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    Today, 11:59 AM
    I was in need of a specific Lyman "M" die and posted a WTB for it. TNsailorman was kind enough to respond and let me know he had just what I was looking for! The transaction was swift and very easy - die arrived well packed and quickly - just what...
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    Today, 11:29 AM
    toot - sounds like you got a decent quality trade gun - and there were good ones produced. I don't think he price is out of line at all if it is a nice piece and functions well. I took a quick look at Titan when I posted yesterday and didn't...
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    Today, 11:02 AM
    I'm also guessing it is going to depend on if you ladle dip or bottom pour. I use a Lee 10# dipping pot and a Lyman bottom pour ladle. I had a few 4 cavity Ideal/Lyman molds at one time and I just never liked them. Most of my multiple cavity...
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    Today, 10:49 AM
    As noted above - if you buy round balls from a dealer - such as hornady balls, etc. - you are going to have to buy a minimum of a box - usually 100 unless a large caliber. Lead sinkers work well - but if you can't find lead sinkers and just want...
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    Today, 10:39 AM
    A short time ago, someone posted here about the show on the Sons of Liberty. My wife and I have been watching "TURN" on Netflix - this is a series and there are four seasons of it on Netflix. It is about the New York area (at least season one)...
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    Today, 08:40 AM
    heavy rain here..... My Life’s Spiritual Honor and Duty By Oswald Chambers I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians… —Romans 1:14 Paul was overwhelmed with the sense of his indebtedness to Jesus Christ, and he spent his life to...
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    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    toot - Please know that my comments are in no way a criticism of your trade gun - just a reminder to do a safety check before you fire it. I remember a number of these types of trade guns being sold in the '60s. Some were flintlock with a back...
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    Yesterday, 12:49 PM
    For plastic or brass casings for the Smith - Lodgewood Lodgewood also has push through sizers that will mount in a standard loading press to size if you need to for your Smith Black Powder also carries the plastic tubes - cheaper than...
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    Yesterday, 12:14 PM
    I have never used Pyrodex but have shot BP revolvers since I was a kid in the dark ages. Regardless of if it is a C & B or a cartridge revolver - you will get fouling due to the nature of the beast. So . . make sure you lube your cylinder pin of...
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    Yesterday, 11:59 AM
    For what it's worth - I have loaded HB in 45 Colt with BP. I'm a long time 58 caliber rifled musket shooter and for that, I have always filled the HB of the mini ball with crisco - BUT - those loads were being used one after another - not sitting...
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    Yesterday, 09:46 AM
    this is one of the hardest things for me at times.. turning the other cheek..
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    Yesterday, 08:58 AM
    morning boys... weather is not just cloudy, rainy, but HEAVY rain today... Suffering Afflictions and Going the Second Mile By Oswald Chambers I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other...
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    07-13-2020, 09:01 PM
    Supply and demand . . . . We all complained about shortages and high prices when Obama was in . . . Gun manufacturers have bee shut and/or limited in regards to production because of virus , , , just think how Uberti, Pietta and others whose...
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    07-13-2020, 07:38 PM
    I always enjoyed his posts as well. IIRC, he helped me out several times when I was looking for particular things. I certainly hope that he and his are doing well.
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    07-13-2020, 07:25 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread House jacks???? in Our Town
    We used to call them "jack posts" when we sold them at our lumber yard - any building material company should carry them. As already mentioned - dependss on what your task is. For "raising" house or building to repair foundation, we used to use...
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    07-13-2020, 02:44 PM
    if this is the HP single cavity, I will take it... PM sent
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    07-13-2020, 11:57 AM
    PM sent
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    07-13-2020, 10:46 AM
    smoked turkey - unfortunately, we have to deal with so many of the conglomerates who support the radical Left, Socialism and such things as the BLM - which is nothing fore than a Leftist supported movement to cause chaos not unlike the false...
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    07-13-2020, 08:48 AM
    you should talk to AJay first.... or... Hogtamer.... does not sound like a good thing to try with soft roundballs.
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    07-13-2020, 08:44 AM
    rainy still here.... with a chance of HEAVY The Price of the Vision By Oswald Chambers In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord… —Isaiah 6:1 Our soul’s personal history with God is often an account of the death of our...
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    07-12-2020, 02:16 PM
    I will take 2 boxes if any are left. PM inbound
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    07-12-2020, 11:08 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread price of lead in Our Town
    For years, I was able to buy lead from one of the two scrap yards in the closest city to the mall town I lived near (in MI). The majority of it was soft lead cable sheathing - greasy and dirty - cut in sections and flattened and great for my...
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    07-12-2020, 10:42 AM
    You've just discovered the latest invention - instead of "bottle neck" casings you found the new "funnel mouth" cartridge case. I have a feeling that such things happen more often than folks will admit. Mainly by those who don't take the time to...
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    07-12-2020, 09:27 AM
    Markopolo replied to a thread Prayer request in Our Chapel
    prayers sent for Charlie and Betty Eddy and Rose... may God's will be done...
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    07-12-2020, 09:15 AM
    well.... its cloudy and rainy here... about 51f The Spiritually Self-Seeking Church By Oswald Chambers …till we all come…to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ… —Ephesians 4:13 Reconciliation means the restoring of the...
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    07-11-2020, 12:26 PM
    bullet maker 57 listed a number of nice mold blocks in the S & S section and I potted one that I had been looking for. Quick "I'll take it" and quick communications with him and the deal was sealed. Quick rocket delivery - very well packed and a...
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    07-11-2020, 10:43 AM
    Chevy sedan - $22,000.00 Mercedes Benz - $65,000.00. They'll both get you to the same destination. You mention 9mm and then 45 Colt. I use the Lee 4 die set for loading 9mm - never have had an issue with the dies or the finished product. 45...
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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