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    Today, 02:43 PM
    I have a couple for the grandsons here that are the original "boys" rifles or as a lot here call them butcher guns ( they were small light and handy when butchering) The first is a stevens favorite in very good shape and is small light and handy....
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    Today, 02:18 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Concealed or Open in Our Town
    I carry concealed so as not to attract as much attention to myself. Mowing the lawn or around the house it may be either. Woith wood chucks invading the back yard the last few years a 12 gauge or the riding mower comes in handy.
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    Today, 02:08 PM
    Those moulds were often ran on a "balancer" to distribute weight. A simple spring set up or pulley and counter weight at 16 lbs if the mould weighs 15 lbs pulls it up and out of the way then its only a little over a Lbs force to lower and work it....
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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    We cut blind keys in the lathe with a boring bar and lathe bit facing forward touch and back out (leave spindle in lowest gear) then run in with table take a couple thousandth each pass. Same could be done to cut flutes. set a tool high and run in...
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    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    That's the best that happens your out the price of the firearm when its turned in. worst case is receiving stolen property and defending yourself in court. Get a receipt with sellers Name price description and serial number along with a...
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    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    There are good and bad to both. The sharps is a very solid lock up and easy to work with. It rides the sticks well. The side hammer is easier to deal with for some and the under lever gives a little more ommph for extraction. The roller is a center...
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    Yesterday, 06:30 PM
    I despise poisons since they also affect the entire eco system. Poisons just don't discriminate and there are a lot of animanls that eat the same as the feral hogs do. Also predators and water ways can be affected. Look how poisoning ground squirels...
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    Yesterday, 05:24 PM
    Is the hornady 45-70 full length or the shorter leverution brass cases???
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    Yesterday, 02:43 PM
    It will depend some to on how long they are going to set unused and unattended. For a few weeks a light oil or grease coat is good. Some leave bullets in the cavity with the theory capillary action will hold oil there. For long term storage of a few...
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    Yesterday, 02:32 PM
    I have the Gem Pro scales 250 series if I remember correctly. Its always been spot on to the check weights. A scales like any precision measuring insterment needs to be checked and calibrated periodically to remain at its best. I also use my check...
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    Yesterday, 01:11 PM
    A small fan below the weight works well also. Its really hard to over load the vibrators since they only turn the counter weight. It might run longer with heavier loads but that's the only extra wear unlike a true tumbler that's turning the whole...
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    Yesterday, 01:03 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Temperature in Our Town
    12:00 noon here in northwest oho andit showing 63*
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    Yesterday, 12:11 AM
    Grainger has specialists that can help you pick out the right one. If you have it have the information from the motor tag ready to give to them. But be prepared the replace is liable to be more than the new tumbler
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    02-22-2017, 10:25 PM
    On the siode with butter and molasses. Some does end up in the soup also.
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    02-22-2017, 04:01 PM
    Another issue may be when hot it isn't venting as good as when at temp. Some times heat causes venting to act differently.
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    02-22-2017, 01:09 PM
    I watched one group at our club when the safety brief was done they exited thru one door and the bolts on their ars were all closed running a rod down the barrel. Proved the bore was clear and rifle was empty. I make it a point to run a jag and...
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    02-22-2017, 01:04 PM
    That looks like the same material only what I use is 1/16" thick or .060. Ive considered trying 3/32 ( .093 thk) if I can find a roll. Theres a lot of wads in one of those rolls LOL. I made a base from 2X8s one cut 28" long and 4 pieces 8" long....
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    02-22-2017, 12:57 PM
    I have made 243 from 308 and it takes a solid press to do it in one step. necks will thicken necking down. necks will harden working them this much. Doing it in several steps helps and it may take one or more annealings also. Its a lot of work for...
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    02-21-2017, 11:39 PM
    I have 1 frame and 2 barrels .222 rem and 357 herret. The herret with 125 grn sierras accounted for a lot of wood chucks of the tractor in the spring while working ground. A friend had 223 and 45-70
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    02-21-2017, 09:44 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Sad day today in Our Town
    Square the end up good and a heavy piece of pvc pipe fitted over it with the end cap glued on and glued onto the puller. Maybe a couple pins on the seams even should rejuvienate it for more use. Mine broke after 20 years of use where the handle head...
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    02-21-2017, 09:35 PM
    Another thing to consider is if on a budget a pretty nice ladle set up can be put together for little money and the left over spent on more or better moulds.
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    02-21-2017, 09:33 PM
    A lot depends on what you are casting for bullets. Normal pistol bullets in the 32-45 cal range and 100-250 grn range I you can do good with the bottom pours. For the longer bigger rifle bullets ( bullets in the 1.2"-1.5" length ranges) running from...
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    02-21-2017, 07:09 PM
    My load for 38-55 and the 335 lyman lubed with SPG is 2F Olde Ensforde powder 45 grns. a .060 Napa rubber fiber gasket material wad and 2 typing paper wads compressed to depth needed. hand seat bullet and size around to set tension.
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    02-21-2017, 07:04 PM
    But also Thank-you for the offer lightman
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    02-21-2017, 07:03 PM
    I made a tap for it Loaned it out and haven't gotten it back, problem is I cant remember who I loaned it to. They arnt that expensive Ill buy one and have it ( till I loan it out again). I just couldn't remember the TPI and didn't want to dig into...
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    02-21-2017, 03:49 PM
    I have one of the original Stoney point chamber all gages. I want to make some more cases for it. I cant remember if the threads are 5/16 32 tpi or 36 tpi. Are they the same as the Hornaday copy of this tool ( lock and load chamber all)? I want to...
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    02-21-2017, 01:02 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Large sheets of lead in Our Town
    A circular saw with a fine toothed blade would cut it quickly also. A little light oil or kerosene to lubricate it so the saw slides easy and the lead dosnt gauld
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    02-21-2017, 12:28 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Hearing protection in Our Town
    The decibel level is much lower for repetitive sounds to cause damage. Also different tone levels affect the ear differently. While not "uncomfortable at the time it may show up later
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    02-20-2017, 08:29 PM
    Most of my BPCR rifles and even other match rifles are very close with the first shot and following shots. I did have a long range match rifle that would need a sight correction every 4-5 shots thru the string. Most of the better barrel makers...
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    02-20-2017, 05:10 PM
    If I have new corn cob media I start with a full cap full the first few times running. Then drop back to 1/2 cap full or so until the media is done. New media absorbs more of the new finish starting out. once treated and impregnated it takes less.
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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
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