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  • FLINTNFIRE's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 AM
    Funny how I tend to figure gold is flash and women like it , and some people have to adorn themselves with it , but in times of little better to have stored food , lead for bullets and the like , yes good clothing , practical like wool , for wet...
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    10-20-2019, 05:32 PM
    Yeah me to glad it is back up and running , saw a ad in swapping and selling when I cleared cache and visited as a guest and was unable to contact , am glad this site is back and hope everyone can log in again.
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    10-20-2019, 05:30 PM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread Buying a PID in Casting Equipment
    I have purchased a PID from hatch , good deal am happy and think anyone looking for one who does not wish to chase parts and make it themselves makes a wise decision and buys one from him ,it is a nice unit .
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    10-20-2019, 05:25 PM
    I had a brother in law shoot a 308 out of a 264 win mag bullet made it half way down barrel before case that could not seal chamber let gas out the back , I am of the opinion that if it chambers and the case is the correct caliber you should have no...
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    10-12-2019, 10:24 PM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread Crisco in Boolit Lube !
    Funny crisco seems to go nasty over time , and I have a tub of the butter flavored that has one past good baking and it is for black powder lube now.
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    10-10-2019, 12:29 PM
    The perchlorate is not hard to buy , yes skylighters policy is about people who want to make flash powder , phils general store is easy to do business with and he sells the perchlorate more stable stuff , like any chemical use safety caution and...
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    10-10-2019, 11:57 AM
    A few months ago someone posted in the swapping and selling section looking for the straight no curve 20 round magazines , CDNN has them in stock currently selling for$ 14.99 , Looking at other forums I have seen they are highly regarded and seem...
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    10-10-2019, 11:53 AM
    I too have around 4 vortex scopes son in law has some also and he has been pleased with his , as I am with mine .
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    10-08-2019, 10:06 PM
    Why chlorate and not perchlorate , both have been used in percussion caps , in looking at it I believe the potassium perchlorate would be my choice , I usually buy stuff from phils general store also known as ihaveadotcom have bought sulfur and...
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    10-06-2019, 09:55 AM
    I find them to be a good pistol , got a sr9 a few years ago , bought 3 of the 9e , same thing but no loaded round indicator and not as rounded or some such less aesthetic appeal , really can not tell one from other at a glance , my son in law likes...
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    09-28-2019, 12:46 AM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread Metric tool rant in Our Town
    I will say using standard when it is metric does not convert perfectly and pulled a ford/mercury transmission some years ago inch size is asking for stripped heads do not waste your time use the metric wrench or socket , and yes I have worked on...
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    09-26-2019, 01:15 AM
    But starting in a safe area and loading up comparing to what it is supposed to be has been done many times and works , to each their own and to each his own methods . Or with caution and time you waste not and make do with what you find or have . ...
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  • FLINTNFIRE's Avatar
    09-24-2019, 08:41 PM
    I have 4 or so molds for the 45-70 am loading the NOE and a ARSENAL mold both powder coated and shooting out of a Uberti 1886 lots of fun. Not using a gas check as these are plain base molds though I have a plain base gas check die from pat marlin...
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    09-24-2019, 07:04 PM
    I bought some of the so called 45 colt magazines from sarco all junk not original at all buyer beware I buy the rock island and the mec gar magazines shop around you can find them cheap , I have chip mccormick shooting stars they are good also .
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    09-24-2019, 10:26 AM
    I would sell them unless I was loading there flex bullet in them , I am currently loading some of my 45-70 and sorting out as I go , I have some old WRA brass and that is getting set aside , all my brass is older stuff so no short hornady , having...
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    09-23-2019, 05:31 PM
    I read about water dropping back late 97 , I did it more for cooling then for hardness , most of those bullets sit in tubs till 5-6 years ago all were scrap mixed with wheel weights , now I have a slide I drop on cushioned with old towels every few...
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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