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    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Lead was used a lot simply do to the fact is was easily worked. It casts over easily attained temps with a good finish. Back in the day this was an important consideration. A lot of cups and glasses and bowls were made in the roman days along with...
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    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    Most restaurants here just open a can for the gravy. Only a very few make it up from scratch. I prefer my own
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    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    It shouldn't be to hard you need to cut down to next gull caliber dia base and grease groove, Here the tumble lube design would give a finer weight adjustment. one thing to check before cutting is the cavities straightness to the blocks. ...
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    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    wrap the tallow in cheese cloth and melt in a old crock pot. the tallow flows thru the cheese cloth and floats to the top. when dine let cool and remove the solidified tallow from top and set aside to dry. Tis is how Mom did lard when we butchered....
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    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    Look at the pins that engage the op rod spring follower the bend of the follower then at where the magazine follower slides in the receiver. Look for "bright" rub marks in metal and wood. There is a block that can be used to check timing of the...
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    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Pac Nor Barrels in Our Town
    My pac nor barrel is a real hummer. Hope they get back up and running soon. THe old manual equipment went thru fires and such much better than the new cnc machines do. They are looking big miney and time replacing everything. Cimputers, controllers,...
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    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Biscuits and gravy in Our Town
    I also use some sage seasoning in my sausage gravey. Same with hamburger and dried beef. I can remember Mom joking breakfast for the 5 of us came in premeasured packages. a dozen eggs, pound of bacon, loaf of bread. LOL.
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    Yesterday, 03:34 PM
    The garand and M1-A M14 have a slot in the receiver bridge that catches the firing pins tang and restricts for ward movement until the bolt is locked. Its not fool proof though. ( nothing mechanical is). One important thing when a double occurs is...
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    Yesterday, 03:20 PM
    Most catalogues from tool shops are pretty good. But some may use pics of similar items in the description. Hers a basic list of lathe tooling 3 jaw universal chuck, all around use works on round and any stock the flats are evenly divided by 3. 4...
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    Yesterday, 02:47 PM
    Just the salt and pepper last night but you can if your doing several make the meat like meat loaf an egg and some crackers or bread crumbs. I have also diced some onion up and mixed in the hamburger. A put a layer of butter on the squash and a...
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    Yesterday, 11:59 AM
    The cold not only affects you but the machine as well. The plastic fingers and cases are much stiffer when cold. In reality the actual machine may be a benefit to being cold since things shrink when cold so it may be a slightly tighter machine. IN...
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    Yesterday, 11:50 AM
    Bridge port never claimed their mills were the most solid but did claim they were universal. with some thought and work almost any job can be done on them. But heavy machining or roughing will push the heads out of tram. In a lot of jobs we roughed...
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    Yesterday, 11:36 AM
    I have 2 snubbies at the moment. A smith 340 scandium titanium air light in 357 mag, and a 36 round butt in 38 spl air weight. Herse the basic rundown on them The 340 is light and carries great due to the light weight and small size but do to the...
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    12-07-2019, 11:23 PM
    My 1911 wadcutter fun in 38spl will show a small difference in trimmed and untrimmed cases. It needs to be in the ransom rest but it does show it. LOL.
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    12-07-2019, 11:20 PM
    Tonight for supper I had another of those old comfort meals. I cut an acorn squash in half cleaned the seeds and strings out. buttered the top and where the seeds were. Light salt and pepper. formed a ball of hamburger and pressed into it laid a...
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    12-07-2019, 11:13 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Red Neck yard art in Our Town
    Before doing mail box posts check with your carrier, a lot of states have laws on what can be used for posts now. In Ohio it needs to be a breakaway post, a 4x4 is the biggest you can use. Here it was common to see milk cans with the post set thru...
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    12-07-2019, 11:06 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Pistol rest needed in Our Town
    For cleaning and maintenance I actual prefer a good bench vice with padded jaws. I have a versa vice on my bench right now. CF Plinkers would do well also. the problem working with the rests is the pistol can move and shift. I prefer the vise with...
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    12-07-2019, 10:50 PM
    M Tecs fix is what probably needs done. A tuned trigger in the garand will slowly smooth and drop weight in use. When I did a trigger I set it up at 4 43/4 lbs to 5lbs. This would drop in and stay longer. Another point when working the trigger you...
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    12-07-2019, 09:08 PM
    Mr. Wolf. Glad to hear you did so well with the surgery. Wishes for a speedy recovery and a lot of improvements. WIll Pm my phone number to you f you get bored give me a call.
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    12-07-2019, 08:41 PM
    try them and see how they do in your rifle. Taking the taper out and getting each band right is going to be a big job. As to the roughness on the nose. What is the nose dia as cast? This may determine ehat options you have. If its not affecting...
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    12-07-2019, 05:26 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Biscuits and gravy in Our Town
    Last night I made the off shoot of sausage gravy. Dried beef gravy for supper. I put it over toast. That was supper here.
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    12-07-2019, 05:21 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Vib Media in Reloading Equipment
    I use both corn cob and walnut media. either or gets a capful of nufinish a capful of iosso brass polish and 2-3 ounces of mineral spirits added and a 10 min run in before adding brass. I prefer the corn cobs for the polish walnut for the added...
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    12-07-2019, 02:17 PM
    Lapping is good to increase size and maintain the original shape or contours. It gets trickier changing when changing the shape or form as lapps need to be turned or formed in the new shape. A brass lapp turned up to what you want may do the job...
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    12-07-2019, 12:35 PM
    In the shops I worked the engravings needed to be there or they weren't considered safety glasses by the company, that number designates the level of protection the lenses frame combo provide. We were also required to have side shields on safety...
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    12-07-2019, 11:32 AM
    I trimmed 38 bullseye brass to square the mouth and improve the light crimp on wadcutters. The square mouth aids accuracy and crimp as does the constant length also helps. For blasting ammo no. Most manuals give 2 case lengths the max length...
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    12-06-2019, 07:09 PM
    Wayne, with the natural salts and oils in them what color do they burn???????
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    12-06-2019, 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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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