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    Yesterday, 10:04 PM
    Cast about 1062 Lee 124 gr .306 boolits coming out of a "Horn of Plenty"
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    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    A feller told me last year about planting seeds in a sandwich baggie on top of a moist folded paper towel inside, then turn it over so the little root would try to go down instead of up into the paper towel making it hard to get the plant out. Use...
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    04-18-2018, 10:47 AM
    I bought a Ruger 22 convertible (22Magnum) in Thule Greenland in 1963. Wore it on my hip 5 years working cattle at the NM Boys Ranch as Livestock Manager. Put a handmade grip on the left side with a special thumb placement that reduced my groups...
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    04-13-2018, 12:05 PM
    I have one pre Model 70 in 30-06 bought used in 1959 that has not been modified in any way. It will shoot clover leaf patterns easily as in covering the shots with a dime completely. Did it once with factory loads and more times with handload...
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    04-10-2018, 09:18 PM
    25.4 mm to the inch. Looks as if the tape measures about 1 3/4 inch diameter on the left one. What say ye?
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    04-02-2018, 08:40 PM
    What Mustang said about the cutters. I have one like those and I would think that two toothpick size plastic rods twisted into drilled holes for a tight fit at the correct measurement (1/2")to use as a stop with the aluminum aligned with the lines...
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    04-01-2018, 08:23 PM
    JB Weld times two.
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    03-31-2018, 10:18 PM
    ==\ A few days back I purchased a "New Mould " from ASmith80 and when it arrived I was ready to give it a go and this is what transpired after a three hour session two days in a row. The Lee .356 RN 124 new mold has a tight sprue plate screw and...
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    03-31-2018, 02:42 PM
    Breathing the fumes. Not a good idea. Reason that I do all my fuming stuff outdoors in a breeze. Using Hi-tek coatings , gold in particular sort of look like boolits lubed with Alox. Time to watch for fumes is when you are shaking the bucket with...
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    03-30-2018, 09:33 PM
    If at first you don't succeed, keep on trying. you may find another use for them. I would have to try some of those heavy dark grey ones in the fire. Asbestos ones go into the castables mix for building forges and kilns. But...... first would be...
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    03-29-2018, 09:33 PM
    Set the die for the crimp you want, lock the nut with allen wrench. Back off the die and put a penny under the nut and screw the die down tight. Bring the seating stem down slowly until proper COAL is attained seating all the bullets. Then remove...
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    03-29-2018, 09:20 PM
    LH threads .....Yes and my newest mold's sprue plate was very easy to open with the screw tight so the venting may take place under the sprue plate. I have been trying to tighten the screw too tight to keep it from coming loose in the past. Thank...
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    03-26-2018, 10:49 PM
    Hey Mr Sheesh, I have a cheap drill press that I need to replace as soon as the chuck quits completely. I bought it @120.00 40 years ago. HF has one almost like it with some upgrades for $67. +, but I still don't want to part with the old one. I...
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    03-26-2018, 05:01 PM
    Your kind of thinking is what brings out new products and inventions. As they would tell us while working in experimental department on the number two Huey Cobra , do not deviate from the blueprint unless you are ready to cover every detail and...
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Bowhunter, gun nut, reload, make my own blackckpowder (not used as yet! ), cast boolits, maker of forged knives, spears, tomahawks, etc, etc.
Conroe TEXAS
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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