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    Today, 01:59 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Water heater died.... in Our Town
    When me and Mama lived alone a heater would last 12 years. Then we took in two teen granddaughters the heaters dropped to 5 years. A tankless gas unit gives endless hot water at half the price and has lasted 5 years so far. What a blessing to...
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    Yesterday, 09:44 AM
    I load for everything I own (except 22), and a few I no longer have or are for family. I have dies for some I intended to own, but never obtained.
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    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    It's the difference of being hit with a 1# anvil or a 1# pillow. One can kill ya and the other get your attention. In a cook-off, the lighter weight piece is the one propelled. The density difference between a boolit and an empty case is huge,...
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    Yesterday, 08:46 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Digging out in Our Town
    My parents also survived the depression by being thrifty. Nothing that could have a later use or repurpose was wasted. I am left with their collection and the trait that I inherited from them. While right at the moment we are in a much better...
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    10-16-2018, 11:35 AM
    Home Depot, Lowes, and WalMart commonly buy name brand products built to a price point and rebranded.
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    10-15-2018, 06:00 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    We only have copper headed rattle mocacines here. It's a daycare facility and we don't abide them regardless of color or size.
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    10-15-2018, 09:11 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread mountain lion in NH in Our Town
    There are lots of common things that didn't exist here a few centuries ago, including white men, politicians and there are also many things now missing that were once common. It's not evolution, just that not everything follows modern mans rules....
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    10-15-2018, 08:55 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Friends in Tennessee in Our Town
    I never tried chow chow with a hotdog, but nothing goes better with beans of any kind.
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    10-13-2018, 11:41 AM
    sounds like you might have a sharp edge along the parting line of your mold, there are several things you can try the first is to take a new pencil and rub it on and around the cavities with the easer end. Then clean it good with hot water and Dawn...
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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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    10-08-2018, 09:04 PM
    I'd like 500 lubed 124 gr boolits, please send mailing addy please, also is 34.50 plus 8.44 the correct amount? PM to follow. HM
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    10-06-2018, 11:59 AM
    I have been following this thread from the start to see what people would say. Now I'll add myTwo cents, for what it's worth: First all the loading machines out their work well, some better than others, but the important thing is to buy one,...
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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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    10-03-2018, 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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    10-01-2018, 12:15 PM
    45-70 bullets should be .458 minimum diameter! If it's new send it back, if got it used get a refund and buy a new mold. HM
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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, 08:30 PM
    I'll take the RCBS Bench priming tool PM to follow HM
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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,...
    11 replies | 689 view(s)
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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"
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