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    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    For the cost of hydraulic forming you could pay half the cost of a new SAAMI chambered barrel that would avoid the need for case forming.
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    09-20-2020, 10:18 PM
    I have one a friend gave me when he got bored with it. We originally formed cases with the discontinued Lee dies. Since then I have found RCBS reloading dies and a set of RCBS forming and reaming dies. The cases are a chore to make but the barrel...
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    09-20-2020, 10:05 PM
    Of the most readily available cases the PPU is the best choice. The PPU case head is a little larger and the case walls are a little thicker at the junction of the case walls and the case head. If you analyze the reasons for brass failure ...
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    09-19-2020, 09:18 PM
    1. The best way to deal with galling is to prevent it by using plenty of a high quality lube. 2. To remove galling you can polish out a die - I have polished many dies. Then use plenty of lube. I polish dies at 250 to 400 rpm in a lathe with...
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    09-19-2020, 01:37 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Chinese f35 copy in Our Town
    I have worked for both government and civilian companies that had "secret" information. In my experience the civilian companies maintained a lot better control of secret information compared to the government contractors following government...
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    09-16-2020, 07:08 PM
    The Hornady gauge is chamfered on the edge of the datum bushings. This makes it read a few thousandths small when zeroed on the end of the bushing. So you cannot use the Hornady gauge to measure to the SAAMI dimensions unless you zero the caliper to...
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    09-14-2020, 02:09 AM
    The mini lathe will only fool you into thinking a real lathe until you try to run it. You are better off buying a real lathe.
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    09-04-2020, 12:14 PM
    To turn that ring groove would require a lathe and grinding a narrow slotting or parting tool.
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    09-04-2020, 11:22 AM
    I just use a hose to attach my stove to a 20 gallon bottle. No messing with small bottles for any purpose unless I go hunting and need a small easily portable source of gas. Over the years I have found (2) 20 lb bottles attached to BBQ grills...
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    08-31-2020, 04:47 PM
    Painting miscellany The industrial green color so many things get painted with has been shown to be the easiest color on your eyes when exposed to it for long periods of time such as in a factory. The wrinkle finish is similar to the use of...
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    08-31-2020, 03:50 PM
    ok PM sent
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    08-30-2020, 10:09 PM
    The bullets do not get stuck but they do raise pressures compared to a groove dia bullet.
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    08-30-2020, 05:24 PM
    45-70, 40-65, 50-70 and 45-90 brass is left hard by Starline. It all needs to be annealed for long life.
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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