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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Raccoon behavior in Our Town
    Ive noticed the coons are bolder here than I remember them. Out in the day closer to people buildings and roads, I had one that was in the garbage can 10:00 in the morning and was with in 15-20' on me and the house. Just looked at me and hissed once...
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    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    The high temp plastics will be much lighter than the steel and increase the floating issue. Adding a heavier knob to the handle helps some but isnt a cure all. I always wondered about a carbide rod as weight would be increased some, but it would be...
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    08-10-2020, 11:42 PM
    several points to consider here is instead of insert tooling try cemented carbide bits and sharpen them to what you need then hone the edge sharp with a fine diamond stone. Light cuts and slower feeds these little lathes arnt very solid. I have made...
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    08-10-2020, 11:23 PM
    I have a new shop to play in and am thinking about 3 percussion muzzle loaders( actualy 4 one for the gentleman I hope to have stock them). My grabdsins are 7, 6, and 2 hes a little young yet bt will grow into it. All are smaller structured so...
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    08-10-2020, 10:05 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Today I fixed the hydraulic blocks threads. While not stripped were very loose and sloppy. Set them up and drilled to 7/16 20 then fitted a plug to them with a snug fit. Locttited in place and cleaned up flush with face. Aid out the holes and...
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    08-10-2020, 09:54 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Heck of a storm in Our Town
    Its a lot messier but if you keep the freezers sealed up regular ice will last a while. By a roll of wide vinal or duct tape and while pushing down slightly put a wrap around the joint between lid an body holding the seal tighter and sealing any...
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    08-09-2020, 10:25 PM
    Some tips on using the kinetic pullers. Have a solid base to use to drive it on, A med to large chunk of oak or hardwood fire wood cut to a length to make a comfortable height to drive works well and is easy on the puller. When it starts getting...
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    08-09-2020, 10:17 AM
    a lot of the old timers hered would hang them out from a tree limb or clothes line post and let the blowing sand and rains scour clean them. wire brushes sand blasters and most power tools change the finish making them much harder to get seasoned....
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    08-08-2020, 08:46 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Started spreading dura berm today. Got about half done when hydraulic seal blew. Brother has to fix that and said I may need to tap some holes out bigger as some threads are bad in the aluminum block. between house and garage may still need a few...
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    08-08-2020, 11:31 AM
    I can see where casting a hollow pellet with skirt would be a problem. The this cross section and wasp waist then even leaving a solid head would be a hard job to keep hot and filling well. Thinking out of the box ( Per say), instead of letting...
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    08-08-2020, 10:24 AM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Wayne I seem to be standing up alot better, better "control" of some functions, and a little feeling in feet this is the first tear cycle and only a few weeks into it so will be interesting to see. Next year I do the 2 cycles again and then done
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    08-07-2020, 11:00 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Brass and cast. in Cast Boolits
    My bet would be the 452 bullet is expanding the neck just enough bigger to cause this issue. measure some loaded rounds and see what the difference is. If everything is loaded the same same bullet same crimp same oal I doubt throating will help. It...
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    08-07-2020, 10:37 PM
    You might try dry tumbling some rocks or short chunks of steel in it will be loud but may slowly break up the concrete. One place for info would be the concrete yards that deliver by the truck and ask what they use. If its a third full you may...
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    08-07-2020, 10:29 PM
    My 22-250 is flat shooting and very good but bullet selection is also a big factor in this. It is built on a ar 10 platform with 1-7 twist barrel. From 200 yds to 300yds drop is from top of x ring to bottom of x ring from 300 to 600 7 mins up. I...
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    08-07-2020, 10:04 PM
    One thing I find interesting is a guy will spend more for a progressive press or even some single stations then balks at the price of a cheap lathe. That makes modifying and reworking so much easier and handier. On sale the mini lathes can be had...
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    08-07-2020, 09:52 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Today I laid out the borders for the new stone. Started with a tight string marking the outer edge and laid in a line of stone along it to mark new borders. Boy is running an Irish back hoe ( shovel) tricky from a chair LOL. But I got it done so now...
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    08-06-2020, 10:10 PM
    If there is enough room in and under the shroud but the holes up from underneath with the threads in the base. there are shallow head cap screws and flat heads depending on shrouds thickness
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    08-05-2020, 10:11 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Mal Paso For a few years I hand scraped machine members re fitting them. That 107 ( or 109 ) scrapping blue was also some tenacious stuff to work with and it never dried so it would end up everywhere. Only things we had that would remove it was MEK...
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    08-05-2020, 04:24 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Well today ordered some more needed materials to continue work. The air manifold is as far as I can go even has the 2 "whips" installed for air compressor and saws power feed. ordered some more needed pipe fittings and odds and ends there. Also...
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    08-05-2020, 01:32 PM
    I did some 22-250, 243, and 308s sleeving them down to small rifle pockets to see if it improved accuracy and or consistency. I made a small sleeve that pressed into the pocket and just slightly under sized hole for primer. pressed these in with red...
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    08-03-2020, 10:24 PM
    As I was told the garand was set up to work within a set pressure at the gas port. Powders were to be slower than IMR **** ( dont remember the number for sure at the moment) the 4895s and IMR 4064 were very popular in this range. The risk was bent...
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    08-03-2020, 10:46 AM
    I have the mvas and like them easier to install as posa mounts are used no mill work needed. Also picked up the DZ scope with my DZ hepburn when I purchased it. It is 8 X I believe and a very good looking unit. Uses extended clickless unertal...
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    08-02-2020, 12:10 PM
    I believe the differences will only show up in a manufacturing type setting. Where you set up 3-5 tools and run to a digital read out replacing tools for needed operations. You might have 1 facing, 1 turning,1 relief, a boring bar and a threading...
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    08-02-2020, 12:04 PM
    All of these shuld work in this order 45 colt, ( long colt) 45 schofield and possibly even 45 acp / auto rim. I believe the .896 dimension is the same as 45 ACP / auto rim or very close to it. Depending on what dies you have available try a case or...
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    08-02-2020, 10:44 AM
    I have sized down 308s to 243 strickly for the reason of being able to fit the necks on a couple rifles. Improved accuracy some and made them last longer. ALso saved having a xustom chamber cut and new barrel. I turned to .001 clearance total. It...
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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