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    Today, 06:13 PM
    We had chipmunks in an attic and put a road flasher in the attic hoping to scare them off. worked for 3 days then they got used to it and were not bothered by it at all. Stuffed birds and decoys work for awhile but with no movement, calls or attacks...
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    Today, 02:18 PM
    If you don't want to salvage the bullets the wire strippers work very weel and the 1" conduit over the ram saves on travel and speeds it up a lot. I have used 1" steel conduit 1" - 1 1/2" taller than the bullet in the shell holder to pull bullets...
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    Today, 01:15 PM
    I have deprimed some live primers with no issues or detonations but it can happen done in a press with a depriming die that dosnt seal allows for no pressure build up and directs and down onto the ram area. Or is should. Using the hand deprimers is...
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    Today, 11:55 AM
    A flat aluminum cover with a small protrusion into the lead would act as a hot plate and warming spot for moulds and ingots to pre heat some also. It doesn't reduce or slow oxidation, On a 2 pot set up it may with a properly alighned hole reduce...
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    Yesterday, 09:21 PM
    Another place to look at play is in the locking lugs, hood fit and the depth of engagement on them set by the barrel link. Solid lock up between the barrel and slide is controlled by these as well as the rails fit between frame and slide. How many...
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    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    His super Vel ammo was part of the lighter bullet high velocity theroies being proposed at the time. 110-125 grn 38b at 1100+ and 357 mags 1400+. Along with the same on other cartridges and combos.
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    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    Mine is a austrailian martini cadet the small action, that was a 32 caliber rifle for cadets. Its been rebarreled to a 218 bee cartridge as I didn't want to be forming brass or reworking brass for it. Its a standard 218 bee and does everything I ask...
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    05-24-2017, 09:09 AM
    I have one that's been rebarreled and chambered in 218 bee. SO " sporter barrel new wood with pistol gripped stock. A very nice accurate light walking rifle for wood chucks and small game. 218 bee. 218 mashhburn bee, 25-20, 32-20, all should be...
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    05-24-2017, 09:03 AM
    On most blueprints shafts and bosses and lengths are called out in a - only tolerance and holes bores and inside grooves in a + only tolerance to save on the possibility of stacking tolerences and having parts that wont fit together. A 1" shaft with...
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    05-24-2017, 08:02 AM
    Yes I'm thinking about fenders or covers so when in a crowd or larger group people can get snagged by the tracks.
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    05-23-2017, 08:24 PM
    NT20 its the narrow version with 20" wide seat so it gives me some room to grow. [smilie=1: I got it black with red splash powder coat, up graded the seats, a transfer handle, rear rack, and cover. I actually liked it over the wider model as It...
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    05-23-2017, 07:26 PM
    I have one here that also has the gut hook on the blade. Its carbon steel and holds a good edge for me.
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    05-23-2017, 07:19 PM
    A lot of the 32 caliber BP rifle cartridges were mid size game animals with deer the upper end. They were also Shutzen cartridges for that demanding sport. 25-50 rounds recoil becomes an issue and at 200 yds the bigger rounds really weren't needed....
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    05-23-2017, 07:09 PM
    The trick with this is to find the best load for a 50-55 grn bullet and then learn the trajectory and wind then read the wind and shoot on the same conditions. Matches arnt always won with high velocity flat shooting rounds or the best vld wind...
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    05-23-2017, 07:01 PM
    II couldAlso Smoke I'm not really looking to this chair for an in the house chair. Tracs just wont allow that use I know. But in barns fair buildings and such along with farm fields woods and along the edges think a little squierrl and deer hunting,...
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    05-23-2017, 03:40 PM
    Smoke I too had considered renting one but After the demo Sunday and running it around in the actual conditions I'm pretty confident its what want. I really felt secure and after a very short "break in" time confident in what I could do with it..
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    05-23-2017, 01:39 PM
    The seat belt or 4 point harness is definitely needed I'm having both installed on mine so I will have the choice of which to use depending on terrain and surfaces. The 4 point harness is basically 2 straps one up higher under the arms and one...
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    05-23-2017, 11:45 AM
    Its estimated at 350 lbs, accessories will add to this. Ive got mine on order now sending the check off tomorrow. I'm getting both the seat belt and 4 point harness on it. For smoother ground and ranges I can use the seat belt and for rougher ground...
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    05-22-2017, 12:16 PM
    Those tables do help and make it a little easier than tapping the vise around to dead zero on the indicator. They arnt always accurate to the graduations but do allow easier adjustment. one thing to watch is how the locks engage them and lock them...
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    05-22-2017, 12:05 PM
    That was one misconception when charging it shuts down so running off of the generator isn't possible according to the dealer yesterday. But this one is the electric version and wasn't wanting for power or control.
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    05-21-2017, 10:24 PM
    Well gents They came out today and we spent a couple hours With the 2 they brought along with them. It was a real experience being able to get around the yard again and move around. [smilie=2::grin:. Wasn't any harder for me to get on it than...
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    05-20-2017, 07:55 PM
    WHile it can be done with just a good drill press the set up and clamping takes more than simply doing it in the mill. The blocks will need to be alighned square and true to spindle on the desired location of centerline and spacing. Clamp the blocks...
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    05-20-2017, 02:50 PM
    The presses are for metallic cartridge reloading with the Lee /Wilson benchrest style dies.( lees are also known as whack a mole) These dies have no threads on them and are normally used with a mallet vise or small press. The cylindrical may be...
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    05-20-2017, 02:00 PM
    The original PP chambers wouldn't chamber a round loaded with a grease grooved bullet or would just barely. They were a smaller dia due to the bullets being smaller dia being bore riding and not groove dia. I have have good results with standard...
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    05-19-2017, 09:42 PM
    I will second Randolph S Wrights book, Loading and Shooting the Paper Patched bullet a beginners Guide. It very good and full of useful information. I still am shooting both but the paper patch are interesting and do allow more room for Black...
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    05-19-2017, 11:57 AM
    We had some similar to that made up for a boring mill and bigger manual mills. It appears to be an end mic. Ours were used to a set set of table stops to hold shoulders steps or hole locations in multiple parts runs. They were used similar to...
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    05-18-2017, 06:25 PM
    The recovered confetti from the bullets tells a lot when examined. My 40-65 turns it to true confetti and very little is recovered from them. The 45s are different in that most is found in pieces of the outer wrap and the inner wrap somewhat intact....
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    05-18-2017, 05:51 PM
    Melting only clean ingots helps a lot to reduce stop the dripping of the Lee Pots. Lapping the valve faces together to a good match also helps a lot as does adding some weight to the mechanisim. Add this out side the lead as steel floats on lead and...
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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