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  1. If you don't already have a very cheap supply or a large amount of lead that you've picked up in the past, the cost of purchasing lead alloys doesn't seem to be much less then buying finished bullets. The exception being good black powder bullets and long range or other specialized bullets. I've only cast big lube bullets not regular bullets for smokeless.

  2. I know money's tight for some people. But with the lack of availability at times and the huge increase in cost during the shortages it would be cost effective to find a way to purchase primers when they are plentiful and as inexpensive as possible. Same with powder. Lead bullets haven't  been as big of a problem.


    10 to 15 thousand for me.

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  3. Yes there is a problem with NRA leadership.  But the much, much bigger problem is that somehow the government at all levels is allowed to weaponize investigations against one side while the other is not held accountable. The IRS under Obama was used against  conservative groups for one example. This should be obvious to everyone by now.

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  4. I've seen coverage about Sturgis and they had a reality show about those outfits that depend on that week for their income. Still I didn't realize how mant people go there each year. There can't be enough rooms for them.

  5. I've never understood why they allow reporting on results from the east while voting is still going on in the west. For a fair election all voting should be finished before they start announcing results. Some voters may not vote because it appears their candidate is going to lose anyway. Some like to say they voted for the winner and may change their vote. And for those who "find" more votes as needed it may give them an idea of how many they need.


    I'm not saying that many voters would switch votes to back a predicted winner but in a close race a small number can make the difference. 

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  6. There may be a difference in handling the number of absentee ballots that have been requested in the past compared to over 120 million voters being mandated to vote by mail.  Many more votes available to be "discovered"  or altered on an as needed basis.

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  7. Margarine that came in a bag with a dye packet. You broke the dye and kneaded the bag to mix the color to make it yellow like butter.


    I looked this up and found some info. There were different laws in states allowing the sale of white margarine but not yellow. Big battle with the dairy industry. Some of it is like some of the modern gun control laws in restricted states. 


    Here's the part that surprised me. In some states yellow margarine was legal to possess, but illegal to buy. Hence the development of these bags with the dye pack. Crazy.

    Another thing I remember is when the cartons of milk were first replacing glass bottles, when you opened the carton flakes of wax would fall off until they finally improved the process.

  8. I umpired one season when I was 16. Supposed to be little league starting with minors who weren't on the regular little league. But one time they scheduled me to do a couple of adult mens softball games. Not fun for a 16 year old ump.


    My brothers middle league team (13 to 15 year olds) had a makeup game. At our umpires meeting a couple of others said they'd do the game.  My dad and brother went to the game. The umps didn't show up and dad came and got me to umpire. Brother got 2 or 3 consecutive hits and I could hear the players "no wonder his brother is th he umpire" complaints. His last at bat I called him out on the last pitch and everyone said i screwed him over. One summer of that was enough.

  9. 7 hours ago, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:


    But Bob... it makes 'em feel good.  That's the important thing!   :rolleyes:



    I remember an interview with a democrat politician about some proposed gun control law. He admitted that the law wouldn't really prevent any crime. He finished with, "it would make people feel better, and there's a value to that."

  10. 1 minute ago, Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438 said:

     Really?  MA, a much smaller state that is just as restrictive in all things gun related, has about 415,000 concealed carry permits, and that number is climbing.



    Again. I'm not saying that this is a big number considering the population. Obviously MA is not as restrictive as Ca. specifically on getting ccw permits. Other gun related laws yes. 


    I'm simply stating that in less populated, rural areas of Ca. you can get a permit. Nothing more. Why read more into it?

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  11. 23 hours ago, Duffield, SASS #23454 said:

    A Bounce dryer sheet will Keep bugs away.  Replace it with a fresh one every three months or as required in your climate.




    I'll have to give this a shot. My wife is up early to get ready for work and has had to wake me up because no water. 4:30 I'm out there getting it going. She knows how to do it now too.

  12. 2 minutes ago, Captain Bill Burt said:

    LOL.  Georgia has over a million permits out, with a population of 10.6 million, so basically one out of ten. California has a population of 39.5 million, so about one out of 316 people has a permit.  On top of that, you don't need a permit to have a loaded gun in your car in Georgia, so there are quite a few people who do that without the permit.  I would hazard a guess that on the road in Georgia more than 2 of 10 cars have loaded guns in them. 

    Believe me, I'm not bragging. Just pointing out that in the more rural areas you can get permits. Nothing like the free states but it's not all Los Angeles and San Francisco. 

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  13. 46 minutes ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

    Mag capaity is overrated. Getting into a protracted gunfight as a ccw carrier is statistically very remote. P938 with a 7+1 capacity and an extra mag is fine for me. The bigger the mag, the harder it is to conceal and carry comfortably. I much prefer it over the Glock 26 I had. Lighter and smaller. And it's dead bang accurate.


    I wasn't as concerned with mag capacity before and it's true that most ccw events are a few shots and close. There are more reasons today to give capacity more consideration. Multiple attackers surrounding you in or out of your vehicle, etc. If you're going to leave your gun at home because it's too big for you to carry then you're better off with something that you will carry. Just going by statistics you can justify not carrying in the first place.

  14. 4 hours ago, bgavin said:

    I picked up my SP101 in San Diego while we were living there.
    The LGS said "don't even bother applying" for a CCW.

    They are "denied out-of-hand." but do not show on the above chart.
    Unless you are a politician...

    LA, Oakland, Fresno, San Francisco, all the same.
    Sacramento County, under Sheriff Scott Jones, was friendly to CCW issuance, at the time.

    I was told you first pony up the $$ for classes, fees, etc, THEN you can still be denied out of hand.

    The latest info, year old, that I've seen is around 125,000 permits in Ca.  I wouldn't go by what someone at a gun store told me without investigating further.

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  15. 2 hours ago, bgavin said:

    Here in the PRK and Sacramento County, a CCW permit is not at all likely, and CA is not an open carry state.
    With that in mind, I keep a pair of 12-gauge loaded with #1 buck for the home.
    This is the first year, in 70, I have done this for the July 4th holiday.

    My thoughts for a handgun are along the line of something to use if 12-gauge cannot be used.
    A tiny size isn't mandatory for me, as I won't be carrying.
    Reliability is a strong #1.  Stopping power is #2.
    My GP100 in 357 has both, but DA is just not as "fast" as a semi.

    As to losing a Dan Wesson to an evidence locker.. if I ever have to actually use it, CA will destroy me in court, and everything I own will be gone.

    Thanks to all for excellent suggestions.

    You should check out ccw permits in Sacramento county if you want one. Unless somethings changed real recently many residents have them. Most rural counties are pretty easy. LA, San Francisco,  Marin, Santa Barbara and some others virtually impossible to get. I realize Sac county is not one of the small rural counties but they have given out many.

  16. We've had the ants between the contacts 6 or 8 times. First time I called the well service when we woke up with no water. He came out and showed me what to do in the future. I have a flashlight, can of air and very fine emory board cut to fit between the contacts. I spray the outside and cable with insecticide occasionally or when I'm gone at a match for a few days.


    We also have a deep hand pump installed on the well head so always have drinking water if the power goes out.

  17. I've read several reports on this. As usual any witness accounts that support their agenda are reported as fact. Anything else is treated as lies. They mention the interview he gave but leave out the part when he said that those who hate him are too big of p@ssies to do anthing about it.


    We don't know the whole sequence of events yet but the media reports it as stated by the "protesters".

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