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    09-18-2017, 09:20 PM
    Idz replied to a thread Buying a handgun out of state in Our Town
    That's a 2015 court ruling. Obama would just ignore any law or court he didn't like.
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    09-17-2017, 01:13 PM
    I use the Lee decapper in the least expensive Lee press ($24 a few years ago). Using two fingers on the handle I can easily feel if there is a berdan primer, tight mil-crimp, pebble, or any other problem. After thousands of cases I still haven't...
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    09-16-2017, 05:36 PM
    My annealing technique is to wrap it up in aluminum foil and put it in the center of a pile of barbecue charcoal. Light the charcoal and let it burn out and cool overnight without disturbing it. The steel softens nicely. For hardening I never could...
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    09-12-2017, 05:02 PM
    I've had some success using a double coat of HF red. I tumble coat with airsoft BBs then bake 20 min in a 400 degree oven. When they've cooled down to warm I repeat the coat in another bin with fresh powder and BBs. The extra coat eliminated most of...
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    09-10-2017, 12:17 PM
    since it sounds like you want a 'chuck' for only 7/8 rod the easiest thing to do is use a 1/2" bolt in your chuck. Then attach a 1 1/4" aluminum block to the 1/2" bolt and bore the block to fit your 7/8" bolt. 3 brass set screws can secure the 7/8"...
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    09-01-2017, 02:57 PM
    I've been through a couple of disasters here in the mountains of New Mexico. The ONLY relief organization that showed up quickly was the Red Cross, although all the others asked for donations. It may be different in the big cities but I support the...
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    08-30-2017, 04:52 PM
    I use cotton balls to take up the space in the case. The trick I found is that cotton balls are actually cotton rolls and if you unroll them before stuffing them in the case they blast out in a cloud of lint. If left rolled up they can come out as a...
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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