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  • Three44s's Avatar
    Today, 10:37 AM
    I have an Ideal 257388 mold and my version is the very sharp point. According to Lyman, that takes a 418 top punch. There is a flat nose version of the 257388 also. What I do not know is if that 418 top punch is for the flat nose version or...
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    Today, 09:23 AM
    Three44s replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Filling up fast? Oh tell me about it! LOL! We had an all steel building put up in ‘09, 40x60’ with lean two’s on each side 12’ deep so the overall foot print is 64 wide by 60’ long. This not a shop mind you. It’s the wife’s barn. It surely...
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    Today, 08:38 AM
    I PM'd you my PP info. Thanks!
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    Today, 01:31 AM
    Here in Central WA I have a fair number of quail but that’s about it. We used to have lots of pheasant and some sage grouse. In the Cascade mountains we have a resurgent population of blue grouse. I have seen coyote populations go up and down...
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    Yesterday, 09:30 AM
    The destruction of Our nation is like a brick building deteriorating and turning to rubble. It starts out with a bit of mortar coming loose. Nobody notices Enough mortar loosens where nobody travels much that a brick is loosen, again not...
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    Yesterday, 07:17 AM
    country gent -- Bion, the two drill presses in my shop are in fact my MOST used power tool! That being said, my floor model is a Rockwell I purchased brand new in the very early 1970s, and it sports a very high quality chuck upgrade, foot feed,...
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    Yesterday, 07:03 AM
    In the "Empire State" lead seems to be viewed similarly as highly contagious, fatal diseases and deadly poisons out to get you! Be it "lead remediation" for simple (?) house paints; NO lead in fishing sinkers; and -- most germane here -- NO lead in...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 05:04 PM
    I bought a CZ452 Varmint, and put a Weaver Classic 3-9x Rimfire scope atop it, and a Harris Bi-pod under. So impressed, I purchased a second, identical set-up for a son. I had a Winchester 52B .22 lr S/n 52xxxB made in 1943 (424 made) w/ Litschert...
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    05-24-2020, 04:15 PM
    Pm inbound
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  • Lakehouse2012's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 09:05 AM
    Sunday Bump.
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 07:52 AM
    Oops and apologies to winelover vis my lack of correctness ;)! I referenced Minerat's post #22, which was what I -- no harm intended -- referenced. Regardless, bion I amassed a fair collection of soda straws when I purchased my RCBS electronic...
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    05-23-2020, 08:48 PM
    JAMESGR, That’s the idea! Best regards Three44s
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    05-23-2020, 03:27 PM
    Thank you, minerat, and fjruple! Albeit I own the FX chrony for airguns -- https://fxairguns.com/accessories/pocket-chronograph/ -- I am hoping the LabRadar will work with, at least, my three .22 Benjamin Marauders (two are the pistol version). ...
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    05-23-2020, 10:23 AM
    In my many years as an electronics tech, I amassed quite a few pounds of Rosin core solder -- bion, the last 10 inches or so from machine dispensers were generally discarded -- slowed production to use -- so a good many ended up (OK with management)...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    05-23-2020, 10:07 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Flux in Casting Equipment
    kevin c -- You, indeed, brought up a great point I was remiss in not mentioning. To wit, I make my alloy up in a cut-Freon-bottle (from DavyCrockett on this site :) ) over a propane stove -- outdoors in driveway, where I do my best guesstimate of...
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    05-23-2020, 10:04 AM
    Three44s replied to a thread Mri in Our Town
    I have to crawl inside hay baler chambers and arc weld now and then, does that count? The cross section on my two tie machines is 16” x18”. Our three tie is spacious by comparison. It is 16”x23”! It takes two people, me the “dummy” doing the...
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  • Three44s's Avatar
    05-23-2020, 09:36 AM
    I put that kind of brass in a “someday pile”. If I need it someday, I take the time to prep it. Until then, I use the brass I have already prepped. Three44s
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    05-23-2020, 07:13 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Flux in Casting Equipment
    ... as do I. And, I pretty much always also use some of that red wax from Edam or Gouda cheese balls (if I have some left) -- or candle-butts, etc. -- "any" wax. HOWEVER, albeit many write not-so-great things about the product, I have had several...
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    05-23-2020, 06:59 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Boxes for molds in Our Town
    MidwayUSA purveys storage boxes which might work on smaller moulds (I use them for cast/sized/lubed bullets) -- https://www.midwayusa.com/product/100991919?pid=858581 -- but, I like to keep handles on my moulds and have all of mine in Plano boxes --...
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    05-23-2020, 04:00 AM
    I like that color! Three44s
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    05-23-2020, 03:50 AM
    Three44s replied to a thread Getting Old stinks in Our Town
    Well, I can not make up my mind if I should hang out with this bunch (cast boolits) any longer or not! ...... ‘cause I resemble y’all a lot already! LOL! Another thought: If fooling with guns is our hobby but we cast to save money so we can...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    05-22-2020, 07:43 PM
    I checked this afternoon, and the version in mine is " 1.2.4 ". Interesting to me (???) the copyright is 2015. They haven't updated in five years? geo
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  • Three44s's Avatar
    05-22-2020, 07:08 PM
    That mold maker produces works of art! I own a few, one is a .477 for my .480 Ruger. But I have to say, there are many good mold makers right here in the US as well! I am really a fan of the RCBS molds for a mass produced tool so to speak. I...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    05-22-2020, 01:53 PM
    In my post, here above (#4), I wrote, "I have one in my "load on tailgate of truck kit". Perhaps I might have added my truck kit's major component is one of Mr. Buchanan's Lock n Load presses :) -- the Lee seems as it was made for it, and works...
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  • Three44s's Avatar
    05-22-2020, 09:57 AM
    Well, I guess that rules out my .480 Ruger then ..... Three44s
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    05-22-2020, 09:56 AM
    +10! Three44s
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    05-22-2020, 09:47 AM
    Three44s replied to a thread mgm barrel in Single Shot Guns
    I may have this wrong but I am under the perception that a barrel extension to be legal needs to be cross pinned and the pin locked in by welding the ends of the pin shut? There may well be other legal ways of accomplishing it but that is my...
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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