Howdy from E Texas

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  1. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

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    Unless you are going to do a very high-volume in reloading, a single stage press is a good way to go. I've got an old RCBS single stage press that I bought new in the very early '70s, and it is still going strong. I load .223 and 9mm (and many others), and can load several hundred rounds in an easy session.

    One thing, though: consider one of the better powder charging/dispensing systems. RCBS and Lyman make great machines, but they will run $200 to about $300. I use the Lyman DPS II and really like it. I had an Ohaus 10-10 balance beam scale and an RCBS powder dispenser, and those served me well for 30 years, but since I switched to the electronic dispenser I've never looked back.

    Another thing - consider quality reloading dies. Again, I like RCBS and Lyman products. Stay away from the cheaper dies. For the .223 I do recommend the Lee 'Factory Crimp Die' - but that is about the limit of Lee products that I like besides their lead melting furnaces.
     
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    Welcome from another East Texan. I started on an RCBS Rock Chucker, pistol reload on a Dillon Square Deal, volume rifle on a Dillon 550, decap and crimp on a CH. If you are close by, I'll be glad to show you my setup. I also load 300 BO Subs. PM if you are interested.
     
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    Welcome from Sitka, Alaska.
     
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    2A-Jay, seeing that you are a former Navy Helicopter guy, you know that the Army calls them "Choppers", the Air Force calls them "Whirly Birds", the Navy calls them "Heloes" and the Marines just point at them and say "Ugh, Ugh!":D
     
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    I lived one street off of Route 66 for some years in Winslow, Arizona.
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    Is that a girl in that flatbed Ford?
     
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    Slowin' down to take a look at me.
     
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    You know that I want to make a comment about an Eagles song here.

    "Come on baaaaby"
     
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    I'm guessing that Ford doesn't need to have its oil changed very often.
     
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  15. Rothhammer1

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    It's 'art.'

    It is functional, or was when I lived there. Tourists would ask where 'The Corner' was, so the folks who owned a building at Second (Eastbound Route 66) and Kinsley hung a small sign.

    Thousands of tourists would pose for photos under the sign at the 'Reminder Building' (they published a wonderful old style mimeograph 'newspaper' of local ads and gossip called the Reminder), some would steal it. It was replaced a few times.

    Since the late 1990s, an annual 'Standing on the Corner' beer bash and concert has been held at the same corner with ersatz Eagles and other bands.

    Eventually the building across the street caved in from neglect (as does much of Winslow) leaving one brick wall standing, and as the lot stood ashambles citizens began clamoring for a 'park' of sorts to replace it.

    The result was the 'Standing on a Corner Park.'

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    Same corner, different era.
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    This is how it looked for the last few years I lived there.

    I lived a few hundred yards NW of 'the corner.'
     
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