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    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Plans for the 4th? in Our Town
    Im hoping to make the "circle " in the morning Mom and Dads graves, great uncle Jims and Willards Grandma and Grandpas and last My wife's. Then come home spend the day with the Grand sons (7,5,and 2 ) and son and daughter with cold drinks and ice...
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    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    In the equipment I purchased were 2 of the old mity Mag magnetic bases. I like these smaller bases for most indicating work. Still strong and mechanically sound the plastic bodies had alot of chip burns and stains. I peeled this old coating off and...
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    Yesterday, 06:01 PM
    Aluminum Oxide, Silicon carbide, diamond are meant for different materials and break down rates. .003 to remove from a mould is .0015 on a side. Normally lapping the initial application is used and as it breaks down becomes finer as it breaks down. ...
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    07-01-2020, 11:37 AM
    The block was broken by some reason, impact stress, heat deforming expanding it. There is now a knock and it may be from the distorted block putting something in a bind or out of alignment. Just glueing over it to seal may not do it. We had a...
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    06-29-2020, 03:02 PM
    Replacing the block will be big time consuming job and with new consumable parts bearings seals rings and other parts may be as expensive as the new motor. I would look for a lawn mower salvage yard and a good solid used motor. You do want to hear...
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    06-29-2020, 01:57 PM
    I have bought several trimmers over the years and made others. I do alot more rifle than handgun and trim as needed according to use and need. My easiest to use trimmer and also very accurate is one I made from a bench top drill press. reworked the...
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    06-29-2020, 01:16 PM
    Law abiding "protectors" dont break in wrought Iron gates with no trespassing signs on them. These people have decided the ends justify the means. while misdemeanor charges on both these it shows they arnt afraid to break laws and do what they...
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    06-29-2020, 12:24 PM
    A lot of the newer tractor weights are zinc. Early ones were cast iron or sometimes lead. We made some for one farm tractor from leads Had to re do then as the suitcase style opened when used, had to add in a steel frame to keep them from opening...
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    06-28-2020, 10:37 PM
    The raised metal on the dings ( this is what will destroy the seals very quickly) can be removed with careful use of a file or backed fine sand paper, If you want to get real energetic A very small polished ball peen can be used around the outside...
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    06-28-2020, 09:53 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New Meds Monday in Our Town
    Finished the first cycle last friday on issues. I seem to have better control and am standing easier now but I am betting its more mind than meds right now. Next cycle is next month
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    06-23-2020, 04:57 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New Meds Monday in Our Town
    Wayne I have air in the shop but the front wall is still open so not much there. Ive been drinking 40-80 ounces of water a day now to stay hydrated. Ine of the effects of this med is increased urination. Taken and when ingested into the nerves it...
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    06-23-2020, 11:14 AM
    Also a good chance at molten lead temps that it will leak do to expansion of the parts when up to 700*. Another ossue will be ots going to be lower to operate than the normal style valves. On big ingots wont be a big problem but smaller over fill...
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    06-22-2020, 07:48 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New Meds Monday in Our Town
    Took the first dose today at 3:00 so far so good no side effects so far. This med has to be separated by at least 3 hours before and after taking. SPent most of te day oitside too.
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    06-21-2020, 10:39 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New Meds Monday in Our Town
    After the way the tecfaderra hit me Im just a little leery of the new med. I have the instructions down and will try it. Its a little hard to schedule since no other med can be taken 3 hours before or after. For me this means about 1:00 in the...
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    06-21-2020, 09:40 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Average weight in Cast Boolits
    I normally pre heat the moulds to temp, then toss back the first 10-15 drops depending on mould, from then its keepers and visual sort for defects usually very few Pre heating, basic culling at start and a good solid cadence goes long ways in...
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    06-21-2020, 11:57 AM
    I wrap for BP rounds 45, 40, 38 calibers. I wrap with cole paper about .002 thick.2 wraps at bore dia so they can be loaded long, only 1/8" of the bullet is in the case. I also wrap dry. Ill give some techniques now Finding the right length of...
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    06-21-2020, 11:21 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Average weight in Cast Boolits
    +I ladle cast and over pour the molds I cast a lot of the old west silhouette 550 grn from a brass 2 cavity mould. I run the pot with 20-1 and around 725*. Flux every 100 bullets or so. My pot is big 125 lbs or so. so it maintains heat well. I...
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    06-20-2020, 11:22 PM
    I don't think the JB will hold up to the pressure compression or solvents. Brazing down in that small hole is going to a job. And barrel would need pulled to keep from heating receiver and softening it. Actual to a good machinist sleeving it...
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    06-20-2020, 10:27 PM
    With carbide tipped blades that would chip the carbide or break it loose and make it worse than before.
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    06-20-2020, 09:13 PM
    country gent started a thread New Meds Monday in Our Town
    Gentleman, Monday I am starting a new med for my MS. Its been on hold for a couple months now do to the covoid 19. I talked to the neurologist in January about hard spots and other problems at the injection sites for the rebiff and that it...
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    06-20-2020, 08:50 PM
    Sometimes a few light taps in with brass hammer releases the taper
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    06-20-2020, 03:07 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Old smokey in Our Town
    I always bought a can of calcium carbide on commercial row every year. Union carbide came in a quart paint style can. Shipping it other wise is a problem. They really work well way better than sprays or matches. Clean sight when done as it builds up...
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    06-20-2020, 11:57 AM
    On another note along with this. I ordered a tool grinder from grizzly industrial. It shipped no problem ( a $99.00 freight fee was added do to size and weight) When it got to the areas UPS distribution center it went on 1 day delay for 8 days...
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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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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