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    Today, 03:14 PM
    Prayers not only today but all the way through this for you. Remember that He will heal and you are in His hands. Best of luck, think positive and keep your faith.
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    Today, 09:23 AM
    My first successful casting session was in 1963. I had saved up money mowing lawns to buy a really nice used Remington Zouave Rifle (rifled musket) and I had sent away for a Lyman 577-213 hollow based minie ball mold - IIRC - the mold with handles...
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    Today, 08:59 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Thoughts about life in Our Town
    fatelk - you've got your priorities right and I think you say what a lot of men have discovered over time in their life . . . or will. goodolejim - my sincere condolences to you and family - you'll be in my prayers. No words can adequately...
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    Yesterday, 07:42 AM
    This link is to a sticky in the CB Loads / Military Rifles Forum on this site - you'll get some good information from it I don't load for the...
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    07-19-2018, 11:18 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Today's kids in Our Town
    sureYnot - excuse me, but if I read your post correctly, you refer to your daughter as a "turd"? Really? Sounds to me like thee may be a "respect" issues on both sides of the coin there. I'm old and I got in more than my share of trouble . . ....
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    07-19-2018, 08:52 AM
    My guess is that it's either a kit gun or a production piece that someone made an attempt to "antique" and quite possibly pass off as an original. First, there is no roll engraving on the cylinder from what I'm seeing. There are those that...
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    07-19-2018, 08:29 AM
    Last winter when I was at our place in AZ, I poured a nose cap on a stock using some old foundry type I melted down. After pouring, I discovered I did not have any files to work it down to shape. I stopped in at Home Depot up in Tucson, looked and...
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    07-19-2018, 08:14 AM
    Brillcream . . . . Butch Wax . . . . Flat tops! Just think, if we had all those things now like we did when we were kids, all we'd have to do is roll the casing across our head . . . wouldn't need a lube pad . . . and then re-size. Of coursx we...
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    07-17-2018, 06:21 PM
    Sounds like you are coming good on your project and you and your wife will enjoy it when it's all done. Last summer, we moved from our house of 40 + years to a condo in town. The place 14 years old - was a rental all that time but to only two...
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    07-17-2018, 01:38 PM
    Tenbender - if they are gone, you can close this thread by clicking on the "close" box on the lower left corner of your posting
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    07-15-2018, 08:49 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Today's kids in Our Town
    I was a product of "the belt" and on more than one occasion, had my mouth scrubbed with Castile soap . . . never considered myself "abused" and admit that I "earned" every punishment I received . . . but that's the way it was in those days and it...
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    07-15-2018, 08:23 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Coffee in Our Town
    Mmmmmmm . . . . a good cup of coffee! I think I started drinking it when I was about 15 or so. Have enjoyed it all of my life. Then "doctors" come along . . . one says it's bad, one says it's O.K. . . . and of course they all "know best". Hmmmm ....
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    07-14-2018, 07:45 PM
    Idahoan - thank you sir! I just PM'd you with my information - actually sent you 3 PMs as I didn't see that you had posted the "I'll take it" - one to ask you to do so and one to let you know It's been a long day and I didn't see your post - duh! ...
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    07-14-2018, 08:51 AM
    Saturday bump . . . .
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    07-14-2018, 08:24 AM
    simple = quicker to find = faster transaction = happier customer = returning customer glitz and glitter = harder to locate needed item = more time wasted = frustration on the part of the customer = I'll look elsewhere = loss of business Not...
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    07-11-2018, 02:24 PM
    PM sent with a couple questions on the Buffalo Hunter - #3
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    07-11-2018, 07:51 AM
    I'm sure we were all saying a lot of prayers for those kids and their coach as well as for those working to get them out, no matter how big or small their part. rich - I agree with you. Saman Funam gave his life for others - something he knew...
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    07-10-2018, 07:22 PM
    I purchased some brass that Wilsknife had listed in the S & S section. Each communications - quick transaction - quick delivery! It couldn't have been better! Brass very nice and well packed! Thanks Wilsknife - greatly appreciate the chance to...
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    07-10-2018, 07:18 PM
    beezapilot - pmt received and your holster went out in the mail today - PM sent with tracking - thank you! Some nice items still left! Bump to the top.
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    07-07-2018, 07:15 PM
    Well, I guess my answer to the question as to "why use a hollow base boolit in a pistol that a regular plain base boolit will work in" would be . . . "because I want to try it and see how it performs. In reply, I would ask . . when we buy a new...
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    07-07-2018, 09:20 AM
    When we moved from our house of 45 years in to the condo, I had to "downsize" my reloading area. I decided to try the Lee bench plates - I bough them from Dennis at Titan Reloading - one of our good vendors who sponsor this site. I have been very...
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    07-07-2018, 09:10 AM
    I own and use a bunch of Lee products - and they do work well. BUT . . . the one time that I needed customer service from them was when I bought a double cavity Lee mold through on of our good vendors here. And I'll add, it was part of an order...
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    07-07-2018, 08:18 AM
    Yea . . . the the worst thing is when YOU get yourself organized, YOU put your "treasures" so YOU know "exactly where they are" . . . . .and then you forget where you put them.
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    07-06-2018, 02:01 PM
    Hi Tom - I'll take the 45 Colt as per your PM. I'll go make payment and then PM you. Thanks! Jim
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    07-06-2018, 01:17 PM
    PM sent on the 45 Colt
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    07-06-2018, 07:56 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Master & apprentice in Our Town
    Darn . . . now I'm going to have t get rid of my 45 Colt SAA and buy one of those new fangled semi-automatic 45 ACPs . . . . .
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    07-06-2018, 07:48 AM
    I don't blame you one bit for having it upset you - I would be too. You paid top price for a NEW one not a USED one. I'd contact them, see what they say and offer to send the photos to them. A good business operation would apologize, offer to...
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    07-05-2018, 08:43 PM
    O.K. This may seem a little off the wall for many of you but I am looking for some info on hollow base boolits in 38 caliber. I like to "play" and along with that, goes many things. I load both BP and smokeless in 38 Colt Short, Long and...
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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