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    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    Lathe is easiest. Mark desired center on each end of the stock, put dead center in tailstock and hold end of stock against that center. Put drill in headstock and start drilling on marked location. Drill half way and then turn stock around to...
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    06-02-2020, 01:08 AM
    Thicker heads mean stronger cases "MAYBE" if the hardness and chemistry of each is equal, but if they differ in hardness or composition further testing is needed to prove the thicker head is stronger. JMHO.
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    05-25-2020, 02:47 PM
    I would check the springs available at Ace or some other hardware store. Things to know about strength in springs of the same diameter: smaller wire diameter is lower strength, more coils per inch will be lower strength, grinding the ends of a...
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    05-24-2020, 04:19 AM
    Looks good! Thanks for the pics.
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    05-23-2020, 10:31 PM
    Only looked at this thread anytime there was an update, very interested in detailed photos.
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    05-23-2020, 09:45 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread New Press in Reloading Equipment
    I got a Reloader Special, which looks just like the JR about 10 years ago at a yard sale. It came with a Uniflow measure, 50? scale, 3 sets of dies, a Lee hand primer(round tray model) and a few other small items. Sold the Lee hand primer for $10...
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    05-23-2020, 09:23 PM
    Fill your molds 1/4 full, use number stamps to mark the composition and weight on each one.
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    05-21-2020, 11:26 PM
    Looks just like powder I dumped from a metal can, had the bad odor of deteriorating powder and the red fluff.
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    05-21-2020, 11:15 PM
    I ordered a Hornady 30/30 shell holder from Cabelas in late December. The order was cancelled due to no stock and as of 2 weeks ago they still did not have any of them.
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    05-20-2020, 10:23 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread Brit 303 barrel in Military Rifles
    Semi related to previous posts: Only SMLE I ever owned came without a barrel. At the same time I purchased a Springfield 1903 barrel. Had the Chamber end shortened and fitted to the SMLE, then chambered for 30/40. After refinishing the stock I...
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    05-20-2020, 10:14 PM
    My only experience with tracers were 38 Specials fired in a Blackhawk. The owner brought it in saying "These tracers welded the barrel shut". There were six bullets stuck in the bore. I removed them without damaging the barrel.
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    05-20-2020, 09:58 PM
    Post # 10. Left click on his name, menu pops up and the fifth selection says "Send Email". Left click on it and compose your message and then send it.
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    05-20-2020, 08:08 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread melting pot in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Some experiences are very memorable, huh?
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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