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    04-25-2017, 11:28 PM
    Honduran mahogany is pretty nice stuff. Used to get scraps from the pattern shop at work. I used some to make a couple of loading blocks.
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    04-25-2017, 11:21 PM
    Got to talking to a guy at work. told me his dad had brought a german 8mm rifle home from the war. had some ammo, too, but he couldn't figure out what the big deal was. The rifle wasn't accurate at all. I asked him to show me what they had been...
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    04-23-2017, 09:01 PM
    that is really cool! Those are great friends!
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    04-23-2017, 11:06 AM
    I'll take it! pm will follow.
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    04-20-2017, 07:50 AM
    I'll ask a buddy of mine. he reloads 380.
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    04-19-2017, 09:52 PM
    I am very sorry to hear that, country gent. It's always difficult to lose a loved one, but it's something we all must go through. the Lord will give you the strength you need, if you ask Him.
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    04-16-2017, 06:39 PM
    CastingFool replied to a thread Duke in Fla box in Pay It Forward
    I had the box a while back, and I was shocked to see what I had received. Most of it was just junk, like a cheap screwdriver with a bent shaft. I did throw away a couple of items, kept two (a plastic tray that comes inside a box of ammo and a car...
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    04-16-2017, 06:26 PM
    CastingFool replied to a thread My 105 shell in Vintage Ammo
    I believe you are correct. I was a crewchief on a Huey, H model, but also had the opportunity to work on the weapons system on gunships. I have a couple of empty casings. the blue color is a code for an inert round, which actually means that the...
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    04-16-2017, 06:09 PM
    CastingFool replied to a thread Hearing protection? in Our Town
    Back in 71, when I was in basic training, hearing protection was mandatory. I did forget my earplugs once, and after firing 75 rds, and listening to 100 other guys fire their 75 rounds, I never forgot again. I do wear HP when mowing the lawn,...
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    04-12-2017, 09:26 PM
    Good job, Megasupermagnum! Quick work is fun once in a while. One year, I hunted about 4 days straight. Getting up at 4:30 am 4 days in a row was kinda rough. The laugh was on me, though. When I was still working, that was my normal getting up...
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    04-11-2017, 08:11 AM
    Being a handyman of sorts, I don't like to pay someone to fix something I can do myself (not always successful, but more often than not) I have fixed refrigerators, washers, vacuum cleaners, etc. What I do is look up the model number on...
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    04-09-2017, 07:46 PM
    Both the Lee 452-200 RF and 255 RF feed well through my Henry BBS. Crimp groove is located the same distance from the nose, so the coal is the same for both loads.
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    04-07-2017, 08:40 AM
    I'll be out on April 17, with my 12 ga, loaded with 3" Win, 2 oz of copper plated 4's. With the tight Hastings choke, a 40 yd shot is very doable.
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    04-04-2017, 08:19 AM
    they are cagy little critters. They will climb trees, too. We have a couple of mulberry trees out back, and when the berries are ripe, quite often they climb up to get their pick.
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    04-02-2017, 07:39 AM
    Spending time with the grandkids. that is always special. Hearing my oldest daughter's ringtone when she texts me always brings a smile to my face.
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    04-01-2017, 07:01 AM
    I'm in Michigan with an ffl store front transfer from another ffl holder or private seller are 20.00 with cpl or 25.00 with background check!
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    03-31-2017, 10:30 PM
    Yes, water boils at 212 deg F, at sea level.
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    03-31-2017, 04:18 PM
    Years ago, I was fishing for bass at a small lake. I was using a lure very similar to a Rapala, only plastic. All of a sudden, I had a good strike, nothing like any bass I had caught before. Fought hard, too. After a couple of minutes, I saw a...
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    03-31-2017, 01:32 PM
    I get my buckets free, from the bakery at a local supermarket. The caveat is that I have to wash them out of old frosting. BTW, if you read the ingredients they use, it will scare you, it's mostly some kind of hydrogenated oil.
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    03-29-2017, 08:34 AM
    I know what you mean about melting down a piece of history. I found a Stieff bowl, SI-6P-17, marked Smithsonian Institution, 19.5 oz, Not a whole lot of info about it on the net, other than Stieff has been out of business for a long time. I did...
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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