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    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    Wayne, with the natural salts and oils in them what color do they burn???????
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    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    I would look at a jar with a food seal on the lid mason jars with the rings and lids have a very good seal. Some of the candles and candy jars with the push in lids and rubber cup seals might do very well. For long term...
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    Yesterday, 03:03 PM
    Also be aware your friend grinders may have to have more than your 3 lbs of shells to get any out. Our old feed grinder would do it but the first shovel of corn was filler in the machine took a second before any came out the auger. LOL.
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    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    I would polish it with the flannel patch and auto rubbing compound flitz or shimichrome. Than looks more like a burnish mark than anything. A light polish should cure it. Materials and tools you will need are....
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    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    You may not have to remove the scratch but just the raised metal around it. A rod split and wrapped to a snug fit with soft cotton flannel and a light coat of very fine abrasive flitz simichrome JB Bore cleaner or a very fine diamond compound will...
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    12-05-2019, 02:32 PM
    It should work to some degree. Crushing may not give the required frit size consistency. Here a coffee grinder might work to make the desired size and or grit. I would try polishing some things other than cases to start with them to see how they are...
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    12-05-2019, 02:26 PM
    I would look at the RCBS little dandy or one of the similar ones by other makers. Ideal would be a lil dandy with the adjustable rotor. The Lee auto disks would be good and work well in a die and press. A smaller cavity or insert for the bigger...
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    12-05-2019, 02:08 PM
    It can be hard but if you work it right it can be done and isn't a real issue. My Grandmother needed some help and such. I worked close by and Dad went past every day on his way to work so we swapped days stopping in after work to check and do odd...
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    12-05-2019, 11:06 AM
    My 23 (22 hornet) had a rear aperture sight mounted on it with 2 8 x 48 screws and between them was a 10 screw, not sure what the #qo was for. I picked up a piece of brownels rail blank and drilled the hole pattern in it using the 3 holes. On the...
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    12-04-2019, 09:21 PM
    That depends on how much f it there is and you "status". once you find the problem and get it sized and fire formed out right it should be fine. Depending what you find it may be a simple fix of readjusting the die, a shim washer flued into the...
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    12-04-2019, 08:18 PM
    Ink a couple of the problem cartridges and chamber when the ink is dry press in hard and where the ink is rubbed is your problem. It does look like a bulge just ahead if the chanelure. Not sure if its crimp or not getting sized down far enough on...
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    12-04-2019, 01:38 PM
    Kev18 plug off the nipple holes on the cylinder with round tooth picks nice and tight stand upright and fill cylinders / chambers with kroil and let soak in a pan to catch any seepage. This will allow overnight soaks and working in between. Soak for...
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    12-04-2019, 01:29 PM
    Oh now cowboy loads, try the original 45 colt loading case full of 2f black powder card board wad and a 250 grn bullet. enough powder to fill air space with the wad then work up from there. Should start out around 700 fps and working up will slowly...
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    12-04-2019, 10:55 AM
    Mr. Smth cleaned them up sorry for the inconvenience
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    12-03-2019, 11:06 PM
    The new lab radar makes testing this proving it a lot easier it gives velocity at several points over a couple hundred yards. A reading at the muzzle and one at 200yds from the same shot plug the numbers into one of the programs on the net and you...
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    12-03-2019, 10:57 PM
    The original theory behind the high temp flames was to heat the neck shoulder before the head got to hot and then quench to stop travel. Some would stand cases up in water to protect the heads also. While the brass is thin the lower temp longer time...
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    12-03-2019, 10:47 PM
    If rodents are an issue use steel wool twisted into a loose rope with the foam. I would consider removing the bark where possible. The suggestion of split saplings and brads or finish nails to finish sounds good.
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    12-03-2019, 10:41 PM
    If you go the mini lathe and all it has is the 3 jaw, make up a "spider for the chuck. Use 1/16" thick by 1" cold roll flat stock 2 pieces 1 6" long and one 3" long. With the 6: bend in center to a vee to match chuck jaws. weld the 4: straight off...
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    12-03-2019, 06:26 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Loctite 222 OR 243 in Our Town
    I use blue lock tite with food results on the base screws. In a pinch nail polish or enamel paint will work well also. I coar the screws and under the heads with it. ANother tip is to make sure the threads screws and bases are clean and free of oil...
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    12-03-2019, 02:44 PM
    reactions between different materials can happen easily and quickly. greases oils and chemicals can be devastating when they happen. Mixing petroleum's or synthetics with vegetable oils can cause it also. At one factory they changed greases from...
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    12-03-2019, 01:52 PM
    Another help in loosening stuck screws is to make a clay dam around area and penetrating oil in it then on aolid surface use a punch if needed to get into it flat and with a small ball peen lightly tap on it for a few minutes the vibration will work...
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    12-02-2019, 09:30 PM
    The nu finish does leave a light coating behind on the brass to slow oxidation. This coating may be causing the discoloration. I anneal with a lead pot full off sand and had starline brass that turned pinkish shade when annealed that way. It is...
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    12-02-2019, 12:54 AM
    It may take some custom work to get these trimmed to as accurate as you want. But it can be done. An old tool maker I shot with made his own dies and a small machine with a double angle collet and stop in it. This little machine turned the jacket...
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    12-01-2019, 08:00 PM
    The Wilson dies hold everything in much better alignment do to tighter tolerances and better design. The bullet is held in alignment to the case neck with a section much closer to size and so is the case. This supports accurate seating. My 308...
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    12-01-2019, 07:38 PM
    First check your twist rate this will help determine choice of the bullet. powder charge that fills the case to the base of the bullet ( possibly even a little more than). Use a lube that's effective with BP. A good wad between powder and bullet....
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    12-01-2019, 07:27 PM
    A Wilson trimmer could have a holder made to trim it. a spit type so the clamp could be used. set trimmer to zero dust one end clean flip 180* and trim to stop, The rcbs redding style collets wouldn't hold on very much length making holding square...
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    12-01-2019, 03:09 PM
    Pedersolis barrels and chambers have gotten rave reviews as top shooters for years. Before going to far check twist rate and do a chamber cast to see what you have to work with. Brass, dies, Bullets ( in appropriate weight and dia), lube appropriate...
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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