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    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    In 308 / 7.62 I have my 2 Match grade m1as and a garand rebarreled in 308. All three are very accurate with most loads. The M1As can get pricey depending on how built up they are ( front and rear lugs, bolted in, Krieger, Obermeyer barrels, heavy...
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    11-10-2019, 05:22 PM
    I use a walker in the house but out in the yard a Action trac power chair, shopping and inside I have a geo chair that's set up like the transfer chairs and is lighter and folds up for transport. You might check with the local churches and even...
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    11-09-2019, 08:27 PM
    Black Powder or smokeless ?
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    11-08-2019, 11:43 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Getting ready to frame the 2 inner walls and ceiling in. long wall is 30' I hoping to do this in 2 sections one 20' and a 10' "removeable" section. The short front wall is 16 ft with a sliding pocket door in it Roughly 10' tall. Im trying to figure...
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    11-08-2019, 06:37 PM
    You don't say what you were shooting. Patched round balls, sabots, bullets? The lube used is not just to make loading easier and slow leading but to help with fouling control. The lube keeps the fouling soft. Lube can make a big difference in...
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    11-08-2019, 06:24 PM
    another thought on this. If leaning towards the rifle, you might look at one of the upper end pellet guns in 20 or 22 caliber. a side cocker or barrel cocker ( I prefer the side cockers) are up around 1100 fps and will dispatch most small game...
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    11-08-2019, 01:56 PM
    Fit is important and will make a big difference in how recoil is felt. Mossberg offered the 500s in a youth model with 2 stocks one shorter and one full length for when the young'un grew up and into it. These are slightly heavier shotguns and that...
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    11-08-2019, 01:35 PM
    On plumbing projects I first sit down and sketch up what I want to do. I then make a parts list of what Ill need to do the job, Then a list of the tools Ill need. Then I tke my materials list to the store and purchase what I need adding 1-2...
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    11-08-2019, 12:39 PM
    Try a very light coating of bullet lube ( what your using on the bullets) to protect the bore and metal. by very light, push a lubed patch thru the bore then 2-3 clean dry patches to distribute and smooth out. the 3rd patch will show very little...
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    11-07-2019, 09:01 PM
    Maybe you can use it as is. the thinner is a carrier is all. a little less each use to account for the lost solvent.
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    11-07-2019, 07:43 PM
    While the ladle is still hot from casting touch your piece of beeswax, paraffin, or candle to it and watch it spread and coat the ladle in a protective coating. Inside and out. Only takes a second to do and it will add to fluxing next session
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    11-07-2019, 07:35 PM
    I have reset the "clock springs" on my drill press and mill to neutral tension. (they stay where you let them at ). This makes tapping easier to do. I normally center drill, drill flatten the bottom drill lightly chamfer ad tap all with the drill...
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    11-06-2019, 04:11 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Today we assembled the heater when it came and poured 10 gallons of kerosene in it. Fired right up opened 8' door 10" or so for ventilation and the heater brought the building up to 60* pretty quickly. Most of the building was warmer since its...
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    11-04-2019, 10:38 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Son and I went Wednesday morning and got the rest of the stock, His little Sonoma pick up hit the stops when he fot in to move load forward and stack it better LOL. I also asked the SIL of the friend about the cover guard for the grinding wheel on...
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    11-04-2019, 10:30 PM
    There are also the 3d printers available. The cnc routers are interesting to say the least. Im wondering if like the cnc Machines in shops if you need a computer to write the program for them then download it? A lot of the machines use Gcode for...
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    11-04-2019, 01:08 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    My pay here will be the shop Ive always wanted when its done. Its getting closer and closer
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    11-03-2019, 10:19 PM
    The chamber will make a difference in what you can do also. If it is cut for the .386-.387 barrel you may just need an expander and reworked mould. If not then things get harder. If the fired cases accept the bigger bullets then your fine, and can...
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    11-03-2019, 05:58 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Its supposed to be here wensday. need to get some kerosene or diesel for it still.
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    11-03-2019, 05:55 PM
    country gent replied to a thread My view this morning in Our Town
    Had an old farmer here who did it right his blind was in a great location, he paid attention to details and knew what he was doing. most of his kills were easier measured in feet than yards. For him 20 yards was a long shot. LOL
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    11-03-2019, 05:35 PM
    Decapping rods can be straightened but it is a painstaking job that can be a slow process. a cee block is needed preferably 2 vee blocks. A good flat surface and small press. In the vee block find the highest centered point of the bend and...
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    11-03-2019, 05:01 PM
    Titan has very good prices on lee moulds and most are in stock. A very simple set up that's great for casting is the fish fryer burner and stand. It actually has an advantage over the electric pots. You can...
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    11-03-2019, 02:09 PM
    The rcbs ladle is very good also. I have both the RCBS and Lyman, the RCBS holds a little more material. Don't scrimp on the PPE safety glasses, heavy gloves, leather shoes and heavier clothing. A billed hat is a big plus if you get a splatter. ...
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    11-03-2019, 10:56 AM
    One reason for the discrepancies between older and newer manuals even of the same source is powders change slightly over the years for a given canister number. They are close but there have been small changes. For discrepancies between different...
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    11-03-2019, 09:59 AM
    Maybe pick up some soft clear pine or bass wood, your pocket knife and do some carving. Put a towel down to catch the shavings. Maybe some smaller paintings or models. Restore some reloading tools that need it. Clean and oil your firearms at a nice...
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    11-02-2019, 08:13 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Its getting colder now and I just don't do as well in the cold as I used to. Went out yesterday to tinker around and only made an hour or so before I had to come in. Shelving came yesterday ( finally). Last night I ordered a Match diesel fueled...
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    11-02-2019, 01:12 PM
    Those old guys are something to watch and see in action. They don't seem to be doing much at any given time but at the end of the day there is a pile of parts on their bench done. lol They had learned and knew how to work smarter not harder. ...
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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