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    07-19-2019, 10:11 PM
    country gent replied to a thread PMs and Update in Our Chapel
    Don't ever give up keep fighting and doing what ever you can. Your in my prayers and thughts
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    07-19-2019, 10:07 PM
    It takes a few sharpening's to move the face back to where it starts to be a problem, but it is an issue. another is sharpening the face working parallel to the cutting edge dosnt give as good an edge. Working on the face edge at the correct angle...
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    07-19-2019, 09:32 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Back on track I got the name and number of a Gentleman that moves equipment on the side lots of good reviews on him from friends and others. He has a trailer that should hold everything one trip including his lift truck, Maybe tomorrow get the...
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    07-19-2019, 09:29 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Yep definitely got off track there. LOL
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    07-19-2019, 09:24 PM
    We used wax and clay for measuring in the shop. The reason dies are so expensive is the low numbers sold and needed, its just not feasible to make a run of them. That wouldn't be a bad lathe job to modify a 40-65 straight die for or any smaller...
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    07-19-2019, 09:13 PM
    have used molasses in place of the brown sugar. Those look good on a lot of fish we scale and fillet leaving the skin on to hold the meat together. Ive never done whole like that. But the head would drive most of my family away just seeing it....
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    07-19-2019, 07:55 PM
    Have used poster board, cereal boxes, corrugated card board, waxed juice boxes ( these are getting harder to find) Gasket materials ( these are a list all their own). Felt, and insulation board. As to the gasket materials there is the oil papers in...
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    07-19-2019, 07:36 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Not really, was being polite there:bigsmyl2:
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    07-19-2019, 06:39 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Traffer while Im sure your a Great guy, That cot is mine not sure at my age I want a male room mate LOL
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    07-19-2019, 01:21 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    All the machines will be set before the inner walls are put up. Its so much easier to move equipment with out walls. same equipment will be set then wiring done.
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    07-19-2019, 01:19 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Im planning on a small hydraulic die cart for moving what I need where I need it but the trick is getting everything where you ( I) know where it is to get it when you need it. Im still working on this. Considering my wood working tools are also...
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    07-19-2019, 12:22 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Well its really coming together now. Building is to be done Monday. Hopefully get the occupancy permit later next week. My offer on the shop equipment has been accepted. A very nice Nardinni 16x40 lathe digital readout and coolant. A 12x40 lathe...
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    07-19-2019, 11:59 AM
    The button nose is also thought to help cut full dia holes when competing in matches like NRA pistol ( 2700). I have used a lot of wadcutters over the years, Star National alberts home cast. For awhile 160grn wadcutters were gaining some use. It...
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    07-19-2019, 11:49 AM
    A lot tend to over load the hollow bases blowing out the skirts. If this is a 50cal I would start around 50 grns of 1 1/2F or 2F and work up to best accuracy. Lube with a true black powder bullet lube like spg ...
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    07-19-2019, 11:35 AM
    By setting the pot on an angle the left over lead isn't in full contact and has room to lift out. One of the features of the older pots were sides with draft on them or an angled side that got bigger towards the top. This allowed cooled led to drop...
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    07-18-2019, 09:10 PM
    I would carefully pull a seated bullet and measure it diameter along where its seated. A to small expander may have the softer bullet being sized down by the case. The 1-12 twist should stabilize that bullet very well. I believe your issue may be...
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    07-18-2019, 01:11 PM
    I mostly use black iron screws and bolts I don't care got the galvanized or newer cadmium plated bolts unless they are really needed for a project. The bolt works well and is easy, one taller than the pots depth makes it easier to get a hold of....
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    07-18-2019, 12:17 PM
    on the side of the drum thru the handle mount should be a thumb screw for the lard slide. Its the measuring drum with the 2 slides in it. It should have a scales on the side of it to rough set. This big slide setto within 5 grns then the second or...
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    07-17-2019, 10:53 PM
    In my 45-90 I use a .060 napa rubber fiber wad and 2 tracing paper wads ( roughly .002 each) adding wads and maintaining oal length reduces powder charge. My rifle is a reproduction Hepburn at 12 lbs. When you say Long Range what distances are you...
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    07-17-2019, 10:43 PM
    Is you 55 a 2 slide or 3 slide model. My 3 slide will throw way over 70 grns of 1 1/2f old ensforde. I set mine with in 5 grains with the big slide Thumb screw lock and push pull. then the second slide I get with in 1 grain and the fine slide to...
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    07-17-2019, 10:27 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Today the 3 garage doors went in Went good and the doors move freely and easily. The one guy was really working set the tension on the torsion springs LOL. I get going I may make them a set of bars 3 ft long ( a foot longer) the added leverage may...
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    07-17-2019, 10:15 PM
    I will clip vise grips to my pot and pour into ingot moulds or, since my pots bottom is concave and the sides short I set a bolt in the center with a washer on it and let cool. then with pliers lift the lead slug out. I can bump it out on a short...
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    07-16-2019, 11:40 PM
    I believe the bible is the word to follow. I believe it is a accurate recounting of Gods and later Jesus's teachings. But it has been translated many times by man over the years and by many different peoples over the years. Thus thru translation...
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    07-16-2019, 11:20 PM
    Even in carbide dies I very lightly lube pistol cases to ease sizing and I think it helps with consistency. New brass is more consistent as to primer pockets flatness, flash hole size, wall thickness, hardness ( unless you anneal) and form. brass...
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    07-16-2019, 11:11 PM
    I believe they also use a front sight that's dovetail is slightly angled to help with the high rear and angle of the sights. Front sight height is going to have a bearing on the rear sights needed height. A shorter / lower front may help with the...
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    07-16-2019, 10:52 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Soon the real work starts emptying the trailers of the stuff and putting away organized and where it can be found. Then bringing in the "new equipment" setting leveling and wiring for everything. Im debating on shelving cabinets or drawer units. ...
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    07-16-2019, 10:44 PM
    true fluxing blends the metal and alloys into a homogenous mix that is one metal and removes the impurities like dirt steels and other things. Most use a mix of wax and woodshavings /sawdust for fluxing. when done you should see a black ash...
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    07-16-2019, 04:58 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Today they did the outside grading and the gravel approach driveway. Looks good and in the track chair no bumps or jars going in and out. Tomorrow the roll up doors are supposed to be installed. Thursday the missing siding is to be here
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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