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    Today, 02:00 PM
    JSnover replied to a thread SuperBig hit's US soil in Our Town
    A woman in my payroll office says their characters are still alive on that stupid show.
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    Today, 11:20 AM
    JSnover replied to a thread Barrel break in in Factory Rifles
    Sure it works. What you did was check it off the list of Things To Do With A New Gun. Some people (like my dad for one) never break in their barrels, so in some cases it actually takes years to complete the process. Their ignorance is bliss, I...
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    Today, 08:47 AM
    JSnover replied to a thread Barrel break in in Factory Rifles
    I'd bet that's how most people do it. If a new gun shoots good'nuff out of the box, it's good'nuff for them and the 'break-in' process happens whether they know it or not, it just takes a lot longer. Keeping it clean during those first few boxes of...
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    Today, 07:16 AM
    JSnover replied to a thread SuperBig hit's US soil in Our Town
    This one's way better. We got zombies, super-bacteria, conspiracy theories, what more could you want?
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    Today, 04:24 AM
    JSnover replied to a thread SuperBig hit's US soil in Our Town
    Antibiotic-resistant is not the same as invincible. Bleach and alcohol as well as most soaps are effective sanitizers. They won't cure an infection but they will help control or avoid an outbreak. I'd feel better about this one if they'd at least...
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    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    It's pretty easy to duplicate factory loads if you have a favorite for defense. From there you tuned them to your gun / your preference. Factory ballistics are available, all you have to do is get a manual and find the bullet/powder combination that...
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    JSnover replied to a thread Barrel break in in Factory Rifles
    If barrel break-in is accomplished within the first 100 rounds (or whatever number satisfies you), then you have a choice: fire them all in the same day or spread them out over a few months (or years in some cases).
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    Yesterday, 10:06 AM
    Love it! Looks like some sort of insert dovetailed into the hammer. Also what looks like a 'modern' phillips head screw in the trigger guard. Probably a replacement for a lost original but it could mean someone was still shooting that rifle as...
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    Yesterday, 07:39 AM
    EDG: "So I bought a $20 set of Midway calipers about 15 years ago and they have worked perfectly. I am much happier with the no brand Midways than I ever was with the Helios." Ditto. My $20 'Midway' (Chinese) 6" dial caliper lasted 20 years...
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    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
    I don't know if anyone sells them as aftermarket parts but it's not uncommon to modify them that way.
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    05-26-2016, 11:09 PM
    If you're not in a hurry and you don't mind buying used, post a Want To Buy in the S&S section. I had great luck last year putting together a set of 0-4" micrometers that way.
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    05-26-2016, 03:05 PM
    I have Brown & Sharpe, Starrett and Mitutoyo in my shop but for home use you don't need to spend more than $100. Try SPI or Fowler.
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    05-26-2016, 10:50 AM
    Just don't expect 'solid' performance. My bet is you'd get a frangible bullet that doesn't penetrate before breaking apart, not to mention possibly coating your bore with some sort of burnt epoxy-like substance, though it probably would clean up...
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    05-26-2016, 07:45 AM
    The coffee mug idea is not for me. I'd try to drink it sooner or later.
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    05-25-2016, 11:16 PM
    I just received my Skinner Express (receiver mount for an 1894) today it looks fantastic, machining quality is top-notch, blued (black) finish is perfect. Won't be able to get it mounted till tomorrow since I'm working nights but it's pretty...
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    05-25-2016, 09:55 PM
    A buddy of mine likes his but has no illusions about what it is or is not. As an affordable solution to a temporary problem it's not a bad choice.
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    05-25-2016, 08:48 AM
    Another vote for Lyman. Some years were better than others but all the ones I've seen had plenty of data for cast.
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    05-25-2016, 08:09 AM
    If you are lucky enough to have the time, the money, and the skills all at the same time, I'd say do it now. I have never owned a CRV but my '87 Blazer and my 2000 Explorer both needed front bearings between 175-200K.
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    05-25-2016, 04:58 AM
    What screwcutter said. Lapping and firelapping are great if you've already tried everything else. Ammonia will get the copper out but DON'T leave it in too long or it will attack the steel. When you're sure the bore is clean, shoot it. If you...
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    05-25-2016, 01:11 AM
    JSnover replied to a thread Idea for a flux in Cast Boolits
    Try it. The worst thing that could happen is it floats to surface and you skim it off.
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    05-24-2016, 09:47 PM
    Looks like you're good to go!
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    05-24-2016, 04:43 PM
    So you're about 2% light and your variation is within one grain. You don't have a problem with weight, really. What do they measure?
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    05-24-2016, 12:03 AM
    Welcome aboard. I haven't tried those powders but Unique has worked very well for me in 45-70. Somebody will link the threads pretty soon I'm sure but we've had quite a few discussions about it.
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    05-23-2016, 03:39 PM
    He doesn't have a need to know whats in your package. Given all of the crazy stuff being shipped, I'd bet it's not the first time someone opted not to tell him.
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    05-23-2016, 01:16 PM
    In my case I'm certain it would, though it would be more a matter of changing a small gouge to a small dent and I doubt it would have any effect on the damage to case mouth as it spins backwards and hits the top cover. I suppose the same thing is...
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    05-23-2016, 12:09 PM
    I don't own one of those but my FAL does the same thing and I don't know if a buffer would help. Most of the damage is inflicted after the case is flung out and bounces off the edge of the ejection port or the top cover. In spite of being pretty...
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    05-23-2016, 09:50 AM
    JSnover replied to a thread Approx Brass Lifespan in Our Town
    Same here. If I notice the headstamp is almost worn off I'll toss it. I figure the rim has worn pretty thin by then.
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    05-22-2016, 08:46 PM
    Any excuse to get to the range is a good excuse!
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Military retiree, born and raised in the Midwest. I was trapped in New England for a while, but finally escaped to Pennsylvania.
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Bensalem, PA
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Metalworking, hiking.
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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