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    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    Where are the boolits?
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    Yesterday, 06:05 PM
    An normal answering machine is not a good solution for many people because the phone would still ring and you would still have to listen to the message (which might be blank). Most of these robo-caller system do not support the idea of phone...
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    06-22-2017, 06:55 AM
    Well, I did some measurements on the barrel today. It's not a *complete* bull barrel in that there is a very slight taper along its length. It's 0.750" at the breech (after the reduced diameter portion that slides into the receiver block). It's...
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    06-22-2017, 12:44 AM
    I found it interesting that when I spent a month driving around the UK and Ireland recently that even though the UK claimed to be metric, you would find road distances measured in miles, exit distances measured in yards, and bridge clearances...
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    06-21-2017, 11:11 AM
    I get so many of the calls on my landline that I just leave it off the hook / on hold all the time now. And my cell phone is just set to "mute". When the home security system people would call and ask if I had a security system, I would tell...
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    06-20-2017, 12:47 AM
    I did some experiments with one of the ion generators with one lead attached to a pair of forceps that I used to grab the bullet and the other lead sticking in a fluid bed of powder. It works. There's a thread around here somewhere on it. ......
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    06-20-2017, 12:43 AM
    Never owned a radial engine aircraft, but I've been hit by the spark off a lawnmower engine back in the day when the way to cut them off was a metal tab that poked through the rubber insulation on the spark plug wire and shorted it to the engine. I...
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    06-18-2017, 10:14 AM
    You know you're getting old when someone asks your age and you have to ask them what year it is and get out your calculator... Yep... I've been that way for awhile... Or, as they say, "Old enough to know better, but too old to care..."
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    06-17-2017, 06:54 PM
    Received the 45 acp dies yesterday thank you very much!
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    06-17-2017, 02:13 AM
    A pair of hemostats that have been heated and bent so that they are only using the point of the tips and then filed / ground down to give a sharper point work pretty good since there are only to *points* of contact.
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    06-15-2017, 07:42 PM
    One problem with that is that it only saves a post as long as the forum's database still has the post, plus, if the post gets changed (by the author or a censor), you don't necessarily have the original post. If you *really* want to save a post,...
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    06-15-2017, 12:23 PM
    Interestingly, the .22 mag has the same SAAMI max pressure specification as the .22 LR (i.e. 24,000 psi). Obviously, they must put more powder in it since the case is longer, but I guess it is a slower powder so that it can build more velocity in a...
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    06-15-2017, 01:43 AM
    Supposedly, this is off a Mossberg 321K, so it's a single-shot bolt action.
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    06-14-2017, 11:14 PM
    Well, I'm not going to say that you are a youngster, but quite frankly kid, I would not be surprised if some of the people around here have *underwear* older than you... :)
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    06-14-2017, 10:27 PM
    But we're not talking about one of those thin shotgun barrels. We're talking about a barrel where the barrel is 0.555"+ for a 0.223"-ish bore.
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    06-14-2017, 10:15 PM
    I recently picked up a 24" .22LR barrel on eBay to use for some testing. The seller was honest and said that there was a bulge near the muzzle end of the barrel, but it still shot good. I was not concerned with this since I only needed it for...
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    06-11-2017, 07:37 PM
    In the end, the question will be, "how does it shoot?"...
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    06-11-2017, 05:31 PM
    I'll take #5A
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    06-11-2017, 03:52 AM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Walmart find in Casting Equipment
    Using a cast iron pot to pound on a kid? That's child abuse these days, isn't it? Even back in my day, we never got pounded with anything heavier than a wooden cutting board.
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    06-10-2017, 08:22 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread We were young.... in Our Town
    You don't really notice how old you are getting since you probably see yourself every day in the mirror or at least something that reflects. When you go to a reunion and see the people that you last saw in high school and see how old they have...
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    06-10-2017, 08:13 PM
    OK, there are some revolvers that are rifles. Just like there are break action handguns and break action rifles. And bolt action handguns and bolt action rifles. The term pistol was around before revolvers or semi-autos. It came into the...
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    06-10-2017, 06:02 PM
    I think we are saying the same thing... pistol = handgun. Revolver and semi-auto are subsets of pistol/handgun.
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    06-10-2017, 02:53 PM
    Let's not forget that there have been semi-auto revolvers. If you look up the history of the word, "pistol" came about long before revolvers or semi-autos were invented. The word is equivalent to "handgun". The people these days who want to...
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    06-10-2017, 03:14 AM
    Then make it rimmed cartridges. But then someone would bring in a Coonan 357 semi-auto... So make it rimmed cartridges that have a dash in their name (e.g. .45-70, .44-40, etc). That should restrict it somewhat. :)
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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