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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 PM
    Boaz started a thread Pet prayer request in Our Chapel
    OK this is a first for me , although I have prayed for others pets I never asked for prayer myself . If you can mention Hershey in your prayers . He came from a shelter and belonged to a lady with Alzheimer's in a rest home . When she could no...
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    Today, 04:55 PM
    BT Sniper started a thread 10% off sale! in BT Sniper
    HUNTING SEASON SALE! All BTSniper products on sale at 10% off. Sale good now till end of October. Does not include BTSimple product line.
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  • Smoke4320's Avatar
    Today, 03:23 PM
    I will take the mounting plate and deburring tool PM to follow
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 01:12 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bummed out in Our Town
    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, I also scored the coveted 45th edition of the Lyman reloading manual. I've heard others mention it's one of their favorites and they wouldn't be without it. I've seen them priced stupidly high on the famous auction...
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    Today, 12:59 PM
    I'd just use a solution of pure citric acid and water...I think others will add a touch of dish soap disclaimer: I don't use a ultra-sonic cleaner, I just use a old crockpot and solution of pure citric acid and hot water (3 Tblsp to a gallon). I...
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    Today, 12:46 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bummed out in Our Town
    Maybe? The Hutchinson show in late Sept has been a staple for 36 years, known widely as a locally run 300 table show (by the Elk's club) with lots of private dealers, much like the Wells, MN show in March. There is usually a "crocodile productions...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 PM
    Boaz replied to a thread Bummed out in Our Town
    Use to love gun shows here , you would see many interesting older guns and shooting items but they have become an extension of gun stores/shops with inflated prices because of the setting . Black guns and flea market junk . It's sad , I miss the old...
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  • Fly's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 PM
    Make your own. The sticky above has more info than any were on the net. You can make your own for less than $5 a lb. It shoots as fast as factory. Believe me there are many here that started making there own because they did not want to pay $25...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 PM
    Boaz replied to a thread For thought and meditation in Our Chapel
    Thank you rl69 . We do need to be ready , it's a good thought provoking message .
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 12:20 PM
    So, I get an advertising email special from Midsouth, Special pricing on everything in honor of it being the anniversary of my first order with them (most items were 10% off). Pricing is effective for 3 days, limited to one order only. I haven't...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 11:58 AM
    Myself, I keep it all separate and in it's original form, but I don't have 800lbs of mixed type. If I had 800lbs of mixed type, that's been sitting unused since '75 and I wasn't planning on selling it, then I'd surely think your plan of smelting it...
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    Today, 10:23 AM
    AS KENS and several others above said check your twist rate if 1-10 or 1-12 you will need to go to a tougher alloy.. 98/2 would probably do well just 20 bullets cast and aged about 2 weeks would set you in the right direction or slow down your...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 AM
    Thank you Artful , we see so much bad it's encouraging to know and see the good .
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel
    Leviticus 25 Audio link ; https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/purevoice/niv/Lev.25 The Lord said to Moses at Mount Sinai, 2 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    I never knew there was a target model. a quick google search found one "vintage"set available for $70
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    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    Not a stupid question...the posts are there. I'm not sure why it happens? But it has happened a couple times to me, where the default value changes for "Thread display options" and "show Threads from the..." it's near the bottom of the page for...
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    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe started a thread Bummed out in Our Town
    The local gunshow was this weekend, I always have a table there. VERY VERY low attendance, record low attendance, and very few of those few attendees were buying. The only buying/selling I was seeing was between those with a table. on the plus...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    shot the barrel loose? WOW ! Ruger couldn't fix it? WOW ! again. As DougGuy says, .431 seems like the size to use, if it'll fit. Hunting load, I'd use H110, work up a load for your gun, starting at Hodgdon's recomendation for a start load.
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  • MaryB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
    In 9mm the number one cause of leading is not matching boolit to barrel size as mentioned above! Until that is correct you will see leading issues. A possible test would be to powder coat a small batch and try them, that increases the diameter.
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  • MaryB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    Some forums are set to purge after 30 days of inactivity. Not sure if that is one of them or if it is just low traffic.
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    Yesterday, 07:57 PM
    30 Road and advertized in the High Country Shopper!
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    I don't think Dale will mind if I add this old Paul Harvey broadcast from over half century ago . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LWPcEo2gV0
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    I'll agree with him . People not raising/loving their children , considering them a burden not a blessing from GOD . Liberals might promote it but Satan's hand is in it . So many lost .
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    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    Very worthwhile to watch and listen to Mr. Kelly. Too bad those who need to hear this the most, won't listen or have anything to do with it. Every woman who has multiple children and never a husband, every man who has fathered multiple children...
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    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    In 300 blackout 2 loads one at 1045-1050 subsonic and 1 at 1400 fps In 45-70 1575 In my blackpowder 50 cal a NOE 460-350 PC'ED IN A KNIGHT sabot 458 socom 1600 fps None have gas checks
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    Yesterday, 10:03 AM
    Boaz started a thread Requesting prayer in Our Chapel
    I ask for prayer for two ladies . The first is Diane . Diane tried to commit suicide four years ago . She recovered and with many helping her got back on track . Of late she is becoming more depressed , breaking contact with people , she is...
    14 replies | 98 view(s)
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Married 52 yr to the best gal I ever knew, with 2 children and 4 grand childres. Retired 7/07
Piedmont (Conover) NC
Gold prospecting , Gem Cutting, Casting, Reloading, SHOOTING
39.5 yr as a Pattern, and mold maker for a plastics mfg, that was killed by the China imports..


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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