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    Today, 12:23 AM
    I have the Gem pro 250 on my bench its a good scales accurate and easy to use. Its hard to trickle powder in to as there is a little lag from sensing the first small amount. Most digitals have this. This isnt a reloading scales but a jewelers scale...
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    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    When Dad and I were Planing the shop we wanted we decided the small hobby equipment wasnt for us for several reasons. 1) the basic sizes of the work we wanted to do. 2) both of s were are tool and die makers and we would be hard on it with the way...
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    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    Try it and see. alot will depend on fit in the rifles throat. I have some loads hat are off the rifling and do fine while others need to be "on" the rifling. What I would recommend is to start with you load 10-15 rds and work up in length .010 in...
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    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    I use a very fine heavy silica sand used for making glass. In the lead pot with a thermometer there is very constant heat and the time is also very consistent the way mine is set up. I use a lyman big dipper 10...
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    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    The meades are a good scope reasonably priced and work very well but most of these astronomical scopes require a lense under the eyepiece to reverse the image to normal. the mirror scopes are good but reverse the image in the mirrors. These scopes...
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    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
    side milling fas another advantage to it over horizontal or end milling. Side milling helps negate the table rock on older machines as weight distribution changes with the table movement, between knee y axis and x axis this can .008 or more. making...
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    Yesterday, 12:16 AM
    Better would be a block with center and a reamed pin hole dead center below it. then a plate threaded to barrel shank with the same center lone and 8 hole pattern. this will maintain set up and slide pin out rotate insert pin and lock down. The...
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    01-17-2020, 09:20 PM
    A decent dividing head or means of indexing with a tail stock. Dead center in head and live center or dead center in tail stock. A machinist jack in center and a strap clamp to help with support. The vertical spindle will do fine. The big part of...
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    01-17-2020, 03:18 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Weather stations in Our Town
    The grandsons found my out side unit. It became a phaser or something ( little boys imagination is wonderfull ) and now it cant be found to replace its baterries. LOL
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    01-17-2020, 12:29 PM
    I have a couple Kowas that are very good. bit have the angled eye piece and long eye relief eye pieces on them. Used them all around use and NRA High Power. One is 80 mm and the other is 88 mm objectives. Both are giving great service. The 45* eye...
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    01-16-2020, 11:25 PM
    Not a hard fix but it needs to be done correctly. Several fixes will work. 1) loctite form a thread may work as mentioned above. 2) a helicoil should work but can be tricky to install and a kit has several inserts in it. 3) is to make a insert....
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    01-16-2020, 10:07 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lead-1 Passed in In Remembrance
    Sir, I have tools made by my Father and Grandfather ( not reloading but machining). Some were theirs some they made for me when I got in the trade, But every time I use one it brings back memories of them and warm feelings. ...
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    01-16-2020, 09:25 PM
    You might consider doing a couple little projects in hard wood just to get the "feel" for cutting with the machine. A [portable band saw might be as handy as the vertical saws and blades may be cheaper.
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    01-15-2020, 05:02 PM
    Okay the 40 S&W and 10 mm are very close other than length. cutting down 10 mm to 40 S&W was the how the original testing was probably done. Things I would look at are internal case tapers the 10 mm may have a heavier taper in it and need reamed...
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    01-15-2020, 01:00 PM
    I have swapped between scopes and irons on my long range rifles with little change. a food 1 piece base and well mated rings that are cross bolt design will repeat very closely.
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    01-14-2020, 11:14 PM
    Get some good tweezers too
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    01-14-2020, 11:48 AM
    While not a 308 Attend a couple BPCR silhouette matches and watch the shooters. AT each range they adjust up to the next "zero" on the tang sight reading the vernier scale. Most get first shot hits on the animal with Loads in the 1150-1200fps range...
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    01-14-2020, 11:28 AM
    Let me know how it works out.
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    01-14-2020, 11:16 AM
    Depends on how tight you want to work. >002 run out means at best a .500 end mill will cut .504 ( maybe a little more due to length). Another thing to look at is end play on the spindle. Most spindles have a means of setting end play and this also...
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    01-13-2020, 09:24 PM
    Savage used a small insert on theirs I believe. Would take some work to do but boring the bolt out to around .700 dia. turn the barrel stub to match. shorten firing pin and fit a longer ejector. This will extend barrel back to where it can be...
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    01-13-2020, 07:46 PM
    If its inside covering the probe will only slow the heat absorption eventually the probe will get up to the inside temp. You might want to go the way of the lee lead pots where the thermostat is backed off the actual pot. Maybe remount the probe to...
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    01-13-2020, 02:17 PM
    I would recommend letting it melt on top of the pot, the flux core becomes liquid and may cause a visit from the tinsel fairy if below the surface. The core is a flux so use it stir well scrap sides and bottom and stir bringing metal up thru the...
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    01-13-2020, 01:22 PM
    The threaded ones arnt bad to replace with a new one. The press in ones I suspect were pushed in with the body heated forming a size for size fit and binding from the heat. This was a manufacturers way of installing plastic parts into metal or metal...
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    01-12-2020, 10:37 PM
    Use a shotgun primer ( 209) and a modified extractor could possibly be made to work. The ejector will be the issue with it. With a shotgun primer a simple slot to get under the cut would allow a small tool to remove it. Another easy route would be...
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    01-12-2020, 09:16 PM
    I load for a 45-90. with new brass I size to make sure its round and right expand to a slip fit load and hand seat the bullet. I then set the neck tension with a bushing die. In fired brass I clean prime charge compress with wad stack and hand seat...
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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