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    Today, 12:20 PM
    A whole lot of that going on in business. Buy with debt financing, re-finance at lower rate once company is purchased using company assets as collateral. Bleed profits as "return" to investors. Then break up and sell the assets for a quick buck...
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    Today, 11:51 AM
    Willing to entertain offers sent via PM. Some nice head stamps in popular calibers not selling, I have to assume it might be price. Or could just be timing but if it is a price issue PM me with an offer. Worst I can say is no or a counter offer.
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    Today, 11:30 AM
    I would say no don't do it, that it is very unsafe for a tiny yield but don't want to be guilty of piling on. Oh what the heck. Dangerous battery with 3# of lead if you are very effective at recovering the lead content AND don't end up dead or...
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    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    I'm a firm believer in not lumping electric or electronic tools together. I would look for a PID that I could use anyplace I wanted a PID with any pot of that voltage. Then look for a pot I liked. I'm another Magnum Melter and Ladle user. Works...
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    Yesterday, 01:55 PM
    I have 250 more cases to deprime then I'll start running batches while increasing the amount of pins as I go, and keeping the dawn and lemishine the same amount. I seem to be hearing that full of water is less effective than keeping the brass and...
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    Yesterday, 01:41 AM
    I have had decent results with Lyman #2 alloy, copper gas check and powder coating (shake-n-bake) 70 grain NOE .225 cast with 24.5 grains of Varget, CCI small rifle primer. Fired from a Ruger Mini-14 with 1:7 twist. No idea of the velocity but...
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    Yesterday, 01:04 AM
    Shipped what's been bought so far. Want to sell the rest so added small pewter ingot to the main items. More stuff for same money! Gun show coming up so I'll probably close this and take it there to sell whatever isn't sold by this weekend.
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    02-21-2018, 01:09 PM
    small bit of aluminum foil or fine steel wool as a thread locker is the simple solution. Drill and tap a locking set screw is the better one, a lot of molds come with an allen head set screw as a standard feature. Lube will help. It is the plate...
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    02-21-2018, 12:09 PM
    My feeling exactly. There was a show on preppers called Preppers and because the extremes are the most interesting the people on that show were at the far ends of "interesting". Spending the weekend in the concrete bunker under the garage going...
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    02-20-2018, 06:38 PM
    Those are nice powder drops. Love mine. Would have thought about buying his. If I hadn't been beat to it so badly.
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    02-20-2018, 06:32 PM
    You prepare for what you expect. Best preparation is mental. How would I deal with _________? I expect to get use out of my investment in time, money and labor in regular use not only if society breaks down. So what fills in that blank tends to...
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    02-20-2018, 11:33 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Questions about H110 in Cast Boolits
    I don't use that powder much but everything I have heard or read says it needs pressure to burn correctly. So not good for reduced loads, very good in a narrow band of top end loads. Myself I don't like the hand abuse so I seldom want a full power...
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    02-20-2018, 10:38 AM
    Well I have deprimed 1000 of the 38 specials. 500 more to go. I normally just do a squirt of dawn. Maybe a seconds worth. About like doing a sink full of dishes in the bad old days before automatic dishwashers. :-) I estimated that as around...
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    02-19-2018, 09:01 PM
    Looking at new .31 ball mold for shot and Lyman slug mold as I work through de-priming 1,500 38 special cases in preparation for a test of wet tumbling with stainless steel. Specifically pin to brass weight ratio. Fancy way of saying I needed to...
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    02-19-2018, 08:47 PM
    You want to know when SHTF or EOTWAWKI will happen? My best guess is about a week after I become debt free by paying off the mortgage and car and all store and credit cards. So my advice is don't worry about that sort of scenario, I'm sure between...
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    02-19-2018, 06:36 PM
    Online the retailers can move more volume and they know online shoppers can price compare their price against the competitions in about a minute. I checked 3 places to order an 8# jug and some primers. The prices all came out within about $5 of...
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    02-19-2018, 06:21 PM
    I bookmarked that link those are nice boxes at a good price. I use the cheap ones and the top always wanting to be closed is sort of annoying will try the blow dryer to see if that can be changed but eventually those ones from Midsouth look like a...
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    02-19-2018, 06:08 PM
    Man I like that, changes the whole cost picture of shooting C&B revolver. I'm ok with the musket since it is not fired as many times but the pistol does go through some caps.
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    02-19-2018, 09:51 AM
    I bought a new #1 a couple years back. It was returned twice to Ruger for FTF. The first visit also resulted in them changing the buttstock for some reason as a “courtesy”. I guess it must have gotten damaged in shipping since there were also dings...
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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