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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    I had one trash out on a early 80's issue measure. They sent me one for the new ones for free, and it fit.
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    Yesterday, 03:38 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Missing: Cardinals in Our Town
    There's a couple in our yard. Maybe they came down here for the winter.
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    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    I had one for 9mm. It did a great job for me. It took a extra couple of minutes to get hot, but then you can rock-n-roll. It might be my imagination, but I think its actually more than twice as fast a double cavity.
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    12-03-2019, 11:31 PM
    I have doubted that for a long time. Some of these 'kinds' are totally unnecessary, and we're just stuck with them.
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    12-03-2019, 03:50 PM
    The Soviets had some barrels ribbed like that. You'd think they would have some sort of markings on them.
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    12-02-2019, 01:37 PM
    I never had much luck with the RCBS primer pocket swagger thing either. I give them a couple of turns with that inside/outside de-burring tool that is about the size of you thumb.
    13 replies | 296 view(s)
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    11-30-2019, 01:20 PM
    I think the hollow sides/base compresses or flares out and fits different barrel diameters better, there by making it more forgiving, and the long bearing surface stabilizes easily at the slower speeds. Solid/double end wad cutters can be very,...
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    11-29-2019, 06:05 PM
    I don't pay attention to the stars. If you hear something negative from someone that doesn't have the green 'MOD" bar in the left margin: It's sort of like little kids and roaches, it really doesn't matter what they think.
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    11-29-2019, 04:19 PM
    That's great. My Dad would say, "That's too nice for you. Better let me have it".
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    11-29-2019, 03:15 PM
    There will probably be a little difference, but usually not much. If you want to tweak out the last little bit of accuracy, and eliminate one more variable, keep 'em separate.
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    11-29-2019, 02:49 PM
    +2 on selling it properly for what it is, and buying ingots.
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    11-29-2019, 02:46 PM
    I have to lay mine out on a towel after a soap & water wash and rinse. I used to dry large batches in the oven until the second live .45ACP got in there and cooked off. Now days, all my reloading projects have been banned from the kitchen.
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    11-29-2019, 12:57 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread air brushes in Our Town
    I've had a couple of Badger airbrushes. I was real happy with them, they make them from home hobby level up to pro stuff.
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    11-28-2019, 05:19 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Pack Rats in Lets talk trapping!
    On youtube there are dozens of videos showing home made mouse and rat traps. They run the scale from ingenious to hilarious. Check 'em out you might see some that would help ya out. We haven't had any rats here, but I almost wish we did so I...
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    11-28-2019, 05:13 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Real Turkey in Our Town
    I have and have had a few relatives down in the Hill Country that shot a turkey almost every year, but I never did. I too get most meat items from the grocery store because no animals are harmed in the process of getting them there. And for...
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    11-28-2019, 01:34 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread skunk in Our Town
    True. But you might need to call a few vets. to find one who will do it.
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    11-27-2019, 08:13 PM
    When Christmas came around my wife would ask my buddy what I wanted for Christmas. I got some really great stuff too. His wife would ask me what he wanted. It worked, but after a few years, she said, "He likes new guns,,,, but your ideas are so...
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    11-27-2019, 08:06 PM
    Those 1/4" door ones are actually pretty tough on the front side. Thick enough to resist 'peeling' the door, and they take longer to cut through than a side or back. One way to make them harder to get into is bolt them down in a corner next to...
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    11-27-2019, 07:22 PM
    Those 10 gage or 1/8" wall, 1/4" door ones are made to keep the High School kids out-- that's all. If they have a 30 minute fire rating, its usually a layer of 1/2" sheetrock inside with cloth or carpet on the side you see. 99% of the people...
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    11-27-2019, 07:06 PM
    That's a tough question. I'd recommend consulting some teenagers, and a few Congress critters. Those are the best folks at spending someone else's money that I've ever found.:bigsmyl2:
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    11-27-2019, 06:21 PM
    They aren't playing around. I ordered a few things Sat. night, and they came in Wed. morning.
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    11-27-2019, 06:15 PM
    I learned that myself. They went away from only allowing 90% shooting/hunting related stuff on the tables. Now its mostly tables full of bumper stickers and phony Indian jewelry with a trashed out surplus rifle on them.
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    11-27-2019, 03:11 PM
    I seat, crimp, & size all in one stroke, and have good results. But if that process works for you, its a good idea. As far as doing the seating, sizing, etc in more than one step: I try not to make extra work for myself. I've found that...
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    11-27-2019, 01:07 AM
    Most of the 284 family wildcats, and there's a few, were just called their cal. and 284 Winchester. Like: .35-284 Winchester, .25-284 Winchester, and if that's true, yours would just have been called .45-284 Winchester. A few folks were...
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    11-27-2019, 12:15 AM
    The weather here about 75 miles SE of Dallas is pretty decent for this time of year. T shirts today, but a North wind just came up, so it'll cool off some. We have a couple relatives coming in, but most of the time I'll be trying to figure out...
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    11-27-2019, 12:10 AM
    The wife changes the fall wreath on the front door to the Christmas wreath after Thanksgiving. We've only lived here 2 years, and the first holiday season, a neighbor asked if we were going to decorate for Christmas. I told him I might put a...
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    11-27-2019, 12:01 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Old Lyman Lube in Boolit Lube !
    I was just looking on Midway and Natchez at lubes a few days ago. The different Lyman lubes talk of benifits, etc., they have one that looks like yours and talk about it is still true to their old original formulas, and what's in it.
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    11-26-2019, 10:04 PM
    You need a little more practice with a 'audio torque wrench'. You use them to tighten something until it just barely chirps. Then back it off 1/4 turn. Also, instead of stupid, I prefer using the term; 'misunderstood'.:bigsmyl2:
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    11-26-2019, 09:58 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Wife had a flat in Our Town
    Chrysler had those. Left hand threaded on the driver's side. I broke two lug studs jumping up & down on a Craftsman 1/2" drive breaker bar on a '70 Fury learning that. In the process, I bent the breaker bar too. I took it back to Sear's to...
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    11-26-2019, 08:39 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Stihl chainsaw in Our Town
    If there was a even a small crack on the underside of the flywheel at the mounting hole, that'll do it. I've had that happen a couple times with Briggs & Stratton and Tecumech small engines. You'd think since its just a wheel and a magnet, it...
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    11-26-2019, 08:18 PM
    Ya gotta look at everything being an opportunity to get stuff you want, or at least a reason to buy more power tools.
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    11-26-2019, 02:55 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Wife had a flat in Our Town
    A buddy had that happen once. He ended up putting the lug nuts back on about 1/4" from being seated, and drove the car a few yards. It worked for him to break the seal between the rim and the hub.
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    11-25-2019, 10:39 PM
    I didn't, but they finally let me go since it was getting late and they wanted to go home. I heard the wife telling them, "I don't know what it is..... Usually, even a glass of ice water gives him gas".
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    11-25-2019, 10:19 PM
    I have a old Gold Cup, and just use it to kill pesky little black dots when they laugh at, or mock me. I had a Lee 6 cavity 200 gr. trunciated cone wadcutter and was very happy with it. Made lots of boolits real fast, and they are very accurate...
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    11-25-2019, 09:51 PM
    It's not an exact science, but there is a pretty tough learning curve. Hopefully, no one will ask ya, "How did those Lead splatters get on the ceiling"?
    15 replies | 785 view(s)
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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.

OK folks. Enough of this idle chit chat. This ain't no retirement home.
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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