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    Today, 09:52 AM
    Thanks for that great advise. I just finally ran some patches through the barrel and sure enough ...lead mining. This has convinced me to take all 40 cartridges and pull them. Might as well dump the IMR 4320 powder and get something decent for this...
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    Today, 09:25 AM
    I just read the page you suggested, "David A Cushman Hydraulic Decapping Whamadet". I wonder if it would be against any rules or laws to link it here?
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    Today, 09:02 AM
    @ n.h.schmidt This sounds great. Thanks. Far more refined that my idea. Saved me a ton of experimentation. Thanks. Couple of questions: What is the tube made out of. And does the base of the shell casing seal to the bottom of the tube well enough...
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    Yesterday, 04:02 PM
    As long as we are talking about primers on the priming thread it is fine to discuss methods of removal. I just get carried away with explaining my methods and should edit first instead of throwing thoughts out there. I'm sure others would like to...
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    Yesterday, 01:18 AM
    Thank you, Red Bear, for the reminder, I was raised in a dysfunctional environment and did not learn some very important things that help with life.Many of those things involve dealing with other people. But I became a Christian when I was older...
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    Yesterday, 12:37 AM
    Thanks Ned, I just watched three videos on decapping Berdan. Being new to the reloading world, I really had no idea even how Berdan primers worked. Now that I see, Looks a lot simpler to be reloading Berdan primed brass than boxer. (If one does not...
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    09-21-2018, 11:43 PM
    AAAAAAhahahahaha. Well it may be another 25-40 years. Just be patient. I have seen some material on how to do it though. [smilie=l:
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    09-21-2018, 01:44 PM
    On another note, I have been considering the development of a 3.5mm round from a necked down 22 rim fire. Specifically for shooting ducks in the city. Any ideas?
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    09-21-2018, 01:22 PM
    I just got back into shooting about 3 years ago. Hadn't shot a gun since 1985 last deer hunt. But lately I have gotten back into it with a passion. Just can't afford much. When I started I couldn't find 22lr ammo so I embarked on a mission of...
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    09-21-2018, 01:06 PM
    I have shot few deer in my life...not so many that I have to record them to remember. My way to record them is my memory. I don't mind telling the stories of each one though.
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    09-21-2018, 12:59 PM
    I have been trying to find a small pickup (ranger or toyota etc) for the past 15 years that was in my budget. Had several deals fall through on me. Last year I saw one on Craigslist and thought "God is having mercy on me" I went out to get it right...
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    09-21-2018, 12:50 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Bit of Leather in Special Projects
    Very nice indeed! Thanks for sharing.
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    09-21-2018, 11:48 AM
    @ Marshall @ Ned Sounds like I am going to be making up some Berdan depriming tools in the near future. I have never fussed with Berdan primers. About all I know about them is they have two smaller flash holes on the inside of the case. Will have...
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    09-20-2018, 10:52 PM
    I would like the Swaging press with lead ...I live in Stevens Point and would come to pick it up. BUT I have questions ...Will PM ...DISREGARD THIS "I'LL TAKE IT" PLEASE. Cannot purchase this. Sorry
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    09-20-2018, 07:34 PM
    Interesting... I had quit shooting for about 35 years and just took up the hobby again a few years ago. I have always been a bit careless. When I started shooting again I couldn't find 22 cartridges so I decided to use the internet to learn to...
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    09-20-2018, 03:01 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Who likes 22 Short? in Rimfire Area
    I grew up with a Winchester Model 1906 Pump gallery gun Short only. I couldn't figure out why they even made longs and long rifles. Shorts did everything a kid needed as far as small game was concerned. Now I am reloading 22lr ammo. I found pretty...
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    09-19-2018, 09:16 PM
    ^^^That there is good advise...gonna do it to mine now.
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    09-19-2018, 12:51 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Auto Parts Cost Rant in Our Town
    Hahahahaha. That is absolutely true! There is one other alternative...Get one used and beat up for $50 and parts from a junkyard for another $50 keep it running for 3 or 4 years and as an alternative benefit learn auto mechanics while you are at it.
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    09-18-2018, 08:55 PM
    Smoking works! AND, Usually after you smoke them a couple of times they don't need it anymore. I use a butane lighter. stick the flame right on the mold and it will soot up real fast.
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    09-18-2018, 08:45 PM
    I have used several molded bullets with stems of various sorts to polish both molds and swaging dies. One of the problems to work out is getting whatever stem you decide on to be centered. You can do a slug with some type of polishing compound on...
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    09-18-2018, 08:39 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread What is it in Lead and Lead Alloys
    You could pour some 1 lb ingots and sell that. I dare say though that you could supply every reloader on Castboolits with enough pewter for several months worth of casting with that much pewter. I wouldn't have any REAL ideas about how to market...
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    09-18-2018, 08:34 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Auto Parts Cost Rant in Our Town
    If front brakes and rotors fixed the shaking on your car that doesn't necessarily mean that other cars that shake are because of brakes. I had to change my control arms (I call them swing arms) because the ball joints were attached to them and it is...
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    09-18-2018, 04:43 PM
    Steel wool is a big mistake! You will be taking off far more material than you realize. One "trick" I have learned for cleaning/polishing stuff in a cylinder type situation is to use a "Q" tip in a dremel. cut one head off and stick it in in the...
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    09-18-2018, 04:23 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread What is it in Lead and Lead Alloys
    You have some very good Pewter there! That stuff is worth nearly $10 per lb sir!. It would be a huge mistake to cast it into bullets. Lead= $.93 per lb Tin= $9.50 per lb And tin with antimony and copper is even more valuable for alloying into...
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Raised in Wisconsin. First gun was a Model 1890 Winchester 22 short gallery gun. (1906 version) I hunted with that from the age of about 9. First deer rifle was M1917, 30-06. Shot my first deer with it at 13 yrs old. 365 yards with that wonderful peep sight. I quit hunting in 1984 and consequently haven't fired a gun since . Just started shooting again in 2015. I got a 22lr. Now I am reloading 22LR and will be reloading 22WMR and 9mm Luger also.
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Always interested in mechanisms. Studied guns. watch making, internal combustion etc.
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Have had many jobs. Mechanic in different areas, welder... many grunt jobs. Retired disabled PC Tech

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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