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  1. People like Cat are the reason I don't get on here much myself. While I've met some very nice folks here there are way too many like him who give the organization a bad name. And as for his comment that if you buy from a non-member you have no recourse- what does he think is going to happen if you get cheated by a member? Is SASS going to send out a posse? Fraud is fraud and if it really occurs, the postal inspectors can be called.
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  2. Hi Folks, For future reference, just use the Report feature and the Moderators will check things out. Also, there is no need for one person to submit multiple reports. We will get an email that there is a report and there is a red indicator at the top of the page that we can see until the item is cleared by a Moderator. . Will, I'm sorry for the confusion over your SASS status. I believe that it occurred because you did not list your number before making the first post and, in post 3, you said it had lapsed. I hope you won't let this incident scare you off. You are welcome here whe
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  5. 'Important Announcement' - We have been able to schedule a shoot at Tusco this coming Saturday, January 21st! Thanks to the Tusco Rifle Club with working with us, we will be able to have a Normal "Winter" Shoot. We are planning on setting up two stages and shoot them three times differently each, scoring 6 stages. Or if we have enough shooters, setting up three stages, shooting them two times differently, scoring 6 stages. Pam's Chuckwagon will be open as usual with Breakfast and Lunch available for purchase. Weather looks great for next Saturday, 56 and Partly Cloudy! Safety Meet
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  6. VP-elect Mike Pence makes me smile. In an interview this morning, the left-leaning interviewer asked him about some vague issue involving Trump and something said months ago. Pence just looked at the interviewer, smiled and said that the media is a big part of the problem. There a big issues being worked on before Trump even takes his oath, and that non-issues are being used to promote agendas. Simple, kind and informed. I like the way he works.
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  7. I'm a member of quite a few forums, and some I just go on for info and to read.Without a doubt this is one of the nicest sites I've been on, with the nicest people,,,,,,,,,, even with our differences about whatever the issue is. Cowboys seem to know how to agree to disagree.Some of the forums are just unbelievable, sometimes they're like a barroom brawl. Cowboys are the best !! : Just sayin" Be proud Cowboys, I am. Isom
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  8. Pence is an adult in an arena of few adults.
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  9. Be extremely cautious of scrapyard lead. Bulk un-melted WW are ok as is sheet lead. Ignots of unknown composition may contain zinc. Even a tiny amount of zinc ruins lead for casting bullets and is difficult bordering on impossible to separate out. If you buy bulk WW be sure to check each one to ensure it is lead and not zinc. My dad still has over 2000 lbs of lead in small ingots of various sizes. Problem is some or all of it may contain zinc. As I have no reliable way to know if the ignots have zinc in them they are useless to me for casting bullets. 40 years ago we were casting
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  10. Do not go cheap on moulds. Most mass made moulds are junk, IMO. You get what you pay for - These are about the best made now. http://brooksmoulds.com/ OLG
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  11. Good Afternoon: Yep, they always go to an FFL, but I can ship long guns fedex. My FFL can send handguns USPS -- way less costly then Fedex/UPS Overnight! Thanks for highlighting that LG, just in case newbies think they can send them directly to the buyer. Have a good long weekend --Dawg
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  12. Thanks, I should not let it bother me, and I am to blame for the confusion as I wasn't sure of my status myself and had to look it up. Should have read up and looked the information up first before posting. As for the suggestion of cheating someone, that's what really burns me up, end of the day, my word is all I have. Even if there was no legal recourse, which there is, all someone would have to do is get on blade forums, or any other knife maker's forum and start complaining, that would run my reputation right into the ground.
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  13. I do all my casting in 30:1 alloy and use DGL lube. Do my casting in the Winter. OLG
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  14. GP has a pretty large learning curve. If you want to be successful at using it, it probably takes about 4 hard hours of sifting thru the limited documentation and forum help available, and trying out on some of your photos. But, I was able to get fairly good at using it in that 4 hours of testing and trying, even without a teenager looking over my shoulder pointing at the next thing to click. But, it too right now does not seem to let you build a link that shows a picture directly in the SASS Wire page. The link it builds seems to be prohibited for display here. But I can put in a l
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  15. Seaworld is right behind them. PETA and the other groups have pretty well killed it.
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  16. Been casting for 40 years. Yes, this is the answer. Sure wish I'd had these resources when I first started. The above and other great articles can be found on the Los Angeles Silhouette Club website.
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  17. Good luck with your casting efforts! It's both easier than most folks think, and harder than it looks. Since you have already been referred to the best learning materials (Fryxell's work and the Lyman Cast bullet Handbook) above, I'll add some quick-start tips. Good, clean alloy of what ever hardness you choose is VERY important. So, never melt down range lead or wheel weights or any metal that is not already real clean and of known content in your casting pot. Get an old cast iron pot and melt "dirty" lead in that, flux and stir until NOTHING will come out of the metal, and cas
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  18. I use as pure of lead as i can for CAS. I lucked into an endless supply of linotype and use that sparingly with wheel weight lead for my rifle bullets. Make friends with a plumber, printer, roofer and a tire shop guy. I also just got into making my own shot. WW lead for that.
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  19. See my reply on Cast Boolits
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  21. I have cast my own bullets for many years, and have made my own alloys depending on the need. I enjoy doing it, but plan to buy my lead already mixed from a couple of places I have found on the web The one thing I will point out is by the time you buy your lead and pay for your molds and other equipment and figure your time it's cheaper to buy your bullets
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  22. Download this book in PDF. From Ingot to Target: A Cast Bullet Guide for Handgunners by Glen E. Fryxell and Robert L. Applegate Will answer your current question and a whole lot more. I an also getting into casting and it cleared up a lot. A lot of what is written is oriented more towards handgunners but it can easily be extrapolated to rifles. Then get the Lyman Cast bullet Handbook. Just a hint but proper lubrication is as important if not more important than how hard your bullets are.
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  23. I mix my own as that's what I have access to. Really I don't pay much attention to hardness for CAS. I start with fairly pure lead and add enough tin so that the bullets come out smooth and without voids. I have a separate mix for high velocity for hunting rounds. Those I added a bit more tin to them, but only until I feel that they're reaching the Lyman #2 type hardness. I'll also water drop those versus just dumping them onto a pan to cool like I do for my CAS bullets. Water quenching adds a lot of hardness, air cooling doesn't. If you are unsure of what to do, getting ready mixed alloys wo
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  24. I too like the notion of "do it yourself stuff". The casting bug got ahold of me about 2 years ago so I do not feel as if I'm a pro at this yet. I order my Lyman #2 from Roto Metals and have not had any issues. I use the Lee 10 pound bottom pour pot but want to get the RCBS Pro Melt soon. I have a variety of Lee and RCBS molds for SASS bullets.
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  25. Brian Buckshot, There's a Pard here on the Wire named Springfield Slim. He does leather work at very reasonable prices. His website is http://www.whyteleatherworks.com/ You could send him a PM but his mail box is full. Real nice guy and he makes nice stuff. He is making me a custom holster now. I sent him an email to let him know his PM mail box is full but his email link is on the main page of his website.
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  27. I do... I mount each press to a 3/4 inch piece of plywood. The sides of the plywood are angled at about 15 deg. The bench top is a double layer - one layer of 3/4 with a second mounted on top. However, there are "slots" in the second top which is basically strips of 3/4 ply, cut with the "slots" out - to accept my press mounting plate. I have "blank" plates to fit it, so I can have a flat top work bench. You wouldn't have to do a complete second top and could just reverse mount a mounting plate on each side to make a slot. I have several mec jr's, lee progressives, and single stage
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  28. But will what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas?
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  29. Apparently the Raiders are going going gone to Vegas lol
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  30. What are there grounds for terminating you? Layoff, firing? You definitely should be able to collect unemployment. Once you start collecting, send them a registered letter rescinding your retirement and collect the unemployment as long as you can....then retire! screw them.................
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  31. There is a lot of painting being done here with a broad brush and that always get's annoying and could turn a prospective BP shooter away.(whether the OP or someone else reading) The OP left the survey kind of open, asking only which hardness is preferred, setting no other qualifications. I took/take that to assume a typical 5 or 6 stage match. Also assuming that they probably already reload their ammo. For the "non-enthusiast" BP shooter, someone looking to "dip their toe in", perfectly acceptable results can be found easier than casting up or hunting up a supplier that makes soft bullets
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  32. Sale pending. Comments and attitudes like Cat's is one of the reasons I don't come around very often. Too many people hide behind a keyboard and think they are invincible and can't be touched, and suddenly they get real brave. Here's a suggestion, how about you act online like you would to someone in person? At bare minimum the aggravation of some people would get a cussing, some would likely get a more severe chastisement if done face to face. I do my best not to start drama or to insult people, I require the same in return. Thanks to all who were helpful and honest.
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  33. The best way to loose a friend is to get involved in thier money decisions.
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  34. Pure lead for percussion, straight WW for suppository cartridges. But, then I don't go by popularity, I've tested what works in my guns, with my loads.
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