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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 AM
    A simple way to make a baffle from old plastic pop bottles. Cut out the center section and split so it can be laid down flat. This gives a piece around 3" X 4" depending on bottle. wash this piece down and dry well. while under hot water start...
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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Wow, that reminds me i've got to make some more Ben's Red too. I've been using so much of Ben's BLL lube since it came out, i've run completely out of Ben's Red. Ben hit a homerun with both of these great lubes! One big batch of Ben's Red does...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    Baffles accomplish a couple things, First they maintain a constant level of powder on the measure drum regardless of amount in the hopper. Second they maintain a consistant flow into the chamber. Third with stick powders and some flake powders they...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    I believe with the moving of the factory, all the companies they have bought and the costs training they have over extended themselves. During the rush years they managed now with the slowed sales and complaints of poor quality they are struggling....
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  • Artful's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    IllinoisCoyoteHunter aka Tony is a great guy to buy from - quick shipping and good communications - don't be afraid guys
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  • Idaho Mule's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    I went with a T-7 about 6 years ago and love it. As said, it does not speed my reloading up as I use it simply as a single stage (which it is). I did buy an extra turret but have not used it yet. JW
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:08 PM
    I would only recommend ultrasonic for smaller batches. The rotary tumblers w/SS pins for large numbers, and vibrators for light duty. The cons are rinsing, dirty water disposal, and drying with ultrasonic and rotary, lead-laden dust from...
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  • Idaho Mule's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    Idaho Mule replied to a thread Finally! in Our Town
    Some projects just take a long time. Post some pics one day if you can. The 25-06 is an awesome caliber, I have taken lots of deer with mine, both mule deer and white tail. Have even used it quite successfully on elk, although some people will tell...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    I take it you are using short lengths of copper wire. Any particular length, or random? Did you cut with side cutters leaving pinched ends? It sounds like something else I'll just simply have to try since I have what it takes. Necessity might be...
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    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    buckwheatpaul replied to a thread Welcome ! in Our Chapel
    Great work is done here as well as a place to rest and restore your soul!
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:46 PM
    It would work mounting solid might be tricky but could be done. The thing to so would be go to a larger dia drum that's shorter in length. This would keep the surface feet per minute of the drum higher with the lower rpms giving better action...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:50 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Truck camper? in Our Town
    I built 2 covers with 1 1/2" spruce and luan int. covered on the outside with diamond embossed aluminum. Everything glued and stapled or screwed. The glass weighed as much as the cover. You could load or onload from inside by lifting with your...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:39 PM
    There certainly seems to be a lot of regulars missing here of late. Lots of knowledge gone. The membership numbers don't show it but my memory says so. Some even left on their own for whatever. If we lose the older members we will also lose the...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    My first rifle (22LR 552 BDL) and shotgun (1100 BDL) were Remingtons but that was late 60s and everything has suffered since then. Glad I still have them since I couldn't afford to replace them. From top of the heap to bankruptcy is a big fall.
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    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    Mrs buckwheatpaul makes the best potato them I add fried eggs or sour cream and tomatoes....but now that you mention it I will try the apple butter....thanks for the suggestion!
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  • buckwheatpaul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 AM
    Great points Ronnie.....God demands that we love Him and worship Him .... in return He gives us so much knowing that we are going to continue to stumble and fall in our relationship with Him. We are so lucky that God continues to love us.
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  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:48 AM
    No just wondering if you were the same guy.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:48 AM
    Add a couple riser blocks soldered to base and a side pin on the safety knob the safety would be useable also.
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  • Artful's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 AM
    Never heard the term before but my guess or or scope coats - yes, skirts - nope
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  • rking22's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 10:14 PM
    We have lots of depth in the Ladies skeet, here is the ISSSF page. The junior ladies world record team has been USA for the last 3 years, Dania was a member of the prior 2 record setting teams. These ladies can shoot!, I have had the pleasure of...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 09:30 PM
    I'm in the process of putting up a new larger garage right now. part of this new building is a hobby shop ( bought the lathe, mill and a lot of tooling already) So a lot of that expensive tooling will be made here. I have a C-Sharps highwall 38-55...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 09:20 PM
    I have metered unique with several measures Harrels shutzen model, very good .1 grn or less. redding br 30 also very good at .1, belding and mull good but slow, rcbs uniflow large drum (only one I have) with micrometer adjustment. Fair.2 grns . ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 08:52 PM
    It could be an off centered chamber or one not cut parallel to the bore. How does it measure round or egg shaped? measure with good mics at 90* at one point. Another is how are the dimensions as to specs. If large then it may have been a tail...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 08:42 PM
    Sorry I got the title wrong. I'm interested in these rifles and may build one in the future. I have his other mentioned above and feel its very good on the info. So I went with this one also. Theres always room on the shelves for one more book....
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 06:17 PM
    Thin Man, I see that here to with autions. Guns hunting gear and reloading equipment usually bring more than new cost. Its the new buyers they have the mentality its a contest and wont lose out. I don't know how many times Ive heard I won that one...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 06:00 PM
    Yesterday I ordered a book Ive been wanting for awhile. Randolh S Wrights Loading and shooting the Shutzen rifle. Hoping its as good and informative as his Loading and shooting the Paper Patched bullet A Beginners Guide is. Simply more information...
    6 replies | 113 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
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
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