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    popper replied to a thread Full auto .22 in Our Town
    Only full auto I've ever seen was marine at boot qual. Full auto BAR from the waist!. Don't want to be an ammo carrier for that or bazooka.
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    01-15-2021, 10:07 PM
    Doesn't appear to flow very well, try 250f for a while, then up to 400 for 15. Try some cotton gloves when shaking. Swirl a lot to get static and up/down to 'float' the powder. Tap off excess. Try thicker #5, thicker elec insulation works better.
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    01-15-2021, 11:18 AM
    popper replied to a thread Cadmium???? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Cad. is used in older rechargeable batteries. Also used in a lot of electronic stuff. Metallic version of flouride. Very good corrosion inhibitor, used in ship paint.
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    01-15-2021, 11:12 AM
    popper replied to a thread Electrical Question in Our Town
    In 74 house should have never been wired with Al. Al was outed in the 60s. Revamps are allowed with pigtail (screw version) or backstabbed (Al rated) sockets. Cu plated Al. is acceptable. Some F-P panels are 'claimed' to be fire hazards. Any...
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    01-14-2021, 11:13 PM
    popper replied to a thread Full auto .22 in Our Town
    Just ding the FP on your auto loader Did see the tube of guy cutting tree in half.
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    01-14-2021, 02:10 PM
    Keep the alloy temp below 220F and no effect on BHN. I wouldn't boil too long.
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    01-12-2021, 07:10 PM
    Look for JM stamped on barrel, not Rem. Late Rem s may be good - or NOT. What ever fits your budget, they al work. Trigger may seem funny as it is 'floppy'. Good bore is most important. If used, get 5 snap caps/dummy rnds to cycle - won't cycle or...
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    01-11-2021, 11:57 PM
    Pull the spindle and punch the case out. Leave out the pin next time. Or leave out the entire spindle. Vice grip above the nut & a hammer.
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    01-11-2021, 02:45 PM
    popper replied to a thread My first cast load. in Our Town
    Dumping straight from the mold into a glass of hot water helps harden them a tad as well. NOT! Cold H2O will. If you have a proper top punch just use it to tap the GC on, base on a steel plate. Hold the mould handles tight while the alloy is...
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    01-11-2021, 11:33 AM
    popper replied to a thread Long barreled pistol in Our Town
    'Super' Buntline special? How about the German anti-tank rifle. Shouldered by one and shot by the other.
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    01-08-2021, 01:08 PM
    Like others, had the cataract lens replacement several yrs back. They do make bi/tri focal implants. People I know that got them DON'T like them!! Cataracts fog you vision, replacement 'lens' gets everything brighter and blurryness is gone but...
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    01-08-2021, 12:54 PM
    HF white works fine when ESPC coating, poor for shake. It works fine mixed with 'good' shake powder. HF powder was very poor quality epoxy from India/Asia and all you can get now is OLD stock, HF stopped purchasing many yrs ago. Don't know if they...
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    01-08-2021, 12:41 PM
    GC's coming off hydraulically is real I read larry's write up of GC problem. Lino bad/#2 good IIRC. Not sure if it is really hydraulic/friction/work soften base. Seems like the GC shank was longer and smaller which is indicative of weakened alloy...
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    01-08-2021, 12:45 AM
    I use 145 & 170gr super in the BO, run the 170 @ 850 fps, fun. You could run the 100 gr soupcan seated real shallow. I've heard of running the 30 carbine mould for pests.
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    01-08-2021, 12:34 AM
    popper replied to a thread Gas check diameter in Cast Boolits
    GC shank should be ~0.297 or so. Snap them on and run through ~310 sizer. Goal is 310 body and GC OD.
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    01-08-2021, 12:22 AM
    SP slump. Needs to compare fn vs hp.
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    01-07-2021, 09:02 PM
    Small tank in back of pickup bed.
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    01-07-2021, 08:58 PM
    popper replied to a thread Reloader 7 in Our Town
    Yup, got em backwards. Reloder7 is very good rifle powder.
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    01-07-2021, 02:27 PM
    All this discussion is BS. The world is going to Hell in a 'hand basket' and the only real task God has given me is to plant the seed into as many as possible for their salvation. Churches have been steering away from this task for a LONG time,...
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    01-06-2021, 04:40 PM
    She got an air fryer as gift, small size, inside looks the same except for shield over heating elements vs a convection oven - higher fan speed and temp? Frying generally shorter high temp time to crisp outside without overcooking inside. INHO,...
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    01-06-2021, 04:28 PM
    Accurate 31-220D looks good for BO, just get PB. Profile of 31-185D works well in mine, just get longer body - it's similar to 150 GD ogive profile with blunt nose, Tom doesn't cut smaller than 0.18 meplat. I've heard the Lee does OK if GC added -...
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    01-03-2021, 04:14 PM
    popper replied to a thread Reloader 7 in Our Town
    It's Accurate Reloder 7 abbreviated Rl,Rx,Re but NOT Alliant #7 which is different.
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    01-03-2021, 04:03 PM
    out light shuts off but the temp. keeps rising another 10 or so degrees then falls down to set temp. Called overshoot. Do the autotune on a 'full' pot a couple times, then it will be OK. You will get a bit of overshoot later but just let it settle...
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    01-02-2021, 12:08 PM
    popper replied to a thread Hang fire in Our Town
    USN 5" procedure was (non-combat situation) 1/2hr wait, then whoever isn't liked gets to toss the rnd overboard, rest of turret is 'cleared'. Don't know what they would do with the 8" bag guns. Army probably same for 105 & 155. Old tanks didn't...
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    01-02-2021, 11:56 AM
    220 can be converted to 110? Nope but your house power IS 220 so a receptical can be made to work.
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    12-31-2020, 07:03 PM
    I hooked to the rods directly so the timer still works the fan. You did OK but might want to move the probe up some into the air flow. Fan blades look just bent up, still should work OK if not hitting anything. My oven gathers dust now, I use a hot...
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    12-31-2020, 02:38 PM
    Usually 39gr of H4895, haven't tried IMR version. Kinda bottom end load and I've gone higher but not much improvement other than some extra fps. Varget wasn't as good, nor ARcomp but they worked well for jacketed. Haven't anything slow like rl15.
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    12-30-2020, 08:39 PM
    popper replied to a thread COVID Vaccines ???? in Our Town
    Letlow died of a heart attack while undergoing a 'procedure' (surgical?) related to covid. Missed with the breathing tube? I joke when I remember a gal giving mice a cancer treatment experiment. large dia 'needle' down the throat. ops, missed, into...
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    12-30-2020, 08:25 PM
    popper replied to a thread USPS slow shipping in Our Town
    USPS package shipping cost going up 2% in Jan (26?).
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    12-30-2020, 12:28 PM
    BO with the 110gr hornady and 5 gr of pistol powder is fun. And 10gr Unique gets to 1900 fps. 3# recoil force!!
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    12-30-2020, 12:16 PM
    Plastic Shooting Target(s) Devices Plastic Target(s) Shooting Devices. PTSD? How noisy are these? Did shoot a 12ga primer only, would be noticed in my neighborhood.
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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
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