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    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    Its great fertilizer. High Nitrogen content is what makes good fertilizer expensive. Farmers have been known to make their own explosives for blasting out stumps from fertilizer. It would be a small version of a 'Timmy McVeigh' bomb that he...
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    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Ornery Brass in Cast Boolits
    Be sure the decap pin isn't sharp. For the burrs, use a dremil or something to carve the trench in the shell holder a little deeper to make room for the burr on the problem children to slide out.
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    Yesterday, 04:20 AM
    OK. Other than that, it looks good if the barrel rifling is on the shallow side-- which a lot of pistols are. I looked down into a older Colt 1911 barrel and thought it was worn out the lands were so faint. But its normal for them, and a new...
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    Yesterday, 02:44 AM
    I'm going to go out on a limb here, and guess you didn't pick that color.
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    Yesterday, 01:09 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    I briefly worked with a Black Shoe sailor that had gotten hurt on leave. He couldn't go back to sea, so they attached him to the closest USN command to finish his enlistment the last several weeks before he got out. He was on a amphibious...
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    02-24-2020, 09:17 PM
    Its enough that I have to keep counter weights on the other side of the garage.
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    02-24-2020, 09:05 PM
    I'd recover what I could. The area under that baffle can't be more than about 3 tablespoons by volume. Going into 5 lbs. That's a pretty thin ratio. After that, mix it up real well. If you're not loading max. charges, it shouldn't be a big...
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    02-24-2020, 05:55 PM
    Coming out of a smooth bore, I'd think it would fly about the same, only faster and more accurate, than if you shot the same round ball out of a sling shot.
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    02-24-2020, 02:06 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    Way cool! I went to PR 'C' School at NAS Lakehurst in '77 with a 1st Class PO that told that story from Gitmo. He was part of the SAR crew there for awhile. He'd confirm it was boring- the front gate was locked, and there wasn't a back gate. ...
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    02-23-2020, 08:09 PM
    Stir & flux more, add more pure Lead and/or lower the temp. Wait a few more seconds before you cut the sprue. I don't go more than about 15 minutes before I stir again. I'm not sure if the goodies will stratify that soon or not, I just stir...
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    02-23-2020, 02:50 PM
    You'll like 'em. Remember- driving at night down there is no joke. The state and scavengers are pretty good about cleaning up road kill, so the ones you see will be fresh. A few years ago, on a hunting trip, we counted 26 road kill deer that...
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    02-23-2020, 01:20 PM
    If ya like wine, there are vineyards scattered all down through there. They make some pretty good stuff. We call it 'Chateau Bubba'. If you have time to get on over to Fredericksburg: The WWII museum in the old Nimitz family's Steamship...
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    02-23-2020, 01:27 AM
    Call Lyman, tell 'em what ya got, and make your best deal if you can't straighten it out.
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    02-23-2020, 01:20 AM
    I was watching it jump up out of the ground, and figure that showed what would be the felt recoil. You'd be crazier than a ex-wife to shoulder fire it, but it didn't looke like it'd be any big deal.
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    02-23-2020, 01:01 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    Had a buddy that was there with the Grunts around 1990 or so-- whenever that big volcano blew up. He was in a bar, felt a bump on his backside. He felt back there and discovered a bar girl was trying to shake hands with his wallet. One thing...
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    02-23-2020, 12:52 AM
    My Lyman 4 cav. 9mm blocks flopped around enough, I never lubed it. I didn't keep it long, but it did fine. When I was done with a session, after it cooled, I dunked it in a jar of car engine oil to protect it. Not sure if that counts or not.
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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.
Back to your oars. The Captain wants to waterski.


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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