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    09-29-2020, 08:26 PM
    alamogunr replied to a thread Look what I found in Our Town
    The first time I ever saw a tachometer, I had to check the rpm of a horizontal lathe machining a cast iron brake drum(remember those?). It required me to stick my hand inside the drum along side the tool holder and hold the wheel mounted on the...
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    09-29-2020, 12:47 PM
    I haven't been reloading long enough to have any "vintage" powder cans. I've accumulated enough 8 lb jugs that I did not want to drag out every time I set up to use a particular powder, so I bought a single 1 lb can of each so I could keep out a...
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    09-28-2020, 11:04 AM
    Years ago when I had a large quantity of SOWW to melt, I also had a large quantity of orangey(?) smelling degreaser that the company I worked for was letting employees have if they brought their container. I soaked the adhesive off the WW and then...
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    09-28-2020, 10:48 AM
    alamogunr replied to a thread Handloader magazine in Our Town
    I've got all the print issues of Handloader. Acquired the older ones from various sellers incl. Ebay. Been a subscriber for approx. the last 20 years. I've got a weakness for complete collections of various publications. I finally quit...
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    09-27-2020, 08:56 PM
    Several years ago I had a friend whose son was in the Navy Submarine Service. He said that when the ship(sub) came home from a long voyage, probably long time submerged, they were commanded to toss their tools overboard before docking to make room...
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    09-26-2020, 11:01 AM
    For the last several years(all I'm aware of) solder has been specified as Tin(Sn)/Lead(Sb). For about the last 20 or so years, all solder I have seen uses this convention. I don't know about many years ago. Convention could have changed. In...
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    09-24-2020, 11:41 PM
    The only thing it put in my downloads folder was the executable file to repeat the download. I don't need 2 of those floating around somewhere in this darn computer. Thanks anyway. I've got the hard copy.
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    09-24-2020, 01:53 PM
    I went to that site and found the Lyman #3 Cast Bullet Manual but when I went thru the download procedure I couldn't find the manual. Where does it put the result? Just wanted it for convenience. My #3 is in the shop and sometimes I want to...
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    09-24-2020, 12:56 PM
    alamogunr replied to a thread Alloy issues? in Cast Boolits
    Regardless, 40% tin or 60% tin, it shouldn't make a substantial difference in the alloy unless you are aiming for a very high percentage of tin like 20%+.
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    09-24-2020, 11:30 AM
    alamogunr replied to a thread Alloy issues? in Cast Boolits
    I hate to disagree with anyone, but everything I have found shows tin/lead as the convention for specifying solder. I have several 25# rolls of 40/60 solder that are labeled Sn40/Pb60. I wish it was the other way around but I know that when it...
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    09-24-2020, 11:04 AM
    This! +1 Both our landline and cell phones have provision for blocking numbers. We've received two calls this morning that showed "BLOCKED" on caller ID. My cell phone has a list of blocked #'s a mile long. I've found that being cute does...
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    09-21-2020, 03:46 PM
    Wasn't Proto bought out by Stanley. I haven't seen them in a long time. I have a few Proto tools. The first wrenches I bought after college was a set of Proto metric combination wrenches. Went from 10mm to 19 mm. Since then I've ended up with a...
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    09-21-2020, 09:49 AM
    +1 I've had mine for many years and have probably acquired fewer guns than many licensee's but the convenience is well worth it. At my age I doubt that I will renew when it expires. That may(or may not) trigger an inspection. I'm not sure why...
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    09-19-2020, 04:40 PM
    "Hell is truth seen too late": Thomas Hobbes
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    09-19-2020, 12:34 PM
    I only posted that because I didn't want to be criticized for shooting a single action with only one hand. BTW, a 5 shot .45 Colt has quite a bit of recoil too if loaded to its potential.
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    09-19-2020, 12:23 PM
    I've been watching that video every so often for several years. It is how I learned to handle the recoil from my Linebaugh .475 L. I only shoot it when I am alone at the range. Easier for me since I'm retired. If someone shows up while I'm...
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    09-17-2020, 09:07 AM
    I have a pair of Past shooting gloves. Have had for several years. I didn't use them much for awhile because recoil didn't bother me that much except for the Blackhawk w/square back trigger guard. Now I use them for shooting midrange loads of the...
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    09-14-2020, 09:39 AM
    Been wearing Texas jeans for about 15 years. Found out about them on this forum back then. Duluth jeans are definitely not for us senior citizens. They short the zippers about 2". Not good in an emergency.
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    09-13-2020, 09:16 PM
    Sorry! I gave conflicting information in my post. The Arsenal mold(429215) is for my Browning BL-92 in .44 Mag. That is the gun I'm hoping to have better luck with.
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    09-12-2020, 09:18 PM
    Tell that to my wife!
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    09-12-2020, 12:06 PM
    A little late but thought I would add what little I know. I've had a Rossi .357 for several years and had about given up on an accurate load. Recently I bought an Arsenal 429215 SWC Clone mold from a member here. The weight is listed as 225 gr. ...
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    09-11-2020, 11:58 AM
    A few years ago member here offered 7/8-14 taps for either free or shipping only. I don't really remember. I do remember thanking him but should have gone further and named him as a "Straight Shooter +. I've used it to follow threads on new...
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    09-08-2020, 02:01 PM
    alamogunr replied to a thread in Our Town
    I've only dealt with them once but was completely satisfied. I suppose shipping could have been a little faster but it didn't make any difference to me. As I posted somewhere else, prices have increased due to the pandemic but when I looked at SG...
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    09-08-2020, 12:26 PM
    In another #55 thread, Jsm180 posted a link to instructions which include a parts diagram. Number 17 on the parts list is a 7/8X14 Adapter(7392036). This should be cheaper than just about any other solution. ...
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    09-06-2020, 10:03 AM
    I just went to the Lyman site to investigate replacement parts for the 55. All I could find was a diagram titled #55 Classic Black Powder Measure. Are the parts the same?
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    09-04-2020, 07:32 PM
    alamogunr replied to a thread Which Air Rifle? in AirGuns
    You have reason to be pleased. Some might have been surprised at your shot going thru the 3/4 plywood. I'm not. I was surprised when a shot from my Weirhrauch HW95 went thru 3/8 plywood and took a chunk out of the backside. Gives you a whole new...
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    09-04-2020, 10:38 AM
    I hope that is a well supported floor!
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    09-04-2020, 09:48 AM
    I'm curious. How do you access the ingots? Do you always work out of the top box? My boxes(not as nice as yours), hold 100 lbs and I can only lift them to move them a very short distance. Granted, my age enters into that, but I think that...
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    09-03-2020, 09:35 PM
    I haven't actually loaded these yet but I think I would rather trust this bullet than a SWC similar to a H&G 68.
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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