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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Today, 03:01 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Cannon projectile in Vintage Ammo
    The 2 of the old Mississippi class dreadnaughts that had them were sold/given to Greece. But they were sunk in 1941. That sort of counts as WWII.... at least for the Greeks. 38 of them got converted to some sort of cobeled together towed field...
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    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    Shame, shame, shame,,, 10,000 comedians out of work- and you're trying to be funny.:bigsmyl2:
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    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    I figured you'd like it.
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    Yesterday, 08:41 PM
    They both work well for shooting soda pop cans in the berms. If you're shooting for money, you'll probably want the Reddings.
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    I'd heard the speed limits were established for various reasons, but one of them was what was safe for the 'average' car. It would be 'so big', 'so heavy', with 'such and such' level of maintenance and wear on the tires & suspension. Like...
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    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread War time lathe in Our Town
    Cool. They probably tagged it like that to denote it was made quickly for wartime production, and wasn't all polished and spit shined so they could get more of them out the door faster, but it was still within specifications and tolerances for...
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    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Cannon projectile in Vintage Ammo
    Looks like the projectile from a 7" Naval gun that started out before WWI and was used through WWII on a few ships and shore/coastal defense batteries. The longer than usual/pointed tip design was added later for better armor penetration. That...
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    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    I used one of them until it broke. Then switched over to zip-lock. I always wrap a oily rag or paper towel around the mold to protect the bag from the corners. Sort of low-tech, but it works.
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    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    Had a buddy who kept a old IH Scout on his rural property so he didn't have to drive his new 'city' truck out into the wilderness. Between chewing all the wires, hoses, and interior- the little devils totaled it.
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    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    A quick one I've made & used at the public range is to cut down a cardboard box where its about 3-4 inches tall on 3 sides. Then stand it up, and put a sand bag on the longer/bottom side. It caught the cases coming out of both a M1A and a...
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    07-05-2020, 07:20 PM
    They are incredibly destructive. If they get in your attic, they'll chew up the wiring, and maybe burn the place down. Here, I've seen them rob the duck boxes of eggs, and get into bird nests and eat the little chicks. I've shot them off our...
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    07-05-2020, 12:08 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Plans for the 4th? in Our Town
    The 4th is a big event here. The big star shells have been going off around the neighborhood all night in bursts like micro wave pop corn. It's 11 now, and that wonderful smell of clouds of burnt black powder has been in the air since it got...
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    07-04-2020, 11:00 PM
    I put my 1/4 of a PB sandwich in a plastic bag, hang it from the top of the trap with holes, and pieces of the bag cut off so the smell gets out, and they can still see it.
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    07-04-2020, 03:00 PM
    Sure there is. Tupperware and Rubbermaid is improving on their plastics all the time.:dung_hits_fan:
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    07-04-2020, 02:50 PM
    All of mine are Iron blocks. If I'm going to use one again fairly soon, I hose it off with spray can oil after it cools down and put it & the handles in a zip lock bag.. After a hot, humid summer where they are stored in the garage- and after I...
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    07-04-2020, 12:34 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Leather care? in Our Town
    After ya take care of the leather, fix the humidity problem in the basement. That same mold is chewing on everything else in there, there's a good chance it will make you sick, and over time it will even rot the house out from under you.
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    07-03-2020, 10:26 PM
    Too funny. Reminds me of a story about a lady that got off work, and was heading home on the free-way when her husband called. He told her to be careful,,,,, there was a somebody going the wrong on the same free-way she used to come home. ...
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    07-03-2020, 10:22 PM
    Back in the old days when steel shot first came along to replace lead- People that did a lot of shot-gunnin' talked about it trashing their screw in chokes, and even blowing out a few of them. The barrel behind the chokes didn't fare very well...
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    07-03-2020, 08:18 PM
    Depending on the brand, they will usually give ya a new set or sell them pretty cheap. I've hacked around trying to work on one of mine, and it never did work exactly right.
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    07-03-2020, 08:16 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Fishing story. in Our Town
    Glad it worked out. I've run into kids like that too. I usually end up telling they need more practice at lying, since they're not very good at it.
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    07-03-2020, 07:23 PM
    They'll slow down faster than lead, and probably ding up your barrel. That used to be a big complaint with steel shot in general. Save them for a high end sling shot. They do pretty good in them.
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    07-02-2020, 07:32 PM
    Doing that kind of thing also helps keep me out of those crooked BINGO parlors.
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    07-02-2020, 06:05 PM
    Old blue jeans make a good substitute until ya can find real burlap. I save the cut off legs from making short pants. It's pretty handy for things like you're doing.
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    07-02-2020, 06:01 PM
    Cool. Even when lead was 25 cents a pound, I scrounged all the free stuff I could get a hold of. It's a good feeling when ya beat the system. With all the pure lead swaged bullets, if there is even a good handful of cast ones in there, you...
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    07-02-2020, 05:36 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Carp Hunting in Hunting with CB's
    Not for carp bait. If it isn't fresh enough that you'd eat it yourself-- they won't either. But if it spoils and grows mold, catfish will still hit it. One of the neighbors used to work at a fast food restaurant. She'd bring home their French...
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    07-02-2020, 05:34 PM
    I don't bother. If it hurts anything, I'm not smart enough to notice.
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    07-02-2020, 05:14 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Out Of Work Again in Our Town
    I did a remodel of our bathroom years ago. As I was doing the tile squares in the tub enclosure, my buddy commented that he'd done theirs, and it was a real pain. A week or two later: Over at his house he said something about tiling around the...
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    07-02-2020, 04:54 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Carp Hunting in Hunting with CB's
    I like 'em. Ya need to do all the trimming, then soak it overnight in the refrigerator in water with a bump of vinegar in it. Then run it in the pressure cooker for 90 minutes. That cooks it and dissolves the small 'Y' bones down to what you find...
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    07-02-2020, 04:39 PM
    I had a problem with the fuel pump on my JD 105 acting like that. At the time it wasn't very old either. You may also have a clog or restriction in the tank's pick up tube. Not sure where the regulator is, but if it isn't real obvious, I'd...
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    07-02-2020, 04:34 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Out Of Work Again in Our Town
    I've always been fascinated seeing people (sort of) running companies that otherwise couldn't get a job parking cars.
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    07-02-2020, 03:48 PM
    I'm not all Scientific with this stuff. I don't even have a thermometer. I just do what works for me. When I start getting that lead smear, I turn the knob on the Pro-Melt down just a bit, slow down my rate to let the sprue cool a second or...
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    07-02-2020, 01:10 PM
    Mine do that too if I'm running the temperature a little too hot.
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About Winger Ed.
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growing into being a crusty geezser/oldfart.
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Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
Interests:
shooting, veterans affairs.
Occupation:
I fix things

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It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
It was God, guns, and guts.


OK folks. Enough of this idle chit-chat. This ain't your Grandma's sewing circle.
EVERYONE !!
Get back to your oars. The Captain wants to water ski.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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