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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    I've had fits with them and it was a deal where nothing was wrong- it just wouldn't run..... until I put a brand new plug in it.
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    Yesterday, 12:15 PM
    Looks good. We used to do a recipe similar to that and put in a can of whole beets, liquid from the can & all. And, you could use the solution 2-3 times by just putting in more hard boiled eggs. A word of caution if you're not single: Don't...
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    10-16-2019, 06:41 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Oil lamp wick in Our Town
    I've gotten a few over the years at the local hardware store for about a buck or two. The ones here still sell the kerosene lamps and indoor use oil for them too.
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    10-15-2019, 09:00 PM
    Even with those young, kid eyes, I couldn't do it. At Parris Island, we trained with the M-14. We were taught- Sight picture was achieved by concentrating on the front sight (clear image), and the rear sight was expected to be 'fuzzy'.
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    10-15-2019, 08:56 PM
    For hunting and basic target shooting, a 4 or 6 power should do fine. Everybody has gone crazy for super high magnification, but it has drawbacks when not on a bench. Your field of view is cut way down, it often takes longer to acquire a moving...
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    10-15-2019, 05:21 PM
    Good looking project. I think I could have stretched something like that out from an hour, to about a month.
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    10-14-2019, 10:56 PM
    It's hot & humid here, but the company I worked for started in New Orleans. After that big hurricane I went down there for a couple weeks to help with the clean up. That place takes hot & humid to a whole new level. I called it 'Weather you can...
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    10-14-2019, 10:31 PM
    Too funny. That reminds me of Col. Cooper's back page column in the old Guns & Ammo magazine. He always had a obscure bit of wisdom under his article. Perhaps my favorite was 'Never unload your 1911 while standing over a water bed'. He never...
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    10-14-2019, 10:26 PM
    Next time, I think I will reach over to the dillon for the follower and give it a try. Hornady got with the program and sends a thin plastic rod as a follower for the tube on their AP-- same tube for their other primer tools and fit RCBS too....
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    10-14-2019, 10:07 PM
    Down there, its so humid, those bubbles might just be moisture in the air going to steam and getting trapped. But you're rocking along real well.
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    10-14-2019, 04:14 PM
    I bought a bunch of them and some AP pull downs at a gun show several years ago. I've loaded them in .30-06 and .300WinMag. They still work. I'd keep & shoot them for the novelty of them. As far as collector value- probably not much value...
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    10-14-2019, 04:08 PM
    Not bad. If they are new in the box, you may be able to trade up on that for used ones at the local tire shop, unless yours are old school non-zinc. Make your best deal, but trading 2-3 pounds of used ones for one pound of new ones in the box...
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    10-14-2019, 01:25 PM
    I like it. I hang out here a lot, and on a few other places including Fox News. With Fox, you can click on a article, and go wax your car or strip and clean a AR while it jumps around, blinks, and reloads until it finally settles down with all...
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    10-14-2019, 03:24 AM
    Wow. And I thought squirrels eating my sunflowers was a problem...……..
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    10-14-2019, 12:18 AM
    OK. But I'll be putting off shipping it as long as I can.
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    10-13-2019, 10:28 PM
    I use old partial rolls of 95/5 all the time, and they work fine. That mix sounds like you'll end up with boolits about as hard as Chinese Algebra. I'd thin it out about 50% with pure lead and try that. 50% wheel weights, and 50% pure lead is...
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    10-13-2019, 10:16 PM
    That's odd. For practice clearing a auto, and detecting flince or jerking the trigger- we mixed dummy rounds in with live ammo randomly. Our dummy rounds have a neck sized fired case with it's spent primer, and a projectile. Then on the...
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    10-13-2019, 09:01 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Work in Our Chapel
    That's great. I'd be careful about letting him guard my Lunch though.
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    10-13-2019, 03:40 PM
    A few years ago, a old widow woman a few houses down had a pair nest in her husband's old boat house. It stunk so bad you couldn't enjoy being on the patio if the breeze came in a certain way. She left them alone until the new ones graduated...
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    10-13-2019, 03:33 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Squirrels in Hunting with CB's
    That reminds me- I had a Uncle that him & his buddy got their hands on a muzzle loading shotgun one time. They asked around about how to load and fire it for squirrel hunting. Going by what they were told, they used a old wasp nest for wadding...
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    10-13-2019, 01:57 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Lost my little buddy in Our Town
    Sorry to hear that. Over the years, I've had pets go over the Rainbow Bridge, but I still find myself expecting to see them when I come home.
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    10-13-2019, 12:34 PM
    158s with a gas check are hard to beat. But to shortcut your research-- you might want to look into what the long range silhouette shooters are using.
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    10-13-2019, 12:21 PM
    Sort of a similar thing happened to me. I went from new to old with 4198. The old stuff was in a sealed can with a $2. retail price sticker. I'd had a bunch of it, and found a load for 7.62 in a old Cartridges of the World book, and used it....
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    10-13-2019, 02:37 AM
    Interesting. Might be a matter of concentration. At shorter ranges, you might just sub-consciously take it for granted that being close, you'll do automatically do well, and tend not to concentrate as much as on a longer shot that you might...
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    10-13-2019, 12:47 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Doe today in Hunting with CB's
    Look on the bright side. You didn't come home with only burnt blankets and a hangover. Oh, 165s of any pedigree are the best I've ever found for a .30-06.
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    10-12-2019, 11:46 PM
    A few weeks ago, a squirrel got run over out in front of the house. After about 15 minutes, 4-5 vultures made it disappear after they had established, and agreed on all the dining arangements. There wasn't enough left in the road to find with a...
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    10-12-2019, 11:42 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Boot ice grippers in Our Town
    When I was a kid, we didn't have shoes. We just wrapped barbed wire around out feet to get some traction on the ice.:kidding::bigsmyl2:
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    10-12-2019, 11:37 PM
    That explains it! Mine did that after about 3 years. But I never thought that it being several years old, and very well used before I got it could have been a contributing factor.
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    10-12-2019, 10:19 PM
    Over the years, I've sent out a bunch on the 'pay it forward' or 'helping hands' to help out the young folks. So many people have helped me over the years, some at their own expense- a few bucks postage doesn't seem like much of a big deal with...
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    10-12-2019, 10:08 PM
    I'm a big Rem 700 guy, but it seems the Savage is well received. If that's what ya want--get it. If you have problems- you can drive to the factory and talk to someone about it in English.
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    10-12-2019, 07:48 PM
    Gotta be. It has something to do with a combination of their smile and blinking. Welcome back to the world.
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    10-12-2019, 07:42 PM
    I use a RCBS Keith style gas checked semi-wadcutter. Can't remember the weight, I think it's a 158 and I size to .357. It does very well in any .38 and you can gas it up into .357Mag speeds too.
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    10-12-2019, 05:10 PM
    Cool. That brass was cut down for a reason, presumably by someone who knew what they were doing, and had a special purpose for it. I wonder what it was.
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    10-12-2019, 05:05 PM
    For 2 strokes, the alcohol will actually run them a little better. The combustion flame is a little cooler, and they'll wind out to a bit higher rpm. At least that's what the 2 stroke outboard boat racers claim.
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    10-12-2019, 04:57 PM
    I had a RCBS that had the old style tube back before I thought I was done with reloading. I really liked it, and it was sort of hypnotic to see the tube rocking back and forth as it worked.
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    10-12-2019, 04:30 PM
    Ya done good, and saved it all from going to the dump. As much as I like seeing stuff get back into circulation by folks who will use and appreciate it-- It's a little depressing to think that most of my casting & reloading gear will end up...
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    10-12-2019, 12:17 AM
    A die grinder with 3" wheels should do it.
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    10-11-2019, 06:40 PM
    My old RCBS does that when it's empty. I try to keep at least a couple of inches of lead in it. 20-odd years later, it's still on the job. I do all my stirring and fluxing all the way down to the bottom & against the sides with a old, real big...
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growing into being a crusty geezser/oldfart.
The Republic of Texas
shooting, veterans affairs.
I fix things


Everyone can learn from their mistakes.
However; it's less painful, and cheaper to learn from the mistakes of others.

Old age and treachery will always overcome youth, and skill.

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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