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    Today, 11:03 AM
    If you don't find an available .30 round ball mold check out track of the wolf. They have a 6 cavity .310 round ball Lee mold for a decent price. I picked up one because two pours to do a load seemed better than six pours with a double cavity. ...
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    Today, 09:42 AM
    My Lee .562 RB mold is due here Friday. I'm going to want to make at least a few right away to check actual fit. Now where is that fingers crossed smiley? YIPPEEE! It came a day early. :-) At least according to the USPS tracking system.
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    Today, 07:49 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Herters beam scale in Pay It Forward
    Wow! Yes! I needed a scale to set up one of the kids for reloading! Will have to go dig out something good for the pay it forward.
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    Today, 07:42 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Computer texting???? in Our Town
    You have to have the phone number AND know what carrier that they get service from. Each carrier (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, etc.) has their own gateway. You have to send the message to the-phone-number@their-carrier-gateway. That link I posted...
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    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Computer texting???? in Our Town
    yes you can. I don't do it so I can't say how well it works but here is some information. More detail on using the message gateway. SMS is the text message protocol...
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    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    Those utility dies for de-priming or Lee trim dies would certainly be a good use for that tray. Also the Lee universal flaring dies. Or the Lyman cut off die for turning 30-06 into 8mm mauser. Come to think of it I DO have a lot of dies that are...
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    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    Still I think a 255 grain pill in RFN configuration delivered BMC will pretty much end that persons participation in a robbery. If the perps are persistent enough to not leave dragging the first wounded/dying one with them I would be somewhat...
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    Yesterday, 02:18 PM
    Bump. Two bags all same headstamp left.
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    04-17-2018, 11:36 PM
    I read all about pan lubing, and then decided I really liked tumble lubing and shake and bake powder coating. :-) The first takes a squirt of alox based lube in a big zip lock bag, tumble and dump on tray. The powder coat is a bit more work but...
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    04-17-2018, 05:30 PM
    Tuesday evening bump. After work and you decide you want a nice pile of good .308 brass well here you go!
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    04-17-2018, 05:00 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Got bugs? in Our Town
    Really? Way I heard it half of what you put on the table would eat you or kill you given half a chance, the rest doubles as bait to catch the stuff that would eat you or kill you. :-p Some folks claim the modern tennis racket started out life...
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    04-17-2018, 02:47 PM
    Not surprising the number of people that say "better" than nothing and if your comfortable with it then use it. Seems simple to me in a flat out fire fight the SA is at a disadvantage in term of only one thing. Suppressing fire. Me I don't want...
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    04-16-2018, 11:15 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Got bugs? in Our Town
    Deer flies, Black Flies the first will follow you, the second don't suck blood they slice you open to lap it up and seem to like beaches. Ticks of course. Then we have at least 4 main types of mosquitos. You know how a heavy snow can reflect your...
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    04-16-2018, 04:43 PM
    the flake pattern can look like a hot dipped galvanized pail or trash can with the flake size being in part related to the cooling rate which influences the way crystals form on the surface.
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    04-16-2018, 04:31 PM
    Have to remember what you buy from swapping and selling is often in nice clean ingots which are of greater value than bucket of WW's or assorted scrap from a scrap yard. Even nice lead scrap has to be fetched, and usually fuel + time is involved in...
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    04-16-2018, 12:02 PM
    bluejay75 shipped and tracking number sent. bbucking payment received will send tracking number as soon as I can get it to post office tomorrow.
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    04-16-2018, 01:50 AM
    Using tape around a 10mm socket to find the diameter that will fit I was all the way down at .560 - .561 before I could get the wad and socket through at any sort of moderate pressure. I think I will order the Lee .562 and give it a try. Worse...
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    04-14-2018, 02:21 PM
    Opinions on the .566 Pritchett hollow base smooth sided bullet? Anyone ever tried one? The track of the wolf old style scissor mold is only .004 over .566 at .570 and runs $40 so not bad cost wise and pretty close size wise. If nothing else a...
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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