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    Today, 02:17 PM
    Would help to know if there are any stampings on those sticks. On piece almost looks like it has a gold color, like a brazing rod. Lead came will have a channel that allows the stained glass to have the metal wrapped around it. If you keep...
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    Today, 11:42 AM
    Lime Away seemed to work well to clean the pellets, having a little trouble finding dry graphite. Anyone know of stores or type of businesses that would need to keep a stock of dry graphite? I found this spray version at Home Depot ...
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    Today, 11:34 AM
    Found some swastika's and American flag type blocks in a bucket of mono/foundry type. Also some religious symbols such as cross and crown, or star of David. Wonder if that means the type is from the 40's or late 30's. Some others symbols that...
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    Today, 11:26 AM
    I had a batch of counter weights that were very nice alloy, some Sb and Sn running about like sweetened COWW's or a little better. Member BNE will test for 1# of lead per sample or small piece taken to a scrap yard could get it tested. With that...
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    07-18-2018, 01:51 PM
    "file and trim" is that a hardened die that allows case neck to stick out the top to be filed down? Die is hard enough it dulls the file rather than being worn down itself. In other words is it a trim die that sizes?
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    07-17-2018, 07:02 PM
    I'm sort of inclined to wonder if having the "accuracy" shooting all stuck in its own forum will reduce the information on accurate loads and solutions to problem firearms in the more general forum on shotguns, mil-surp, wheel guns, favorite loads...
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    07-17-2018, 12:25 PM
    Thanks, have been reading a bunch of posts over there as they tend to be near the top for Google results. Currently adjusted to release well and I just need to touch the latch with my finger a bit to get a good solid catch, release on down stroke...
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    07-17-2018, 12:14 PM
    I have had my eye on a neighbors metal bucket 2/3 full of white dusty reclaimed shot as scrap lead. Sounds like with lime away (just picked up a bottle) and a little time I might be able to load that shot which he doesn't use any more. Was...
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    07-17-2018, 12:04 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Framing gun in Our Town
    My manual said 3 drops of oil into air fitting of gun before each use, and repeat 1 or 2 times during day under heavy use. Only thing I had "fail" was the rubber foot cover wore through. Called and had a replacement a few days later. I used a...
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    07-16-2018, 10:21 PM
    Fishman replied to a thread Sunflowers & Doves in Our Town
    In my experience, steel 7’s aren’t much good past 25 yards. I actually had better luck with 4’s back when I hunted where steel was required. Can’t explain it but the pattern seemed to be less relevant than the size of the shot. Maybe some 6’s?
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    07-16-2018, 08:38 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Framing gun in Our Town
    Home Depot used to carry Porter Cable. The difference between angles is how tight of a corner or between studs/rafters it can go and still line up. I used my framer for a full basement remodel and a 12 x 14 shed and it seems to still be going...
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    07-16-2018, 01:31 PM
    I hit my mangled one with a propane torch this weekend and soldered on it is. The center hole in the cap part is punched through which leaves a round lip that goes into the bar carrier. So it won't easily move laterally in any direction. I...
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    07-16-2018, 12:54 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Coffee in Our Town
    In the case of murder it isn't a defense but it can be used as part of a diminished mental capacity defense. Which is legit unlike the twinkie defense which is easily disproven. If junk food made people homicidal then Google and other tech...
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    07-16-2018, 12:44 PM
    Precious metals move opposite many other investments. So while stock market is strong, with moderate inflation noise to discourage investment then equities will be up and precious metals lower. IOU's (bonds, T-Bills) return or yield more if people...
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    07-13-2018, 09:47 PM
    Don’t bother with a coop. Guineas won’t stay in a coop even when raised as chicks in one. I tried.
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    07-13-2018, 06:32 PM
    What Loyd said is a better explanation of my silver might by soup but only if there is soup for sale, the can of soup I put in the pantry will insure I have soup. I would only worry about sinking money into precious metals if all my real world...
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    07-13-2018, 12:48 PM
    The two ways reloaders are most likely to elevate our lead levels are primer residue in brass or from firing indoors. Casters also have to be concerned about the oxides on the lead. I don't put human waste in the garden because it carries health...
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    07-12-2018, 05:07 PM
    Makes me wonder if a little dawn & water in the brass tumbler would do the job. Have to be well dried afterwards before storage but I don't think that would be a problem. Might be easier on the drum liner than sand too.
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    07-12-2018, 01:24 PM
    Glad it worked out. Have done the punch and tap removal before also. Beats the snot out of collapsing the bolt into a hole drilled in the middle of it. If an EZ out bottoms out in the hole you drill it will almost certainly snap. Takes about 1...
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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