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  • RED BEAR's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 09:28 PM
    I only have one pot so it is used for casting and melting wheel weights and scrap. It is only a couple screws and nuts that hold it in. Just take it out and use wire brush and drill to clean most of crud and sandpaper to finish it off it only takes...
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    07-18-2018, 09:21 PM
    I water drop all the time for magnums and long guns .the one time I had a problem was when water splashed into a large cavity mold and when I went to pour the next bullet the lead exploded out of mold causing me to spill the ladle full of lead...
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    07-17-2018, 11:22 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Targets in Our Town
    i hate to admit it but smallest one you can see at 50 yards would be about the sizr of a trashcan lid. i do see a little better that far out with my coke bottle mr magoo glasses but they are not safty glasses and can't be worn at our range. although...
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    07-16-2018, 10:40 PM
    it was my understanding most mold makers will not copy someone else's bullet. if you find one that will i would appreciate leting me know who i would love to have one for the original 38 hydra shok. it was 130 gr semi wad cutter with the hydra shok...
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    07-16-2018, 04:59 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Lyman must hate me in Cast Boolits
    i would say get your money back and try an mp mold. easier to use cast great and multi cavity. absolutely love mine. although i don't have a problem with lyman molds.
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    07-16-2018, 04:48 PM
    have you seen the sizeof the data storage unit they are building out west. there is estimated to be enough storage to collect all key strokes texts monitary transactions and phone calls for a very long time . and for those who say they don't...
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    07-15-2018, 05:00 PM
    russians used them for sniper rifles. they are very accurate.
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    07-15-2018, 04:57 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Today's kids in Our Town
    i have a great relationship with my son. and he only got spankings not beatings except for the one time when he was 17 and said very bad things to his mom ( along the lines of intercourse yourself female dog) . he thought he could get away with it...
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    07-15-2018, 04:42 PM
    bangerjim i am right there with you. bought a thermometer for melting wheel weights. not real sure i needed it for that. bullets come out just fine from first to last one cast!
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    07-15-2018, 04:32 PM
    gun stores in my area all do it. i guess you could refuse but your not buying a gun around here without it. the way i look at it is its a gov id they already have it. i see a lot on the news they id someone with facial recognition where do you think...
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    07-15-2018, 06:47 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Texas Drivers in Our Town
    texas has no corner on them they are everywhere. i can't believe the way people drive. i have been cursed at for stopping at a stop sign slowing to let someone merge doing the speed limit ( always stay in slow ane when on the inters ). had one...
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    07-14-2018, 07:49 PM
    whatever you carry i would think any 357 load would work pretty well. i plan on getting a 357 fo carry in the future but i am on a tight budget and prefer a three inch barrel there is just too much vel loss in a 2 inch barrel.
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    07-14-2018, 07:35 PM
    i have never seen the need to control the temp to this degree. i also use lee pots and a variety of molds some like a hotter melt than others but i see no difference in + or minus 50 degrees. i have to agree with bangerjim just use commonse if it...
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    07-14-2018, 07:16 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Today's kids in Our Town
    my dad made all the paddles for the local schools ( boards of education ) and knew all the school staff since he worked for the school system. anytime i got a spanking at school i had the same to look forward to when i got home. and being a pretty...
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    07-14-2018, 07:01 PM
    sounds like a plan to me.
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    07-14-2018, 03:20 PM
    the only problem i have with rcbs is that i feel guilty to keep getting free wear parts i tried to pay for them but was told that they had no way to accept payment and they were small parts and they would just send me some. i will always check rcbs...
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    07-14-2018, 03:09 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Today's kids in Our Town
    i see the way some kids behave to day and all i can think is what a wonder a few good but whoppings would do for them. i will admit my son got very few whoppings he knew that it was a possibility and acted accordingly. i know there are a lot of...
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    07-14-2018, 02:58 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Coffee in Our Town
    gave up smoking gave up drinking but a man has to draw a line somewi and this is it .i refuse to give up my coffee. i have cut back from three to four pots a day to four cups. but thats all i can do!!
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    07-13-2018, 08:41 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Today's brunch in Our Town
    i wish i could still eat like that. very envious!!!
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    07-12-2018, 02:05 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Kimmy ha a tummy ache in Our Town
    smokeywolf i love dogs more than most humans. they truely are mans best friend!
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    07-10-2018, 07:39 PM
    the new pachmires helped a lot the factory grips were just too small. i really like to practice with what i plan to carry. for milder practice i like my 44 spec.
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    07-10-2018, 07:36 PM
    you might try ebay i see them there all the time thats where i got mine.
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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