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by ghostrider
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Judicial elections
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Judicial elections

Thanks so much Steve. All the other elections were clear, it was the Judicial ones that were confusing - its clear now :-)
by ghostrider
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Judicial elections
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Judicial elections

Can someone point us "newer-Americans" to some basic info on how the judicial elections work here in Texas? I note on my county's sample ballot a long list of various Supreme Court Justice elections as well as District court Judge elections. It is not clear to me which elections (some? all?) I am el...
by ghostrider
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Lead hardness tester
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: Lead hardness tester

Water quenching really only works if there's a tiny bit of arsenic in the alloy (eg from clip-on wheelweights)
that's good to know, thanks.
by ghostrider
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Lead hardness tester
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: Lead hardness tester

Cool toy, Andy.

I'd be interested in any results you're willing to share. eg. for a particular 'lot' of cast bullets: water quenched vs air cooled?

will you be testing any commercial cast bullets as calibration samples?
by ghostrider
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Hodgdon buys powders from Western Powders
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Hodgdon buys powders from Western Powders

https://hodgdon.com/hodgdon-acquisitions/

"Hodgdon Powder Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Ramshot and Accurate smokeless powder brands and the Blackhorn 209 muzzleloader brand from Western Powders. "
by ghostrider
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Remington Auctioned Off
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Remington Auctioned Off

Marlin purchase announcement on Ruger website:

https://ruger.com/corporate/marlin.html
by ghostrider
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Australia: Another object lesson in don't give up your firearms
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Australia: Another object lesson in don't give up your firearms

not sure what concerns me most,

# the fact that this is even happening in a 'democracy'

or

# the likelihood that there may be people in this country who don't see a problem with these draconian abuses of power
by ghostrider
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: What kind of bullet is the most used in the active shooting matches
Replies: 6
Views: 2247

Re: What kind of bullet is the most used in the active shooting matches

I assume you're referring to action pistol competitions such as USPSA, IDPA and/or Steel Challenge. The answer(s) may vary depending on the sport, the calibre, and possibly auto vs revolver. When I started competing in IPSC years ago your bullet options were: cast lead, cast lead, cast lead, or jack...
by ghostrider
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: .357 Mag Powder
Replies: 18
Views: 2935

Re: .357 Mag Powder

If you're after magnum loads, I have used Blue Dot with standard primers with no problems. Top I do as well. Be aware that Alliant no longer recommends Blue Dot in 357 magnum with 125gr bullets due to pressure concerns. Heavier bullets are fine (I generally only load 158gr in 357 magnum). reference...
by ghostrider
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: .357 Mag Powder
Replies: 18
Views: 2935

Re: .357 Mag Powder

My understanding was that 2400 needed magnum primers, having researched more I see in Alliant's data that is not the case.
I use 2400 without magnum primers without a problem.
by ghostrider
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Closed Items
Topic: FS: Browning Hi Power 9mm (Temple)
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: FS: Browning Hi Power 9mm (Temple)

oooohhhh......very nice :-)

the price is a bargain compared to what asking prices seem to be these days
by ghostrider
Mon May 04, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: AC repair shock! There goes any stimulus check I may get.
Replies: 56
Views: 4558

Re: AC repair shock! There goes any stimulus check I may get.

03Lightningrocks wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:16 pm
I had a lady friday almost crying over a 60 dollar repair. She hasn't worked in 6 weeks and is running out of money.
I'd like to pay for her repair - can you contact me?
you're a good guy, Andy.
by ghostrider
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Canada shooter
Replies: 26
Views: 3108

Re: Canada shooter

Article says guns are restricted in Canada and mentions there might be 2.2 million guns in Canada. typical fake news. Even when I lived there, estimates were much higher. https://thegunblog.ca/facts-stats/ " 15-20 million . Guns owned by individuals.." even the Federal Justice dept quotes larger es...
by ghostrider
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Costco prohibit carry - No signs posted
Replies: 55
Views: 10009

Re: Costco prohibit carry - No signs posted

PLEASE resist the impulse to educate business owners/managers so that they know more efficiently how to keep ALL of us out of their stores!! Just STOP it. If they don’t know that their signs have no value, too dang bad. It's their JOB to know. It's NOT your job to help them figure out how to infrin...

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