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    10-17-2020, 01:01 PM
    popper replied to a thread The Navy Railgun in Military Rifles
    Both are based on moving electromagnetic field. Like the old SEATAC levitating train. There was a plan at one time to make a hiway with that principle. IIRC Musk is using it.
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    10-16-2020, 11:08 PM
    popper replied to a thread Ford V8 60 in Our Town
    Liners were popular at one time, not any more. Not just a simple slide in.
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    10-15-2020, 09:06 PM
    Acetone is absorbed through the skin and is hard on kidneys. Just be careful. Try some jacketed to remove the residue. If it is cured PC, very hard to remove and probably not completely cured. Try partial cure on first coat then fully cure second...
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    10-15-2020, 08:56 PM
    popper replied to a thread Ford V8 60 in Our Town
    That block is very thick, I bored on 60 over and has room for more. One version had stainless bock sides that rusted and some had aluminum heads. B 32 was all steel body vs wood and steel from earlier.
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    10-15-2020, 10:18 AM
    popper replied to a thread The Navy Railgun in Military Rifles
    Guess they moved the test range from Patuxent river facility?
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    10-14-2020, 11:19 PM
    popper replied to a thread The Navy Railgun in Military Rifles
    IIRC they already have one ship board. Kinda same performance as rail gun catapult. Not very well.
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    10-14-2020, 05:05 PM
    It's very crunchy in uniflo. Not much worse then 4895. best performance, trickle your loads.
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    10-14-2020, 05:01 PM
    Usually 2-3% and most are my fault.
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    10-14-2020, 04:58 PM
    popper replied to a thread Ford V8 60 in Our Town
    http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_specs-V8-60hp.htm http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_specs-85early.htm http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_specs-85to100mid.htm...
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    10-14-2020, 10:36 AM
    DustyDirty @ Might look at the 142D I push to 2k fps in carbine (17gr H110 max load). FN GC I PC but also use BLL (LLA & JLW). I use 3% SB and heat treat.
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    10-12-2020, 09:38 PM
    popper replied to a thread Ford V8 60 in Our Town
    Actually the 60 had stud heads, later 46 IIRC had bolts. 47 merc heads fit the ford and used bolts. Old one had 4 blade dist. On the cam shaft.
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    10-12-2020, 02:14 PM
    Great results for that small bullet. After 100 or so you may see some dark dust in the bore but no buildup. You have probably 1% added weight from the coating and that basically makes no difference.
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    10-12-2020, 11:26 AM
    Acetone won't touch cured HiTek! Works fine on cured PC. He's asking about comp shooting and cleaning melted HiTek is a PITA!!! I prefer PC as if you screw up it is fixable - HiTek - nope - just remelt and try again.
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    10-12-2020, 11:22 AM
    A cheap pair of leather gloves when casting. I got the oven gloves cheap but haven't used them yet. I open the mould with gloved hand but they are primarily to prevent those little 'speckles' from getting on the hands when stirring or other tasks....
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    10-12-2020, 11:15 AM
    Start with jacketed bullets first! Glue a wire around a used shell and measure the weight of powder YOU need (book load) in the case. You can fill the case with melted wax or grind down the top to get a good fixed measure. Or you could get one of...
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    10-12-2020, 10:50 AM
    popper replied to a thread Add tin? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I cast for rifle and pistol, don't use tin. It is expensive and unless really required - why bother? I do see a use for casting with pure to get decent fillout. Some appear to use it to get expansion, IMHO it is just so the mould fills well when...
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    10-12-2020, 10:43 AM
    I've tried many different methods of spraying, hanging from a wire, set on cartridge case, lazy susan, etc. Biggest problem is the spacing required to get entire bullet coated. Yes I even flipped them over, left noses uncovered, etc. I now shake &...
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    10-12-2020, 10:38 AM
    I've used both, prefer PC for pistol and rifle. Note - the solvent for 'cured' HiTek is very pricey! Acetone/MS/MEK works for PC.
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    10-11-2020, 09:41 PM
    popper replied to a thread Ford V8 60 in Our Town
    If water pumps on the heads 37, later distributor in top and pump on the block. Fun motor to work on, valve job by pulling heads and then entire valve assembly comes out. Some still use them in hot rods as they really are a good engine. Up to 400hp.
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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