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    Today, 03:55 AM
    I know how you feel about being a peace time veterans, but we peace time Soldiers kept the ranks full which was a deterrent to those who would take our Countries on. I understand I am entitled to some peace time medals but I will never claim them as...
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    06-25-2019, 08:14 PM
    I like those jellybean bullets, you just gota love this coating. Regards Stephen
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    06-24-2019, 08:07 PM
    My grandad had one his brother captured on the Kakoda trail, it was used by a Jap sniper that took a heavy tool of our boys, I remember it had a couple dozen notches on it and the shark skin bag of cartridges that the Jap hung over his shoulder...
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    06-23-2019, 12:45 AM
    Stephen Cohen replied to a thread Die Surface Finish in Swaging
    I wonder if the surface is more able to hold lube after being polished with 400 grit, would be interested to hear from those who know more. Regards Stephen
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    06-22-2019, 04:10 AM
    I have always used the high metal content colours since I use the coating for rifle and hotter pistol loads eg 460SW at top end loads. I have always been happy with the results obtained as are many of my friends who use my bullets. A few weeks back...
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    06-21-2019, 03:33 AM
    Have to admit my granddaughter would love pink bullets, but firing them from my guns may get me ti gey man card at my club. Regards Stephen
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    06-21-2019, 12:24 AM
    Someone who would love pink or purple? Your not trying to drop a hint that you are coming out are you Tazza?. HEHE. Regards Stephen
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    06-21-2019, 12:21 AM
    I recon you could run a reamer into a 125gr Lee mould removing the lube grooves and get near That, I did it to a Lyman 150gr semi wad cutter and got a 170gr semi wad cutter which shoots, Regards Stephen well.
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    06-20-2019, 06:48 AM
    I used to have a Wyoming 10mm and just loved it, sadly Little Jackboot John said it had to be destroyed. I also had a Stainless Ruger Hunter single action in 44mag and I found it had more recoil, I do notice recoil much more now I am 65. Regards...
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    06-20-2019, 06:21 AM
    +1 on those Bullets Trevor they do look good. Regards Stephen
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    06-20-2019, 01:47 AM
    I have been know to relocate a couple of scrub turkeys myself over the years, I like them next to the baked potatoes myself. I used to shoot the odd goanna in the fowl coop as a kid but like to see them around now. Regards Stephen
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    06-19-2019, 04:20 PM
    What a brilliant and simple idea, as simple as I am I never thought of it. Regards Stephen
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    06-19-2019, 04:04 PM
    Stephen Cohen replied to a thread Large egg pod? in Our Town
    I imagine bugs are similar in the US, I would guess its a spider pod if it looked like it was spun, if it looked like a foam it may well be a preying mantas, But I could be wrong. Regards Stephen
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    06-18-2019, 05:12 AM
    Haha I remember seeing this when you first posted it, I had to admit my eyes watered with the crack about the gloves as I had only just visited my glove wearing doctor a few days earlier. For what its worth mate its a bloody good production an...
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    06-18-2019, 12:09 AM
    If you want to be real cheap use Rosella or such tomato sauce squeeze bottles, I have used them since I started. You may notice my Sir name is Jewish and Granma was Scottish you don't get no tighter than that. Regards Stephen
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    06-17-2019, 05:04 AM
    Yes point taken my friend, That is quiet a good idea, one I never thought of and it would prevent the variations in colour and getting up to temp That I mentioned, I have been so lucky from day one it has worked for me. I guess I have become quiet...
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    06-16-2019, 08:05 PM
    Lot of interesting views here and I have no doubt they work for those concerned. I have to throw in with Ausglock as I also find 2 to 2.5 KG of coated bullets is ideal size to test, which is pretty good considering my oven and trays only handle this...
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    06-16-2019, 06:27 AM
    I'm 50s vintage, maybe it was a Murwillumbah and Lismore thing that is where I lived then, and we still used the old currency those days. Regards Stephen
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    06-16-2019, 04:28 AM
    As a young apprentice cabinet maker I was shown how to repair scratches in laminex using hair spray. I have sprayed a few rifle stocks with hair spray over the years and all have stood up quiet well, but I do try and treat my rifles kindly and...
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    06-16-2019, 04:08 AM
    I was given some Clip on wheel weight lead that had similar problem. I put a tablespoon of sulphur in the mix and a porridge like scum come to the top and I scooped this off and chucked it. Be warned do not breath in the fumes from this and the...
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    06-16-2019, 03:58 AM
    I cant be older than you by that much mate, but I remember buy nails buy the penny weight as a late as 1965 and then it all changed when dollar Bill did his song and dance routine prior to 14th Feb 1966, I could sing you the song if you like hahaha....
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    06-16-2019, 03:15 AM
    This is good advice, I did this from first use I would fill two cut sprue and leave them in place and pour 2 more and cut sprue, this way the cast in the mould helped get mould up to temp, my next step is to put a grub in the sprue plat bolt....
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    06-15-2019, 12:58 AM
    Yes seems we are somewhere in the same age group as I also remember Barry Jones beating him by one point and the whole final night was Barry Jones topics, I remember Barry had the nasty habit of asking for question to be repeated to give him more...
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    06-15-2019, 12:47 AM
    I usually use 120ml acetone to 20g powder and do 2 coats for pistol and 3 coats for rifle or the 460 SW. TonyN the colour will vary depending on heat you cook them at and how long you cook them but as long as they are cooked correctly they are fine...
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    06-14-2019, 08:52 AM
    That Singleton Museum had some wonderful Vietnam era firearms which proved too tempting to a soldier I knew of, his sticky fingers got him in some hot water as it seems pinching parts to reactivate an AK was frowned on by Police. I was surprised to...
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    06-14-2019, 06:44 AM
    Well I finally got to try out the new to me Candy Apple Red that Joe sent me, I got first coat on today before I went to range and will finish with two coats tomorrow. I was wondering how much I could dilute the mix with Acetone so I did some at...
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    06-13-2019, 08:37 PM
    As I am from a firearm oppressed country I urge all of you to take the time or you may end up as we in this country are, Suppressors are banned here as are many firearms. I would even sign myself if it would be of any help. Regards Stephen
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    06-13-2019, 12:08 AM
    There are commercial companies that put coating on in one coat but I have found the coating does not stick well, two coats will do the job very well. I coat 230gr .452 for mates and brother who has a 45 acp and two coats even works on cast fired in...
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    06-12-2019, 08:10 AM
    A good friend of mine uses his Martini cadet in Military shoots, he loads the heeled cast bullets that I coat with HI-Tek for him, he has found that accuracy improved out of site with this coating. Regards Stephen
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    06-10-2019, 02:50 AM
    Oh for the good old days of sanity and common sense, I still remember when all the bank clerks had one under the counter. Regards Stephen
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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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