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    05-23-2020, 07:13 AM
    My spares laptops are all in storage but I will eventually have a bunch of Dells, an 1100 and some 600m's. All running XP & of LPT port vintage. When I was doing my programming projects at home, I'd have several laptops running device emulators, a...
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    05-23-2020, 01:43 AM
    I've not been concerned about rifle/pistol barrels but had a friend wanting to shoot a 12 Ga flare in his dad's O/U super pricey trap gun, I suggested he not do that (heavy chokes in both barrels I think.) That could end badly, if the tracer was...
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    05-19-2020, 12:49 PM
    Also don't trust family - Had a family member find all my lists and then steal too many firearms; Hard to report them when (a) you were stuck in bed, injured, and (b) they'd stolen your lists. Idiot did themselves in with alcoholism, but hurt me a...
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    05-19-2020, 12:27 PM
    I always figure - if it's a bad enough day that I have to be shooting in anger, best to have plenty of ammo, so I tend to carry 4 mags (1 in pistol.) I figure if 29 rounds doesn't get me out of trouble, I should've stayed in bed that day. (Knees are...
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    05-19-2020, 11:53 AM
    Glad you're covered. I've shipped some heavy stuff (3 55 gallon drums full of horribly heavy ore, on a pallet, Gordon Trucking happily hauled that for us.) And some less heavy (Greyhound was, then at least, hauling freight in their luggage areas...
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    05-19-2020, 08:26 AM
    PB234, the problem with wiggling the turrets around a lot is that almost without fail, you end up with confusion as to what they were left set to last (even more so with more than one shooter.) We found that leaving them strictly alone and getting...
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    05-19-2020, 06:07 AM
    I have a bag I carry, on restroom use, waist carry gun goes into the bag, keeps it safe from dumb-oopses (so far anyways.) I've heard far too many stories of someone setting a gun atop a toilet tank and walking out, leaving it there, too. NOT a good...
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    05-19-2020, 01:21 AM
    Mr_Sheesh replied to a thread Mosquitoes? in Our Town
    I wonder if you could make a drone to apply these products in swamps?
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    05-19-2020, 12:41 AM
    I am not sure that the multiplying problem is solvable by us mere mortals. When I get a new one I'll get 500 rounds of ammo set up and run it through, this removes the burrs that the manufacturer left in there (Sadly, MOST seem to do that; Price...
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    05-18-2020, 07:51 PM
    It's a bad habit to suggest to sellers "if you find any more items" as, if they list it, they get dinged for adding items to an existing ad, (That's forbidden.) Just a bit of a heads up.
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    05-16-2020, 03:15 AM
    Mr_Sheesh replied to a thread ISE Hates plumbing in Our Town
    One resort in this area that I know a bunch about, had built some temporary structures (moveable sheds on skids etc.) - About 2 weeks later, the local inspector showed up, wanting to see these permanent structures. (This led to some confusion, I'm...
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    05-15-2020, 04:26 AM
    I wonder if neck turning would help? Just don't way over-thin the neck, just take off enough to uniform things.
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    05-15-2020, 04:03 AM
    It wasn't the hard plastic buttplate that bugged me, it was the raised letters "Ithacagun" imprinted in my shoulder, personally. Ithaca seems to be making these again, may make a thread asking about that. I know I liked the M37.
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    05-15-2020, 03:51 AM
    Look at Linear Motion Slide Rails, this is what they're using on 3d printers - GOOD mechanism. You can make it with Aluminum extrusions if you need metals' strength.
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    05-13-2020, 10:08 AM
    RedlegEd this post is in the "Cookin' Recipe's" sub-branch of "Our Town", I think we won't see the world end if people post recipes in here :)
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    05-12-2020, 09:11 AM
    dbosman, one of my projects is a database of "all known cases" so I can do searches like that, I don't know the answer yet, sorry. Hoping to get that to where I can make 3D printed dummy rounds and look for 'donor cases' easily with software, some...
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    05-12-2020, 08:07 AM
    IMO it'd depend on HER maturity level; Some kids can handle casting at age 9-10 (I was handling the family's reloading then.) Some can't handle reloading at age 50+. If they have impulse control problems that could be bad. For me it's sort of a...
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    05-11-2020, 11:29 AM
    Flow Industries (based in Kent, WA) makes water cutters. They can cut wedding cake etc. without making the cake soggy, high pressure low volume water jets. FAR better to let a push stick etc. get hacked up, than our precious pelts!
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    05-11-2020, 11:25 AM
    I did - But I figure a reminder is always good! Not everyone's an EE type :) I helped a blind home owner I know do her own electrical work once, we all know folks' experience and capabilities vary, I think of this like reminding a new shooter "Don't...
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    05-11-2020, 11:20 AM
    Mr_Sheesh replied to a thread Getting Old stinks in Our Town
    I keep all my notes on my computers (Mainly one, backed up to others though.) Now if the dang notes would just all get into the 'Done' category as fast as the new one in 'Do' pop up... LOL
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    05-11-2020, 10:49 AM
    If your gun comes with a factory butt plate that has too-tall raised letters on the back {so when you fire it, you imprint that into your shoulder,} get ANY sort of padding as soon as you can, better yet a replacement butt pad. (Yes, I'm looking...
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    05-11-2020, 10:37 AM
    Also make sure all connections to your breakers are tight I had a circuit which, when I turned my computer room's lights on, or powered up some of the heavier computer loads, was throwing a lot of sparks - Some out of the panel, which was in that...
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    05-11-2020, 07:43 AM
    Easy to get TP and PT here, so I may survive in style :P
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    05-11-2020, 03:52 AM
    If you want to try that - Practice, Practice, Practice. I wish I could do now, what I was taking for granted when 10-12 :)
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    05-11-2020, 02:26 AM
    Mr_Sheesh replied to a thread Central AC blower died in Our Town
    Could you put a fine mesh globe around the end of the drain tube, to block insects, maybe? Or an aquarium air stone?
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    05-11-2020, 02:22 AM
    I've been told that it's legal for felons to own C&B revolvers, and have wondered if they could also use conversion cylinders legally. Not a lawyer & not in that boat so YAY! :) I like my modern toys, but C&B is also lots of fun. Just messier! (You...
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    05-11-2020, 01:00 AM
    Used to get to shoot an HK 91 (308) a lot; Same sort of marks, and if you don't get the brass buffer it dings the brass badly. Buffer's worth it. I never had problems with reloading it, just clean it well to prevent scratching. That particular rifle...
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    05-10-2020, 10:03 PM
    Would be worse if the oil was one particular one that's quite toxic (Can't remember the name but my dad mentioned using it in his industry)
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    05-10-2020, 09:36 PM
    I was thinking of one 3D printer, but am now looking at another style, the Resin Printer. Might be able to prescore the shot capsule easily with that? I could do the design pretty quickly with OpenSCAD but no working printer here ATM :/
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    05-10-2020, 05:18 PM
    Mr_Sheesh replied to a thread Pitbull #4 in Our Town
    Some people are just plain afraid of to much, too. (Not talking about the OP here, tho I haven't had any issues with Pits, have with a rare few other breeds.) Service Dog I knew was about the best dog I may ever meet; He was fairly big and had a...
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    05-08-2020, 08:44 AM
    Mr_Sheesh replied to a thread The Giant AsIan Hornet in Our Town
    Just take off and nuke the site from orbit :p
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    05-08-2020, 08:42 AM
    BNE,if you had a muffle you could melt the sample in charcoal or the like to reduce it, maybe? I wish I still had my muffle :/
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    05-08-2020, 08:40 AM
    I think of it as a good hand strength exercise opportunity, but I have Yeti hands :p
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    05-08-2020, 08:38 AM
    3d printing's best for prototyping, it is a smidge slow for "production"; depends on your printer & settings how slow or fast it is. IMO the best thing to do some times is to make a prototype with 3d printing and then cast it in urethane or the like...
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    05-04-2020, 11:59 PM
    Send a sample to BNE with a pound of lead and find out for certain?
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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