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    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    I read somewhere that these wiped joints are mostly tin, and they should be separated, using a small torch, keeping the heat low to melt the joint and not the lead pipe. I recently came across some lead pipe with joints and wasn't difficult to melt...
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    07-30-2020, 04:28 PM
    I melt 10 lbs of clip on wheelweights with 10 lbs of plumber's lead, roofing lead or pipe, all soft lead, and add 6.5 oz of pewter, or approximately 2%. Works just fine for my needs. I treat the pewter as if it was pure tin
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    07-29-2020, 02:03 PM
    CastingFool replied to a thread Buying a cat... in Our Town
    Good for you, for taking care of that hurt kitten. We once took in a cat that someone had just left out to fend on its own. Poor thing had a bad ear infection. Vet said the cat needed an operation, we said yes even though it was $500. 2 weeks...
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    07-28-2020, 03:26 PM
    I, too, use hearing aids, but not when shooting. I have two Howard Leights Impact Sports muffs, and I have no problems hearing range commands, or folks speaking 20 ft away.
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    07-28-2020, 12:33 PM
    I think they use the same magazine, with different inserts, but the only one I have seen is the one for. 223
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    07-27-2020, 01:33 PM
    I've shot woodchucks at 65 yds with my Henry BBS chambered for 45 colt, using the lee 452-200 rf
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    07-23-2020, 02:06 PM
    Breakfast burrito sounds good. I have an omelet, with diced onions, with a pinch of basil, and shredded cheese, sometimes cheddar, or a blend of asiago, parmesan and romano, sometimes I use shredded Kerrygold Dubliner. Pork sausage, and a slice of...
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    07-22-2020, 01:46 PM
    I've used GD to load 20 ga shotshells
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    07-21-2020, 04:42 PM
    I have one, but it's only 8 oz net weight. Can't recall where I got it. Only 2.5 oz of powder left.
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    07-19-2020, 03:07 PM
    CastingFool replied to a thread Got out the two two in Our Town
    I thought the rifle looked familiar, before I read the narrative. I have a 512
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    07-16-2020, 01:43 PM
    I was tested a few years back, and my lead level was very high. I don't think it was necessarily due to casting, but rather from all the demo work I have done in my house in the last 23 years. House was built in the 60's, so very likely they used...
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    07-15-2020, 10:02 PM
    We've had both a chest and upright freezers. We found the upright more convenient. Regardless, when they needed defrosting, we would wait till the middle of winter, when it's coldest, and put all the contents out in the breezeway. All the food was...
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    07-15-2020, 07:13 PM
    CastingFool replied to a thread Ammo Boxes in Helping Hands
    When I wanted some empty 9mm boxes, I went to our local indoor range, and asked if they could save me a bunch. They did.
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    07-10-2020, 04:06 PM
    Bought some 270 bullets from marlin39a. A real gentleman, great to deal with.
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    07-10-2020, 09:18 AM
    CastingFool replied to a thread Fawns in Our Town
    One year, during our annual July 2 wk shut diwn, we had one doe with one fawn walk through our backyard. A day or so later, a doe with twins walked through, and a day later, a doe with triplets walked through. 3 does with 6 fawns in one week, it was...
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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