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    02-24-2021, 11:19 PM
    I'm looking for a set of 6.5 Creedmoor dies for a friend who is getting started in reloading. Please be advised, you will be doing any deals directly with me. However, I will need time to contact him with any prices and conditions, but I will be...
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    02-24-2021, 09:47 PM
    tankgunner59 started a thread Great discovery in Our Town
    I got a brick of primers today from a friend because I was down to a low supply. When I put them in my primer safe today I discovered a brick I had mistaken for something else. Nice day today.
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    02-23-2021, 10:46 PM
    tankgunner59 replied to a thread more primers in Our Town
    I have enough to keep us going for a good while. I didn't buy my supplies to sell at a gougers price, if I had enough to sell some I would sell them for what I paid. Would you sell your food, even at an inflated price if you weren't sure when you...
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    02-23-2021, 10:38 PM
    Lord please lay your healing hand on Uncle Wendell. You know our makeup better than anyone does, please grant health and comfort blessings to Wendell. Also please grant peace and comfort to his family, in the name of Jesus, Amen.
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    02-23-2021, 12:08 AM
    I generally disassemble my sizing dies and clean them after each use. Keeps the build up to a bare minimum. I still get a few lube dents on the shoulders when reforming brass. The good news is they have always been removed with fire forming.
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    02-22-2021, 10:47 PM
    tankgunner59 replied to a thread Crazy evilbay buyers in Our Town
    I have had three people ask me to help them find reloading equipment and learn to reload. I told each of them, they picked the absolutely wrong time in history to start reloading. They actually asked why, and I told them they will possibly be...
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    02-22-2021, 10:14 PM
    Shoot me a PM on how many you're looking for and what you have to trade. BTW mine are all once fired by me, not new. I don't have a lot I can trade but I'll work with you as best I can.
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    02-22-2021, 09:54 PM
    Thanks to all for this thread, I'm going to pick up what I need to make one for myself. I've been reloading for years and haven't yet needed one, but "just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water..." Don't want to get there. Thanks...
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    02-22-2021, 09:35 PM
    So far I can still get by. I have to take a break a time or two but it gets done. I also have a Craftsman 24" snowblower, and when we get a deep snow I break it out and use it. It's still a bit of a work out but I get the walk and the parking...
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    02-16-2021, 11:46 PM
    CoolHandMoss, keep going back and looking, they restock pretty often. I was looking for some .308 gas checks for a while and found them there. Great folks to work with.
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    02-16-2021, 11:15 PM
    tankgunner59 replied to a thread I dont feel well... in Our Town
    I haven't had it but it sounds like what a couple of my family members went through with it. Will be praying for you, all the best.
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    02-16-2021, 11:10 PM
    I have a wire type wall unit on the wall behind my bench for storage and I used a piece of 2" by 6" lumber to mount each of my presses on, and I keep them on one shelf of the wall unit. I use my turret press for my reloading now and I took a piece...
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    02-15-2021, 06:33 PM
    I love the snow too, and I can deal with temps below zero with no problem. I hade two funny events in winter. The first was in Colorado Springs when I was stationed at Ft. Carson, it snowed one inch and they closed the post. Nobody coming in, but we...
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    02-12-2021, 12:53 AM
    I have used Diamond K Brass a lot in the past. I have gotten good service and really good brass, pistol and rifle brass. I have also used a lot of the range brass I have found with no problems. I always inspect my reloading brass at least three...
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    02-07-2021, 09:57 PM
    tankgunner59 replied to a thread I'm a Gunsmith ! in Our Town
    I took a gunsmith course myself, but I've never gotten certified - never tried. I only took the course to know how to work on my stuff. Congratulations!
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    02-05-2021, 10:20 PM
    I use the dry tumbler to remove sizing wax. But I don't use any of the purpose sold walnut media, I use reptile bedding walnut media. It cleans just as well and doesn't get stuck in the primer holes.
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    02-05-2021, 10:11 PM
    If I don't know for sure what powder it is I'd dump it or take it out back on our sidewalk and torch it.
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    02-05-2021, 10:08 PM
    tankgunner59 replied to a thread Sears is gone in Our Town
    I was raised with my parents shopping at Sears, so much so that in adulthood I did my tool shopping at Sears. We have a Kenmore fridge that is about 15 years old and going strong. I have a total of about $2500 worth of Craftsman tools in my...
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    02-05-2021, 09:28 PM
    tankgunner59 replied to a thread Two Gun Shows in Our Town
    Hey Mega, I think your governor and ours maybe brothers! Ours isn't only stupid, he's at the highest level of liberalism. I say we both move to Texas! Out in the boonies of course. :bigsmyl2: I wish we lived closer because I prefer colder...
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    02-03-2021, 09:32 PM
    I just picked up 2 bottles of Vectan A1 for my 9mm loads, and you can also get the load data here: It's downloadable.
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    01-31-2021, 11:33 PM
    You could also try Matco tools, Snap-on tools.
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    01-31-2021, 09:01 PM
    tankgunner59 replied to a thread USPS? (Again) in Our Town
    I have had several orders that I tracked. Each one says delivery by "date". On the day it's supposed to be delivered when I check the tracking all it said was Your item is arriving late, but is still in transit to the destination. Then it will...
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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