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    Today, 01:59 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Water heater died.... in Our Town
    When me and Mama lived alone a heater would last 12 years. Then we took in two teen granddaughters the heaters dropped to 5 years. A tankless gas unit gives endless hot water at half the price and has lasted 5 years so far. What a blessing to...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 PM
    I bought some Range scrap from a member here, that batch is kind of soft, around 9 BHN. When I 'hand-pick' boolits off the ground at the Range, in front of the pistol Pit backstop, I usually get a hardness around 12 BHN.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 AM
    If you haven't called CH4d, you might be surprised to hear they can probably be ordered. Before you call, be sure to know if you want series 101 or series 105.
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    Yesterday, 12:18 PM
    Also, since we are talking about cutting/gathering firewood. I cut most of my firewood at a municipal compost site. The city will cut and drag whole trees from the boulevards or parks to the compost site and just leave them for people to cutup and...
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    Yesterday, 12:09 PM
    I thought a Face cord is 1/3 of a full cord ? full cord = 4'x4'x8' face cord = 16"x4'x8' (as sold in MN). BTW, almost all sellers in MN advertise face cord (also nicknamed a fireplace cord) and the going rate is around $125
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44 AM
    I load for everything I own (except 22), and a few I no longer have or are for family. I have dies for some I intended to own, but never obtained.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    It's the difference of being hit with a 1# anvil or a 1# pillow. One can kill ya and the other get your attention. In a cook-off, the lighter weight piece is the one propelled. The density difference between a boolit and an empty case is huge,...
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    Yesterday, 08:46 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Digging out in Our Town
    My parents also survived the depression by being thrifty. Nothing that could have a later use or repurpose was wasted. I am left with their collection and the trait that I inherited from them. While right at the moment we are in a much better...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 10:46 PM
    I would think it would be quite rare for a "mostly filled case do better" ...about the only time it would, is when you have a load of position sensitive powder where the load is less then 50% of case capacity.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 09:48 PM
    It depends on the Hotplate, Most old ones are 1500W and it should be run on it's own circuit. Two Lee pots (6 amps each) will be fine having both on one circuit. That's my 2
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  • frankenfab's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 01:47 PM
    I bet firing that would leave marks on the cases. Absolutely unacceptable. Any machinist or gunsmith could have easily made a correctly fitting part. Frank-certified machinist.
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    10-20-2018, 11:58 AM
    frankenfab replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    Copperheads are only slightly hard to identify just before they sluff. Their patterns aren't as distinct then. They don't look anything like rat snakes. It's not like they are rare.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 10:19 PM
    "Home stretch" Great ...looks like it's time for me to jump in. I'm in for 2 HBG
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    10-19-2018, 09:50 PM
    I do as skeettx outlines above... Except I have previously clicked "Save search preferences" at bottom of screen, so it's just two clicks of the mouse to search the threads I've posted in, that have new activity. Which is nice, because I do this...
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  • HollowPoint's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 03:33 PM
    Lee Enfield 3D Printed Extended 15 Round Magazine. I was sure that my last iteration of this Extended Magazine print would work; especially since I integrated those two friction reducing vertical grooves on the rear inside wall but he freaken...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 11:05 AM
    Just a heads up ...Be careful... if you decide to add a hotplate to your casting setup. Because a 16 gauge extension cord is a bit light to run both (Lee pot and a 1000+ watt hot plate), actually a 14 gauge is probably a bit light as well. My hot...
    29 replies | 694 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 10:47 AM
    Yes to the Craftsman... Last month, a neighbor moved out, he had a pile of 'free' stuff by the curb. One item was a old craftsman table saw...I must have looked at it for an hour, but choose not to take it (I have too much stuff as it is)...and...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 04:18 PM
    I don't recall exactly what OAL my Ruger 9e prefers when I use with the Lee 358-125-RF, but I do recall it wasn't at the crimp groove. Just assemble a some dummy rounds with various OAL and then do a plunk test with your gun, to find your OAL. ...
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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