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    11-18-2018, 12:46 PM
    KenH replied to a thread Making snack sticks in Cookin' Recipe's
    I wanna be your friend and on your Christmas list!!!! Those look good. Good job.
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    11-13-2018, 12:52 PM
    I've only done this once for a batch of WW - call it 100 lb. By the time I got the iron, zinc, etc out, and clean ingots I wound up with about 60 lb. Is that anywhere near normal results?
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    11-13-2018, 10:25 AM
    KenH replied to a thread Railrod spike knife in Special Projects
    As been said the RR spikes are too low in carbon for good knifes. With that said, even the .30% carbon spike will harden to around 50Rc using a Super Quench solution. What some makers have done is forge a RR spike using "high carbon" (1080, etc)...
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    11-09-2018, 08:17 PM
    What usually works for me (assuming the vent lines are clear) is take a bullet from the mold, take a dry wall type screw and screw into base of bullet (I use a lathe to be sure its centered, but not necessary), load bullet with a fine grit (5,000 or...
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    11-06-2018, 11:00 AM
    Thanks for the two links. I've downloaded the pdf file to my library. That first link is really interesting - difference between US inch and Enfield inch. If course "everybody" knows the Enfield inch only applies to measures below 2 inches...
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    11-05-2018, 05:20 PM
    KenH replied to a thread Dementia in Our Town
    Amen!!!! There have been several good posts in this thread, but that one is the best and most honest..... and difficult.
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    11-03-2018, 10:18 PM
    Your email is pushing medicare? My email has been pushing funeral insurance
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    11-03-2018, 10:06 PM
    When you say "Vee threads", do you mean a standard 60⁰ thread? What TPI? Notice the photo above is about 20 TPI, but isn't Vee, nor is it a true square thread like the 12 TPI of most Rolling Blocks. Perhaps more like a ACME thread? I didn't...
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    10-29-2018, 05:33 PM
    My threads are not the standard 60⁰ thread. They look more like ACME threads- or something like that. They're flat on top with flats on bottom. I'd grind my threading tool using HSS and make a point that would fit into the "groove" of the thread...
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    10-29-2018, 12:00 PM
    That's doesn't sound like a Christian church - find a Christian Church - there are plenty of them around. That "Church" has really lost it's way.
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    10-29-2018, 11:57 AM
    KenH replied to a thread .50-70 in Black Powder Cartridge
    You'll get plenty of good knowledgeable answers here. Until they're posted I'll give a couple of my ideas. First, are you shooting black or smokeless? I've shot both, but mostly smokeless. If your bore is slugging at .522", I'd expect to shoot...
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    10-28-2018, 04:37 PM
    Grmps, your info is about what I had found also which conforms nicely to Smoke's instructions of put pan of bullets (room temp) into preheated oven at 400⁰F for 20 minutes. That gives the bullets time to come to temp, and another 10 to 15 minutes...
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    10-28-2018, 01:34 PM
    While I'm sure 275 for 12 minutes will allow PC to cure "strong enough" to handle most shooting needs and pass the smash test, I'd prefer to follow manuf's instructions to cure the powder. They've spent a LOTS of money developing the powder, and...
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    10-23-2018, 12:01 PM
    Great Link there - LOTS of good info. Perhaps one of the neatest things is the Lyman manual for 1964 and the 2004 manual. Easy way to tell difference in load recommendations from 1964 to now.
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Did LOTS of casting in '70s and burn LOTS of powder. Not so much lately, but still enjoy reading.
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