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    04-03-2020, 08:19 PM
    For a while, after battery operated power screw drivers came out, folks would publish designs for adapter bases such that a driver could be used to power a case trimmer. It don't gots to be that messy. I bought a short flexible cable with quarter...
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    04-03-2020, 08:14 PM
    A general rule for doing these conversions is to substitute your new units into your initial quantity. For example 205 inch pounds = 205 (1/12 foot) pounds = 17.08 foot pounds.
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    04-03-2020, 08:05 PM
    I'll take #10, PM to follow
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    04-02-2020, 01:52 PM
    I've used 28/5744 under 405 grain CBs with wonderful results in a 28" Pedersoli Sharps. Chronoed MV was 1280 fps and accuracy was under an inch at 100 meters. This was at least 10 years ago and the bullets were from Laser Cast, I think.
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    03-28-2020, 04:01 PM
    Nueces replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    Even earlier, say 5 years old, in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, the neighborhood gang was armed with crossbow sorts of slingshots. My favorite was about a two foot long piece of 4x4, with a pair of large nails up front to anchor the bands,...
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    03-28-2020, 03:54 PM
    No lube needed on brass with sharp HSS tooling (near zero rake), especially with shallow cuts.
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    03-27-2020, 06:27 PM
    Nueces replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    Now, I'm reminded of the 'berry poppers' I used to make from bent up coat hanger wire (used to be stouter material) and rubber bands. Some sort of shrub offered hard little berries in the Spring, so ammo grew on trees! Could safely shoot buddies...
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    03-26-2020, 09:24 AM
    Nueces replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    Man, what a neat thread. As a lad in the outskirts of Washington, DC, I made a walnut slingshot based on the Whammo design. Surgical rubber bands, patch from a Lee Jeans label, windage adjustable sight (!!) and a butt trap holding quarter inch ball...
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    03-26-2020, 09:00 AM
    Clyde Baker, in his 'Modern Gunsmithing', told of a very handsome conversion of a trapdoor into a Whelen pistol gripped sporting rifle. The rear sight was a Lyman designed for the Savage 1899, screwed to the steel tang. It handily (heh) cleared the...
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    03-17-2020, 08:21 AM
    Another source for the LULA mag loaders is , in Arizona. Good folks, too.
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    03-14-2020, 11:29 AM
    I'll take the other one. PM to come.
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    03-11-2020, 10:32 PM
    I started CAS cowboy action shooting just after my 65th birthday. Wore glasses for reading and distance, neither of which worked for the requirements of CAS. I took the advice of another shooter and ordered prescription safety glasses with different...
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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
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