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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:18 PM
    I wonder how much spring-back there is with those FMJ? You might want a undersized 30 cal sizer die...maybe .307? I'd use a swaging lube, like Lanolin thinned with s bit of neatsfoot oil.
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    Yesterday, 01:56 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Two years out in Our Town
    Back in the summer of 2016, when I thought there was a good chance that Trump might lose to her (who will not be named). 22LR was still somewhat high priced, but I pulled the trigger on a case (5000) and haven't looked back...my 22LR habits have...
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    01-16-2019, 06:23 PM
    yep, that's how I'd do it.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 06:11 PM
    I edited the microfiber out of your title. Have you thought about Heat treating your 94-3-3 http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?248671-Heat-treat&highlight= I got about 24BHN, but with lower oven temps, you'll get less hardness.
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    01-16-2019, 05:43 PM
    If your application would lend toward a motor over heating, if sure would make sense to connect the purple wires as lightman states, so the overloads are in series with the switch.
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  • khmer6's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 05:03 PM
    khmer6 replied to a thread 458 Lott 730 grain in Cast Boolits
    whoa. interested in details. i have a cz550 in 458lott that has only seen solids through it. would love a cheaper alternative too!
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 12:32 PM
    Even though I do recall the dollar amount and it was a 1 ton passenger Van, I don't recall all the other details? maybe she had the brakes done too?
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 12:20 PM
    The vise was the next step. It was 100+degrees in the evening here and my Wife and I were sitting under the aircon and the best I has was Vice Grips, haha. I'll try it downstairs in the morning. Thanks.
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 12:09 PM
    Next minit! It's 2019. I obviously got busy when I got back from China and this post slipped through the net. I have just acquired another push feed Model 70 Win Westerner in 243Win. This one is a rough ex farm rifle that I picked up real cheap....
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 07:49 AM
    It finally arrived, I purchased it a couple of months ago from interstate and it was dirt cheap! The guy handling the shipping left the gunshop. then Christmas arrived, etc, etc, etc. It is a Winchester Model 70 Westerner and was an old farm...
    1499 replies | 153458 view(s)
  • khmer6's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 12:54 AM
    PM for remaining 3 boxes incoming warpspeed
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-15-2019, 11:54 PM
    One productive Saturday afternoon/evening, I piled up about 2000 from a NOE 5 cavity mold (358-128-SWC). I did take a break for dinner...so I guess it was more like two sessions back-to-back...but all in one day. BTW, the week following that...
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    01-15-2019, 11:42 PM
    About 3 decades ago, I gave a girlfriend some automotive tire advice...As in, 'you need tires, your tires are shot' She then proceeded to borrow $800 from me to buy the tires. Six months later we broke up, I haven't heard from her since. I...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-15-2019, 11:29 PM
    The Last cast Iron thread got me to thinking that I should be looking for a nice vintage #8 to add to my collection. Mostly I cook with a #9 Griswold and find it a tad large sometimes. I found a older Wagner at one antique store for $17. The...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-14-2019, 12:28 PM
    I realize you asked about factory ammo, I haven't seen any, until they were mentioned in this thread. ...But I did notice, about a year ago, Midsouth started offering Zinc bullets to reloaders....
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  • fatelvis's Avatar
    01-14-2019, 11:42 AM
    I think this is just a classic example of aiming “about a foot” above, when it’s actually 4 feet. I totally understand this, given he is using the stock sights ( they seem HUGE compared to the “tiny” target), and the 3” barrel. Any kind of precise...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    01-14-2019, 10:00 AM
    In my previous residence, I had installed a gas furnace and was impressed, so I did the same here a few years later. The first was plumbed with black iron and the next with a flexible line coated with a yellow plastic. I never got an ad suggesting...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    01-13-2019, 07:49 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Stupid cold in Our Town
    When I was a kid everyone had a cold and the major complaint was a week with a snotty nose. Now, it seems the nose drainage flows south and affects the throat and then the lungs for at least a week each and two trips to the Doc. Are colds worse or...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    01-13-2019, 12:07 PM
    Many punched flash holes have a burr inside the case. Drilling removes it, and eliminates yet another variable which is very important with light or heavy loads.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-13-2019, 12:03 PM
    I use the "Advanced search". I have entered my user ID in as a default, so with just a couple mouse clicks, all the posts that I have participated in come up as a list. It is chronological as per any activity, the highlighted ones are posts I...
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    01-13-2019, 11:53 AM
    I've bought and sold many cars/trucks over the years, some I've loved, some not so much, LOL :) I tend to buy a car that's near the end of it's life, so there is always a chance I get unlucky :( with repairs, and sometimes I get lucky with few...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    01-13-2019, 11:47 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Too much technology in Our Town
    My experience with after market add on accessories is dismal. Most are cheaply made at exorbitant prices and have a history of less than a years service before failure. Even the factory installed ones don't seem to last, but then YMMV. I'm...
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    01-13-2019, 11:32 AM
    After 9 years of smelting scrap alloys and casting boolits, I still keep COWW and SOWW separate. now, to be honest, I have had access to all kinds of different scrap lead alloys, so keeping them all separate and then testing the ones that are a...
    19 replies | 397 view(s)
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    01-13-2019, 11:24 AM
    My son now drives the "73 Chevy pickup that my Dad bought in "75. In between it served me for 9 years. The "73 Suburban I bought new was traded for an "03 Dodge, which I still drive. To me, having a fancy new ride w/lots of bells and whistles,...
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    01-12-2019, 09:23 PM
    While I don't know the exact status, A quick search shows all of D Crockett's S&S threads have been closed/locked, same with all the threads on his VS page ...and he hasn't logged in since 7-19-2018. So my "guess" is that he isn't in the Biz...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-12-2019, 08:33 PM
    Welcome to the Smelting world. That is some clever ideas for DIY ingot molds, even if you don't get much re-use of them. alloy for 35 Whelen: Air-cooled COWW straight should be good for "book" boolit loads, you'll want a hard alloy if you plan...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-12-2019, 08:04 PM
    I have a couple I am planning to sell. Ballisti-cast Iron 3 cav 502-385gr RF with Ballisti-cast handles, $130 NOE 3 cav alum 502-520gr RF with NOE Top Punch, no handles, $80 The NOE has a fairly small Meplat and multiple lube grooves. The...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    01-12-2019, 05:57 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Too much technology in Our Town
    With all the smart vehicle technology why can't they make all cars with the ability of a remote starter? At my age that's a useful extra on just a few currently. The only time I had a vehicle broken in to was after an officer insisted I lock it...
    48 replies | 1417 view(s)
  • fatelvis's Avatar
    01-12-2019, 05:45 PM
    Thanks for all the input guys. Another question for you: Do bevel based cast bullets perform as well as the plain based bullets, with the square heels? I ask, because most retailers offer BB boolits, and I am hesitant to buy them. Sent from my...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-12-2019, 12:29 PM
    I moved your post from the Cast pic of the month section.
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    01-11-2019, 09:17 PM
    The 220Swift has plenty of cred, it's been around since 1935. But if you are already well equipped in similar stuff...........
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  • PatMarlin's Avatar
    01-11-2019, 05:50 PM
    ... :Fire: Cast Boolit Member Special... I have three new sets (3) 44PB cal (plain base) Checkmaker™ Gas Check Forming Die Sets in stock Plain Base dies use thin metals and perform like gangbusters with beverage cans. Leading is...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-11-2019, 12:19 PM
    I save handles from broken garden implements like shovels hoes rakes axes and such, they usually are a dense wood and many times have a grain that looks like White Oak. I use these salvaged wood handles for many things that need a wood handle.
    9 replies | 221 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