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    05-14-2021, 12:33 PM
    TimD replied to a thread DHL customs OH NOes! in Our Town
    I ordered two molds from him the last week in April using UPS shipping and had them in a few days.
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    05-14-2021, 12:16 PM
    That is my takeaway as well. My Linux machine died and I have not tried GRT yet.
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    05-12-2021, 05:32 PM
    Vista Outdoor is a publicly traded company. Anyone, including Soros can buy shares in the company. That does not make it a Soros company. Information on their Board of Directors: ...
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    05-12-2021, 05:04 PM
    Lyman would be very happy if you, and everyone else, bought ultrasonic or rotary tumblers, and the recurring supplies needed to clean brass. Selling rotary, vibratory, and ultrasonic cleaners, tumbling media, cleaning solutions, brass separators,...
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    05-07-2021, 02:45 PM
    Maybe you need a harder grade bolt? Not sure what Lee uses. At least you can replace the bolt when it breaks, verses something worse happening. Agree with enlarging the hole in the sprue plate slightly to reduce binding.
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    05-07-2021, 02:37 PM
    "gunloads.com" is the top level domain that hosts the castboolits site. You could think of it like a mall owner (gunloads) which rents space to stores (castboolits). Your can go to "gunloads.com" and will see the top level site. There is some...
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    05-04-2021, 05:27 PM
    Love my Pennsylvania hunter and my old revolvers. I haven't purchased any S&W revolvers since they put locks on them. I am surprised they don't have locks on the semi-autos. Sad. Hopefully TC will get picked up by a company that is interested in...
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    05-04-2021, 12:48 PM
    I used my iPhone 7 to take this picture. Refer to the instructions that jakharath posted above. Select From Computer, then select "Choose File". This displayed three options on my phone: Photo Library, Take Photo or Video, and Browse. I...
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    05-02-2021, 04:56 PM
    HS-6, Titegroup, & Universal will work for all, depending on bullet weight.
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    05-02-2021, 11:45 AM
    Last Sunday I decided to order two molds from MP, a HG#50 38 & 357 HBWC and a 32 HBWC. I decided to try UPS shipping, mainly because Fedex has problems finding me (finds the neighbors just fine though). Mihec shipped it Wednesday and it was on my...
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    05-01-2021, 06:26 PM
    TimD replied to a thread Reloading Room Floor in Special Projects
    I tried 4 or 5 different rat poisons before Tomcat All Weather Bait Chunks. It worked well for me. I wired them into PVC pipe and place along their runs around the barn next to the wall. It took 2 large pails, about 40 pounds, and a month but we got...
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    05-01-2021, 01:28 PM
    TimD replied to a thread MP molds Update in Cast Boolits
    UPS delivered as planned on Friday. The UPS shipping was much faster than I expected. I ordered Sunday, Mihec shipped Wednesday, it was on my doorstep Friday afternoon. Glad I spent the extra $10 on UPS shipping.
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    04-29-2021, 11:03 AM
    TimD replied to a thread Anyone else keep bees? in Our Town
    45-70 ?
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    04-28-2021, 05:45 PM
    TimD replied to a thread MP molds Update in Cast Boolits
    I heard back from UPS, it shipped today, delivery scheduled for Friday afternoon. I'm liking UPS :bigsmyl2:
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    04-28-2021, 01:29 PM
    I used to fly with this all the time. The gate gal asked me about it, opened both blade and spike, held it aloft and stated "Look what he wants to bring on the plane!" Funny thing was she made me put it in my seabag, which I carried on the plane.
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    04-28-2021, 01:07 PM
    TimD replied to a thread MP molds Update in Cast Boolits
    I ordered two molds from him Sunday, shipping was by Fedex or UPS. I chose UPS since I had issues with Fedex lately. Which shipper did you use?
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    04-28-2021, 12:38 PM
    TimD replied to a thread Kerosene lantern find in Our Town
    We have three Aladdin mantle lamps, two Coleman's, and a Dietz. The Dietz is very handy and fuel efficient. When power goes out we light it first then go about lighting the others. Our Coleman is a two mantle lamp and while it gives a lot of...
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    04-27-2021, 07:41 PM
    I carried a case folder as a boy on the farm. Always had a Buck on my belt in the service, still have it and several marlin spikes. A buddy gave me a CRKT which is great for cutting the wrap off hay bales and other chores. I liked it so much I now...
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    04-26-2021, 11:30 AM
    TimD replied to a thread .44 Special load?? in Cast Boolits
    Larry provided more information on Tin Star in this thread: https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?387749-Pro-amp-Con-of-VIHTAVUORI-N32C-TIN-STAR-Powder
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    04-25-2021, 09:43 AM
    TimD replied to a thread Lead mix. in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I could not find any details on RMR’s alloy, but it should be fine if the hardness is similar. It should cast well with the added tin.
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    04-24-2021, 10:57 AM
    I worked for several Fortune 100 companies the last one for 13 years. I too was an expert in my area with the ridiculous salary and all of the stress and travel that went with it. I loved my job and it got most of my time and attention. The company...
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    04-24-2021, 09:55 AM
    I think the .38 will do everything needed at short ranges. The .223 bullets would be more frangible than the .38 if that is a consideration. Since you are struggling with the decision I would wait until it is no longer a struggle, if possible....
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    04-24-2021, 08:36 AM
    +1 for White Label. Good products and great people.
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    04-23-2021, 08:48 PM
    TimD replied to a thread Primers at Midway! in Our Town
    I have not been all that happy with Midway's prices for quite a while. I have been sending most of my business to Midsouth Shooters.
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    04-23-2021, 11:59 AM
    TimD replied to a thread Location in Our Town
    I prefer to keep things vague. Data Aggregation is my primary concern. I am not worried about users of this site, so much as others extracting data with google, et. al. A suburban newspaper, The Journal News, White Plains, NY, obtained handgun...
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    04-22-2021, 11:52 AM
    Welcome to the forum! They are very similar. I chose this design as it has been used before with good results. The other is a new design and has not been proven. I have not cast for 45-70 before and wanted a known good design to start with. ...
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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