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    Today, 02:26 PM
    I was planning on using the guts of a cheap electric leaf blower and substituting a DC motor so I can easily control the speed. I have a 4 ft length of 2 1/8" flexible tail pipe that I can use for the air pipe. I haven't decided exactly how to make...
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    Today, 08:42 AM
    To make a long story short, I have purchased some 7/8 14 threaded rod for making die sleeves that I thought was mild steel but turns out to be B7 steel. I can machine it but I cannot cut internal threads in it. So, my plan is to anneal the rod...
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    Yesterday, 10:25 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Windows 10 in Our Town
    https://www.pcworld.com/article/2971725/windows/how-to-reclaim-your-privacy-in-windows-10-piece-by-piece.html I realize that there are a lot of steps to follow there. So this place offers programs that will make it easy. I HAVE NOT TESTED ANY OF...
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    Yesterday, 10:13 PM
    Yeah, many folks would pay 70-80 cents a pound and think it was a good deal. But with a ton I would think a much lower number would be in order. $.50 per lb would be the high end for a ton in my opinion. But what are you going to do with a ton of...
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    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
    Looks like the firing pin was hitting low and they just filed the hole bigger to allow the firing pin to reach the cartridge. I would think any decent gunsmith could fix that with a new bushing. But I have been known to be wrong in the past.
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    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
    I made mine by using bars that I got from a purchase here. The bars were about 3/8" to 1/2" thick and about 2 1/2" wide. I just made some wire hangers for them to hang in front of the vise jaws. Work like a charm! The lead (aboujt 16 to 18bhn) being...
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    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Windows 10 in Our Town
    You have the credentials of a VP. I have the experience of a small time Computer repair person since Windows 3.1. I have set up many "first computers" for folks and have done a lot of work for people who do not have high level computer skills. Most...
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    08-17-2018, 03:55 PM
    That is a good way to sell it. Personally I separate the copper jacketed from the all lead bullets because the jacketed bullets are SOFTER LEAD. For me it is prudent when smelting to bars to have soft bars and harder bars, since I use the two...
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    08-17-2018, 03:50 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Windows 10 in Our Town
    I declined to upgrade to Windows 10 because of the "sharing of your personal data"... Windows 10 was designed as a spy program. All of the "cool stuff" centers on gathering the most personal of your information. Now, Microsoft has not been in the...
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    08-16-2018, 10:36 PM
    Hasn't sport pistol been around a lot longer than polymer coatings?
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    08-16-2018, 08:45 PM
    It looks like I was wrong about the terminology. Monotype is the name for a different kind of linotype system that melts and molds single letters...This may well be that. The system I was referring to is the old type case system. This is...
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    08-16-2018, 08:34 PM
    Monotype is really hard...way harder than 14 or 16bhn. It is up there in the 24bhn range from what I know. It was made to be used over and over for years, not melted like linotype. When I was in high school we had to learn to set type from the...
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    08-16-2018, 08:29 PM
    I made a set of dippers for reloading 22lr. I made incremental sizes for my experimenting of loads. Went from 1.25 gn to 3.0 gn I made a couple different handles with the dippers able to be inserted. Here are a couple of pictures:
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    08-15-2018, 10:17 PM
    Move along...nothing to see here. C'mon folks, keep it moving.
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    08-14-2018, 02:16 PM
    I came up with a little story to explain the power and love of God concerning our desires and the future. Keep in mind these verses, "God can do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine", No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived...
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    08-14-2018, 01:04 AM
    You may want to get a hardness tester. I do not have one. I use a set of pencils. If you try the pencil tests BEWARE you can get some results that are WAY off. I has problems so I tested the pencils themselves and found on my set that the hardness...
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    08-13-2018, 12:06 PM
    I am looking at a Lyman AA die set (3 dies) for my new 45/70. I have never purchased a die set before and would like some advise. First, I am cheap and poor and always buy cheap stuff ...often used. There is a Lyman 45/70 die set on eBay with a...
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    08-13-2018, 07:50 AM
    I really like your forge. It is the perfect size. I need to build one but thought I would start with a charcoal forge first. I only intend to use it for heat treating dies that I make. Maybe make a knife someday but that would be secondary function.
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    08-12-2018, 09:42 AM
    Great story. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing.
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    08-09-2018, 06:10 PM
    After reading this thread Ima go back and put vent lines in my home made core mold.
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    08-08-2018, 11:27 PM
    yeah, the burn rate is already questionable. ...Oh Well
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    08-08-2018, 06:41 PM
    @JimB... Thanks Jim, I do not want a stout load. Had a friend run this load through: Quickload Predicted Ballistics for a 22” Barrel 400 gr LRF / 48.0 gr IMR 4320 / 2.550 OAL 25564 psi / 1621 fps / 2333 ft-lb / 78.3% Burn / 92.7% Fill I...
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    08-08-2018, 12:55 AM
    I like the idea of going with 1100 fps. I have found with loading 22lr, that subsonic loads are far more pleasant and shoot straighter to boot. I think a big slug from this thing going 1100 fps is plenty of power, even for hunting deer.
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    08-08-2018, 12:51 AM
    After comparing it to these powders on this website, there is no doubt which powder it is IMR 4320... http://www.ilrc.ucf.edu/powders/search.php
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    08-07-2018, 08:21 PM
    I had until I got this, sworn off the mule kicking stuff. Nothing but 22lr for me lately. I have a 16 ga with some slugs that I shot last year. 3 shots and I put it away. Enough Already! I probably won't shoot more than one of these strong loads...
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    08-07-2018, 07:19 PM
    OK, wow I found a place to identify powders. This is the result:
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    08-07-2018, 06:45 PM
    With those grooves it is definitely a tumble lube design.
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    08-07-2018, 06:42 PM
    Well I pulled one to start. It came apart easily with the kinetic puller. The boolit looks like I can use it again. It is 405 grain .4570" which is probably a good candidate for a thick coat of powder coat and reload. The amount of powder is indeed...
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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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Central Wisconisn
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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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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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