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    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    Many if not most school shooters commit suicide after the act. Just what new law or penalty will change this? Besides being an after the act response, what do you have in mind. Wheather armed with a bomb, machete, ball bat, or gun, the secret...
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    Yesterday, 05:44 AM
    Until we make "Gun Free Zones" gun free. these wackoes will continue to have their minute of fame. Be it by armed guards outside or willing defenders in the class rooms, it has to happen. Teaching respect and responsibility starts at birth and...
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    05-18-2018, 10:18 AM
    Another 240 5.56 nato cases trimmed, deburred, chamfered, primer crimp removed, and HS checked. It's raining and arthritis stopped me from doing more.
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    05-18-2018, 09:58 AM
    Every problem I've ever had with a money transfer involved a USPS MO. I've got to want something really bad and the seller only accepting a MO to use it again. I too have passed on many purchases because the seller demanded them. Those who refuse...
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    05-18-2018, 09:31 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Another WHAT IS IT? in Our Town
    I can't see the anvils well enough to be sure, but it looks exactly like the ones I have to set grommets in leather and fabric. These seem to have adjustable grip stops on one handle. The ones for hose clamps have crossed groves in the anvils to...
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    05-18-2018, 09:21 AM
    Nine of my meds advise, "may cause drowsiness", so naps are of increasing importance. Being in the advanced age group adds to that trait. Having cast since "62 makes me a senior, but much of the knowledge I use was found right here, at least the...
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    05-18-2018, 08:46 AM
    The cold shoulder you are finding is the result of corp bean counters running the large companies that bought up the smaller ones. Their job is to reduce expenses even at the risk of long range profits. Today's bottom line is all that counts. ...
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    05-18-2018, 08:37 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread How do you cook bacon? in Our Town
    This morning it was in the big CI skillet alongside the hen fruit with toast and jam. I was in a hurry because I overslept, so everything at one time. I've tried it in the nuker and the oven, but prefer it slow cooked in CI. It's getting harder...
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    05-17-2018, 07:51 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread How do you cook bacon? in Our Town
    I eat bacon whichever way it's cooked/served. I've had some that was less than the best but it's all good. I do prefer it done.
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    05-14-2018, 06:32 PM
    Although scary, MS isn't the sentence it once was. My Mom had it seriously for over 40 years along with type 1 diabetes. She made it to 93 before cancer took her. Back then the drugs she took were experimental, and have been drastically...
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    05-14-2018, 01:44 PM
    Johnny_V replied to a thread Homemade? in Reloading Equipment
    Although not "Homemade" just thought I'd share with the forum my new PowerArm vise by Garfield Engineering (bought out by Wilton). Found this at a Flea Market in Painesville, Ohio. The vise was rusted about half way and the Hydraulics also were...
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    05-12-2018, 07:19 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread I feel lucky in Our Town
    Getting old is the penalty for outliving youth. Remember when you thought you were bull strong and bulletproof? Don't ya wish you had listened to your grandparents?
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    05-12-2018, 04:24 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread I feel lucky in Our Town
    In that case, I may be one after all. A has been for sure and a spirt or squirt maybe. I do have to have a napkin when I eat. LOL
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    05-12-2018, 04:10 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Gravy- Best jar Gravy in Our Town
    I had an Uncle Hershel breakfast with country ham and hash brown casserole, this morning. Shared it with the Wife and brought some home to my little buddy. There was a bowl of canned gravy along with one of grits. The biscuit sopped ever last bit...
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    05-11-2018, 11:24 AM
    My current bug out box now contains only my meds,,,,,, and a map back home from the drugstore. Every bottle has the warning that the med may cause drowsiness. Good thing I live only 2 blocks away.
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    05-11-2018, 11:17 AM
    Do ya mean their not useable pewter???? What to do with a box of them????????????? I guess I have personal bread plates for a convention meal.
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    05-11-2018, 09:38 AM
    I purchased some 308 de-milled blanks and cut them down for 45 ACP shotshells. Most of the primers went bang as expected. As nearly as I could tell the brass was identical to all the rest of the commercial I nad converted with the exception of the...
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    05-11-2018, 09:33 AM
    Today's new teachers were well indoctrinated and are typical millennials. They don't know and are failing to teach basics which were unknown at the student's homes also. Just think, they will/are becoming the rulers of tomorrow.
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    05-11-2018, 09:14 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Website performance in Our Town
    Same experience as TATUM, only here it's Charter/Spectrum. Lots of folks finding other ways to access TV and internet. They(Spectrum) are using cheap undependable chinese equipment, and it fails before the service truck shadow clears the driveway....
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    05-10-2018, 08:59 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread I feel lucky in Our Town
    I'll never be an expert because every time I think I have the answers, someone changes the questions.
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    05-10-2018, 08:54 AM
    /\ /\ /\ /\ Aman to that! Where does all that extra time go?
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    05-09-2018, 08:37 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread I feel lucky in Our Town
    Lessons learned through personal experience stay with you much longer than what you glean from a book. Sometimes you have to talk to yourself in order to carry on an intelligent conversation.
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Diesel Mechanic 40 years for large Ohio newspaper.


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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