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    09-18-2018, 02:52 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread .221 Askins in Special Projects
    September whether has continued uncomfortable for Outside work in my Patio 'reloading shop' but I have had some progress: 1. I received Five PT&G Blank die bodies pilot drilled 3/8" through. Combining these with the Redding 'TiN coated' sizing...
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    09-18-2018, 02:29 PM
    September whether has continued uncomfortable for Outside work in my Patio 'reloading shop' but I have had some progress: 1. I received Five PT&G Blank die bodies pilot drilled 3/8" through. 2. I bought off Ebay a 'takeoff' Ruger MKI Barrel and a...
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    09-18-2018, 01:33 PM
    Time for a September Update: 1. Whether here is still Uncomfortable for Outside work so nothing done in my patio 'reloading shop'. 2. Ordered and Received five PT&G Blank die bodies pilot drilled ~3/8" Through. 3. I found out my friend with...
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    09-18-2018, 12:42 PM
    Thanks for the Sentiment, I think I am healing as can be expected at this time of my Life. My Left chest is still sore enough to like two 'Tynol' (sp?) caplets before Bed to get some sleep. Chev. William
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    09-18-2018, 12:33 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread stevens in Single Shot Guns
    Don't be so sure it is NOT a Stevens "Favorite". The Earliest version of the 'favorite Was a side plate design. of about 1886-1888 that was built up to around 1894-1896. Check the Widners's website for more info and some replacement parts. Also...
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    09-17-2018, 02:02 PM
    The PT&G Blank die bodies arrived Saturday, but I had a "Problem" occur; I had gone out to "Tam-o-Shanter" Restaurant in Glendale, CA for a Celebratory Brunch of Prime Rib, Creamed Corn, and Mashed potatoes followed by a Strawberry Shortcake in a...
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    09-17-2018, 01:25 PM
    My Local reloading store, Angeles Ranges Reloading store, is now carrying Black Powder (GOEX) in 2Fg, 3Fg, and 4Fg for $19.38 a pound with a purchase limit of 2 lbs per sale. I bought two lbs of 2Fg to add to my stock. I am thinking of another...
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    09-13-2018, 10:56 PM
    Possible Expensive Way: Custom order a full set of Forming and reloading dies for the Design. This means both the Full set of forming dies required to get the case to finished size Plus a full set of Reloading dies for the finished Wildcat...
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    09-12-2018, 01:51 AM
    September brought some money so I ordered five more PT&G blank die bodies to machine to fit the Redding sizing bushings I bought to form Cases. I expect them to arrive in a few days now. Chev. William .
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    08-27-2018, 10:23 AM
    The Modern, Holding company owned, Manufacturers all seem to be 'under the thumbs' of low Imagination Accountants and Lawyers who demand Lowest Possible manufacturing costs for the Highest Rate of production possible. Fit, Trim, and Finish All add...
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    08-27-2018, 10:09 AM
    Local weather here has been Uncomfortably Hot and Humid the Month of August Plus Wind blown Ash and Dust has coated my Outdoor Reloading "shop" so I have 'hidden' during the Midday heat in my marginally air conditioned Bedroom (I have a 6000BTU...
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    08-27-2018, 10:00 AM
    Searching Locally for a EDM shop is complicated by the deliberately 'Faulty' Google Search Engine Algorithms not Putting LOCAL San Fernando Valley Shops first, instead I found page after page of PAID advertisements for EDM Production Services from...
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    08-27-2018, 09:21 AM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    GRUMPA, IF you are Using the TL255-50-RF NOE mold it should have dropped bullets of about .255" band diameter, which should allow sizing properly for your .253" Groove diameter Barrel. Unless, of course you stated the measured Bore Diameter! ...
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    08-27-2018, 08:55 AM
    I have two RCBS Beam scales: the First one purchased is a "5-10" and has a capacity of ~500 grains; The second one purchased is a "10-10" and has a capacity of ~500 grains. Both have the 1/10 grain set with a threaded rotating Drum with ten marked...
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    08-26-2018, 01:33 PM
    DO set the Cast Iron Grate Aside as it WILL Warp from the High Level Heat. I know from my own experience. Chev. William
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    08-26-2018, 01:01 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    SADLY, The Industry Standard Test Barrel for Ammunition development of .25ACP is 6 inches and some use even shorter. As a result Factory Ammo is Optimized for Short barrel Pistol use, not for longer Barreled Revolver or possible rifle use. From...
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    08-23-2018, 08:36 PM
    Laughing!!!! The 'Solar Power' activity is Still 'Alive and Well' in California as since I had a Solar Power Installation at my Home, LADWP declined to pay the expected reimbursement. Now I get about three 'cold calls' a day offering Local and...
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ETC USN retired with 40 years 10 months 29 days total Service, Semi-Retired From Defense Electronics, later Production Electrician in the Movie Industry, Many and Varied Life Experiences, VA registered Agent Orange and Ionizing Radiation Service Connected disabled Veteran, Pilot with Instrument Rating, Widower. Past Professional Road Racing Sidecar Passenger (Monkey), Qualified SCUBA Diver, Parachutist, and Aviator Qualifications, Vietnam Veteran (1963-1965).
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Production Electrician

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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