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    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    Blammer started a thread other forums in Our Town
    I am looking for a good beginner "lathe" forum. I have a 9x20 Central Machine, I have unlimited access to. :) anyone know of a good one I could frequent to ask rookie questions and get some good reading on?
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    Whining that no one responded to your post in 1 day as if we are obliged to do ... believe I have to agree with your wife!
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 11:17 PM
    Here is a 10 months comparison rust test between Fluid Film and Eezox ... make your own decision
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 05:20 PM
    Alls well that ends well ... Congratulations!
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    08-28-2014, 05:16 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread 25 acp rifle? in Single Shot Guns
    Now, that response beats them all! Somewhere in the area of wishing it's a cheap and easy conversion but don't have a clue what all is involved!
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 05:07 PM
    Easy to determine the issue: * Base diameter of bullet? * Size of the H&I die?
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  • dmitch's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 02:28 PM
    I am posting this for a friend who despises electronic media of any sort. He claims that he has what appears to be an 18 ga shotgun for which he desires a few brass shot shells. I am quite ignorant in this field, but would be interested in your...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 01:21 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread 25 stevens rimfire in Rimfire Area
    Chev - I know you have done a lot of work to develop a 'parent' case for the Stevens 25RF ... But quick and easy: * Bush the firing pin * Reform 22 Hornet cases to 25 Hornet * Load with 8grs of FFg Go to the range and have fun with the obsolete...
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    08-28-2014, 01:12 PM
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 01:09 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread Identifying Beeswax in Boolit Lube !
    Beeswax has a relatively low melting point range of 62 to 64 C (144 to 147 F). If beeswax is heated above 85 C (185 F) discoloration occurs. The flash point of beeswax is 204.4 C (400 F). Density at 15 C is 958 to 970 kg/m. Natural...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 12:17 PM
    greenwart ... Not if you know how reload cast bullets! Steps: * FL size the brass - be sure to lightly lube the outside of the cases * Measure base diameter bullet. With an expansion die, expand the case 0.001 to 0.002 less than base diameter and...
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 09:30 AM
    Looking for a 16ga 2 1/2 or 2 3/4" press. Lee Load All would be fine, or whatever. Money is tighter than usual, really would like to trade if at all possible. I have GOBS of fishing tackle, especially big plastics for musky/saltwater. Other...
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  • Blammer's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 07:19 AM
    I have 9mm GC's! (here let me cross out the 35 cal and pencil in 9mm...) :D and 9.3's too. :)
    27 replies | 635 view(s)
  • JesterGrin_1's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 01:09 AM
    I do not know enough about the Encore to give an honest reference as to loadings and or Boolit Diameter needed for your bore. So as others have said Slug Your bore to see where you are at then size your bullets .001 to .002 over bore diameter. ...
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 10:00 PM
    At some point you and I need to have a pow wow,,,,my limited testing of 296/110 was a little less accurate than 2400, and the recoil was quite a bit snappier, but, I only had time to test two or three load levels. Im always willing to try it...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 09:38 PM ohland - here's a couple of ASSRA threads and when you search in the ASSRA forum, you have to be date estimate, so use all...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 09:10 PM
    Not with Privi Partizan! Their base is perfectly annealed and one can see the proper coloration! Source for brass ...
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  • blaser.306's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 08:51 PM
    We came, saw, and made it home alive to tell the tale!!! Had a GREAT meal at a downtown steakhouse, met lots of real nice folks, had excelent service everywhere we went. All in all I would say a sucsessfull trip to the US! I will be back. With a...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 02:51 PM
    Could be but first slug the bore to determine if the bullet diameter is too small to obturate in the grooves
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 10:55 AM
    Buying Lee moulds is like pulling the handle on a slot machine,,,,,,,,,,,,
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 10:09 AM
    The difference for brisance & cup hardness between SR & SP is not extreme. Easiest way to see the difference for the brisance is - load a case with each - turn the lights down low and shoot each case with just the primer. You'll see the...
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 07:56 AM
    No, not throw the base away. In post number five Gianni posted a link to a very good page where Junior documented not only the problem with the 92A's being ill fitting at times, but several other problem areas with barrel thread depths and sloppy...
    17 replies | 635 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