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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Today, 01:38 AM
    bruce drake replied to a thread Sams club closing. in Our Town
    Agreed. My friend and two other store co-managers in the area are being replaced by one guy on a regional coverage approach. Walmart just saved 6 figures easily by eliminating those three spots in TN alone.
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    Today, 01:08 AM
    https://www.titanreloading.com/ballistics-questions/ballistic-coefficients-on-molds One of the site's forum advertisers has put up a chart of all LEE Mold products they carry in addition to their Ballistic Coefficients. Titan Reloading, Thank...
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    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    bruce drake replied to a thread Sams club closing. in Our Town
    Its also occurring in their Walmarts (closing and restructuring) A friend of mine in East Tennessee who has been with Walmart for more than 20 years from a stockboy all the way up to a co-manager of a Walmart store which included moving his family...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    Lyman 311359 when checked and lubed usualy weighs out at 123gr in most alloys. Lyman 311410 is a 130gr spirepoint bevel base bullet if you don't want to deal with gaschecks. LEE also sells a 120gr Roundnose gas-check design but I don't have any...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 AM
    The sad thing is you may try time after time and suddenly the problem disappears without you knowing why. A little lino (to harden and fill out) added will likely help. Once you get the melt level down in the pot, a good scraping of the pot...
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 09:37 PM
    Don't get attached to those makarovs!:bigsmyl2: http://forums.gunboards.com/forumdisplay.php?46-The-Makarov-Forum Duke & Lucky-I originated in Kankakee many decades ago. Duke welcome aboard. P64s are much happier with new springs, as will be...
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    01-14-2018, 01:44 PM
    Nor frame in question???
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 01:40 AM
    If your rifle has a standard 1:9 twist rate? 100 yard (or further) plinking with a Lyman 266466 at 140gr or the Lyman 266673 at 150gr should meet your needs. NOE has those same great 6.5mm bullet design molds on hand as well....
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 01:31 AM
    That's a great mold in my 6.5 Grendel AR15. It took me a long time to find one as I believe it is a discontinued model but it shows up occasionally on Ebay. The one I found was in a custom double cavity mold with the second cavity being a 323366...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 09:16 AM
    I'm leery about buying the Chrome powders as those look just like "as-cast" and knowing my luck, I'd mix them up and load and shoot several plain lead bullets thinking they were my chrome poly-cover bullets. That said, I wouldn't think twice...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 12:50 AM
    That is really neat. I seen a video almost identical showing the casting of a skillet out of aluminum. What are the benefits of bronze vs aluminum vs iron for cooking? Is the only benefit of iron that it adds iron to your food?
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 06:32 PM
    Not worried about advance payment as long as I can schedule it,ie. month or two notice. I just have to have a fairly accurate estimate of when that expense will occur. I have fairly close knit monthly income/expense plan and cannot work on...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 05:03 PM
    All the commercial separators are basically the same with the exception of cheaper ones. Tumbling with a closed clamshell container almost full of water efficiently rids the pins and rinses the brass at the same time. With planning, they can be...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 04:25 PM
    I use only wax for flux in the casting furnace. Sawdust and wax together can stick to the pot below the surface and migrate to the spout as waxy charcoal specks. The cast iron smelting pot gets sawdust and wax until the alloy isclean. If you only...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 03:49 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Any wood workers? in Our Town
    The mule might be outdated as a power source, but the plow has only been multiplied and a tractor used to pull it. Its the same method of farming that has been used since metal tools were invented. We use what ever tool is at hand. If a plane and...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 03:44 PM
    https://www.ammoland.com/2015/11/britains-lee-enfield-no-4-rifle-history-by-cammack/#axzz53uIJf6o3 here is a decent article on the Lee Enfield rifle to help you.
    25 replies | 528 view(s)
  • dagger dog's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 10:12 AM
    A 22 Hornet an be loaded lean (22 rimfire magnum) or 3,000 fps,plenty of cast boolit molds, I shoot a Barnes 30 grain Grenade, Unique with a gas checked 224-415 hardly any recoil and very quiet. I have a Savage Model 40 single shot, lots of...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 02:30 AM
    Primarily pistol bullets (.38 158gr SWC 9mm 120gr TC and 40 aliber 155gr SWC) with a single coat of powder before sizing through a Lee Sizer, but I did powder coat a supply of Lyman 311359 and Lee 311160 spirepoints for 30 caliber AR10 rifle work...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 02:23 AM
    excellent and thank you!
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 12:01 AM
    How long would it be to production when the tenth sign up happens? Then to required payment. Or is payment required prior to production? Haven't followed these group buys so please bear with me and my questions. Thanks.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    01-10-2018, 11:55 PM
    the Eastwood Gloss Black is excellent. The Gloss White is ok and I'll probably mix the two together shortly to create a mixed gray when I decide to get more powders to play with/sort my loads by. Bruce
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    01-10-2018, 04:20 PM
    start poly-coating bullets. Its a cheaper to get into than adding a welding kit to the garage...
    18 replies | 700 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
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check