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    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    The mandrel needs to be hard and smooth. Cutting is between the mandrel and cutter edge so exact dia. Shouldn't matter. Resize after trimming.
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    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    popper replied to a thread Marlin 336 leading issues in Leverguns
    I use 170gr PB RD style in my marlin, PCd. I don't get leading when I Heat Treat the boolits. I size 311 but the bore is tight at the ends, loose in the middle. Unique loads won't expand the base in the 'loose' part of the bore so boolits need to...
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    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    Or baker's parchment paper. Humidity is a problem but cold temps usually decrease it and static increases. Do NOT use too much powder, start with 1/2 teaspoon /5# first. add as desired. Works best with a bowl bottom container vs the straight side...
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    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    When WWWB 40SW was >40$/100 @ WW. Now it's 6$/100.
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    Yesterday, 05:24 PM
    If you have carbine lower you have to go carbine (16") to be legal and suffer the weight penalty. My pig gun is 10" BO pistol with 185gr RD style cast, 1700 fps? Not sure what the FN boolit gr. limit in the 40WT or Hamer is. Guy I worked with...
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    Yesterday, 01:55 PM
    popper replied to a thread Women carrying concealed in Our Town
    lack of a manual safety on the glock makes her uncomfortable. SIL let me try his Mom's sig (P238? 9mm). safety and hammer version compact. Shot well, felt good - 147gr factory stuff. Manual safety was a pain for me, needs lots of exercise or lube....
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    12-17-2018, 08:58 PM
    the gas check, and base of a non checked bullet needs to stay inside the case neck of a bottle neck cartridge? I try to keep the rim of the GC cup in the neck, the base can project into the shoulder area. Any alloy exposed to pressure can gas cut. ...
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    12-16-2018, 05:33 PM
    Years ago I was on a man trap project for Puerto Rico sidewalk banks. Man trap made of 2" laminated lexan. IIRC it was 50 cal pistol rated, no rifle but I think somebody tested against AK. I tried lifting a 2'x4'x1" skyscraper shatterproof glass....
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    12-16-2018, 11:34 AM
    Acetone absorbs water, 150F gets rid of it but not all water. But tumbling should eliminate any water on the boolits but will cause clumps of PC. Acetone could have damaged the first coat but to cause pimples? Don't think so. In reality, load em...
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    12-15-2018, 09:27 PM
    150 Gold Dot bullets @ 2200 fps That's a pretty hot load. I'm running 145gr cast to 2100 and P.P. doesn't last but a couple reloads.
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    12-15-2018, 09:11 PM
    Use less powder. Lumps of PC that didn't get knocked off. PC flows ~200F but clumps don't have enough weight to flow down.
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    12-15-2018, 09:00 PM
    popper replied to a thread Best veterans charity? in Our Town
    Tried that a couple times in Ne, couldn't get them to stop putting beers in front of me. Wreaths across America is having trouble getting donations for next year. Am Leg, DAV, USO, Sinise, etc. are good dependable ones.
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    12-15-2018, 05:13 PM
    popper replied to a thread Women carrying concealed in Our Town
    Daughter in Houston got same kinda deal working working with realtors to collect rent. Those sec. 8 places are the pits. As a gal, she is automatically a target, needs to get duty transferred to a guy or minimum guy escort to/from office. Open...
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    12-15-2018, 01:22 PM
    BO with Hornady plinkers and 6 gr.CFE pistol are fun so the 100gr. soup can should work well. You can also go full bore loads as well. My 308 & 30/30 molds work well in the BO too.
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    12-15-2018, 12:54 PM
    popper replied to a thread TV repairs in Our Town
    Got 20$ for a Samsung 55" that wouldn't work right. Wasn' the model that had bad caps. These are just computers now and it they get out of sync they don't work right. This one couldn't get the back light refresh to work right. Probably could have...
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    12-13-2018, 07:58 PM
    popper replied to a thread Yellowstone Park in Cast Boolits
    Lake Yellowstone reportedly has large lake trout. In the 80's (right after the big fire) I tried fishing the park stream, no trout but the buffalo will walk across the stream next to you. Don't let kids get around the moose.
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    12-13-2018, 07:51 PM
    I tumble, then cook on a hot plate just to get flow. I started using the ammo tray (nylon) to drop the 30 cal rifle into, flip on the oven tray (texas license plat is flat) for final bake. Place cooking tray in oven and remove nylon ammo tray. ...
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    12-12-2018, 03:32 PM
    308 brass is tough and the Lee neck sizer takes a whole lot of pressure to actually shrink the neck dia. Get the fl sizer and a good case lube.
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    12-12-2018, 12:20 PM
    There were several sold by craftsman, then they were off the market, guess they are back. Interesting, as it uses a fan, could make a vandergraff machine with the fan for static. I did some yesterday, sized to 311 then coated and this morning they...
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    12-11-2018, 11:51 PM
    I use it, gets a little dirty if not full load. So far only tested in pistol with 185gr & 165gr. Close range I got a couple doubles, red dot..
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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