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    Yesterday, 12:18 PM
    Also, since we are talking about cutting/gathering firewood. I cut most of my firewood at a municipal compost site. The city will cut and drag whole trees from the boulevards or parks to the compost site and just leave them for people to cutup and...
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    Yesterday, 12:09 PM
    I thought a Face cord is 1/3 of a full cord ? full cord = 4'x4'x8' face cord = 16"x4'x8' (as sold in MN). BTW, almost all sellers in MN advertise face cord (also nicknamed a fireplace cord) and the going rate is around $125
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    10-21-2018, 10:46 PM
    I would think it would be quite rare for a "mostly filled case do better" ...about the only time it would, is when you have a load of position sensitive powder where the load is less then 50% of case capacity.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 09:48 PM
    It depends on the Hotplate, Most old ones are 1500W and it should be run on it's own circuit. Two Lee pots (6 amps each) will be fine having both on one circuit. That's my 2
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    10-19-2018, 10:19 PM
    "Home stretch" Great ...looks like it's time for me to jump in. I'm in for 2 HBG
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    10-19-2018, 09:50 PM
    I do as skeettx outlines above... Except I have previously clicked "Save search preferences" at bottom of screen, so it's just two clicks of the mouse to search the threads I've posted in, that have new activity. Which is nice, because I do this...
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    10-19-2018, 11:05 AM
    Just a heads up ...Be careful... if you decide to add a hotplate to your casting setup. Because a 16 gauge extension cord is a bit light to run both (Lee pot and a 1000+ watt hot plate), actually a 14 gauge is probably a bit light as well. My hot...
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    10-19-2018, 10:47 AM
    Yes to the Craftsman... Last month, a neighbor moved out, he had a pile of 'free' stuff by the curb. One item was a old craftsman table saw...I must have looked at it for an hour, but choose not to take it (I have too much stuff as it is)...and...
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    10-18-2018, 04:18 PM
    I don't recall exactly what OAL my Ruger 9e prefers when I use with the Lee 358-125-RF, but I do recall it wasn't at the crimp groove. Just assemble a some dummy rounds with various OAL and then do a plunk test with your gun, to find your OAL. ...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 11:41 AM
    My 2, I would steer clear of anything over 250gr in a 44 Mag Levergun that has a 1:38 Twist barrel. While some have had success with heavies, I have not...maybe it's me? BUT, since you have the mold, load some of your AC COWW boolits with a...
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    10-17-2018, 11:25 AM
    I have to ask if the "hint of red dust, but just a hint", was actually an early indication of propellant break down or just some iron oxide from being stored in a steel can that had some internal surface rust? Years ago, I purchased a very old...
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    10-16-2018, 09:26 PM
    Made some tonight. Great Northern Beans in chicken stock with a couple chicken thighs. some onion, red bell peppers and one jalapeno.
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    10-16-2018, 10:53 AM
    I moved your thread.
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    10-16-2018, 10:22 AM
    I've seen vintage collections of half-jackets for sale in the S&S section on occasion. I don't know of anyone manufacturing and selling them? Here are a couple threads with some info on making them. ...
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    10-15-2018, 10:39 AM
    Optics Planet has the 311 in stock.
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    10-14-2018, 02:30 PM
    If I were to experiment with exotic boolits, I wouldn't use any for self-defense and I wouldn't sell any and I wouldn't use any while hunting game where a license is required. The bulk of the laws pertaining to such, are written around those...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:36 PM
    why would you want to blend Aluminum and lead? I've heard of others casting Zinc cannon balls. If I didn't want to reinvent the wheel? I'd use Zinc.
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    10-13-2018, 09:55 PM
    When I make dry Beans (pintos or navy or cowpeas), I use a regular pressure cooker and add the correct amount of water and do the quick soak version in the pressure cooker (2 minutes at Pressure). After I drain the beans after the quick soak, I run...
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    10-13-2018, 11:17 AM
    If you have the correct Mill bit, it is very easy. Ranch Dog offered that service on his molds when he was selling 6 cav Lee customs in his designs...I have one 41 mag 155gr RF mold from him that had the GC shank Milled for PB. If this mold is...
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    10-13-2018, 10:40 AM
    I agree, and am glad the two I own were purchased when they were valued under $1k BUT...Be patient, while I don't think the 'online' prices will go down much for older nice 57 and 657 and 58, I do think, that since there is a GOP president and...
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    10-13-2018, 10:27 AM
    Shark Tank :holysheep Since others are suggesting some 'far-out' ideas, I'll throw that one out there ;) LOL :p :lovebooli
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    10-13-2018, 10:23 AM
    I have not...I do plan to transfer it to Capital One and keep it, as it has a large credit limit...but I doubt it'll get much use, other than for credit report purposes. I have a couple other accounts with Capital One and have the online...
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    10-13-2018, 10:16 AM
    Some years ago, I bought a unfired S&W Model 25-3 125th Anniversary Commemorative in presentation box (made in 1977?), 45 colt. It was beautiful, but had WAAAAY oversized throats, like .455 and they each varied more than they should. I re-sold it...
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    10-13-2018, 10:02 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    While I haven't had my coffee yet...I'm not even into this cortisone shot 24 hours yet, as the Doc said it'll feel great in the first few hours, due to a numbing agent...and it did, but the real effect may take 2 to ten days...and this morning, it...
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    10-13-2018, 09:50 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    Speaking of different procedures/injections...I don't recall the name or many of the details, but my friend had something like Tennis elbow, caused at work, by lifting/adjusting heavy rolls of paper above head level. He had a procedure that removed...
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    10-13-2018, 12:02 AM
    I am not a fan of RCBS dies, due to their internal groove that can catch a GC. But the few I have had, all fit and worked in my Lyman 45. I've never owned a RCBS LAM. Also, check prices at Optics planet for Lyman dies. some of the sizes are...
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    10-12-2018, 04:11 PM
    Well, I wish you the best! FYI, I recently seen a documentary on Tabasco and Avery Island There is secrecy and security (to say the least) involved with name brand hot sauces. https://www.tabasco.com/visit-avery-island/
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    10-12-2018, 03:53 PM
    One possible problem...as least for us in MN. Depending on where you live and how consistent you climate is, Growing hot peppers can be challenging...they need a fairly long hot season. Some years, we in southern MN can produce Hot peppers, some...
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    10-12-2018, 03:41 PM
    I can't say anything about the 45-70 BUT... When I was ready to buy a 41 Mag Henry, I looked at the Brass one and the Steel. The brass rifle felt far heavier, but it sure was pretty. Since I bought it for shooting and possibly critter control, I...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 12:54 PM
    Here are a couple old threads with suggestions http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?37734-How-to-melt-antimony http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?194920-Does-anyone-have-the-antimony-man-instructions I think...
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    10-12-2018, 12:46 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    The tear is suspected, they'd need to do a MRI to confirm it's actually torn. Scoping it would be discussed after an MRI. Honestly, they gave me the choice today on what to do, ...I chose an injection and see how that goes.
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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