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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:21 AM
    I would definitely use a grease cookie with BP.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    I would recommend putting a ramrod down the bore, and comparing on the outside to see how much breech plug you have. The breech plug should have as much length as the bore diameter.
    65 replies | 1863 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 10:53 AM
    I moved your thread.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 10:22 AM
    I've seen vintage collections of half-jackets for sale in the S&S section on occasion. I don't know of anyone manufacturing and selling them? Here are a couple threads with some info on making them. ...
    4 replies | 132 view(s)
  • No_1's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 AM
    Message sent to TxSlade for a status update. Robert
    23 replies | 1480 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    Optics Planet has the 311 in stock.
    7 replies | 157 view(s)
  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:53 AM
    Hello OldBearHair, That is a good test also. You would have had to heat the blade and coating very hot to set coating. Before I was making coatings for cast, I was making a coating that would be used by industry. Some of these, required to have...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 07:24 PM
    The results of our seminar. As one member put it. Hi Tek stole the stage on this event Well done Michael, May be you should do more such seminars, that will also empower hobbyists with being confident with casting their own. Hi-Tek
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 02:30 PM
    If I were to experiment with exotic boolits, I wouldn't use any for self-defense and I wouldn't sell any and I wouldn't use any while hunting game where a license is required. The bulk of the laws pertaining to such, are written around those...
    10 replies | 477 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 12:27 PM
    I wish I would have known Gene was bringing his guitar along. We've been playing together for over thirty years. This shoot only lasts for around 6 hours, yet we had people drive 200 miles to be here. Started out cold, my truck was still covered...
    3 replies | 181 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:36 PM
    why would you want to blend Aluminum and lead? I've heard of others casting Zinc cannon balls. If I didn't want to reinvent the wheel? I'd use Zinc.
    6 replies | 272 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 09:55 PM
    When I make dry Beans (pintos or navy or cowpeas), I use a regular pressure cooker and add the correct amount of water and do the quick soak version in the pressure cooker (2 minutes at Pressure). After I drain the beans after the quick soak, I run...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 11:17 AM
    If you have the correct Mill bit, it is very easy. Ranch Dog offered that service on his molds when he was selling 6 cav Lee customs in his designs...I have one 41 mag 155gr RF mold from him that had the GC shank Milled for PB. If this mold is...
    16 replies | 443 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:40 AM
    I agree, and am glad the two I own were purchased when they were valued under $1k BUT...Be patient, while I don't think the 'online' prices will go down much for older nice 57 and 657 and 58, I do think, that since there is a GOP president and...
    124 replies | 6082 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:27 AM
    Shark Tank :holysheep Since others are suggesting some 'far-out' ideas, I'll throw that one out there ;) LOL :p :lovebooli
    29 replies | 752 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:23 AM
    I have not...I do plan to transfer it to Capital One and keep it, as it has a large credit limit...but I doubt it'll get much use, other than for credit report purposes. I have a couple other accounts with Capital One and have the online...
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    10-13-2018, 10:16 AM
    Some years ago, I bought a unfired S&W Model 25-3 125th Anniversary Commemorative in presentation box (made in 1977?), 45 colt. It was beautiful, but had WAAAAY oversized throats, like .455 and they each varied more than they should. I re-sold it...
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    10-13-2018, 10:02 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    While I haven't had my coffee yet...I'm not even into this cortisone shot 24 hours yet, as the Doc said it'll feel great in the first few hours, due to a numbing agent...and it did, but the real effect may take 2 to ten days...and this morning, it...
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    10-13-2018, 09:50 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    Speaking of different procedures/injections...I don't recall the name or many of the details, but my friend had something like Tennis elbow, caused at work, by lifting/adjusting heavy rolls of paper above head level. He had a procedure that removed...
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 06:41 AM
    Well done! A blued Ruger Redhawk with a 4" or 5.5" barrel is my handgun holy grail! A 5.5" SRH in 44Mag is as close as I've got so far. Any pics? If I ever end up with one, it will be wearing pseudo Ivory grips not long after I get ahold of it..
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 12:02 AM
    I am not a fan of RCBS dies, due to their internal groove that can catch a GC. But the few I have had, all fit and worked in my Lyman 45. I've never owned a RCBS LAM. Also, check prices at Optics planet for Lyman dies. some of the sizes are...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 08:54 PM
    Search "Beagleing". I think that is spelled right. Tells you how to make your mold cast larger.
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    10-12-2018, 08:53 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Carrumba! in Cast Boolits
    Along with a cold mold, try tipping the mold as you fill.
    16 replies | 663 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 08:50 PM
    Fun video, and good shooting. I'd like to see Jerry Michelek do the exercise!
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  • No_1's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 05:02 PM
    6 molds for $75 shipped? I'll take them! PM sent.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 04:11 PM
    Well, I wish you the best! FYI, I recently seen a documentary on Tabasco and Avery Island There is secrecy and security (to say the least) involved with name brand hot sauces. https://www.tabasco.com/visit-avery-island/
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    10-12-2018, 03:53 PM
    One possible problem...as least for us in MN. Depending on where you live and how consistent you climate is, Growing hot peppers can be challenging...they need a fairly long hot season. Some years, we in southern MN can produce Hot peppers, some...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 03:41 PM
    I can't say anything about the 45-70 BUT... When I was ready to buy a 41 Mag Henry, I looked at the Brass one and the Steel. The brass rifle felt far heavier, but it sure was pretty. Since I bought it for shooting and possibly critter control, I...
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    10-12-2018, 01:13 PM
    IMHO, the NYT is published exclusively for those who live closest to the tall buildings of large Cities (AKA: the blue areas of voter maps). I haven't read anything, ever, in the NYT that gave me, even the smallest bit of edification, in...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 12:54 PM
    Here are a couple old threads with suggestions http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?37734-How-to-melt-antimony http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?194920-Does-anyone-have-the-antimony-man-instructions I think...
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    10-12-2018, 12:46 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    The tear is suspected, they'd need to do a MRI to confirm it's actually torn. Scoping it would be discussed after an MRI. Honestly, they gave me the choice today on what to do, ...I chose an injection and see how that goes.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 12:23 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe started a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    I've had bad knees most of my life. This week was a bad week for my right knee...I won't type out all the details, as it'll take an hour or two. Anyway, after a minor twist incident to my right knee yesterday, and more pain then has ever...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 12:04 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Sheep shears in Our Town
    We used to hire a couple Amish guys to shear ours. Electric clippers, and man, could those guys de-fuzz a sheep fast!
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 11:46 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread afternarket saftes in Military Rifles
    I've tried pretty much all of them over the years. The only one I found absolutely dependable and easy to manipulate is the Winchester style three position safety. They used to be made by Gentry, no idea if they are still available. I think there...
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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