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    08-13-2018, 05:06 PM
    Me and the four grown sons are redneck central tent campers.We cook with cast iron and have great events..... eat like kings.We all bring something to the table.Good luck with your camping trip.
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    08-11-2018, 04:42 AM
    CB bolt action,rifle dujour with small pack of varmint/predator hunting tools and stuff..... never claimed to be a gentleman.
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    08-09-2018, 07:06 PM
    Cast 100-500.... don't shoot handguns much anymore( safe's full of them though).Mainly bolt action CB's. Rarely load JB's.Main focus is varmint hunting so usually load just a box of 20 at a time.That lasts about a week with a cpl shots st game the...
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    08-09-2018, 06:57 PM
    I've tried retirement........ think it's 4 times now?Haha.Get bored go back to work,and it's not about the lack of money.Money yes,but that's just to support my rifle addiction. My best advice is try to get on a schedule of part time $$gigs with...
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    08-08-2018, 04:47 AM
    What's new? Beats me,I'm a computer idjit.... haven't figured out how to download the castpics thing at top.And that's "okay",Haha. Would rather be out hunting than alllllmost anything else.Heck,wife threatened divorce,after 35 years? if I didn't...
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    08-08-2018, 04:28 AM
    One note about the 2 cav Lee..... it is a complete waste of "my" time weight sorting. Lyman M5 scale doesn't budge checking them.I cast in an ancient Lyman 10# with no thermometer,PID's.... nuthin but me and a pot.Heck,I even dump sprues back...
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    08-08-2018, 04:09 AM
    I use the Lee 225-55RF. Also have an RCBS which is basically the same thing,just a better mould for me.But the Lee works good. Got a tack driver first year #16 (stainless) Savage 223.Ordered it from a great old LCS owner when they first became...
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    08-07-2018, 08:40 PM
    Water dropped WW's.Very basic lube..... to the point of being disgusting. BW/vaseline.... but the best part is it's only being lubed just above GC. Bullet is being swaged in ho-machined custom dies.Can push it to 2800fps but it's a pencil barrel and...
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    08-07-2018, 08:29 PM
    Been varmint hunting a LOT this summer.Big game sees me with a trad bow and turkey feathers. Let's see..... killed a few crows with a 22-250 Lee 225-55RF @2600fps.Had a blast with a beautiful '06,Stainless CDL shooting a Lyman 311041...
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    08-07-2018, 08:13 PM
    Shopdog replied to a thread Dumb Moves in Our Town
    Two things come to mind...... "it could be worse",and the other..."it depends on your perspective". A biz acquaintance of the wife just had a big tree fall on their house.No biggy,call the insurance guy.Problem is/was the house is under contract...
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    07-31-2018, 06:12 PM
    No but I hear banjos right often? Which is another thing..... we were hunting one night and.....
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    07-31-2018, 05:49 PM
    What goes around comes around...... I potty train my four baby boys along with other important stuff like gutting dear and making money...... they're all grown with families, they help me now with digital issues. I'd be happy to post a pic from...
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    07-31-2018, 05:38 PM
    Yeah maybe,but then why ain't I getting any good popup ads for dialing in CB loads or trad bow building supplies? Or,if they were watching they'd realize we prolly have more equipment than ____ ( insert manufacturer)? When wifey got one of those...
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    07-31-2018, 06:55 AM
    If you're cheap,then you need patience..... and there ain't a whole lot wrong with either? Start keeping your eyeballs peeled for a used pkg deal.Older RCBS is as good as any,find a deal on a press and a scale,and maybe something else.At this...
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    07-31-2018, 06:39 AM
    Have a few favorite Lee's but prefer old Lymans and certain RCBS. But yes,they're definitely worth the 20$.
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    07-28-2018, 02:32 PM
    I've been having trouble the last cpl times trying to post pics.Have posted one or two in the past so I know it can be done,just a glitch on my part. This is a great way,IMO to have a fun postal shoot.So am going to try to get some pics up.
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    07-28-2018, 02:08 PM
    Shopdog replied to a thread Amazon in Our Town
    I have about 100$ a month,used book habit,mostly Amazon.Have done very well over the years buying "as new",and in a lot of cases,never opened books.Most are classic furniture and architecture in topic. Last furniture book was a mint,never opened...
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    07-24-2018, 04:11 AM
    Lyman 429421,Coleman stove,W/W's.Tryed shooting some factory lead out of a cpl Smith 29's..... took about five minutes to completely lead up the bore,haha.Somebody told me about casting and that generally store bought lead was a joke.Prolly mid...
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    07-23-2018, 09:12 PM
    I'd say work on your overall grip strength by,whatever means convenient and comfortable. And,you just have to make the commitment to DA..... lots of dryfiring,work on maintaining sight alignment not,just going through the motion.Try plinking a bit...
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    07-19-2018, 06:18 AM
    Using an old enamel washpan. Oval shaped white with red rim version,it was my G-ma's.Been using it for 40 or so years. Folded hand towel in bttm. I'll cast until there's a decent coverage on the towel then VERY carefully roll them into bttm and cast...
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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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CB's,my bows,sportbikes,period furniture
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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