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    01-19-2018, 12:52 PM
    Hands down favorite is a Ruger .45 Colt Bisley that Hamilton Bowen converted from a 6-shooter to a 5-shooter that he calls a .45 Magnum. Has tight chamber dimensions that do not stretch Star-Line brass all out of shape. I cast a 340 grain WLN...
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    01-14-2018, 06:04 PM
    Yankees can say what they like about southerners but I have always considered myself a southerner even though I was born and raised in east/central Kentucky and never lived below the Mason/Dixon line, though I only live about 50 miles from where...
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    01-11-2018, 09:17 PM
    You got that right Old Two Wars! I got one several years ago then picked up another one a couple of years ago. That way I can keep one set up for what I use most and switch around with the other one ... or both. Be sure to write down distances...
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    01-08-2018, 03:06 PM
    Big Boomer replied to a thread Curiosity in Cast Boolits
    After many years of using walnut polishing media because I liked shiny brass, I transitioned to citric acid cleaning only and follow this regimen: 1. First, deprime all cases by hand, pistol and rifle, with the deprimer stem from a set of Lee...
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    01-05-2018, 03:06 PM
    Big Boomer replied to a thread On This Day 2008... in Our Town
    Congratulations DougGuy! As a retired Minister with Churches of Christ/Christian Churches, I had my share of attempting to assist people get off the sauce. One memorable man had been reared in the church but fell into the alcoholic ditch. I...
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    01-05-2018, 02:42 PM
    Somebody mentioned electric fences and their use, etc., my bro-in-law last spring/summer had raccoons eating up and literally tearing down his garden corn patch. He tried regular cattle electric fence around the corn to no effect. So he hooked up...
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    01-03-2018, 01:22 AM
    This is the part where we so frequently fail ... God answers our prayers and sees us through a crisis situation and we forget to thank Him. Thank You Lord for answered prayer. And thank You for healing Caster's wife. In Jesus' name, Amen! Big...
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    01-02-2018, 02:49 PM
    Heavenly Father, we honor and acknowledge You as Lord of heaven and earth. Be with Caster and his good wife at this time. Restore her to health despite this crisis, we pray In Jesus' name. Amen. Big Boomer
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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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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