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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    you may as well plan that you'll be moving the ingots, even if you don't think you will. I have 50 to 60 lbs of ingots on a pallet type thing, then I stack the pallets 3 or 4 high. I used USPS Med flat rate boxes cut so they are 2" tall, then cut...
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    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    RIP Floodgate
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    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    PM sent
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-25-2021, 03:40 PM
    what shuts your power going out off when theres an outage? Is there an automatic switch you have to buy too. You sure dont want to be pumping power into a downed line someone is working on. Is there actually electrical code for dc wiring and...
    108 replies | 1992 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-25-2021, 06:22 AM
    bottom line is if it really worked and saved money and made sense there would be solar panels in every neighborhood in the country. What they are good for are people like mary who are willing to make sacrifices and even then most still need a grid...
    108 replies | 1992 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-24-2021, 07:18 PM
    sorry mary. I called you sue. Sue used to be on a different forum.
    108 replies | 1992 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-24-2021, 09:08 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Olympics in Our Town
    not really watching 'em. But if someone is, maybe you could give me a heads up when NBC is broadcasting Women's volleyball matches. :happy dance:
    36 replies | 594 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-24-2021, 09:03 AM
    I don't smoke 'em. I heat cycle my new brass molds several times, which starts the patina process, I would think that smoke would obstruct that process. BUT, if a mold doesn't start casting good after 2 or 3 casting sessions, I'll then give the...
    18 replies | 252 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-24-2021, 06:23 AM
    there lies the difference sue. You live around what you have and know you have a limit. Most people today cannot get by with a 120 volt load of 1800 watts or an 20 amp system to supply there whole home. Today even 100 watt entrances are going the...
    108 replies | 1992 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-23-2021, 02:00 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread IMI 5.56 brass in Our Town
    the IMI brass I've come across was all crimped
    9 replies | 281 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-23-2021, 12:28 PM
    ive got a wayne i bought last year. Went to adjust it and it has fixed settings and no way to change the. Bitched at the hardware store guy and he said there all going that way because they dont want people farting around with the cover off where...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-23-2021, 12:04 PM
    ive been told the break even comes at 15 to 20 years and thats up here where electrical rates are some of the highest in the country. Which ironical is about the time they need rebuilding. Add two more things to that. Technology improves. What you...
    108 replies | 1992 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-23-2021, 09:14 AM
    I would surely think so, the cannon ballers like to cast with Zinc.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-23-2021, 09:05 AM
    I use to have a PatMarlin's 44PB Checkmaker. I sold it long ago with most all my other 44 stuff. But I have some leftover 44PB GCs. one baggie marked 44PB .006 Yonky Aluminum aprox qty:100 > these are silver colored and look uncoated (popcans...
    6 replies | 189 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-23-2021, 06:01 AM
    that and if you factor in you can slap together a decent ar15 for less money then a ruger american savage axis mossberg atr ect. I guess you have to keep in mind your not buying a model 70 or kimber level fit and finished gun. I can put together (at...
    42 replies | 1316 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-23-2021, 05:54 AM
    one last thing for the "Its inevitable" bunch. Open your eyes and look at the loudest proponents for forcing this down our throats. The politicians your liberal neighbors, even your own garage and see how much other then lip service anyone has...
    108 replies | 1992 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-23-2021, 05:38 AM
    good post. IT AINT HAPPENING. Our electrical grid cant keep up now. Even if they taxed the crap out of us it would take a decades to rebuild it to the point it can handle two cars in every yard and every commercial vehicle on the road. All this is...
    108 replies | 1992 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-23-2021, 05:09 AM
    I doubt to many were laughing. Im sure some couldnt afford one so critisized but fact is we already knew we were sitting on billions of gallons of oil right under our feet. Right where the left seems to think the electric fairy lives.
    108 replies | 1992 view(s)
  • No_1's Avatar
    07-23-2021, 05:01 AM
    No_1 replied to a thread Pat Marlins Checkmaker in Gas Checks
    Thread locked. As can be seen in this thread and many other threads related to this manufacturer - your experience may vary.
    58 replies | 4252 view(s)
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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