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    10-21-2017, 11:50 AM
    Lead has in the past been available everywhere, but plastics and health scares have fixed that. Wheel weights, plumbing, roofing scrap etc are fast becoming a thing we read about, but can't find. If ya find some even at an exorbitant price, it may...
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    10-21-2017, 11:15 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread USPS Money orders in Our Town
    Why would you use a check or a big bill to buy a stamp? That's what banks are for. Besides you can buy stamps at groceries and even at some banks. You can even buy them from your local USPS carrier.
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    10-21-2017, 02:30 AM
    Posting elsewhere.
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    10-20-2017, 11:36 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Rude Surprise in Our Town
    After having the local Law to investigate ( 3 times), who was ringing my doorbell at 2-4 AM and disappearing, we discovered the bell button had become temperature sensitive and rang every time the temp dropped below 16*. The temp here rarely drops...
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    10-20-2017, 11:17 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread USPS Money orders in Our Town
    If they're not a bank, what are they doing selling you checks? Their rates are high, their service is lousy, their reputation for service has tanked. I never heard of taking the MO to a bank. If ya have an account at the bank, why not use a...
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    10-20-2017, 07:36 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread USPS Money orders in Our Town
    USPS MOs are a PITA on both ends. I only use them if no other payment is accepted. PP may be anti-gun, but at least on the buying end it's hassel free. For us that have to make a special trip to the PO it can be a real problem and if it is a...
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    10-20-2017, 12:39 AM
    sorry, double post. Browser locked up.
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    10-20-2017, 12:39 AM
    Way back in the day when the .40 Sqeak & Whistle was still new, a college buddy gave me the only personal firsthand account of being there when a Glock blew a case wall. He was working in the Gunsite smithy down in Arizona. Story was a dude in a...
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    10-19-2017, 05:38 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Black walnuts in Our Town
    My Granny made the absolute best black walnut cake I ever had. She only made it on special occassions and I never missed one. At least for me, accumulating enough to use cracking with a hammer, is a lost cause.
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    10-19-2017, 08:38 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread My Dad in In Remembrance
    Lost both my parents over 10 years ago while holding their hands, and both had lived long full lives, but the missing is forever. Alzheimer's robs both the patient and the family. Glad you had that last memory of him to cling to. Prayers sent...
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    10-17-2017, 09:06 PM
    Well, my recovered .38 and .45 boolits going from 700-850 fps keep all of their TAC-1 in the grooves out the barrel and through impact. Hitting a rock will knock it out or scrub it off. Even shooting at 100 ambient. No leading and 3-inch groups...
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    10-15-2017, 09:15 AM
    Any extra hardness gained by quenching the ingots will be lost when they are re-melted for casting. As long as you remember or note the alloy nothing is changed. Quenching could cause water inclusion in the shrinking ingots that might cause...
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    10-15-2017, 09:01 AM
    Thanks for the info, but I ordered several stems as replacements many years ago. At the (then) price I couldn't justify repairs. I did find that grinding a taper to the stem allowed easier use in small necks like 223.
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    10-14-2017, 10:01 AM
    Have you ever noticed how efficiently they deliver junk mail, circulars, and advertisements? Even political mailings magically appear.
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    10-14-2017, 09:55 AM
    Update: Shipping will be $7.00 I just want these to have a good home. Looking to downsize the stuff in the loading room. Reasonable offers entertained. Ridiculous offers are entertaining. I cut my teeth on shooting bullseye so mixed brass...
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    10-13-2017, 08:43 AM
    At .80/lb, any good lead, especially already in ingot form, is a real bargain. Especially if the scrapper will scan it and give you a read out.
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    10-13-2017, 08:27 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    If I die with bacon or country ham on my breath, you can bet the undertaker will have trouble getting the grin off my face. Both contribute salt to my diet, so thats one less thing to worry about. BTW I've got a country ham grin on right now. I...
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    10-13-2017, 01:55 AM
    If ya gather up any more, I'm interested in about half that. Or even only 500. Not sure I could be persuaded into a full 1,000. Just wanting to top off the supply.
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    10-13-2017, 01:50 AM
    Mixed between 1x and 2x fired. 181 R-P 58 Speer 50 Hornady 25-ish Win (I'm keeping the Winchester) and a bag of probably 100 mixed stuff: Blazer, "I", S&B, whatever. Haven't figured out shipping yet.
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    10-13-2017, 01:36 AM
    Well, I'm feeling vindicated. Been sayin' for years that the only reliable "pressure sign" is the bullet. As in how fast it's going. If yur gittin' much more speed than the manuals or QuickLOAD say you should be getting with safe pressures, you...
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    10-13-2017, 01:01 AM
    I'm one of those guys who wants only a pound of one, or a pound each of two or three, microwaxes to cook up some Soap Lube. Posts in the Lube forum indicate that blendedwaxes.com remains on the 10-lb minimum plan. So do we have nine other...
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    10-12-2017, 11:29 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread First time Grandpa in Our Town
    You have just began the rest of your life. The milestone is that big. You will change the way youu look at everything for the rest of your life. Congrats to you and the family. BTDT four times, but the first is special.
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    10-12-2017, 06:34 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    I take anything the learned Drs. say with a grain of salt. After all they are just practicing. As good as medicine seems to be, its only your Drs. SWAG when he advises you. That's why a second opinion is wise. As far as salt, it's necessary, ...
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    10-10-2017, 09:48 PM
    Grump replied to a thread WTS Wilson dies in Completed Deals
    And I see you had the sense to spell your state correctly. All three words.
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    10-09-2017, 04:31 PM
    An old thread indeed. New post brought me in. I don’t remember any item/catalog number but this sounds like their full wadcutters. But at least one comment is about SWCs. Being familiar with FWCs going sideways (literally) between 75-100 yards...
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    10-09-2017, 11:55 AM
    I still use the Thumblers Tumbler bought in the "70s and pins from STM. At one period I bought an additional STM unit due to volume processing. I always De-prime first, to avoid Berdan primers, and nested cases. 1/2-1 ts of Citric acid and two...
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    10-06-2017, 02:28 PM
    I'm very satisfied with the dies from Pat Marlin. (forum member)
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    10-04-2017, 09:09 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Getting old in Our Town
    Life is a terminal disease.
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    10-04-2017, 01:38 AM
    Well, I can now confirm that the casting/milling wax laying about my shop is indeed way too hard to use in an SL-68 style bullet lube. Too hard and crumbly to hand-lube for shooting experiments. Too high a melt point to heat up and hand-lube. So I...
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    10-03-2017, 06:02 PM
    They're afraid to think he might be one of them, and are building a wall with anything they can think of.
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    10-03-2017, 04:49 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Getting old in Our Town
    Like my Dad once said, "I'm beginning to think God forgot about me". "All my friends are already gone".
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    10-01-2017, 03:27 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Gonna be a Grampa in Our Town
    First time grand Parents are about to start the rest of their life. Nothing will ever be the same, and until it happens you simply can't imagine what it feels like.
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    10-01-2017, 09:14 AM
    I guess time spent sleeping is wasted, but I don't care to be around you when shooting if you haven't.
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    10-01-2017, 08:56 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Ruger forum dot com in Our Town
    Don't go where you don't feel welcome. Take negative criticism realistically and move on.
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    09-30-2017, 12:14 PM
    When and if I ever NEED to draw and fire in self-defense, what comes out of the barrel is of little consequence as long as it does the job. I'm only concerned with stopping a fight and walking away as unharmed as possible. The damage done to my...
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    09-30-2017, 11:47 AM
    Yep ! They got caught trying to stick it to us, and got stuck themselves. My Grandpaw always said, "What goes around comes around".
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    09-30-2017, 09:43 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread curious ? in Our Town
    30???? Here the accent can change from one side of town to the other.
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    09-30-2017, 09:21 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread House cleaner in Our Town
    When the Wife and I, both had full-time jobs and teenagers, I gladly paid a housekeeper to earn every cent and do us a favor at the same time. It allowed us to work overtime and keep our sanity while keeping things presentable without stress.
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    09-30-2017, 09:13 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Hard drive eraser? in Our Town
    The ram memory might be added to a newer PC and add to standard. Most have empty slots available. The HD with an external case becomes a backup memory when added to your new PC. Just because it is dated, means only it's proven it's self. There...
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    09-29-2017, 10:27 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread It's gone! in Our Town
    I now get to spend lots more time looking than doing. It's easier to ask somebody for help, cause they know where/can find my tools. Yesterday I remembered where my claw hammer was when I found the mayonnaise on the workbench, but then couldn't...
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    09-28-2017, 09:12 AM
    Shortcuts aren't as accurate and often take longer. Good light and magnification are the best answer.
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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