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    Today, 07:00 AM
    StuBach replied to a thread Got a smoker...... in Our Town
    I have their Bluetooth enabled model and itís phenomenal. You donít get quite as much ďbarkĒ on the meat but it gives great flavor and is very easy to control. Masterbuilt has a smoker recipe manual available on Amazon that isnít bad but is very...
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    Today, 06:45 AM
    StuBach replied to a thread Powdercoat woes in Cast Boolits
    Keep us posted on your progress once you get Smokes powder in. Just out of general curiosity, what color(s) did you go with?
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    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread New email scam in Our Town
    Please note, the comment about hotmail was not an attack on their service just part of the information. I had a hotmail account for many many years before I let it lapse about a decade ago. Always liked the service, just ended up liking Gmail more...
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    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread New email scam in Our Town
    Yeah I got the same ďhackedĒ email asking me to disregard the earlier email. Glad I refused to do it
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    Yesterday, 10:51 AM
    StuBach started a thread New email scam in Our Town
    Iím not 100% on this but looks like one of our membersí hotmail accounts got hacked. 5 years ago I helped a member with some parts for a Mp mold and all of a sudden today he reaches out asking how Iím doing. I politely responded though it seemed...
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    05-07-2021, 09:25 PM
    Hey Chris, I need another 45 mold like I need another hole in the head but youíve twisted my arm on this one. Please add me for: 4-cav lube groove HP no-GC .453 Tryandstopthisox at gmail dot com
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    05-07-2021, 08:57 AM
    StuBach replied to a thread Text from my kids school in Our Town
    That is....I donít even know what to say to that. Awesome?
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    05-07-2021, 05:41 AM
    StuBach replied to a thread Powdercoat woes in Cast Boolits
    Never a dumb question. Only opportunities to help others. Conditor22, that is a very thorough process description and process. Just gotta say, Dang! Always enjoy your posts. Would point out a newer trick I have been using that can save some...
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    05-07-2021, 05:20 AM
    Personally I set my crimp to put just enough tension on the bullet that it canít be pushed back into the case. Especially with revolver loads like those you donít need much since they wonít be subjected to auto loader putting much pressure on the...
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    05-06-2021, 09:56 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread Powdercoat woes in Cast Boolits
    No, Jiff jar is used for bullet storage hence the label on it. That particular jar had stored the bare 9mm in the left side tray. I use the Ikea365 containers I mentioned earlier for shake and bake.
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    05-06-2021, 08:20 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread Powdercoat woes in Cast Boolits
    I live in Michigan where house humidity is usually in the 40-70% and have never had an issue with smoke powders, canít say for humidity over that. Just cause Iím thoroughly impressed with how well the seal works on these ikea containers I just...
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    05-06-2021, 08:04 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread Powdercoat woes in Cast Boolits
    I have learned too many times that if I donít label things than someone else who doesnít know better might use incorrectly. Looked for ages for my grandpas CI corncob ingot mold with no luck only to find out from my dad that it was sold in a garage...
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    05-06-2021, 07:55 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread Powdercoat woes in Cast Boolits
    Heís a vendor on this forum. Hereís the thread for ordering: VS - Hi quality Powder for DT or Spraying bullets ...
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    05-06-2021, 07:49 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread Powdercoat woes in Cast Boolits
    I think the powder may be your issue. I read a ton of the old original threads when the PC was being developed on this forum and everyone tried all sorts of different methods and powders. One consistent comment was that the only HF powder that...
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    05-06-2021, 06:57 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread Powdercoat woes in Cast Boolits
    What powder coat are you using? Iíve read that some members have seen results like that with poor quality PC and when they get a better type it works better. I know my black is a little more temperamental than my clear but both work well (Smoke Pc...
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    05-05-2021, 11:25 PM
    A lot of automated phone systems have a built in default of zero taking you to an operator even if they donít announce it. If that doesnít work try hitting * or # repeatedly. Eventually most system identify your having an issue and put you on with a...
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    05-04-2021, 11:26 PM
    Evenings festivities included PCing roughly 270 9mm HPs and 120 heavy 44s. Even got all of them through the sizer and boxed up ready for shipment to a shooter I supply. All done while watching Castlevania (Netflix, thanks RogerDat) on my phone
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    05-04-2021, 08:02 PM
    You have a great manual there. I have loved my copy for years. Just wish there was a PDF copy out there for digital library too.
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    05-03-2021, 07:27 PM
    Iím like many, I find casting to be a stress reliever and just a general joy to do to when time and motivation arises. When I cast I sometimes only have the hour and a half my little ones are taking their nap (plus time for cleaning myself before...
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    05-03-2021, 07:05 AM
    FWIW, my MkIV Hunter performs well but did need a fair amount of break in time. First range trip was decent, second trip terrible, third trip started getting better. Fourth trip on itís been a tack driver and on par with my 70s era MkII BB. I did...
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    04-30-2021, 09:14 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread Free Revolver in Our Town
    Years ago I befriended a WW2 veteran who was a customer at one of my stores. Super nice guy who I loved talking history with when he came in for his daily papers. One day he overheard me talking with my assistant manager that I was into gun...
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    04-28-2021, 05:56 AM
    StuBach replied to a thread Free Revolver in Our Town
    Good on your friend for offering to assist with the house maintenance in exchange cause she wouldnít take money. Iím guessing widow feels doubly happy now, she got rid of the gun which she views as trash and she gets help with stuff, double win for...
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    04-28-2021, 05:47 AM
    On testing lead with pencils, Iíve been doing that for years with solid results. Not the most accurate but for my proposed itís was more cost effective than the more expensive testers. Looked on Amazon where I got mine and theyíre even on sale...
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    04-27-2021, 06:17 PM
    Saw you answered my question so thank you for that, can you please also switch my order to the the 8 cav aluminum? Iím solid list number 1.
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    04-27-2021, 06:03 AM
    StuBach replied to a thread 45acp dies in Cast Boolits
    Just going to say this. I think itís kinda rude for everyone to have turned this thread into an argument over the FCD yet again. Which seems to happen every time a die thread gets started, let the hate go. If you hate the FCD, donít use it, if you...
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    04-25-2021, 12:55 PM
    Can you swap mine to the 8 cav aluminum. Time I try one of Mihaís aluminum molds I think. These still take the standard Miha or Lee handles right?
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    04-21-2021, 06:17 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread 45acp dies in Cast Boolits
    I do not doubt your statements here what so ever on the value of upgraded expanders. That being said. My dad and I have been loading my cast 45 of several flavors with no issue using the standard Dillon powder funnel expander and my old...
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    04-20-2021, 12:16 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread Merit apertures in Our Town
    Noticed they now offer apertures for standard AR irons as well. Might have to invest in one of those to see how it compares with my RRA 600M insert.
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    04-19-2021, 11:32 AM
    StuBach replied to a thread Mold INFLATION in Casting Equipment
    Follow up on the demand/supply chain delays, interesting sign of the times. Just had a random though to upgrade my 45 ACP dies to Dillons like Iíve been planning for years but never had the thought to do till last night...28 week back order...Iíll...
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    04-19-2021, 06:44 AM
    StuBach replied to a thread Mold INFLATION in Casting Equipment
    I was just commenting to my wife how itís gotten to the point where Lee molds are no longer competitive. $88 for a used Lee vs $115 (converted with no discount) for a brand new 4cav solid brass mold from MP. I know that $27 matters but 4cav brass vs...
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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