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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:47 PM
    I try to keep it scattered around the bench, garage, and casting area so my wife doesn't know they true amount on hand!
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    11-16-2017, 06:11 PM
    Yup thanks for the heads up here as well, will take an inventory this weekend and see if i'm on the list. Better safe than sorry for me.
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    11-14-2017, 03:20 PM
    Stick me in cat 3. I have a few cheaper ones that I've gotten (Nikon free with purchase etc) but typically I just buy a leupold and call it done. I like to eyeball the nicer stuff every now and then but I can't justify the price to myself let...
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    11-13-2017, 04:40 PM
    "Bens Liquid Lube"!-!-T-L-Liquid-Lube If you can find a bottle of the wax it is great stuff, its a shame it got discontinued.
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    11-13-2017, 04:36 PM
    I personally can't shoot well enough to see the difference free hand. I've got a few ammo cans full of wadcutters to use up still in mixed brass but I'm sorting the wadcutter brass out for the next batch.
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    11-09-2017, 06:05 PM
    Except for 9mm, I typically tumble lube or use hitek just cause I'm lazy and it works for pistol plinking. 9mm is still finicky for me so I powder coat all of them and have no issues. Here lately I haven't even been sizing my wadcutters, just...
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    11-09-2017, 11:26 AM
    I would assume any press has a learning curve. Switching to left hand brass right hand bullet or whatnot would take me a few rounds to get comfortable. The safety prime attachment is the slowest part for me.
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    11-08-2017, 03:32 PM
    DerekP Houston replied to a thread Link test in Testing Area
    GRMPS to the rescue! Knew I shouldn't click....but I just had to.
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    11-08-2017, 03:18 PM
    looks like my wife can finally take her 22s out of the safe again. I must be the only one who doesn't mind the Remington golden bullets, work fine in my guns and they were cheapest at the time.
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    11-08-2017, 02:51 PM
    HA! That's how I feel at the moment as well.
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    11-08-2017, 02:03 PM
    sawzall + wd40 cutting fluid ;). Worked like a champ for the 400lb ballast I cut up for another buddy with a race car.
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    11-08-2017, 02:02 PM
    All my dies are lee, only ones giving me issues are 380 (probably need an undersized die for jacketed rounds). Some were gifts, others purchased when starting and I thought you had to match press brand with die brands ;). Now I know better but...
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    11-08-2017, 01:18 PM
    DerekP Houston replied to a thread budsgunshop in Our Town
    I only use IE for things chrome has blocked (flash support etc). I also keep multiple browsers on all my pcs. I'm not a fan of their new site, but it appears functional with chrome and firefox for me. Oddly enough for my last pistol after I...
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    11-08-2017, 12:56 PM
    Still got a leftover turkey from last year in the freezer so I'll defrost that for thanksgiving and fry it up cajun style. No idea on sides yet, but probably the standard cranberries, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. Will be a small gathering for us...
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    11-08-2017, 12:53 PM
    I have a pocket holster for my lcp and it is a bear getting it out while seated. I carry it pretty much as a last resort as it doesnt print or require a heavy belt. I consider it more of a 'new york reload' and usually carry something larger on my...
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    11-06-2017, 07:50 PM
    I make chicken and dumplings all the time, not in the oven though, just on the stove in my dutch oven. You can use whatever chicken you have on hand, typically I take the left over bits from the rotisserie chickens and make soup with the leftovers....
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    11-06-2017, 06:42 PM
    DerekP Houston replied to a thread 380set back in Cast Boolits
    Sigh, apparently I should've done more research. I'm now having the same issue with factory jacketed bullets vs my home cast loads. Little to no neck tension on the hornady xtp 90gr loads. I'll be ordering an undersize die for loading jacketed as...
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    11-01-2017, 07:36 PM
    I put off shaving last week just out of laziness now I can use this excuse all month long =). I just wish mine grew in a bit "thicker" I seem to get the redneck scruff. Yay for IT positions where no one ever sees me.
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    10-31-2017, 04:39 PM
    all things being equal I'd go with the more accurate gun. I don't ask for target pistol accuracy from my belly guns, but they sure are on my hip/belt a lot more frequently than their full sized brothers. If that was my target from the range I'd be...
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    10-24-2017, 04:27 PM
    Those would be hanging on my wall proudly if I had found them. I guess the museum is a good alternative since they are French and will probably get arrested just for finding them.
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    10-24-2017, 11:08 AM
    I have a few 22's but a 10/22 is not one of them. My dad has one and it's fun to shoot. Kinda feel blasphemous not owning one.
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  • DerekP Houston's Avatar
    10-23-2017, 05:18 PM
    I had not considered the die being slightly out of spec. It makes sense though as I'd been loading primarily slightly oversided cast rounds for my 380 since I bought it. This was my first 'jacketed' bullet purchase in a long while and first one...
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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