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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    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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    03-26-2020, 06:49 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Homeless - sort of in Our Town
    Br'er Rabbit "Whatever you do please do NOT throw me into that briar patch" Uhuh, got yourself thrown into the spot you most wanted to be didn't ya? Nicely played.
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    03-26-2020, 02:09 AM
    Yes, when I first got email notification I didn't even see it it was buried somewhere and I had to check the forum and search my email and there it was but like people have mentioned the price was higher than quoted so I wasn't sure what to do and I...
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    03-25-2020, 11:43 PM
    Wouldn't a solid bullet with no lube groove weight more than one WITH lube grooves? Is this a typo or the bullet is shorter and lighter? 75 grains as a Solid w/grooves 66 grains as a Solid NLG
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    03-25-2020, 11:35 PM
    I just did same thing recently :) was looking a material that's thick enough for 44 mag and tried a CPU heatsink and it was measuring .0156, it worked! I will would prefer .016 if I could find it. The aluminum was soft as butter, it punched and...
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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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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
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