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    Today, 09:31 AM
    It wouldnt take a lot to make a small cup point center to hold the rim. an old taper or drill with the taper a bearing and piece of steel to make the cup and point from. The cup can be machined in to just mach the rim for this. A old live center...
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    Today, 09:02 AM
    With no Saami standard for a wildcat round, every reamer ground can be different under the same designation. Everyone has their idea of what works best and whats needed. several wildcats Ive seen some what recently were the 30-378 there were 7 or 8...
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    Today, 08:44 AM
    There are several different clips for the Garand available [. the original 8 round, A 5 round, a 2 round and the sled clip this stands for single load enhancement device. 8,5, and 2 round all eject with the last round fired and are fir the number of...
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    Today, 12:07 AM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Looking for materials for converting the 5" pedestal grinder into a tungsten sharpener. I need to make new guards for it, they can be fully enclosed. the electrode will go thru a bushing. Lexan cover to see thru
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    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Today my son put the last 8" screws in the ceiling joists. And we tinkered in the stand for the tungsten electrode sharpener / grinder. Will have to make new guards for the 5' grinder for the conversion. Got the feet on the stand glued and doweled,...
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    03-31-2020, 10:40 PM
    A simple wire handle can be twisted up and wrapped around the case then soldered on. I use coooer wire leage a loop and twist with a drill notor to a stem about 2-3: long wrap the 2 ends around the case 2-3 wraps each and solder in place. ...
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    03-31-2020, 08:54 PM
    Actual for deprimeing only in a depriming die no shell holder is needed a simple cup to locate with the hole thru for each case head ( this could even be stepped so one shell holder could do 3 cases. I made a hand deprimer from copper tubing for...
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    03-31-2020, 10:31 AM
    Actually the anvil is floating when in the box and seating "arms it. The cup when seated pushes in to the primer pocket and the anvil seats inside the cup to rest on the priming pellet. This happens with little notice by hand loaders. What is...
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    03-30-2020, 07:14 PM
    It will cause a small repeatable variation ( more so on the standard GI pencil barrels). But it is repeatable so a sight setting for on and one for off. On a true match grade the cylinder may not turn off as they were "unitized as part of the...
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    03-30-2020, 05:41 PM
    Maybe a set of wheel chicks on the 2 unlocked wheels. use a heavy piece of wood and cut a hole wheel dia thru it split in half and then angle one side up to 1/4" above bottom of wheel hole. set these down at wheels roll box up into them then lock...
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    03-30-2020, 05:36 PM
    If one moves the gas port selector to not run the action, does that affect shot placement. Tired of chasing brass all over. KB
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    03-30-2020, 05:32 PM
    Several things change when contouring a barrel. a change in contour can and will change the stress patterns in the barrel affecting harmonics but also sizes in the bore. Localized changes may result in tight or loose spots. Another is if the bore...
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    03-30-2020, 01:53 PM
    Better would be to build an angle iron frame for it to sit in with the wheels on it then and 4 threaded leveling feet. this way it can be rolled to where you want it the feet ran down and leveled taking weight of the wheels and also make it more...
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    03-29-2020, 10:41 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    We got the ceiling sheeted and the last of the R 19 insulation in today. The ceiling was 540 sq feet, I think I have enough R 19 to almost put a second layer on the ceiling up above. This was a big job today and went well. Only 4 electrical boxes...
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    03-29-2020, 10:20 PM
    I normally neck turn when needed. On one wild cat I actually do both. I neck rem in a die with the neck supported to clean up then neck turn to size for the fitted neck in the chamber. This gives very accurate neck wall thickness. On this case necks...
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    03-29-2020, 01:03 AM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Sat tonight and figured the air Manifold for the shop out got it for 8 drops into the room 4 on outside of wall. 1 Pressure gauge in the room so I can tell what I have. One drop and valve for water drop. 2 air connects at each electrical outlet one...
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    03-28-2020, 04:24 PM
    while not needed we used a wipe of soap on brass and copper. Beeswax also works. It helps improve the surface finish and stop any chip galling. Not a big deal but makes a nicer looking part. We just touched the bar to the part an slid along length...
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    03-28-2020, 01:19 PM
    one draw back is the lowered wages for several weeks before may have a negative effect on you unemployment benefits since they are based on wages. The extra weeks worked are nice. If your wages and dependants are enough to still draw the top limit...
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    03-27-2020, 11:35 PM
    Of you can get some lube in there A 50 50 mix of kroil and shooters choice would be my go to keep this wet and soaking for a week to give it time to work its magic. The kroil oil is the lubricant and the carrier. The shooters choice is a copper...
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    03-27-2020, 11:17 PM
    I save the end of a new barrel usually 3"-4"With this I can pour a lap. With this I can ream the shoulder and neck and throat into and use to set dies for optimum bump back. Every rifle should have this handy piece with it. ...
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    03-27-2020, 10:44 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Well this evening we for the 2 outside walls insulated These have the R19 in them. Worked around 2 windows a door and the outlets. Went good Sunday we will hang wall sheeting and rest of insulation if all goes well the door track and pocket door. ...
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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
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