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    Yesterday, 01:10 PM
    I leave mine plugged in and turned on. The only time it gets turned off is when the power goes out. This has been my SOP for the last 10 years at least... And contrary to the information that came with it, the fluorescent lights don't bother it...
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    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    I bought an NEF Handi Rifle when my youngest son was maybe two or three years old, back in 1981 or so. I don't recall any brass having to be discarded. I did have to learn to load on my own, so I got quite a few lube dents in the shoulder area, but...
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    12-13-2018, 10:55 PM
    Do you need a rifle for those or can you just throw those huge things?:kidding:
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    12-13-2018, 03:26 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Cast iron skillets in Our Town
    My late wife bought an enameled Lodge CI pot that I used to make chili in. I'd put the burner on low and fill it with whatever struck my fancy that day. It was always delicious...... One day before she passed she turned on the burner under it and...
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    12-12-2018, 02:13 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Cast iron skillets in Our Town
    Before Lori went on some strange diet she used to make cornbread baked in a CI skillet.... And it was delicious!
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    12-11-2018, 04:12 PM
    I lube the inside of the case with set of Midway brushes and some RCBS lube. The outsides , depending on what I'm loading, will get rolled on the lube pad or some Imperial wax. I found out that too much lube on the shoulders WILL cause lube dents,...
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    12-11-2018, 04:05 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Carnauba wax in it? in Boolit Lube !
    I just stuffed a few wax wrappers into the lubrisizer, I supposed they would melt and blend with whatever was in there at the time... I did this off and on for a few years. Nothing scientific, nor was there a lot of wax at one time. The cheese was...
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    12-10-2018, 03:12 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Some people..... in Our Town
    From what I've seen, using turn signals is just a suggestion...... I looked to see if anyone shot at our house, but I saw no holes in my car.......
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    12-10-2018, 01:41 PM
    Tom W. started a thread Some people..... in Our Town
    Just don't have any couth at all. I walked down to my MIL house just a few minutes ago. She lives one block away. Almost across from her house is a big yellow street sign. I was watching traffic so I could cross the road, but on the way back to the...
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    12-10-2018, 01:15 AM
    Tom W. replied to a thread A gift from a friend in Muzzleloading.
    I would just put Tru-Oil on it.....but that's me. I sanded down an old Montgomery Ward double barrel shotgun stock and did that, with no stain. It made the most pretty blonde stock....
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    12-09-2018, 07:07 PM
    I did have an H&R model 999 that would shoot the first two or three rounds into the same hole, then it would start to walk sideways. It turned out that the rear sight wasn't fitted properly, and I could see where the screws were not cut straight. I...
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    12-09-2018, 06:55 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread A gift from a friend in Muzzleloading.
    Can't be beat! Mine is a .45 caliber I bought in 1976. It wasn't a kit though. All I've harvested with it was squirrels, and now it sits in my son's gun safe....... That Plum Brown will make the rifle look mighty purteeee......
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    12-09-2018, 06:42 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Advice for a beginner. in Cast Boolits
    I do know that my CZ 75 has difficulty with .358 sized bullets, and I am using the same design that you pictured. I don't PC them, but lube them with Carnauba Red and don't have any trouble if I size them to .357. If I try .358 sized boolits they...
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    12-08-2018, 11:21 PM
    Some of my .44 molds use a gas check, most don't.
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    12-08-2018, 11:18 PM
    My dad used to tell me that wiggling his toes while he was serving in the Korean war was the only thing that kept his feet intact.
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    12-08-2018, 11:11 PM
    just asking, but doesn't your computer, tablet, laptop or whatever have a camera? I have an old flip phone that has a camera .....just asking........
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    12-08-2018, 09:14 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread New to reloading in Testing Area
    And please, just one can of powder on the bench at a time.......
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    12-08-2018, 09:01 PM
    The two Glocks I had were Gen 4 9mm, and they would fire anything I'd feed them.I mostly used the Lee 124 gr (?) TC sized to .358. These also shoot well in my Ruger LC9s Pro. My CZ 75 SP-01 is a different beast. It won't shoot but a very few...
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    12-08-2018, 02:21 PM
    Once, a pretty long time ago, I has some stomach surgery that left me as weak as water and bored silly. I couldn't even pick up my rifle without it hurting really bad. Sooooo...... I decided that I was going to trim all of my .44 Mag revolver brass...
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    12-08-2018, 12:43 AM
    I gotta ask....... What about L.L. Bean boots? I never had a pair so I'm just asking.��
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    12-07-2018, 02:00 PM
    Tom W. started a thread Pearl Harbor Day in Our Town
    A day that will live in infamy.....
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April 3, 1953 (65)
About Tom W.
Phenix City, Alabama
Casting, shooting and fishing. Hunting if I can find a place...
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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