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    Today, 07:36 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Health care cost in Our Town
    Sounds like money well spent!
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    06-22-2018, 08:20 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Fast food tipping?? in Our Town
    Here is what I believe, fwiw. There is an exception in the minimum wage laws for wait staff. Those poor folk make like $1.50/hr plus tips, so tipping brings them up to something reasonable and better if they are better. Fast food workers are not...
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    06-20-2018, 07:00 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread AR-15 1:7 twist in Cast Boolits
    Conventional wisdom is to use a gas check in this application. Maybe it doesn’t make sense, but try it anyway. If you aren’t setup for them just post a WTB for some for testing and someone will probably help you out.
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    06-19-2018, 09:43 PM
    A whole different price point, but the larger STM unit is quiet, reliable, and able to clean a 50cal ammo can or full MFRB of brass in a couple hours. Only downside is that draining and separating requires lifting and tipping the full drum.
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    06-19-2018, 09:35 PM
    Looks like 2011 has me covered. Went to slug the barrel tonight and can’t find my brass rod. So tomorrow...
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    06-19-2018, 05:43 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Tinnitus ! in Our Town
    Have it, as far as I know nothing to be done about it.
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    06-19-2018, 09:41 AM
    Should have said, not too concerned about weight and profile, but 230gr RN would be ideal.
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    06-19-2018, 08:01 AM
    Just 100 or so. Have this P220 barrel that fouls almost immediately with jacketed .451 bullets and accuracy is poor. Have a .452 sizer on the way, trying to decide if I should order a .453 as well Barrel is being cleaned, will slug it eventually.
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    06-17-2018, 08:40 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Prayers asked... in Our Chapel
    Of course, prayers that the injuries are minor and the recovery quick.
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    06-16-2018, 02:14 PM
    I’m curious, how old and do you know what the storage condiction’s were?
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    06-16-2018, 01:47 AM
    I think that the disconnector would stop it from going full auto.
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    06-15-2018, 07:14 PM
    Happy belated birthday, you are going to love the new press!
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    06-15-2018, 07:08 PM
    Richard, don’t know you but glad that you’re getting treatment. When some treatment does not work, and that happens from time to time, don’t give up on the whole institution.
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    06-15-2018, 03:23 PM
    So that’s the problem, is the time-tested solution cats and dogs? We always have them at the farm and do not generally have rodent problems.
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    06-15-2018, 03:06 AM
    I’ve read your post a few times, and taking out the extra words leaves the question “Are modern semiautomatic handguns designed so that they only fire when the trigger is pulled?” The answer is yes. It wasn’t clear why you mentioned the SAA,...
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    06-14-2018, 09:19 AM
    Interesting question about mold design and technology, but would anyone want to actually shoot such a bullet? If cast hard enough not to deform then I gotta think the petals will snap off at impact. If cast soft then reliable feeding may be a...
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    06-12-2018, 10:33 PM
    I wouldn’t suggest a revolver for 45acp, there are far better cartridges once you’ve decided wheel gun. Then you need to decide 1911 or not. If 1911, Dan Wesson is a great choice. Very well made and good value. If not, can’t fault a Sig...
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    06-12-2018, 11:48 AM
    Way off topic, but I’ve heard that some of the old black powder loads (38, 44, 45) were named based on the diameter of the loaded case at the mouth. No idea if there is any truth to it.
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    06-12-2018, 09:31 AM
    I think that FMLA can apply if you are terminated or forced to quit, just like unemployment. Sounds like maybe he was told “show up or we’ll fire you” and he said “screw ya, I ain’t showing up!” Maybe the words were “well I can’t show up so I gotta...
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    06-11-2018, 09:24 PM
    Stay in touch with the shop foreman. If he wasn’t your boss I wouldn’t assume that he’s going to cut you off. You could also go back to your boss and ask him if he’s sure that he’d rather find someone new than give you a few weeks to stabilize...
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    06-11-2018, 09:17 PM
    Well done.
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    06-11-2018, 09:41 AM
    The first couple sharpenings are quick and easy with a file, I’d do those touch ups right on the saw. Never have gotten two days from a chain.
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    06-10-2018, 05:15 PM
    You’re looking to make bird bombs? There are legal issues, but google is your friend.
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New reloader, not yet a caster. Lifelong student of whatever interests me.
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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