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  • beltfed's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 10:53 AM
    Attached are PICS of my DDEPP 370 gr bullet with 100yds group and of all my 40 cal bullets. the Elliptical Minigroove tapered/2 dia bullet is second from right. beltfed/arnie
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    09-17-2018, 10:46 AM
    Kokomo Kid, To answer your first question "anyone out there using two diameter gg bullets effectively. I have used my 40 cal Elliptical Minigroove bullet very successfully. It is tapered or you could say two diameter such that the front bands...
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  • DCM's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 11:10 AM
    260Rem
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  • beltfed's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 09:33 AM
    Indeed. I am now working with a DDEPP bullet for my 12 twist 40-72: Its 1.54" long, 440gr, and has a 0.125" long base band that patches up to the I.D. of the case mouth. The rest of the bullet is "patch to bore" diameter to start out...
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    09-15-2018, 11:43 PM
    Flatsguide, I patch my DDEPP bullets dry. Then, just a touch of moisture on seam and paper rolled/tucked over base, then stand them a few minutes on a warm hotplate to iron down the base paper. they stay together nicely until I slip fit them...
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    09-15-2018, 10:02 PM
    DCM replied to a thread Timber (My Avatar) Has Cancer in Our Town
    Very sorry for your loss, this all sounds way too familiar to our family.
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    09-15-2018, 09:51 PM
    DCM replied to a thread Mold and mildew ? in Our Town
    Vinegar
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    09-14-2018, 09:49 PM
    Your PID needs to go between the switch for the heating element and the hot plate at 120VAC. Leave all of the stirring circuit alone. Depending on your choice of PID it will Likely require a 120V hot and neutral plus a hot jumper for the control...
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  • DCM's Avatar
    09-14-2018, 09:31 PM
    I would not trust that the last person who did it, did it to My OCD specifications Ever. YMMV Agree with post #4. I have seen way too many folks AssUme that the last guy did it right only to find they are wrong.
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    09-14-2018, 09:15 PM
    DCM replied to a thread email to text question in Our Town
    Yup just hit reply and they will most likely get it. I email to text and vice versa regularly at work.
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  • beltfed's Avatar
    09-14-2018, 10:35 AM
    My load goes just over ACTUAL 1400fps over my Oehler Chrono from my 30" barreled HiWall beltfed/arnie
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    09-14-2018, 10:33 AM
    Note that the bullet has a base band that patches up to FF case I.D./Freebore and body that patches up to bore dia for perfect concentricity beltfed/arnie
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    09-14-2018, 10:32 AM
    binski, You might want to try a DDEPP bullet: DualDiameterEllipticalPP such as mine in your 16 twist 40-65. Load : 371 gr DDEPP over 74.5 gr Swiss 1.5/0.060 LDPE wad,Fed 150 LP primer It is stabile out to 1K. See PIC for 100yds group and of...
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    09-13-2018, 07:31 PM
    DCM replied to a thread Tire recommendations in Our Town
    These are on a 3/4 ton with a very large and heavy plow.
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    09-13-2018, 07:18 PM
    The carbine length gas system functions well IME.
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    09-12-2018, 07:58 PM
    I have had nothing but bad luck with "lead free" primers. I sure hope they improve the formulations as they will likely ban the good ones sooner or later. :(
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    09-12-2018, 07:46 PM
    DCM replied to a thread fed ex ammo shipping. NO MORE in Our Town
    Our local fedup has not accepted ammo for many years now. I believe it to be an anti gun employee thing as she told me that fedup never ships ammo, I had just received ammo from a retailer that was clearly marked as such so they were the first stop...
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    09-11-2018, 11:30 PM
    DCM replied to a thread Yellow Jackets in Our Town
    Brake cleaner in the hole, on the attacking pests in the air and on any stings. I don't normally recommend getting it on your skin as it will dry it out Fast, but it dries out the stings really fast! Just don't get it in your eyes!!! Burns Bad.
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    09-11-2018, 11:14 PM
    DCM replied to a thread Tire recommendations in Our Town
    They put a set of Patagoanias (sp?) on one of our plow trucks over a year ago any we are actually very happy with them. We knew they were trying to save a buck and have called them Petunias but they have actually turned out to be a very good value...
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    09-11-2018, 11:01 PM
    Sad but true.
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    08-24-2018, 08:49 PM
    Swivel, adjustable office chair for me but sometimes I stand. Interesting to see all of the different setups people use.
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    08-24-2018, 08:42 PM
    Interesting, please keep us posted.
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    08-24-2018, 08:21 PM
    I was told that their must be something wrong with it because one needs to add fruit to it to taste good.
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    08-24-2018, 07:59 PM
    Criterion or Liberty Criterion links are already listed above so here is one for the liberty https://shop.saternbarrels.net/products/24-m1-garand-replacement I have used Criterion on other calibers with excellent results the same applies to...
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  • DCM's Avatar
    08-21-2018, 09:14 PM
    This! A person needs to control Their gun and hit what they are aiming at. Just like hunting well placed shots matter more than all other factors. Good info here https://www.ballisticstudies.com/Knowledgebase/Effective+Game+Killing.html
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    08-21-2018, 09:03 PM
    DCM replied to a thread cell phone boosters in Our Town
    If your phone has Bluetooth you can leave it on an upper level where it gets reception and connect it to something like this that will work through the house. There are others makes, models and manufacturers. I have been using an older Siemens model...
    19 replies | 878 view(s)
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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
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