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    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    Bzcraig replied to a thread scale accuracy in Reloading Equipment
    A lot of good info in this thread. I had a Lee scale that I gave away fairly quickly, not because of accuracy, but becauseq as mentioned above the dampening magnets were too weak. You can purchase a good Lyman, Ohaus, RCBS, etc and if you want...
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    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    I am sitting on a 25 lb box of 9mm range brass. Paid essentially scrap price for it. I have loaded maybe 300 rounds out of that box. Can hardly tell I have been in it. I have seen no issues. But I do go over them pretty carefully by eye in the...
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    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Lots of Ammo!!!!!! in Rimfire Area
    Well after reading this thread I went to bud's gun shop and checked prices on a 3,250 rd case. Buy it now was 170$. Shipping seemed a bit rich at 27$. Was 5 cents and change before shipping. I am sitting on enough now I can afford to be patient...
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    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    I have one of those little single board computers, Azulle 160$ at Amazon. Comes with Win 10 on it. Setup was a snap, it has 2 USB ports, a 2 and a 3, plus a lan port. Which I like because it can run on my home lan instead of tieing up wireless. ...
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    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    I have a cheap digital scale. I was having a good time with it. Went to work one day to load 50 rounds of 7.62x54r. Moderate load of IMR 4895. Case at start was maybe 3/4 full. I was hand weighing each charge. On about case number 38 the...
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    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    Speed. Cast bullets at a slower speed, ie 1200- to I don't know, 1800 maybe 2k. Depends on a lot of variables. Too hard is not always good with speed. I saw a crow get "exploded" once by a .243 shooting a Hornady 60 gr boat tailed hollow...
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    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    Would like to know more. Where is the Red???
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    Yesterday, 08:33 AM
    I like this Ranch Dog from NOE but no HP, just a FP at around 290 grains
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54 AM
    I normally run 50 % range scrap and 50% Clip on Wheel weight with an added 1% of tin for higher speed/pressure rounds like rifle bullets. Fit is king. Get the fit right first. But I would consider adding some wheel weight to your pure. Possibly...
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    07-26-2017, 10:35 PM
    I agree to up hardness. I've gotten to the point that all my handgun loads are 50/50 ww/pure.
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    07-26-2017, 09:05 PM
    A gallon! Try 18" deep in the whole basement because the power went out in the middle of a downpour. 2 years later I was still cutting out bad sheet rock. Good news is all the electrical was above that, way above it. Mostly the real stuff we...
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    07-26-2017, 02:58 PM
    I think some are much more "aware" than others. I don't think an oyster has eyes, does it? What does it know? On the other hand I had the pleasure of living with a Parakeet named "zeke" for almost a decade. He spent a lot of time sitting on my...
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    07-26-2017, 10:25 AM
    Nice score The H2M molds are worth collecting
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    07-26-2017, 08:30 AM
    Yes indeed. Best design out there.
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    07-26-2017, 08:28 AM
    jmort replied to a thread Son of GOD ? in Our Chapel
    "The Devil thought he had won, thought he had done away with the Son of God. And on the third day he AROSE!" From what I see, satan knew he had lost, possibly when Jesus turned down his offers, but cetainly when he was hung on the cross. As long...
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    07-26-2017, 07:54 AM
    I see his hand "Everywhere" from the glowing sunsets, the cathedral like forests, the jeweled insects, to the wandering waters.
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    07-26-2017, 07:43 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Son of GOD ? in Our Chapel
    Yes I have heard, and thank you for sharing the good news. Best of all, HE IS RISEN! The Devil thought he had won, thought he had done away with the Son of God. And on the third day he AROSE!
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    07-26-2017, 07:32 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Thank you for today in Our Chapel
    Thank you Lord for this community of brothers. Thank you for the many blessings you have showered upon my life. Thank you for calling me to be your sheep. I am sorry I was stubborn and independent for so long. Thank you for the rain...
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    07-25-2017, 11:23 PM
    Mine is in and realy like it. No .45 ACP yet. Need to send it out for tuning. If I can get it to shoot half as good as it looks then count me as a happy guy
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    07-25-2017, 10:00 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Jewish businessman in Our Chapel
    That one rocks!
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    07-25-2017, 09:40 PM
    I deprime with a Frankford Arsenal hand deprimer, then citric acid wash/rinse, clean primer pockets while damp, roll on a towel on my leg to get stubborn grime off. Then dry, then they are ready to size, prime, charge and set bullet. It is not a...
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    07-25-2017, 09:33 PM
    Getting old ain't for sissy's. I always intended to live hard, die young and leave a good looking corpse. Screwed up somewhere down the line. Over 50 gas happens, live with it. Over 60 it happens a lot. Still in the long run every day...
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    07-25-2017, 09:20 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Dog in prayer in Our Town
    That dog can teach us things. You can tell at a glance that dog is humble. He's not building himself up. You can tell he loves. He loves that little boy. I suspect that dog things that little boy is worried about something. And that dog...
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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