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    Yesterday, 06:43 AM
    That Lee over 5g of 231 was my go to squirrel load out of an 8" Python hunter for many,many years. You could call your head shots out to some bragging yardage.
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    10-14-2018, 04:48 PM
    Shopdog replied to a thread Stupid Things I Do in Cast Boolits
    Tossing it is the right thing to do. You just got a @40$ handloading lesson. Couple of things to consider and reconsider.... First,bet you never do it again. Second,reconsider how it happens. Take this safety lesson and build on it. What,in a...
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    10-13-2018, 06:35 AM
    Shopdog replied to a thread Remington 700 SPS in Factory Rifles
    My stainless SPS 7-08 has never seen a JB. It wears two scopes in classic Weaver rings,there's a 1-4x20 Luepold,and its 2000fps IMR4198 beercan load.The other is a 4-12x40 chinkenese that,has some of the best internal,positive "clicks" of any...
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    10-08-2018, 07:29 AM
    I will add,whatever steel you use(O1 here),since you're setting up to make them.....uhh,make several. That way,you can do side by side comparison and,you may have more than one rig in the same chambering?
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    10-08-2018, 07:20 AM
    7-08 would work here in the Virginia mnts.
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    10-08-2018, 07:00 AM
    Got a 2nd ed Lee manual used,at a fair to cheap price.It rarely gets opened now,after the initial read. Had an interesting manual "problem" recently,trying to find "starting loads" for IMR4350,in an appropriate chambering. Just not a lot of...
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    09-28-2018, 08:16 PM
    Shopdog replied to a thread fudd mentality in Our Town
    A declining appreciation for the value of experience ....... devided by......... A largely tool based activity,when compared with a "skill only" based example. Above would be the calculation. If I had to look at the problem from a social...
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    09-26-2018, 03:54 PM
    "The futile pursuit of happiness " was a paper written by a cpl of professors or ? back 'round the mid 80's or sumthin. I first read it when practical machinist forum first started back in the day. Worth looking up? dunno. I'll no doubt mess...
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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.
Va. mnts
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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