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  • firefly1957's Avatar
    05-07-2020, 07:45 PM
    I was wonering the other day if these things could turn out a decent sabot and how long it would take for each one in say 44 caliber to hold a 38 bullet ?
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    05-07-2020, 07:33 PM
    Yes that is what they called it . Mine started about 1993 after 8 years working with very noisy tools with full hearing protection I see in 1998 they found this I had never heard of it Superior canal dehiscence syndrome . Tests show I have a damaged...
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    05-06-2020, 08:24 PM
    firefly1957 replied to a thread Core bonding in Swaging
    I used acid flux lost a few of each batch to the lead erupting from jacket for some reason ,probably moisture. Shooting them in .223 I really found no advantage in bonding the core. I did with early ones learn that they had to be cleaned well...
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    05-06-2020, 08:11 PM
    firefly1957 replied to a thread Pitbull #4 in Our Town
    If you read the local news accounts of pitbull attacks from around the country it is rather alarming they kill people much more frequently then any other breed. Out of the dogs I have for any reason had trouble with over 90% were pitbulls and they...
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retired, shoot many calibers do like the old guns best
Harrison Michigan
fishing hunting reloading gun collecting


When I think back on all the **** I learned in high school it's a wonder I can think at all ! And then my lack of education hasn't hurt me none I can read the writing on the wall.


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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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