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    Today, 07:15 PM
    Made it to the range today. Shot some 405gr. flat base, 405 hollow base & 405 hollow base with wads. Starline brass annealed, 70gr./weight, FFg Old "E" drop tubed and compressed .060 gasket material wad. All out of Pedersoli 45-70 34" bbl. Flat...
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    Today, 06:18 PM
    15 meter The older double bits were true double bits not double edges. One edge was slightly thicker and sharpened for splitting the other was thinner and sharpened for chopping and cutting. I have the family axe that was passed down from great...
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    Today, 06:12 PM
    I would bet there are now gunsmiths out there that have never drilled and tapped for a external adjustment scope. Theres a lot more involved is this job than just drilling tapping 4 holes on location. barrel wall thickness / contour. some of the...
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    Today, 05:27 PM
    That was a part of the story in the movie shooter also. A bullet fired from his rifle was recovered PP and used to ssasinate a religious figure next to the president.
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    Today, 01:48 PM
    I prefer to shoot as cast or size as little as possible. I have seen bullets sized down quite a bit and still be accurate. .004 should be okay to size down with out a lot of deformation. Measure some known items with your caliper ( dowel pins,...
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    Today, 01:05 PM
    country gent started a thread Interesting news in Our Town
    Bought a new to me magazine yesterday. Legendary Arms. Pretty good . One article tells of a very rare 1911 coming up for aution from the estate of a Colonels personal firearms documented use in WW2. This is a singer made 1911 and supposedly in very...
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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    How about a 8 ft cross cut saw on the wall and an old buck saw under it. Pieces of history that need to be remebered
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    Yesterday, 10:56 AM
    On a bore riding bullet the soft heavy bullet expands to seal the bore under pressure the paper rips the rifling and imparts spin to the bullet. The paper is intact in the barrel. The base wads also expand to seal the barrel. Recovered patches come...
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    Yesterday, 10:28 AM
    An hatchet should cut thru them pretty well you just need to go deep enough on each side to be able to bend and break them. For easy of the cut a large hammer can be used to drive the hatchet in a straight line easier than swinging it
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    Yesterday, 10:23 AM
    Not sure how annealing will work with the plated brass. Some considerations are different expansion rates between brass and nickel. difference in the heat points of the 2 materials. For the amount your expanding I would try it...
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    Yesterday, 10:14 AM
    You might try mixing with beeswax to firm it up some its pretty soft as is. I would try a very small amount in a double boiler melt the beeswax and add the bore butter to see if it blends. if so experiment with ratios to get the desired hardness and...
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    Yesterday, 01:43 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Sos ! in Cookin' Recipe's
    We made it with hamburger or dried beef ( not both) fry the burger or dried beef in butter and add flour brown it all and add milk to the desired thickness. Season with salt and pepper. A little sage adds flavor also. I haven't tried the ready...
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    Yesterday, 01:37 AM
    I wonder if a simple sifter could be made from a 5 gallon bucket ( cut slits and line with the desired mesh) on a stand with a couple bushings on it with a handle. simply put the load in and turn to agitate. At the hand turned speeds wood bushing...
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    Yesterday, 12:24 AM
    glasser may have some offering in 223,. a light franginable at very high velocities. But be prepared they aren't cheap either
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    Yesterday, 12:14 AM
    We have had cats get under the hood to lie on the warm engine. when it started they jumped down between radiator and engine getting caught in the fan belt and jumping it off the pulleys, along with the mess of the cut up cat slung around. We found...
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    06-15-2018, 10:38 PM
    I have used wood glues and epoxies to repair cracks. I slightly spread it and then apply the glue. I use a low pressure rubber tipped blow gun to push it into the crack good. It may take several applications before the crack is full saturated. then...
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    06-15-2018, 10:21 PM
    Some of the cap and ball revolvers had a very solid safety system in that there was a cut between the chambers in the outside edge of the cylinder where the hammer set when loaded. not half cock but half rotation locked between the 2 caps by the...
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    06-15-2018, 04:46 PM
    I would talk to the person doing the reline and have the barrels contour dimensions handy when doing this. The liners dia and the outside dimensions will affect what can be done also. I would consider relining to 38-55 more so on an original...
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    06-15-2018, 04:39 PM
    The rcbs bench mounted primer Is adjustable. but varying case makes will require a slightly different "setting" for each brand. This does work on rifke brass that's been uniformed to the same depth of the primer pocket. Swaging pockets makes them...
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    06-15-2018, 02:38 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Sos ! in Cookin' Recipe's
    I make SOS every so often here also for me and the grand sons. I make the gravy they make the toast LOl ( the 3 year old toasts and the 6 year old butters it). I not only like it for breakfast but for a quick supper.
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    06-15-2018, 02:27 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    One thing to remember is these companies require xxx calls a day to be profitable. I keep them on the line as long as possible. ( I really like the ones that don't get there auto disconnects set correctly these Ive kept on the line and tied up for...
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    06-15-2018, 02:12 PM
    One thing to di is to buy several drill chucks 3/8-24 and 1/2-20 threaded shanks. I have 3 of these made up now in my box. Make 1 1/4" shank one 3/8" shank and one 1/2" shank. The you only need to change the tool for the chuck in the same collet....
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    06-15-2018, 02:01 PM
    My old coax started giving me troubles sizing cases to true full length after a few years of heavy use 10,000 -15,000 308s 7000-10000 223s along with 30-06 243 and a couple wildcats) but it wasn't actually the shell plates. mine was pre wear plate (...
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    06-15-2018, 01:36 PM
    My guess is squirrels or chipmunks. I too have been told by several mechanics the new insulation attracts small animals to chew on it. We had chipmunks and red squirrel issue at my grandmothers they would get in the garage and climb on the motor...
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    06-13-2018, 08:43 PM
    Its an interesting concept. A floating core pin might be able to be used. But on a 2 piece mould release might become an issue. Going back to the 1920s or so is some technology that might be ideal for this. The old ideal cylindrical mould was a 1...
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    06-13-2018, 08:16 PM
    We had a milwalkee horizontal in the first shop I worked in school. we milled 1 1/2" square on 2" cold roll round stock in 2 passes. Had 2 10" face mills spaced to 1 1/2" and the fixture centered. Place shaft mill 2 flats turn 90* and mill the...
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    06-13-2018, 01:24 PM
    All kidding aside its the beginners that really benefit from the heavier solider machines the most. As they get over zealous and push the limits more. A lot can be done with a small light machine it just takes longer with them. The touted / praised...
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    06-13-2018, 01:06 PM
    If you don't want to re stock it, try one of the slip on or lace on recoil pads. Or make one about 1/2" wider than the stock. While this dosnt lessen the recoil it does spread it out over more area making the perceived recoil lighter. Use thick...
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    06-13-2018, 08:55 AM
    I use sand. Its a very fine silica sand used in glass making. I pre heat the 10 pound lyman dipper pot for awhile ( use my lead thermometer to get temp right) and have a rack made to hold cases. work around the circle of holes. It works for me but...
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I was a NRA High Power rifle competitor for 20+ years with the service rifle also Long Range. I am widowed and Have Multiple Schlrocis. Im just getting into Black Powder Cartridges and cast rifle bullets now. Also have shot alot of handguns Ipsic and Bowling pins with cast bullets.
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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