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    03-18-2018, 10:47 PM
    On my seating dies the adjustment is made using the stem rather than by moving the entire die up and down. I made up dummy cartridges for each boolit I load. All I have to do is put the dummy cartridge in the shell holder, raise the ram, and adjust...
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    03-06-2018, 11:28 PM
    C.F.Plinker replied to a thread Hearing Aid Questions in Our Town
    The answer to both of your questions may be "it depends". I started wearing aids about 15 years ago. Back then they helped on almost every situation. As my hearing continued to go downhill I noticed that they didn't seem to help as much as they used...
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    03-02-2018, 04:29 PM
    Most of my shooting is at an indoor range. I've used it when the storage temperatures have been down in the 50's (parked outdoors) with no problems. One shooter in a club I belonged to used straight STP. parked outside when it was in the 30's and...
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    03-02-2018, 01:48 PM
    I've settled on two oils. The first is a thick oil which tends to stay where you put it. 2 parts Dexron III automatic transmission fluid 1 part STP oil treatment. I apply this using either my fingertip or a cotton swab as I reassemble the...
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    02-18-2018, 11:52 PM
    Another easy way to make a baffle is to cut the top off a funnel so that it just fits in the hopper and shorten the spout to about an inch. Push it about halfway down the hopper and always keep enough powder in the hopper to at least half fill the...
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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