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    Today, 03:48 PM
    Are you sure its plastic? Sometimes it can be composit. When composite panels are made a gel coat is painted inside the mold then the composit material laid on the back. You may have abraded through the gel or clear coat. Sent from my...
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    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    I'm a ladle pourer since back in the late 70's. I did finally move up to a Lee magnum melter and I love mine. Lyman side spout ladle. Started with mostly 2 cavity Lee molds, slowly converting the stable over to 6 cavity. A hotplate is a...
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    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    Oatmeal is one thing. Gold, shades of blue to purple only happened for me with very pure lead. Ussually pure lead that got a bit warmer than needed. I think you panicked too quick. Leave the oatmeal in the scrap bucket but see how much of that...
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    Yesterday, 08:08 AM
    My "Main" press is a lee hand press. It lives loosely just to the right of my chair on the top of one of those plastic drawer sets. Drawers are full of reloading stuff from cleaning kits, to powder dippers to scales and digital measureing devices. ...
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    04-01-2020, 05:14 PM
    Well Cindy is exploding with joy beside me. 3 days ago the PA from Neurosurgery called and left a voice mail. They were concerned about her, concerned about her feeling like she had been left behind. This morning the doctor had a new plan if...
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    04-01-2020, 10:41 AM
    Tight Group Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 09:46 PM
    Still got ice on the water up north here. Come may I'll be looking.
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    03-31-2020, 08:20 PM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread Idaho shake in Our Town
    One thing I dont miss about Japan or California. Like my earth non moving. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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    03-30-2020, 09:44 PM
    1 or 2 cavity is fine, I won't be casting a lot, I am trying to keep the price down this is for testing my gas checks so the mold HAS to have GC design as long as it's in decent condition, preferably steel but I will consider Lee 6 cavity if the...
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    03-30-2020, 08:50 PM
    I have a H&R 732 (blued, 2.5") had a 733 that I passed on to my shooting buddy. I'd have to agree with outpost75. In mine I love 2 grains of Red Dot. Bullet wise I love the Lee .314 90 gr truncated cone. It shoots exactly where I point it...
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    03-29-2020, 08:52 PM
    I like the Lee .452 130 gr truncated cone (6 cavity, also works in my .45 colt) Like the OP I like Red Dot. 4.5 to 5 grains will put them on target. Less than 4.5 gave me sooty cases. I don't shoot mine much, It is a mid 90s Springfield Armory....
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    03-29-2020, 03:17 PM
    Nice, good work. I save my zinc just incase. Good to see someone taking the plunge into the unknown. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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    03-29-2020, 08:55 AM
    Another good morning here, it appears we are where he wants us to be. :)
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    03-28-2020, 09:32 PM
    Update. This morning cindy woke up pain free, able to walk, move, get out of bed, etc. Spent most of the morning cleaning, reorganizing the bedroom for improved access, fewer things to trip over or get hung up on with a walker. Seeing her...
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    03-28-2020, 09:26 PM
    It is hard in the day to day walk of life to abandon our will and follow our Lords. We can be stubborn, stop listening, dig in our heels. But yes we are going down that path one way or another. Easiest by far to accept that he knows best. Give...
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    03-28-2020, 09:16 PM
    I have 2 9mm's that require .358 or larger to not keyhole. Both love .38 special 125 gr which drop at .358 or .359. I don't size those. Find out what fits in yours. Once you have a dummy round that works crimp it, use it to set your dies.
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    03-28-2020, 06:08 PM
    I know what you are talking about. I believe there is not a difference. The H is the out side of the die and the I is the inside plunger. Only difference I remember is that the really older ones were cut different to shave lead. The oldish to...
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    03-28-2020, 06:03 PM
    With a bullet that big I wouldn't worry about expansion. Just have a nice meplat and your golden. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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    03-27-2020, 09:20 PM
    Well she's home. Essentially they gave her a steroid shot in her L1-L2. Apparently her bones are very soft and fragile, which is why they did not do the cement thing they originally planned. We will be working on that and other things. I...
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    03-27-2020, 12:44 PM
    I started with a 7inch cast iron fry pan and a lyman ladle. Heat source was whatever was handy. Mostly kitchen stove burner. I would not change much. I might buy a magnum melter some years sooner. Other than that I have no complaints. I had a...
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    03-26-2020, 11:17 PM
    Well Cindy was admitted to the hospital just before noon today after a good meeting with her surgeon. Then about 2 the on staff radiologist came into her room and basically said your not a good fit for this procedure, your bones are too soft. ...
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    03-26-2020, 11:26 AM
    Lol, I would have kept it simple. Instead of reading so much and turning it into a science and chemistry experiment I would have copied what worked and not recreate others failed experiments because I thought I was better and smarter than the guy...
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    03-26-2020, 11:16 AM
    I use nested folders to catalogue digital media. It's going to take some time digitizing and organizing it all. Also, naming format of the files will help organize it all. I have a program that uses nested folders for note taking and can view...
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Active duty. I love to hunt and fish. Got into reloading due to cost. Now I cast and reload for the since of accomplishment and awe.
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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