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    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
    My Garand guy who has been through all the CMP armorer courses likes the white lithium grease. It seems to work well and is easy to see where you've applied it. The M1 is a rugged rifle but does like to be well lubed.
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    02-06-2019, 07:59 PM
    Buddy who sells range scrap ingots makes about $1/pound on e-bay and uses USPS priority mail boxes.
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    02-01-2019, 12:38 PM
    The Harbor Freight burner has no extra regulator. It can output 500,000 BTU/Hr because it connects directly to the bottle so it's 'regulated' at the propane vapor pressure of about 100 psi.
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    01-31-2019, 05:12 PM
    Lowest cost burner that I found was the Harbor Freight weed burner torch. Mine was about $15 on sale a few years ago. With up to 500,000 BTU/Hr it has the highest heat output also.
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    01-31-2019, 03:11 PM
    LPP are slightly shorter than LRP and the cup metal is thinner in the LPP. Generally pistol primers are more sensitive to impact.
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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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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