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    01-16-2021, 11:29 PM
    Doesn't screw up GONRA's life, so shouldn't gripe (I guess) but never COULD figgerout how a Chapel section fits into a Gun & Ammo website!
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    01-16-2021, 11:20 PM
    GONRA replied to a thread USPS slow shipping in Our Town
    GONRA orders a "Cat Wall Calendar" for Mrs. GONRA XMAS present every year. This year its sitting our local PO for maybe 2 weeks and hasn't made it out here yet..... Neighbor recently gotta Xmas card mailed Dec. 7. All these "alternatives to...
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    01-15-2021, 06:39 PM
    GONRA replied to a thread Electrical Question in Our Town
    Decades ago, GONRA lived in an Al wired house in Northern DE. SO - Went thru all the receptacles, switches, ... (rated for Cu ONLY!), sanded the Al wire under the screw, added a dab of NoAlox grease. Retightened screw. Never hada problem.......
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    01-11-2021, 06:48 PM
    GONRA replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    GONRA pays CASH at gas pumps, DINNERS OUT to avoid "skimming" the physical CC. Mr. & Mrs. GONRA are NOW using CC's for groceries, etc. - seems easiest.... These days its easy to keep "computer track" of the CC and any other financial accounts....
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    01-06-2021, 08:08 PM
    BlueDot's GONRA's standard powder for .44 Mag, .44 Auto Mag and .45 Win. Mag. I KNOW - supposed to use 296 but I like Blue Dot!
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    01-05-2021, 08:45 PM
    Waaaay back, GONRA understands those Big Phat Rimfire Cartridges were primed by SPINNNG THE CARTRIDGE CASE to get the wet mix UNIFORMLY into the rim. Cartridge Collector Literature and Catalogs frequently mention "priming centrifuge marks" on...
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    01-04-2021, 09:02 PM
    GONRA sez lottsa times you can single point thread to get a nice uniform pitch job then chase the threads with a die to get best thread form.
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    01-04-2021, 08:23 PM
    GONRA replied to a thread Irritated with LEE in Cast Boolits
    GONRA's half *** comment is - ALWAYS get the POWDER MANUFACTURER'S info / folders / etc. for Official Safety References. You can "read between the lines" and infer lottsa useful info.....
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    01-04-2021, 08:06 PM
    vegas vince - GONRA sez yer gonna drive yerself NUTS trying to peer into cases (to check powder level?) >>> Just stick a small nail into every case to witness its been charged! <<< When loading subsonic 5.7x28FN for example,...
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    01-03-2021, 09:32 PM
    GONRA replied to a poll 22lr Brass Preference? in Swaging
    GONRA had 500 old 1960's Finnish Lapua fired .22 LR COPPER CASES that are really nice to verk with. Maybe 400 remain....
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    01-03-2021, 09:19 PM
    GONRA sez gettin' into swaging is REAL pricy unless you hava machine shop to make yer own tools & dies, or can wait for years to happen upon a good used deal. As suggested above, get a huge SWAGING PRESS to start. Smaller presses will bust,...
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    01-03-2021, 08:53 PM
    GONRA's Forster with the .308 collet is the only thing that will pull Czech LSC 7.62mm Tokarev SMG ammo! >>> Steel Core Bullets! <<<
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    01-03-2021, 08:44 PM
    GONRA suggests ya'll hold onto those olde dies. They probably hava smaller entrance radius chamfer and will better resize 9mm Luger cartridges. Like 'em for my Dillon, but have to be a little careful when resizing. Make better lookin' ammo......
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    01-03-2021, 04:15 PM
    GONRA replied to a thread 45 win mag? in Cast Boolits
    GONRA hasa couple .45 WinMags in my semiauto collection: .45 WinMag AMT Automag IV pistol, extra magazine, 10 20 rd. boxes Winchester (FMJ?) ammo. 2016 Numrich arms spare parts, 377 rds...
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    01-01-2021, 10:25 PM
    wmitty - looong ago, GONRA made at least 1-2 "new moulds" by taking existing Lyman cast iron (or wotever) blocks, centering in a 4 jaw chuck and boring new cavities in bottom to suit. Make a tap but believe I could have purchased one......
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    12-26-2020, 08:36 PM
    GONRA probably missed something here, but thought Pb (and usual Pb based boolit castin' alloys) didn't "wet" Al? I.e. would NEVER "stick" to Al? You experts know the TRUTH here.....
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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