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  • Mr_Sheesh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    I imagine the cheapest "Made in China" calipers still have the same issue. (But cost-wise are cheap to buy.) Best to not leave the kit in the vehicle unattended!
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    Yesterday, 01:11 AM
    It'd help to know in what cartridge / if it's BP or whatever but I'd bet it's been done; That's a big lead round ball, 1-3/8 oz is about 600 grains so over 0.690" (which'd be 480 grains or so)
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    Yesterday, 12:25 AM
    Most of the electrically powered (i.e. battery powered) dial calipers use the batteries up even when powered off. Solution: Remove batteries when not in use. Solves it.
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    10-22-2017, 01:59 PM
    At least you caught the problem without any major failure (as in kaboom.) I've not seen that problem, I would also check your sizer die's lock ring (has it moved?) as well as the seating die's lock ring. Just in case one of those moved, causing over...
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    10-22-2017, 01:08 PM
    Are Velets or the like made in 45-70? LOL
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    10-22-2017, 01:07 PM
    Mr_Sheesh replied to a thread Zippo Lighter in Our Town
    There are many other USB rechargeable lighters than that "Atomic" brand, I'd look at warranty on those before buying. Lithium batteries do expire after a few years and you want to get your money's worth out of them :)
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    10-22-2017, 11:32 AM
    The place I'll be shooting it's about 400 yards from the parking lot and my knees are toast (Been told I can't do any more damage to them...) So I may have to do it the "put it in boiling water (use a pot I'm not planning to eat from!) then dry...
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    10-22-2017, 11:29 AM
    Mr_Sheesh replied to a thread Italian sausage in Cookin' Recipe's
    Memo to self. Don't read this forum until I've eaten at least Breakfast! Now I'm starbed LOL
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    10-22-2017, 10:47 AM
    I hadn't heard of Jack's Battle Powder. Not sure it's available around the Pacific NorthWet. IIRC Triple 7 is less corrosive than Pyrodex? I was considering starting off with round ball loads, just plinking for fun - Life needs enough Fun :)
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    10-22-2017, 10:22 AM
    Yep it's more a "Oh now THAT is ANNOYING" thing, and stubborn me hates tossing otherwise "good" brass in the brass recycle bucket. I will amuse myself with it at some point, it's (IIRC) LC brass, didn't see too much corrosion on there but water...
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    10-22-2017, 04:04 AM
    Considering getting one, but not sure if they just like Goex or can be fed other powders. What do people who have 'em feed them? (Some of they almost-BP powders "require" 209 primers, and I imagine those'd be poor choices...)
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    10-21-2017, 08:07 AM
    Mr_Sheesh replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    Funny :) Some people don't get the concept of "wild animal"... Truck Gun - Depends, in eastern WA I'd carry some sort of varmint rifle, otherwise the "usual" one's been the AR-7 (waterproof) and 1911 on me unless I'm feeling wheelgunnish then the...
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    10-21-2017, 08:00 AM
    Oh, sorry. I mean part of the primer as in a piece of it. The cylindrical part, not the anvil or the flat (struck) rearmost surface.
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    10-21-2017, 07:50 AM
    I've just always done it by eye, the color rings show nicely if you have the right lighting and you drop the case in water soon as the rings are just right. That's worked well for me anyways.
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    10-21-2017, 07:48 AM
    .308 MilSurp brass to .243 - back in about 1968 or 69. 3k rounds or so; I find reloading sorta meditative, and fun. Which is good since it can mysteriously run the clock forward by a dozen of hours between times you look at the clock!
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    10-21-2017, 07:41 AM
    Mr_Sheesh replied to a thread Stupid Cat!! in Our Town
    I think I'll always remember our 135# dog (Leonberger/GSD mix) playing "Chase me, chase you!" with the GF's 6# cat... They were having a blast, the size disparity made it hilarious to us :) It's always sad when a fur-kid gets hurt.
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    10-21-2017, 07:33 AM
    I'd change the rules :P H414 for some things, H4198 for some, Unique for others, how could I live with just 1 powder? Ack!
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    10-21-2017, 07:31 AM
    Yep. Only reason I thought of it was that I'm rebuilding from scratch, easy solution's to buy 2500 more 45ACP hulls :) LOL
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    10-21-2017, 07:18 AM
    Unfortunately, with family, it can be a "your word against theirs" game; I'll eventually get it back. Just a matter of getting there from here.
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    10-21-2017, 06:31 AM
    I have a RCBS Promelt but a family member has it and (as they're somewhat hostile towards firearms) getting it back may be problematic. Assuming I can get it back, what do folks do to upgrade these nowadays? (Mine's 30 years old, definitely PRE PID,...
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    10-21-2017, 06:01 AM
    The range folks handle the berm mining, I imagine they use a front loader or the like; And I imagine they'd gripe if you went out there digging in their berm LOL I have a friend helping me get restarted but he's a crypto nut so it's hard to pay...
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    10-21-2017, 05:50 AM
    Mr_Sheesh replied to a thread New to this in Casting Equipment
    We used to use light trap loads with .690" round lead balls, called them "pumpkin balls", VERY fun! Low recoil, just don't try firing these through a tight choke :) You'll likely want soft lead here.
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    10-21-2017, 04:00 AM
    Of all things, while depriming a .45ACP round the other day, I had the flat face of the primer detach from the cylinder so now I have a hull that's going to be a little hard to use. Other than tossing the brass, anyone have a good way to remove...
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    10-21-2017, 03:28 AM
    Rethought this. I think the real problem is that I don't have anywhere near enough!
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    10-21-2017, 03:17 AM
    Lucky!
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    10-21-2017, 02:56 AM
    Mr_Sheesh replied to a thread Zippo Lighter in Our Town
    Main issue I've had with my Zippo has been that it never seems to have fuel in it when I try to light something with it, so I go back to butane lighters. (I don't smoke so it's rare, lately I've been using lighters to "erase" labels on packages...
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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