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  • JimB..'s Avatar
    07-14-2018, 04:06 PM
    eBay has been cracking down on fakes for years, but sellers are even marking stuff, in small print, as reproductions or plated but people buy them as if they were silver at a good price. Don’t be that guy.
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    07-11-2018, 12:42 PM
    We’re a bunch of crotchety old men, nobody expects us to like change. That said, i’m Adjusting but so far nothing about the new site offends me.
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    07-11-2018, 07:05 AM
    I’m no expert, but sounds like this would be a very expensive lesson. Better to swage old .40 S&W cal brass and a pure cast lead bullet as the core.
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    07-10-2018, 11:52 PM
    Yeah, I wouldn’t buy them from eBay. Most of the fakes are not especially good, they don’t need to be. I bought mine back when there were a lot fewer of these games being played, especially with rounds, but I will admit that I have a 100oz Engelhard...
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    07-10-2018, 05:53 PM
    There are a number of bars with advanced security built in, the problem with them is that relatively few individuals will have enough experience with them to make good use of them, so you’re back to not being sure if you can sell. In silver I have...
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    07-10-2018, 05:55 AM
    Can you share with us some of your experiences finding counterfeit 1oz bars or rounds?
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    07-08-2018, 11:13 PM
    That’s great! Gonna pick up a pack of balloons for the range bag.
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    07-08-2018, 11:06 PM
    These situations require an understanding of the situation as well as the law. You could spend a small fortune making sure that she is legally able to do so, but if she is your only wife (no ex), the children aren’t likely to fight over things,...
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    07-08-2018, 10:42 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Thread killer in Our Town
    Some start pretty nutty and you just know that they aren’t getting any more reasonable as time passes.
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    07-06-2018, 11:12 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Am I just being petty? in Our Town
    Want to thank everyone for their support, but I have decided to throw in the towel. It’ll cost me $20 and half an hour to ship it back, and then I either get a refund and build one, or I get another that may be better or worse. Instead of spending...
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    07-06-2018, 06:34 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Warning Warning Warning in Our Town
    I’ve taken to locking my tool chest when I travel for work. The tools she needs are hanging on the wall, but when she misplaces one, or it’s just not handy, she’ll dig into mine. I don’t care if she uses her screwdriver to pry open a can of paint,...
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    07-06-2018, 12:05 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Am I just being petty? in Our Town
    Wasn’t being intentionally vague, this was purchased directly from Magma. Just got the following: Hi Jim, That is a new heated base. All of the heated bases on the shelf look like that. They get scratched when the metal is being cut down...
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    07-06-2018, 07:30 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Master & apprentice in Our Town
    Huh, for this “conversion” wouldn’t you need to bore out the cylinder and create inserts of the right length?
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    07-06-2018, 07:24 AM
    Pull the valve, fill with water, drain, cut.
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    07-06-2018, 07:22 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Am I just being petty? in Our Town
    Thanks all, and I’m almost always nice. Sent the following email this morning along with the pictures, will update the thread when I hear back but have no reason to expect any issues. Good morning, Last week I ordered a new heater for my Star...
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    07-05-2018, 10:29 PM
    JimB.. started a thread Am I just being petty? in Our Town
    I bought a heater for my new-to-me Star Lubesizer from Magma. I know, would have been easy to build one or use a lightbulb, but I did what I did, and I paid full MSRP for it plus shipping. A few days later it arrives, open it up and it appears to...
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New reloader, not yet a caster. Lifelong student of whatever interests me.
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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