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    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    Just a thought here - maybe start an auction here for something that is in addition to your needs. Make sure to point out what the auction benefits. Sometimes it takes a village.... Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 12:57 AM
    Go. Period. Pick up cans, sell your junk, get another job or have him get a part time job - do whatever you can to make that happen. Your son has excelled at something that he apparently has a knack for and enjoys. You will NEVER get this...
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    05-18-2022, 08:47 PM
    What are the dimensions of your finished case? Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
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    05-18-2022, 05:11 PM
    You might try using a piece of OO buckshot pushed through a 5/16" nut (rather pounded through with a dowel and mallet) to begin with. It leaves a small cylindrical base that is easier to "shave" on seating. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
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    05-18-2022, 03:41 PM
    cwtebay replied to a thread What is this? in Our Town
    Be one heck of a forearm!!!! Judging from your photos, I would estimate the piece in its entirety would be around 3" diameter, and wow is that cortex thick! Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
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    05-18-2022, 01:46 PM
    cwtebay replied to a thread What is this? in Our Town
    It looks like a petrified fragment of long bone with the associated cancellous bone on the inner radius. Presumably that would indicate a mammalian source. It would be interesting to wrap it with a piece of paper to estimate the original...
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    05-16-2022, 11:17 PM
    cwtebay replied to a thread Stupid colt 1911 question in Our Town
    I agree with the thumb snap models. I'm also of the cocked and locked school - from the hammer down school long ago. It is far safer and more efficient with the hammer cocked over a full chamber with the safety engaged than either presuming safety...
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    05-16-2022, 02:41 PM
    218 Bee as suggested, also 7.62x38r (Russian Nagant). Also as stated - both would be a tough thing to justify financially. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
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    05-15-2022, 09:00 PM
    cwtebay replied to a thread Pyrodex Cleanup in Cast Boolits
    I recently broke some old unknown 45-90 loads that sound similar. I tried drilling and soaking - both to no avail. I then placed the case (bullet extracted) against the side of my vibratory / oscillating saw - I wrapped the thin saw blade in...
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    05-14-2022, 04:14 PM
    Prayers for you and your wife. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
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    05-13-2022, 01:19 AM
    Thank you for your help, I have to admit - struggling on this one!! Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
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    05-12-2022, 10:50 PM
    I would suggest purchasing a sight pusher if you're not comfortable drifting it in with a brass punch and mallet. I can't say that I blame your GS, if the sight capsule is damaged there is a risk of radiation exposure. Sent from my Pixel 5 using...
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    05-11-2022, 09:10 PM
    cwtebay replied to a thread Loading gate mod? in Leverguns
    I didn't realize that was a purposeful modification, always thought it was a wear area from frequent loading. I'm interested to hear more qualified thoughts. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
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    05-11-2022, 04:32 PM
    According to Sig, the only portion of the case that is steel is the head with the remainder being brass. I would think that it would be little different than reloading traditional brass cases. I do wonder about case head separation, however. ...
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    05-11-2022, 02:21 PM
    I have been using Ramshot Enforcer in my 44 Mag for a few years. It was a little too cheap to pass on pre COVID. I would say stick to the lower end of the data until you become comfortable with the powder. I have since used it for full house...
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    05-10-2022, 09:27 PM
    $165 Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
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    05-10-2022, 05:50 PM
    cwtebay replied to a thread walk in freezer question in Our Town
    Unfortunately, I'm sure most of us have had a freezer fail. I have a business that depends on refrigeration for a significant portion of our income. Insurance will not cover more than $30, 000 per insured cooler or freezer (I'm sure YMMV depending...
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    05-10-2022, 01:47 PM
    cwtebay replied to a thread walk in freezer question in Our Town
    We built one into our first house. Used commercially available panels and door and installed the works inside of a 2x8 framed insulated shed. It worked great! Electric cost was ridiculous as compared to 2 large chest freezers. It definitely...
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    05-09-2022, 10:28 PM
    Looks good!! I tacked one up a couple of decades ago, only to figure out that they were EXACTLY where my skin frequently touched it - not a brilliant plan!! Looks like you did a far better job than I. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
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    05-09-2022, 09:57 PM
    What has been eluded to by other posters - contact the county sanitation for advice. It may cost a bit, but you won't regret it. I purchased an old Ford dealership that was deemed "clean" of underground storage tanks (in writing in the contract)....
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    05-09-2022, 11:28 AM
    cwtebay replied to a thread What is this? in Our Town
    Ostrich skin cover for an AR mag! Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
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    05-08-2022, 04:42 PM
    I recently purchased some 375 Ruger basic from a member here with the intent of reforming (forming) it into 300 PRC. The brass starts at roughly 0.53". I have: 45-90, 43 Spanish, 44 WCF, 405 WCF, 401 WSL, then it's a sharp dive to 375 H&H, 35 WCF,...
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    05-08-2022, 02:02 PM
    It looks like there are several listed on eBay - depending on what model you are looking for (not sure if they are interchangeable between models) Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
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    05-07-2022, 06:36 PM
    I bought my 43 in 218 Bee for $175. It lacked a magazine and the owner was convinced that it would be impossible to get. I have fired tens of thousands of rounds through it. I also owned a 43 in 22 Hornet for a short time - paid $125 for it,...
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    05-07-2022, 12:40 AM
    You ain't just whistling Dixie! They're buried in the weeds in a boggy bottom. Getting them out is going to be fun!!! Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
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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