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  • Jack Stanley's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    If my Dad was still alive , he'd tell you about the time in WWII when he was in the south pacific at an air base . It was night time when a couple of bombers landed and needed a load of fuel and munitions . The ground crew said they filled them with...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:00 PM
    That wouldn't be a bad idea. It appears half of the threads were removed, leaving little for that vent to hang on to.
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  • SciFiJim's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 10:07 PM
    A cubic foot of lead weighs 709 lbs. Those ingots look like 2 ft x 2 ft x 1 foot with some missing around the bottom. So probably close to 3 cubic feet, so they are probably one ton ingots.
    18 replies | 589 view(s)
  • frankenfab's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 09:32 PM
    I have a brand new, never used 12 cavity 00 buck by Heavy Metal Molds (HM*2) $100'shipped. Pm an email if you would like pics.
    17 replies | 286 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 11:46 AM
    My revolver and rifle prefer different loads. You can shoot the same load in both, but working up what works best for each gun is the best route.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 11:39 AM
    That's a gawdawful countersink he cut for the vent liner. You get what you pay for! The general opinion of most other builders is, Jackie can take $700 worth of parts, and make you a fine $300 gun.
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  • Jack Stanley's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 10:23 PM
    As a youth I'd give Mom the money for a brick of them and she'd get them from Montgomery Ward . I shot a bunch of them while the neighbors were at work ... city living is a pain ain't it ? Jack
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  • Jack Stanley's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 10:12 PM
    I had the same problem with buckets of brass that could use annealing and not enough time to do it . Getting a bench Source "Vertex" solved the problem and once adjusted using a few scrap cases and Tempilaq it turns out cases very fast . You do have...
    13 replies | 526 view(s)
  • Jack Stanley's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 04:47 PM
    My pastors daughter put and empty case on the tip of the antler of her first buck . Easy enough to do when the case is a .44 magnum . How about make up a shadowbox with small shelves inside and use the empty case idea . Or perhaps something that...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 12:12 PM
    Or a staking tool.
    10 replies | 301 view(s)
  • No_1's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 04:44 AM
    RIP Grumpa. You will be missed.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 11:40 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Fun at the old ball park? in Our Town
    We've got a lot of griz and black bear activity here, too. Friend wants me to go shoot one out of his apple trees. Problem is, they only come at night, and I don't need the hassle of accidentally killing a griz.
    6 replies | 234 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 11:27 PM
    If the finish is completely cured, you will leave no steel wool particles in the finish. I finished a lot of very expensive exhibition grade stocks with steel wool where such a blemish would be disaster. Never a problem.
    22 replies | 410 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 11:21 PM
    I use some Bullplate Lube on the mold. Careful application with a Q tip. Keep it out of the cavity. I think synthetic chainsaw 2 cycle oil is the same thing.
    19 replies | 6314 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 06:24 PM
    If you didn't start out with well seasoned wood to make a stock, you may as well figure on starting over. An uncured stock will warp, twist, and do all kinds of nasty things if you expect the rifle to group. If you used Truoil too heavily, it...
    22 replies | 410 view(s)
  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 02:43 PM
    Done. OK
    48 replies | 1827 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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