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    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    If the blocks are sticking cold or hot it mat be lube on pins or hinge If they are only doing it occasionally with bullets in the cavities Than it may also be the cavities blocks cooiling and grabbing a little. Look close at the sides of the bands ...
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    03-01-2021, 10:00 PM
    country gent replied to a thread I'm retired in Our Town
    And you were so excited hen you got your first "real" job. Now seriously Congrats on retiring with all intact. Enjoy the time and everything.
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    03-01-2021, 01:35 PM
    The 32-40 or 38-55 would be in the running here. The better rifle style bullets would be a plus at 200 yds. In the pistol cartridges also consider 44-40 and 45 colt. If your willing to reform cases then theres a lot more choices. Sit down with...
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    02-26-2021, 10:12 PM
    I have one and like it. Its pros are mounts on top of the bench no overhang, shell holder is out in the open and can be set up for where you want it easily. Its a heavy press, the ram is solid steel round stock. Has the die bushing to use the 1 1/2"...
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    02-26-2021, 09:56 PM
    Ive used Marine Tex to bed several rifles with good results and for its intended use to patch Fiberglas boat hulls. Worked great for both jobs. Was easy to color to match the bright yellow canoe even. Check to be sure your release agent works with...
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    02-26-2021, 12:33 PM
    Dont know if it would work or not but look at sinclairs benchrest reloading presses. they are a lever design and would be hard to make one up from metal or wood. A wood working vise that mounts under the bench would have larger jaw area to work...
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    02-25-2021, 11:47 PM
    What we do for memories. I have one my grand father had. it sits in a place safely and stays there now.
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    02-25-2021, 01:04 PM
    Bent Ramrod, In the 2nd shop I worked the newest lathe was 1952 monarch 14 X 60 but heres the kicker, construction on the plant started in 1955 so the tool room machines were bought used here. The mills were all this era also. surface grinders and...
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    02-25-2021, 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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    02-24-2021, 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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    02-24-2021, 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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    02-24-2021, 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
    23 replies | 651 view(s)
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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