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    Yesterday, 09:07 PM
    I had a friend who used to buy reject condoms because he didn't like to "waste money" -I'm guessing that your mixed powder has about the same percentage of something going wrong as he did with the products he purchased. By the way . . . . did I...
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    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    Great words of wisdom! Would loe to have that on a tee shirt! Thanks for sharing!
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    10-14-2018, 01:09 PM
    For 50+ years, I've used one real bees wax toilet ring mixed with 1 pound of Crisco for my BP lube on all of my revolvers. I favor '51 Navies but I do have a Remy "Navy" (Pietta) that is an excellent shooter. I lube the cylinder pin on that with...
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    10-13-2018, 12:07 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Hot Sauce Business? in Our Town
    Good luck on your journey with the hot sauce! Don't know whee you are, but if you got big enough to have to buy peppers - check out Hatch, NM. When we go to AZ from MI, we usually take the road through Hatch and hot peppers are all over the place...
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    10-12-2018, 11:22 AM
    If you are going to donate them and can't find a place - maybe you could find someone who would put the up on fleabay - they would probably sell . . . have no idea how much. Whoever sells them for you could keep the money or whatever they bring...
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    10-12-2018, 11:16 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Selling reloads in Our Town
    I would think that getting the licenses - Fed, State, Local, etc. would be the "easy" part - the hard part is going to be finding an insurance company that will write you a liability policy. Perhaps there are companies that are NRA friendly who...
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    10-11-2018, 09:49 PM
    Do they not make brass tubing?
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    10-11-2018, 08:58 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Sheep shears in Our Town
    Just a side note on sheep shears - a few years ago I bought a really attractive stag handle with a buffalo horn cap knife from a guy at a few market here in AZ. He was from Texas and did forging. The blade on the knife was one side of a sheep...
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    10-11-2018, 08:50 PM
    All I needed to see was the "pop up" with the NY Times . . . .well written?
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    10-11-2018, 11:04 AM
    Looking good! Years ago, I wanted to make one to slip in the back of my pickup - something that would advertise my woodworking/millwork shop that I owned. One of those things that just never got done. Glad you are making progress on your camper -...
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    10-10-2018, 05:24 PM
    dagger dog replied to a thread Breaking & Entering in Our Town
    The next time you replace your wiper blades, save the 2 metal strips that hold the rubber to the blade, they make perfect picks and tension bars, you can try grinding different profiles on the picks and make the tension bar by bending the strip 90*.
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    10-10-2018, 04:49 PM
    Take plenty hearing protection !
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    10-10-2018, 12:14 PM
    6 gr. of Red Dot under a 255 grain Ideal/Lyman 454-190 shoots great out of my 7 1/2" Uberti Cattleman. Congrats - you'll love the one you're getting! And we'd love to see pictures when you get it!
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    10-10-2018, 12:10 PM
    I agree with Mr. Peabody - it's at least worth a try. I normally use a 255 gr in my 45 but also shoot 200 gr with good accuracy. 5 gr. of Red Dot with a 200 gr in Schofield casing should work fine. Maybe shoot a bit differently than your normal...
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    10-10-2018, 11:22 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread A dogs story in Our Town
    Great story and it sure brings a tear to the eyes. So many like her in similar situations. We don't have kids - our dogs are our kids. A few years back, I adopted an abused rescue poodle - had ben crated all her life, never new what a toy was,...
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    10-10-2018, 11:05 AM
    They must be young cats and squirrels . . . taking "selfies" like that . . . . now the younger generation is rubbing off on the wildlife? :-)
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    10-10-2018, 11:02 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread A day of Retirement in Our Town
    Congrats on your retirement! Sounds like you had a great day! I've been retired now for about 10 or 11 years but still keep busy. You'll find that you'll be busy and wonder how you ever had the time to get everything done while you were working. ...
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    10-07-2018, 12:32 PM
    I haven't shot in a match for a number of years - mainly because I've seen guys get so stressed out and competitive about it that they have actually gotten physically sick - my brother was one of them. My question is . . why? It's fine to be...
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    10-07-2018, 11:54 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    We don't have 'em in Michigan but I have visited a cousin many times where they do have them. As they say there . . . "the only good 'un is a dead 'un". :-) Where we are here in AZ now for the winter, we do have the rattlers - many species. It's...
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    10-07-2018, 11:45 AM
    How are they different than any other internet function. I do a lot on eBay - buy andsell - and am always getting bombarded with the same things you talk about. Given that, I did a search recently using, IIRC, MSN search for an "Irish Tenor Banjo"...
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    10-03-2018, 12:28 PM
    I am absolutely SHOCKED that something like this could even happen in the People's Republik of Chicago! Obviously, the NBC press put as much effort in to this story to verify facts and at least try to sound somewhat intelligent as they do in...
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    10-03-2018, 12:04 PM
    Welcome! You have some great products!
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    10-02-2018, 10:47 PM
    I had heard about this - had a LGPR that was pre-recall and recently sold it. I'm curious - anybody here have one of the re-call rifles and was it taken care of for you by Lyman? If so, just what did they do to "take care of it"? Obviously...
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    09-30-2018, 10:10 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Yard Sale Suprise in Our Town
    How about just telling the truth? Call LE . . . tell them you bought a bunch of stuff at a yard sale a while back and finally had a chance to go through it and you found what you think is a live grenade. What's the problem with that? Souvenir...
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    09-27-2018, 08:22 AM
    150 years from now, somebody is going to run across that wheel gun and go, "What the heck?" LOL I've followed your posts as well and I'm thinking you are going to have a whole lot of fun with this! Good on you! Enjoy and thanks for the post -...
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    09-25-2018, 08:07 AM
    ,008 is a lot to size down - I'm assuming you are using soft lead - the lead has to go somewhere when sizing down and usually it will be the grooves that take the beating. Unless you have the sizing dies already, what you spend on Lee push through...
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    09-22-2018, 06:22 PM
    "I will sell as a group or individually" So . . . are the bids per item X 5 or or all 5 items for one bid? A little vague . . . .
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    09-20-2018, 07:50 AM
    Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook recommends a .360. Ideal/Lyman made a number of molds in .360 fours with the 38 S & W cartridge (not 38 Special). I had several that I sold just a few weeks ago that were older Ideal molds in .360. As mentioned, slug...
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    09-19-2018, 06:37 PM
    I now a lot of guys like 22LR but I know i wouldn't buy one. I already have a Hery Lever 22 - a great rifle - but after the "shortage", I haven't shot a 22. I found that I would shoot more cartridges in calibers I could reload using lighter...
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    09-18-2018, 07:01 PM
    My set of tongs shows finish wear and use but they are still in nice shape. I have cast with it several times - as you found out, a good set of heavy leather gloves and getting it up to heat is the trick - and it does get HOT! IIRC, mine dropped...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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