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    Yesterday, 01:03 AM
    rickw55 replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    If you do get the lathe and want to figure out what you have (and don't have), I would suggest you look up the Practical Machinist forum.They have a sub-forum for South Bend lathes and other machines.Lots of knowledgeable people there. I have a...
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    02-21-2018, 04:37 PM
    I recovered some of the lead round balls I used the first time I fired my .54 caliber underhammer rifle. The backstop behind the target was a sandbank, and it made recovering the balls easy.I was surprised to find that the balls had expanded to...
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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