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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    I wrap the beeswax in cheese cloth several layers and water melt the cheese cloth strains the inpuites and settles to the botom with the crud contained with in the wax floats on the water and solidifies. I render beef tallow the same way. This...
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    Yesterday, 01:09 PM
    The crying shame is shooters and consumers have accepted it. Stained birch, poor grade wood, and cookie cutter work of a pantograph. One theing that really affected wood quality was WW1 and WW2. the artillery and bombings destryed most of the old...
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    Yesterday, 09:13 AM
    Boil it off putting the bullets in a strainer or sieve thats fits down in the pot can help alot getting them out. Boil not just until the lube melts but to warm the bullets up to a little past melting point of lube, this helps the lube completley...
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    Yesterday, 08:51 AM
    The idea or definition of craftsmanship has been lowered over the years. Remeber when on furniture and most goods somewhere was the makers name or mark Identifying Him personally? When a job wasnt done until you were willing to sighn your Name to...
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    08-26-2016, 10:00 PM
    I run my labradar off of rechargabkle battery packs, its never had batteries in it. I have 2 packs just in case. Its easier for me. I learned on the old pro point red dot scopes, twice I had batteries die fail during a match. I can never remember...
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    08-26-2016, 02:55 PM
    Another simple little thing to do Is when running screws in run them in about half way back out and put a drop of glue in the hole. This does a couple things for you. It lubricats the scew saving chipping and splitting allowing for a snugger grip....
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    08-26-2016, 02:26 PM
    Wipe them down after resizing them with a rag and accetone or other solvent to remove the lube. O dies other than lees if you put the expander back in the die minus the decapping pin just snug it with the pin removed ( you may want a very short...
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    08-26-2016, 11:20 AM
    A piece of 1/2" lexan will stop most hand gun rounds but after a hit it is cloudy.Glare drom it might become a factor depending on light direction and angle. Im more concerned with the guy thats looking for something to shoot down range putting a...
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    08-26-2016, 11:14 AM
    The benches strength comes more from the frame work and supports. A solid base with 4x4 legs properly jointed for the cross bars glued and screwed with long deck screws. A solid framed top 2x6 sides 2X4 front and back with 2x4 cross bars every...
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    08-26-2016, 10:53 AM
    Abitnutz, WHen I was using the length of dowel rod and a nice hard maple on I turned up I would find a piece of the clear tygon plastic tubing the right size and press it over the working end to protect the wood If you want to get real fancy a piece...
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    08-25-2016, 07:59 PM
    The harbor frieght here and the site I checked only has the bigger full size heads. Ive made some dead blows with copper tubing lead shot with sopme powdered moly added. Soldered the head up with the shot in it Added a little moly top lubricate the...
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    08-25-2016, 05:54 PM
    After 25 or so years NRA high power rifle service rifle competitor ( m1 Garand M14/M1A and starting on AR15 when MS took me out) Ive not only seen them but have one in 30 cal in my tool kit. It gives a good idea of what the throat is in you...
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    08-25-2016, 05:42 PM
    With the mould supported over the pot level the trough allows a very connsistant sprue to be formed every pour as the lead runs of to the same level each time. Iuse a die grinder. Lay out sprue. Put a cut in the plate close to depth with a .030 wide...
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    08-25-2016, 05:33 PM
    JWT you might give Johnson in Adrian michigan a call they had a pretty good gunsmith Ive heard. If the round was an overvcharge the lugs may be "set back" into the recivers creating a mechanical lock. I dont believe the browning have a lot of...
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    08-25-2016, 05:22 PM
    The military used a Throat gage to see what a rifles throat was it was a round shaft with short handle on the bac end and taperd end that went into the bore. It had graduations down the side from 0-10 I believe. This showed how far the throat was...
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    08-25-2016, 05:13 PM
    A mid range sight will be 3-3 1/2" tall staff and the long range 5" or a little more. Most mid range will gety you to 700-800yds depending on caliber Long Range closer to 1200-1300yds. They can be very accurate and useable. The bases are normaly...
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    08-25-2016, 05:00 PM
    RFD, with the way Im casting my big pot ( 130lbs of mass maintains a very consistant heat level) the reworked ladles and overfilling Im getting great results. I cast just over 300 38 cal bullets yesterday 200+ of the 365 grn Old west nasa and 100 of...
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    08-25-2016, 12:19 PM
    Im currently experimenting with a rowel #1 ladle ( holds almost a 1lb of alloy). I dont pour for a sprue but pour the full ladle till empty into the sprue hole letting the excess run off and back into the pot. This keeps the bullet molten longer and...
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    08-25-2016, 11:32 AM
    3/4" plywood will work good with a good solid frame under it. 2X6s for sides 2x4s dront and back a 2x4 cross beam every 12"-14" with just 3/4" top cross braces need to be a little closer to give more support. These joints need to be glued and...
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    08-24-2016, 11:52 PM
    My one bench top is 1" ply wood with a aluinum sheet covering it holds up good and looks good. the solidist one is a buther block style from 2/4s on edge glued and doweled together, finding long enough bolts is a problem at times though. 2X4s or...
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    08-24-2016, 11:35 PM
    I think I would scrounge a piece of 4140 or similar, since your going to weld it pre hard wont be much benifit. Harden for around 40 rc when done. D2 would hold up nicely but is harder to machine. It is impact resistant though.
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    08-24-2016, 11:15 PM
    Add a lead thermometer, a good ladle Lyman or rcbs are good, Pure lead runs a little hotter to cast and the mould needs a fast fill, get the lead in while its still all molten. You didnt state what mould you were using here but most can be pre...
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    08-24-2016, 10:56 PM
    Front sight adjust opposite the need correction rear sight in the direction of correction. You can cant the peep by shimming but this puts the staff at an angle and may only be right at one distance. Error X sight radious / range in inches will give...
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    08-24-2016, 07:39 PM
    I started in a little job shop in High School. The boss was an old german. I drilled a smalle divot in his drill presses vise once, I got dressed down pretty rough over it. LOL. He didnt look at it as an accident but being to lazy to pay attention....
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    08-24-2016, 04:51 PM
    Some pluses to the mill over the drill press are 1) it rigidity its much more solid than the drill press is, 2) the depth stops are ussually much more accurate when drilling blind holes. If its a knee mill on interupted cuts or very precise depths...
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    08-24-2016, 02:57 PM
    I would think storage will depend on the unit your using to read the signal on the line IE phone ipad book or laptop as the down rnge camera is just sending the signals back to be recieved by the system on the bench.A newer laptop or Book should...
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    08-24-2016, 12:21 PM
    Depending on the shape,sizes and "form" a lamp would be doable. Mom Had a lamp made from a Cypress knee for years. It was the Knee with the bark removed a base and the lamp fixture. a hole would need to be drilled down to the base close to center...
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    08-24-2016, 12:04 PM
    Was looking for some specialty tools ( not for molds or firearms) and cme across a very nice looking 5 ounce slim line dead blow hammer on Graingers sight. It is polyurethane coated so non maring. Head is 1" dia 3" long and 9" overall length. Should...
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    08-24-2016, 11:56 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Pen turning in Our Town
    Woodcrafters has everything needed for pen turning from wood blanks to the equipment, along with many other turning projects and ideas. I have turned cane shafts, pens and pencil sets (I would make a 3 pen set Pencil pen and scribe all matching...
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    08-23-2016, 10:20 PM
    I have a set of Lyman handles that loosened up early on, never was able to tighten them up. I started buying Lee handles after that and put them on every new mould until NOE started making them. NOE's handles may cost a bit more than Lee's but I'll...
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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