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    Yesterday, 03:53 PM
    Ives-way can sealer, I get my cans from Embarcadero Home Cannery out of Oakland, CA
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    01-18-2021, 09:34 PM
    First thought seeing that stock was JL Herter, he had roll over mannlicher semi finished late 60's. In 1969 I got a semi finished Brasilian rosewood roll over stock for mauser, it cost $35 you could buy a decent walnut stock from them for $10. Brand...
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    01-18-2021, 06:43 PM
    Prayers sent for Charles
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    01-18-2021, 12:04 PM
    Kevin that's a nice little getaway, wish I had one just like it. You need a pet Linx ;-)
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    01-16-2021, 02:12 PM
    It looks like you have a couple burrs on the edge of the sprue plate, a cotton ball will find them, then just touch the edge with some 400 paper to remove and lube. I use Amsoil 100 synthetic 2 stroke oil on locator pins and sprue screw and plate....
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    01-16-2021, 01:59 PM
    swheeler started a discussion I'm in in group Charter Member
    Joined 3-23-05 member number 148, guess I'm in, Aimoo site wasn't long lived.
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    01-15-2021, 05:30 PM
    I sure hope so. My wife says I have the same traits as you! :-)
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    01-15-2021, 05:09 PM
    Lloyd I've got one on 22/250 S1 3-9x40, not junk by any stretch but equal to other $150 scopes, think Weaver classic V's and I have 3-4 of those. I can not give any feed back on recoil other than 22-250 level recoil. 30 reviews 4.7*...
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    01-14-2021, 03:15 AM
    fcvan replied to a thread Daisy Red Ryder in AirGuns
    I got my Red Ryder for my 14th birthday, my Rem 870 for my 13th. One was a tool, one was a toy. Dad wanted me to be mature enough for the toy. I made a pellet trap and shot at paper plates, even took and old bird shot bag and made a sand bag. I...
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    01-14-2021, 02:33 AM
    Trimming with toenail clippers for dogs, easy to get clean clips/
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    01-14-2021, 02:28 AM
    Lee mold handles fit NOE. I have used them on RCBS, SAECO, and Lyman as well. I remember someone saying they had a mold where Lee handles needed thinning a bit, I don't know which mold company. Another guy said something about pin holes not aligning...
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    01-14-2021, 02:06 AM
    fcvan replied to a thread .358 boolits in a 9mm in Cast Boolits
    I stopped sizing smaller than .358 in 1985, has worked in every 9mm I own or have owned, including carbines. The only time I had a failure was a few years ago when I tried a .357 sizer in a Glock 22 with a 9mm Lone Wolf drop in barrel, keyholed at...
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    01-14-2021, 01:53 AM
    I would love a carbine, it isn't in the stars, sigh. I do own the Ruger OM 38-40/40 S&W with a 4 5/8" barrel. I bought it new but it sat on the shelf for many years. So long in fact, that the cylinder had dust bunnies in it. Store owner said she...
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    01-14-2021, 01:15 AM
    I bought the Lyman 225-415 (Lee makes a clone now) and had reasonable success. Great in bolt or single shot, AR 15 kind of beat up the nose during feeding cycle, Ruger Mini 14 was more forgiving. Powder coating toughened the nose and provided some...
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    01-13-2021, 10:26 PM
    Do you mean their WorkMate knock off? If so, that's what I use. Pot is on a cookie sheet, workspace is a wooden TV tray, chair is a fold up. The TV tray is forward so that the workmate covers maybe 1/2 the TV tray. Folded towel on the TV tray, 2...
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    01-13-2021, 09:51 PM
    Santa Anita Engineering Company started in Santa Anita, CA. They moved to Carpenteria CA, which is where Dad bought his stuff, they were just down the road. Redding Reloading bought SAECO. Rock Chuck Bullet Swaging (later reduced to RCBS) owns the...
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    01-13-2021, 07:28 PM
    I am a HAM radio operator. It wasn't hard to pass a test and get a license, and another, and another, until I maxed/topped out in 2002. The past year has been re-acquainting myself (and my brother is too) with distance communications on minimal...
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    01-13-2021, 05:14 PM
    fcvan replied to a thread Air Fryer in Cookin' Recipe's
    My Wife got one recently, since I haven't been back to CO for a while, still stuck in CA. Well, she had done it with the chicken on top of the veggies and such. Sent me a picture to let me know what her and my FIL were having, made my mouth water....
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    01-13-2021, 04:55 PM
    Wow, not one mention of other implements like 1) Cutlery. My favorite knife in prep is an Inuit Alaskan Ulu. Dicing, slicing, chopping with a rolling motion. 2) Untinsels. Long handled forks, tongs, ladles, spatulas, and spoons. Great for...
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    01-13-2021, 02:34 PM
    1) Find out what the cost per pound and the waste disposal facility charges to let the friend know how much money he will be saving by giving it away rather than dumping it on you. 2) Let him know what your time is worth compared to your rate of pay...
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    01-13-2021, 04:45 AM
    Walks, I hear you. When the 40 S&W came out, it killed the 41 Action Express. That and I could not find a barrel company that would cut one for my S&W 459 'not enough room.' And then S&W makes the 4006 on the 459 platform. As I was already shooting...
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    01-13-2021, 03:48 AM
    There is this thing called the internet . . . Curious too, I looked it up. "The recycling numbers range from 1 to 7 and stand for different types of plastic" I sort of knew that, and certain recycling centers won't accept certain numbers. Some do if...
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    01-13-2021, 03:32 AM
    All of these posts and not one mention of 'you will never cook food in it again' and you wont. I already had a Black and Decker toaster oven we didn't use so no investment that wasn't already made. That sucker works, hands down. When I first set...
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    01-13-2021, 03:06 AM
    jonp, a cheap oven thermometer I bought from Wally World was like, 6 bucks. I started ESPC before ASBBPC and have 2 guns. one is HF, the other is the Chinese copy of the Sears blow dryer type. In fact, I thing the 'sears' gun was probably from China...
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    01-13-2021, 02:40 AM
    I shot over 2K lubed lead boolits in my Glock 22C before I read 'lead causes Glock Kaboom' and OMG. Since I didn't know, I didn't tell my Glocks, they behaved. Of course any serious shooter wouldn' let their guns get so clogged up that chamber...
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    01-13-2021, 02:02 AM
    Neat idea, I just use what Prismatic Powder uses, plastic bags with twist ties. For the actual shake, I bought a 6 pack of 'gladware sandwich containers.' Each is used for specific colors, and seal against the high humidity of Nor CA. I don't PC...
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    01-13-2021, 01:53 AM
    fcvan replied to a thread Ever wear out a mold? in Cast Boolits
    Always a good plan, I have 2 of almost everything, except for specialty things, as I have 2 houses, and like to do my thing when I am in the mountains or by the sea. It works out ok, but for the specialty things, I just cast those and restock the...
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    01-13-2021, 01:37 AM
    What Randy said. I worked with a guy who was at the time and electrician, but in a previous life an EOD Instructor. Umpteen years ago, he would provide an overview class on explosives and such, and improvised devices. I was the training manager...
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    01-13-2021, 01:11 AM
    I would gladly send you my roll crimp tool to try. I haven't used it yet, but bought the BPI double cupped wads often used for the RB. I planned on getting some opaque new hulls so you can see the neon lime green powder coated Zombie Boolits. I...
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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