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    Today, 12:37 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Removing old lube in Boolit Lube !
    Boil them in water. Enough will float off you can re-lube them. If you're going to powder coat, it gets a little more involved to really clean them so it will stick.
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    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    I was watching some news from the Middle East about oil production and what's going on with it now. It reminded me of talking to a Parachute Rigger vet from the early days of the fighting over there. Military aviation is constantly training...
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    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    Don't go in with more money than you're willing to spend. The cheapest I ever got out of there---- I only spent about 100 bucks.:bigsmyl2:
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    Yesterday, 05:54 PM
    I had a binding problem years ago. Can't remember the powder. I figure the graphite on the powder does a good job of lubricating the rotating drum, but maybe not with some powders. What fixed it for me then was to take out the drum, clean...
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    Yesterday, 01:50 PM
    It's on 198 in Mabank, a little ways down from Hi-way 175, on the top end of Cedar Creek Lake about 60 miles East of Dallas. Its a small shop called 'On Target'. I like 'em, and will pay a extra buck or two to buy from them and help keep them...
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    Yesterday, 01:45 PM
    I'm not familiar with Universal, but if its a stick powder instead of ball or flake, that's common with my Hornady powder measure too.
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    07-11-2020, 10:53 PM
    A buddy came home from a 2 week road trip once time. Pulling into his driveway, he noticed a hole in the roof. He asked the wife about it, and she didn't know how it got there, but said she didn't hear the raccoon in the attic any more.
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    07-11-2020, 09:02 PM
    I was in for some primers a couple weeks ago. Our local guy looked like normal, plenty of everything, and more or less decent prices. No idea what his recent sales were, but at a glance, it appeared the same as going in there last year.
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    07-11-2020, 04:24 PM
    From 'Cooper's Corner': "Never unload your 1911 while standing over a water bed"
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    07-10-2020, 05:44 PM
    The bigger it is, the more you can move your bullseyes around, and the less often you'll have to repair it.
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    07-10-2020, 04:38 PM
    Cool project. I wonder if some sort of stretchy sheet rubber on the inside of the panels would slow down the leakage as the shot holes multiply. Or, switch over to shredded tire rubber instead of sand with sheets of rubber on the inside of...
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    07-10-2020, 03:03 PM
    Most of my handgun ammo is 900 fps or slower. Since the data for pure lead swaged bullets goes up to that, I only put enough WWs or other goodies in the melt so it will cast well, and let it go at that. For rifle ammo getting up around 2000, I...
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    07-10-2020, 12:57 PM
    I usually keep a fair amount of the ones I use. When I develop a recipe I like, I load, or have the stuff to load a bunch of it. Trying a few pounds of whatever is the latest and greatest is fine, but I'm sort of past that stage now.
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    07-09-2020, 02:17 PM
    Go to youtube and search 'squirrel launchers'. That's some funny stuff there!
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    07-08-2020, 08:34 PM
    Maybe just way out there since its so far off shore. The 'confuser programs are pretty smart now days. They know your location, and adjust other programs accordingly, such as for shipping. To test the theory- put in a stateside zip code & address...
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    07-08-2020, 03:48 PM
    I use a soft padded case for the AR with open sights. I keep a few of the cheap, hard plastic cases that open out flat for everything else. After having a scope bumped off zero- which I discovered at the far end of a hunting trip, no scoped...
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    07-07-2020, 05:57 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread 5.56 in Cast Boolits
    Sure. They don't know- or care, if they are in a 20 round box magazine, the 4-5 round mag. inside the stock of a bolt action, or even a lever gun's tube.
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    07-07-2020, 03:30 PM
    Take it apart and clean it with a soft-ish wire brush. Don't get violent with it. It'll just have some little crud flake under the needle or in the nozzle. Something that might work, and I have to do fairly often is get it going, wear a big...
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    07-07-2020, 03:25 PM
    I'd pick which ever one has the best inside space capacity for what you're doing. And don't look for the cheapest. You'll be putting a fair amount of weight on the tray, and will probably want something fairly sturdy. If you can compare the...
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    07-07-2020, 12:51 PM
    When I hear about how we are crowding out animals as we build houses and towns, I have to chuckle. We didn't push out the animals so much as they came to us. There is more varmints and game animals now than there ever was when the place was just a...
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    07-07-2020, 03:01 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Cannon projectile in Vintage Ammo
    The 2 of the old Mississippi class dreadnaughts that had them were sold/given to Greece. But they were sunk in 1941. That sort of counts as WWII.... at least for the Greeks. 38 of them got converted to some sort of cobeled together towed field...
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    07-06-2020, 08:53 PM
    Shame, shame, shame,,, 10,000 comedians out of work- and you're trying to be funny.:bigsmyl2:
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    07-06-2020, 08:44 PM
    I figured you'd like it.
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growing into being a crusty geezser/oldfart.
Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
shooting, veterans affairs.
I fix things


It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
It was God, guns, and guts.

OK folks. Enough of this idle chit-chat. This ain't your Grandma's sewing circle.
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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