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    09-18-2018, 06:25 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Yellow Jackets in Our Town
    Yellow jackets are as dangerous or probably much moreso than a rattlesnake, and I do not exaggerate here! When I was growing up, and very occasionally since then, we'd read of a farmer on his tractor or a man on a bulldozer hitting a jacket nest,...
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    09-18-2018, 06:16 PM
    Thanks, Paul. I sure am glad we got that guy! Great man, as far as his talents and dedication to his purposes went, but very bad for his fellow man. It's a shame such talent and ability has to die, in order for folks to be free.
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    09-18-2018, 06:07 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Prayer request in Our Chapel
    Lord, please be with this man who needs your healing hand so direly. Your will be done, but we ask most earnestly that you spare this man, whose helping hand has meant so much to so many for so long. Grant it, I pray, and thank you for hearing...
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    09-18-2018, 06:03 PM
    Prayers up yet again. Thanks for keeping us posted on the progress.
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    09-18-2018, 06:02 PM
    Thanks, Castalot. Your prayers always move me. Thanks.
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    09-18-2018, 06:00 PM
    God bless him and the family, and heal him completely. Amen.
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    09-18-2018, 05:56 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Do you witness in Our Chapel
    Great comment, Jim! All we need to do to "witness" many times, is just crack the door open, and leave it to later to try to widen that gap, and let some light in. Most people, I firmly believe, are NOT won by a single event, but by repeated...
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    09-18-2018, 05:48 PM
    When I was a kid, I knew all the folks at my little church, including who could be trusted and just how far. I also had a pretty good idea of whose flowery prayers may not have gotten beyond the ceiling, and whose humble prayers were heard loud and...
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    09-18-2018, 05:37 PM
    Wow! These are really tough losses for us older types. I think God gave man dogs so we could see what agape love really looks like - unconditional commitment. Be at peace, Smokey. He will live on within you forever.
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    09-18-2018, 05:35 PM
    Great message! I've seen WAY too many professing Christians think that just being tempted is a sin, and obviously, it's not. Even Christ was tempted! Remember in the wilderness when Satan himself tempted Him? But He didn't break, and it's only...
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    09-18-2018, 05:33 PM
    Prayers up.
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    09-16-2018, 12:53 PM
    My brother has a big boy in 45 Colt. It shoots cast just fine. Lee 452-200-rf
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    09-16-2018, 12:12 PM
    This one looks like it would hit like a hammer!!!
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    09-16-2018, 12:11 PM
    I don't have the Lee but this is my go to boolit for my 38 lever guns.
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    09-10-2018, 06:57 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Do you witness in Our Chapel
    Witnessing is a really indistinct word, at least in the way you're using it here. We witness, whether we intend to or not, in everything we do and say and the manner with which we carry ourselves, daily. We can't NOT witness, when you get right...
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    09-09-2018, 09:39 PM
    H110/296 does NOT like air space. Fill case with powder to the bottom of the boolit. A bit compressed is not a bad thing.
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    09-09-2018, 05:37 PM
    Ever try to throw a charge of SR4759???? Enough said. It's well worth the money.
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    09-09-2018, 05:34 PM
    Best hand held priming tool out there. Die cast zinc, heavy, just.Plain.Works.
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    09-09-2018, 05:25 PM
    I live in the Pacific Northwest. I can cast year around without too much temp issue one way or the other.
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    09-04-2018, 12:03 PM
    waco replied to a thread C309-150-F seat punch in Cast Boolits
    Fill the seat stem with JB weld and presto. Flat
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    09-04-2018, 12:01 PM
    waco replied to a thread 9mm powder coat bullet? in Cast Boolits
    I bought this one from Arsenal Molds. It's a PC only 130gr RNFP
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    09-03-2018, 10:52 PM
    Just an update for LG. I did take my .308 out over the weekend. We were camping in Central Oregon. I could not find a good place to shoot from at 300 yards. I ended up shooting at 200 yards. The only spot we had was considerably uphill and was very...
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    08-31-2018, 04:12 PM
    Or heard of one???? I want one, if it appears they'll function well. I've been waiting on this one WAY too long now!!! Gettin' kind'a itchy!
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    08-31-2018, 04:02 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread cop here lost his car in Our Town
    Sometimes I think these things happen to keep cops humble. Heaven knows, they are in an occupation that really DEMANDS they stay humble!!! It keeps them on their toes. But who among us has never had a moment of "grace" that someone hasn't taken...
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    08-31-2018, 03:59 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Back in the day in Our Town
    Wow, Waksupi! You have me wistfully remembering going to Athens, GA. to Franklin's some 30+ years ago. In one spot, he had an old wooden barrel of about 50 gal. size, and in it were all the old, classic single shots he had at the time. They were...
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    08-31-2018, 03:48 PM
    Lord, this nation is under attack from many sources, within and without. All are hostile to your Kingdom and works. Please Lord, save us from them! You've given us a good President, who seems to be trying to serve you as well as the nation. I...
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    08-31-2018, 03:38 PM
    +2. Still praying for her and a successful operation.
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    08-31-2018, 03:36 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Thanks to God in Our Chapel
    We HAVE to pray for you Goat! Without you, this place just wouldn't be the same! ;^) Glad you got it all straightened out, and God bless and keep you and your new bionics. I've often wondered if the guy who played the "Bionic Man" on TV, ever...
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    08-31-2018, 03:32 PM
    Wow! Great message. Our English language, like all languages, is a pretty primitive means by which we try to communicate with each other. And we so often use (misuse?) words. One word can have a number of meanings, depending on how it's used,...
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    08-31-2018, 03:20 PM
    Wow! What a wonderful prayer! All of us need to say this one at the start of every day, and then a prayer of thanks at night for whatever degree we and the Lord have managed to effect this. Jim, you are a man among men, sir, and I love your fire...
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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