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    01-15-2021, 04:57 PM
    Don't feel bad,, I ordered the same mold (no GC, though),, and then sent NOE an email as to what I needed for a handle,, I never heard back,, that was Monday,, the mold should be here (according to USPS) on Monday.
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    01-15-2021, 03:21 AM
    SweetMk replied to a thread Cadmium???? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Bury the cadmium ingot in the ground, electrically connect the ingot to the oil pipeline,, the cadmium will protect the steel oil pipeline from corrosion. Typically, zinc is used,, but,...
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    01-14-2021, 01:58 AM
    Whenever I want to look at a unique scope for sale I look up ifcrock on eBay I just looked, he has a number of the silver Search eBay for "leupold rifle scope silver", then sort highest price first, several of the listings will be his,,,
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    01-13-2021, 11:04 PM
    SweetMk replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    Our local post office was built about 15 years ago. within a couple years, ALL of the PO boxes were being used,, ALL, there were none to rent. The post office has two modern computer equipped windows. Back 12-15 years ago,, both windows were...
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    01-13-2021, 06:58 PM
    SweetMk replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    I contacted a seller on this forum,, if I read his ad correctly, no PP, CC,, personal check. He wants a cashiers check, or postal MO. I am pretty sure I will pass on the purchase (mold handles) ,, if a MO is required. Not for one reason,, at...
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    01-13-2021, 06:41 PM
    This is a timely thread,, especially to us newbie's,, For example: 1) I ordered a 5 cavity mold from NOE ,, yesterday,, Will a Lee 90005 handle set be adequate? or do I need something else? 2) Is there a thread about how to best start with my...
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    01-13-2021, 01:22 AM
    SweetMk replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    The only way .243 will be popular in 20 years,, is if someone figures out how to chamber it in an AR15 ,,,,,,,,,,,
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    01-13-2021, 01:19 AM
    Celery will do it also, cut the bottom off, plant it in the garden, the new stems start to grow,, the issue with onions, potatoes, etc,, is that they are WAY too cheap to buy. A bulb of garlic split into pieces,, will grow that many bulbs. I...
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    01-12-2021, 07:03 PM
    We have both the Insta-Pot, and the pressure cooker. The Insta-Pot cooks on "high" at 10-11 psi pressure, The pressure cooker cooks at close to 15 psi. The higher the pressure, the higher the temperature,, the higher the temp, the faster the...
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    01-09-2021, 09:18 PM
    What would the pack rifle do that my revolver will not? or I paid $250 for each of those,, (but, I have had them a while,,)
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    01-08-2021, 09:04 PM
    Remember, if you are using the tiller for a garden, ANY tiller destroys the tilth of the soil. (TILTH , the condition of tilled soil, especially in respect to suitability for sowing seeds.) You are better to never plow, disc, cultivate, or...
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    01-06-2021, 07:16 PM
    Half dozen,,?? :shock: they are just beginners,,, LOL,, :bigsmyl2: This one is still the way it left the Colt factory,, though,, :-o Does that count!?? :razz:
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    01-06-2021, 12:52 AM
    unless an AR15 pistol is considered a handgun,, I believe I have purchased my last handgun. Other than rimfire, I have not popped a handgun cap in over a decade,, trust me, I have the rimfire handguns of my dreams. NOW,,, AR!!?? I will be buying...
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    01-04-2021, 09:11 AM
    AP is All Purpose flour. the other main type is "Self Rising" that flour has baking powder pre-mixed in the flour. If you make biscuits, and the baking powder is not included correctly, no CO2 gas bubbles form, the biscuit does not rise. Self...
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    01-03-2021, 01:44 AM
    So, if I want to remove the FLGR from my Series 80 Gold Cup ,, I might as well replace the spring while I am at it,, How would I go about selecting the correct replacement spring? and ,, is the shock buffer needed ??
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    01-01-2021, 09:19 PM
    It does not say "out of stock",,, It looks like $105 plus shipping,,,
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    12-30-2020, 07:51 PM
    My AR 300 BO cycles perfectly with the PowderPuff load that I used. I think the trick is that I used 220 grain bullets. I used the CFEBLK powder, the round is positively sub-sonic,, and it cycles the AR. It might be tough to get cycling with a...
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    12-30-2020, 07:41 PM
    We all have a favorite recipe,, ours changed tonight!! :smile: I used the Pressure cooker. We did this as a guess, because it is what we had in the house, The results would be considered restaurant quality. I browned a pound of stew beef...
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    12-30-2020, 10:31 AM
    I would think about who is shooting this gun,, my daughters would not shoot a 12 gauge pump a "SECOND" time,, but, they both shoot my Benelli all the time. My Benelli holds 9 rounds, and the recoil is very mild to say the least, for a shotgun....
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    12-24-2020, 11:46 PM
    SweetMk replied to a thread which rifle in Factory Rifles
    For 200 to 300 yards, open country,, the 6.5 is my choice. I get tired of recoil and noise,, I worked on a farm with annual deer permits, and fields out to 350 yards. The 243 Winchester was virtually 100% for knockdown, but, we shot so many,...
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The time I spent in the US Navy was the most interesting time of my life, not even counting the fact that they spent a half of a year teaching me how to weld,,,
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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