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    09-12-2017, 07:59 PM
    Walked into the local gunshop several years back and in another state and the proprietor had a huge bandage on his left hand. I said, "Homer, how did you hurt your hand?" Homer dourly informed me that some nutty guy had a stoppage with his cheap...
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    09-08-2017, 05:35 PM
    Between handguns and rifles, at 12 I'm not in the big time ... Big Boomer
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    09-06-2017, 03:17 PM
    My niece's son who is about to enter college saw my lead stash of about a ton or so in 5 gallon buckets (some buckets are taller & have more than 5 gallons plus my quantity of tin) and thought it was pretty "cool." He was raised as a shooter so its...
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    09-05-2017, 04:36 PM
    School "color me" box that is the same size, shape and dimensions of a cigar box. Sits on a shelf above my reloading bench. Big Boomer
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    09-05-2017, 11:20 AM
    The Sig P938 was my choice because it is a 9mm. My wife carries an older S&W M37 nickeled plated Airweight since she can merely point it and pull the trigger. My niece has a Sig P238 ... which I only after the fact determined was also a locked...
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    08-30-2017, 11:51 AM
    Big Boomer replied to a thread One of those days in Our Town
    CRS is not the problem! Its a chronic case of brassscrounging (may have one s too many in there someplace and probably in the wrong place). I am beset with the same condition and I know it is going to hurt me more in the future. I now have so...
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    08-28-2017, 10:03 PM
    2011redrider: It will have to wait until the next wash. However, I will forever remember the headstamp: FM 9mm Luger. Just to be on the safe side in case I forget due to my age, I'm keeping one of those buggers on my reloading bench. Big Boomer
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    08-28-2017, 06:30 PM
    Pretty purplish/pinkish/violet brass! All because there were a dozen or so steel cases (with copper wash covering) in my crockpot. Filled it up with 9mm/.380 brass from the indoor range after de-priming. Let it cook for a while, stirring now and...
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    08-23-2017, 03:56 PM
    The LGS proprietor needed some fast cash and made me a deal I couldn't refuse on a Rem. 788 in .223 caliber. He threw in a scope with mounts for cash in hand. He said it was a good rifle and would stand behind it if I was not satisfied. I took...
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Retired Minister with Churches of Christ/Christian Churches in Ky., Ohio and WV. Grew up in the country, love hunting, fishing, target shooting, casting boolits for .357, .45 ACP and .45 Colt.
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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