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    Yesterday, 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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    02-13-2018, 01:05 PM
    I am sorry but your fighting a losing battle. Took 35 years to get my son out of the house now have a granddaughter living with us. At least my son has grown up and now tries to help me and his mom. Grand daughter was going to help around the house...
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    02-10-2018, 12:21 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Remove Live Primers in Cast Boolits
    I have removed and reused thousands of primers and never gave it a thought. Did them the same as if they were fired. Not to sure what this says about my reloading? But am to cheap to let good primers go.
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    02-10-2018, 12:07 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Help please! in Custom Knife making
    Yep that's pretty much what's been happening. I am to far into this project cost and work it is a large set 22 knives I will keep going until I get it figured out. Thanks for all the help.
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    02-10-2018, 12:00 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Zeiss counterfeit scopes in Our Town
    Not sure about the same animal. As a lot of reviews say they work but not to expect Zeiss quality optics. They may be worth what you pay.
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    02-09-2018, 09:48 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Zeiss counterfeit scopes in Our Town
    Look on evil bay there are tons of them coming out of China. I've seen $900 dollar Zeiss scopes for $30 dollars. They also sell bridges to. Seems the chicoms will copy anything.
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    02-09-2018, 09:41 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Help please! in Custom Knife making
    Will give ideas a try on some scrap. I am not using a dishwasher on these knives. I do thank everyone for the ideas .
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    02-08-2018, 01:18 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Help please! in Custom Knife making
    I only hand wash these knives. But the finish dissolved any way. I do not want to use any type of stain as I bought the wood for its looks. Cross cut bocote is one of the prettiest woods I have seen. Made set of grips to a cz 50 and have a couple of...
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    02-07-2018, 11:54 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Help please! in Custom Knife making
    Thanks for the ideas I have some scraps left over will try some of your ideas to see what works.
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    02-07-2018, 03:59 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Help please! in Custom Knife making
    Thanks for the input I have just been hand washing them. Bocote is quite a nice wood it is sold on exotic wood sites. Let wife pick any wood she wanted for handle's and that is what she picked. I will try to learn how to add pics and show what it...
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    02-06-2018, 09:30 PM
    Made wife a set of kitchen knives. Came out pretty good for my first try. My problem is that I coated the handles ( made of bocote) with polyurethane and if washed the polyurethane seems to dissolve after a short time. Contacted minwax and was told...
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    02-06-2018, 08:43 PM
    This one is a bit over my head I just shoot em and clean em. After shooting em they are dirty not sure why thats just the way it works. Good luck trying to figure it out.
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    02-06-2018, 08:39 PM
    I have had high lead levels from casting and reloading not high enough to need meds ( 28). But had to quit handling lead for quite a while. Don't smoke eat or drink while casting or loading. Wear a mask while casting. Shower after casting session....
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    02-06-2018, 08:16 PM
    I may be the odd one out I don't believe the gov. Has the right to regulate the gun industry. The court has ruled it is an individual right . another court just ruled that Florida had to let fellons vote because it is there right. I just don't think...
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    02-06-2018, 08:01 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Off grid communities in Our Town
    That is the great thing about the us you can live as you want. As Thomas Jefferson said if it doesn't break my leg or pick my pocket why would I care. If you want to live off grid you are not a loon your an american living as you choose. As for me I...
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    02-02-2018, 08:46 AM
    You might try RX outreach. Are a nonprofit and meds are very cheap.( if you qualify financially I think it is $48,000 per couple . one of my prescriptions at Walmart was & 640 per month rxoutreach was 25.
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    02-01-2018, 10:25 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Man hunt in Our Town
    Been known to be a little strange myself. But try not to go to church and carry a gun on same day. Don't want to be labelled a cult. My mistake that was the last president.
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    01-30-2018, 11:06 PM
    Don't know bout powder coating but saw a fellow at the range set the handguard on a simi ak on fire and I do mean actual flames. I'd say that was a tad to hot!
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    01-30-2018, 10:41 PM
    Started out thinking one mold per caliber. Now have at least three per cal and some calibers as many as 10. Never thought it would go this far but I truly got the bug. Every time a new mold comes wife just gives me the look and shakes her head.
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    01-30-2018, 10:35 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Water quench or not in Cast Boolits
    I water quench all rifle and magnum pistol and air dry all other pistols. Very well make no difference it is just the way I started and see no reason to change. Not sure it makes any difference so experiment a little and see what works for you after...
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    01-30-2018, 03:41 PM
    Don't feel bad I find myself laughing more and more at myself. Maybe just getting old and forgetful . but like to think just getting a better since of humor
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    01-27-2018, 10:28 PM
    I always try to catch s&b primers at cabelas but it always seem they are out of stock until after the sale. I guess you can advertise any price if you don't have any.
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    01-27-2018, 09:55 AM
    have ordered a 3 ft tape so overlapping should not be a problem. did not realize that was all they heated (40 to 50) may not work. i keep using o rings pretty quick rcbs sends them free but would like to fix it so they would not keep getting...
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    01-26-2018, 11:22 PM
    Any one tried heat tape ( the kind for water lines) to heat a luger sizer? Bought a three foot heat tape and going to wrap it around rsbs lubematic and give it a try not sure it will work but for $6 going to give it a try. Just wondering if any one...
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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