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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    Today, 08:04 PM
    Well done, a great rifle (if I was in the WW1 trenches however, I would have preferred a SMLE, which I feel is the ultimate wallow in the mud and come up trumps battle bolt rifle, but the Springfield is an extraordinarily fine and accurate rifle). ...
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    Today, 10:23 AM
    Alox is the "smoky" ingredient in many boolit lubes. You may find that a lube without Alox will be less smoky. FYI: I've used BAC and BAC is a great lube, but the A in BAC stands for Alox. ALSO, some powders burn more smoky than others, and...
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    Today, 10:15 AM
    If you want to switch to powerpistol, I'd use published data as a starting point, instead of "Looking at the burn rate charts" and concluding from that "...seems that charges would be VERY close". regarding the "FILTHY UNIQUE", if you don't get...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Today, 09:27 AM
    Thanks for clarification. Can you wipe out the residue, or is it bonded to bore? If coating is bonded to bore, that coating was not cured. Heat will and can re-activate not correctly cured coating, and whilst it is reacting/crosslinking with...
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    Today, 07:02 AM
    Your picture is blurred. What coating did you shoot? Is your barrel gold or is that coating deposit, cant tell from picture what you are trying to show.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 AM
    That is great shooting. What was the spread on the target? What did you shoot it with, & load. Now, Ausglock is worried you will take his
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    Today, 12:29 AM
    bstone5 It is most difficult to melt in Copper metal by simply placing it into molten Lead. The melting point/solubility of the coin is much too high. To get some mixing into Molten Lead, you need temperatures for the Lead to reach around 800C ....
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    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Asking for prayer in Our Chapel
    Prayers sent.
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    Yesterday, 04:09 PM
    Hi Avenger, I do not think that you hijacked this conversations. I am sure that all who contributors really are upset about such family crisis matters and would not consider any ill feelings towards your posts. I always place family first and most...
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    Yesterday, 04:03 PM
    Petander I sent you a PM.
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    Yesterday, 12:53 AM
    Hello Avenger 442, I am truly shocked and have a great deal of sorrow with this news. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. Please keep in touch as possible. Kindest regards to you and your family Joe
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 09:03 PM
    Elkins45, It may be possible, you may have a special alloy of Lead that has a low melting point. Years ago, where I worked, we had to get a special alloy of Lead, that melted at much lower temperatures than normal alloys. We used this low melting...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 01:31 PM
    Thanks for support Slide, you also have done many tests and published results, and all members on this site benefitted greatly. Your work and input is much appreciated.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 12:49 PM
    Petander, good points. However, all of these points and publications are based on reproducibility of a specific products finished looks. Many don't care about colour, but you would be surprised at just how many want to get exactly the same...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 10:13 AM
    Sounds like it was setup as a prairie dog gun. Depending on??? Prairie dog shootin can burn up a lot of ammo. As to the rifling, does it look to have sharp lands and grooves? or do they look smoothed out.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 04:20 AM
    Petander, A local manufacturer coated Jacketed and Plated alloy with our Old Gold coating. The aim was to stop Copper deposits, remove need for corrosive Copper removing chemicals that end up damaging the Bore. It worked great. Barrels were clean...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 03:25 AM
    Please refer to attached and determine things for your self. Heat reflecting Over Cooked and smash test results
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    04-23-2018, 11:37 PM
    “The Toast Test”. I bought my convection oven years ago. It as dual squirrel cage fans and moves a lot of air. It was sold as a “parts only” oven, but when I got it working, the first thing I did was a “Toast Test”. My oven now makes absolutely...
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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