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    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    pm sent.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    Sanders lead in Troy , Alabama may have some. They recycle batteries. When I worked at the sawmill I'd get a 60 lb. ingot every so often and mix it with w/w or Ni.Babbitt. Or, you may check with a local sawmill in your area and see where they get...
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    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
    Look good. If you're going to kill paper a few little wrinkles won't hurt, and as you saw, when the oil burns out there are usually very few, unless your mold gets cool. Don't worry if they get frosted, that won't hurt anything.
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    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    Put gas checks on the boolits I cast the other day. After I did, I weighed some and they all ran around 157.1 or 2. Micrometer said 311 as cast, so I put another coat of JPW on them and stood them up to dry. It was really warm, even with the a/c on....
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    Yesterday, 12:51 PM
    Beagle333 replied to a thread Tinnitus ! in Our Town
    Got it. 'Sounds like a billion crickets/cicadas that get louder and softer in waves and it never stops. I live back in the swamp and when I go outside at night, I can never tell if it's them or me that I hear.
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    Yesterday, 12:41 PM
    traffer, that was actually a hunter green candy coat that I got from a fellow on that popular auction site to test out. The red ones make it look off-color when next to them. It coated okay but was very temperature sensitive to get a good cure or it...
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    Yesterday, 10:16 AM
    I'm using some Bullseye that is probably 25 years old. From the pictures you posted that powder looks good. I see no "rusty" looking flakes, and you'll know when the fragrance is telling you that the stuff is bad. The ammonia smell will knock you...
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    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    EMC45 replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    I've heard of this as well. I also have heard when junkies get combative after Narcan administered due to their "high" being ruined.
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    Yesterday, 12:56 AM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Firearms magazines in Our Town
    I'll pick up a Handloader if I can find one, and subscribe to G&A. It's not as good as it used to be, I suspect it's because of all the black rifle articles, and I never warmed up to them. Nor do I want an Aimpoint optic. But I still read it. Maybe...
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    Yesterday, 12:32 AM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Tinnitus ! in Our Town
    Got it mostly from being a " Man" back when I was young and stupid. The 22 years at the sawmill didn't help any, even with the supplied yellow ear plugs. I mostly just ignore it, it's constant, 24/7 noise, and the hearing tests show the same thing,...
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 09:28 PM
    I size all my .38/.357 bullet at .358. Across the board.
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    06-18-2018, 07:02 PM
    Nothing. I went to the newly opened Academy Sports in Columbus to check powder prices... they were not nearly as high as Bass Pro....
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    06-18-2018, 06:56 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Prayers asked... in Our Chapel
    Everyone's home, a bit stiff and sore. Steve's mom says she doesn't want to drive up to N.Y. anymore. Maybe fly.......Steve took his dad out to find a rental car. It seems someone cut him off somewhat as he was trying to access the Interstate,...
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    06-18-2018, 05:02 PM
    Or help shine your bore some?
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    06-17-2018, 11:54 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Prayers asked... in Our Chapel
    Update.... Steve called a while ago. His parents are home, a bit stiff and sore, but safe and uninjured. He'll call me tomorrow with another update, and I'll send it on. Thanks!
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    06-17-2018, 07:50 PM
    Tom W. started a thread Prayers asked... in Our Chapel
    I have a friend that I worked and hung out with when I lived in N.Y. His Parents moved to Florida, and a few years ago so did he. His dad is 93 and mom is 90. Today they were on their way to N.Y. for their summer,to spend time with other family...
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 03:50 PM
    7-08 is a great round.
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    06-17-2018, 11:47 AM
    pm sent
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    06-17-2018, 11:07 AM
    It sure is prettier.... I have some, mostly for my 30-06 A.I., and find some for the 9 mm, but in my confused opinion it doesn't last quite as long as plain brass. I know it doesn't in pistol and revolver ammunition. At least that's been my...
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    06-17-2018, 10:59 AM
    It's something I wouldn't mind having... I'm trying to teach my wife about cast iron. She has some Japanese cast that works well, especially when she bakes cornbread, and they are light weight. She can't seem to understand that the cast needs to...
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    06-17-2018, 08:03 AM
    I agree about the Mil Spec Springfield. I have had many years now and it still makes me smile when I shoot it. Other folks who have shot it have offered to buy it from me - no lie. They are great guns. I just broke mine down yesterday and scrubbed...
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    06-17-2018, 07:58 AM
    Looks like an old school Winchester Silvertip
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Phenix City, Alabama
Casting, shooting and fishing. Hunting if I can find a place...
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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