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    Yesterday, 02:19 PM
    jcren replied to a thread grips needed in Helping Hands
    I only have a set of stock RIA black rubber take-offs, but has some very nice basic rosewood starting at $35.
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    06-19-2018, 06:00 PM
    Which Lee 230? I have a 4595 and have had issues finding a 230 grain load for it.
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    06-19-2018, 04:19 PM
    looks good. Chute 'em. Wrinkling is most always due to the lead "freezing" as it is poured into a cold mold, so pre-heat the mold and speed up and don't take time to cull/admire while casting. Minor imperfections won't cause any noticeable...
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    06-18-2018, 11:50 PM
    jcren replied to a thread Husqvarna 371 XP in Our Town
    Used to sell Husky saws and according to their reps, use 40:1 conventional oil or 50:1 in the full synthetic xp oil. Just passing that along, I just have a 15 year old rancher, but my dad has had a couple of the smaller xp saws and they are awsome...
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    06-18-2018, 05:16 PM
    I have good results with cfe pistol and hs-6 in hipoint. With bluedot and a lee 200 rf I got right at 1300 fps, but spreads were wide and I had a lot of unburned residue. A sensible load of HS-6 will get right at 1200 with better accuracy and...
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    06-18-2018, 03:52 PM
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    06-18-2018, 02:24 PM
    Not enough unique. I had that problem early on working up some pop gun loads for my daughter. After 3 or 4 squibs with 2.8 of unique an older gent at the lgs suggested magnum primers for light loads of unique and haven't had a squib since (knock on...
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    06-17-2018, 10:14 PM
    jcren replied to a thread Prayers asked... in Our Chapel
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    06-12-2018, 08:20 PM
    Been very pleased with my rock island full sized. More accurate than I am, but loose enough to not be picky. Have ran everything from 200 rf and hg68 to Keith style 255 swc.
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    06-12-2018, 06:35 PM
    jcren replied to a thread I love the country in Our Town
    Had a sack of corn left over from deer season that I set out of the truck under a peacan tree in the front yard. Couple yearling deer found it last week and I stepped out my front door to see one with her head in the sack maybe 40 yards away. She...
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    06-11-2018, 08:02 AM
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    06-10-2018, 09:33 AM
    jcren replied to a thread How much tractor? in Our Town
    Kubota puts a lot of power to work in a give size. Out current 65hp Kub will far out work out old 75 Deere and is smaller in every dimension. Even disc or plowing is easier with the smaller tractor. I would consider chassis size more than a couple...
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    06-08-2018, 07:43 AM
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    06-07-2018, 09:17 PM
    jcren replied to a thread 1 handed conceal carry in Our Town
    Don't forget 9mms revolvers since you are set up already. Several folks make them including the ruger lcr with no exposed hammer.
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    06-07-2018, 09:54 AM
    jcren replied to a thread Cleaning in Cast Boolits
    Fit and lube are king to answer that. I powder coat and have guns that haven't been cleaned other than wiping off soot and lubing lightly in longer than I can remember. PC won't lead if the barrel is smooth and you have a good fit, and won't leave...
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    06-06-2018, 08:52 PM
    jcren replied to a thread Charlie (Boaz) Update in Our Chapel
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    06-04-2018, 10:19 PM
    I wonder if a guy could put a strip of the self adhesive stainless steel tape that used to be used for shoddy auto body and exhaust repair on the wear areas of the plastic. If I remember right it was only around .010 thick and stick like crazy to...
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    06-04-2018, 10:02 PM
    Won't hurt, those tall skinny buggers are hard to stand up. I have that mold and cook em in a NuWave oven so I don't have to try to move the tray after setting them up. Try blowing (gently) or shaking off the excess powder. I find that the bullets...
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    06-04-2018, 09:41 PM
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    06-03-2018, 10:41 PM
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    06-02-2018, 09:49 AM
    Do the slug. Not just for measurment, but if you start at the muzzle and once started the pressure required to push the slug through stays consistent, you don't have significant constriction. You will probably feel a couple tight spots where the...
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    06-01-2018, 08:47 AM
    I mentioned this before on a simular thread, but after seeing the threads where some gun powders dissolve pc on the base of loaded bullets, I have to wonder if that disolved pc isn't what y'all are seeing in your comps and suppressor. I didn't see...
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    06-01-2018, 07:52 AM
    jcren replied to a thread Knee replacement in Our Chapel
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    05-31-2018, 08:59 PM
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    05-31-2018, 05:35 PM
    jcren replied to a thread Sucess! in Our Town
    Last ditch for the future, replace the nipple with a grease zerk and push it out with a grease gun. Pain to clean but will push out any stuck projectile without damaging the bore.
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    05-31-2018, 04:11 PM
    With that low of miles it may be a stuck piston ring due sludged up oil. Try a oil flush before the next oil change. I use Berryman's chemtool and dump the pint into the oil, fire it up and let it idle for 10-15 minutes then shut it off and drain...
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    05-31-2018, 12:34 AM
    jcren replied to a thread Boolits too hard? in Cast Boolits
    You shouldn't need that hard of lead for what you are doing, and a properly fit softer boolit may shoot better, but wood is a poor test medium for mushrooming. The hole made by the boolit supports it and prevents expansion.
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    05-31-2018, 12:08 AM
    I have problems with brass that has been wet tumbled then stored with primers still in. Especially brass (not plated) primers. End up corroded into place. Shot of jb blaster and let em sit overnight works wonders.
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Happily married(went to the range for her b-day!), 4 kids, love anything mechanical
South, Central Ok
if it goes fast, makes noise or looks cool, i am there
Copier sales, "promoted" from tech. Tech again thank God!


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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