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    12-12-2018, 09:57 PM
    This gives me some hope. Mine has been useless at getting data for my .25 Stevens rimfire project. Small bullet at around 1100 fps MV, nothing I've done will make it see them.
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    12-12-2018, 05:19 PM
    In a word, no, it's not helpful.. The ammo isn't why your alleged cousin's alleged 141 wasn't shooting where you wanted it to. As much as I am a fan of the .35 Rem., the ammo makers are probably not. It has an almost unique base diameter,...
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    12-10-2018, 09:45 AM
    ?? This business of stacking springs ain't gonna do any good for sear longevity, never mind trigger pull. The old Stevens Model 44 single shots were well regarded for their light, crisp trigger. The secret, if there was one, was that the...
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    12-10-2018, 09:23 AM
    If you got that much metal out of your collected dross, you're not doing your fluxing thoroughly enough. There shouldn't be ANY metal in your dross.
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    12-10-2018, 09:06 AM
    Thunderduds richly deserve their epithet. Especially bad in old boys' rifles which had weak hammer fall even when they were new. Didn't matter when .22 cases were copper, but modern brass cases are stiffer. Duds aren't the only fault with...
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    12-10-2018, 08:57 AM
    Only difference between rifles made for Short/Long and Long Rifle is the twist rate. Shorts will work fine in a Long Rifle barrel. Wondering if the OP's 06 rifle has an excessively large chamber. That would let a lot of gas blow by until the...
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    12-09-2018, 10:11 PM
    There are sources for factory 9mm Flobert ammo. Unlike, say. .32 rimfire long and .25 Stevens. For the .32 we modify .32 S&W Long brass to make an adapter that uses either powder-actuated-tool blanks, or as I prefer, .22 "acorn" blanks as a...
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    12-09-2018, 08:50 PM
    I've flat ruined an aluminum mould by using a drywall screw to turn a lap. Screw worked right through, and the tip gouged the mould something awful. Since then I've drilled a small hole and used a suitably sized Torx bit. Drives well in both...
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    12-08-2018, 08:34 PM
    If it were caused by steel shot, the damage would be out in the choke, wouldn't it?
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    12-08-2018, 08:30 PM
    Power Pistol. Supposedly was formulated to make major in the 9mm. I only handload for a P-1 Walther, because it's fussy. From Glocks I know nothing. But you would expect that there would be some incentive for pistol makers to use a standard...
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    12-08-2018, 04:05 PM
    McMaster "Grade B7" threaded rods machine beautifully. I use 9/16-18 to make custom expander plugs for Lyman M-dies. 7/8-14 for special dies and die adaptors. Just bought some 7/16-20 to make expanders for 310 tong tool dies. McMaster has no...
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    12-07-2018, 05:08 PM
    I assume you mean BORE, as in tops of the lands? I remember having gauged one at .2135, using pin gauges. Ought to remember what gun it came from, but I don't at the moment. I have a pile of takeoff barrels that I use for rebarreling old single...
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    12-02-2018, 04:58 AM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Land line out in Our Town
    When mine was out for two weeks, AT&T at least had the decency to credit my account for the downtime. Hope they'll do that for you.
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    12-02-2018, 02:18 AM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Land line out in Our Town
    Can't corroborate what you claim. My geolocation never changes, either. Always a spot in Kansas. Nothing wrong with Hughes, unless you expect it to be something it's not. I'm not a gamer, never stream movies, never would even think of doing...
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    12-01-2018, 09:33 AM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Land line out in Our Town
    Been ten days. My IP address according to https://whatismyipaddress.com/ hasn't changed at all.
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    12-01-2018, 01:01 AM
    Download this: https://www.irfanview.com/ An image editor that's free for private use. Lets you resize, crop, and annotate photos in a wide variety of file formats. Also translate from one format to another. Those are the only four...
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    11-24-2018, 08:09 PM
    Legend has it that only girls were dextrous enough to patch .22 bullets in the days when they were loaded in factory ammunition in the late 1800s. I know I sure ain't. For a .228-groove Stevens single-shot I lapped out a Lee Bator mould. ...
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    11-20-2018, 12:12 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Land line out in Our Town
    Haven't done a rigorous observation, but as far as I can see my IP addy doesn't change day to day. Will keep a close watch for a few days and report back. BTW I avoid Guugle, and you should, too.
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    11-19-2018, 07:12 AM
    As someone has already pointed out, cramming a soft cast bullet into a case that's even .001 undersize effectively sizes that bullet down from what you had when you lubed it..
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    11-19-2018, 06:18 AM
    Same here, using a 160 gr. SWC cast of 50-50 Pb/wheelweights with 1% tin added. 9 grains is mild, 10 grains moderate, 11 grains is snappy. Blue Dot doesn't get the respect it deserves, IMHO.
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    11-19-2018, 05:10 AM
    I've got several expanders just for .38 Special. The temper of the brass alone makes it respond differently as it's expanded, so to get just the right sizing for my full wadcutter target loads I pick one or another as needed.
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    11-14-2018, 09:24 PM
    Best chance then is to watch Gunbroker for broken boxes of old stuff, then. Less-than-full with torn flaps etc. doesn't bring the high collector prices.
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    11-14-2018, 05:00 PM
    I make custom M die expanders in my lathe, starting with 9/16 - 18 threaded rod from McMaster-Carr. About $5.00 a foot in 1 foot in 3 foot lengths Part # 92580A125. Cuts and polishes beautifully. You get about 4 expanders per foot. More if...
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    11-14-2018, 04:45 PM
    There were small entries in The American Rifleman in the 1950s about trials of Kirksite bullets. In the Dope Bag column, I think. Would take me a long time to find 'em now. Kirksite is a zinc alloy primarily used for making tryout dies for sheet...
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    11-14-2018, 02:53 AM
    You may well have circumvented one problem with making adapters from existing brass. The web of a .32 S&W case isn't deep enough to provide support to the .22 case, so the .22 case expands forward of the web, making it very hard to press it out of...
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    11-14-2018, 02:41 AM
    Mat also be some unburned powder residue there, as well. Fire hazard.
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    11-14-2018, 02:39 AM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Land line out in Our Town
    Question, as long as we're talking about Magic Jack. I have AT&T landline. Living where I do there is no cell signal at all, and no possibility of Internet except satellite. The landline has gone out three times in the last 3-4 years, once for...
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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