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    10-12-2018, 09:30 AM
    A Harbor Freight flashlight already has half the problem solved.
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    10-11-2018, 04:28 PM
    Typical. Lawyers and bean counters found profit and earned their pay at your expense. Keep after them and document who and when you spoke. No guarantee but only the squealing wheel will get greased. I've had a similer problem with WalMart...
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    10-06-2018, 10:28 AM
    Joe using fireworks powder is a terrible idea. If you do not know what kind of powder your using you may end up blowing your gun a part. Flash powder is used a lot in fireworks. Flash powder is very powerful & will blow a black powder fire arm...
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    10-05-2018, 12:20 PM
    Most of those rocket jockeys think there "portant people". Along with loud mufflers, they are making sure you look to see who they are. The ones that make my day are the little old blue-haired ladies that are looking through the steering wheel...
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    10-05-2018, 04:29 AM
    I have wanted to try that for some time. If you do let us know how it performs. Fly
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    10-03-2018, 02:13 PM
    Juniper tree, I can help. I live in the eastern forest of Okla. We have tons of juniper trees. Most people here believe they are eastern cedar. It is hard some times telling the two apart. But yes I have made a ton of charcoal from them. Both...
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    10-03-2018, 09:25 AM
    The lock failed on my safe and access to its contents was impossible. A local locksmith opened and replaced the lock. Although the total price exceeded the safe value, I still have a working safe and access to the contents. Not all locksmiths...
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    10-02-2018, 01:03 PM
    Joe has given you some great advice. Wood for charcoal, easy. Cedar wood chips, can be had at pet stores for bedding. Also Lowes, Home Depot sell cedar mulch for land scaping. Makes easy good charcoal. ...
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    09-28-2018, 01:29 PM
    Applying that kind of heat directly to lead is a guaranteed way to send lead oxides and vaporized lead into the air we breathe. While it's fast and it works, it's not recomended. As casters we want too live long ehough to shoot the lead we melt.
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    09-27-2018, 11:46 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Whole Home Generator in Our Town
    I need to rethink my situation. Many years ago (even before Hugo) I purchased a 4000 W generator from Northern. I had drop cords made up to connect to panels and meters bases. I could power essentials for my parents, myself or Son and Daughter....
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    09-27-2018, 11:18 AM
    After 60+ years the reason for doing it has changed, but the desire is even more intense. The sad thing is the ability to be mobile has declined to the point that it's a rare privilege to make it to the loading bench. That makes those times really...
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    09-26-2018, 04:09 PM
    AC and central heat sure have spoiled us. I can remember when all heat had smoke in it and only warmed one side at a time, and AC required a fan and a block of ice. Seriously, vibration in the air created by out of dynamic balance plastic blades...
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    09-26-2018, 03:43 PM
    Typical bean counter screwup. It worked out for pure profit on paper, and in a bean counters head that's all that counts.
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    09-26-2018, 03:28 PM
    Reloading needs only a trip downstairs. The range requires loading the car and a trip that leaves Granny by her self. At our age, the buddy system is safety for both of us, so I have an increasing supply of loaded ammo.
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    09-25-2018, 07:53 PM
    rca replied to a thread Having eye surgery in Our Chapel
    if this is cateract surgery don't worry. I had it done 30 + years ago don"t need glasses to read when in the sunlite ou will be OK
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    09-25-2018, 07:49 PM
    Prayers on the way
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    09-24-2018, 07:40 PM
    I 40 & I 95 are back open as of today.
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    09-24-2018, 07:24 PM
    When I was in HS all the buss drivers were students. I drove my junior and senior years. I also drove the activity buss for field trips and such. Now it's a requirement for teachers assistants. I realize the driving conditions have changed,...
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    09-24-2018, 10:15 AM
    Same here. Worthy of respect.
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    09-24-2018, 10:10 AM
    Eliminating variables can't hurt, and usually help in small degrees. Watch for primer back out or flattening.
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    09-24-2018, 09:45 AM
    Not a single supplier or contact I used during the 40+ years I worked, still exist. Is there a cause and effect thing going on?
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    09-23-2018, 10:50 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Time to go ? in Our Town
    Oh! The memories that just came flooding back. Be strong and calm to reassure her and don't take anything personally. This will all be a pleasant memory soon.
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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