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    12-08-2018, 06:01 PM
    I have to agree. If you purchase a defective item/item missing parts the usual course is to contact the seller. If the seller has not responded, there are many possible reasons. Everything from the seller deceased suddenly to the seller is a schmuck...
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    11-20-2018, 12:46 AM
    Well, glad to hear you're back on the road. Always worry about problems on long trips myself. I drive older stuff, too. I'm sure it's not a matter of if, just when.
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    11-19-2018, 07:37 PM
    Ok, I'm *not certain about your particular model*, but some had an upper and a lower thermostat. The purpose of the lower thermostat was to allow some of the coolant to bypass the radiator, thus allowing for a faster warm-up. I don't want to...
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    11-19-2018, 06:07 PM
    Is it this a 7.3 or a 6.9? As I recall, some of those had 2 thermostats, but maybe I've slept too many times since I last owned one . . . .
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    11-19-2018, 11:13 AM
    I never called anyone a liar, those are YOUR words. We could argue definitions and semantics at length, but it is not an exercise I am interested in. The short answer is, copper can not be melted into lead alloy in a casting pot by the...
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    11-19-2018, 02:54 AM
    I'd encourage skepticism regarding things read on the internet, BK7.
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    11-19-2018, 12:55 AM
    Metals melt at particular temperatures dependent upon their composition. Size matters not.
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    11-14-2018, 01:26 PM
    When you fire a weapon, you are entirely responsible for the consequences of the firing. Shooting something and claiming you thought it was a game animal is inexcusable. My sig line refers to conquering challenges in life. NOT the discharge...
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    11-13-2018, 06:14 PM
    Yes, I would make sure it's understood that while the 'smith has it, you want the barrel inspected for any possible problems. Better to make sure both parties understand what is to be done before work begins than during or afterward.
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    11-13-2018, 01:57 AM
    Never a bad choice to opt for experienced help. While he's got it, he should be able to inspect it and make sure no damage was done.
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    11-12-2018, 02:04 PM
    Yes, insert the gas check into the bore base first, not open end first. A firm strike against your rod should remove the slug. If after a couple of firm, sharp strikes it doesn't come out, I'd get a 'smith involved. Again, don't beat the snot out of...
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    11-12-2018, 12:16 AM
    Driving objects down a barrel with a rod and hammer still makes me nervous, and I've done it quite a bit. Unexpected problems can and do crop up occasionally.
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    11-12-2018, 12:14 AM
    Yeah, obviously I don't know you or what kind of skills/background you have. I'd say that's a call only you can make.
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    11-12-2018, 12:09 AM
    If your decent with hand tools and your brass rod is long enough, you can cut 3" or so of it off and try to use that to get the check started. Just keep in mind keeping it parallel and square to the bore is important. ETA - unless there is a...
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    11-11-2018, 11:52 PM
    I never do. If you get it started square, the sides of the check will naturally act like a 'cup' to keep your rod centered.
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    11-11-2018, 11:50 PM
    Yeah, you'd probably have to order drill rod. Might be better off involving a 'smith if it gets to that point unless you feel obligated to see this completely through yourself for whatever personal reasons.
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    11-11-2018, 11:47 PM
    Correct. Carefully start it down the bore from the muzzle end. Use a short drift punch or piece of metal rod close to bore size, but NOT over bore size or you'll make a mess of your bore. The check needs to go in perpendicular to the bore and square...
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    11-11-2018, 11:32 PM
    Most likely what has happened at this point is the bullet has obturated due to your 1/4" rod penetrating the base of the bullet. It's going to be stuck in there pretty well most likely. Your best bet is to use a gas check as mentioned above and...
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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