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  • 1hole's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 PM
    Randy, both are just handpresses and Lee's inexpensive little Handpress vs. your excellent handmade device does have a very real difference worth considering. Cadillacs are nice but buying a Cadillac when a wheelbarrow is all we really need is a...
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    Today, 11:51 AM
    I know for sure that Lee's lead pots are junk. Ditto their presses, dies, scale, powder measures, case trimmers, molds, etc. I know it because I've read it so often. Of course I must admit that all of my own Lee stuff works fine (When used...
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    Today, 10:53 AM
    That's an odd statement, apparently based on your own hearsay because you cite no personal example. Fact is, virtually everything written in scripture is either by personal knowledge or direct revelation from God and retold by personal knowledge....
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    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    Anyone going to God's perfect heaven has to have a perfect, totally sin free life record but only ONE man has ever accomplished that. Therefore, in order to get to heaven, all imperfect men must be accorded that one man's perfect life record or...
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    08-11-2020, 10:01 PM
    I've been reloading since 1965 and have used a lot of different kinds of powder run through several different brands of powder measures. Seems our powder measure engineers have a clear understanding of the powders we commonly use because other than...
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    08-11-2020, 07:32 PM
    There you go. I get (I stay!) a bit excited contemplating the coming Rapture, and have for decades because there are no prophecies left to be fulfilled before it comes but, excited or not, your post is the bottom line for us all isn't it? I...
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    08-10-2020, 09:58 PM
    Make a standard type base for them. You could make it out of plywood or a piece of 1x12. Cut it the correct diameter, put a 1/4" rod in the center, and screw it down using the existing tabs. After that, a standard tumbler bowl will fit. Sent...
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    08-10-2020, 01:40 PM
    For the last 60-70 years the biggest obstacle big American business has faced is big American management. Every since big outfits started turning management over to university trained "Masters of Business Administration" (MBA) every big company I...
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    08-10-2020, 10:42 AM
    To YOU, the coming rapture has no great meaning and staying ready is certainly the proper goal for all of us. But eminence of the sudden call for God's people to "come up here" is exciting and the very thought of it has daily meaning to a lot of...
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    08-09-2020, 05:13 PM
    And I thought I was probably the only guy remaining alive that knew about that! I built my own wooden "cleaning vise" for cleaning AND bore sighting long before Midway started selling their expensive version. I have an empty case with the...
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    08-09-2020, 03:11 PM
    Those appear to be new cases. Chamfering alone will probably be enough to let the bullets get started without hanging up on the mouth. A little belling/flaring will assure it.
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    08-09-2020, 02:56 PM
    Here it is: 1 Thess 4:17 "... we will be caught up.." Paul wrote that to the church in Thessalonica to a people who feared those who had recently died would miss the coming of the Lord for his people. He wanted to assure them (and, by...
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    08-08-2020, 09:19 AM
    1hole replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel
    Good job Boaz. I would like to isolate and address one line in all of that because it gets so misused and distorted by many of today's "feel good" prophets: That line does NOT mean we get physically healed as some say because everyone...
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    08-07-2020, 09:16 PM
    Not sure what you're driving at. I haven't claimed a great (or even small) automatic increase in accuracy will come from using Lee equipment. What I'm saying is that what you call "slop" isn't. It means Lee's bit of die looseness isn't a...
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    08-07-2020, 09:53 AM
    Sloppy really isn't the word. That "O" ring isn't there to "center the dies", it makes a soft but secure fit to the press so that, centered or not, the dies have enough room to precisely self align with the cases. And it works very well too. At...
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    08-07-2020, 09:12 AM
    Welll ... it will be to those who aren't paying attention! :)
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    08-06-2020, 09:24 PM
    That's not only the truth but it should be obvious. When the makers give us new powders for whatever reason they simply give it a new label, to do otherwise would be stoopid and those guys ain't stoopid! But, some of our number do insist on...
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    08-06-2020, 09:04 PM
    How many? I suspect a lot of people have felt the same as you for much longer than 2000 years! But, I ask, what does that "prove"? The answer to that is nothing; the errors of the past don't negate the reality of the coming future. Read 2 Peter...
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    08-06-2020, 05:41 PM
    Everyone knows "He will return suddenly like a thief in the night" and "no man knows the day or hour." BUT, few seem to notice that scripture also says that those who pay attention to the "signs of the times" will NOT be caught unawares so it...
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    08-06-2020, 03:31 PM
    My 25 year old PACT Pro is still like new but, while I'll test anything for anyone, I let virtually no one else shoot over it. I have two 3" x 10" strips of cardboard I set edgewise over my screens to block the sight line during setup. Then, if...
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    08-06-2020, 09:25 AM
    That clump of lead you're seeing at the case mouth is obviously being shaved from one side of the bullet during seating; the cure is to bell/flair the case mouth enough to actually let the bullet base set fully inside the mouth before seating. It...
    27 replies | 852 view(s)
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    08-03-2020, 03:51 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Boot Recommendation in Our Town
    You're harder on boots than me but you are a man after my own un-PC heart. I say down with Democrats and their vast stream of PC driven demands. I'm an old American and I don't feel safe or breathe good when I'm on my knees!
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    08-02-2020, 10:18 PM
    I'd suggest you don't get hung up on OAL or powder charges based on specific bullet designs. Every firearm is an individual, each one is law unto itself, and there are no magic formulas for each bullet type. First, find a crimped seating depth...
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    08-02-2020, 08:59 PM
    My happy solution to manual trickling. I have no use for anything digital on my loading bench, I want total control of all that's happening there. For my "precise" charges I've always used manual tricklers but I liked none of the commercial...
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    08-02-2020, 08:43 AM
    You're right of course, COAL means Cartridge Over All Length and Over All means exactly that, not the length to some headspace datum line on the shoulder. That moderator has been "educated" beyond his intelligence level and he should be banned...
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    08-01-2020, 05:06 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Looking For Gun Enthusiasts in Our Town
    As an "armchair historian" I've read a LOT of history books, especially the 1861-65 War of Northern Aggression. There are many excellent books by very good authors but the stand out most readable and accurate author is Bruce Catton. A web search...
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Like rifles, handguns and shotguns, in that order. Have a personal 100 yd range/bench at home,
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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