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    Yesterday, 09:42 AM
    THank you Gentlement! Say smoked turkey, I toured both C Sharps and Shiloh last August. Both are great manufacturing facilities and both hosts were gracious and full of information. As a former machinist early in my career, it was fond memories...
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    04-22-2018, 09:55 PM
    As a 'published' professional photographer for gun magazines as a side bet I will Knarley! :)
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    04-22-2018, 09:19 PM
    I've only been shooting/ reloading BP cartridge for 4 years. (95% Condition 1873 Trapdoor, -1883 cartouche) I Retire May 24th this year, age 57, after 39 years with the Boeing Company. Here is what I ordered from Shiloh. Don't hate me. ...
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Originally from Minnesota, moved to WA state in 1979 as an 18 year old with a suitcase full of clothes and $100 in my pocket. Two adult children, one starting college.

I have worked for the Boeing company since 1979 and have had careers there as a Machinist,(Bridgeport, NC and CNC 3 and 5 axis) as well as a toolmaker, NC Programmer, Engineering applications analyst and currently a senior project manager.
Lake Tapps, WA
Bench and field rifle, reloading/casting, hiking, fishing, hunting, travel
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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