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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Today, 11:33 AM
    I would not announce on the internet, that I bought a handgun in a state where I did not reside.
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    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    You might be a redneck if,,,, You have ever hauled straw bales home from the feed store on the “Back Deck” of your Corvette,,,, There might be hope for my Brother yet :)
    45 replies | 1576 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 AM
    I am a 76 year old geezer who has been casting and loading since the age of 16. I was well past middle age before people became concerned about dirty powder, dirty hands and smoke. We loaded cast bullets lubed the traditional way. I was past 65...
    21 replies | 438 view(s)
  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 12:09 PM
    now, I haven't even tried cast in my ar, yet, but wouldn't COWW's with just a bit of lino, heat treated or quenched, be hard enough ( considering the use of a gas check)?
    20 replies | 369 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 10:17 AM
    Primers should be seated until they contact the bottom of the primer pocket. Brass makes, lots and even variances of primer pockets within any given lot make this more difficult. If you are going to use a mechanical stop on the priming operation,...
    34 replies | 770 view(s)
  • chuckbuster's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 08:28 AM
    chuckbuster replied to a thread My BBQ sauce in Cookin' Recipe's
    Blanket Too bad about your sauce. No longer a secret so will gradually degrade to average Store Bottle Stuff,,, It's a law, look it up! :) Kevin
    12 replies | 575 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-14-2018, 11:59 AM
    I am an egalitarian sort, with several 1911s, several Smith & Wesson 45 ACP DA revolvers and several SA revolvers with 45 ACP Cylinders. I see no reason why I should have to choose between them. They all work just fine.
    59 replies | 1685 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 05:17 PM
    Just a couple of thoughts, which may or may not help. 1. You are the wrong part of the country. I live just a few miles from Mexico here in South Texas and unless a person that does not speak Spanish or is Hispanic, is unemployable in this part...
    24 replies | 463 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 05:01 PM
    Always remember Dear Ones, that the "bore" diameter and the "groove" diameter are different.
    17 replies | 426 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-10-2018, 10:57 AM
    OK, I am glad you double checked as I was wrong. I grabbed a seating stem out of a die in my press and it was 1/2 X 20 (National fine). I doubled checked just now and it was a Lyman seating die. I went to my die cabinet and took out a real RCBS...
    7 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 10:53 PM
    1/2 nf
    7 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-08-2018, 04:16 PM
    The original Keith molds didn't have 90 degree lube grooves. There was a slight angle, or else they would not come out of the mold. I understand that Keith original had steel bullets turned with 90 degree lube groove corners and sent those to Lyman,...
    45 replies | 1976 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-08-2018, 11:44 AM
    Over the production life, Lyman did make some significant changes in the original Keith design, which did prompt Keith to disown the Lyman versions. He threw a particular fit when Lyman changed from the square lube groove to a rounded one. He...
    45 replies | 1976 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 05:48 PM
    Char-Gar replied to a thread an emplyee in Our Town
    In Texas and most states Workers Comp is an insurance plan and not a tax. You never get insurances premiums back because there is no claim. Your payments go toward paying the claims of others.I
    26 replies | 1052 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 05:23 PM
    Char-Gar replied to a thread an emplyee in Our Town
    It varies from state to state, but you must have a certain number of employees before you come under Workers Compensation laws. In Texas the number is 3. In Texas there is no requirement to pay Workers Comp insurance for any number of employees,...
    26 replies | 1052 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 05:20 PM
    Char-Gar replied to a thread an emplyee in Our Town
    There is a little more to it than that. It is true that a Contractor is responsible for their own benefits, tax payments etc. However to be OK with the IRS, the person hiring cannot direct the contractor in their daily duties. They are contracted to...
    26 replies | 1052 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-06-2018, 11:15 PM
    Thanks you for sharing these pics. I always enjoy looking at vintage loading tools.
    2 replies | 270 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-04-2018, 11:14 AM
    There are several different products that will strip away the old finish. For an oil or varnish finish Formby's Antique Refinishes is wonderful. For poly finishes Formby and other make strippers to do that. A light sanding with 320 grit would be...
    20 replies | 643 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    06-04-2018, 10:38 AM
    Yes, of course, keep us posted on the results.
    21 replies | 387 view(s)
  • chuckbuster's Avatar
    06-03-2018, 08:50 AM
    Shop tools as mentioned above modified for "In Line" reloading techniques as the Bench Rest guys do. "Depth Mic" is actually part of the Bullet Seating operation. Just my WAG's K
    4 replies | 313 view(s)
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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