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    Today, 10:12 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Ukraine ammo dump fire in Our Town
    While we couldn't decern 762-39 among the explosions, there were some really big stuff going boom. The surplus market will feel the results for only some of it.
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    Today, 10:07 AM
    While looking for a specific item, I found them by mistake. Some mistakes are great. They really deserve praise for CS and quick shipments.
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    Today, 10:00 AM
    During times of peak demand, the scrappers pay more for lower quality material. Regardless of how good we think our process is, we still have lots of lead involved in our outcast jackets. They used to overlook that fact when copper brought $4.00...
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    Today, 09:46 AM
    Just new bean counters flexing their job titles. Shows the boss they can be lean and mean as opposed to fat and happy, so they think. Every Co that goes to new ownership sees it happen. It's not always good for the bottom line, but that is...
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    Today, 09:32 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Your battle rifle in Our Town
    If it's not RTG and you're not rectifying that, what do you own it for? If you don't have ammo on hand, why not? We aren't collectors of junk or a parts dept. I understand we all have projects, and stuff happens, but If we have it, Why not be...
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    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    When a lifetime warranty is mentioned, I just giggle. Heck, I don't even look at the expiration dates except as a wish.
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    03-26-2017, 10:13 AM
    Kinda compulsive a hobby, isn't it? Finding lead is an even greater challenge because it isn't concentrated in one spot. I find WW at 1 out of 10 intersections, and batteries only have 2 posts. Dentists don't use old X-rays anymore, and many...
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    03-26-2017, 09:52 AM
    Because I can, I always deprime and citric acid-wash w/SS pins all brass. It's easier to inspect and gets rid of the flash hole debris. I once seriously scratched a die trying to size first, but only did it once. Trying to save a little time...
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    03-26-2017, 09:13 AM
    I'm totally dumbfounded! Isn't it amazing how much stupid some folks get away with? And do it on tape for all the world to see.
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    03-26-2017, 08:47 AM
    I spend lots more time looking than using. Finding and admiring things you come across while searching is what takes most of the time.
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    03-26-2017, 08:32 AM
    My Dad was a cabinet maker among other things. At a very young age, my job was to hang doors, and the Yankey was how it was done. I still have 2 of the original Yankees and a shorter knock off. In this day of battery powered tools, the old...
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    03-26-2017, 08:05 AM
    That makes at least two of us. Funny how age changes our perspective.
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    03-25-2017, 09:11 AM
    I got that news over 19 years ago and it is live changing. Three times since then and every time it's special. Now get busy and stock up supplies for your new shooter. This is the beginning of the rest of your life.
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    03-23-2017, 09:12 PM
    If ya ever have to move it in a HURRY, you'll quickly change your mind about how much is too much. No matter whether it is in buckets, crates, boxes, or sacks, they're too darn heavy. One trip I had so much on the very back of the truck that I...
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    03-23-2017, 09:01 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Next Step in Cast Boolits
    I spent over 30 years chasing the best alloy and found they all sorta worked. Back then there was no internet or forum and I didn't know another caster. Little was written in my world about bullet fit, and lube was either something you bought or a...
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    03-23-2017, 11:11 AM
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    03-23-2017, 10:48 AM
    My Pleasure! I had two others from when I was a kid but most of the parts and box are long gone.
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    03-23-2017, 10:07 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Reloading section? in Testing Area
    When asking for or reading of others load data, don't use the info unless you can verify it in the manuals. Many think their memory is good enough to be accepted as fact, but it just isn't so. The misplacing of a decimal point or reversing of...
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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