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    Today, 01:57 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Linotype lead in Lead and Lead Alloys
    word strips are linotype, single letters are monotype, usually a better alloy
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    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
    Since I'll be retiring in a week and a half. I decided to get a generator for the house since we live in a very rural farm community. I hope that I made a good decision. I bought a Generac 22 KW and installed a 500 gallon propane tank. The generator...
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    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    Well, here I still am. They requested that I stay until the end of September. They will fill my position internally and they wanted me to stay and interview candidates for the job. I finished the last interview today. Next Friday is my last day. It...
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    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    rl69 replied to a thread For thought and meditation in Our Chapel
    Is your faith in God to see you threw satin sifting you, or are you trying to stand on your own strength and understanding
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    Yesterday, 05:06 PM
    Praying daily till this health issue is resolved .
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    Yesterday, 01:54 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Free download http://alliantpowder.com/resources/catalog/alliantpowder-reloadersguide/2014_Alliant_Powder_Catalog.pdf online source http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/shotgun
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    Yesterday, 11:50 AM
    In my very limited small engine repair I agree, spark plugs are cheap enough I just toss a new one in for 2 cycle's whenever I'm doing maintenance.
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    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    I agree with Pine Baron ...Great news ! Thank you for the report and prayer will be sent for salvation .
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    Yesterday, 10:29 AM
    Geeez...what a nightmare of a story here! I've had a reproduction of a Smith No.3 in .45 Scofield...top break from their so-called custom shop...it had an enormous cylinder barrel gap, couldn't get any power down the barrel behind the cast & it...
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    Yesterday, 09:56 AM
    You fellas can make the upside down press mount without any welding...wouldn't need a torch or plasma cutter either if you have a little 3.5~4" electric grinder or an air powered die grinder with a cutting disc on it... ...
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    Yesterday, 08:49 AM
    All the above + it meters like a dream.
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    Yesterday, 07:00 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread For thought and meditation in Our Chapel
    A good lesson for daily use . We all experience the fallen world we wake up to every day . Today will be no different . Are you being used in a work ? Is GOD testing/building you ? Is Satan tempting you ? To seek the Spirit within is your answer ....
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    Yesterday, 06:49 AM
    You are those who have continued with Me in My trials. LUKE 22:28 It is true that Jesus Christ is with us through our temptations, but are we going on with Him through His temptations? Many of us turn back from going on with Jesus from the very...
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    09-18-2018, 09:11 PM
    I wonder how this thing knows if it's their or if it is over there house I guess it doesn't
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    09-18-2018, 08:28 PM
    Just set it up.in not sure how I'm going to like it, I'm not big on change. It's not red lining for me it changing mistakes.( I kinda wanted it to redline ) I'm using it on a iPad. I don't know will see
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    09-18-2018, 07:36 PM
    Well, you have to write to the level that people around you will understand :) I was copy and pasting everything into my word processor, correcting it, then cut and paste back into the forum. It doesn't catch everything but it does make me...
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    09-18-2018, 07:32 PM
    Good deal You know, some people on here are smarter than they look LOL Dragon, good idea with the fans, I use a case fan to keep the motor cool on my DIY case polisher
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    09-18-2018, 06:25 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Yellow Jackets in Our Town
    Yellow jackets are as dangerous or probably much moreso than a rattlesnake, and I do not exaggerate here! When I was growing up, and very occasionally since then, we'd read of a farmer on his tractor or a man on a bulldozer hitting a jacket nest,...
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    09-18-2018, 06:16 PM
    Thanks, Paul. I sure am glad we got that guy! Great man, as far as his talents and dedication to his purposes went, but very bad for his fellow man. It's a shame such talent and ability has to die, in order for folks to be free.
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    09-18-2018, 06:07 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Prayer request in Our Chapel
    Lord, please be with this man who needs your healing hand so direly. Your will be done, but we ask most earnestly that you spare this man, whose helping hand has meant so much to so many for so long. Grant it, I pray, and thank you for hearing...
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    09-18-2018, 06:03 PM
    Prayers up yet again. Thanks for keeping us posted on the progress.
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    09-18-2018, 06:02 PM
    Thanks, Castalot. Your prayers always move me. Thanks.
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    09-18-2018, 06:00 PM
    God bless him and the family, and heal him completely. Amen.
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    09-18-2018, 05:56 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Do you witness in Our Chapel
    Great comment, Jim! All we need to do to "witness" many times, is just crack the door open, and leave it to later to try to widen that gap, and let some light in. Most people, I firmly believe, are NOT won by a single event, but by repeated...
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    09-18-2018, 05:48 PM
    When I was a kid, I knew all the folks at my little church, including who could be trusted and just how far. I also had a pretty good idea of whose flowery prayers may not have gotten beyond the ceiling, and whose humble prayers were heard loud and...
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    09-18-2018, 05:37 PM
    Wow! These are really tough losses for us older types. I think God gave man dogs so we could see what agape love really looks like - unconditional commitment. Be at peace, Smokey. He will live on within you forever.
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    09-18-2018, 05:35 PM
    Great message! I've seen WAY too many professing Christians think that just being tempted is a sin, and obviously, it's not. Even Christ was tempted! Remember in the wilderness when Satan himself tempted Him? But He didn't break, and it's only...
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    09-18-2018, 05:33 PM
    Prayers up.
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    09-18-2018, 04:25 PM
    Brass brush maybe if done By hand using a brush with a wooden handle, (thanks JonB for pointing out my omission) try the hardwood first. Brass (any ) brush in a power tool had a steel shaft that can harm your mold.
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    09-18-2018, 03:04 PM
    Boaz replied to a thread For thought and meditation in Our Chapel
    Thank you Ronnie ! I'm still thinking this over .
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    09-18-2018, 01:00 PM
    That was my question. I understand that knowing the pressure and velocity are important for safety and terminal impact and it's always nice to have a chronograph to test velocity.
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    09-18-2018, 12:51 PM
    Load a couple primers from each batch into empty cases and try them in your backyard before you load live ammo. (they sound like a cap gun)
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    09-18-2018, 12:48 PM
    New molds occasionally have burs on the edge of the cavities. Get a piece of hardwood or a #2 pencil and rub the edges of all the cavities and see it that helps. IF you do decide you need to polish them, use the hardest alloy you have to cast the...
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    09-18-2018, 12:38 PM
    jwhite, IF your oven is a convection oven, you will need to determine the voltage of the fans and power them directly and not through the PID otherwise the constant off-on for temperature control will quickly burn out the fan.
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    09-18-2018, 12:33 PM
    The $1,000 question ---- how accurate were they :)
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    09-18-2018, 11:59 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
    https://americanreloading.com/en/72-22-caliber-222-227 Flash Sale 27% Off ALL 223 Projectiles Use code - flash27 Popular Products
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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