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  • Fishman's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 09:38 PM
    I used mold release spray on a couple of badly pitted molds with success. The technique was to spray the release on after casting a few bullets. Then spin a bullet in the cavity with some very fine abrasive like bore paste. The pits will stay...
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  • Fishman's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 09:37 AM
    Not always. I carry a Springfield xds .45 comfortably in my jeans front pocket. I have also carried a Taurus snub there. There is a bulge but nobody notices, trust me. That was the biggest hang up I had was assuming people were more observant than...
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    08-19-2017, 09:28 AM
    That, sir, is a great idea. Essential oils are all over Amazon and can even be found at wal mart. I'm going to try it.
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    08-16-2017, 03:14 PM
    that is not a 60% reduction that is a 40% reduction from max load of same powder for same weight bullet in jacketed load data to accommodate cast bullet. Multiply by .6 yields 60% of original or a 40% reduction not 60% reduction. Take load data...
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    08-15-2017, 10:38 AM
    I was told that for cast lead bullets if forced to use jacketed load data then start with 60% of the jacketed max. Would be enough to not squib and lodge in the barrel and well under max for lead. Got this when I called a powder company looking...
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    08-15-2017, 10:26 AM
    Our instincts are always trying to protect us and always based on something, often the basis that is triggering that feeling is something we don't notice consciously but it's something our mind picked up on without our noticing it. Glad your...
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    08-11-2017, 01:58 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Scam Alert in Our Town
    Yep if you don't look up the phone number online or on your bill and confirm the contact and situation by reaching out to that known good phone number there is a good chance of you being on the short end of a scam.
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    08-10-2017, 07:16 PM
    I think the part of your comment about trying some other loads was a good one. Have found that I'm unlikely to hit the "sweet spot" right out of the gate. Most of my loads are a result of making a ladder of loads from low to high in about 2/10 of...
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    08-10-2017, 05:32 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Flexeril! in Our Town
    I get the front of the thigh and hip, with a bit of top of foot thrown in by another branch. Pain radiates down leg as I stand for any length of time. Better after surgery but not as much better now as then. But I have been doing a bunch of...
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    08-10-2017, 05:16 PM
    I sort of wondered about twist rate as relates to bullet weight that will work best. Did a quick Google and found this https://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125050 This person found lighter weight bullet and less than 90% of max load...
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    08-10-2017, 10:44 AM
    I bought some S&B to try out but haven't done so yet. Have a decent supply of CCI but have used up a couple thousand mostly SR and SP so in keeping with my policy of use 1 and buy 2 unless I already have enough.... Looks like I'm going to be...
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    08-09-2017, 06:43 PM
    When searching online I don't even go to the Bass Pro site. If I wanted to waste money on over priced stuff I would take dear wife to the antique outlet and hand her a wad of bills. More efficient and at least one of us would be happy with the...
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    08-09-2017, 05:50 PM
    Not seeing an increase around here for CCI which is what I buy, at least so far. Lot of folks that stocked up on sale, or who haven't bought any for a while because they had enough on hand might be seeing a couple dollar increase per 1k over the...
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    08-09-2017, 10:52 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Got my first press in Our Town
    People have used the grinder stands from Harbor Freight as a press stand. I made this one but added small under counter lights, peg board back and a set of 2x8 shelves that sit along the back for 1/2 the width. Place to store dies, powder...
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    08-08-2017, 06:01 PM
    Aluminum is not as hard so a little more prone to damage. More likely to get a ding from bumping or gouge the top with the steel sprue plate with mold made from aluminum. But it is lighter weight so less fatigue to cast with. Bit more rapid in...
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    08-08-2017, 05:52 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Got my first press in Our Town
    I don't know how much money I save, how much I have "invested" but I do know I have sufficient ammo when I want it, tailored to be what will be suitable for the use intended. It isn't addictive so much as it's endless. Always more tools or...
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    08-08-2017, 05:38 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Flexeril! in Our Town
    When I handled a lot of weight as part of my work every so often I would get a back spasm. Nerve was pinched so back muscles would lock up trying to "splint" the injured area. The locked up muscle caused nerves to get irritated which leads to more...
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  • Fishman's Avatar
    08-05-2017, 10:08 PM
    I grew up with potatoes boiled in water but when I got married my wife liked steaming them. A superior approach imho since the potato flavor doesn't get leached out. That said, I don't see how the OP's recipe could help but be delicious. Look at all...
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    08-04-2017, 03:55 PM
    And I ordered a 15 pack at usps.com in the store -> Shipping Supplies -> Free Supplies https://store.usps.com/store/browse/category.jsp?categoryId=shipping-supplies Free supplies are like one or two items down in the left side menu. 15 pack of...
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    08-04-2017, 03:34 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread computer help, please. in Our Town
    I would add Ubuntu is pretty good about having drivers for a lot of hardware. Have used that to make boot disk & usb stick for laptops because it seemed to have a good track record for laptop hardware actually working post install. Things such as...
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    08-04-2017, 03:30 PM
    Now some folks figure too much is still a little short of enough, I'm not going to argue with them but my own approach is get what you can until you have what you need then slow down to replace plus a little over. Keep an eye out for deals or...
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    08-04-2017, 02:34 PM
    Someone is having either too much fun or a really bad time. Pretty sure when the gun gets hot that it's one of those two things causing it. I could find it when couldn't find a lot of pistol powders and it just works well for my uses. I did buy...
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    08-03-2017, 06:46 PM
    Hmmm. No one said Titegroup. I like that powder, yes it is small charge so it is harder to spot a double or short charge, it is not always a best choice at near max loads but a little goes a long way but can do what it takes to have a solid load....
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    08-02-2017, 10:56 AM
    I was at a Salvation Army store that recently has begun pricing pewter items at prices that are nuts. They used to have decent prices, I think they hired someone that looks it up on evil bay and thinks asking price = value, as opposed to checking...
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    08-02-2017, 10:27 AM
    I just give her first pick, then push her to take some I like, pretty soon since I have "no taste or design sense" she rejects all my pewter out of hand as "doesn't go with her design". If it is a heavy enough piece however I'm a gonna kick it...
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    08-02-2017, 10:20 AM
    Corn Ingots! I hated trying to stack or store them but they looked soooo Cool! Can't give you the details but if you have accurate thermometer and measure the temp every minute as it goes from liquid to solid. The temp will plateau at a...
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    08-02-2017, 09:45 AM
    Sorting brass by head stamp, checking for condition. Through 3 out of 4 coffee cans.
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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