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    Today, 02:31 PM
    Good luck to you! I’ve had to and it kept me, with lots of rehab and medication, At a level of pain that I have been able to tolerat for many years.
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    Today, 01:28 PM
    I grew up in Long Island New York. I wound up in a trade that was the same trade my father spent his entire life in, collision repair. I was the youngest of 6 kids four brothers and a sister , and I guess you could say the accident , My mom...
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    Today, 12:30 PM
    Oh I almost forgot. with each new song the volume goes up! Once the volume on the TV gets maxed out I’m out of here !!!!! Same thing different year !
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    Today, 12:20 PM
    No! No! No! Absolutely no! The wife drives me crazy with it ! As a matter of fact Max, my Bullmastiff, and I are hiding in the bedroom with the door closed and the TV on! Because the wife’s out in the rest of the place doing God knows what...
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    Today, 10:23 AM
    He’s Someplace on the West Coast of Florida that’s where Florida 441 runs. No idea were se42 is
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    Yesterday, 02:56 AM
    Was a heavy collision repair man. Always kept a quart of milk next to when I was welding. Lots of galvanized metal
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    Yesterday, 12:47 AM
    I can tell ya they weren’t ferrets probably mink or weasels. True ferrets have been domesticated so long they are in capable of living in the wild .
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    12-05-2019, 09:01 AM
    Tazman, I don’t know if ya know it but HP38 and win231 are the exact same powder! This is a quote from Hodgen “ they (the powders) come out of the exact same vat the only difference is the packaging “ Win 231 is the powder I use for my Makarov...
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    12-05-2019, 12:29 AM
    New carbide tipped saw bases are no good! I would go with the file! Ya know it’s Hardenable!
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    12-04-2019, 11:53 PM
    I pretty much agree I just use the data sheets as a guide I’ve never actually been able to get the right drop using just the data sheets . I’ve never had one drop over what it supposed to but they generally drop less so I found I usually have to...
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    12-04-2019, 08:29 PM
    ACC itís a great measure. I use it for my pistol rounds and Iíve even used it on 5.56 with a double disk kit and a riser. Heck I wouldnít mind a second! Anyway You can everything you need off the LEE precision website! Itís all downloadable. ...
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    12-04-2019, 04:24 PM
    Wow! Not quite as bad as asking which is better than 9 mm or the 40 Cal but I’m sure you’ll get lots and pros and cons out of both camps . How to the point, based on the fact that you said you’re looking at a savage in the price range of $200...
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    12-04-2019, 03:28 PM
    Hello metrimonkeywrench !!!!! Whereabouts in Virginia? I’m in Hampton and I’m always looking for fellow members close to home! Send me a PM if you get a chance !
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    12-03-2019, 01:26 AM
    Ya can get anything ya want from the Lee Website,
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    12-02-2019, 02:34 AM
    I was gonna say ya got your mold way to hot and when you opened it your spruce wasnít completely solidified. But so many others posted the same I figured why bother. Oh wait I just did!:veryconfu
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    12-02-2019, 01:56 AM
    Great project. I would love to find an inexpensive 38 so I can roll some light loads and teach the wife to shoot. I would think something like your Franken Colt would do nicely. I don’t imagine ya have a lot into it. Oh well I’ll find one someday.
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    11-30-2019, 10:48 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread skunk in Our Town
    Good shooting. I have no doubt you have had good success with a 17 HRM. I bet there wasn’t much of a head, or brain left considering the round you used and the size of a skunks head. When I posted earlier that a head shot would cause the skunk to...
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    11-29-2019, 08:22 PM
    Oh and I almost forgot as I see this is your first post welcome to the forum there is a plethora of useful knowledge available here . As with all information received off the Internet it should be verified .
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    11-29-2019, 08:21 PM
    Typical ya size.001 or .002 over what your bore measures so ya should be fine. If you’re confident in your measurements. I don’t know what level of expertise you have how long you’ve been reloading all things come into consideration . Also ya ...
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    11-28-2019, 06:37 PM
    I always oil my steel molds when not in use. That would solve the problem.
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    11-27-2019, 06:59 PM
    I just answer the phone and grunt! Then I speak in some made up language . You know pig-Latin, kiigon, or whatever. Or I repeat everything they say and wait for a response. I kept one idiot on the phone for almost a half an hour once. My wife...
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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