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    Today, 09:45 AM
    1hole replied to a thread Jade Knife Scales ? in Our Town
    I use my fixed blade knives. Jade scales would be much too brittle for my tastes.
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    05-19-2022, 10:46 AM
    1hole replied to a thread Lloyd Smale? in Our Town
    Lloyd was never a character of real consequence to me. I wasn't triggered or angry at his often exposed belligerence on matters of opinion - and he has a LOT of opinions! But his constant sneering at other's opinions irritated me quite often. I...
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    05-17-2022, 11:08 AM
    That's a great goal. But many people don't grasp that there's a difference between "reloading" and "handloading". Reloading will produce ammo much like factory stuff; good for every gun it may be used in but ideal for none (except by rare...
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    05-17-2022, 10:13 AM
    Okay. ??? But, to what "it" are you referring?
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    05-17-2022, 09:57 AM
    1hole replied to a thread Lloyd Smale? in Our Town
    Lloyd has a great ego but he knows a lot. A good bit of it is true, but the rest is opinion. He indignantly reacts to opposing opinions as if they are personal attacks on him. I found that to be somewhat tiresome and I don't miss him. In fact, I...
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    05-16-2022, 04:39 PM
    Gasoline is an effective cleaner for greasy stuff but it's not much on anything soluble in water and few fired cases are greasy. Mineral spirits (odorless paint thinner) works just as well and it's far less volatile/dangerous than gasoline. For...
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    05-15-2022, 07:18 PM
    Yes. Lachmiller made as good dies as anyone else.
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    05-15-2022, 12:43 PM
    I got my perfect condition copy off ebay about ten years ago; $12 IIRC. Love reading it but it's virtually useless in the practical sense. Nothing of the old tools remain, most of the old powders and primers are gone or obsolete, our factory...
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    05-14-2022, 11:56 AM
    Roger that, I'm one of them! But, first time I get a mold that I figger to cast a million or more boollits from I'll sure try to get a carbide sizer die for it. For now, my old steel sizers are working nicely and they seem to resist wear...
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    05-14-2022, 11:23 AM
    There's the answer. Molten lead literally dissolves exposed copper and they become a surface alloy. That's how/why solder (tin + lead) is used to make electrical joints, why copper (and brass) pipe connections are soldered and it's why the copper...
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    05-13-2022, 12:50 PM
    My 1911-A1 was said to have been assembled late at night in VietNam some 40+ years ago with hand selected parts in a military armory. It's all military so it's not pretty but it handles and shoots like a custom handgun; it came to me with three...
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    05-13-2022, 11:18 AM
    A note on adjusting an FL sizer to give any specific dimension off the shoulder of a bottle neck case: The fired cases have already shrunk back a thou or two so, for best case life, all we really need to do is keep the shoulders where we find them....
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    05-12-2022, 09:17 PM
    I started reloading in 1965 because store ammo cost more than a 25 year old father of three (+ momma) could afford. Store bullets sold for $3-5 per hundred back then and that was also much more than the budget allowed so I soon got a double...
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    05-12-2022, 11:30 AM
    John, you make issue about resurrected people as if they will still be perishable "flesh and blood" as they were before their death; that's not true. When this corruptible (mortal) tent dies it's gone. At the moment of resurrection our bodies...
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    05-11-2022, 10:17 PM
    Within man's valid interest, there are two kinds of spiritual beings; the lost and those cleansed by the Holy Spirit and forever sealed in the Church. They - we - are "once saved, always saved" or, as I prefer to say it, "If we are born again we...
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    05-11-2022, 08:56 PM
    jimkim replied to a thread WTS Dillon 450 in Swappin & Sellin
    I'll take it. Sent from my SM-A515U using Tapatalk
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    05-11-2022, 11:31 AM
    I solved the question about the thread by making my own tools and used 1/4"x28. (I like to make or modify things and that was a thing. Or two. :))
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    05-10-2022, 07:57 PM
    I cast my first bullets in 1965 with two Lyman iron single and double cavity molds. The first alum block I got, in 1978, in .54 caliber Thompson-Center mold for my unbelievably accurate front loading rifle; to my surprise it worked as well as my...
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    05-09-2022, 09:51 PM
    Addressing the easiest errors in your list: When the Lord returns and stops the Tribulation, the saved mortals who died in the Tribulation will be resurrected with immortal bodies, ready to enter heaven and stand in the presence of God. ...
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    05-08-2022, 08:36 PM
    A lot of well meaning people "believe" a lot of very wrong things for reasons that seem good to them. Sadly, I don't even put a lot of faith in what I "believe", therefore I read a lot of things but I only believe what I see in the Word. I see...
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    05-08-2022, 03:03 PM
    The word "Bible" doesn't appear in the Bible; nor does the "Trinity". Those are doctrinarial words we use to identify the subjects for discussion sake because the realities are in there. Some Greek words are translated into English, some are...
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    05-08-2022, 02:16 PM
    Seems I misunderstood what you meant, sorry 'bout that. I thought you meant you read the basic "red" letters, the words specifically attributed to Jesus, as opposed to the black letter words some people call the "words of men." I've had...
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    05-08-2022, 09:28 AM
    Sounds good on the surface but I see two big problems with that. 1. If you take out everything but the red letters there wouldn't be much left. (But, that would make "Bible" study much less time consuming!) 2. Jesus didn't write scripture,...
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    05-07-2022, 05:59 PM
    You believe the rapture itself is wrong? Goodness! How then do you interpret 1 Thes 4:16, 17? I'll note that "caught up" is the English translation of the Greek word "raptor" and it's from that that we get rapture; it was in the Bible for...
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    05-07-2022, 08:25 AM
    Thunder, your premise is wrong. Basically, for the first 1,500 years there was ONLY the Roman Church. In that time there was a LOT of scripture that was ignored, as well as a lot that was simply invented. With that history behind them,...
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    05-06-2022, 04:00 PM
    Sorry, but I'm lost. What "it" was common European doctrine in the late 1800s? What girl living where had what vision that the masses sucked up?
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Like rifles, handguns and shotguns, in that order. Have a personal 100 yd range/bench at home,
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hunting/loading/fishing, wood/metal work, SCUBA, photography, Bible study, wife/kids/grandkids
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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