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  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 AM
    starmac replied to a thread Sams club closing. in Our Town
    They cited transportation cost as one of the reasons for closing the 3 in Alaska, no problem believing that, but then again the very same trucks deliver to the 4 wallmart stores, HMMM.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    The ring is about .200" tall, and it sits right at the bottom of the body of the die so it does go nearly all the way to the shellholder.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    If you like skipped primers, flipped primers, sideways primers, you will LOVE the loadmaster. If you love a staticky POS powder measure that throws whatever charge it decides on at the time, you will LOVE the loadmaster. Once you figure out that...
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  • jeepyj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:57 PM
    Both are the same. The Hercules is prior to being sold to Alliant. At least this has always been my understanding. I interchange them regular basis as I've picked up some old stock a few times.
    2 replies | 34 view(s)
  • fivegunner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:50 AM
    Hey Jeff , is there anything that I could trade you for this mold?? I have a bunch H&G molds, and some cash. :bigsmyl2:
    5 replies | 417 view(s)
  • starmac's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 09:28 PM
    starmac replied to a thread Ford mechanic question in Our Town
    Socket is 5.5 millimeter, if it has the thick film module on the side of the dist. It is easier to just see if the plugs are firing, you will either need someone to turn it over for you or a remote start button. Can you listen at the tank while...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 01:12 PM
    The carbide ring is a finite size. Pretty hard to adjust that. Once it passes over the loaded round, it forces whatever amount of brass and boolit to become small enough to go through the ring. Usually if the boolit you loaded was larger than the...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 12:43 PM
    If you don't mind the absence of the "4 clicks to full cock" go with the Ruger. I have the Uberti "Old West" model in my avatar, which I dearly do enjoy but the screws are coarsely threaded in all the Uberti models, fit and finish is on the...
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  • starmac's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 07:23 PM
    starmac replied to a thread California fire/flood in Our Town
    As far as I know, any area of Houston that had sunk to sea level has been condemned. I do know that areas over close to Beaumont that were flooded during Ike, could no be rebuilt unless the land was built up. Insurance paid for damage, but would not...
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  • starmac's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 07:16 PM
    Curious, why won't the seller mail it too you?
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    01-12-2018, 11:57 PM
    starmac replied to a thread Sams club closing. in Our Town
    Well it seems like everybody thinks they need to go to Sams before they close, one lane blocked, police turning folks away, the fire marshall has shut it down a couple of times today from what I understand. lol Maybe they should just stay open and...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 10:10 PM
    The carbide factory crimp die I am referring to is one with the carbide ring in it that sizes the finished round, not the seating die. The FCD with the carbide ring in the bottom can and often does size a .358" down to .355" or .356" in the case...
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  • starmac's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 04:09 PM
    It is a win win for Kimber. Kimber and Alabama alike. Kimber will no doubt be taxed less and way less for a number of years. They will also have a workforce that costs less in several ways, wages just being one of them. What folks sometimes have a...
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    01-12-2018, 03:35 PM
    starmac replied to a thread Sams club closing. in Our Town
    I remember going to a globe store when they closed down and had the huge closeout sale. I do not know if they all turned out like the one in Pasadena, but shoppers totally destroyed that place, when I went in all the products were mostly pulled off...
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    01-12-2018, 04:19 AM
    starmac replied to a thread Sams club closing. in Our Town
    I seem to remember when Sam was alive and running wallmart, nearly all of their employees were considered part time, only managers actually worked 40 hour weeks. They were kind of famous for that for several years.
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  • jaysouth's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 10:11 PM
    My best .45 ACP load is the cheapest bullet I can buy/cast in 200-230 gr. over 5.2 grs. 231/HP38. Cast/jacketed/swaged/Cu plated? I can't tell the difference. For match level bullseye, 185 Cast SWC over 3.9 grs Clays.
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    01-11-2018, 09:08 PM
    starmac replied to a thread Sams club closing. in Our Town
    OH yea, they did mention something about raising starting wages at wallmart to 11 bucks and change, whooptedo, I here Micky dee's starts out better than that.
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    01-11-2018, 09:06 PM
    starmac replied to a thread Sams club closing. in Our Town
    It seems like Costco has better prices here anyway, But it is 370 miles to Costco. I am not much of an online shopper, but Sams did not stock anything that can not be bought in other places here, and I compared prices between them and wallmart, most...
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    01-11-2018, 06:56 PM
    starmac started a thread Sams club closing. in Our Town
    Every sams club in the state will be closing, ALL 3 of them. In fact they are supposedly closed today to announce they will be closing the 26'th, makes sense to me. I am not a huge fan of Sams or wallmart, but I hate to see any businesses...
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  • starmac's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 05:25 AM
    If it isn't getting any fuel, it will not run on wd40. My first one was a 85 model that was wrecked with 11,000 miles on it. I put that motor in an older gas rig and didn't know how to wire the glow plugs, started it every morning on either, it...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 02:17 AM
    A lot of folks don't seem to understand shooting heavy boolits in a levergun with a 1:38 twist and when you try and tell them they need twist for stability, and they are wanting to lob a 300+gr boolit at 1,000fps, well, they get plain out annoyed...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 01:48 AM
    The only thing wrong, is sizing to .355" This is smaller than groove diameter of the bore, and with bhn 20, too hard of an alloy to get any obturation out of so it remains smaller than the bore when fired. In a PERFECT world, (ya right) the...
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    01-10-2018, 05:44 PM
    starmac replied to a thread California fire/flood in Our Town
    If you mix in 60 mph winds , it is doubtful that a fire break a mile wide would stop a fire, but they would sure help in other scenarios. I worked in Cali sometimes moving the mud that slid, down, they had an area for us to haul it and store it so...
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    01-10-2018, 04:57 AM
    starmac replied to a thread Just a story in Our Town
    One of my cousins was married to a roughneck, maybe still is, but one night he was headed back home to Stephenville and rolled his pickup scattering his whole crew among the rocks and throwing him off in a canyon of sorts. The ambulance came and...
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  • starmac's Avatar
    01-10-2018, 12:52 AM
    The older chevy diesels would blow up if someone screwed up and filled the tank with gas. The idi fords would not run on it, injector pumps would not pump it or something, not sure about the strokes. The cummins would run, but just above an idle,...
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    01-09-2018, 09:39 PM
    Generally when a ford (international) idi builds motor oil it is the mechanical transfer pump and not the injector pump. These do not have to be old, the diaphragm in them can and does go bad at any time. Originally the injector pumps could fill the...
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  • jeepyj's Avatar
    01-09-2018, 09:08 PM
    I'd vote for the 4" but you probably can't go wrong with ether one. Sorry not much help. I'm a sucker for the old Smiths and would probably buy one and put the second one on lay-a-way.
    34 replies | 800 view(s)
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shooter/reloader for 50 yrs.
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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