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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    My 2˘ I'd use a GC style for Rifle ammo, to better achieve Rifle type shooting accuracy. For all my pistol shooting, I'm not looking for Rifle type accuracy from my pistol, so a plain based boolit cast with a hard enough alloy does what I need, if...
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    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    Yep, that's what happens on a forum like this...On the positive side, there are lots of things to be discovered and/or learned, but not just for you, but for everyone else reading this. I have a S&W 625JM with the same issues. To handload cast...
    43 replies | 1099 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 09:09 AM
    Soil with a certain amount of Clay in it, will get hard when it dries out...but may be tillable when it's moist. The soil in my area is like that, but I have worked in organic material into my garden every year, since I moved here (1993)...it has...
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    08-10-2020, 05:53 PM
    Obviously as already said, keep your pot clean, so crud can't get lodged in the valve/seat area. But let me add these thoughts: The pot valve is usually steel. Steel is less dense than Lead. Steel will float on molten Lead. with that said,...
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    08-10-2020, 04:03 PM
    The Tuffy has counter rotating tines, unlike most Troybilt rear tine tillers. What's your soil like? When soil is dry and compacted, the small Tuffy tiller tines will basically bounce off, without digging into it much. Another thing: The...
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    08-10-2020, 02:16 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Silver... in Our Town
    JM Bullion lists Silver Eagles in stock, Random year (no choice) for $37. (pre-order for 2020 year for $39). As I type this, the market ticker has Silver spot price at $29.31 ...
    49 replies | 1152 view(s)
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    08-08-2020, 08:44 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Silver... in Our Town
    Rancher, My preferred choice is old American Coins. I like the Walker Half dollar the most. I have bought them by the roll, usually from ebay. I checked ebay's last few "completed sales", they averaged about $220 per roll...about double what I...
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    08-08-2020, 08:41 AM
    Note to self: Do not buy a cement mixer for cheap, that is partially full of cured cement, thinking I can clean it out easily.
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    08-08-2020, 08:35 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe started a thread Silver... in Our Town
    Silver is up. It's been really climbing the last three weeks It hit $30 yesterday, but closed at $28 Why do you suppose it's up so high?
    49 replies | 1152 view(s)
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    08-07-2020, 11:14 AM
    If you are thinking of something smaller than the usual SUV ??? I have a 2005 Toyota Matrix AWD. I love it, and the 1.8 engine gets 30 MPG. It's small, it's basically a Corolla in a hatchback/wagon format, but it does seat 4 adults comfortably....
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    08-07-2020, 10:56 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Long term storage in Our Town
    Minnesota has 2 or three months of high humidity to worry about. I'm not sure about HI ??? Anyway, I have some guns that don't get out on a annual basis, all I use is the DIY version of the "Gun Show Lube/protectant". 70% Mobil One (I use 10W40...
    22 replies | 492 view(s)
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    08-07-2020, 10:44 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Do you ride? in Our Town
    I love your Photos :) Looks like an awesome Bike
    115 replies | 6952 view(s)
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    08-07-2020, 10:35 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread The next shortage in Our Town
    well, there is likely 30+ stores within 40 miles of Glencoe that carry lids this time of year. The only other time I seen empty shelves at a particular store, is when that particular store had a sale. 2020 is definitely the year of shortages.
    59 replies | 2089 view(s)
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    08-06-2020, 08:53 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread The next shortage in Our Town
    A friend just told me he couldn't find any canning jar lids anywhere within reasonable driving distance of Glencoe :shock:
    59 replies | 2089 view(s)
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    08-06-2020, 08:48 PM
    Yes, it's discontinued...for some time, in fact. But Since there is reported shortages of powder on retail shelves, I figure if the OP starts searching gunshows, he might find some vintage cans....I also knew everyone else would be giving him the...
    36 replies | 685 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    08-06-2020, 09:37 AM
    IMR SR 7625 see post #3 http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?109894-Is-SR-7625-Any-Good-for-Cast-Boolits
    36 replies | 685 view(s)
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    08-05-2020, 08:12 PM
    Sometimes I think the end is very near. ...BUT it's said the Lord will return like a thief in the night, and like a thief, we won't know when that is. Also, I've read that many other peoples in many other times, have thought they were living in...
    19 replies | 360 view(s)
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    08-04-2020, 11:58 PM
    for pistol or Rifle? I have some old lyman GCs that are for a .457 boolit, I'd sell 'em if they would work for you.
    7 replies | 309 view(s)
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    08-03-2020, 04:18 AM
    I have one of those, excellent outfit, but wth a bear of a trigger. Not much can be done with it from what I hear. Delivers the good with the slugs I have, plenty of whoompum!
    2070 replies | 284660 view(s)
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    07-30-2020, 02:55 PM
    L Turner, It'd help if you told us a little about your personal history with firearms. Any Military experience? Ever shoot a handgun? Ever shoot a Rifle? Ever shoot a shotgun? If you have never shot a gun, then are you afraid of guns? If so,...
    49 replies | 1473 view(s)
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    07-30-2020, 02:28 PM
    Due to a recent canoe accident, all my firearms and reloading supplies are at the bottom of the Buffalo Creek or floated downstream? happened near the Eastern draw by the confluence with the Crow river. I figure that is Defcon 1.1
    110 replies | 2749 view(s)
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    07-28-2020, 10:36 PM
    Sam Koger, one of my favorite people! Sounds like an excellent trade for sure. I always like to hear the good guys win one!
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    07-27-2020, 10:06 PM
    I had a camera that spec'd Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ size AA batteries. they are awesome, but are NOT rechargeable. The camera wouldn't even run on regular Alkaline AA batteries. I could take about 100 photos with a set of Energizer® Ultimate...
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    07-27-2020, 09:31 AM
    Interesting. I'll take it. PM to follow.
    3 replies | 269 view(s)
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    07-23-2020, 02:17 PM
    So, Last year I froze the Kraut, fresh out of the crock, I put the Kraut in 1 Qt jars, and left a generous head space for expansion and put them in the freezer. Best thing I ever did. Each time I thaw out a jar, it tastes fresh, like the day I...
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    07-23-2020, 02:01 PM
    Most big-time battery manufacturers will replace your flashlight, just send it to them for replacement. BUT, if they can't tell if it was their batteries in the flashlight, then they lightly won't replace it.
    39 replies | 1329 view(s)
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    07-23-2020, 01:56 PM
    You will likely find out that a .224 boolit is undersized. Many others size to .225 I size mine to .226 It all depends on the Rifle's throat. AR clones with 556 chamber are usually "generous" in the throat and benefit from a larger diameter...
    22 replies | 493 view(s)
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    07-23-2020, 11:12 AM
    YES The Lee's insert (there are two) expands the case mouth only. The NOE insert will expand the entire case neck. For the best accuracy, you want consistent neck tension on the boolit. Typically for cast boolit rifle ammo,you want the...
    22 replies | 493 view(s)
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I collect too much stuff and I cast for way to many calibers. I'm trying to rectify both of these conditions.
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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