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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    I ave smoked them for 4-5 hours around 200-225* with mestique chips the last hour or so I coated them in barbecue sauce. They were really good.
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    Yesterday, 01:36 PM
    I would have it bedded ( youll be surprised how tight it is after) The unitized gas system is also worth doing. Also have a good trigger job done, 4 1/2 lbs is abut the minimum but getting the clean crisp consistent release will make a big...
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    Yesterday, 11:56 AM
    For those contemplating this modification, I cant give you the actual jack for your machine, But I can tell you how to find the right one for your machine. Heres what to do. 1) lower table to lowest position and measure the distance from base to...
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    Yesterday, 11:33 AM
    I also dont recommend a drill press for milling for several reasons.1) the bearings normally arnt meant for side thrust issues 2) the morse tapers most drill presses use isnt really locked in ( like the r8s draw bar that tightens and hod the collet....
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    05-27-2020, 09:41 PM
    Thank-you for you help sir. It is appreciated. Between the actual table and the added x-y table its pushing 130-150 lbs. While old this machine is very square and true so I hate to replace it.
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    05-27-2020, 04:28 PM
    My BPCR brass ( 38-44 40- 65 45-70 45-90 44-40) all get annealed every 3rd firing. I use a lead pot filled with sand. maintains a fine temp and depth. Time is set by the totation around the ring removing and inserting cases. I find I get more...
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    05-26-2020, 05:55 PM
    The big radial arm drill press at work had power up down on ram, in out on head and rotate. It had 2 table heights floor and stand that bolted to the floor table This drill press had a 18"column and number 6 MT in the spindle. It was a monster. But...
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    05-26-2020, 05:37 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    I have 6 of them for in the shop They will be installed at an angle one wall angled to floor opposite wall. this has them crossing each other and the light gets into shelving better. Angled like that eliminates a lot of shadows
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    05-26-2020, 05:17 PM
    Chill Wills, My old leland gifords table is on a dovetail ( very similar to the knee on a bridgeport) so now rack and pinion on it like the round rams style. It was muscled up and down then the gib clamp was locked to hold it. This is a...
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    05-26-2020, 09:53 AM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    We had a dewalt hammer drill and Milwaukee 1/2 drill motor with the carbide concrete drills. The actual concrete drilled fine but the gravel was a pain. Drill would cut around 1/2" fine and quick then sit and spin for 1/2" or so then drop thru again...
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    05-26-2020, 09:42 AM
    I have one of the 10-22 stainless targets with the heavy ruger hammer forged barrel. Its a good shooter tuned the trigger up some ( not an easy job) it shot very good but not as good as the true target guns in the rack here We set the barrel back...
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    05-26-2020, 12:03 AM
    A tube made to length from front of rim to mouth + .020 would allow for a saw or file to be used. Slide the case in and lock in place. cut with a jewelers saw or fine file. A drill press and lee utter and shell holder will remove it pretty quick...
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    05-25-2020, 11:55 PM
    Drilling that hole from scratch requires some specialized tools and techniques. oil thru drills help a lot with chip management and heat. pec drilling also is a way of managing chips and helps a lot. coolant thru the blank is a plus when reaming and...
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    05-25-2020, 11:15 PM
    A simple easy way to change a carbide cutting tool is with a small piece of brass stock and some Diamond lapping compound imbedded into it. Use it like a hone stone to sharpen or brake the edges. If to sharp making a lesser relief angle may help and...
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    05-25-2020, 06:50 PM
    The best is hours on the machine you have. Each machine is different and a base to itself. I have 3 lathes and all are different. The harbor freight Mini is 7x12. Takes a lot more time and light cuts to make something. Polishing and small clean ups...
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    05-25-2020, 06:15 PM
    The jack I used came from Home Depot it is a jack meant for hoists. Mine is roughly 2 ft compressed and 4? extended. Today I took out the jack and block sanded and painted it. Glued in some fillers it needed. I then centered the jack side to side...
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    05-24-2020, 10:37 PM
    On this drill press I was thinking a transmission from a garden tractor would be more size appropriate. My first job the lathes all but 1 and the big drill press all had an electric motor coupled to truck or car transmission. then flat belt pulley...
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    05-24-2020, 07:08 PM
    I rebuilt this drill press when I bought it roughly 30 years ago from a junk yard. spindle got new bearings and upgraded to bearings with better thrust handling. Head is on a dovetail up and down the table is on a dovetail up and down. When rebuilt...
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    05-24-2020, 06:08 PM
    Spent the day working on the table of my of my old leland gifford drill press. Its roughly 14 x 14 square with a coolant trough around it. Table is on dovetails for up and down about 20" movement and by hand. The table alone weights around 70 lbs. I...
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    05-23-2020, 04:02 PM
    There are some sleepers out there that can be had reasonable. Winchester 75. mine is accurate and reliable. A good rifle and use able Mossberg target (cmp / dcm) these are very good Ive heard, I had a civilian model that was good. A lot of the...
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    05-23-2020, 10:57 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Mri in Our Town
    I am in the same as lightman for my MS only I get spine neck head orbs both with and with out dye. Some of mine have went 3 hours. The tube dosnt bother me and they pipe music in thru headphones to deaden the noise. My last few have been open...
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    05-23-2020, 09:28 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Casting flaws in Cast Boolits
    If you have a ladle give it a try, It ills the mould much faster, You want to fill the mould before it starts to solidify. Run in the 725*-750* range temp wise. Measure with a thermometer. Pour and cast at a brisk pace, this keeps mould up to temp....
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    05-22-2020, 08:30 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Plastic lumber in Our Town
    Ive used some and it works good. Not sure how it will hold up to bumps and bouncing. Dad had one for years. ( before the plastic "lumber"). He went to a local saw mill and bought oak 2 X 6 rough sawn. this was the full 2" thick. He then sprayed it...
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    05-22-2020, 05:48 PM
    Knarley replied to a thread Compression in Black Powder Cartridge
    Mr. Martini, Mr. Wills, Thank you for clearing that up.......:D
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    05-21-2020, 11:12 AM
    Wondering here if the retort could be put in an oven at 500* to make the charcoal? an old electric oven with a PID on it would give a very controlled temp and then it would become a time to "cook" and wood type equation. Just curious here. another...
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    05-21-2020, 10:57 AM
    I sectioned several m1A barrels at the chamber throat and gas port when shot out. It was amazing how far forward in the throat the erosion went. But even more was the radius burned on the gas port hole from erosion. Between the bullet passing and...
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    05-21-2020, 09:58 AM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Three44s, Whats really amazing is how fast the shop area filled up. 17x30x10. The old garage was 24 x 30 x 7 the new building is 40 x 50 x 10. and still filling fast
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    05-21-2020, 09:49 AM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Wayne, Im hoping for next month or so. Need some dry weather here to trench in the power line. I really dont want to see the electrician knee deep in water in the trench. It was early June last year when we started the new building. So not to bad in...
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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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Northwest Ohio
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Tool and die maker

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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