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  • Mal Paso's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 AM
    MP Molds are leaded brass so you will produce Lead Acetate even with a new mold. Nonsense! MP Brass Molds are perfectly stable even slightly above operating temperature. If the alloy is really stuck, heat until the alloy is soft and wipe it...
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  • MaryB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    I am turning zinc into ingots to sell to the scrap yard. They XRF them and I drill one in front of them to xrf the shavings from the middle. When I have 50 pounds I take it in.
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  • MaryB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    I ran into that when I parked in a handicap spot at Walmart. This rather young woman screamed at me to get out of HER parking spot. I asked if she had handicap tags... nope, no mirror tag either. I have the mirror tag. Sure I walk okay going into...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    George is on the prowl again. How can one man cause so many security system failures? Can it be the magic keys?
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    I'll bite!
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  • Smoke4320's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:28 PM
    I'm thinking it may be a good idea for shotgun slugs and round balls also. Done with the rant, back to the lead mine. Gp Funny you should say that I even PC my muzzleloader bullets ..
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Fast food tipping?? in Our Town
    A tip is supposed to be a personal "Thank You" for above and beyond service. I grew up in an era when 10% was a good tip. If the service you are tipping is the same, why do they expect a higher percent in a tip? The food/hotel price has increased...
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    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    Unless you've experienced that level of chronic pain, you can't imagine the need. I passed a 5X7 mm kidney stone and had 9 teeth pulled at one setting without anything but regular ibuprofen. That said, the constant pain in my lower back is another...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread For thought and meditation in Our Chapel
    We are given the Spirit through faith . We many times think we need to lean to use the Holy Spirit . We do NOT use the Holy Spirit , The Spirit uses us for the greater glory of GOD .
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  • jmort's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 AM
    I use the Clear Ballistics synthetic gel. Got two 24 inch blocks and two molds. It is resuable. Not too expensive. Just add a crock pot and you good to go casting gel blocks. Fun to use
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  • Smoke4320's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:24 AM
    Ar15 pencil barrel heat up quickly and usually group sizes grow as quickly. If you are shooting off a bench and resting the handguard or barrel on something i would suggest you try something else first . A freefloat handguard. rest on that only...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:17 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread For thought and meditation in Our Chapel
    We are a vessel to hold the light of Christ . Left to our own we fail . We are to convey his light .
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:09 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel
    2 Cornicles 28 Audio link ; https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/purevoice/niv/2Chr.28 Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. Unlike David his father, he did not do what was right in the eyes...
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  • Crusty Deary Ol'Coot's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 11:28 PM
    Lyman's cast bullet book lists a number of powders for a 190gr that all get into the 2300 - 2400fps range, with 5744 being listed as the most accurate. That powder seems to show good results in quite a few cartridges/cast bullet loads and the...
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  • MaryB's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 09:30 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    Want wreck? Low back laminectomy(decompression), now need a fusion. Neck fusion. Right shoulder rotator cuff twice, left shoulder still has an 80% tear. Right wrist carpal tunnel twice, left wrist still have carpal tunnel. Left hip tumor removed...
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  • MaryB's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 09:19 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Any HAM's here? in Our Town
    Probably tomorrow night... have to mow tomorrow afternoon... Had 2 meter e-skip yesterday, worked a half dozen station out on the east coast!
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  • MaryB's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 09:13 PM
    Even the heavy Annon flags don't last here, if I get a full year I am doing good...
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  • Mal Paso's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 09:07 PM
    Clean the mold Hot, Working Temperature or just above. Sprue lube and/or beeswax on a 6" cotton swab. Use the stick end to dislodge stubborn spots. I laid the halves on my preheat hotplate. Miha's Brass doesn't tarnish very well. Birchwood Casey...
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  • jmort's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 08:12 PM
    I use #000 in a Governor It goes 16 inches in bare gelatin Very similar to getting smoked by Wild Bill Hickok with his .36 caliber revolvers, but rather than a single hit, 4 at once.
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  • jmort's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 08:04 PM
    No need I asked him about a $2,000 Club I can't be the only one
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 07:44 PM
    Didn't know about deal to have one flown over the White House; good to know. I've bought Annon before. This one was from Eder Flags in Wisconsin.
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  • jmort's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 04:10 PM
    Box O Truth https://www.theboxotruth.com/the-box-o-truth-43-buckshot-in-a-rifled-shotgun-barrel/ Seems like a desperation application
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  • Smoke4320's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 03:11 PM
    For the first time in almost 40 years I got a case stuck in a die that I could not remove it was a nearly new RCBS 300 Blackout resizing die .. Lubed cases with Hornady one shot Should have stopped there as I noticed the spray pattern looked...
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  • Crusty Deary Ol'Coot's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 02:34 PM
    Be sure to keep us all posted as per test and hunting results!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a 175gr flat nose that I cast for possible use in the .308/30-06 an 300 win mag. Will be interested in your results! Crusty Deary Ol'Coot
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  • Smoke4320's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 02:08 PM
    I would be building me a nice thick Steel V To set behind the camera to act as a bullet shield/deflector
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 02:08 PM
    I commend your patriotism jonp. I usually replace my flag twice each year. Bought the replacement this year a few weeks before Memorial Day. Spent just shy of $50 on a 3' x 5' that's supposed to be of commercial quality. How colorfast it is...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 02:02 PM
    Use care adding the MS as you can create an explosive atmosphere, in an enclosed space, compleat with static electricity. Also, too much can cause the dirt to stick to the brass like specks of hard wax, which is extremely hard to remove. I add a...
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    06-22-2018, 01:46 PM
    Can cause your hair to stand up just before your pucker string fluctuates, with staining results. Once in an aluminum boat and again standing on my front porch. Now when the first hint of it is noticed, I find safe shelter. The concussion of it...
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    06-22-2018, 01:31 PM
    Sounds like something a liberal politician would think up to solve a none existent problem. Sometimes corporate lawyers have to do something to make themselves indispensable.
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    06-22-2018, 01:24 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Charles Krauthammer in Our Town
    Everybody forms opinions on misinformation at one time or another. I don't fault Charles for his anti-gun leanings. His foresight in most matters was spot on, and his intellect made him a person to pay close attention to. Above all he had real...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 01:11 PM
    Over a couple years I mined and smelted over 7 tons of range lead and they considered it a favor. I sold in excess of 400 lbs of jacket material and scrap brass. What other hobby pays you to participate? Kinda proves you can save money casting,...
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    06-22-2018, 12:15 PM
    Please note to all our call in customers ...our phone number has changed new number is 704 624 7320 10AM to 6PM EST Thanks
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    06-22-2018, 12:08 PM
    Please note to all our call in customers ...our phone number has changed new number is 704 624 7320 10AM to 6PM EST Thanks
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    06-22-2018, 12:07 PM
    Please note to all our call in customers ...our phone number has changed new number is 704 624 7320 10AM to 6PM EST Thanks
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    06-22-2018, 12:04 PM
    Please note to all our call in customers ...our phone number has changed new number is 704 624 7320 10AM to 6PM EST Thanks
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Married 52 yr to the best gal I ever knew, with 2 children and 4 grand childres. Retired 7/07
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Gold prospecting , Gem Cutting, Casting, Reloading, SHOOTING
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39.5 yr as a Pattern, and mold maker for a plastics mfg, that was killed by the China imports..

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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