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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 10:19 PM
    "Home stretch" Great ...looks like it's time for me to jump in. I'm in for 2 HBG
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    10-19-2018, 09:50 PM
    I do as skeettx outlines above... Except I have previously clicked "Save search preferences" at bottom of screen, so it's just two clicks of the mouse to search the threads I've posted in, that have new activity. Which is nice, because I do this...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 06:25 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Cool breezes... in Casting Equipment
    Did - expensive, and in large quantities - and I don't think any I saw would suit me. Thanks for the hint...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 12:46 PM
    If in the area, Pima Air & Space Museum is a must. Pima Air & Space Museum is a world-class air museum, the largest non-governmental air & space museum in the world, with over 300 airplanes on exhibit, and several onesies & twosies - the only B-18B...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 12:28 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    Friction Fire - Love it!
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 11:05 AM
    Just a heads up ...Be careful... if you decide to add a hotplate to your casting setup. Because a 16 gauge extension cord is a bit light to run both (Lee pot and a 1000+ watt hot plate), actually a 14 gauge is probably a bit light as well. My hot...
    26 replies | 549 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 10:47 AM
    Yes to the Craftsman... Last month, a neighbor moved out, he had a pile of 'free' stuff by the curb. One item was a old craftsman table saw...I must have looked at it for an hour, but choose not to take it (I have too much stuff as it is)...and...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 04:18 PM
    I don't recall exactly what OAL my Ruger 9e prefers when I use with the Lee 358-125-RF, but I do recall it wasn't at the crimp groove. Just assemble a some dummy rounds with various OAL and then do a plunk test with your gun, to find your OAL. ...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 05:17 PM
    Echo started a thread Cool breezes... in Casting Equipment
    ...are sure playing Hobb with my casting, especially with Lee Al molds. I remember seeing an ad in a modeling magazine several years ago for a ceramic paint to shield your engine or whatever from losing/gaining heat. Nobody I've talked to knows...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 11:41 AM
    My 2, I would steer clear of anything over 250gr in a 44 Mag Levergun that has a 1:38 Twist barrel. While some have had success with heavies, I have not...maybe it's me? BUT, since you have the mold, load some of your AC COWW boolits with a...
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    10-17-2018, 11:25 AM
    I have to ask if the "hint of red dust, but just a hint", was actually an early indication of propellant break down or just some iron oxide from being stored in a steel can that had some internal surface rust? Years ago, I purchased a very old...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 09:26 PM
    Made some tonight. Great Northern Beans in chicken stock with a couple chicken thighs. some onion, red bell peppers and one jalapeno.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 10:53 AM
    I moved your thread.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 10:22 AM
    I've seen vintage collections of half-jackets for sale in the S&S section on occasion. I don't know of anyone manufacturing and selling them? Here are a couple threads with some info on making them. ...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 10:39 AM
    Optics Planet has the 311 in stock.
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  • Echo's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 12:44 AM
    Echo replied to a thread mountain lion in NH in Our Town
    Working their way into EVERYWHERE!
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    10-15-2018, 12:39 AM
    Echo replied to a thread Stupid Things I Do in Cast Boolits
    I second the motion. I have some "Slow Red Dot" I accidentally made by pouring some Herco into a Red Dot container. Shoots just fine...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 12:33 AM
    Echo replied to a thread A bit too hard lol in Cast Boolits
    Mono-type, 9% Sn, 19% Sb, and 'Way Too Hard to cast boolits out of. I use 7 parts WW ingots (35 lbs), 1 part (5 lbs) Mono, and add 1 % Sn for my 'A' alloy, about 2.75% Sn, 6+% Sb, and plenty hard for rifle boolits. Cut it 50/50 w Pb, and add another...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 02:30 PM
    If I were to experiment with exotic boolits, I wouldn't use any for self-defense and I wouldn't sell any and I wouldn't use any while hunting game where a license is required. The bulk of the laws pertaining to such, are written around those...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:36 PM
    why would you want to blend Aluminum and lead? I've heard of others casting Zinc cannon balls. If I didn't want to reinvent the wheel? I'd use Zinc.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 09:55 PM
    When I make dry Beans (pintos or navy or cowpeas), I use a regular pressure cooker and add the correct amount of water and do the quick soak version in the pressure cooker (2 minutes at Pressure). After I drain the beans after the quick soak, I run...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 02:28 PM
    I have used a drop light before, but now I use my hair dryer, on low, for maybe 10-15 minutes, placed about 2" from old Lachmiller.
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    10-13-2018, 02:19 PM
    Echo replied to a thread A thanks to all. in Our Town
    I'm sure most of us believe in Pay It Forward...
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    10-13-2018, 02:07 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    I had cortisone injections in my L4-5 area a couple of years ago. Lasted about 2-3 months, had it again, again lasted 2-3 mos, had it again, no joy. the next procedure I didn't care for, so am addressing L4-5 problem a different way. Regarding...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 01:48 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    I think you must mean single-action...
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    10-13-2018, 01:37 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Carrumba! in Cast Boolits
    Will have to use furnace #3 from now until spring. It will get hot enough to take care of the wrinkles...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 11:17 AM
    If you have the correct Mill bit, it is very easy. Ranch Dog offered that service on his molds when he was selling 6 cav Lee customs in his designs...I have one 41 mag 155gr RF mold from him that had the GC shank Milled for PB. If this mold is...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:40 AM
    I agree, and am glad the two I own were purchased when they were valued under $1k BUT...Be patient, while I don't think the 'online' prices will go down much for older nice 57 and 657 and 58, I do think, that since there is a GOP president and...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:27 AM
    Shark Tank :holysheep Since others are suggesting some 'far-out' ideas, I'll throw that one out there ;) LOL :p :lovebooli
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:23 AM
    I have not...I do plan to transfer it to Capital One and keep it, as it has a large credit limit...but I doubt it'll get much use, other than for credit report purposes. I have a couple other accounts with Capital One and have the online...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:16 AM
    Some years ago, I bought a unfired S&W Model 25-3 125th Anniversary Commemorative in presentation box (made in 1977?), 45 colt. It was beautiful, but had WAAAAY oversized throats, like .455 and they each varied more than they should. I re-sold it...
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    10-13-2018, 10:02 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    While I haven't had my coffee yet...I'm not even into this cortisone shot 24 hours yet, as the Doc said it'll feel great in the first few hours, due to a numbing agent...and it did, but the real effect may take 2 to ten days...and this morning, it...
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    10-13-2018, 09:50 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    Speaking of different procedures/injections...I don't recall the name or many of the details, but my friend had something like Tennis elbow, caused at work, by lifting/adjusting heavy rolls of paper above head level. He had a procedure that removed...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 12:02 AM
    I am not a fan of RCBS dies, due to their internal groove that can catch a GC. But the few I have had, all fit and worked in my Lyman 45. I've never owned a RCBS LAM. Also, check prices at Optics planet for Lyman dies. some of the sizes are...
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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