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    Today, 10:03 AM
    bdicki replied to a thread Good to be back in Our Town
    Welcome back
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    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread patch lube in Muzzleloading.
    Bore Butter is something like this: ≈70% Crisco, ≈20% Olive oil, the remainder is Bees Wax You could make your own? or just use Crisco straight. either way, POI shouldn't change any noticeable amount.
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    Yesterday, 09:41 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread TV repairs in Our Town
    Now.. A word about capacitors. Some years back, a major cap manufacturer had an inside "theft" of the formula for it's electrolyte solution, this stolen formula was then sold to several major cap makers, and millions of caps were produced with...
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    Yesterday, 09:31 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread TV repairs in Our Town
    I agree with Traffer. You can pull the back off and look at the circuitry near the audio jacks, you will see a few things that all audio processors have in common, regulators, op amps, and capacitors. If you look at the end of the cap and it is...
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    Yesterday, 08:36 AM
    bdicki replied to a thread Bare encore frame in Single Shot Guns
    PM your address and I'll send you some gas checked boolits powder coated and sized to .452. Just share yor loads and results.
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    12-14-2018, 11:39 PM
    bdicki replied to a thread Yellowstone Park in Cast Boolits
    I got one of these when they were $10 I didn't realize they went up to $80.
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    12-14-2018, 11:25 PM
    I don't know what you intend to catch said boolits with to examine them, many of the hunting loads members use here will go endways through an elephant.. :bigsmyl2:
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    12-14-2018, 11:48 AM
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    12-14-2018, 11:44 AM
    With the G2 you don't have to open it to recock it if you let the hammer down, more of a hunting thing though not so much at the bench. The G1 barrels and fore ends will fit on a G2 but the grips don't interchange. I sold all of my G1 frames after I...
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    12-13-2018, 12:58 AM
    YES! I used these way back in the early 80s, military training in the extreme cold weather. We trained in Brainerd, MN every January. 1983 it reached -40 below and stayed way below zero for our training. In the White bunny boots my feet never got...
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    12-12-2018, 09:34 PM
    This is about the coolest thing since sliced bread! You install this 16" barreled upper onto your Glock, XD, or 1911 frame and you have an instant carbine in many many of your favorite calibers! You don't need an FFL to buy one or ship one,...
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    12-12-2018, 05:06 PM
    I was digging fragments of jacket and bullet out of deer I shot with the same XTP bullet years ago. When they hit bone the turn to birdshot more or less, by completely shedding the jacket and then the core goes to pieces. Probably the single worst...
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    12-12-2018, 03:11 PM
    Many ground dwelling bees/wasps are beneficial pollinators, specifically if they are one variety of the many, many varieties of Bumble Bees, some of which are ground dwelling. In fact, I have had a couple Bumble Bee nests in my yard over the years,...
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    12-12-2018, 02:31 PM
    Lee molds vary. I have a 430-310 RF mold that drops a hair smaller than .431 using COWW.
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    12-12-2018, 02:08 PM
    I have a Lyman 410610 mold that I need to cast at a fast rhythm, so the mold temp it higher than is typical, to achieve a slightly smaller diameter. The difference in size is about .001 from boolits that are cast with the mold at a typical...
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    12-12-2018, 01:27 PM
    Grmps, Thanks for the reminder about photos and this thread. I did take some photos when I posted this back in April. Now that photobucket is friendly again...I have added them.
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    12-12-2018, 11:04 AM
    Up for lower prices
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    12-11-2018, 08:04 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Cast iron skillets in Our Town
    Actually the chain mail is a good cleaner, it won't scrub off any seasoning and it gets off the burned on bits. I put a bit of warm water in a pan, bunch the chain mail up and run it around a few times then dump the water, wipe the pan dry and oil...
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    12-11-2018, 07:03 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Cast iron skillets in Our Town
    Bob please don't subject potentially collectible and vintage iron to a wire wheel, there are much better ways to clean one without devaluing it. Collectors will frown on a wire polished pan, most will run like crazy cause they can't resell it,...
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    12-11-2018, 05:02 PM
    Pheasants over a Springer Spaniel
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May 31, 1967 (51)
About fatelvis
I love reloading as much as shooting! Casting my own bullets makes reloading even MORE fun!
Elwood, IL
Shooting, reloading, fishing
Union Sprinklerfitter, Welder


I shoot so that I can handload.


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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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