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    Today, 01:32 AM
    Solder a wire handle to a 38 spl brass. Use that as a dipper, fill the case full, then compress. Black powder cannot have any void, so fill her up, and your good to go.
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    A gallon! Try 18" deep in the whole basement because the power went out in the middle of a downpour. 2 years later I was still cutting out bad sheet rock. Good news is all the electrical was above that, way above it. Mostly the real stuff we...
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    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    I think some are much more "aware" than others. I don't think an oyster has eyes, does it? What does it know? On the other hand I had the pleasure of living with a Parakeet named "zeke" for almost a decade. He spent a lot of time sitting on my...
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    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    Walkingwolf replied to a thread Last Kmart closing in Our Town
    It was great the things that Sears sold, more like a farm store than a department store. Before the move, besides guns they usually had an assortment of go karts, and mini bikes. As well as complete vehicle motors on display stands. There was almost...
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    Yesterday, 01:07 PM
    Walkingwolf replied to a thread Last Kmart closing in Our Town
    Monkey Ward going belly up after moving into the high rent district(malls) should have alerted Sears that they might have made the wrong move. Our family shopped a lot in Sears department store up until they moved into the mall. My dad hated malls,...
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    Yesterday, 07:54 AM
    I see his hand "Everywhere" from the glowing sunsets, the cathedral like forests, the jeweled insects, to the wandering waters.
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    Yesterday, 07:43 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Son of GOD ? in Our Chapel
    Yes I have heard, and thank you for sharing the good news. Best of all, HE IS RISEN! The Devil thought he had won, thought he had done away with the Son of God. And on the third day he AROSE!
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    Yesterday, 07:32 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Thank you for today in Our Chapel
    Thank you Lord for this community of brothers. Thank you for the many blessings you have showered upon my life. Thank you for calling me to be your sheep. I am sorry I was stubborn and independent for so long. Thank you for the rain...
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    07-25-2017, 10:00 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Jewish businessman in Our Chapel
    That one rocks!
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    07-25-2017, 09:40 PM
    I deprime with a Frankford Arsenal hand deprimer, then citric acid wash/rinse, clean primer pockets while damp, roll on a towel on my leg to get stubborn grime off. Then dry, then they are ready to size, prime, charge and set bullet. It is not a...
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    07-25-2017, 09:33 PM
    Getting old ain't for sissy's. I always intended to live hard, die young and leave a good looking corpse. Screwed up somewhere down the line. Over 50 gas happens, live with it. Over 60 it happens a lot. Still in the long run every day...
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    07-25-2017, 09:20 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Dog in prayer in Our Town
    That dog can teach us things. You can tell at a glance that dog is humble. He's not building himself up. You can tell he loves. He loves that little boy. I suspect that dog things that little boy is worried about something. And that dog...
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    07-25-2017, 09:15 PM
    The problem is what happens if a single round of your ammo which lets say just for ballpark figure is hitting 15,000 psi should end up in an old gun. One with old steel, not the latest and greatest. Is it going to hold? Or are you going to be...
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    07-25-2017, 02:35 PM
    Walkingwolf replied to a thread Last Kmart closing in Our Town
    My father predicted Sears fall when they moved from their old stores to uppity mall stores, it just took longer than he thought. K Mart dying for the opposite reason, they didn't keep up their stores.
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    07-25-2017, 08:16 AM
    See that new depriming/primer pocket swaging die for sale? Looked like under 100$ would set you up. Mind you I am not recommending it. I have not seen or used one, have no connection with the maker. But it does seem interesting. ...
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    07-25-2017, 07:46 AM
    Nothing wrong with Old Hickory. And the price is low enough you can buy one, rework blade shape, add fancy handles, whatever you want. Although I have to admit for fish I am a die hard Rapala Fillet knife fan. I have 4, 3 sizes, small med and...
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    07-25-2017, 07:42 AM
    My wife and I each have an Asus T100 convertable tablet running win 8.1. After our backup Win 8 laptop upgraded to win 10 while it was supposedly shut down I installed never10 on both our systems. The latest release of Win 10 won't allow you...
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    07-25-2017, 07:21 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Last Kmart closing in Our Town
    Fargo North Dakota and Moorhead Minnesota is down to 1 Kmart from 8. Wife was there this weekend, picked up a few odds and ends. We also do a fair amount of online shopping both Amazon and Walmart. We live a little further out so Prime is not...
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    07-24-2017, 09:42 PM
    Yep. For slow use fast powder, for fast use slow powder. All depends on what you need, what your looking for. Me I love pulling the trigger on a load that cost me a couple penny's worth of powder, 3-4 cents for primer and 2-4 cents for lead...
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    07-24-2017, 09:20 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Six treatments in Our Chapel
    Best of luck to you!
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    07-24-2017, 07:59 AM
    I have to agree with corbinace. We in the modern age with endless amounts of time on our hands and the whole world to shop in. Often get obsessed about "best" when the fact is in most situations all we really need is "functional". I've been...
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    07-24-2017, 07:43 AM
    He does work in mysterious ways. And from what I have seen he gets the most out of his people. A shepherd becomes a giant killer. Gideon and his 300, Moses vs Egypt. There is a strength in unity of purpose. It is hard to stop a man who is in...
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    07-24-2017, 07:38 AM
    John I am in Fargo ND, so out of reach. But you will be in my prayers sir. Best of luck to you.
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    07-23-2017, 09:25 PM
    That is just plain good shootin there.
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    07-23-2017, 09:07 PM
    Red Dot and Promo are both readily available online. Only problem is you need to buy in enough quantity to lower the hazmat costs. I think my last 8 lb jug of Red Dot from BPI was 22.50$ per pound to my door all fees and shipping included. As...
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    07-23-2017, 08:54 PM
    Agree, once you pick a bullet design/shape you should be able to specify what size you want them to drop at for Pure, or know variants of alloys like Lyman #2. I ended up buying 2 .312 185 gc. One to leave at .312 for my Yugo SKS which likes them...
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    07-23-2017, 06:45 AM
    As I see it you have 2 kinds of dippers. Those that come with a set of lee dies, or the whole set of dippers. And those that were made for a single purpose. I have a dipper that I made out of a .357mag brass with a copper wire twisted around...
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    07-22-2017, 08:55 PM
    A year ago I dove into shotgun reloading with a 20$ Lyman easy loader from the pawn shop. First purchase included the Lyman shotgun manual. Worth every penny. Within 6 months I added the "Advantage" manual from BPI, also worth while. The basic #1...
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    07-22-2017, 08:41 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Salvation in Our Chapel
    Don't push it charlie, you have a lot on your plate. When you have an opportunity to speak I have no doubt that you will, and effectively. We all seem to find our own way, but in most cases many people in the past have through example, through...
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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