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    09-15-2018, 04:59 AM
    "What is a Lee FCD"? If you're referring to the collet crimpers,I feel like most Lee equipment to be a test to see how rough they can finish their tools and reach public acceptance. And no,this isn't bashing Lee.... I use right much of their...
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    09-15-2018, 04:39 AM
    Shopdog replied to a thread Are you "particular"? in Cast Boolits
    It sort of depends on where an individual is on their personal mission..... which doesn't need to be the same as anyone elses. Some folks have a hard time with this,not understanding that self actualization works for people at different rates. So...
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    09-14-2018, 06:36 AM
    Wendy,my EDC is a stainless 24" R700 SPS 7-08,which has never seen a JB.Weaver mounts with two scopes,two loads. The lower vel is a little over 2000fps and wears a 1-4X20. The harder hitting load is 25-2600 with a 4-12X40. I have two moulds. A...
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    09-09-2018, 05:30 AM
    Pretty spoiled here but then,I built the house? Small bedroom that we used as a nursery when the boys (4) were in a crib.Then they all got their own BR's upstairs..... BAM,got me a killer reloading room. It's a corner room so have two windows,...
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    09-07-2018, 04:17 AM
    Nice write up,thanks for posting.
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    09-05-2018, 05:24 AM
    If you get a chance.... try shooting off the top of a 4' step ladder. I like Werner brand. They're a great size to have around shop and home,anyway. It needs to be a good one,not your Gdads wore out WWII era rickety wooden version,Haha....
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    09-04-2018, 07:04 AM
    Country, we use a lot of threaded inserts in wood.From "store bought" to more often than not,inserts made in our machine shop.Threading hardwoods;you need to adjust the diameter of the hole to suit the wood.Meaning,even though regular taps work...
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    09-04-2018, 06:31 AM
    44Blam,don't listen to the naysayers and their self proclaimed expertness.2500 is doable pretty durn easy.... from there the mountain starts to get a bit steep.My suggestion is to test it for yourself and try to watch the terminal ballistics once...
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    09-03-2018, 03:54 AM
    Is it a seater or expander? And shouldn't it have a lock ring on the upper part?
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    09-02-2018, 07:04 AM
    Shopdog replied to a thread Woodworkers Help Needed in Our Town
    Impact; another way is to cut a short pce of Allen wrench,slide the right size box end wrench over it,then do the tappy tap on exposed Allen stub with a small hammer. As posted above,it is imperative on "stuck" socket caps that the wrench not...
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    08-31-2018, 10:09 AM
    That's exactly what I was thinking Don.
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    08-27-2018, 04:41 PM
    Haha Tom..... I'm standing all day so sitting is a welcome change.The spice of life.
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    08-27-2018, 04:36 PM
    I use 4350 in a jacked up '06 170g varmint load out of a CDL. There usually isn't an exit "hole" on Ghogs.... it blows the whole far side off. There's nothing "reduced" about the loading. It will blow a crow into an indistinguishable V shaped,black...
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    08-26-2018, 05:52 AM
    Got 3 of them.Verify the chart weights,they're "close" but always are off a little.I make custom rotors and haven't seen a bit of difference between brass and steel.... well,on the end use,machining them is obviously different.Somebody,may even be...
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Beautiful shop,we have a very well equipped machine shop,full on cabinet shop,all process welding,big honkin spraybooth.I ride really fast sportbikes and build/shoot traditional recurves and longbows.Have a wonderful family,wife of 35 years and four grown sons.
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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