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    Today, 10:28 AM
    Ya can't choose a different cal if a .38 spec is what ya have. As with all of them shot placement is king. A miss with a 458 is still just a bigger bang with no effect.
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    Today, 10:23 AM
    Cheap with no gov red tape. It's just another honey pot for the Feds, right now.
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    Today, 09:56 AM
    Yesterday evening I drilled a piece of steel to safely hold the 223 brass and ground an Allen wrench like Possomcops suggestion. I had to reshape it several times during the operation. The results is that about half the primer sleeves were easy to...
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    07-21-2017, 09:41 PM
    The short answer is 1in 8 is right in the middle for rate of twist..You can shoot 55 or 60+ grain bullets. You may be a disadvantage with a 55 gr bullet at real long range
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    07-21-2017, 11:47 AM
    Sounds like the thermostat is failing. The setting on the dial was never consistent from one pot to the next. Likely no replacement parts available, but the thermostat can be bypassed and a PID used for control.
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    07-21-2017, 07:34 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Sunrise ...... in Our Town
    God provides the Summer sunrise for those who cherish the morning.
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    07-19-2017, 08:04 AM
    I learned by reading, reading and reading and taking the warnings seriously when reloading through mostly books. Then the casting of bullets came, reading, whatever I could get my powder/carbon stained fingers on and the interweb, helped me refine...
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    07-18-2017, 04:51 PM
    I've been casting sinkers since 1960 and boolits since 64, but I've never seen anything like that brown/tan in my pot. What did you use for flux? Did the alloy cast good (no wrinkles) round balls? Was the pot brand new with a coating to retard...
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    07-18-2017, 07:33 AM
    When did you email me? I may have dumped it along with other emails by accident. PM here is really the way to go as it don't get mixed in with my other 10,000,000 emails. There are days I go off grid, just to keep sanity.
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    07-17-2017, 08:14 AM
    My mom lived her last 40 years with MS and Diabetes. Although it may change your lifestyle it is just another bump in life's road. Until she was taken with cancer she fought for every moment. She was active within the family and a leader every...
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    07-17-2017, 07:48 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Death warmed over.... in Our Town
    Infections are dangerous to anybody, but especially those with the age factor. The sooner the correct treatment, the sooner the healing can begin. Being MACHO only gets us a step closer to the end. My wife spent two months in Wake Forrest, and 12...
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    07-16-2017, 08:39 PM
    Hickory said it like it was. In "63, when I graduated from sinkers to boolits, there was no internet and very little in print, that I had access to. It was all trial and error, mostly error. Now as age takes its toll, I'm doing less, but learning...
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    07-15-2017, 09:25 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread HVAC blower wiring in Our Town
    Most fans in AC units are intended for serious duty. Most stand alone fans are made for profit. There is a difference in quality and expected life. AC fans are meant to have moderate airflow restrictions (filters and coils), and thus when the...
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    07-14-2017, 12:05 PM
    No harm indeed, but unless a very small amount, it sure takes up lots of space. Mine are in three 2 liter drink bottles waiting for scrap prices to go up. Guess I should have used purple.
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    07-14-2017, 11:44 AM
    Just finished citric acid cleaning over a K of really dirty mixed brass and sorted the military from the commercial. It rained on the brass before it dried and I let it sit over night on the screen to dry in today's sun. It started to darken...
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    07-14-2017, 11:29 AM
    The hanging tags of brass from the punching of the flash hole, act just like a damaged crown in deflecting the flame into the powder. I thought everyone removed the production carp when working for precision.
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    07-14-2017, 07:12 AM
    Not even a good idea for used primers.
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    07-13-2017, 10:05 AM
    I now have over a gal of these in 223/5.56. They are both commercial and mil. It is worth finding a simple/cheap method of removing the primer sleeve. I've tried unsuccessfully to use just a pick. What size/# drill would likely remove most of...
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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
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