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    Today, 10:05 PM
    Ed, the KJV translators got that wrong, it should have read "Holy Spirit" as all other translations got it. A "ghost" is supposed to be the disembodied spirit of a dead human. The Holy Spirit has never been a human and he sure hasn't been dead...
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    Today, 09:56 PM
    I don't believe many people are "against abortion" per se. Many of us ARE against willy-nilly abortions/murders based solely on a mother's short term whim; after all, there is an infant child in all of this! And we are STRONGLY opposed to...
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    Today, 07:48 PM
    I love Lee's FCDs. The rifle types are much different from the handgun types but used correctly they both do their intended jobs very well. Nothing does well if it isn't used correctly and we shouldn't blame the dies for our own mistakes. The...
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    Today, 06:15 PM
    For a starting load I doubt it would make a difference. Above that, no matter the powder, it always becomes a process of observing for signs of excessive pressure. And "flattened primers" ain't it, especially for modest pressure lever action...
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    Today, 06:06 PM
    Well, how long are you hoping for your powders to last? I've had a can of IMR 4895 go bad ("rust") in a mere 30 or so years. But I have some original Hodgdon WW 2 surplus 4831 that's still good - that's at least 75 years old and counting.
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    Today, 05:56 PM
    It has always astonished uneasily astonished me how many people who should know better can comfortably call stuff what it plainly isn't. Like cartridges are "bullets" and bullets are "bullet heads" and brass cases are "shells" and black...
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    Today, 04:37 PM
    Okay, I slept and rested well, hope everyone else did too. Mr. Eagle very correctly defines "gospel" as the spiritual "good news" for mankind. It directly refers to an undeserved eternal salvation for those who place their eternal lives in the...
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    Today, 01:18 PM
    I don't believe in "ghosts", i.e. ghostly spirits of human dead, but I do believe in eternal angels and eternal demons. I believe demons are the corrupted hosts of angels that followed Lucifer (Satan) in rebellion to the rule of God. Each...
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    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    I think you pose an excellent question and additional questions that follow your BIG question! It's my bed time so I don't have time to address it now but I will say that the only confusing aspects of the gospel message arise from...
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    07-12-2020, 09:25 PM
    I just watched the youtube pile-driver demonstration; that thing's an amazingly bulky, complex and awkward looking way to simply pull bullets. For small cartridges with little exposed bullet shank to grip, a kinetic puller works well. For bigger,...
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    07-12-2020, 08:50 PM
    I've used a hard Arkansaw stone (black) and very fine ceramics with good luck.
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    07-12-2020, 08:45 PM
    Thin flake powders have a habit of getting between the rotor and body of all measures and binding; I either put up with it or change powders. Ball powders flow and measure like water in most any measure. I know of nothing that handles big...
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    07-12-2020, 08:10 PM
    Every beam scale I've used since '65 will detect a kernal of every tubular powder I dropped on it - including my own Lyman M5 and a Lee Safety Scale but I don't think mine are anything exceptional. The ONLY things that can possibly cause a...
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    07-12-2020, 02:04 PM
    Lapping scope rings is, to me, worth doing. But those costly "lapping" kits with steel bars and expensive grinding compounds are not just over priced, they aren't made for the best work for our needs. I'm not going to go into explaining why, but...
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    07-12-2020, 01:13 PM
    Goodness! Read or "misread" .... I haven't a clue; what's your point????
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    07-12-2020, 01:02 PM
    Kevin, that is the saddest story of a kindly man vs. a rampant animal I've ever read; it put tears in my eyes and made my ribs hurt. ;)
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    07-11-2020, 09:11 PM
    I don't believe anyone here has negated the need for common sense care. What we have referred to has been the near panic some people seem to experience when around powders and primers at all.
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    07-11-2020, 09:03 PM
    Mike, I understand your position if it's just a ploy to get off jury duty but, if you really mean it, I judge Biblically that you are really wrong. IF you really mean you will not judge evil then we must assume you believe there should be no...
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    07-11-2020, 10:22 AM
    Don, if you're happy without Lee, I'm happy for you. ;)
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    07-11-2020, 12:54 AM
    If you can't get one here, they have them on eBay. Just search for MEC priming assembly. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    07-10-2020, 10:10 PM
    CP, my post wasn't "directed" at all, as such, it was just my puzzlement about what might have caused the primer to go off. I doubt that the press being a Dillon had anything directly to do with your event but you did make that mention up front. ...
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    07-10-2020, 01:20 PM
    You are quite correct and neither of us has suggested otherwise.
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    07-10-2020, 12:37 PM
    I've fired and reloaded a lot of surplus 7.62, .45 ACP, 9MM and .30-06 cases for a long time and have never needed a SB die; I can't see how a 5.56 case could possibly be more difficult. A good sizing lube properly applied to the lower case and...
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    07-10-2020, 12:16 PM
    Ditto. I've slowly crushed primers into a small flat mass in a 70 pound shop vise; I crushed them side to side and top to bottom but with no fireworks. And I've de-capped quite a few live GI pull-downs with Lee's tuff Universal Decapper Die with...
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    07-09-2020, 12:30 PM
    Seems that 30 years and $15 million of examination by our legal system illustrates that we know the system is flawed (there is no way for any system to be perfect is there?) AND that we know it's imperfect AND that we are trying really hard to...
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    07-08-2020, 08:00 PM
    Shoot at smaller targets and/or longer distances.
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    07-08-2020, 07:41 PM
    Christianity is not a philosophy nor a topic for playing troll head games. The "god" you listen to is not the God of the Bible.
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    07-08-2020, 07:34 PM
    Relax and stand by guys, we know God has a plan to deal with evil. In fact, He's had the outline written out for us in scripture so we can know his plan and rejoice when we see it being fulfilled without losing heart. No matter how important...
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    07-08-2020, 06:20 PM
    A short essay in precision reloading logic: First, understand that accuracy doesn't come in a box. Everyone's "favorite" die brand is simply the one that gives him the best accuracy he ever got from his most accurate rifle. Bad thing about...
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    07-08-2020, 01:57 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Cleaning old brass in Cast Boolits
    There's a significant difference between clean and shined cases. One is needed, the other is purely cosmetic. New cases have a matt finish, they're never glittery. I prefer to make my cases truly look new so I don't add metal polish to my...
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Like rifles, handguns and shotguns, in that order. Have a personal 100 yd range/bench at home,
South Western NC
hunting/loading/fishing, wood/metal work, SCUBA, photography, Bible study, wife/kids/grandkids
Am "retired" from electronics & safety officer in space programs


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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