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    Today, 12:40 AM
    I dry tumble.....and it all gets tumbled twice. Once before sizing/depriming, and again after fully processing. It's just the nature of the beast, not really any shortcuts. Whatever your method, you need to clean before sizing, and you'll...
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    Today, 12:34 AM
    I suspect a MOD will be contacting you soon.....
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    Today, 12:31 AM
    I would not run dirty brass through my dies... Many solutions to that, but to answer your basic question I would absolutely clean in some way before resizing.
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    Today, 12:09 AM
    trails4u replied to a thread $ primers in Our Town
    Agreed. Good on him for being prepared. Can't find any humor in the possibility of him losing the work he's put in to be ahead of this, as many of us have.
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    05-10-2021, 05:37 PM
    IN STOCK NOW......
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    05-09-2021, 11:14 PM
    trails4u replied to a thread Prayers for grandson in Our Chapel
    Prayers indeed my friend..... Added to the list. God Bless.
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    05-09-2021, 10:55 PM
    I don't think it counts..... Like a blind date you REALLY weren't interested in!
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    05-09-2021, 10:52 PM
    There is no 30 post requirement, nor any other requirement to be a buyer, as the OP intended to be. As to the seller, that's his business, and I won't question his response, other than to say that if he had a 'membership' requirement to buy, he...
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    05-09-2021, 10:43 PM
    I agree Joe, completely. This place is an amazing group of folks...generous with knowledge, generous with the things we all need to feed our hobbies (addictions), BUT...if we don't let the 'newbs' get their feet wet through a simple offer to buy,...
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    05-09-2021, 10:29 PM
    I think what la5676 was trying to say that if he were the buyer he would be concerned about a new seller with a low post count, as we all are. Unfortunate reality of the digital age we're living in. He was not judging you.... Just saying that if...
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    05-09-2021, 10:22 PM
    I still own every gun I've ever owned..... I've sold, traded, bartered a lot of stuff over the years, but never a gun. On the winning end of a few, mostly lost my ass to make ends meet. Done without some things at times. But for me and mine,...
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    05-09-2021, 10:12 PM
    I'd say that's an unfortunate introduction to this site, Dan. Please stick around and get to know this place and the folks who generally dwell here. I can't speak for the other member's reasoning.....and won't judge, that's not my place. I will...
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    05-08-2021, 12:28 AM
    If you'd 'needed' it.... You would have bought it. Obviously you felt comfortable leaving there without it, so didn't screw up. Perhaps you acted completely within reason, based on your needs, and maybe left it there on the shelf for...
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    05-07-2021, 11:03 PM
    don't know if you're a fan of really good, authentic mexican food or not, but if so....worth a drive over to immokalee. there is a tortilleria there that makes the best al pastor i've ever had. La Rancherita I believe is the name....
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    05-06-2021, 10:09 PM
    I go old school with BP revolvers. 6-8gn 2F, cylinders full of uncooked rice, newspaper wads seated to hold it all in. 10-12ft range. Good stuff.
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    05-06-2021, 09:43 PM
    "I am just fascinated with all of the different actions that have been used to breech a single round. I collect them and like the more oddball types as long as they were well made and shootable". Yes, Yes, Yes!! Well said Jedman! What a...
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    05-06-2021, 09:15 PM
    Getting old and going blind sucks. I have to paint the iron sights on all my old single shot BP military rifles. I refuse to modify them....they're all good+ condition and all original. So....I paint up as much contrast as I can and hope for good...
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    05-06-2021, 12:09 AM
    Went to Bagdad, did he?
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    05-03-2021, 04:43 PM
    "Urea is slightly alkaline with a PH of ~ 9.0. Since its composition is 67.5% water it should not be kept in contact with aluminum, brass or mild steel. Urea contact will rust steel, oxidize aluminum and leech brass" ...from the interwebs.
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    05-03-2021, 10:36 AM
    Would the urea in the DEF not be leeching alloy from your brass??
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    05-03-2021, 12:09 AM
    trails4u replied to a thread Case lube in Boolit Lube !
    Tell ya what.... I love Imperial like I love my momma, my wife, my kids and my guns..... Check my past posts on the issue, it's been forever my only recommendation. BUT....I might be trying this lanolin thing for bulk plinking 5.56, the only...
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    05-02-2021, 10:53 PM
    I'm not THAT far from you...... Quite disappointed in not getting the invite!! :)
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    05-01-2021, 10:54 PM
    Fantastic price and mould was well packed and in better condition than described. Straight shooter!!!
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    05-01-2021, 09:31 AM
    I suppose one caveat(potential pressure situation?) might be a really tight, short .223 chamber being fed 5.56 NATO that's on the hot end.
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    05-01-2021, 09:13 AM
    Most of the past (maybe still current) confusion surrounding this comes from differences in the way pressure was measured. They are externally identical, and for all practical purposes can be considered identical. Yes....some brass will be thicker...
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    04-25-2021, 09:57 PM
    Suppose that depends on your definition of junk..... Not any one of the deer I ever killed (back before I loaded my own) believed them to be junk. And beyond that, in today's market.....if you're not a handloader, I'd expect those folks to be dang...
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    04-24-2021, 11:11 PM
    It's a study of and preservation of history for me. My single shots are all military rifles, all original and in their original configurations. I'm not a 'collector'.... I shoot them all. Some collectors would probably cringe at some of the...
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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