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    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Oxidized cast boolets in Cast Boolits
    When you cast, and want your bullets to stay shiny, put them in a can of soapy water. Dump them out, and let dry. The soap film makes a barrier, and they won't oxidize.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    11-23-2017, 10:54 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Free Range Brass in Our Town
    If it weren't for range brass I'd have had to buy to shoot. Of course, I picked up lots of .40 and 9mm that I'll never use while getting the good stuff. I traded lots of the excess for needed calibers, and still have many gals of them. both...
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    11-22-2017, 04:23 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Computer video download in Our Town
    I repeat, Chromebook 14 will not support video download from SD cards. This platform runs off of apps and cloud. There has been no program developed for handling video downloads from a camera card. Looking for an alternative computer, not a work...
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    11-22-2017, 02:51 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Computer video download in Our Town
    Nope, that doesn't work. I've been working on this for two months, and it can't be done, according to tech webpages.
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    11-22-2017, 01:26 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Computer video download in Our Town
    I already checked, the Chromebook 14 doesn't support this, with no time line for having one available. I'm leaning real strongly towards a Dell Inspiron 15 3000.
    8 replies | 184 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 12:52 PM
    I have a question for you. What do you run for a computer? I got a Chromebook 14 recently, and can't download video to it from my sd card. So, I'm stuck with going to the library and using their antique windows machine, that takes forever to...
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    11-22-2017, 12:13 PM
    Sharon Barrels did testing many years ago on over loads in their barrels. Heaviest charge was 1400 gr. powder, with 14 patched round balls over that. No failure. The only damage they were able to do on barrels was by separating the ball from the...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 12:08 PM
    They aren't hard to do, but are not a fail safe. I had one rifle with double cross bolts, that still split. A good idea with a heavy recoil rifle, though.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 11:09 AM
    I don't obsess over what I considered a very minor problem at worst. Since turning to wet tumbling with SS pins the problem doesn't exist, and my press stays clean.
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    11-21-2017, 12:57 PM
    I've had the same problem with plated (don't remember the brand) but a pass of the bullet through a sizing die before loading solved the problem. I guess all things aren't created equal.
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    11-21-2017, 12:23 PM
    Gloves are never necessary unless the unexpected happens. If one has time to think out everything beforehand, mistakes would be extremely rare. It's the off chance we encounter something unexpected that necessitates PPE. As long as we don't touch...
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    11-21-2017, 09:19 AM
    My method of concealment changes with the type of clothing. Winter clothes are purchased with CC in mind. Yes, you need to practice drawing with each different condition and be constantly aware that different clothes require different reactions.
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    11-21-2017, 09:09 AM
    They lost favor here because of the low production. Haven't seen one in years.
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    11-20-2017, 12:29 PM
    I wonder what happens with the modern substitute powders? I have no knowledge of the detonation rate of that fake powder. I guess if you overload one, you will be notified by parts of the gun leaving the area at high velocity.
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    11-20-2017, 12:27 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Barrel forging in Muzzleloading.
    A question for the metallurgists in the group. Forging steel with a coal forge adds carbon content to the steel as it is forged. Would the same happen with a propane forge? If it does indeed add carbon to metal by forging, would wrought iron be...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 11:08 AM
    Is this another case of the bean counters saving just a little too much?
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 01:50 PM
    Yep. a soft wood like poplar is a wooly bugger to checker. A good hard wood is needed for good definition.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 01:47 PM
    I fire lapped a Douglas barrel with LBT lapping compound. Low velocity loads for a half dozen shots, clean, test fire again. I had to fire around 18 rounds to get the accuracy where it should be. When I was cleaning the barrel between trials, I...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 01:43 PM
    It certainly isn't ideal, however I have had several barrels over the years with very rough grooves. They shot very well, although there was the expected fouling build up.
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    11-19-2017, 01:35 PM
    Dean, I have always figured a .30 bore starts at 180 gr., and goes up from there. I think a 200-220 gr. bullet is probably optimum.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 01:14 PM
    Spend the money on ammo and practice with the trigger you have. If it wins wars and keeps our troops safe, it's not that bad. The most expensive trigger available still needs practice to make you proficient. Unless the particular trigger is...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 01:03 PM
    There was a time long ago when I worked 50-60 hr a week, raised 2 children and kept a house and home. There were no safe queens and every new aquisition was fired as soon as I could manage a trip to the range. Time has a way of changing habits. ...
    40 replies | 1486 view(s)
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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
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