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    08-09-2018, 12:28 PM
    I've never done tha. . . well . . . kinda. . . sort of. OKAY! I put one right through the middle my Chrony a few years ago. Whew! I feel better now. But it wasn't my fault, you see. Tall sights, low barrel axis. . . Friends standing around watching...
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    08-08-2018, 12:53 PM
    I've not found paraffin to be very effective. Candles containing stearate work well, and any paraffin in them will extend the dwell time allowing the stearate more time to work. Stearate by itself reduces very aggressively, but it burns off rapidly....
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    08-07-2018, 12:54 PM
    I recently smelted a fresh batch of WW's and the castability was less than satisfactory in filling out the corners of the driving bands, etc. I flux less often since I got smart enough to cover the alloy with wood ashes to protect it from oxidation,...
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    08-06-2018, 01:15 AM
    Prayers for Opos and Hickory and their families.
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    07-20-2018, 12:07 PM
    I heard of tomatoes and feta cheese being pretty tasty. I think some fresh-ground black pepper and a dash of salt would dress it nicely. I never thought of the cottage cheese bit, but that makes sense to me. Maybe with a judicious helping of chopped...
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    07-17-2018, 12:38 PM
    What about .223 Basic cases from Starline to form the 7.62x40 WT from? They're cylindrical/unformed and sound like just the ticket.. I was thinking how nice it would be to build a 9mm or .357 upper using this case and just leaving it straight - ...
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    07-17-2018, 12:12 PM
    That's an interesting idea. I can't shed any light on what velocities you're likely to get, but if you're looking for 750-800fps, they'll be light charges indeed. I have no experience with Bulleye. My inclination would be toward propellants that are...
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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