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    Today, 07:01 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Weather stations in Our Town
    I had the outside sensor on one from Lowe's that lasted several years. It was on the porch, tucked up under the eve so it didn't get full sun or rained on. The base unit still works, and its got to be about 8-10 years old.
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    Today, 06:44 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Thanks everyone in Cast Boolits
    Welcome to the addiction. Hopefully, we won't see your family doing a intervention on that TV show.:bigsmyl2:
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    Today, 05:50 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread old lube in Boolit Lube !
    I've got some older than that with off the shelf Lyman orange lube, and they seem to still be fine. I'd warm one up and see if the lube gets soft. If it does, bearing in mind- the barrel will heat it up more, you should be OK.
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    Today, 04:27 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    First: I want to thank everyone for making this thread so great, and letting it become what it is. A late addition to the thread about Midway USA reminded me of a story from a friend. He was a USMC vet, and went to work as a civilian in Iraq...
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    Today, 03:59 PM
    Yep. Of the loyalty they have, it's well earned. And as Perry Mason would say, "Your Honor, the Defense rests.
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    Today, 02:15 PM
    A picture is worth 1,000 words....:bigsmyl2: Just a wild guess, but some of the old original muskets had rear sights with a notch almost too small to see. Edit. Ahh, they we go. That's got to be some sort of high end adjustable target...
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    Today, 03:17 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Pickup ate my socket in Our Town
    That's the best, and quickest way to make the old one reappear.
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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    Labeled (with a sharpie) empty plastic coffee tubs for sorted brass & larger production amounts of boolits. Labeled (with a sharpie) empty large size margarine tubs for smaller amounts of boolits. Both stack easily on a sturdy shelf. Go...
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    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    I should have said to do it dry, I just never went back and edited it in. With still fresh 3rd degree burns, a pair of safety glasses that look like I stole them from a Mississippi State Trooper, a ruined coat, and a well decorated ceiling from...
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    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    It's the same mindset as spending 5 minutes 'un-denting' a common .38Spec. case. It's not as productive as using your time for something else, but it feels good to beat the system.:bigsmyl2:
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    01-15-2020, 11:59 PM
    Try putting a few inches at a time in a 5 gal. bucket and bounce it up & down. The rubber shreds might sort of float up and the Lead sink to the bottom. It won't work 100%, but the big rubber chunks should come to the top and you can rake 'em...
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    01-15-2020, 07:51 PM
    Ya have to read the box--- they look the same, but one will say 'strike anywhere' the other says 'strike on box'.
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    01-13-2020, 10:58 PM
    Good going--- That'll teach 'em not to mess with Gene Autry!:bigsmyl2:
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    01-13-2020, 09:41 PM
    There's always a few on ebay. They're pretty pricey for empty cans.
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    01-13-2020, 07:47 PM
    I wouldn't make them any harder than ya have to. COWWs, even pure Lead, and Tin is getting more and more expensive & harder to scrounge. You probably don't want to waste it or give yourself an added unnecessary expense.
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    01-13-2020, 04:24 PM
    Sounds like that stuff is harder than Chinese Algebra. I tend to run boolits on the softer side of the scale. As expensive as tin & shot is getting, I'd save it to (sparingly) alloy into pure Lead or what ya can scrounge as needed.
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    01-13-2020, 04:19 PM
    One benefit of having refugees moving here from the North West: A couple have given me their old, big, heavy, pure Lead salmon weights they brought, that are now 'useless'.
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    01-12-2020, 05:26 PM
    Shoot 'em. Don't make extra work for yourself---- plenty of other people are more than glad to do that for ya. Now say a few Hail Marys, a couple anna-godda-da-vedas, go forth, and sin no more.:kidding:
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    01-12-2020, 05:11 PM
    I'm a big 748 fan and its all I use for 150-ish j-words in my M1A. I played around a little with it using the Lyman 170 RN I got for .30-30s. I figured out pretty soon why Lyman doesn't even list 748 for cast .308s. However; IMR 4198 and 3031...
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    01-12-2020, 03:27 PM
    I use a bottom pour pot. I run a large sprue and after I stop the pour, I let the mold sort of drop, tap, and bounce down on a wooden block for a couple inches. It works to force the last bit of molten lead down into the mold and finish filling...
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growing into being a crusty geezser/oldfart.
Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
shooting, veterans affairs.
I fix things


Everyone can learn from their mistakes.
However; it's less painful, and cheaper to learn from the mistakes of others.

Old age and treachery will always overcome youth, and skill.

OK folks. Enough of this idle chit chat. This ain't no retirement home.
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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