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    Today, 12:05 AM
    Grizzly is making or having lathes made under the south bend name now. So a new one may be ready and waiting.
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    Yesterday, 05:30 PM
    Also forgot to add my miller is 110 or 220 volts by changing a plug comes with both.
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    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    I have the Miller matic 220 it is arc mig tig. mig is gas or flux core. A nice machine capable of tig welding most materials. ( Some even in the miller line arnt.). I have 2 flux bottles on mine its a nice easy to set up and use machine, much...
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    Yesterday, 12:16 PM
    Bisonite was the preferred material for service rifles ( garand and M1a) in my high power days. was very good with steel filler. was very hard and very low shrinkage. Held up well to the limited bedding area of these rifles. It was a little...
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    02-23-2021, 04:43 PM
    Some times a small rare earth magnet will lift the ball out.. If you have a small nail or wire file end sharp and a light application of super glue on the very end and hold against the ball till cured then it may come out. Be careful not to get...
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    02-23-2021, 11:44 AM
    My gem Pro came with an anti vibration pad to set under it from the factory.
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    02-21-2021, 11:31 AM
    What brand of powder is being used?
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    02-20-2021, 12:00 AM
    country gent replied to a thread COVID Problems in Our Town
    Sew a button on each side of a ball cap and hook on them. Ive seen ladies use barrets in their hair to hold them on also. Another would be a rubber band between the loops and wrap around back of head.
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    02-19-2021, 10:28 PM
    Theres a lot of portable canopies ( Like they use for parties and get together s} or maybe a portable car port from Harbor Freight, that set up pretty quick and easily. put sockets and tie down rings in each corner of the trailer for it. As to the...
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    02-18-2021, 12:51 PM
    Looks good and handy.
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    02-17-2021, 10:40 PM
    country gent replied to a thread sharpening knives in Our Town
    I have used the tormex for lathe chisels and planer blades. it does a wonder full job on them I also really like the strop wheel compound. The low rpm grinders also allow for a bigger selection of wheels and types of wheels
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    02-17-2021, 09:52 PM
    Okay I was curious. A polish on the working surfaces might do the trick. Look at my knife sharpening post in our town for ideas. A piece of thin brass or aluminum flat with a couple layers of paper and the compound worked into it would make a nice...
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    02-17-2021, 09:46 PM
    I have read that to but also have read that it dosnt work as well in repeaters semi auto pump or lever actions. Im suspecting a difference in the rims. Ill need to do some measuring on them when I get some 410 cases. Rim and body dia. Had an old...
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    02-17-2021, 09:34 PM
    Thats a very nice rifle. Is that a MVA scope? You might try a thin washer or shim under the spring to lesson torque if the action dosnt smooth up. This is reversible if you dont like it. Thinning the spring would also work but if you go to far...
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    02-17-2021, 03:07 PM
    How many rounds does the rifle have thru it. In time it may smooth out some from use. Keep it well oiled or a light grease and see if that helps.Open and close it 10-15 times a night for a couple weeks and see what that does to help smooth it up....
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    02-17-2021, 02:16 PM
    I use a double boiler set up on the stove Place bullets in existing holes in lube then into water pan heat until lube is melted and 5-10 mins "cook" time to heat bullets and let cool on stove top. I then cut out with a cake cutter.
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    02-17-2021, 02:08 PM
    For its intended uses 2-3 boxes of heavy birdshot and 2-3 boxes of personal defense loads ( after break in and learning it) would be several years supply LOL. I am thinking of making some all brass cases for it thinking they would smooth feeding...
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    02-17-2021, 02:01 PM
    country gent replied to a thread sharpening knives in Our Town
    I have used the old sharpening wheels that you peddled or cranked even thought about making one ( it wouldnt be that hard repurposing a crank from a bicycle) but finding that 3" limestone wheel or purchasing one would be prohibitive. Couple family...
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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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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