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    01-19-2019, 04:35 PM
    As I understand it "Cherry Red" is a less noxious version of "Kasenite" that alloys carbon and metals into the surface of mild steel to a depth of .01-.02" to provide a hard surface. If drill rod is used on small parts it will harden all the way...
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    01-13-2019, 06:31 PM
    Just curious. The firing pins I've made for antique rifles have been mild steel that I case hardened with "cherry red". They seem to work ok. Others have used drill bits and drill rod but I think case hardened with a ductile core is better for...
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    01-08-2019, 04:12 PM
    In my Basic Pistol classes we spend the entire morning handling and dry firing guns so the students get over the 'OMG its a real gun!' nervousness. During live fire I tell them to watch the front sight and press the trigger as slowly as possible....
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    12-31-2018, 03:32 PM
    I made my own press mounted felt punch at a 0.470 diameter to get a nice tight fitting wad. I would think 0.453 would be a bit loose. I punch the wads out of duro-felt, then dip them in the lube, and then wrap the bunch in foil and put them in the...
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    12-25-2018, 02:44 PM
    Idz replied to a thread Scam call in Our Town
    Long ago I proposed to a Congressman that the easy fix would be to add a phone feature so the consumer could hit a number (e.g. *777) and the telemarketer would be backcharged $1 for calling you. The unsolicited calls would shut down pretty fast.
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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