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    Today, 12:23 PM
    40 cast (Lee 180 TC) & 9 jacketed shot into a rock pile - I know, not an animal. Cast lost little weight - deformed is all. 9s lost a lot and the lower piece is cast 308 @ 2400 after cutting a 12ga steel wire in half. Alloy was WW with a tad of...
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    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    Great news, Jack's biopsy is benign, Joe is in hospital recovering from hip surgery and Mike got out of a long surgery this afternoon, prognosis looks good. Thanks God and all. Mom's still getting around in a wheel chair, 98 in Sept.
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    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    And used for accurate inertial space navigation.
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    Yesterday, 02:35 PM
    Actual boolit size depends on alloy. You also have to see what size the glock chamber will take plus getting an expander for the proper size. One advantage to the NOE system is that size inserts are only $6 ea. so get several and hone them out to...
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    Yesterday, 10:18 AM
    popper replied to a thread Any other Jeepers here? in Our Town
    My son has turned into a jeeper. Put big wheels and rise kit on his Rubicon. Today he leaves with wife & 2 grade schoolers from DFW to Moab, Jackson Hole, Estes Park & back to DFW. Not a trip I want to take (in a jeep). I get the Border Collie...
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    07-26-2017, 04:55 PM
    popper replied to a thread Got hit last night in Our Town
    80% of auto accidents are rear-enders. I got it from 20K# of truck while at a light. Concussion & all. My truck totaled. Wife got rear-ended a while back, not much damage but funny. OP demanded cops take her to hospital and she ended up paying...
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    07-26-2017, 04:36 PM
    yea, did my AC repair this morning, new run cap - 15 yrs on the old one isn't bad. Granger wants 2x the Amazon price but $50 fix is OK with me. Unfortunately, it was 100 + yesterday and 2 GKs came to visit. Woke them this morning, they were under...
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    07-26-2017, 02:02 PM
    Need to add wife's relative in Ca., in his mid 80's, broke a hip. He's had heart surgery previously, the text said they finally found a gas guy who would do the surgery. Getting old sucks but as the lady at WM said this morning, good is on the...
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    07-26-2017, 01:15 PM
    Wish I actually had a 'gun room'.
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    07-26-2017, 01:14 PM
    Was trying to fix the AC yesterday afternoon and while cooling off/break, got an email that friend Mike is in Dallas VA with twisted intestinal blockage, surgery scheduled for Thurs. Friend Jack just got out of a biopsy in his lungs, no results...
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    07-26-2017, 01:06 PM
    Avenger - from a while back when I first tried HiTek in rifle. Haven't gotten back to it yet, PC works for me. Caldwell stand & bag. IIRC that was an upper with loose bore that I sent on to SIL as he only shoots jacketed. Right hand holes are...
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    07-25-2017, 11:28 PM
    145gr PB going 1800 fps @ 100, 300BO. H.T. isocore 3x gold 1035. Only recorded testing I did in rifle with the powder version. As you can see my shooting wasn't very good that day. I did find recently that when recycling coated, let them melt,...
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    07-25-2017, 08:23 PM
    I use 4gr. WST in my XDs 9, 135gr cast, Isocore AC -HiTek coated. Works fine sized 357 with mixed brass. Make sure they come out of the sizer at the right size; seat & pull some dummies to make sure they don't get sized down when loading. Love...
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    07-25-2017, 11:11 AM
    Yes Ben, fit is king but it is dynamic fit that is king. As Larry G. points out, there is a 0.5-1 thous. layer of 'soft/fluid' lube that gas pressure can 'blow' away. If you fill the LG you have a reservoir of lube so you don't run out of lube,...
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    07-24-2017, 08:48 PM
    Sorry, Win 3.2 was the last of that. Too many issues that users wanted to fix and lawsuits abound.. MS fixed that by RENTING it to you. Then everybody decided to follow suit. Every time they changed CEO, SW got rewritten. Registry has gotten...
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    07-24-2017, 08:08 PM
    Kevin C - I tried some BLL (original) on some lee 401 TC regular groove with soft alloy (like really soft), leaded the barrel - big chunks near the muzzle. I had to beagle the mould to get 401 I normally use so it was a 190gr boolit. Stiff load...
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    07-24-2017, 01:48 PM
    Not jst the RPM threshold, but many more factors. Non-linear dispersion is caused by 'angle of attack' relative to trajectory, wind, gravity, spin of the earth, several more. Cast typically doesn't have the high BC of jacketed which don't get...
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    07-24-2017, 01:35 PM
    popper replied to a thread Eclipse in Our Town
    Seen several, another isn't very interesting. Here is a good site for those interested in that stuff.
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    07-22-2017, 10:44 AM
    More of a design mark than a hallmark. Could be anything as far a metal content.
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    07-19-2017, 09:43 AM With a 38 no less.
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    07-18-2017, 11:05 PM
    Good to see you back.
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    07-18-2017, 08:15 PM
    There is some freplay in the bolt lever slot but not sure it should drop an inch when the deten is the problem. Use a screw driver or somthing to push on the deten pin - it should move OK. They are notorious for the left carrier screw being loose...
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    07-18-2017, 08:07 PM
    Larry, no, I don't have a place to shoot past 100 - unfortunately. My point is that the alloy he wants to use is wrong. Your testing showed lino is not a HV alloy. My attempts with #2 weren't successful either. But it's an AR so I can't jam the...
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    07-18-2017, 07:53 PM
    Begs the ?, what reamer if SAAMI specs don't have a throat? Also, does that really solve the problem? Loading gate/ internals pretty much limit COAL, so the boolit nose shape is the real bugger. I've heard that bore-riders don't do well in Marlin...
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    07-18-2017, 12:39 PM
    Prone~50yds, then bench @ 100, both from the same batch of ammo. AR10 @ 2400 chronied. 24" upper does the same @ 2700. Both DPMS 1:10 Oh, 165gr GC HF red 4% sb 0.5% Cu.
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    07-18-2017, 12:13 PM
    popper replied to a thread Hunting in Texas in Our Town Youth hunt plans and schedules.
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    07-17-2017, 08:31 PM
    As long as it meets any energy requirements from the state, go for it.
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    07-15-2017, 06:07 PM
    This is my solution, not the RD but close (185gr GC). Use a fender washer reamed & polish to just size the ogive a tad. Getting seating where it should be cuts group size in half.
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    07-15-2017, 12:57 PM
    popper replied to a thread HVAC blower wiring in Our Town
    Inside fans are squirrel cage fans that work even with output back pressure but need the housing and probably some minor ducting. Compressor fans are blade type but still should have some shroud. Newer builder units are strictly single speed.
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    07-15-2017, 12:46 PM
    popper replied to a thread Hunting in Texas in Our Town
    Youth hunts have a better chance of drawing according to the people that run these, there are many openings, I chaperoned one of the GKs. They are very good and productive, basically cull hunts. We had ~ 20 youth, 2 didn't score and IIRC 5 BIG...
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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