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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    online metals has the brass tubing you need to make the adjustable measure tubes in 12" lengths. 3" or 4" long can be made. They also have solid round stock that could be used for this project Bill of materials for this...
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    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    Just ran into one that probably can't do a square, mebbe an egg. If I adjust down it goes down & left. "Up" goes up & right. Go from 3-9X and impact shifts. Good thing I still have the box.
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    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    I'd probably buy one. I haven't seen many around here but I think they held off on the 94's until they got their issues worked out. Safety doesn't bother me, if it did I'd slip an o-ring on it and forget it.
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    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    Nice! My Marlin 1894 is about the same vintage in 32WCF, just finished repairing the extractor and we'll be headed back to the range soon. Your 93 looks to be in better condition than my 94, should be safe to shoot after your 'smith looks it over.
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    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    The wood and 50-60% condition kills it for most collectors, including me. Sounds like a great shooter or candidate for restoration.
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    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Texas hog... in Hunting with CB's
    Nice little piggy! Always wanted to split one like that down the middle and toss it on the smoker.
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    01-20-2018, 11:07 PM
    My wife passed away in 2002 and I still get credit card offers, insurance offers and some others in Her name through the mail. When you call them about it nothing happens.
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    01-20-2018, 08:34 PM
    Kubota! Great service from tractor and dealer. True zero finance hard to beat as well.
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    01-20-2018, 05:37 PM
    Smoked carp can be very good. Like most wild game what its feeding on and how the meat is handled cleaned and prepared is important also. Most of the carp here from the river have a mud vein that needs to be removed carefully. Its a soft flakey...
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    01-20-2018, 02:24 PM
    Mine been doing it for a couple weeks now. If I 'click' on the member box it comes up and a 'click; on password box brings it up then login. I then go to a screen that claims invalid info, 'click' forum and I'm in.
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    01-20-2018, 11:53 AM
    In aluminum the old stand by was lard. in summer time some shops really were "ripe" as the guys lard supplies went rancid. LOL. The old sulfar black oil is very good but finding true high sulfar oil is getting harder. The original tap magic is good...
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    01-20-2018, 11:32 AM
    Welcome to the forum. All kinds of help here. If you ask there may be a member near you that's willing to help you get started and point you in the right direction. Read up on the process as much as you can, handle equipment in stores shops or...
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    01-20-2018, 03:48 AM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Sighting in in Our Town
    In theory, two. In practice, three. My "bore sighter" is a piece of painters' tape on a shed on the other side of the driveway. When I see someone chasing their zero around on a warm day I'll suggest they let it cool, on a hot day it's a whole...
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    01-20-2018, 12:06 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Sighting in in Our Town
    Something to consider. In a NRA High power rifle match you get 2 sighters at each stage to zero the rifle. Granted most competitors have very close zeros for each stage but still its 2 sighters. Most use one to adjust fine tune and the second as a...
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    01-19-2018, 09:58 PM
    A draw back to breech seating is if at a public range and you load its hard to unload if a cease fire is called. The case can be removed but a rod is needed to push the bullet out.
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    01-19-2018, 09:56 PM
    I clean deprime prime charge cases seat the bullet on the wad stack and then size the neck just enough to set the neck tension around the bullet in my 38-55. One gun should be fine with fired brass for a long time. Multiple guns or an out of round...
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    01-19-2018, 09:47 PM
    Aluminum is good you just need to experiment with temp and cadence more you will find what they like. Sometimes casting with 2 moulds together smooths out the temp swings some. It gives the blocks a little time to dissipate the heat and allows them...
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    01-19-2018, 04:55 PM
    Going coarser on the sand paper will speed things up a little. Maybe 120grit to start with. Use a long rod so you can have a piece of sandpaper 3-4" long and wide enough to be a tight fit in the die. (as it opens up use printer paper under the sand...
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    01-19-2018, 12:30 PM
    My Daughter did rice in ours the other night and it stuck to the bottom pretty hard. Any tricks here? Has anyone tried on of the slow cooker bags in the insta pot to ease clean ups? Curious here. were doing bean soup in it tonight.
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    01-19-2018, 12:10 PM
    I add salt pepper butter and also some sage to the ground sausage when browning it. then a teaspoon or so of flour and cook fry until it browns some and add milk to desired thickness. A well seasoned cast iron pan makes a difference also. Over...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 09:24 PM
    Quite honestly I have no idea.
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    01-18-2018, 09:11 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Odd Question - Sling in Leverguns
    For some reason I think a wide, tooled leather sling looks right at home on a levergun.
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    01-18-2018, 02:48 PM
    The model 41 is a fine solid handgun, is your the 5 1/2" or 7" model? Just curious here is all. I would start out with a full disassembled cleaning and see if that fixes the problems. 22s are notorious for dumping crud into the actions and build up...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 01:47 PM
    Well, OP, did you scratch that itch? I had a pistol cartridge 1894 (45 Colt) for years but never had any issues that I can recall. Problem is I don't recall ever shooting it but I'm pretty sure I did. I think the Rossi R92 is a better option if you...
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    01-18-2018, 12:39 AM
    I used formica once, it was okay. I have a metal desk with 1" ply wood top I covered with aluminum sheet .030 thk. Works and looks good but things roll forever and with a good light source its bright. I have one that's 2X4s on edge in a home made...
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    01-18-2018, 12:31 AM
    Air currents, external vibrations, static electricity, electric frequencies from florescent lights and other things can all effect a digital scales. Air flow and vibrations will also affect a beam scales. Another that can and does affect both are...
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    01-18-2018, 12:06 AM
    A cases annealing is not the same from top to bottom. We strive to anneal just the neck and shoulder with out changing the base and lower body. So you 30-06 conversions necks were formed from brass that was harder than the neck was. Look at the...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 08:36 PM
    I suspect the tang is D&T'd for tang sights if you're open to that option. If you don't need peeps the Marble sight is hard to beat.
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    01-17-2018, 08:28 PM
    Yes, sir! Time & distance. All the tech in the world will not repeal the laws of physics.
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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