC canning venison in pint jars requires 11psi for 75 minutes. I always just do 15psi to increase my margin of safety. I think thatís the other way around. A weighted canner wonít change but the pressure gauge on a dial canner needs to be...
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    03-08-2020, 06:05 PM
    I just did my first two batches of PC ever. I dry tumbled in a Cool Whip bowl without ASBBs. Eastwood Architectural Bronze powder worked fine but their V Twin Orange simply would not stick to my bullets at all, and I tried two different bowls. I may...
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    03-07-2020, 10:39 AM
    My impression is that Hi-Tek coated bullets are harder to seat in new cases and are harder to size in push thru dies than tumble lubed bullets are. I did't have the foresight to buy a bottle of their sizing lube when I bought my Hi-Tek powder but I...
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    03-07-2020, 10:31 AM
    In the ocean the wave moves but the water does not. In a reformed case the shoulder moves but the brass does not. The new shoulder is made from different brass than the old shoulder was. I fail to see how this makes any practical difference....
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    03-06-2020, 09:21 PM
    Elkins45 replied to a thread Tracfone in Our Town
    If you don’t use your minutes within a certain period you lose them. I bought one for my dad when his health started declining so he could make emergency calls. Of the hundreds of minutes I paid for I doubt more than 10 were ever used. Any sort of...
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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