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    Today, 08:21 PM
    I just tried Sam's club, their prices are better than Amazon even with shipping. They offer free shipping with $120 membership. My last Amazon shopping cart (jeans) went up $15 overnight. jcPenny was happy to take that order and gave free...
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    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread New burner? in Casting Equipment
    I have the 50,000 BTU Bayou Classic, under $50 last I looked. Without a wind screen 50K was not enough (bottom photo). With the screen it works great and no lead freezing on the sides. Standard propane tank pot, the wind screen friction fits on the...
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    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    Anyone else get an apology from Midway? I just got an email from president Matt Fleming claiming an increase in volume and that they are hiring as fast as they can.
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    Yesterday, 10:16 AM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread Federal #100 SPP in Cast Boolits
    If it's a choice between Federal and Lee, Lee is going to lose, in my shop anyway. LOL
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    07-12-2020, 11:04 AM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread Reverse Glocked brass. in Our Town
    This thread explains the 308 in the right photo. The straight walled version was fired in a 308 Norma Magnum Browning Rifle. It must have been held in place by the extractor.
    24 replies | 814 view(s)
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    07-11-2020, 11:26 AM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread Brass Catcher in Reloading Equipment
    https://www.elmfg.com/store/brasscatcher.html
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    07-10-2020, 08:22 PM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread unusual ladle in Casting Equipment
    Very Cool! Thanks for sharing!
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    07-10-2020, 08:13 PM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread Sandbox bullet trap in Cast Boolits
    If sand gets wet the resistance to bullets goes down. Tests were run with a 50 cal on a variety of materials and sand varied by type and moisture content.
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    07-10-2020, 05:13 PM
    Is the diameter stamped on the blocks? Mine is 250g.
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    07-10-2020, 09:28 AM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread Fawns in Our Town
    3 have been hanging in the driveway. 2 have lost most of their spots. No doe. Lots of Quail and rabbits this year. I was sitting here yesterday in a zoom meeting and let out a yelp. A vulture in the middle of a turn was headed strait for the...
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    07-09-2020, 10:20 PM
    This is the Energizer Bunny of threads, keeps going and ... I would still be using 2 Lee 4-20s but they weren't fireproof (not the pot's fault). I never liked the temperature control so I brazed thermocouples into the bottom and used PID control....
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    07-09-2020, 10:23 AM
    RCBS charged me for the pot but the rod was free.
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    07-09-2020, 09:00 AM
    They hung up on me when I requested a refund. I pulled the plug. I order mostly for business. Maybe deliver, maybe not isn't acceptable. I am on satellite and movies don't work so if they can't deliver product they are out of here.
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    07-08-2020, 08:40 PM
    I just Cancelled Prime. The last 2 orders were late and no show despite a Guarantee. Customer Service hung up on me when I requested a refund. If you pay shipping you have some recourse but Amazon Prime is a Bad Joke.
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    07-08-2020, 03:59 PM
    $211 for an Accurate 4C Iron, no handles or shipping.
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    07-08-2020, 09:28 AM
    You won't get an iron mold for $78. I paid $250 for mine and consider it a good purchase. Put it up for $250, someone will buy it. They won't be making more. Mine was one of the last ones out the door before they closed. I think it was a point of...
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    07-07-2020, 11:35 PM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread speed? in Cast Boolits
    I had to look it up to be sure but I got 1500 fps from my 4 inch Colt, Lyman 429421, and Elmer's load of 2400 listed in the log as "New Batch", no lot number. That same "warm" batch made 1608 fps from a 6" S&W 629-6 except NOE 429421. Water dropped...
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    07-06-2020, 11:35 PM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread speed? in Cast Boolits
    Depending on the batch I have had very erratic performance with 2400 at some of the listed start loads. Speer says not below 18g now for a 250g Keith. I stay at the new listed max, 20g which burns almost as well as Keith's load.:D
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    07-05-2020, 04:00 PM
    Dale 53 supplied the bullet dimensions for the #503 MP clone. I got 1 of the first Group Buy. I have seen the other #503 but don't remember it.
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    07-05-2020, 11:34 AM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread speed? in Cast Boolits
    I have the 4 inch, they are 1/20 twist, 310 should not be a problem. I have not gone over 260g though, mostly Keith's. I never shot well with the factory grips, Patchmyer Decelerators have a longer pull and fit my hand better. Timing? All the...
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    07-05-2020, 10:11 AM
    Now that I have the 6 cavity mold pinned and running smoothly it rains MP 503s here. I also have it in brass 4c and an Arsenal aluminum 5c. I still have one of the 429421 Lymans I started with, the one I lapped to .432 and a BC 1103. Gas check...
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    07-05-2020, 12:20 AM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread speed? in Cast Boolits
    Barrel twist and length? There are 1/40 twist 44 barrels that don't like big bullets. 296 needs enough barrel length. 6 inch is too short IMHO. My go to is the 260g #503 clone, 20g 2400 in 4 and 6 inch 1/20 twist revolvers. Elmer's load is no...
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    07-01-2020, 10:03 AM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread Plans for the 4th? in Our Town
    It's been years since Monterey, Ca had a fireworks show. People would gather along the ocean to watch fireworks shot from a barge. The people on the beach would contribute their own fireworks during lulls, many were just as big as the official show....
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    07-01-2020, 10:02 AM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread Plans for the 4th? in Our Town
    It's been years since Monterey, Ca had a fireworks show. People would gather along the ocean to watch fireworks shot from a barge. The people on the beach would contribute their own fireworks during lulls, many were just as big as the official show....
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    06-30-2020, 11:52 PM
    I REALLY HATE the UPS/Fedex to USPS crap shoots but the worst was amazon. I think the amazon truck stopped to party over New Years with my new printer on the way from Florida. Then it bounced between the Carmel PO and San Jose for 3 days. I finally...
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    06-29-2020, 08:35 AM
    frankenfab replied to a thread Server upgrade in Our Town
    All good!
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    06-26-2020, 06:01 PM
    I have a bolt in my bench just for Unique, to hold down the powder measure. Unique meters like Drain Rock.
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    06-26-2020, 10:23 AM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread Bear Toys in Our Town
    It was 4/5 filled with Diesel but the tooth holes were in the top as I had blocked most of the access. I can't believe it's the plastic as the white bucket was untouched. Interesting to hear about others experiences. The first years I owned the...
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    06-25-2020, 10:44 PM
    Mal Paso started a thread Bear Toys in Our Town
    I blame it on Igloo and all the other ice chest manufacturers. Colored plastic attracts bears! I tried using one of those red olive barrels for a water settling tank, must have been a lot of fun. I bought a blue kerosene 5 gal jug for the diesel...
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    06-25-2020, 10:29 PM
    Three Months since " Molds Are On The Machine"! Still Not a Word!
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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