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    Today, 12:52 AM
    I'm a member of a couple other forums that have that feature. I'm always looking for the like button on other peoples posts here.
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    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    15 yards standing with my M&P 2.0 Compact 9mm. Total score of 31.
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    Yesterday, 12:05 PM
    Good advise! I was assuming he understood dry twigs.
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    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    I'd melt them again and flux with candle wax, then sawdust. That is some pretty dirty stuff. I've seen some people say that they tap on the side of the pan with a spoon or ladle while they are cleaning their lead to get dirt and debris to release...
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    Yesterday, 12:31 AM
    Those are pretty impressive results!
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    07-20-2018, 11:56 PM
    Pewter contains lead, and has a much lower melting point that lead itself. Pewter boolits would be a waste of good alloying materials.
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    07-20-2018, 10:20 PM
    ThomR replied to a thread Lead intro in Our Town
    I took a friend out today and shot up a bunch of powder coated cast lead 9mm ammo. He was a little worried about shooting so much of my ammo. I told him don't worry, it's cheap to load.
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    07-20-2018, 10:15 PM
    ThomR replied to a thread texting and driving in Our Town
    A couple months ago I was rear ended at a stop light for some bridge construction while on my way home from work. There are two bridges maybe a quarter of a mile apart from each other that are being replaced, and thankfully are almost done. My self...
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    07-20-2018, 09:20 PM
    From what I found online by googling International Silver Co it appears that they are silver plated. The link I saw said that if it was solid silver it would have said International Sterling. The good part is that you should be able to get your...
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    07-20-2018, 11:40 AM
    Do you have any pictures?
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    07-20-2018, 11:08 AM
    Do you have any scrap yards around you could call? You could also post an ad on craigslist or on some facebook yard sale pages.
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    07-20-2018, 11:05 AM
    ThomR replied to a thread texting and driving in Our Town
    I see it all the time on my way to and from work. 99% of the time it is young people, mostly young women. People just need to leave their phones in their pockets or in the glove box while driving. If it's so important that you have to text the...
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    07-20-2018, 02:53 AM
    ThomR replied to a thread Today's kids in Our Town
    I'm not saying that there is any correlation there. I'm just using my cousin as an example. There is a lot more to the story than him being an alcoholic. I could list all kinds of things that he did while living with his parents that he was never...
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    07-20-2018, 02:08 AM
    ThomR replied to a thread Today's kids in Our Town
    I got the leather belt from dad, and the wire handle of a fly swatter from my mom when I was a kid. If we did something we knew we weren't supposed to, we got in trouble. One of my cousins got away with everything when he was growing up. He's been...
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    07-19-2018, 09:13 PM
    That's assuming there is a berm worth mining. I brought home three buckets of dirt from the local police range the other day and got a whopping six pounds of lead. The gun range that is ran by a local gun store is even worse. I'm lucky to get two...
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    07-19-2018, 12:19 PM
    I do 20 minutes no matter what powder I'm using.
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    07-19-2018, 02:51 AM
    An old friend of mine has an RCBS rock chucker. Those are really nice reloading presses, especially for larger rifle cases.
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    07-19-2018, 01:47 AM
    I printed some of these off. I'll try to run out to the range tomorrow and see how I do. I'm going to the range on Friday with a friend and we will have a little competition with these targets.
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    07-19-2018, 12:23 AM
    Is there any certain reason why you want a pistol in 45ACP?
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    07-18-2018, 04:25 PM
    Ran up to the scrap yard today. I took all the junk wheel weights, and three old car batteries. I came home with 26 pounds of pure lead. I'll try to get it melted tonight along with the range scrap I picked up yesterday. I think the title of this...
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    07-16-2018, 11:14 PM
    Next time I go over there I'll take them some cookies or donuts or something.
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    07-16-2018, 10:03 PM
    ThomR replied to a thread Attention LEOs in Our Town
    I'm going by the police department here tomorrow to talk to the chief. I'll see if I can get one.
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    07-16-2018, 08:51 PM
    My little propane stove doesn't have a temperature gauge on it. I need to invest in a bottom pour pot eventually. I need to run up to the police station tomorrow and talk to the Chief. Hopefully I can get a bunch of lead at the end of the month...
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    07-16-2018, 08:26 PM
    I got all the range scrap melted down earlier. Both trips combined I ended up with right at 30 pounds of lead. I haven't weighed the copper jackets. I've gotten quite a bit of lead in the last month or so. 30 pounds of range scrap, ~50 pounds...
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    07-16-2018, 04:46 PM
    Sorted a bunch of wheel weights. I loaded up some 223 last night. Need to run out to the range and test them for accuracy.
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    07-16-2018, 03:15 PM
    I got them all sorted. Total weight with the steel clips still attached and the bucket is 58.2 pounds. Not bad for a quarter tank of gas and a little time.
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    07-16-2018, 01:15 PM
    I thought about that after I had already left. Next time I'm over there I might stop by again. I left a five gallon bucket with my name and phone number on it at the shop that gave me the wheel weights. Now I need to go sort them. I have a bunch...
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    07-16-2018, 01:04 PM
    Managed to get at least some wheel weights. I went to three tire shops. One of them just said no, one gave me what's in the photo, and one said they sell all of their used wheel weights to the scrap yard in town.
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    07-16-2018, 09:15 AM
    I didn't end up getting the mixer. I got about two thirds of everything melted down yesterday before I ran out of propane. I should end up with around 25 pounds of lead. Today I'm planning on making the hour drive to Indiana and stopping in a few...
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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
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