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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    07-12-2018, 01:09 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Wipe solder in Lead and Lead Alloys
    lead sheathed phone lines were soldered together. Wiping solder has a liquid stage when it can be "wiped" onto the joint and solidifies almost instantly when a certain temperature is reached. The act of wiping it I believe caused near instant...
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    07-12-2018, 11:57 AM
    The more I look at information on this setting the more I think I'm just dealing with a strong trip rod spring against a weak latch spring. The trip rod is supposed to be "flush" on the down stroke as I understand it. This allows the charge bar to...
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    07-12-2018, 11:25 AM
    I have a FART so I'll give that a try with say 5# of shot.
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    07-11-2018, 06:54 PM
    Tumble dry or wet?
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    07-11-2018, 05:36 PM
    Might want to look into molded fiberglass RV. Several manufactures exist. Scamp in Minn. Casita in Texas. One is down in Carolina I think. Escape campers makes some nicer high end models. I think there is another manufacturer on the west coast...
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    07-11-2018, 05:24 PM
    I too was wondering about this question. I was thinking it might take washing with water and ???? And there is a secondary question. What to do to prevent new oxidation. I think new shot is covered with something to prevent oxidation and...
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    07-11-2018, 05:06 PM
    Phone call to MEC and they suggested I try to "open up" the top bracket where it attaches to press body to raise bracket on the trip rod, then tip the little C part that the trip rod goes through down enough to get hole back in alignment. Maybe...
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    07-11-2018, 03:21 PM
    The ridges and raised edge on coins are to prevent metal shaving. In the past an unscrupulous person could shave the edge of a coin back a little bit for the precious metal. Do a bunch of coins and you would have a fair pile of silver or gold...
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    07-11-2018, 02:47 PM
    Watched this video on setting the trip rod so that it releases and allows the catch to latch the bar when the handle is pulled. My issue is the trip rod is up so far it doesn't allow the latch to engage. It is always in the "release" position. ...
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    07-11-2018, 02:26 PM
    No authority on shot shell reloading presses but I did just pick up a Pacific DL-105 from 15 meter and some parts are still available from Hornady. Not all but some parts can be ordered. Same as an older MEC 650 the parts may not be 100% available...
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    07-11-2018, 12:17 PM
    This is the one I have, I have done a lot of pots that were ~100 lbs. with no signs of strain. I paid a bit more when I bought it at Walmart. With a dutch oven from Harbor Freight coming in at less than $25 with the 20% off coupon....
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    07-09-2018, 06:25 PM
    After you melt your first pot leave an inch of lead in the bottom of the pot. On your next pot the slab in the bottom will help transfer heat better and make the next melt go faster AND avoid having a zinc WW pinned against the bottom of the pot to...
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    07-09-2018, 04:31 PM
    Poor quality coins offer a clear advantage over "unknown" silver bars in that you don't have to pay to have them tested on sale. You pay little for the coin design but a silver dollar of a certain year is a known percentage of silver so no testing...
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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