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    Yesterday, 08:41 AM
    Long-long time ago, when brass was readily available, easy to find, and cheap (think range pickup), I used a gas grill to cook off the water after washing 500 x 223 cal. cases, which did not go well. Red hot is far too hot. Brass changes color in...
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    01-24-2023, 08:37 AM
    Are you signed into the forum on both devices?
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    01-24-2023, 03:15 AM
    Lick your finger. Stick it momentarily on the surface of the hot plate. If it goes "tsssst", with an unsatisfying "YEOW!" from you, it's "hot enough".
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    01-22-2023, 04:36 AM
    If those in the profession indicate a certain lawyer is (say) aggressive and worth it, take their advice - HIRE HIM. It might cost you, but the outcome will be as he says up front it will be. What really is "the cost" when an outcome from a poor...
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    01-18-2023, 07:14 AM
    Land Owner replied to a thread Tiny desiccant bags in Our Town
    ^^^ daily? weekly? ^^^ on what schedule do you dry them? if a packet is "wet" (how do you know) is that not already too late?
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    01-17-2023, 07:59 PM
    "PSA: NOE Powder-Thru Expanders" an old guy I knows wonders what PSA could possibly mean in this post. A google search generated MANY times MANY possibilities. Neither did this forum"s list of...
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    01-17-2023, 07:48 PM
    I think we are being Trolled, but still entertaining to read the responses.
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  • Land Owner's Avatar
    01-17-2023, 06:01 AM
    Nice job D_Bear. Good color choice. I hope you find reliable function and an accurate load with those in your AR. I don't shoot GC boolits through my chrono, though, for velocity, I will shoot a GC shaped boolit through, without its GC. I...
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    01-17-2023, 05:23 AM
    Land Owner replied to a thread Scale in Our Town
    A beam scale is accurate to 1/4 ounce (weighing pewter here). Beam scales are robust, cheap, and widely available. Making check weights (1# and 2# in blue boxes with 5# attainable), counterweight calibration, and finding a suitable pan takes some...
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    01-16-2023, 07:05 AM
    Have not checked the twist of the AR (yet) Handi-rifle bull barrel twist 1:9 Win 748; ladder loaded 23.8 gr. (2900 fps) to 25.8 grs. (3100 fps) in 0.5 gr. increments (I know - jacketed loads) 55 gr. RCBS 22-55-SP (I know - not a Bator)...
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    01-15-2023, 08:38 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread 44 slugs out at .433? in Cast Boolits
    just an fyi, I once had a no name USA made feeler gauge set that had three gauges that were completely wrong (.002, .003, .004"). Don't recall all the specifics now, but I was stacking gauges for something and the stacked numbers didn't follow the...
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    01-15-2023, 06:21 AM
    Always the exception, I was shooting at a 72-inch by 54-inch white board at 100-yards. Starting with targeting the center, then targeting each corner. Nothing found the target after a certain point in increasing powder charge. Left me head...
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    01-14-2023, 08:29 PM
    Thanks guys, a 3M style half mask with particulate cartridge is on my purchase list.
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    01-14-2023, 09:31 AM
    A subject switch from the usual lead dust/smoke discussions, I am looking for some thoughts on pressure treated lumber. For most most of my life there were NOT a lot of warnings about cutting creosote or PT lumber and I've cut my share as a...
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    01-14-2023, 08:31 AM
    PC'd a batch of Bators with checks. Ladder loaded them up to jacketed bullet velocities - wanting AR platform cycling mostly, but using a single shot Handi-rifle with bull barrel for testing first. Results were "not as hoped". As velocity...
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    01-14-2023, 08:13 AM
    Land Owner replied to a thread Tiny desiccant bags in Our Town
    ^^^ great idea ^^^
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    01-13-2023, 07:14 PM
    Bolded text pretty much mirrors my recent yields.
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  • Land Owner's Avatar
    01-11-2023, 07:47 AM
    Land Owner replied to a thread Tiny desiccant bags in Our Town
    They are for the elimination of moisture, or perhaps its "control", though I have never seen one moist and question whether they are of any value. Our packaging has gone through a warehouse or two or three, been trucked into and out of cold and...
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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