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    02-21-2019, 03:48 PM
    I avoid any risk of using public wi-fi by never doing any business on my phone or tablet. All business is conducted from home on a real computer with a secure protocol.
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    02-21-2019, 03:38 PM
    I wouldn’t classify it as “going out to dinner”; just eating so we didn’t have to fix anything at home. We’re retired and together most of the time. The following day we drove 650 miles, a drive we make every 2-3 weeks so we get plenty of together...
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    02-21-2019, 03:27 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Snow,snow and more snow in Our Town
    No snow at the new house in Texas but it’s been plenty wet. We drove from NM to Houston two days ago and the ground appeared saturated most of the way. We used the windshield wipers all the way. We bought the house in September and the yard has...
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    02-20-2019, 10:08 AM
    I’ll take it! PM sent!
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    02-20-2019, 03:09 AM
    SWBMO and I stopped in at an Applebee’s yesterday. We both got our phones out after chatting for a while. I checked and found that they had public Wi-Fi so we both got on it since the carrier signal was only fair. I tried to resume reading a...
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    02-20-2019, 02:52 AM
    Venti, You’ll probably find that very little has changed with regard to cast boolits over the years. The old posts will still be valid. Sure, there are some newer powders. Trail Boss comes to mind but the old standbys like Bullseye, Unique...
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    02-19-2019, 07:04 PM
    Another reason to use only .357 cases in a .357 is the carbon buildup ring. Someone I know loads even his powder puff loads in .357 cases to prevent building up carbon at the .38 mouth location. Powder puff loads build up carbon worse than hot...
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    02-19-2019, 09:11 AM
    What caliber?
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    02-18-2019, 09:55 AM
    That’s what mine is as well, but with a 1942 Springfield receiver. I love taking it to the range. It’s like taking your classic car out on a nice day and it usually attracts a lot of interest and questions. It also makes you realize how important...
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    02-17-2019, 08:36 PM
    Marine Tex, local boat supply store should have it or order it from Brownells!
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    02-16-2019, 02:32 PM
    Jon, I have a similar Havalon knife. I’ve gotten pretty good at keeping knives very sharp in the past few years. Dropped a Roma tomato on a blade a few days ago just to test my skills and the blade cut through the tomato. I can’t imagine getting...
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    02-16-2019, 01:48 AM
    They're getting hard to find but if you run across an old SAECO powder measure at a tolerable price BUY IT! I've had one for 15 years and I love it. I have a Little Dandy and it is great for small charges. I also have an RCBS Uniflow, a Lyman 55...
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    02-14-2019, 03:32 PM
    I was skeptical about the upper Lyman loads but the chronograph and the spent cases indicate a reasonable velocity and no signs of excessive pressure. I normally load for accuracy but for the SS-109 I just wanted good function and upper range but...
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    02-14-2019, 03:28 PM
    Larry, I believe you are correct regarding the 24" barrel length for Lyman testing. There is no information on the Hornady page about the test rifle. It's a page from the Hornady updates that have not been published in a book yet. Comparing...
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    02-14-2019, 04:24 AM
    Most of my shooting is with cast boolits but I just can't bring myself to cast those itty bitty boolits for my AR-15. I had purchased some time ago two bags of SS-109 steel core penetrators to load up and hope I never need. There were pitfalls...
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    02-13-2019, 11:58 PM
    With LED lights it's important to watch the color temperature of the lamps. The lower the color temperature, the warmer the light. A 3200°K light is the same color as a quartz halogen lamp. By the time you get to 5000°K or higher you're getting...
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    02-13-2019, 11:48 PM
    Agreed, worth much more as weights than as scrap lead if you can find a buyer. If you can't, do the muriatic acid test. As with everything else, dive equipment has come a long way since Mike Nelson and hard weights on a belt. Many scuba divers...
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    02-13-2019, 05:07 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread 9mm plunk test in Cast Boolits
    There is a specific SAAMI spec for the mouth diameter of the case. Measure it just a hair behind the mouth (.005"-.010") to avoid any burr that might be at the mouth of the cartridge. It is 0.380" or 9.65 mm. I measure the case mouth diameter for...
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    02-13-2019, 03:26 PM
    It is just plain silly to want your gun to stay clean and have less smoke. I was told that on this forum several years ago when I posed a question looking to reduce smoke when shooting USPSA. Apparently the respondent fired a single shot rifle and...
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    02-13-2019, 02:57 PM
    We drive by the Casita factory pretty regularly. It always puts a smile on my face to see all of those cute little trailers lined up around the plant. As with some of the other posts, for 18-1/2 years I had a job that I really loved and it paid...
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    02-13-2019, 04:11 AM
    Congratulations on an unforgettable day. Sure wish I could take Dad shooting. He's still with us, 85 years old and his mind and health are great other than the arthritis that has damaged his hands so badly that he struggles with a knife and fork. ...
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    02-12-2019, 06:14 PM
    I can’t make you one for $2.32!
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    02-12-2019, 05:08 PM
    I have a can of 231 with the conical top and smaller lid, still using the powder in it.
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    02-12-2019, 05:07 PM
    I have cans like both of those. Actually, the FFFF is full. They aren't the oldest but they do look cool above the cabinets in the reloading room. I noticed a $2.60 price tag on a can of smokeless while packing up all of my powder a couple of...
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    02-12-2019, 05:02 PM
    What really got the 6.5 Creedmoor going was that Hornady match grade ammunition is readily available. I know of long range competition shooters that have nice reloading facilities but they buy their 6.5 CM ammo. As said, ballistically it's very...
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    02-12-2019, 04:11 PM
    Ugh! Started getting the reloading room ready to move to the new house. Packed up most of the powder, delaying the 748 and Unique to the last so I can stockpile some .223 and .38 rounds. Got to powder coat the .38s so I can load them up. I may...
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    02-11-2019, 11:12 PM
    I called Pyramid and they sent my to Umarex, but thanks for the lead!
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    02-11-2019, 03:43 PM
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    02-10-2019, 01:43 PM
    If you make a V shape with the pipe ( spin out chamber)in the middle with the whole thing vertical you can catch all of your boolits in a 5 gallon bucket under the pipi! I saw this design at an indoor range I sold boolits to when I was a...
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For the most part I shoot handgun combat. I use a 1911 and a Dawson built STI Edge in .40 S&W.
New Mexico/Baytown Texas
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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