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  • NavyVet1959's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 AM
    It's a lot of bullets if you're casting for .223 (63.6K at 55gr), but if you're casting for .45-70 (8642 at 405 gr), those bullets eat up your lead supply pretty quickly... You can test for harness with a set of different hardness pencil leads. ...
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    Yesterday, 08:51 AM
    I suspect that the concern many would have on using a oxy-acetylene (or oxy-propane) torch on lead would be if you tried to cut it the same way you cut steel (i.e. cause the steel to *burn*, not just *melt*). That would heat the lead up to boiling...
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    05-26-2017, 10:06 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread 1985 Goldwing in Our Town
    I've done 1000 miles in a day back in the last 1970s and early 1980s on Yamahas and Kawasakis. The worst was the Kawasaki since it only got 100 miles on a tank and the 24-hour gas stations weren't that common back then. On my Harley, it wouldn't...
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    05-26-2017, 08:55 PM
    How many fingers do you have? How many do you want to have afterwards? :) Besides, you're going to end up with lead chips all up and inside of the mechanism of your table saw. Personally, I wouldn't do it with *my* table saw, but I have...
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    05-26-2017, 06:18 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread 1985 Goldwing in Our Town
    But, it would be nice to have the *option* to do it. I live in the Texas Gulf Coast area -- parking on a "hill" is not an option. On the small bikes, you can bend your knee and kick it over, but on a larger bike, you need to keep your leg...
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    05-26-2017, 04:30 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread 1985 Goldwing in Our Town
    On my Harley, the procedure for accessing the battery is as follows: Unpin front seat Rotate front seat forward on its hinge that is located by the gas tank Unscrew nut on rear attachment nut for rear seat Watch rear attachment bolt fall to...
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    05-26-2017, 03:14 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread 1985 Goldwing in Our Town
    Back in my younger (and poorer) days, a motorcycle was my only means of transportation and as such, I would routinely put 15-20K miles on it each year. These days, I have the option to drive it or some other vehicles that are a lot more comfortable...
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    05-26-2017, 03:04 PM
    Another thing to consider is that you can make a muzzle loader out of a firearm by just loading your cartridges with powder something to seal it (1" square of paper towel and a bit of wax?) and then once you have loaded the cartridge in your...
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    05-26-2017, 02:22 PM
    If you only need pieces that short, could you just cast a cylindrical piece of lead and then put it in a lathe and harvest the cuttings?
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    05-26-2017, 12:31 PM
    I remember seeing one of those outside of a Sam's Club awhile back. The birds that were supposed to be scared away by it were actually sitting on its head. :(
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    05-26-2017, 11:16 AM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread 1985 Goldwing in Our Town
    Some of the older Harleys were a bit more problematic than the newer ones. Ride awhile ... stop ... tighten everything back up ... ride awhile ... stop ... tighten everything back up ... :) On the other hand, my 2006 Road King has been pretty...
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    05-26-2017, 12:13 AM
    This is the one I have. http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/shotgun-tools/recoil-pad-tools/b-r-recoil-pad-fitting-jig-prod44670.aspx Works well.
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    05-25-2017, 09:23 PM
    Uhhh... No... Definitely NOT the same density... Oak will float in water, lead will most definitely sink... :)
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    05-25-2017, 04:07 PM
    That might leave one to believe it was D-I-D then and one personality was taking over from the other. :)
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    05-24-2017, 09:28 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread 1985 Goldwing in Our Town
    And it's NO FUN if you have to push a motorcycle. A 400 lb sport bike is not too bad. And 800 lb Harley SUCKS... Personal experience in both cases... :(
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    05-24-2017, 08:49 PM
    I've noticed that you always talk about yourself in the 3rd person. From what I've read, that's probably a sign of either being a narcissist or someone with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Which is it in your case? :kidding:
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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