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    Today, 12:39 PM
    dragon813gt replied to a thread Weight Sorting? in Cast Boolits
    I donít own a 25 caliber but I will assume itís close to 22 caliber which means a pain. The less weight variation the better. 1 grain is 1.1% difference. So youíd be sorting to +-0.5 grains from a median. If you have a digital scale you can...
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    Today, 11:48 AM
    dragon813gt replied to a thread Weight Sorting? in Cast Boolits
    Pistol or rifle? Target or general plinking? Use case matters quite a bit. In general the lighter the bullet the less weight variance to strive for. 1 grain difference for an 89 grain bullet is a higher percentage than a 500 grain bullet. ...
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    Today, 10:46 AM
    dragon813gt replied to a thread Carnauba Red Lube in Cast Boolits
    Thereís two options emergency switching lubes. Remove all of the old lube first. Or put a new stick in and have a mixed lube until all of the old has worked its way out. When the lubes used require different heat you have a large mess on your...
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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    I have SK tools that have been manufactured in the last couple years and find they are of good quality. This includes wrenches, sockets and screwdrivers. Whatever problems they might have had in the past seems to have been corrected.
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    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Iím not a vehicle mechanic so a Snap-On truck doesnít stop by my house weekly. I most likely would have invested at a young age if I had access to Snap-On. But I didnít so I buy whatís available. Most of my basic tools are made up of Kobalt,...
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    Yesterday, 05:35 PM
    The story is that the company has changed hands a few times. Today's offerings seem very good in quality. You are going to pay 2-3 times as much for SK as for a similar item from Tekton or Gearwrench, but much less that you will for a Snap-on...
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    Yesterday, 03:01 PM
    Huh, Craftsman does not list wrenches on the made in USA section on their website. Did you buy new old stock? SK used to make the Craftsman Professional wrenches (high polish) at one time. They are nice wrenches.
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    Yesterday, 01:17 PM
    I don't think this has happened yet. There are plans in place to bring some Craftsman tool manufacturing to the US.
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    09-21-2020, 05:24 PM
    You might want to check out Tekton. These tools are made in the US and Taiwan. You can buy directly from Tekton.com. They give you free shipping and a 10% credit of your purchase for future shopping sprees. I have gotten all my orders within...
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    09-21-2020, 02:05 PM
    The answer depends on how one interprets the Bible's meaning of death.
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    09-21-2020, 08:15 AM
    I try to buy from them when I can. But their shipping costs usually prevent it. They end up getting large orders from me because they usually have everything I need in stock. But if itís one item Amazon usually gets the sale. I understand that...
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    09-20-2020, 08:36 PM
    At 11.5 grains you are at 33,994 psi according to Quickload. This is in warning territory. Velocity is 1221 fps. That charge is a 114.2% fill so itís certainly compressed. If you worked up to this load w/ a chronograph you can compare...
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    09-20-2020, 05:50 PM
    If you give me the case length, bullet length and cartridge over all length I can run it in Quickload. I donít trust the predictions for straight wall cases like I do w/ bottle necks but we can call the prediction a sanity check. I ran it w/...
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    09-20-2020, 10:08 AM
    dragon813gt replied to a thread Lead Free Primers in Cast Boolits
    Fiocchi heavy metal free primers have a fifteen year shelf life. Thatís what a search said. But I seem to remember the shelf life being shorter in the past, like eleven years. Or I could be wrong on that and itís always been fifteen years. ...
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    09-19-2020, 11:06 PM
    UPS dropped off a lot of work today. The last of the brass is in the tumblers now. I should have broken out the cement mixer but I didnít have enough dirty media for initial cleaning. Didnít want to kill that much new media. Not looking...
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    09-19-2020, 07:41 PM
    dragon813gt replied to a thread Microsoft Edge in Our Town
    Opera is owned by a Chinese company if you werenít aware. I stopped using it when it was sold to them sometime around 2015-2016.
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    09-19-2020, 06:51 PM
    All they have to do is add an ďin stockĒ filter to their site. This is very easy to do in most cases. Theyíre either lazy or want you to spend more time on their site. Powder Valley badly needs this filter. Wasted to much time trying to find...
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    09-19-2020, 06:41 PM
    The tool in question is a uniformer designed to cut the bottom of the pocket square. Itís really a waste of time and effort w/ the 44 Mag. Itís not a benchrest gun that youíre trying to squeeze everything you can out of it. And w/ new Starline...
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    09-19-2020, 04:26 PM
    Itís not curious at all. Lee makes entry level molds that leave a lot to be desired. We live in the golden age of custom molds. I donít own any commercial molds anymore. Theyíre all custom and a joy to cast with. They will also outlast a Lee...
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    09-19-2020, 11:04 AM
    Didnít use mold release when I had Lee molds. That being said it was a happy day when I sold off my last Lee mold. They got me started and for that I am eternally grateful.
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    09-19-2020, 07:08 AM
    Brand new Starline brass likes to gall. They send it to you completely clean, and I mean completely. A trip through a tumbler w/ some NuFinish or some case lube before sizing fixes the problem. Itís the only time Iíve had galling problems.
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    09-18-2020, 04:57 PM
    Fine walnut blasting media. This was dirty range pickups, outside so some were muddy, after an overnight run. I have a wet tumbler setup and ultrasonic cleaner. To much work and time for no increased accuracy on target.
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    09-18-2020, 04:52 PM
    You want fine. Iíd try what you have on hand. Worse case is that it takes longer to polish it. I use fine walnut blasting media from Harbor Freight. $1 a pound before the 20% off coupon. I used to run it in a cement mixer and needed a lot of...
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    09-18-2020, 03:39 PM
    dragon813gt replied to a thread Microsoft Edge in Our Town
    Assuming heís running Pihole which is network wide advertising and tracking blocker. It doesnít come preinstalled on a Pi so no one gets confused. You have full control of what talks ďoutĒ of your network. And youíd be amazed how many devices...
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    09-17-2020, 08:17 PM
    Iíve had zero luck w/ any spray on lubes and bottle neck rifle cases. And Iím not running them through a feeder. I know many do it and I wish I could get it to work w/ 223. But I grew tired of sticking cases. Went back to mink oil, lanolin, and...
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    09-17-2020, 07:57 PM
    Annealed some brass. Of course it didnít go smoothly. Havenít used it in awhile and the tip didnít work. Somehow I had a second one, installed it but had some issues w/ flame length varying. This effected the process and I know I overheated...
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    09-17-2020, 05:50 PM
    dragon813gt replied to a thread Microsoft Edge in Our Town
    The new Edge is actually Chromium. Microsoft uses the base code, which is open source, and adds the feature they want. Both Chrome and Brave do the same thing. Chrome is a memory hog and I donít want it reporting back to Google on everything I...
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    09-17-2020, 12:28 PM
    For what itís worth I donít trust QL predictions w/ straight wall cases. But Iím sick and not working so here you go. This is out of a 16Ē barrel. 6.0 - 21,164 PSI - WELL OVER MAX 6.2 - 22,649 PSI - WELL OVER MAX If you trust the...
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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