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    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    We are in agreement and experience on both questions. That's why I have come to question the wisdom of spending much money on sets of test weights for use on a balance scale. But, I do see the value of a big set of test weights for digital scales.
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    Yesterday, 06:24 PM
    'Suppose there may be a half dozen "best". That's because all of them work very well. But, IMHO, Lyman and Redding dies ARE, by a small margin, the overall best functioning handgun dies for single stage and turret presses. And you'll probably be...
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    06-09-2021, 02:01 PM
    I know little more about Green Machines than they're green. But, I know without question that they quickly flopped in the market and that alone tells me a great deal about how good they may not have been. Some of RCBS' products work well but they...
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    06-08-2021, 06:33 PM
    I believe ol' Confuseus is credited to say a lot more than he ever said. I have to wonder how many self-made "wise men" have managed to get their own quotes injected into his mouth. Anyway, no matter what anyone thinks of him,...
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    06-07-2021, 09:51 PM
    It gets old to keep hearing knee jerk assumptions that those of us who don't bend over and smile to welcome gays into our lives must also seek to do them physical or emotional harm; that's overstated nonsense. So, you know a couple of likeable...
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    06-07-2021, 11:53 AM
    I have two questions about the use of your very nice check weight set. 1) Have you ever found a mechanically good condition balance beam powder scale to be off more than .1 grain at any point throughout its range? 2) If you did find a single...
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    06-07-2021, 11:18 AM
    IMHO, your company's personnel office is run by college trained idiots; such candidates are never equal. Paper equality doesn't include things like work ethic, dependability, good attitude, a willingness to learn and a willingness to work well...
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    06-06-2021, 08:30 PM
    Without question, that would be Lee's little Safety Scale; it's inexpensive, very accurate and very sensitive. It's downside is the very light weight that allows fumble fingered users to bump it around. If he wants something else later he'll have...
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    06-06-2021, 09:18 AM
    1hole replied to a thread Pre-'64 Model 70s in Factory Rifles
    The Swift was hard on barrels for those who shot a lot of five hole groups just to see holes appear in sheets of paper. For those who used it as a walking varminter got some pretty good life out of their barrels. Winchester and 1964 ... that is...
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    06-05-2021, 08:06 PM
    IMHO, any statement that is based on "inclusion and diversification" is a tacit political admission that the whole thing is everything BUT inclusion and diversification. The goal of such slimplistic farces is always pressure for public submission to...
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    06-04-2021, 10:19 AM
    Yeah, that's true. It's a rarely mentioned characteristic that balance beams don't have so we can't fool them. Anything placed anywhere on a balance pan will consistently read what it weighs on the scale. But ... digital scales? Not so much. ...
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    06-03-2021, 08:16 PM
    Well, I don't know for sure but it could be your new bullets aren't all the same diameter. I do know that even if your press and dies are Lee they aren't changing diameter in use. :)
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    06-03-2021, 07:56 PM
    I'm doing something wrong! I've been doing this looong enough and saved so much money I should be rich by now.
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    06-03-2021, 01:52 PM
    Under flared case mouths and too thick case mouths coupled with too fat bullets cause lead shaving. And, yes, proper mouth belling always helps. If your new RCBS seater is sizing your case mouths down that much when they enter it follows that...
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    06-03-2021, 01:33 PM
    No, your church has NOT believed the same thing for 2,000 years. The single biggest church split that has ever happened was when the Eastern and Western parts separated into Roman and Orthodox and no mean ol' Protestants were in sight. A web...
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    06-03-2021, 12:51 PM
    Personal ignorance of scripture is not a spiritual strength and, yes, we do "argue" over things we closely examine. But an argument is not a heated quarrel, an argument is simply a reasoned point and counterpoint discussion; we've been over that...
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    06-02-2021, 10:28 PM
    Roy Kramer, the Cast Boolit, and CBA members. Most of this was through private messages. Sent from my SM-A515U using Tapatalk
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    06-02-2021, 08:35 PM
    1hole replied to a thread PIF for Minerat in Pay It Forward
    Seems no one else has a burning need for it and I can always use a few more .30-06 cases. PM will follow.
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    06-02-2021, 03:02 PM
    That's true. Only believers (meaning the true followers of Christ) truly fear hell. Why some (thankfully, very few) well meaning but mislead Christians strive to get people who don't yet believe in God to fear God's hell escapes me. ...
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    06-01-2021, 10:10 PM
    Steve, I think you've missed a couple of important facts. First, the Bible "believe" (John 3:16) is perhaps better understood as "trust." We all have to believe in a lot of people we don't know and can't understand and we trust them because most...
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    06-01-2021, 03:42 PM
    Apropos of no one, I can't help but wonder why grumpy web people who have nothing to add to a discussion except to tell the world what they don't like then get so touchy when others simply ask "Why?" :coffeecom
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    06-01-2021, 02:47 PM
    I know why the word change back to the KJV-AV was made. A friend who worked to give us the excellent New KJV says there were outraged howls of blasphemy because the translators had the audacity to "change God's word!" Meaning they had dared to...
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    05-31-2021, 09:35 PM
    Quite true. But I know of no one who has a complete understanding of the Bible so we must do the best we can with what we do know. And we do know that "You shall do no murder" is what was meant by God.
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    05-31-2021, 07:37 PM
    You are correct, the proper wording would have been, should have been, "You shall not murder." That one word 1611 KJV translation error (Exodus 20:13) has caused mankind a lot of unnecessary spiritual turmoil.
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    05-31-2021, 01:33 PM
    Not quite so but you repeat what many Bible conspiracy quacks proclaim. Constantine gets a bad rap. He had nothing to do with the Old Testament canon as such ("canon" is the correct table of contents for both parts of the Bible). Jews had...
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    05-31-2021, 10:26 AM
    1hole replied to a thread Ammo/Reloading Costs in Our Town
    As I understand it, the profit margins per unit for most large competitive businesses is usually in the 3-5% range; they make big money but they do that by volume sales. With competitors gnawing at their ankles and at that low profit point they...
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    05-30-2021, 09:40 PM
    It's yours. Will try to get it in the mail Tuesday.
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    05-30-2021, 09:35 PM
    I've started several threads here but I don't do it often. Guess every day is an opportunity for all of us to do so but this one is JimB's idea, let's let him open it. I know from reading here that the truths of temporal human life vs....
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    05-30-2021, 04:02 PM
    I believe that much difference in topic warrants a new page.
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    05-30-2021, 03:50 PM
    Big, you're lightly touching on a great truth those who condemn God for "killing" so many people in the Old Testament don't get. There is scripture saying there is a time to live and a time to die (Ecc 3:1-8) and no one in this present world is...
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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