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    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    Petrol & Powder replied to a thread Long term storage in Our Town
    I don't know WHAT you intend to store for a year or more. There are a LOT of options. Some cheap, some not so cheap. Some good for small items, some suited for larger things. I assume we are talking about ferrous metal. In the end, it all...
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    08-03-2020, 06:07 PM
    I'm not convinced those parts are assembled correctly. That trigger may be attached to that bar backwards.
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    08-03-2020, 05:16 PM
    It's important to note that Remington had enormous debt before Cerberus Capital Management acquired them in 2007. Remington was the defendant in multiple lawsuits, some they deserved and some they didn't. They acquired Marlin and several other...
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    08-03-2020, 03:55 PM
    That's a tall order. I wouldn't want a rubber boot in 100 degrees and 100% humidity unless I was in water most of the day. Something with a Gore-Tex liner might be slightly more comfortable in the heat, but probably not by much. For boots in...
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    08-03-2020, 07:01 AM
    Petrol & Powder replied to a thread Chinese Seeds in Our Town
    If that's the case, they've been here for decades.
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    08-02-2020, 10:09 PM
    That's a possibility
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    08-02-2020, 08:01 PM
    I would fabricate a new handle. I don't believe you will ever achieve enough strength by re-attaching the broken section. Even with a good epoxy and some reinforcing the integrity is gone. There are a lot of options to replace it, including a...
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    08-02-2020, 07:50 PM
    Not sure but the long bar makes me suspect it came out of a bull pup design.
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    08-02-2020, 07:45 PM
    That's an outstanding way to "wipe" a hard drive. I had to destroy about a dozen for an employer and used a drill press but shooting them would have been far more fun. On this topic, most newer photocopiers utilize a hard drive. It is...
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    08-02-2020, 07:37 PM
    +1 on the Ruger
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    07-31-2020, 06:03 PM
    Or you can just stop spending money on Seafoam and rebuild the carb. It's your money.
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    07-31-2020, 09:20 AM
    All the more reason to suspect a fuel problem caused by varnish in the carb. Non-ethanol fuel is far less susceptible to gumming up a carburetor but it is still not an absolute guarantee against varnish in a carb. There comes a point where all...
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    07-31-2020, 08:58 AM
    Petrol & Powder replied to a thread Look what I found in Our Town
    https://gilmore-global.com/jones-instruments/
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    07-31-2020, 08:49 AM
    That sounds like a K38 Combat Masterpiece barrel. They didn't have a lot of taper to the barrel and had a stepped ramp for the front sight. However, it should be blued not matte. Does it have a lug for the ejector rod or a full shroud? That...
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    07-30-2020, 08:50 PM
    I wasn't offering THE option, I was offering An option. And the key part of the phase, "A four cavity hollow point mold from MP will cast damn near as fast as a solid.", is the fact that it is ALMOST as fast as casting solids but not quite as fast....
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    07-30-2020, 04:41 PM
    Petrol & Powder replied to a thread The next shortage in Our Town
    "Two things are infinite: The universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe", Albert Einstein
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    07-30-2020, 01:26 PM
    Petrol & Powder replied to a thread The next shortage in Our Town
    How much you want to bet some cashiers are telling customers they can't make change in the hopes that the customer will just round up to the next highest dollar. A lot of suckers will accept that they will not get change back and pay more. At the...
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    07-30-2020, 10:47 AM
    Petrol & Powder replied to a thread The next shortage in Our Town
    I can understand not wanting to accept large denominations. Large denomination currency is more frequently counterfeited. Additionally, small purchases made with large bills will deplete the seller's smaller bills that they make change with. ...
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    07-30-2020, 08:56 AM
    Petrol & Powder replied to a thread The next shortage in Our Town
    I didn't even know there was an alleged coin shortage until about two weeks ago when I saw a sign in a store asking customers to use exact change if paying with cash. Now here's the funny part, same store about a week later. There was a big storm,...
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    07-30-2020, 08:43 AM
    I can't speak to the Lee TL-452-200 but with the H& #68 clone, the advice about the "tiny bit of the front driving band proud of the case" is spot on. The highly technical measurement is about the width of a fingernail.
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    07-30-2020, 08:33 AM
    I think some folks look at that little J-frame and assume it is weak because it is small. They are not weak. I'm not in favor of abusing any gun and a steady diet of +P loads in an aluminum J-frame is not a good idea. However, as pointed out,...
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    07-29-2020, 02:25 PM
    Petrol & Powder replied to a thread Buying a cat... in Our Town
    Many years ago I spotted a dog hanging around my house. I checked with the neighbors, no luck. I started feeding it, and we all know what happened next. A week or so later he was on the back deck and I opened the door. He came right in the house...
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    07-29-2020, 02:08 PM
    I know this is a cast bullets forum, so please excuse the blasphemy; Back when I carried a 1911 for serious social situations and not just poking holes in targets, my SD loads generally utilized 230gr. HP's or 200gr HP's. In those days the 200...
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    07-29-2020, 01:45 PM
    Speaking as a die hard disciple of simple logistics; I think you're on the right path. I'm not totally convinced you need a HP for a SD round and I'm certain you don't need a HP for a practice round. I believe a soft 200gr SWC driven to over...
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    07-29-2020, 09:24 AM
    I understand the desire to have the same practice load as your carry load but I'm not sure I would go that route. The H&G #68, and all of its clones, is a great target bullet, and possibly a good SD bullet in its solid form. I'm not sure I would...
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    07-29-2020, 08:59 AM
    Another vote for the RWS Diana 34.
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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