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    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    Buddy wanted this taken but was his pig (2 in the trap & I got distracted when he got this one). Another black one ran to the right of the mesquite trees. I first hit him in the clear patch behind me, then he turned left at the trees and I got a...
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    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    Super hard - isocore with 2%Cu - no tin - heat treated. hard - isocore with 0.5% Cu - no tin. Med soft - 1%Sb/0.5%Cu/0.5% Zn. Don't have a tester.
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    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    Israelite/Jew belief that only after 3 days was a person 'really' dead. Still is that Edgar Allen Poe 'sleeping' sickness.
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    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    I'd say use a different alloy depending on use & boolit. Spire points (high BC) need a harder alloy to prevent nose slump. 041 is like a can of soup - big flat nose. I have a formula for super hard, hard and mild soft. They all work and I can...
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    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    As AC 50/50 is about 10 BHN, double that would be 20. Triple would be 30 and I don't think you are there unless a LOT of Cu was added. I WD Isocore(COWW) with 2% Cu and got high 30's. There is a dent dia. conversion chart here someplace, but I...
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    Yesterday, 04:43 PM
    Dirty neck is usually blow back of soot. Could be oversized chamber neck or low pressure or both. Or burn rate of powder wrong. Not really a problem. Now soot all the way on the case (not dangerous) I'd sure want to find the reason. Ring of...
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    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    The jacketed bench shooters seem to prefer 168gr sierras (or SMK) for accuracy so I chose the 31-165A (RNFP - that was designed by a couple guys here to fit the 308W) that works very well in my LR308 1:10 HBAR. For PC I modified it to the 31-165C. ...
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    Yesterday, 04:10 PM
    tried vinegar, nacl, both turn lead black but the + electrode had a tinge of white on it, I used the HF white for the test. It seems harder to scrape off from the + terminal. I did get 1/4 amp current @ 12 VDC.
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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    Trying to find a relatively safe and available acid for Ecoating. Tried boric acid, didn't work. Process is to add acid & PC to water, boolits on a tray with electrodes attached. Supposed to give a nice even coating. Used a battery charger,...
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    Yesterday, 12:49 PM
    I had the tip of the gun almost on the foil trying to get close to the side of a bullet and pulled the trigger which ignited the powder. Don't need to do that. Space them 1" apart and hold gun at 45 deg. Rotate tray or move around it. If you get...
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    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=206238&d=1508513083 HF red from 308 that hit steel plate. Coating still on it. Yes, the PC scrubs off a little going down the barrel, depends on the roughness in the bore. I assume...
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    10-22-2017, 07:08 PM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=206238&d=1508513083 308 HF red PC hit a steel plate @ 1370 fps, PC still there. Yes, sometimes there isn't much left on the boolit.
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    10-21-2017, 05:58 PM
    Thick GC problem will be in sizing, - getting the edge in the sizer - not the shank. I have no problem getting 4%Sb up to 2700 in 308. Solution looking for a problem.
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    10-20-2017, 08:17 PM
    Probably. Could need more spacing between them also.
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    10-19-2017, 08:09 PM
    Got to shoot the 31-165C HF red coated GC @ 200 yesterday. BDC scope on steel target - 2" 3 shot group - knocked over every time. LR308 carbine. Just trying to center the circle on the 10" plate. Found a 1/2x1/2" sliver with coating still on it....
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    10-16-2017, 02:19 PM
    popper replied to a thread Anti stink gas checks in Gas Checks
    What powder and what baking temp? You can get the plastic smell from under cured coating. Also the PC will abrade and blow out the barrel. The PC on the base does NOT burn off. I've never noticed the smell shooting PC outdoors. If you're doing...
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    10-14-2017, 12:07 PM
    I've seen the comment of using Stingers in Marlin and Glenfield .22 autoloaders Yea, if you want to break them. Few years back I was trying to fix a Marlin 60 that had Stingers run through it. Replaced buffer, spring, FP and tried to fill in a...
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    10-12-2017, 11:02 PM
    45acp, 38. 40 is easy but needs some harder alloy - Sb. Selecting rifle moulds is trickier. Lee mould & pot to learn on.
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    10-11-2017, 09:13 PM
    If federal scrapped with tax deduction, somebody is in deep do-do.
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    10-11-2017, 02:05 PM
    popper replied to a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    Basic reason for the 'sports' drink electrolyte.
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    10-11-2017, 02:01 PM
    Crossed ankles allows a forward shot, uncrossed needs a 45 deg. shot. Always elbows inside the knees so a bone support vs muscle support. Most useful if shooting over high grass where prone won't work - and nobody is shooting back. Pretty much...
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    10-10-2017, 09:06 PM
    popper replied to a thread Do LED lights go dim????? in Our Town
    The LEDs do dim but it is a long term slow event. Many LED lights use phosphor coating and it does get dim faster - used up.
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    10-10-2017, 09:03 PM
    XBR works fine as does ARcomp. Both are less temp sensitive.
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    10-10-2017, 09:57 AM
    JB Looks like the first to use a single barrel with separate firing chambers - so really new idea? IIRC from a few years ago when I saw the vid, the carriage was flimsy, cost was high and reloading was slow. Plus the Brit military wasn't keen on...
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    10-09-2017, 11:18 PM
    popper replied to a thread PID Question in Casting Equipment
    For your purpose a pid is used to get the temp to the set point as fast as the available heat will allow. A single controller is fine with as many elements as you want. SSR can fail open or close so if unattended, some alarm is needed.
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    10-09-2017, 08:09 PM
    Actually, he made two, IIRC neither was sold. Most of what you see are reps. It's actually a knockoff of OP's ideas and didn't work very well. Yes, the idea has been around a while. IIRC the Chinese had a multi barreled bamboo fused 'repeater'.
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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