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  • Johnch's Avatar
    Today, 08:42 PM
    OK a little while ago I ask if Powder Coating would stand up to rifle velocity and pressures I figured I would post my findings Well I tested the Lee 155 gr standard grease grove bullet designed for the 7.62 x 39 powder coated and Gas checked ...
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  • Coopaloop86's Avatar
    Today, 04:56 PM
    Close
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  • MaryB's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 PM
    I was spoiled as a kid growing up, there was a maple grove and sugar operation just 3 miles out of town. During sugar season I would ride bike out there and help keep the fire going, split wood, stir... whatever they needed. My pay was syrup I could...
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 PM
    I'd be inclined to second this thought. My uncle was in transportation during WW2 landing at Normandy D+2, actually crashing as the C47 he was in crashed upon landing. He brought back his 1911, a M1A1 and Bernadelli 25. Sent home some(9) MP44's...
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  • MaryB's Avatar
    Today, 02:08 PM
    Plus homemade is loaded with good probiotic bacteria, it is a very healthy food. And no need to can, freeze or in the fridge where it keeps 6 months in sterilized jars(use standard canning practice, boil jars for 5 minutes). Leave the band a little...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 AM
    My buddy has been painting cars/trucks/tractors as a side business since 1975...although he retired from that a couple years ago. The latest product he used for frame rust is POR-15. The first time he used POR-15 was the painting for another guy...
    7 replies | 168 view(s)
  • Mal Paso's Avatar
    Today, 11:11 AM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread Still weird shortages? in Our Town
    John Malkovich in the movie RED2 was caught eating a 50 year old Moon Pie. He said it was OK because it was made before sell by dates. If the seal is intact the food does not go bad in a few years. 100 year old cans have been opened with the food...
    78 replies | 2006 view(s)
  • Mal Paso's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 AM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread Anaconda in Our Town
    Too bad. I take mine for walks in the woods and to the range. It's one of the most accurate guns I own. I traded out the Hogues for Pachmyer.
    16 replies | 440 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 10:40 AM
    Bump for the weekend crowd
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  • Coopaloop86's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 AM
    Coopaloop86 replied to a thread Ammunition Shortage in Our Town
    I can you assure that more ammunition is being made than ever before. Now everytime I go to the range, it looks normal, if not fewer people due to price increases. It's simple supply and demand. Everyone bought everything they could get their hands...
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  • garandsrus's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 AM
    If you reamed to .223, you are already too big for any of the .223 dies. The core seating die and point forming die each bump up the bullet a little. This is so that the bullet easily starts into the next die. The core seating die and punches...
    9 replies | 243 view(s)
  • Coopaloop86's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    Coopaloop86 replied to a thread Ammunition Shortage in Our Town
    You guys realize this is cyclical and gets worse everytime right? Trust me... its industry wide. The bug guys are cranking out at max capacity. The average Joe is panic buying and the middle man is getting rich. In 2-3 years, they'll be giving stuff...
    42 replies | 773 view(s)
  • Mal Paso's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread 35 MM Film Negatives in Our Town
    Photoshop is great but it's $120 a year. The scanners I had in the past came with their own software to reverse color or B&W negs. Silverfast is one that shipped free with the scanner.
    7 replies | 235 view(s)
  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    Thank you for this message today . It goes with yesterdays .
    2 replies | 45 view(s)
  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    Good message . We are the sowers , I just wish more were sowing .
    2 replies | 48 view(s)
  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    Still praying . I hate to hear he's trying to give up , it is bad but can be good in many ways . It's a long topic to discuss and this certainly isn't the time or place . I'm still optimistic for recovery . As I said...still praying .
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  • Coopaloop86's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:25 PM
    Cleaning up some and I have some brass I would like to swap for things I need. All brass has been once fired in piezo electric lab test barrels. Because of this there is a small circle visible below the shoulder. I have loaded and shot thousands of...
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    Sarco or Gunparts had new factory Largo barrels for sale($60-$70) a few years back. Procured one for my Star and it fit like a glove. Could never get a Federal Arms replacement barrel to fit correctly in my view. Have the Star, and an Astra and a...
    22 replies | 903 view(s)
  • MaryB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    Wish I had some sugar maples to tap!
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:43 AM
    I don't wet tumble. I usually dry tumble (treated corn cob media) cases that I've fired in my guns. BUT, when I pickup aged, dingy range brass...or just very old, like decades old used cases from a gunshow purchase, I do a Hot Citric bath in a...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:25 AM
    H110/W296 shouldn't be used in loads below a certain Pressure, it's difficult to ignite...and you could end up with a KA-BOOM ! So searching for loads "for best accuracy and function" in a AR, is unsafe.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    Maybe the heading should just be Chemical powder? The other night, I was watching the Original Star Trek TV, an episode called "Shore Leave". Sulu had found a S&W Revolver and was explaining it it Captain Kirk... Sulu says, "It fires lead...
    17 replies | 616 view(s)
  • Coopaloop86's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 AM
    I had horrible leading at first with all of my 9mm Glocks. Switched to .357 and never looked back. Now my barrels stay mirror shiny for 100 plus round range trips. That was cheaper for me than switching barrels and with a .357 boolit and PC, the...
    21 replies | 715 view(s)
  • Coopaloop86's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 AM
    I have cast for many 9mm Glocks. I found that generally when I get leading, it is because I did something with the hitek improperly. I size 99% of my 9mm to .357 and powdercoat now and my Glocks actually look cleaner after shooting than before. I'm...
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  • Coopaloop86's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:54 AM
    I have both and have tried both and while grounded in zero science or evidence, I just feel like the PC provides a better protecting layer. It feels thicker and slicker to me and psychologically convinces me that its a solid barrier against barrel...
    17 replies | 446 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:45 AM
    Before I cast my own, I'd buy commercial cast bullets and I preferred Bevel Base. They are easier to load ...and shoot just as well at my normal pistol shooting distances (25 yds). that's my 2
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:24 AM
    Yep, I think so too
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  • Mal Paso's Avatar
    02-25-2021, 10:41 PM
    Most of us use a covered hotplate to do that but if your kiln will work around 400F you could use it. One fellow here uses a precision lab hotplate.
    14 replies | 222 view(s)
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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
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