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    06-27-2017, 11:26 AM
    As long as it doesn't deteriorate into argument, conversations are good. One may learn something (or not). In the end we all make our own decisions.
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    06-26-2017, 12:14 PM
    I have a book called "Chainsaw Lumber Making" by Will Malloff. It contains pretty much all you need to know about making lumber out of raw logs. It has plans for building your own "Mill". We (my boys and I) made two units out of salvaged material...
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    06-24-2017, 11:01 AM
    Raised on a small farm in central Manitoba. Left school at age 17 with a partial grade 11 (knew it all, dontcha know?). Had several short term jobs in the first year or so and then went to work in the plywood manufacturing industry in British...
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    06-21-2017, 07:32 PM
    Red River Rick posted last on June 6, 2017, so I suspect he is still with us. Use the search and then click on a thread and scroll until you find a posting from him. Then you can send him an "E" mail.
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    06-19-2017, 02:31 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Kokanee fishing! in Our Town
    Reading about Kokanee fishing got the juices flowing so for Fathers Day the wife and I went fishing for them. The closest place I could find stocked with them was Newlin Res about a 100 miles from here. We got up about 5am and were on the road just...
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    06-17-2017, 10:33 AM
    blackthorn replied to a thread 57 years and counting in Our Town
    From our house to yours---congratulations and best wishes into the coming years! When you do it right ---you do it right!
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    06-15-2017, 08:56 PM
    "I had seen a FMJ bullit stuck halfway in a 30-06 barrel.The solution was simpel.A case filled with a normal powder load , a little dacron. Fired , and the bullit was removed." This is the post I replied to, the 12" in the barrel was just an...
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    06-14-2017, 09:02 PM
    sounds right to me!
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    06-14-2017, 11:24 AM
    As country gent suggests create a false shoulder to set headspace, I use a slight crush fit, fireform and neck size only on future reloadings. If after several loadings you have trouble chambering rounds you may have to FL resize this brass, if so...
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    06-14-2017, 10:22 AM
    Not recommending it sounds like good advice!:goodpost:
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    06-14-2017, 09:52 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Kokanee fishing! in Our Town
    I've caught them through the ice jigging a Swedish pimple tipped with maggot or white corn. In the fall around spawn I've landed many on a lime green Needlefish spoon and trolling cowbells or ford fenders with rubber band set up and corn. I haven't...
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    06-13-2017, 01:20 PM
    This would be a good test for Larry to do for the forum though. Lets say take his favorite 06 equipped with a strain gauge, drive a 150 grain Hornady spire point 12 inches into the barrel and load a case with 49 grains of 4895 topped off with a wad...
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    06-12-2017, 10:47 PM
    Sounds dangerous! Normal power load, hum what is the load density now that you have a "chamber" X 2 or 3 volume with a nice WAD of dacron to compress air and clobber that stuck projo, sounds like SEE waiting to happen. Hatcher tried it once and...
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    06-11-2017, 11:07 PM
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    06-11-2017, 10:58 PM
    If you have a copy of Hanloaders Digest 12Th Edition 1990(27 years ago) open it to page 128. The article is titled Shooting Zinc in Big Bores, by Karl Bosselmann, about five pages long with test data for Zamak cast bullets. Veral Smith made him 3...
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    06-11-2017, 10:29 PM
    If lead has a BHN of 5, zinc approx 50, copper/ gilding metal just over 100 what makes you think you will wear the barrel out? Most barrels are "shot out" by throat erosion not friction wearing the lands down, the lands are usually damaged by...
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    06-11-2017, 10:30 AM
    That sounds dangerous and I would expect at the least a bulged/ruined barrel, maybe lost fingers, eye or worse.
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    06-07-2017, 01:46 PM
    I've used the 70 Speer semi pointed in my Savage 223 with 1:9 twist, Win 748 is the powder to push it 3k out of 22 inch barrel with fine accuracy, under moa at 200 yds. I could be wrong but think your 1995 Mark II 223 has a 1:12 twist.
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    06-07-2017, 01:33 PM
    Lets see some extra crispy targets!:razz:
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    06-07-2017, 10:49 AM
    blackthorn replied to a thread Bhn ? in Cast Boolits
    Could you please expand on the above? I would like to know how (based on what) you arrived at that conclusion.
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    06-07-2017, 10:23 AM
    Or yo daughter done hooked up with a young silver tunged devil!
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    06-07-2017, 09:59 AM
    Very nice! I bet your shop helper will get a lot of fun out of shooting it.
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    06-04-2017, 07:03 PM
    My Dad used to plug all the holes he could find and then run a hose into one hole and hook it up to the tail-pipe on the truck. He let it idle for an hour or so and we had no mole problems for some time after. That general type system also worked...
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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