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    Today, 03:53 PM
    I will pass that question along to Marshall...
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    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    I found a trick that seemed to work for me (not a huge amount of testing) I also reload empty 22lr cases. Making primer for them and repriming them. I tried using some ground up aluminum ON the primer ...sprinkling it on the primer when it was still...
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    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    Unfortunately I'm not much of a shooter. I have health issues and can't seem to get out to the range. consequently haven't fired a gun in 2 years. I have cheapo 22's ...a Remington 514 and a new Savage Mark II FV? 1 in 16 twist unless there is...
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    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    Now that you have a bunch of your 20:1 mix that 3 parts of any other kind of lead and one part of your 20: 1 and you will have a sensible alloy. 20:1 is a waste of tin.
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    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    Come to think of it I have a bunch of 60 grain .25 caliber soft lead wad cutters that I could roll thinner and swage in a normal 22lr point die and modify a heel forming die to be about .300" to make a 60 grain that would seat down into a LR case to...
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    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    Those 60's look strange on a long rifle case. But if you are using BP i guess you need the capacity. If I were going to try developing 60 grain bullets I would make a pinch trimmer for the LR cases making them more in the length range of a short....
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    05-24-2019, 06:22 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Goose fat in Boolit Lube !
    I have never eaten goose grease except when it is in the goose HOWEVER my mother said that through the depression they used to use it instead of butter cuz butter was so expensive. She said she likes goose grease on bread as a sandwich. You are...
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    05-24-2019, 05:43 PM
    I have never bought a Dremel brand rotary tool. From the looks of them in the stores, they run about double the price of equally made units. BUT I HAVE NEVER USED ONE. I have a Ryobi HT20VSK and and 3 or 4 Black & Decker RTX models. I have also...
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    05-23-2019, 11:51 PM
    This is the idea about crimping with a tubing cutter.this bullet was crimped first fairly shallow with a modified Lee Factory Crimp Die. Then I rolled it in this little tubing cutter to give it a nice sharp consistent crimp. Still not as sharp as...
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    05-23-2019, 03:57 AM
    If it says sterling, you are very fortunate. Sterling is 92.5% silver. Any decent pawn shop would give you a near spot price of silver for it. For example if the spot price is $15 per oz. They may give you $13 or $14 per ounce of 99.99% pure. Since...
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    05-22-2019, 07:17 PM
    By your comment, "effective range" varies greatly from one person to the next. Even far more so than the caliber or type of gun. For most people with a 45/70 lever with iron sights the effective range is somewhere between 50 and 75 yards. If you...
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    05-22-2019, 05:01 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Bolt action 22 rifles in Rimfire Area
    I had a bolt when I was a kid. Remington 514. But I also had a Winchester 1890...guess which one I prefer.
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    05-22-2019, 03:58 PM
    This should give you some idea: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs3sYk1tuP5Er95EniC-uMw/search?query=45%2F70
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    05-20-2019, 03:53 PM
    Without a repentant heart, why would a person even seek forgiveness? Repentance is a turning of the heart FIRST. Then the change of heart hopefully inspires a commitment to a change of one's ways. It is very VERY simple. Not easy, but simple.
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    05-20-2019, 02:25 PM
    I have made quite a few swaging dies with drill bits. I have also made a couple of molds with drill bits. Have you decided on the type of material that you want to use for the molds? Aluminum is what the vast majority of home mold makers use....
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    05-17-2019, 07:33 AM
    I bought a rotozip thinking the same thing...it sits. Too bulky and can't turn down the speed enough.
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    05-17-2019, 07:32 AM
    You probably don't want to use cheap stuff like me but if you do... In the price range of $30 to $40 I have not found anything better than a Black & Decker RTX. You can generally find them for about $35. As far as the attachments, bits etc., Be...
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    05-15-2019, 11:11 PM
    I use a crimp die that was made by modifying a Lee Factory crimp die. The crimp on a 22lr is much different from a centerfire cartridge. It has a very abrupt and deep crimp. Manufacturers use a knife blade to push the case in. Their process is...
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    05-15-2019, 10:23 PM
    Very sagacious words. And just call me bubba. [smilie=1:
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    05-15-2019, 04:30 AM
    There may be people out there who would like to know how to use Dremel tools on steel (and carbide) but wouldn't know where to begin. This is a video explaining a little of what I have learned about these tools and how I have used them. These are...
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    05-14-2019, 05:26 AM
    That is too bad. Those pews don't have to be totally refinished. They can be revived and redone keeping some of the old patina but being as good as new. Dipping them or removing the finish entirely would ruin them completely. Too many people destroy...
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    05-13-2019, 01:26 PM
    From what I heard maybe many tons got atomized by the fire and is airborne. Wouldn't want to be there for a while.
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    05-12-2019, 06:27 PM
    I still have a bunch from a previous purchase. But I want to keep an eye on these. I hope they go into regular production with them.
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    05-11-2019, 09:47 AM
    I have been using a piece of very soft white pine 5/8"x 1 5/8" about 14" long. It works very well. However someday I wanna make me a small baseball bat type mallet. After reading some of the posts here I may wrap it with rawhide to boot.
    79 replies | 2115 view(s)
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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