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    Today, 02:12 PM
    Back when I was shooting Bullseye with a 45ACP I did test different crimps on my cast loads for accuracy. .468" on the 45 worked best for me. If I remember correctly that is about .004 total crimp. I have never tested any of my 9mm.
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    Today, 08:35 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread please say a prayer in Our Chapel
    well I spent about an hour talking this over with her. She says she made a big mistake and is glad she didn't die. She said shes willing to go through any program the doctors recommend so that's at least a start. She said that is tough and shes had...
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    Today, 08:27 AM
    Like I said ive casted THOUSANDS of good bullets out of ww and even pure lead with no tin and if you have you lead temp and mold temp right you don't need any tin. By the way I don't know if you plan on casting with that super hard alloy or using it...
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    Today, 08:10 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    Mary I once freaked out a liberal tourist up here (we have lots of them) We were heading to camp one fall day a few years back and got about 5 miles out of town and saw a range rover pulled over on the side of the road and a deer laying in the road....
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    Today, 04:57 AM
    Rifles or semi-auto handguns?
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    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    The 6.5 Creedmoor and now the 6 Creedmoor are the current flavor of the month. It is a very good cartridge and for some application it is one of the better ones. That being said nothing magical about it. If not for the Tactical rifle...
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    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    SASS does not require NON stainless firearms.
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    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Primer Prices... in Cast Boolits
    I place about 4 orders a year with them. Just received 40 pounds of CFE and 10K primers. Ordered on Friday received on Tuesday. Longest I have ever had was two days processing time before shipping. During last panic they were claiming they were...
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    Yesterday, 08:36 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Bacon Shrimp in Cookin' Recipe's
    that I will try!!
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    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Headlights in Our Town
    I agree. it might help a bit IF your lenses haven't already yellowed but once the sun does the damage that causes them to discolor it usually damaged much deeper then these magic potions will cure. Even if they look better on the surface damage is...
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    Yesterday, 08:28 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    I just carry a handgun that small enough for consealed carry. My truck has a glock 29 in it and the jeep has a shield 40 in the glove box. there small enough that if I'm not carrying that day and go somewhere I feel I should I can just strap them...
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    Yesterday, 08:20 AM
    adding tin to get higher bhn isn't economically feasible. To get to about what air cooled ww is your going to have to go somewhere around 10-1 to 15-1 and at 10 bucks a lb for lead it gets expensive fast. 2 percent tin to pure lead isn't going to...
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    Yesterday, 08:03 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread please say a prayer in Our Chapel
    thank you for all of your prayers. I think they may have worked. We went there yesterday and she was awake. She recognized family members and could nod her head in response to questions. She still has the breathing tube in because she isn't...
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    Yesterday, 07:35 AM
    my dad retired for federal civil service. He had worked it most of his life other then 4 years in the service and a year or two at various jobs. some that didn't pay in. When he retired he did not have enough quarters to qualify. What he did was...
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    Yesterday, 03:19 AM
    I don't know what the history of M1906 ammo was. Interesting Shot a bunch of it when I was a kid. I don't remember what years but there was a bunch of 1918
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    10-18-2017, 09:40 PM
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    10-18-2017, 09:05 PM
    H335 has been my go to powder. Still is with 40 grain bullets but I tried 8 pounds of CFE 223 this year for prairie dogs and 55's. Really liked the increased velocity and accuracy was the same to so I ordered a bunch more CFE 223. I never could...
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    10-18-2017, 02:05 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Buffalo hunt in Hunting with CB's
    My high school friend has about 500 buffalo. They don't do hunts but the do slaughter a bunch. With a properly placed head shot it doesn't take much of a caliber. Things can get interesting if the shot placement isn't proper.
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    10-18-2017, 11:04 AM
    I left a lot of cars with high speed tire vibration!
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munising Michigan
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Lead lineman for the power company.


Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better


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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