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    Today, 04:10 PM
    Boaz replied to a thread Prayers asked... in Our Chapel
    Still a good report . Thank you GOD !
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    Today, 04:03 PM
    Boaz started a thread Youknow what ? in Our Chapel
    There's times I like to just sit and think . Manys the time I think of sad things or maybe things I could have changed till I realize I'm not the one deciding any of that . Yea ...there are things I'd change but that time came and went . I'd like to...
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    Today, 01:57 PM
    jmort replied to a thread Prayer asked for father in Our Chapel
    Praying for your father and all concerned
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    Today, 01:50 PM
    Boaz replied to a thread Prayer asked for father in Our Chapel
    Lord provide the healing needed for Jniedbalski's father . Give him healing and strength to help him through to complete recovery . Be close to all that love him and provide comfort . Thank you for all you do for him and his family . Amen
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  • jmort's Avatar
    Today, 12:54 PM
    What merlin101 said. Same, no difference. No grooves, TL/micro grooves, lube grooves all powder coat just fine. Don't worry about it.
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    Today, 11:50 AM
    Father, Jniedbalski's father is in bad shape. Please grant him comfort and peace as he heals from his multiple surgeries. Please take the pain away and allow him to heal without pain. Please be with his physicians and medical team as they try to...
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    Today, 09:18 AM
    Prayers sent for God's Mercy and Healing. In Jesus Name. Amen
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Today, 05:21 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel
    2 Cornicles 29 Audio link ; https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/purevoice/niv/2Chr.29 Hezekiah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah....
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    Today, 04:45 AM
    They look good enough to me.
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 AM
    To my knowledge you are correct, the alloy for all brass molds contains lead. True, brass molds are stable at operating temperature, but how many monitor the mold temperature when heating a mold to remove lead deposits? My point is be aware that...
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    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    MTnGunner: I am shamelessly hijacking your thread. What is your experience with the 4 x 4? I have one not yet put into operation. Can you share the good, bad, and ugly on it? Tony
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    Yesterday, 01:27 PM
    Bump and price drop to $50 each shipped. Tony
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    I am melting down range lead, so there are bullets/fragments, sand, jackets, ect, etc that has been screened out. I just pour it all into the pot which already has several pounds of solidified lead in the bottom. Turn on the heat and let it melt. ...
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    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread For thought and meditation in Our Chapel
    We are given the Spirit through faith . We many times think we need to lean to use the Holy Spirit . We do NOT use the Holy Spirit , The Spirit uses us for the greater glory of GOD .
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    If you tumble coat and how you tumble coat typically you will end up with a thicker coating than spraying. The type and brand of powder and the color can alter the thickness of the polymer. If you are first starting out then you will probably be...
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    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    Made from scrap so cost was mainly time and TIG gas. Actually, I copied the bottom pour design from my RCBS Pro Melt furnace, so I can't take the credit for being original. I set the bottom pour to the side of the pot for several reasons; it...
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    Yesterday, 10:15 AM
    I will ditto Eric if you want a really good HP alteration that works. Cost used to be $50 a cavity. I wouldn't even consider doing it on anything but a quality mold.
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 AM
    As far as lead deposits, I have a number of brass molds and I would warn about getting a brass mold hot trying to remove lead deposits as a brass mold can warp! Heating a mold is not necessary to remove lead deposits. I keep all my molds oiled...
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    Yesterday, 09:15 AM
    I have purchased a lot various items from Amazon over the years and and a lot of gun/reloading stuff. When I have had a problem with a product they took care of it immediately. Does Amazon always have the best price, no, but I consider a product...
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    Yesterday, 08:43 AM
    My answer was to add a skirt to the propane tank pot, which made a huge difference in keeping in the heat. Melting time was cut in half. I typically do 200+ pounds in a cook.
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    Yesterday, 08:21 AM
    The problem with starting the timing when the coating starts to flow is the coating will flow at 200 degrees then how long will it take for your particular oven to reach the usual temperature of 400? This is the reason the timing should begin when...
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    Yesterday, 08:05 AM
    The thickness of the coating can vary due to the powder used or the process, but generally a single coat is about 1.5-2 mils in thickness from the substrate. For rifles I try for approximately 3 mils, similar to a jacket thickness. I would...
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    Yesterday, 07:54 AM
    I check, size, PC & size. As smoke said the check is there to stay.
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  • jmort's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 AM
    I use the Clear Ballistics synthetic gel. Got two 24 inch blocks and two molds. It is resuable. Not too expensive. Just add a crock pot and you good to go casting gel blocks. Fun to use
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    Yesterday, 06:17 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread For thought and meditation in Our Chapel
    We are a vessel to hold the light of Christ . Left to our own we fail . We are to convey his light .
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    Yesterday, 06:09 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel
    2 Cornicles 28 Audio link ; https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/purevoice/niv/2Chr.28 Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. Unlike David his father, he did not do what was right in the eyes...
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    06-22-2018, 08:12 PM
    I use #000 in a Governor It goes 16 inches in bare gelatin Very similar to getting smoked by Wild Bill Hickok with his .36 caliber revolvers, but rather than a single hit, 4 at once.
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    06-22-2018, 08:04 PM
    No need I asked him about a $2,000 Club I can't be the only one
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    06-22-2018, 07:14 PM
    buckwheatpaul replied to a thread Fast food tipping?? in Our Town
    Tips are for exceptional service....not for just showing up at work. If your order was not acceptable you should have asked for a supervisor and complained.....dont let them get away with that nonsense because they are just being accommodated when...
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    06-22-2018, 05:15 PM
    I have two Forster Micrometer Seating dies for sale. I got them with some other stuff and have never used them. They were a little rusty but have been cleaned up using stainless steel pins and then oiled, and I would rate them at 90%. The paint...
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    06-22-2018, 04:10 PM
    Box O Truth https://www.theboxotruth.com/the-box-o-truth-43-buckshot-in-a-rifled-shotgun-barrel/ Seems like a desperation application
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Been shooting, casting and reloading for over 40 years. I Praise Jesus Christ for His salvation!
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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