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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 06:29 AM
    yup those turbo motors have come along way. Technology that indy cars would have loved in the 70s. First turbo car i had experience with was my grand national buick. There idea of high tech back then was to put a set of hypereutectic pistons in a...
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    Today, 04:02 AM
    All prices are + shipping. Offers should be made via PM. Payment by check, MO, Paypal etc. Not keenly interested in trades, but feel free to ask if you have something in mind, the more oddball something is, the more likely I am to be tempted by...
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  • RP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    RP replied to a thread Best Steak You Ever Ate in Our Town
    22 ounce porter house at a place called the Water Mark on NC coastline sad to say he retired sold the place and the new guy could not cook a hamburger that was any good. Now the best steak I get is cooked on the grill in the backyard.
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    Yesterday, 05:42 PM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread Best Steak You Ever Ate in Our Town
    Steak au poive at a restaurant that’s long gone. It was the first date with my wife 30 years ago.
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    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Why is Lead so CHEAP? in Cast Boolits
    Do a search on this board, you will see Doe Run shut down years ago. It almost became a running joke here.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 AM
    I can sure argue alot of that. Oil is better? Yup but i still remember buying my first mobil 1 synthetic for my new then 79 chev 350 4x4. It had 10 k on it then. I filled it with 10/30. checked it at 1200 miles and there was 2 quarts of oil left...
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    Yesterday, 05:45 AM
    dale2242 replied to a thread Pic posting test in Our Town
    Good job, Dennis. How is Coatsy doing?
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 10:18 PM
    Breakfast is one of my 3 favorite meals.
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    10-25-2020, 10:11 PM
    BLT or a Rüben I can be swayed either way.
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  • RP's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 04:40 PM
    I remove a fair amount of primers with the lee decapper die only one problem was on a crimped case. Warning when the primer goes off and your hand is in the catch that sucker as it comes down the chute and the primer is just about out it travels...
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    10-25-2020, 01:14 PM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Replacement ankle in Our Town
    tell you the truth bob i dont know what brand it is. All I know is there was one older brand they had a bunch of problems with and the one i have is a newer unit that is suppose to be better.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 12:45 PM
    My Swede prefers a bumped bullet. I use the lubrisizer, set the throw to give me the bump I need, and run them through. I generally do it separately from lubing, but can't see any reason to not do it in one operation.
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    10-25-2020, 12:42 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Why is Lead so CHEAP? in Cast Boolits
    Lead is a significant byproduct of many mining operations.
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  • canyon-ghost's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 10:27 AM
    Oh, my lapping compound came from a Wheeler scope lapping kit (220,320 grit).
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  • canyon-ghost's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 10:24 AM
    I have used lapping compound, very sparingly. I used 5 rounds in my 41 mag. You can, but firelapping is a bit unnecessary. Only had one box(50 rounds) of Jack-copper to start with. I did smooth up the forcing cone with lapping compound on a jag. ...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 07:50 AM
    if you factored in the parts and labor that 2006 truck would have needed on top of what you spent if it was an old school points and carbed motor you would change your tune about the new stuff. I chuckle when i hear storys of guys who have...
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  • RP's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 11:40 PM
    I add something that will burn that takes care of the smoke and helps speed up the melt that is at the point when the smoking is starting.
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  • RP's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 11:20 PM
    RP replied to a thread Why is Lead so CHEAP? in Cast Boolits
    Less is being used in other areas such as WWs batteries fishing weights I think have gone to zinc is my thinking.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 10:34 AM
    I think 20 gr. may be a bit heavy to start with.
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 10:06 AM
    I have a couple thousand of them .308. They were given to as new unfurled component brass. They’re OK but I wouldn’t pay for them. Case forming to .300 sav is more of a pain that it’s worth. You can’t turn necks.... yada yada yada. They...
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    10-24-2020, 08:41 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Ford V8 60 in Our Town
    guy that rebuilt it was a machinist all his life and is about as anal as they come. He died of a stroke last year and in his elegy his brother said that hes no doubt Gods #1 mechanic in heaven today. he had a better machine shop at home then most...
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    10-24-2020, 08:34 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Replacement ankle in Our Town
    had my right ankle done. Total ankle replacement about 5 years ago. It was GOD sent! Before i couldnt walk 10 yards and sometimes just getting out of bed in into the living room would about take your breath away. Was it an easy operation?? NOPE....
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 08:25 AM
    very true mary ive done it in my challenger. You pull the #2 fuse which kills power to the computer to reset it. Seems that if you drive in 60mph down the road and drive it sanely the computer learns that and adjusts timing and fuel curves and you...
    30 replies | 634 view(s)
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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