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  • Hamish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    What a rare and wonderful thing to see, on so many levels. Thanks for sharing this family milestone with all of us Bruce!
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    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    4064 I'll assume. http://masterpostemple.bravepages.com/M1load.htm 47gr of 4064 should be good to start. Be careful with mixed variety brass, internal capacity differences can effect pressure. I've seen differences of as much as 30gr in some old...
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    Yesterday, 01:42 AM
    I would be very surprised if there was,,,,,,
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    12-20-2014, 05:58 PM
    I do the same Mike, one of the .316 molds I have is the 316365 spitzer. The throats on my "as issued" rifles are pretty short really and they fit with the base even with the neck/shoulder junction. In fact I used the bullet at Camp Perry this...
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    12-20-2014, 02:08 PM
    Hope to get a video soon.
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    12-20-2014, 11:16 AM
    Here are some photos of my foot operated Star. This version is pretty crude. I wanted to see if the basic would work. It does. In fact, it works pretty well. Sorry, I don't know how to rotate the photos. Also, when I try to make them larger...
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    12-20-2014, 09:24 AM
    Zoomies with either green or red emitters,,,,,,, Now wouldn't it be nice to walk to your deer stand with a green light that deer cant see instead of a white light? Or be able to step out the back door with a pocket red light to take care of that...
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    12-19-2014, 10:35 PM
    I have to take the laptop out to the shop in the morning to tweak Curly's double tap time (135 millisecs ain't long enough) so I'll set the camera out with it and get some shots on here tomorrow. Still got a few tweaks to do to the foot operated...
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    12-19-2014, 04:51 PM
    I just sized all the 115 gr 9mms that I cast yesterday using my foot operated Star. It works. There is room for improvement so I will make a few changes. The wife was at work so I didn't have anyone to shoot me (video wise) while I was using it. I...
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    12-19-2014, 12:53 PM
    777 solder is about 40/60 Sn/Pb
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    12-19-2014, 03:34 AM
    A NOE mold is well worth the price difference.
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    12-18-2014, 11:47 PM
    It's a good start, and more than enough over groove diameter for you. Looks like you get the gascheck installed at those sites, vs the hunter's supply bullet. You can work with adding variables after you've shot a few. I have one mold that I have...
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    12-18-2014, 10:05 PM
    You just need to. Buy a couple of tons of pure, thats all. Hopefully you've learned your lesson,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    12-18-2014, 09:05 PM
    Hamish replied to a thread wanna bet?? in Our Town
    That would be incorrect. I gave the correct pronunciation in post number three. Wanna fight about it? :bigsmyl2:
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    12-17-2014, 02:35 AM
    A lot of Krag groove diameters are larger than .308, but the Star Gauge was invented before they quit making Krag barrels. Later made barrels were closer to spec once the gauge began to be used. Collectors claim the star gauged Krag barrels...
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    12-16-2014, 11:27 PM
    The bridge is burnt, strike me from the list please.
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    12-16-2014, 01:51 PM
    You might find the bullet you've chosen won't feed well. No big deal as long as you hunt in single shot mode. 311284 is the heavy most likely to feed ok. I have the NOE version that has a .302 borerider. The roundnose Hunter's Supply has may feed...
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    12-16-2014, 10:32 AM
    Plinth (Rosette), Cove mould, Wainscoting. Side Casings look like some kind of window casing on top of 1x material. What do the Stool and the Apron look like? (Window ledge and the molding under it.) Hit the Depot, Lowes, or whatever your...
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    12-15-2014, 10:04 AM
    Thanks Tazza!
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    12-15-2014, 07:57 AM
    I have one RCBS brand .429 H&I size die and one Lyman .429 H&I size die. $21.00 shipped USPS
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    12-14-2014, 09:23 PM
    OK, got my Star dialed in for the 115 gr 9s and ran about a thousand through it. I am now in the process of replacing the hand operated lever with a foot operated actuator. I'm going to try this before I go to the Wyman/Hatch automated design. The...
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    12-14-2014, 11:45 AM
    Hamish replied to a thread wanna bet?? in Our Town
    You sure? http://media.merriam-webster.com/soundc11/o/ogive001.wav
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    12-14-2014, 10:39 AM
    Hamish replied to a thread wanna bet?? in Our Town
    No, no it wasn't Oh Jeeves,,,,,you oh jive turkey,,,,,,:bigsmyl2:
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    12-13-2014, 09:42 PM
    Hamish replied to a thread wanna bet?? in Our Town
    Meh-play is the correct French pronunciation, but it gets pronounced correctly about as much as sabot. (say-bow, as in the letter O) Me-plat and meh-plat, while both incorrect pronunciations, are both common lexicon.
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    12-12-2014, 09:41 AM
    I am using a lead thermometer to check the pot temp. You are right, that is necessary. You are also right about the temp. I don't start getting good fill out until I am north of 720. I will remove the divider and build a ramp. Right now I have...
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    12-12-2014, 07:38 AM
    Yep. I have to run the lead at least 720 and leave the fan off until the mold gets above 250. I turn it on then for a few strokes and then I have to turn it off again. The thermostat that comes with the MC really isn't all that consistent. I guess I...
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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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