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    Today, 06:50 AM
    LUBEDUDE replied to a thread Please pray for my son in Our Town
    Prayers up!
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    Today, 06:45 AM
    In his 1926 book, Handloading Ammunition J R Mattern was grumbling about how the Ideal mould sprue plates were to thin. Lyman had just taken over Ideal at the time so it would seem that change came slowly. Ken
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    Today, 06:08 AM
    Pressman replied to a thread online handle/username in Our Town
    Because I have 800?? reloading presses and hand tools.
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    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    To my knowledge Lyman had two factory choices on the tool heads. 4 identical holes all 7/8 X14. The other one was 3 holes with 7/8 X 14 and one proprietary hole for the Lyman AA shotgun kit to be used as a single stage when installed. They may...
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    Yesterday, 02:12 PM
    I got home yesterday afternoon to find water running out of the front entryway light. I shut down the AC and spent a hot night. Got up this morning with the entryway ceiling on the floor. Call the plumbers again. This time they found a hole...
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    07-15-2019, 10:40 PM
    I’ll preface by saying all the rifles need work for Cowboy Action if optimum performance is desired. However, speaking of box stock rifles, a Marlin or an Uberti usually do ok. But I don’t recall ever seeing a 92 or New Henry survive a match...
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    07-15-2019, 10:17 PM
    It’s not all in the wrist. In my mid 30s I developed nerve damage from the tips of fingers going up to my shoulders. The grip of my ring and pinky fingers on both hands are about the strength of a 4-5 year old at best. I also developed...
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    07-15-2019, 09:36 PM
    Too bad that there appears to be few surviving Schmidt presses.
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    07-15-2019, 07:54 PM
    The first picture is a complete Model 24 with a Model 12 seat die installed. Not the best pictures, I need to retake them, someday. The second picture is Mr. Schmidt's massive sizing press, the Model 17. This thing weighs 72 pounds.
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    07-15-2019, 06:44 PM
    Roysha, I think you are correct. I am working on an article about tool development in decade of 1920. That is when it all got started, moving past the little hand tools of the black powder era. The Schmidt tools are from that time period. ...
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    07-15-2019, 06:30 PM
    I apologize for removing the eBay link, the rules require it. But you can find it by searching for CV Schmidt Model 24. This is the 2nd press design from Mr. Schmidt, the 1st is the Model 12 that is similar in design, though just half the size...
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    07-15-2019, 11:45 AM
    But do we want to listen????
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    07-14-2019, 04:57 PM
    Great story, I would have loved to have that combination when I was shooting Bullseye. We had to use a separate gun fitted a throated chamber and lighter springs for 45 wadcutter loads.
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    07-14-2019, 04:50 PM
    Froogal, it's just a short drive over to Grinnelland Brownells.
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    07-14-2019, 04:43 PM
    Pump action .22 rimfire made exclusively for Sears by High Standard 1954-1962. Does anyone have any experience with them? I have one and the safety is not right, it moves ever so slightly from fire to safe when the trigger is pulled. The slide...
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    07-14-2019, 02:29 PM
    That thought has crossed my mind. And is why I didn't report the flood of '19 this past February. I really don't want the hassle of switching companies, or doing without as the house is paid for.
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    07-14-2019, 09:41 AM
    Smoke, what I have learned from this is get full replacement household coverage. It is more costly premium wise but prevents surprises of this type. I had a big claim in 2018 when the upstairs boiler pipes burst and flooded everything below. No...
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    07-14-2019, 09:31 AM
    LUBEDUDE replied to a thread Help the LEO's in Our Town
    I had a stolen shotgun returned to me by the Dallas police a few years after it was reported. Sure enough, a drug dealer had it.
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    07-14-2019, 09:26 AM
    LUBEDUDE replied to a thread Carnivals in Our Town
    Even as a kid I didnít trust the rides at traveling carnivals. But I was ok with six flags and the Texas State Fair. However, my last State Fair was in 1980(?) when the buckets with people in them started falling out of the sky on the Swiss Sky...
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    07-13-2019, 10:01 PM
    Great to hear. Welcome to the forum!
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    07-13-2019, 10:00 PM
    Be careful what you wish for, it may not be all fun and games. About 40 years ago I bought a stocked pistol with a 16 inch barrel, thus it was considered a long gun. It was a 44 mag Uberti. I had to scrunch forward to fire it. There was so much...
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    07-13-2019, 06:02 AM
    The insurance adjuster stopped by yesterday with the news that they will cover the ceiling and the carpet, only they won't allow any value to the carpet so in reality they allow no money for carpet. I am left with an expensive removal and...
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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