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  • RED BEAR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:40 PM
    I use both check price with shipping and go with best price. I will say after dealing with there service dept. I am a big green customer for life!
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    03-14-2018, 10:11 PM
    I have had a couple encounters with hornady that's why I buy rcbs now. They have the best service of any company I have ever dealt with hands down!
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    03-14-2018, 10:06 PM
    The last time I got a visit the remains are still all over the ceiling of my garage the garage door and the wall my blazer got a pretty good shot as well . all curtsey of a inget with a hollow spot in the center that had water in it. All in gets...
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    03-14-2018, 09:59 PM
    Took years for me to get a phone without a cord still have 2 corded and 1 cordless no cell phone will ever be on me!!! Doubt want one won't have one. Wife has one for emergency. Would not tell her to get rid of it if I could. Count like talking on...
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    03-11-2018, 08:20 PM
    I bought roughy 1000# of reclaimed shot. There is a lot of waste because of the coating and a little more work. But it worked great for casting pretty bullets that come out at about 12 bnh when water dropped . little softer when air dropped but...
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    03-10-2018, 01:04 AM
    The worst experience I have had with USPS is when I mailed off my bills and more than 2 weeks later a neighbor 10 houses down brought all the payments I had mailed and said they were delivered to his house that day. My credit card company informed...
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    03-07-2018, 02:19 PM
    Blr mike I will admit I am lazy but I am not holier than though. I designed and built everything for NASA to military to private industry. And I never learned to spell. But whether someone can spell or use good grammar is not the end all as to how...
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    03-06-2018, 02:02 PM
    I use Frankford arsenal tumbler with corn cob and nufinish. When the black too gets to thick. I just soak the bowl in warm water and dishwashing liquid. Soak for half hour or so and it cleans up like new.
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    03-06-2018, 01:55 PM
    I am so sorry to hear this I know there is nothing I can say but I truly hope that the lord will help with your grief and I will keep you in my prayers.
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    03-06-2018, 01:44 PM
    Almost forgot to hickory you may want to check handloads.com stopping power. The 32 with the right loads has a higher percentage of one shot stops than a 38. It has been used for more than 100 years by police and military. Not to bad for something...
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    03-06-2018, 01:29 PM
    I load 32acp for a cz 50 I bought a lee mold 90 or 93 grn round nose and cut it down so there is only one lube groove . it worked out at 65 grn using reclaimed shotgun shot that cones out at 12 bnh when water dropped. Air dropping is softer but...
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    03-06-2018, 01:14 PM
    Alliant says 4.8 start and 5.3 load. You can check handloads.com they have a large data base. I personally am a little Leary of user submitted loads over what manuals call for but the loads from powder companies I don't have a problem with. You can...
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    03-06-2018, 01:01 PM
    Blrmike are you a postal worker. I can't spell ether thank god for spell check. My mail box is on the house by the door not on the road. The postal workers informed me that they count have to come to the door and take outgoing mail unless they have...
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    03-05-2018, 01:55 PM
    I can rember a time when you could depend on USPS. Now they are lucky they are not played what they are worth they would starve!!!
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    03-05-2018, 01:51 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread New Guy in Our Town
    Howdie glad to have you on board . I use a lot of Lee stuff it works great. And as far as being lazy I know my better half would say I could give you a run for your money. When I was working I used to say the easiest way to do a job is to let...
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    03-04-2018, 01:13 PM
    I love Lee products been using for more than 40 years. But I must say that after dealing with rcbs service department I have been using more of there products. And it is totally due to the service dept. And after dealing with hornady I have bought...
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    03-04-2018, 01:03 PM
    Amen to Wayne smith .I have molds that like 725 others like 750 and up others over 800. Those look pretty good to me and count be afraid to experiment the worst that can happen is they go back in the pot. Good luck and happy casting.
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    03-04-2018, 12:56 PM
    I still use a single pot save wheel weights and scrap until their is enough to make it worth while ( over 100# 200# is better). Then take apart and clean the pot well. Use wire wheel and fine wet dry paper. Put back together and cast. I have far...
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    03-04-2018, 12:38 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Time Off in Our Town
    This site is not depressing to me the news on the other hand is. Hope you are better.
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    03-04-2018, 12:08 PM
    At our range everyone is responsible for in forcing the rules. Not only would he be chewed out and possibly lose his membership but everyone on the line would get a good ear full you would not soon forget. You can't let one fool ruin it for everyone.
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    03-04-2018, 11:55 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Is it just me in Our Town
    I must admit that is just rude. Good thing capt Woodrow call ain't around.
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    03-04-2018, 11:53 AM
    My shooting skills are not such that I would save a target. Shoot pretty good when young. Eyes and arthritis in hands cured that. I mainly shoot 7 to 15 yards fast draw ( at least as fast as I can move these days) for self defence . as long as I can...
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    02-24-2018, 07:34 PM
    I snapped off the screw that holds the spruce plate on a Lee 32 two cavity mold while trying to shorten the bullet for 32 auto. It is one of the new style molds just drilled the screw out and kept going all the way through went to Lowes and bought a...
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    02-22-2018, 11:35 PM
    Also love Lee pots been using one for ten years or so works great.
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    02-22-2018, 11:31 PM
    Lot of good ideas. Being a bit of a pack rat I have some of this stuff around and will give some of it a try. Thanks for the help.
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    02-22-2018, 11:22 PM
    Just started using ppu brass and not having any problems at all. I always size all new brass.
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    02-18-2018, 01:27 PM
    I do not mind complaining when I don't like something! So I feel I must comment when things go good. I purchased a used set of rcbs 32 auto dies. They bulged the cases so they would not chamber in my gun. These were really old dies came it green...
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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