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    05-25-2020, 05:33 PM
    Same here except I am too frugal to buy target pasters. I use black electrical tape instead...
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    05-24-2020, 10:39 AM
    Pipefitter replied to a thread Mri in Our Town
    I have had a couple MRI's done a few years apart. The first one wasn't too bad, just closed my eyes and thought about riding a motorcycle on a winding road. The second time I made the mistake of opening my eyes about halfway through, the tech asked...
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    05-19-2020, 08:59 PM
    Pipefitter replied to a thread Rare tornado here. in Our Town
    If you do a google search for "Psalm Sunday Tornadoes" the first picture on the list is a double tornado. The northern one of the two cut a swath about 300 yards in front of the house I grew up in. The last time I went down that road a couple years...
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    05-17-2020, 09:17 AM
    I soak my ceramic coated grates in the laundry tub in hot water and Dawn dish soap for a couple hours, they wipe off with a dish cloth easily.
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    05-11-2020, 09:15 PM
    I went shopping this weekend, plenty of TP, paper towels. The one thing that did surprise me was the shelf of kidney beans was empty.....
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    05-11-2020, 06:52 PM
    Pipefitter replied to a thread Core bonding in Swaging
    Are you using "pure" lead for cores? When you bond cores to jackets you are essentially soldering the lead to the brass jacket. Pure lead does not stick well to a brass jacket without a fair amount of tin in the alloy. The inside of the jacket...
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    05-09-2020, 05:56 PM
    Lead wire from my Corbin core swage die mics out at 0.065". The die swages out .380" cores to fit inside copper tubing jackets, but they work just as well in commercial jackets.
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    05-04-2020, 04:16 PM
    Kinda reminds me of 308 brass shot in a fluted chamber Cetme, maybe a full auto something?
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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