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    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    just put a pan or bucket shaped thing on top of a plate and it basically is an oven
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    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    have you found what makes it break down the fastest? cause in my compost area I have a bunch of old hay that I don't have enough stuff to mix it with or space in my compost bins. so you might have useful information for me. also oyster mushrooms can...
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    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    I was just trying to copy nature, fungus is a whole kingdom of life, some eat them but very few use fungus for its actual purpose. speaking of nature has anyone else been getting way to much rain, we hit monthly average already and its just the...
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    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    I hit a deer with the lee .50 250gr "real" at 1300fps impact. it was a perfect lengthwise hit entering the lower windpipe and it didn't really expand just squished slightly, so representative of a solid. it made it to the last rib area so roughly...
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    06-15-2019, 01:09 PM
    I did say im almost underweight to begin with, i was wanting to do it as an elimination diet not a weight diet. But even with as much as im eating i lost 5lbs in the last 3 days, i dont think i could eat enough to not lose weight im already feeling...
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    06-15-2019, 12:52 PM
    bmortell replied to a thread .38 wadcutter alloy in Cast Boolits
    I actually dont own a size die in 38 cal, so i cant be sizing wrong. I was just using lee wadcutter as is tumble lubed, i just mic'd them at .3594, i use a 2" model 60, its happy with everything else, but soft wadcutters are all sideways by 7 yds...
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    06-14-2019, 11:18 PM
    bmortell replied to a thread .38 wadcutter alloy in Cast Boolits
    when I tried pure lead 38 wadcutters in a snub they were skidding/smearing rifling, idk whats the proper term. I went to 2% antimony and water dropped. for something not meant for expanding on game I don't worry much about tin, if it casts ok then...
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    06-14-2019, 11:05 PM
    my last lee sizer I bought was .4295 by .4305 rotated 90 degrees. I lapped it to .4324 I think it was. I just had a 1/4" steel rod in a drill. duct taped a strip of emery cloth on it and used paper under the emery to build the right size fit. do...
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    06-14-2019, 10:23 PM
    I guess this is the right place. you might have heard some buzz about it, positive or negative. I tried it last summer for a few weeks, and started again now. basically you just eat unprocessed high fat meat, organs and eggs things of that...
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    06-14-2019, 06:56 PM
    Last year around the begining of growing season i tried a completely different method or our garden, so now thats its been little over a year i thought i could do a review. I did a post on it before just discussing the idea but i can do more of a...
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    06-13-2019, 08:11 PM
    44mag really isn't hard to work with, that's the first thing I ever casted for and been working good since. ill just go through your questions. Hardness: I like around 10-11 ish hardness for 44, so about air cooled ww. soft enough to expand but...
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    06-07-2019, 10:00 PM
    I agree, look at a chart of human population over the last 1000 years, its crazy
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    06-07-2019, 09:40 PM
    "You going to pay 3 times as much for a loaf of bread?" similar balance on pretty much everything. easy greedy method, but usually has a negative impact. harder less efficient, has less impact. so on one end you end up basically amish,...
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    06-07-2019, 04:43 PM
    there is nontoxic alternatives to most things like these but people generally just don't try. they like the convenience of pre made stuff even if it has potential dangers to themselves or the greater environment. sometimes it takes a very long time...
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    06-06-2019, 09:00 PM
    mine does good with .4325 diameter, quenched alloy, up to 300gr. mostly only shots good with h110, 4227 or 2400 roughly in that order, faster powders were hit or miss. i use plain base pc'd. I got to .75 at 25 with peep sights, it used to be twice...
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    06-06-2019, 08:00 PM
    bmortell replied to a thread Any truth in this? in Cast Boolits
    I have heard to change carry ammo yearly from multiple sources and their reasoning was that its being transported and shaking around for that long so I wouldn't say its unheard of
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    06-05-2019, 09:51 PM
    bmortell replied to a thread Any truth in this? in Cast Boolits
    when im done making ammo i just set the pile in the middle of a full size old bath towel, grab each ends bunched up pulled tight, then tumble them back in forth inside the towel. its enough to wipe off extra lube or those tiny brass shaving from...
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    06-05-2019, 09:42 PM
    I don't really consider anything besides aluminum anymore. Steel, greasing and degreasing and waiting for it to get hot then holding a heavy mold and costs more to machine, I don't see much advantage, you can beat it up more but i don't throw my...
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    06-05-2019, 07:03 PM
    you can lap the sizer bigger much faster and cheaper than getting a new one. just would need a rod a drill and wrap sandpaper around it. just go slow and slug after each bit and end with 1k grit paper. id go .0005 at a time for testing bigger...
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    06-05-2019, 06:53 PM
    bmortell replied to a thread Any truth in this? in Cast Boolits
    if your putting lead in a tumbler isn't that a good way to get lead dust in the air?
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    06-05-2019, 12:19 AM
    bmortell replied to a thread Target suggestions in Our Town
    I like decent sized packs of orange sticker targets, if im going no money I grab a marker and paper then use different sized rolls of tape to trace rings for a bullseye. for example trace the inside of electrical tape, then the outside, then inside...
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    05-24-2019, 03:27 AM
    maybe getting good ballistic coefficient and expansion at the same time would be harder? but that only matters if you hunt long distance. for expansion I don't think its worth comparing cause unless your talking about fancy hype bullets that turn...
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    05-23-2019, 09:11 PM
    you could buy a bag of magnum lead shot, it has a high amount of arsenic. water dropped idk how hard it is but its very tough stuff
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    05-23-2019, 05:24 PM
    For me who isnt highly experienced in this just a few years of tinkering, im stuck at 2moa and 2kfps in both my 10 twist 30 cals. Everytime i tried paperpatch at say 2200 it jumps to big enough to actually miss a whole deer at 50yds. So i just...
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    05-20-2019, 08:52 PM
    bmortell replied to a thread Suggest ant traps in Our Town
    theres a species of fungus being looked at for removing ants, they eat it thinking its food but not realizing that They are the food, grow a mushroom out of their head. then the others run away in horror or something to that effect. think there...
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    05-20-2019, 08:42 PM
    as the projectile gets heavier it also becomes larger in volume, the extra volume goes further into the case since the outside specs is mostly fixed. so with smaller space for powder it takes less powder to make the same pressure. its also one way...
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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