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    05-25-2018, 06:11 PM
    Yah, Maine ain't what it was. Big money moved in from Boston and New Yawk. Portland is now San Fran Freako East. My 2nd daughter is living there with her banker hubby, and they keep pressing me to visit, but I remember what it was when I were...
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    05-24-2018, 11:46 PM
    I think pan lubing birds would be cruel. My history with pan lubing boolits isn't stellar, either. I'd only do it today when I haven't time to buy or make the proper die for my lubrisizers. For low-power pistol boolits, (i.e. .32 Long...
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    05-24-2018, 11:35 PM
    How about forming capsules with papier-mache around a plastic mandrel?
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    05-24-2018, 11:30 PM
    I use Smucker's Natural peanut-butter jars. Acetone and even ether cannot get past the seal in that metal screw-on cap. I also keep the nitrocellulose dope (lacquer) and thinner for my model airplane building in them. In the kitchen, they store...
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    05-23-2018, 06:00 AM
    I've read that the forager rounds were meant to be used in a trapdoor shotgun. Apparently frontier units were supplied with one or two of these, for the obvious purpose. That they existed is confirmed by the fact that they have shown up on...
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    05-20-2018, 04:49 PM
    As Pietro posted, DON'T remove metal to solve that problem. Make a steel plug of O.D. equal to the chamber ID less .001". Carefully file a flat on it just deep enough to let it slip in past the displaced metal. Best to harden it to something...
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    05-12-2018, 12:49 PM
    A common viewpoint, but in fact the machines do a far better job than humans can. There is plenty of critical thinking involved in setting up a machine to do the job we did. A typical engine block would consume 2000 hours or more just in...
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    05-12-2018, 05:56 AM
    Interesting. Like I said, I have never seen that kind before, and I'm old enough the remember when Eisenhower was elected. Yes, Ramset is a trade name, althought it's becoming generic, like Scotch Tape. It would be interesting to empty those...
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    05-12-2018, 05:46 AM
    Ruger 10/22. It wouldn't shoot anything well. Sold it to my county sheriff. I hope he's forgotten where he got it by now.
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    05-12-2018, 05:42 AM
    One reason that hand gaging tools like mikes are not in demand is that so much precision gaging is now done by automated machines like CMMs. And parts machining is also automated. Even the work done by the old time toolmakers is now done with CNC,...
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    05-07-2018, 03:47 AM
    We who are shooting .32 rimfires are using adapters made from .32 S&W brass, and use .22 caliber Ramset charges with a 90 grain 299153 bullet. I prefer #2 power level. The #3 is a little bit too powerful except in strong actions, and #4 is too...
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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