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    Today, 12:36 AM
    I have an 8 pound jug of CFE pistol that is surplus to my needs. $135 picked up in SW MN 25 miles west of Redwood Falls. Also have 8 pounds of CFE 223 for sale for $135 picked up. Or buy both for $260!
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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    Sooner or later the tinsel fairy visits! I had a drop of water in an ingot mold...
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    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Lyman #2 in Lead and Lead Alloys
    8 pounds WW, 2 pounds Linotype, .4 pounds of lead free 95% tin solder. Move percentages over starting with 4.81% under tin... Mixed Alloy Tin % Antimony % Arsenic % Copper % Silver % Lead % Weight Est. Hardness 4.81% 4.62% ...
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread My new puppy in Our Town
    I would mist with water and dust with red pepper, easier to clean off when they stop eating everything in the house!
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    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread My new puppy in Our Town
    My 110 pound lab thought she was a lap dog...
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    Yesterday, 10:17 PM
    Dogs pack more love into their short lives than most people do in their life!
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    Yesterday, 07:40 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Schrade knives in Our Town
    I carried Old Timer or Uncle Henery knives most of my life and did lots of wood carving with them. I suddenly couldn't get them sharpened well enough to use. It was a new knife of my favorite brand so I tried for a replacement or refund.No dice...
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    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    I once owned a hole in the water callled a boat. When I realized the upkeep cost, I sold it for enoughn to buy several molds. Talk about jumping from the frying pan to the fire----------. That was 1962 and I'm still married.
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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    This morning dawned with moderate rain and cool. By 8:oo it had almost stopped and there were breaks in clouds on the Southwest. When I got out of the Dr. office, the sky was brilliant blue and as clean as I ever remember seeing. Just goes to...
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    04-24-2018, 09:26 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread My new puppy in Our Town
    So cute when they are small!
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    04-23-2018, 04:53 PM
    Not familiar with the term slip sheets, but I also reduce the thickness of the pucks by placing cut milk jug plastic between layers of BP in the puck die. I haven't found any deteramental effects. The thin pucks dry quicker, more consistently, and...
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    04-23-2018, 04:30 PM
    Muriatic acid will confirm or reject zinc content.
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    04-23-2018, 04:20 PM
    /\ /\ /\ /\ What he said.
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    04-23-2018, 04:08 PM
    Could the top edge of the GC be catching under the lube rings in the die?
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    04-23-2018, 03:44 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Couch Potato???? in Our Town
    Ya think a microwaved whole potato is a blast, try an egg. I had to throw the convection/microwave oven away.
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    04-23-2018, 03:30 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Just married! in Our Town
    Congratulations. Rule #1- Don't break the trust. Rule #2- Yes Dear!!!! Rule #3- Remember 1+2. Rule #4- Be a man of few words, and all positive. Still working after 54 years.
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    04-22-2018, 08:27 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Easy Bread in Cookin' Recipe's
    I have used the yeast slurry from my beer brewing to make bread. Really good stuff and it carries some of the beer hop flavors into the bread.
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    04-22-2018, 08:49 AM
    Try fitting the offending round base first into the headspace gage. That will help id where the problem is and how to fix it. I learned that doing 5.56 mil brass that apparently had been fired in a very generous chamber.
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    04-21-2018, 09:50 PM
    Right one almost looks galvanized in the next pic...
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    04-21-2018, 06:59 PM
    The ticks get sprayed in my little corner of heaven. The possums get whatever caliber I'm carrying at the time. The yard is for the children not the wildlife.
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    04-21-2018, 10:39 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread My USPS story. in Our Town
    The problem with automated readers is, they are always right, even when they are wrong. There is no sensible reading human to thoughtfully correct an error. Those bar codes are fool proof when they are correct, but all it takes to screw them up is...
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    04-21-2018, 10:29 AM
    The local weather prognosticator says we are about 1.5" short of normal for the year. It has rained out every outdoor activity in the last 2 months. Being retired means I can do whatever, whenever I chose, but if it includes younger friends, it...
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    04-20-2018, 10:56 PM
    I use mostly Lyman #2 so I do 100 pound batches of ingots. When I want to cast I can grab a stack and go.
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    04-20-2018, 10:51 PM
    One on the right doesn't look like lead...
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    04-20-2018, 10:49 PM
    Thickness is rarely an issue, most lasers have more than enough Z axis for it. Another option is a CNC engraver... might be a little cheaper... can't do as much detail though.
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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