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    Yesterday, 09:08 AM
    1. I use a 3 & 1/2 cubic Harbor Freight Cement Tumbler to tumble brass - but I dry Tumble in it using Corn Cob media. Have not used Stainless Pins and liquid tumbling in it. 2. I bought a 1 & 1/4 cubic Harbor Freight Cement Tumbler, and left...
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    Yesterday, 08:59 AM
    A lady with beautiful smile. Prayer for comfort and pain relief sent. GW
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    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    rancher1913: Have collected, cleaned in ultrasonic, and stored both 22Mag and 17HMR over the last few years (I use to make heavy .224's). I pick up whats at the two ranges I belong to each time I go, so I have accumulated bit. How much do...
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    Yesterday, 08:53 AM
    Goatwhiskers replied to a thread Lord help us in Our Chapel
    AMEN!! and thanks Charlie. GW
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    Yesterday, 08:53 AM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread .224 55gr FMJ-BT in Casting Equipment
    The RCBS and NOE molds require gas checks if cast and lubed. If you are going to Powder Coat; then you will have to give it a try and see. For me, I still gas check all the Cast Rifle Boolits I Powder Coat.
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    06-18-2018, 01:37 PM
    +1 And shooting .38 spl makes them fun and relatively inexpensive as well. Can even start a young shooter on one with downloaded ammunition.
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  • dverna's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 01:32 PM
    Good thinking under stress! Prayers for you and all.
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    06-18-2018, 01:29 PM
    Prayers for her and the family
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    06-18-2018, 08:17 AM
    Goatwhiskers replied to a thread Prayers asked... in Our Chapel
    Thanks to the Lord. He was moving before we could even ask. GW
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  • dverna's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 09:08 PM
    All guns are fun to shoot except those with heavy least for me. We shoot more .38’s in the lever actions and 9mm in the pistols than the other calibers. And they are cheap to cheap as well.
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    06-17-2018, 08:03 PM
    shaper replied to a thread You might be a redneck... in Our Town
    I have my grandfathers billy club. He walked a beat in Savannah in the early 40s.
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    06-17-2018, 08:46 AM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Fedex failed claim in Our Town
    GPS can be either direct broadcast feed from the satellite constellation (The type of GPS one finds in Garmin products for hunting/fishing/etc.), or a GPS feed linked from the Cell Tower systems of your cellular phone, in which case the Cell towers...
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    06-16-2018, 10:07 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread .224 55gr FMJ-BT in Casting Equipment
    This is what Leadmelter is referring to:
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  • Goatwhiskers's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 08:51 PM
    You might be one if you vacuum the bed instead of washing the sheets. GW
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 07:58 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread .224 55gr FMJ-BT in Casting Equipment
    Dryb2860: Your question is confusing. FMJ is an abbreviation for Full Metal Jacket. 1. If you want to make Jacketed Bullets, then you will need swaging dies. You can learn more about Swaging Jacketed Bullets on this site in the...
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    06-16-2018, 03:31 PM
    My method is to rub a little JPW with a rag right up to the edge of the crack. This is to keep the excess epoxy from sticking to the wood. Then working from the inside use a pocket knife blade to spread the crack. Using regular Acraglas apply a...
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    06-16-2018, 03:15 PM
    Goatwhiskers replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    Guess I'm missing out on a lot of fun. Those on the land line get an answering machine, they never leave a message, except the IRS one a couple of times. My cell if I don't know the area code I don't even bother. Those that have spoofed a land...
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    06-13-2018, 09:43 PM
    Goatwhiskers replied to a thread Smiling in Our Chapel
    That's what I love about finding this place, we can share our burdens and support one another. It really helps, plus as I said a while back the power of prayer is tremendous. Nowadays I get up in the morning and immediately give thanks for a new...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    06-13-2018, 08:56 AM
    You sold the best one. Not what you want to hear is reality. I got my dies from lathesmith nice quality and fair price.
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    06-11-2018, 10:34 PM
    Richard, GO to the doctor. I know how you feel worrying about whether he'll find something seriously wrong and at best wind up taking a handful of pills every day for the rest of your life, at worst changing your entire life style. The last is...
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    06-11-2018, 10:22 PM
    I hear all that you said, have felt the same way about most of those myself. Thing is you need to stop and take a good hard look at yourself, have a talk with God about the situation, and turn the whole thing over to Him. You can't sit back and do...
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    06-10-2018, 09:24 PM
    Just load it using 300 Savage load data and you will not have any problems. Don't believe a critter or paper will know the difference between a 300 Savage load and the 308 win. I have one and that is what I am doing.
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    06-10-2018, 09:17 PM
    Although yours was a serious post; it reminds me of my Dad and Mom having a rough week back in the early 1960's. Money was real tight back then; and when Dad "Bought Mom a used Browning A-5 Sweet 16" the week before Quals Season opened, Mom was...
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    06-10-2018, 02:57 PM
    74 years ago yesterday SSG Walter Ehlers earned the Medal of Honor. His older brother Roland never made it off the beach. Both men were heroes worth venerating. 65 years ago today 1st Sgt Ola Mize earned the Medal of Honor.
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    06-10-2018, 01:25 PM
    every commercial caster makes a clone of the keith. they've been killing deer pretty effectively for well over half a century. the thompson 240 grain with a gas check is also an excellent design. Seeing how you have limited control over fit or...
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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