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    Yesterday, 07:53 AM
    Awesome! You sir are a lucky man.
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    07-15-2018, 09:19 PM
    Just passed on a H&R 6.5" single six in .32 H&R mag at 250$ mostly because the seller would only take postal money order or bank certified check. Just more hassle than it is worth. Then I found a Ruger Bisley single six new in box with a buy it...
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    07-14-2018, 10:00 PM
    I recently tested my Hipoint C9 pistol with 8 rounds of 125 gr rnfp over 2.5 grains of Red Dot. You'd have to chrono them but that is half a grain below start. Pistol ran like a champ, accuracy was ok, mostly out of practice with it. I...
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    07-14-2018, 09:48 PM
    I don't see overpenitration as a problem. Inside the house its 12 ga all the time. Outside, well I really don't care a whole lot if that slug makes 2 holes vs one. All depends on the situation, what you consider acceptable and what is not. ...
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    07-14-2018, 09:41 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Coffee in Our Town
    I've done it in mid summer, with a freshly brewed jug of sweet tea. Still not quite the same though. I used to drink a single 12 oz insulated mug of coffee every morning. Then my wife upgraded me to a couple of those nice stainless steel...
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    07-14-2018, 09:31 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Texas Drivers in Our Town
    North Dakota Drivers have gotten really bad the last 20 years. We even have our own move named for us. The "Dakota slide" where people change 2 or 3 lanes with no signal to be seen. Normally cutting someone off in the process. Had one do it to...
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    07-14-2018, 08:16 AM
    Outpost will get here, he is the king of the .32's from what I have seen. I have a Rolling Block takedown chambered in .32sw long. I have not got it totally tweaked yet. Still working on finding what it wants. My favorite boolit is the Lee...
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    07-13-2018, 09:18 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Please help me in Single Shot Guns
    Break the barrel, turn safety off, cock hammer, holding the trigger back ease the hammer down while looking at the hole the firing pin should come through. Did it? Many of these rifles have transfer bars, where if you release trigger too soon...
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    07-13-2018, 09:13 PM
    I'm with Thumbcocker. Found a mold I had forgotten that I had. 2 cavity Lee 150 gr flat nose with gas check. Cast 50 of them couple days back in half an hour. Out of the 60 cast, culled 3. No wrinkles, 3 out of the first few pours had...
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    07-12-2018, 08:59 PM
    50 flat nosed 150 gr with GC for .30-30. Got them lubed, checked, sized, lubed and drying. Probably be loading tomorrow.
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    07-12-2018, 09:50 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Thank you Lord! in Our Chapel
    Praise the Lord for he is good. Easy to yell at dogs, do that myself regularly.
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    07-11-2018, 09:25 PM
    The Earth is not static, it is a series of cycles that repeat. Some short duration, some long, some in the middle. You can NOT trust what the government is putting out. They are cooking the books trying to make a failed point. For every place...
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    07-11-2018, 09:19 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread A praise to GOD in Our Chapel
    Praise God from who all blessings flow. Take care of yourself now Charlie!
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    07-11-2018, 07:43 AM
    I agree, words of wisdom indeed.
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    07-11-2018, 07:21 AM
    I'm with JimB. And I do those regularly with nothing more expensive than an old RCBS .270 winchester die with the depriming rod removed, some cast .357 bullets from 125 to 158 gr, and old punch, and a hammer. I will say get a Lee .430 size...
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    07-09-2018, 09:17 PM
    Some 4 years ago being flush with cash from early inheritance I bought a bunch of silver. Paid 14 to 14.50$ per ounce for most of mine. I have an assortment but the majority of mine are 1 oz silver rounds in a variety of patterns. All .999...
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    07-08-2018, 09:16 PM
    Give away now while your still alive to enjoy it. Family, friends, not all but maybe 1/3 to half. Set them up right with dies, molds, ammo, etc. There is a joy to finding new guns, but an even greater one that comes with giving. Go visit,...
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    07-08-2018, 08:56 PM
    I have a friend who took a basic cheap trailer frame, built one of those aluminum covered teardrop trailers. No bath, kitchen in the rear with a hatch type door that swung up. Sold it 2 weeks later for double what he had into into it, and...
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    07-08-2018, 08:24 AM
    I've seen it done. If it was me I would get a second bushing and fit it for the long barrel. At one point one of the gun parts company's was offering 12" barrels for .45acp quite reasonably. Would turn a 5" 1911 into a different sort of beast....
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    07-07-2018, 09:38 PM
    You hit the lotto twice! Nicely done.
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    07-07-2018, 09:37 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Guide me in Our Chapel
    I think he is brother, I think he is! But it is IMO a good reminder that we all need to stay humble, remember who is in charge, and listen attentively.
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    07-07-2018, 09:25 PM
    This is what I bought for my lead dripping. Have not smelted on it yet. https://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-SP1-Jet-Cooker/dp/B0002913MI If you are concerned about the weight I would support the melt pot with heavy angle irons and blocks and...
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    07-07-2018, 09:18 PM
    Ok couple of points. A Ballistics Products aka BPI. https://www.ballisticproducts.com/ Bookmark it. Good prices, great selection, awesome service, help if you get in a bind. B Agree, buy a manual. BPI Advantages works. Loads of recipes. ...
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    07-07-2018, 08:56 PM
    Well I spent about 3 hours yesterday moving the laptop to its new home, plugging it into the lan. Instantly negotiated connection and Youtube was off and simply FLYING. Never saw a single second of that circular "loading" indicator. Video's...
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    07-07-2018, 08:51 AM
    Then there is the choice my sister had to make. Dad was essentially blind, frail, 93, did pretty much nothing but yell at mom all day. Then he started attacking his caregivers. He was moved 120 miles away to a facility that could handle...
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    07-07-2018, 08:22 AM
    Logged into Mint last night after moving it to its home and plugging in the Lan. Gparted great tool. Was able to do a search and find and install it painlessly. But before taking irrevocable steps I decided to run with it a bit as it is. ...
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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