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    01-09-2018, 01:46 PM
    Good to know, and glad to hear, that you are in a recovery mode, Duke. Gettin' old ain't for sissies!
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    01-03-2018, 11:19 AM
    Echo replied to a thread How I feel this morning in Our Town
    OP - Duh, Big Time!
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    01-03-2018, 11:04 AM
    Echo replied to a thread Just a story in Our Town
    Criminy, but I LOVE reading this stuff! Born & raised in Texas (Houston), and heard a lot about drilling etc., but never got involved. Been to Spindletop (Uncle Johnny was a petroleum engineer, after flying a B-17 in WWII), and no way anyone born &...
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    01-01-2018, 04:57 PM
    Generally use ground corn cobs OR ground walnut shells, whatever I have, and add a dollop of mineral spirits and about a teaspoon of jeweler's rouge. I bought a packet of JR several years ago, and am still using from that packet - it doesn't take...
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    01-01-2018, 02:20 PM
    I had this problem. Ladder-backs were pecking on EVERYTHING, including the swamp cooler! I used a BB pistol, since I'm in the city limits - but they are wary! I had to sneak up and shoot fast, or they were up,up, and away! I finally put plastic...
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    12-30-2017, 07:04 PM
    Echo replied to a thread New member in Cast Boolits
    Welcome, Marty! So glad you could make it. You are a welcome addition to the gang!
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    12-30-2017, 06:55 PM
    Here is an OLD one that SOMEONE re-chambered for 22MRF, probably using a hand-held 1/4" drill, so unsafe! It has been hanging in my work/storeroom for decades, as witnessed by the rust!
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    12-30-2017, 04:45 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Cold weather "emergency" in Our Town
    My warm thoughts go out to my chum, Mr TC, in Ill. I send warm thoughts from Tucson, AZ, where the outside temp right now is 80*... (Neaner neaner...) (Spent Christmas in Houston - temp 12/26 was 42* ALL DAY AND NIGHT! Dew point must have been...
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    12-26-2017, 02:05 PM
    Shooting an All AF Match @ Lackland 'way back, during a slow fire 45 HB stage, I was hit by a washer - well - I guess it was the base of the lead in the HB round. Somewhat larger than a nickle, the bullet must have struck the angle-iron on top of...
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    12-26-2017, 01:49 PM
    Plus one, for All Of The Above...
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    12-25-2017, 01:28 AM
    Yeah, right...
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    12-24-2017, 10:58 PM
    Echo replied to a thread New Member Introduction in Cast Boolits
    Welcome aboard, mate. This is the best forum on the net, and you are very welcome.
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    12-24-2017, 10:27 PM
    Ditto...
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    12-22-2017, 03:26 PM
    I had the cortisone shots in my L4-5 area about 1.5 years ago. Worked OK for a couple months, got them again, OK for a couple months, got them again, NoGo. They offered to inject deadening to see if killing some nerves would help, I rejected that...
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Distinguished Pistol Shooter, Old & Ugly, decided to get into HP w/cast boolits. Have cast awhile.
Location:
Tucson AZ
Interests:
Shooting, vol @ Air Museum
Occupation:
RETIRED!

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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