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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    Perhaps instead of asking for the "best" loads, we should be asking for the best starting point. chambers, leades, throats all factor into this bore and groove dimensions, number of grooves, width and barrel length again have a effect. Brass also...
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    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Electronic Earmuff in Our Town
    I have used various electronic muffs for a few years now with good results. I like several aspects of them over standards or plugs.1) I can hear range commands and whats going on on the range. 2) I can hear myself and coach spotter much better 3) in...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    Ive used cream of wheat as filler in my bigger BP cartridges to lighten them. Had several tell me it smelled like cereal when I shot. I mixed emertsup with bacon grease and guys were running to McDonalds. It may take more than the essential oils to...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:37 PM
    Twist rate in the barrel is going to determine what bullets you can shoot also. A friends 38-55 pedersoli did really well with the rcbs 312 grn bullet I believe his barrel was a 14 twist. This bullet did fine on rams out to 500 yds. The lyman 335...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:26 PM
    I cut of the smaller stand ring off my propane tank pot when I made and installed the full dia stand ring. This allow heat and flame to lap up the sides easier. I also in the to edge cut 8 half holes 12" dia around it. these allow the heat to flow...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Fast food tipping?? in Our Town
    A tip is supposed to be a personal "Thank You" for above and beyond service. I grew up in an era when 10% was a good tip. If the service you are tipping is the same, why do they expect a higher percent in a tip? The food/hotel price has increased...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    Unless you've experienced that level of chronic pain, you can't imagine the need. I passed a 5X7 mm kidney stone and had 9 teeth pulled at one setting without anything but regular ibuprofen. That said, the constant pain in my lower back is another...
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 07:44 PM
    Didn't know about deal to have one flown over the White House; good to know. I've bought Annon before. This one was from Eder Flags in Wisconsin.
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    06-22-2018, 07:14 PM
    buckwheatpaul replied to a thread Fast food tipping?? in Our Town
    Tips are for exceptional service....not for just showing up at work. If your order was not acceptable you should have asked for a supervisor and complained.....dont let them get away with that nonsense because they are just being accommodated when...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 05:56 PM
    I clean my moulds the night before Im casting, Ussually a simple hot water dish soap scrubbing is all. I then lube with 2 cycle motor oil. I do wipe the blocks down lightly with the oil very light coat with a q-tip then remove excess with another...
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 02:08 PM
    I commend your patriotism jonp. I usually replace my flag twice each year. Bought the replacement this year a few weeks before Memorial Day. Spent just shy of $50 on a 3' x 5' that's supposed to be of commercial quality. How colorfast it is...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 02:02 PM
    Use care adding the MS as you can create an explosive atmosphere, in an enclosed space, compleat with static electricity. Also, too much can cause the dirt to stick to the brass like specks of hard wax, which is extremely hard to remove. I add a...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 02:01 PM
    A friend has one and it does good . Our club range is south facing so seeing holes in paper can be hard. With this you not only see them it marks the last shot and shows the group both. There is a creek that runs in front of the targets that limits...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 01:46 PM
    Can cause your hair to stand up just before your pucker string fluctuates, with staining results. Once in an aluminum boat and again standing on my front porch. Now when the first hint of it is noticed, I find safe shelter. The concussion of it...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 01:31 PM
    Sounds like something a liberal politician would think up to solve a none existent problem. Sometimes corporate lawyers have to do something to make themselves indispensable.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 01:24 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Charles Krauthammer in Our Town
    Everybody forms opinions on misinformation at one time or another. I don't fault Charles for his anti-gun leanings. His foresight in most matters was spot on, and his intellect made him a person to pay close attention to. Above all he had real...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 01:11 PM
    Over a couple years I mined and smelted over 7 tons of range lead and they considered it a favor. I sold in excess of 400 lbs of jacket material and scrap brass. What other hobby pays you to participate? Kinda proves you can save money casting,...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 01:08 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread A truly dumb question in Boolit Lube !
    Patchouli oil in bullet lube is pretty funny. Gives it that hippie ambiance.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 01:05 PM
    We recently had one in the shop doing the same thing. A complete dissasemble and clean fixed it. So I'd start there and while you have it apart you can look for worn parts. Something should show up.
    3 replies | 129 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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check