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    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    A friend of mines grandson wanted to melt some aluminum cans and we found this would work and was fairly cheap to build and use. He had fun with it and got his curiosity fix too. We made him load the cans in first to avoid getting liquid in the...
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    castalott replied to a thread Prayer request in Our Chapel
    Dear Lord, Mercy , Faith, and Love to Mary.. Redemption to Willard... Peace to us All.... Amen
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    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    Dear Lord... Please Bless and protect our Great Nation. Protect our Leaders and give them Wisdom, Courage , Insight, Love, Faith, and Victory. Please lead President Trump to be a Great, Great President. And be with us too, Lord.. Thru our many...
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    Yesterday, 12:33 AM
    the little red hen ran around the yard yelling "THE SKY IS FALLING!" "THE SKY IS FALLING!" as the ducks and swans were.........
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    02-25-2017, 11:53 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread What did I do??! in Testing Area
    Cool, Just learned something new. Thanks!
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    02-24-2017, 07:33 PM
    That's a 'centralizer ring' for shooting in a 45/70....
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    02-24-2017, 07:21 AM
    When you get a 'cup of loob grooves', do you have carry the cup upside down so the 'grooves' don't float out? Have you ever drank from that cup? What did it do to your....system? A few posts back I told you all I stored my extra loob grooves in...
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    02-24-2017, 07:03 AM
    My neighbor has tears in his eyes. His wife, whom he has taken care of for many years since a stroke, has pneumonia and has to go to a nursing home. Charlie is very sick also and worried about her. She is 91 but i don't know how old Charlie is. You...
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    02-23-2017, 10:54 PM
    Bic lighter may work but the problem is that they can be accidentally drained in a pack. The fancy Cabela's wind proof coil lighters (or other off brand coil lighters) will not fire above about 8000 ft no matter how many time you strike it. I keep...
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    02-23-2017, 09:50 PM
    Me too.
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    02-23-2017, 10:02 AM
    I'm thrilled you liked my post but worried about you because you understood it.....:p
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    02-23-2017, 06:26 AM
    Cornbread with real butter and mom's homemade blackberry jelly was hard to beat...The rest of the time, in it goes to whatever soup or chili!!! ( Heavily buttered when it goes in ham & beans..plain in chili...) ' Is it just me...or are shooters...
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    02-22-2017, 08:22 PM
    Do you remember group size?
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    02-22-2017, 07:47 PM
    Loob Grooves were rationed all thru WW2... The only supply was to grind unicorn horns on a cloudless, starless night... Not just any unicorns either... Had to be purple ones with 'Rudolph' red noses... This is the true start of that 'red nosed...
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    02-22-2017, 05:31 PM
    Which of those bullets shot the best? If I was to guess just on groove riding diameter vs length, I would say 225415 old style and 225462... If the diameters were correct, the RCBS 55 might work also... How far was I off? Dale
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    02-22-2017, 09:48 AM
    castalott replied to a thread Asking for prayers! in Our Chapel
    Sincere Prayers for Love, Mercy, Faith, Hope, Redemption, and Wisdom... Some People have hard lives, Lord... Mercy and Hope please... Amen Mercy to you, too, GhostHawk... Doing the right thing is not always easy...
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    02-21-2017, 08:08 PM
    Dang, All those cigars morfed into 22 shells, what a loss! I like the older boxes nice find.
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    02-21-2017, 02:36 AM
    castalott replied to a thread Prayer request in Our Chapel
    Sincere Prayers of Faith, Hope, Redemption, Love, Mercy, and Wisdom.... to all...
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    02-20-2017, 11:41 PM
    castalott replied to a thread YOU, sir, are a LIAR! in Our Town
    If fired exactly parallel (not really possible due to the curvature of the earth) to the ground the bullet will strike the ground in exactly the same length of time as a bullet dropped from the same height as the bore line. I had this very thing...
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    02-20-2017, 11:31 PM
    Dear Lord... More Sincere Prayers for Oroville and for our President. Bless and Protect them both. President Trump is attacked daily. Give him Strength ,Wisdom, and Courage. Lead us all down the Path you will.... Amen
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    02-20-2017, 10:23 PM
    Oh... A thought that eludes me at times... These groups improved using the Lee neck sizer. I used to think " That's just silly." But it wasn't the use of the Lee die that was silly. It was me! I have several 22 LR rifles that shoot wonderful....
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    02-20-2017, 12:23 PM
    w30wcf just proved my point. I knew there were many who have already figured this out. He did it back in 1992! We do have a different technology available to us today with the wondrous mold makers and the no lube groove needed lubes/coatings. Don't...
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    02-20-2017, 12:03 AM
    Wow... I was trying to size the bullet to fit the chamber...You are sizing the chamber to fit the bullet. I have often considered machining a 'leade' into the rifling just as you describe. Also, with this 'leade' you are well on your way IF...
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    02-19-2017, 09:32 PM
    P Flados... Here are a few of the bullets I have to play with....time is the short part. Some of these are from the reject pile... If I ever get time and the energy...and get the 222 project finished...
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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
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