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    Yesterday, 05:07 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread Reloading Software in Our Town
    I use comma or text delimited column spread data formats as I got tired of updating our mailing list every couple of years. Plain text never goes out of style. Gnumeric is a free spreadsheet that can save in most standard formats. It can open or...
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    04-14-2014, 04:46 PM
    I had a Tec-9 for a while. It was, at the time, the most accurate squirrel gun I'd ever shot.
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    04-14-2014, 04:29 PM
    I'd be concerned about the size of the tongue on the dogs nearby. You might go to shoot and have no lube.
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    04-14-2014, 04:08 PM
    Mason fair grounds.
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    04-14-2014, 04:02 PM
    Having seen and smelled (and reacted badly to the aerosol) a LIon battery melt down that destroyed a MAC notebook, let me say PLEASE do not attempt to repair LIon battery packs your self. It is not worth the potential heat and chemical excursion....
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    04-11-2014, 07:44 PM
    Nearly full at 5:00 PM. Not too many dealers arriving tomorrow. Four to six tables of hot sauces. That's a lot for this size show. More odd named rifles, knives, and ammo then I've seen previously. Lots and lots of pistols. Lots and lots of...
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    04-11-2014, 07:23 PM
    Bathtub load of Herters ammo available at the gun show today. It surprised me, but the font wasn't correct for the old company.
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    04-11-2014, 07:20 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread Big find!!! in Rimfire Area
    REgarding the grand opening. If anyone in the neighbor hood needs bags of new brass at Gander Mt.s prices, it will be in stock for the grand opening.
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    04-11-2014, 07:19 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread Big find!!! in Rimfire Area
    The big box stores make deals with manufacturers for new store openings. They do divert stock to the new store so the shelves are full for the grand opening, but not at the expense of the lost sales at other stores. The know what they are doing.
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    04-11-2014, 07:15 PM
    The Harbor Freight red seems to be the easiest color to coat with and the hardest one to find in stock. Rumors abound about it being discontinued. Rumors are usually worth the paper they are printed on. Screen images don't count. ;)
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    04-11-2014, 07:11 PM
    Reuse them a couple of times and you can still recycle the lead in them.
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    04-09-2014, 04:26 PM
    Pretty. I worked summers in a "steel" mill. The part I worked in made iron. Seeing fresh molten iron being poured into bottle cars for the trip to the steel area was a frequent treat.
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    04-09-2014, 04:16 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread My test picture in Testing Area
    In an image editor, on your computer, before you upload it. Posted phone pictures can be interesting. Some manufactures have patches to fix the rotation issues.
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    04-09-2014, 04:04 PM
    Aldi's does what a lot of the very large warehouse stores do. They call a manufacturer and tell them they will have a trailer in the area on such and such a date. What can the manufacturer fill it with that they can sell at warehouse prices? The...
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    04-09-2014, 04:03 PM
    Aldi's does what a lot of the very large warehouse stores do. They call a manufacturer and tell them they will have a trailer in the area on such and such a date. What can the manufacturer fill it with that they can sell at warehouse prices? The...
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    04-09-2014, 03:46 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread al jazeera america in Our Town
    Jeffin's comment about the date is spot on. The library I work in has a digitalization project for the Chicago Tribune from the 1920s. http://tomcat.lib.msu.edu/branches/dmc/tribune/about.jsp If you didn't look at the date, the headlines,...
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    04-08-2014, 07:21 PM
    Cobs have been stove fuel for a very long time. It might burn off too fast though. Let us know how it works for you, compared to saw dust.
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    04-07-2014, 04:22 PM
    In my experience, cement mixer & 1.25 tons of 9mm, its the soap suds that do the hard work work, not the detergent in solution. If the suds spill out or wear out from dirt contamination, cleaning stops. If you over fill a sealed tumbler, the brass...
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    04-06-2014, 04:29 PM
    Smelt in as large a batch as you can, then find a scrap yard that has an XRF gun. Pay them to scan some samples for you. Or, simply do as Larry Gibson said and just add tin and won't worry about it.
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    04-06-2014, 04:05 PM
    It's not a ditch. It's part of a rain garden. Plant a wide variety of native flowers and leave it to grow and bloom. Seriously, it takes about three years for the flowers to thrive, but after that you'll have a patch of prairie to be admired. No...
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    04-06-2014, 04:00 PM
    My FIL bought a Honda mower some where North of 30 years ago. He used it for a couple of years. Then it sat unused for over a decade. First pull of the starter and it worked just fine and has continued to work just fine. I use Stabil in the gas and...
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    04-02-2014, 10:58 PM
    One more ditto for rib pain. I cracked one or more in a fall. After that I began to have wonder if Hllywood might be exaggerating the ability of the good guys to get back into action.
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    04-02-2014, 10:49 PM
    My Little Dandy seems to handle it well.
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    04-02-2014, 03:41 PM
    Craig's List rules were updated some months back to ban gun related items. That left some fanatics free to flag what ever they decided to. What I find fascinating is some of them are using automated tools to run searches - which is a violation of...
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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