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    Today, 12:32 PM
    dimaprok,, Good Question. I just wanted to have some rounds that would be a wee bit faster than 22. standard. Trapper dispatch round. Want to see how the jacket performs . Want to test the boolits , one with Hitek gold and then the jacket bullet to...
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    01-13-2018, 10:03 PM
    Hey Mustang thanks for the input. Although, the die has a gradual taper for 2/3 the way before is gets to .296. The bullets were WW lead with some pewter. I do not know what the percentages are on these or the BHN hardness. It was a little hard to...
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    01-13-2018, 12:37 PM
    Moving along with toolmaking process for expanding 22 brass. January 12 in the shop, 42 degrees, near Conroe Texas. Worked on making two push-through dies plus push rod and slugged the bore of a Marlin 30-30 Finished one die at .296 to size down...
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    01-12-2018, 07:57 PM
    Looks good
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    01-12-2018, 07:50 PM
    Prayers sent. Read all the prayers above and prayed along the way.
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    01-11-2018, 04:58 PM
    Question: So you bake the cast boolits one hour, water drop to increase hardness, then PC and back in the oven a few minutes. What does that do to the hardness of the boolit?
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    01-11-2018, 12:16 AM
    This is a recipe for making corn beef from scratch that comes from a New Mexico Boys Ranch cook book written by my wife Martha with help from others. CORNED BEEF 10 LBS Brisket or beef 1 c up brown sugar 1 cup smoked salt 4 cloves...
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    01-10-2018, 12:24 PM
    Everyone that gets our eggs say "Wow" So that is what eggs are supposed to taste like! On a lighter note: A fellow went into a cafe and asked what was on the menu today? Was told they had a special on beef tongue. He said he did not want anything...
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    01-10-2018, 12:12 PM
    That chicken that sits in a cage and can only stand up and sit down, never flaps it wings, or runs and scratches the ground, never lives past eighteen months then is destroyed in my opinion is not a healthy bird and the egg it lays is deficient in...
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    01-09-2018, 05:25 PM
    Jniedbalski --Would like to know more about how you make your punches .I really want to try this . I got 5 kids sitting at home that need a job. Check back to the top post #1 , it tells the sizes of the punches and they were turned on the metal...
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    01-08-2018, 03:43 PM
    prayers Sent also second buckwheatpaul's prayer. Amen
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    01-06-2018, 02:59 PM
    Yeah, put some wrinkled gold foil behind those grips. Or imbed stinging scorpions, etc. Classy Huh?
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    01-05-2018, 09:51 PM
    Mine has 2 x 12 x 4' board sides, a 2 x 12 bottom and top. The top already had three 4" holes to pour in the sand. The back was .050 galvanized steel. The front is 3/4 plywood with innertube rubber. Tacked the rubber to the front then screwed the...
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    01-05-2018, 11:53 AM
    OldBearHair replied to a thread Retired and happy in Cast Boolits
    DVerna ------ Says the old Native American Indian " Squaw heap purty good reason"
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    01-05-2018, 11:46 AM
    Silver plate your cast bullets and give one to someone and then ride off on your horse and someone would say " Who was that masked man". Lol
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    01-04-2018, 09:21 PM
    In the process of building a press. 22 brass was sitting on a polished hard metal surface. When the brass is annealed it can be expanded and thinned unless the brass get ruined with too much heat. These cases measure .005 thousandths now....
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    01-04-2018, 03:31 PM
    Hunting partner and I had bad chapped lips while hunting in the high mountains of New Mexico one September. Resorted to melted butter/beeswax poured into a heat melt ferrule cement tube and used like chapstick. Found out that chapped lips is a...
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    01-03-2018, 09:57 AM
    I use deer fat that is under the skin near the tail warmed up and put in the knife scabbard to keep the knife from rusting. It might be good for your purpose. It does get hard when it is cold. I am thinking the oldtimers used a lot in their...
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    01-02-2018, 06:32 PM
    This must be the 80 year old gang with arthritis and hammer damaged hands! Eighty Three years January 3rd. Hey I am fortunate to have in my shop a 3600 lb. case trimmer. Here is the picture. Aircraft type spotfacer with different size pilot guides.
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    01-01-2018, 03:22 PM
    As long as the case is filled with water, they expand with no problems. On annealing I think you may can do two steps then anneal, may need to anneal each time. Planning to do a batch of 50 at a time and go with anneal each step up and see how big...
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    12-31-2017, 03:42 PM
    Now for the pictures of tools for expanding 22 lr cal brass
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    12-31-2017, 03:30 PM
    Expanding 22 lr cases Read where guys on Cast Boolits .com were expanding 22 brass to make jackets for .223 and some were having trouble getting the expanded brass off the punch. Pondered this problem for a while, then decided to try my hand at...
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    12-27-2017, 12:15 PM
    FYI My Father told me how my Grandfather made his blackpowder to win many turkey shoots with a ML that I still have possession of including the barrel and lock, not the stock. They would also turn over rotting logs to get the white stuff from the...
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    12-27-2017, 11:44 AM
    My waffle iron is older than many people on this site going all the way back to the 60s, and still working. Nothing is better than gathering eggs from the nest one evening and eating several of them for breakfast next morning or using them and...
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    12-25-2017, 09:02 PM
    Nice, Good organic nutrition. Expected more damage to the meat. Nice.
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    12-25-2017, 12:48 AM
    Did not read all the posts on this thread but, the information that I read about the oldtimers said they used stale urine to wet the black powder to the point where when compressed in the hand into a ball then twisted in half, it would hold together...
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    12-23-2017, 11:31 AM
    To get one's brain cranked in the morning the very least breakfast should be a piece of skillet toast fried with one teaspoon of Extra virgin Olive oil and topped with your favorite Jelly. The bread is not necessary but the other two are very...
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    12-20-2017, 10:39 PM
    Circa 1954...Hunting doves with a Montgomery Ward single shot 16 guage shotgun. You could see the tooling marks in the choke area. Never shot it more than sixteen times before cleaning the lead out with Hoppes #9 solvent but once and that was when...
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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.
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Conroe TEXAS
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27 hobbies in all mostly outdoor ones
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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
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