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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    03-27-2020, 02:35 PM
    One issue with the older pistols and porous metals is the oils that have soaked into them. This is an advantage from preventing rust. But when bluing can create problems. A light sanding or stoning then give it a light acid cleaning followed by a...
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    03-27-2020, 12:33 AM
    After following the Country Gent's suggestions, if at a cowboy match, run a damp patch between stages. I do that for sure with the double barrel, that way the hulls shuck better.
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    03-26-2020, 10:25 PM
    Find the compression that makes the powder burn the best, as you work up in compression you will see fouling drop. A good BP lube like SPG or emmerts improved can make a big difference. Also a bullet that carries enough lube for the barrel length....
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    03-26-2020, 03:25 PM
    I read on Steve Brooks mould site that he recommends a small dead blow mallet. I tried it and have used a 8 oz slimline head model since. I like it as its light and still works well the no mar cover is easy on the plate. I would describe the blow I...
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    03-25-2020, 10:13 PM
    20 MOA in a base may barely zero at 200 probably not at 50-100.If you want a zero base it can be done in the way we used to get 20 moa before they were available. Measure the base front and back see what the taper is and cut a shim that thick. bolt...
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    03-25-2020, 05:04 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Apology in Our Town
    You can still voice an opinion, argue a point even disagree with another member. This can all be done with out getting mean nasty or vulgar. Many have never learned the difference between debating arguing and instigating. Debating is acceptable...
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    03-25-2020, 01:12 PM
    I used a 8lb powder keg drill a hole thru the lid just big enough for your tube to fit thru. slide tube thru and a couple wraps of tape or zip tie to hold it in screw on jug and set back where you want it. By the time this jug is gull you should...
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    03-24-2020, 08:47 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    I just received the Wood crafters e-mail the other day and they have a new sling shot kit now on sale. It a very nice looking set up would be a lot of fun to build and with a fancy wood would make Dennis the menace jealous. :grin: ...
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    03-24-2020, 04:00 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Apology in Our Town
    Yep I quoted a member who had "misspoke" in his post we both got a warning.
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    03-24-2020, 10:03 AM
    try a couple as is if they form and come out good anneal after forming this will remove the work hardening from the forming operation also. I have gotten better fit on the mandrel and finish with annealed brass neck turning. ...
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    03-24-2020, 09:48 AM
    Id be doing a lot better if I had gotten the new shop finished before this hit. I may go out today and start on a grinder stand for in the shop. its a simple enough build and weather is warming up enough to be out there with out heat. Insulation...
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    03-23-2020, 09:10 PM
    Heres some info that might help. HSS cobalt may cut it but wont last long. Carbide will cut it but you need a pretty good spindle for it to hold up, chatter run out vibration all will damage carbide. Speeds and feeds are very important. I have...
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    03-23-2020, 02:31 PM
    The 4895s were the choice for high power shooters in 308 along with 4064. Varget as worked well for me also. Another set to consider is reloader 12 and 15
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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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