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    Today, 03:02 AM
    :holysheep There's only about ten generations of toolmakers, machinists, CNC programmers, and process engineers who will be amazed to learn THAT. Reason to not use mills in a drillpress is that the chuck can easily come loose from the spindle...
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    Yesterday, 06:01 PM
    Got a 1912 German single-shot with a period Zeiss scope on it that has the inverted post. Takes some getting used to. Was said to make holding over easier, and I can see how it would.
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    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    Ditto. Burning the junk off does the melt no harm. Any residue floats on top to be skimmed pff. I once reduced ~400 lbs of X-ray shielding that had some sort of contact adhesive and slivers of wood all over one side. Did it outdoors and downwind...
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    Yesterday, 08:14 AM
    Changing the mass distribution along the barrel would move the primary node. That's what a "tuner" does. Damping cannot. Basic physics.
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    11-25-2020, 07:51 PM
    Thin cork sheet used to be sold to line mechanics' toolbox drawers. McMaster-Carr has it in a myriad of thicknesses. https://www.mcmaster.com/cork-sheets Still used a lot for gaskets.
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    11-25-2020, 12:09 PM
    Occurs to me that the old time bench shooters like Chas. Rowland were onto something when they placed the forward rest right at the muzzle.
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    11-25-2020, 10:13 AM
    Putting a dampener at the stationary node shouldn't have much of an effect. Damping only can extract energy from something that is moving. Or did I read that wrong.?
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    11-25-2020, 12:54 AM
    I have both. I use both. Never any problems with either, but I admit to being marginally more partial to Al for some minor favors he did me a while ago. I use a toggle-clamp handle set I got from BuffaloArms. It fits both makers' moulds...
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    11-25-2020, 12:40 AM
    1980s I'm sure. Still have some from Dad's kit for reloading .35 Rem for his deer rifle. I won't use 'em. Keepsakes.
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    11-25-2020, 12:22 AM
    You're 'sposta take a deep breath then let out all the way before beginning your hold. Harry Pope said so.
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    11-24-2020, 02:30 PM
    Now there is a real good use for 3D printing. Bravo!
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    11-24-2020, 01:03 AM
    All of the above. Especially the bit about annealing only half of the neck. If you get down into the shoulder you will have shoulders collapsing. I've been expanding .17 WSM (rimfire) all the way to .257 to make .25 Stevens rimfire for some...
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    11-22-2020, 07:32 PM
    Shame you are not in the USA. Half a dozen sellers have them. Lyman, Brownells, Montana Vintage Arms, Dixie Gun Works. . . . . . . .
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    11-22-2020, 02:48 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Ammo ?? in Our Town
    Face it folks, what with the exploding demand for ammo, the Remington debacle, and dearth of primers coming in from overseas, (Russia, S&B, et.al.), there ain't gonna BE any primers for a long while. Plan accordingly. This will mean ceasing or at...
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    11-22-2020, 02:16 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Ammo ?? in Our Town
    I'm retired, almost immobilized with low back pain, trapped at home by COVID lockdowns. I could do this, but jeeez, even I have a life!
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    11-22-2020, 11:43 AM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Ammo ?? in Our Town
    Show us where any primer type is in stock at any of those online suppliers. Or any other online supplier for that matter. Bids on Gunbroker are stratospheric: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/884683907 https://www.gunbroker.com/item/885004244...
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    11-22-2020, 05:39 AM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Ammo ?? in Our Town
    That brass would be a valuable reloaders' resource. . . . . . IF there were primers.
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    11-21-2020, 09:13 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Ammo ?? in Our Town
    Interesting point about the Remington bankruptcy. And Vista redirecting some CCI primers to Remington. And the dearth of foreign-sourced primers. The days of doing multiple mag dumps for the fun of it are over. Start thinking like we...
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    11-21-2020, 02:56 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Ammo ?? in Our Town
    It's not hoarding until you've exceeded a lifetime supply. Over several decades, buying stuff I didn't need immediately is why I have adequate supplies of now-unobtainable brass for calibers like 11mm Mauser, .25-20 Stevens (Single Shot), .22...
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    11-20-2020, 02:47 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Ammo ?? in Our Town
    Went by my FFL this morning. All he had left was some .32 S&W (the short kind). Since I have and old Iver Johnson revolver that takes it, I bought a box even though I don't really need it.
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    11-19-2020, 11:03 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Ammo ?? in Our Town
    War production consumed every bit of brass, primers, powder and bullets that the industry could produce. Our situation is unlike only in that it's a narrow sector of civilian demand that's soaking up all the resources, and even so is still unable...
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    11-19-2020, 10:14 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Ammo ?? in Our Town
    Yuuuuge demand for .22, common handgun rounds, common "black rifle" rounds is consuming all the brass and primers they can make. Hunting ammo gets the short stick. Too late to tool up to reload...there's no primers. During WW2 there was no...
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    11-17-2020, 08:08 PM
    That's an incredible story, the Willow Run plant. For some related reading, "My Life and Work" by Henry himself is highly recommended. No, at first Dad had a much more prosaic job keeping machinery that made rope from sisal fiber going. Marines...
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    11-17-2020, 06:56 PM
    You can still mingle in a way. Join the American Single Shot Rifle Association, or just lurk on their forum: http://www.assra.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl ASSRA has matches for .22 rifles, including postal matches so you don't have to travel....
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    11-17-2020, 03:50 PM
    OS OK - Imagine the fun the 19th century black-powder Schuetzen guys had. They'd fire a shot, then take five minutes to clean and dry the bore before the next one. They usually shot 100 rounds in a contest, so it took all day. But it was a...
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    11-17-2020, 03:40 PM
    The only ammo I dismantled much of was Thunderbolts. There I could easily find that bullet weight seemed to account for all of it. 20% of the ammo lot I weighed varied +/- a whole grain or more from the average. Pulling the bullets from the...
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    11-17-2020, 02:10 PM
    If your samole is not a fluke, that weight spread is pretty good for ordinary ammo. On par with CCI SV and some lots of MiniMags that I weighed. As good as the old Winchester T-22 "target" ammo, and slightly better than the lot Federal 711 I had...
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    11-15-2020, 06:54 AM
    What Ed said. ^^^^^^ I've had this happen in one of mine. In my case I didn't even dismantle the bolt, just blasted Brakleen through the firing pin hole. Field expedient, of necessity. Got home and did the same treatment with WD-40. I never...
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    11-15-2020, 06:46 AM
    OK, that tells us that the chamber in this rifle is long, relative to the ammo, even that with the greatest length base-to-drive band. You may therefor be at a dead end with this particular rifle. Something that has helped me in the past is...
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    11-15-2020, 12:31 AM
    OS OK is on a track which AFAIK hasn't been explored before, at least with respect to bulk ammo, i.e. whether variance in the depth of engagement of individual rounds with the leade has any detectable effect on the point of impact. (No doubt...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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