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    Today, 09:31 AM
    I have a quarter I used as a target, when being taught instinctive shooting while in basic training. We were using bb guns, and started out using 4" discs tossed in the air. Then we moved to 2" discs. It got boring, so I pulled a quarter out om my...
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    07-25-2021, 04:36 PM
    I store my lead ingots in used paint cans. The sealed lids help prevent oxidation and the cans only hold about 45 lbs, so they're easy to move, when needed.
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    07-25-2021, 04:11 PM
    CastingFool replied to a thread Worlds worst speller! in Our Town
    English was not my first language, but I learned to recognize the words and learned the correct pronunciation. Anyway, it all worked to make me an excellent speller. In grade school, all I had to do was to look at a word, and I knew how to spell it
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    07-23-2021, 12:36 PM
    I would recommend having a DNA test done. When we adopted our fur baby, we were told she was part black lab and golden retriever. The DNA test she was black lab, husky, great pyrenees, Australian cattle dog, Staffordshire terrier and Australian...
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    07-20-2021, 06:41 PM
    CastingFool replied to a thread Saved from the mower in Our Town
    I was mowing today and almost hit two garter snakes. Of course, they were wriggling like mad to get out of the way, but I hit the brakes hard anyway. They successfully relocated themselves.
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    07-19-2021, 10:45 PM
    CastingFool replied to a thread Theatrical Blanks in Vintage Ammo
    I picked up the two black ones after a show at Old Tucson. Watched the guy reload his revolver, and drop the fired blanks. After the crowd cleared, I went over and picked the up. Don't remember where I picked up the 45 acp one.
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    07-18-2021, 05:07 PM
    I haven't used the shot capsules. Instead, I cut styrofoam wads out of meat trays. Use one over the powder. And one over the shot. They are thick, so the capacity for shot is greatly reduced. My best patterns are st 5', from a 7-1/2" barrel. ...
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    07-03-2021, 11:36 PM
    I have a herters trimmer, and when it got dull, I went to a shop that sharpens I industrial tooling. The man sharpened on the spot at no charge. It was just like sharpening an end mill.
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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