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    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    "humidity" Yeah, I should have added, not much humidity in the air that day...probably a big factor.
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    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    it was one of the group buy "BIG Lights" here. It is crazy bright, I don't recall the number of lumins...1500? maybe more? About half the size of a 6 D cell Maglight, lights up the nighttime backyard, like it's daylight. I am generally pretty...
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    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    I spent nearly $200 for one of my flashlights (included charger and extra batts)...but it doesn't keep ice for very long
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    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
    This thread has some interesting timing, at least for me :p I recently loaded a batch of 9mm cast boolit ammo. I used Unique...now unique is notoriously a dirty burner...add some boolit lube and it's smoky. But I had a different experience with...
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    Yesterday, 01:37 AM
    it all depends. What do they look like, it you have an eye for detail, you can see a lot of warning flags just by looking at a loaded cartridge...and how they are packaged and labeled. If they look great, then how well do you know the person that...
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    03-21-2017, 01:12 PM
    I think Lee has changed their customer service actions in the last couple years. I use lots of Lee equipment, and have had a cuople instances of parts failing. Anyway, a few years ago, you could just email via their "contact form" on their...
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    03-21-2017, 01:03 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread value of guns in Our Town
    I use gunbroker ...they always make me broker :(
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    03-21-2017, 01:00 PM
    The 12th Annual Garlic Festival will be August 12th, 2017 McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, MN 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Adults: $5, Kids under 12: free $1 Parking per vehicle http://www.sfa-mn.org/garlicfest/
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    03-21-2017, 12:52 PM
    I heat my citric solution in a designated crock pot (no longer used for food), to near boiling, Beeswax would melt. You could try using a cold solution, it doesn't work as fast. Personally, I wouldn't fart around with that 30 yr old ammo, if it's...
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    03-21-2017, 12:43 PM
    Have you used this 452 Die before? if not, maybe someone lapped it out? Also, the 270 is a long boolit (I have a GB clone mold), if you aren't pushing the boolit all the way down into the sizing portion of the die, the drive band will not be...
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    03-21-2017, 11:31 AM
    hickey, welcome to the forum. If you need a 'perfect cut', I'd look for a local manufacturer, which makes things from sheet metal. Then have them use a hydraulic Shear. But, if you have a steady hand, jsizemore's suggestion should work too.
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    03-21-2017, 11:24 AM
    The Minnesota Garlic Festival is a short drive away, I always go to it. They've had Garlic Ice cream every year...Good Stuff. The festival is pretty popular these days, so it draws a large diverse crowd. But when it first started out, years ago,...
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    03-21-2017, 10:51 AM
    PM sent
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    03-21-2017, 10:36 AM
    I have one 30 cal mold that makes a slightly over sized GC shank. I have a couple of old boxes of Hornady 30 cal GCs...they fit fine. I have bought new Hornady GCs (in the shiney boxes) and they are a bugger to seat on the fat shanked boolits, but...
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    03-20-2017, 03:17 PM
    I use to have a MR Baby Eagle in 40 (the SIL has it now), that has a polygonal barrel that measured .4025 I had lots of troubles with lead fouling, til I got a custom .403 sizer die and a NOE mold 402-160-RN, which drops a boolit just under .403...
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    03-20-2017, 01:12 PM
    I stumbled onto this photo ...and just felt like sharing. My Dad on the left, his sister and Bro on the right of the puppy. circa 1937. Their home farm in Hoffman, MN.
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    03-20-2017, 12:58 PM
    I don't think you are alone. I did a swap years ago, in a package which I had hoped to receive 1x 44 mag brass, BUT I received a mix of of empty cases, primed cases, live ammo...in both 45 colt and 44 mag ...I'm not sure what the fellow was...
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    03-20-2017, 12:24 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Lube question in Cast Boolits
    "a little piece missing" I think you'll be fine if more than half of the LBT lube is intact.
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    03-19-2017, 05:18 PM
    I think the Max is 20 images. but with a Team Boolits membership the number goes up, doubles or triples or even more?
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    03-19-2017, 05:15 PM
    I do some of those loads...almost like colibri. But, in general, standard loads of 22 hornet is about like 22 mag (rimfire).
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    03-19-2017, 05:10 PM
    I swap out the standard recoil spring with a 14lb and then work-down a load. https://www.gunsprings.com/SIG-SAUER%20(SIGARMS)/P-225,%20P-228,%20P-229/cID1/mID4/dID253
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    03-19-2017, 03:45 PM
    youse two are gonna hafta take my word on dat.
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    03-19-2017, 09:57 AM
    I don't think it's an original manufacturing issue, so depending on the exact specifics of the misalignment, it may be corrected. A small amount of misalignment rarely effects pistol boolits, but can be troublesome with long skinny rifle boolits. ...
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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