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    Today, 05:57 PM
    How are you determining temperature? If not with a good thermometer you might just be getting up the desired 400⁰F.
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    Today, 03:29 PM
    KenH replied to a thread Wts: Soft Lead in Swappin & Sellin
    Stick on WW lead is VERY close to pure lead, not exact, but darn close. Perhaps .2% Tin with 99.8% pure lead from one place I saw.
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    This could be a GREAT thread....... "IF" it had all the photos! Somebody be nice, go back and re-load photos for your posts.... someplace other than photobucket!
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    Yesterday, 08:53 AM
    KenH replied to a thread i APOLOGIZE ! in Our Chapel
    Yea, you walk into bathroom, stand there a minute, look around thinking "Why am I here??"
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    07-20-2017, 10:08 AM
    KenH replied to a thread 820 lb hog with .38 spl in Our Town
    The article says what he did with the meat:
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    07-18-2017, 07:11 PM
    OK, I pulled the pot down today to do a good cleaning of the bottom spout and can see the heating coil is resting against the support rod that goes to bottom. I "pried" a bit to give some clearance, put it back together. Turned pot on and it's not...
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    07-16-2017, 11:19 AM
    KenH replied to a thread Push Pin Club in Swaging
    What is the "Push Pin Club"? Is that where you put a push pin in target, then shoot to hit dead center so it will drive push pin in straight? Sorta like the "driving nails" 22 cal shooting I grew up with?
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    07-10-2017, 02:13 PM
    Interesting your 10 lb pot hums also - my 10 lb bottom pour is quiet as a mouse. I guess the 20 lb pot humming/vibrating bothers me because it sounds like a transformer with loose laminate core - and that's a signal to replace transformer. I can...
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    07-09-2017, 01:34 PM
    Your photos sure make it clear - GREAT job!
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    07-09-2017, 11:05 AM
    You're correct in what causes a 60 cycle hum/vibration in many things - same as I mentioned in loose laminate in a transformer. I was wondering if I had the only vibrating 20 lb pot, but guess not. Seems there are a lots of them that have this...
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    07-08-2017, 07:38 PM
    I'd not thought of that, I would expect the twisting motion of bolt when locking just might smear the plastigauge a tad making it hard to get an exact measurement.
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    07-08-2017, 04:50 PM
    I know this isn't the OP's question, but as a way to measure headspace, how about inserting a GO gauge in chamber, then placing a strip of PLASTIGAUGE on head, close bolt, open bolt then check PLASTIGAUGE to see how much headspace is there.
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    07-08-2017, 12:27 PM
    I didn't think of the Claymore mine, but of the Scottish Claymore sword. Did Texas also include the much needed item of state law supersedes county/city laws on knifes, etc? That's the problem we've got here in Alabama, while the state might...
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    07-08-2017, 08:35 AM
    The only internal relay is the t'stat which is what I though was making the humming. I removed that when I installed PID controls and it still hums. That is what I think also - some pots have a tad of space allowing heating element to...
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    07-07-2017, 08:08 PM
    It will be interesting to see how many folks have the same humming issue with their 20 lb pot - wonder if the standard (non-bottom pour) pot hums also?
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    07-07-2017, 07:33 PM
    Hello all - I got a Lee 20 lb pot a couple weeks ago. It has a pretty loud hum when heating - sounds like a 60 cycle vibration of the type a transformer makes with a loose core laminate. I removed the t'stat when I changed over to PID control, but...
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    07-07-2017, 12:06 PM
    There is always comments about bullets need to be .001" to .002 over groove for cast bullets. Would someone comment if it's better for cast bullets (PC or lubed) to even be .003" or so over groove rather than groove or less?
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    07-06-2017, 08:37 AM
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    07-06-2017, 08:28 AM
    Yep - things getting magnetized is one of those things I always worry about. I've always stayed away from those magnetic tool holders for that same reason.
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    07-05-2017, 03:05 PM
    This is the way I've always held a mic for bullets, and most any other thing to measure.
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    07-03-2017, 06:57 PM
    What KinfeMaker says - just follow the above post.
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    06-30-2017, 11:08 PM
    Thanks for the explanation of MIL - I had no clue
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    06-30-2017, 09:44 PM
    KenH replied to a thread Building PID's in Casting Equipment
    Those look good - much like the first PID I built to be able to move from item to item for control. Tell me, why the two different TC connects? Round bs flat blades.
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    06-30-2017, 07:43 PM
    Larry, is MIL something like "mm"? I didn't understand it, and the only way I could relate is MOA which would be 22" at 100 yds, you say it's 79.2" at 100 yds. How does MIL work?
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    06-30-2017, 05:45 PM
    I LIKE that quote! Thanks for the chuckle..... Like ya'll I'm realizing the yrs passing.
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    06-30-2017, 05:38 PM
    I doubt seriously he was picking a headshot - but the biggest part of body. Still an amazing shot. I wounder how many times out of 10 he could do that? Also wonder it he had a couple of trial shots that were so far off the target didn't even know...
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    06-30-2017, 09:58 AM
    I understand the Schmidt & Bender PM II Rifle Scope 34mm Tube 5-25x scope is fairly standard on the TEC-50 rifle with Canadians. That has an elevation adjustment of 22 MIL- is that 22 inches at 100 yds? and a windage adjustment of +- 6 MIL. The...
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    06-30-2017, 09:31 AM
    The problem with USPS is there are "sorta" private. They must operate as if they were a private, but under congress control. HARD to do. Please allow me to put in a good word for USPS here - they are fantastic! low rates, fast efficient...
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    06-30-2017, 09:24 AM
    KenH replied to a thread Pewter question in Cast Boolits
    Do you mean "not" marked pewter?
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    06-25-2017, 10:46 PM
    I'm just amazed at shooting cast at those velocities. All my cast shooting has been less than 2,000 fps, and staying in the 1800 fps range MOA wasn't a problem, and even show clover leaf 3 shots groups at 100 yds.
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    06-25-2017, 03:24 PM
    Isn't the "convection" portion of an oven nothing but a small fan that runs to cause the heat to be more evenly distributed around the oven to prevent hot spots from the heating elements?
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    06-25-2017, 02:56 PM
    Larry - As usual, you're right the Trapdoor was used big time during the "Indian Wars" of the west. When I said "Cluster's Last Stand", I was thinking of the Indian Wars. I suspect "Cluster's Last Stand" might be one of the most well known of the...
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    06-25-2017, 09:38 AM
    Good idea - I'd not thought of it, but Cluster's last Stand - was that perhaps the most Trapdoors were using in battle?
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Baldwin Co, across bay from Mobile, AL
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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