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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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.
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    05-09-2019, 12:37 AM
    Doug...see what you got yourself into. Might as well make a video on Linux now for all the people you convinced to switch.
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    05-06-2019, 02:13 PM
    Yup, they call it "proprietary" The computer manufacturers have used the same practice. Apple is the biggest user (abuser?) of this practice.
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    05-06-2019, 02:10 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Harbor Freight wrenches in Our Town
    The key to HF is that they are cheap enough to experiment with. I have purchased their very WORST tools ($15 tap & die set) and just take em back WHEN THEY BROKE. I took so many back it got embarrassing. Since then I buy better taps and dies in...
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    05-05-2019, 10:02 AM
    I would have liked to sit at your feet and learn. I asked a guy a question on the internet once when I was getting started. He said ..."gee it sucks to be you ...LEARN". After that I asked no more questions.
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    05-05-2019, 12:20 AM
    I would love to see a video of some of your range time with that. Great stuff there John Boy!
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    05-04-2019, 11:46 PM
    Lol. I wish I had known you about 20 years ago. I learned everything by myself on the internet. No buddies to help. Your idea with the drivers is slick. I just made up a DVD with yadyada and set up machines with that. I spent most of my time...
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    05-04-2019, 01:02 AM
    If you tell us the make and model of your computer along with some basic specs (type and speed of cpu, amount of ram, size of hard drive) it will be easy to tell you for sure if your machine will support Windows 10.
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    05-03-2019, 11:27 PM
    I am a retired PC Tech. I uninstalled or turned off that awful "upgrade to Windows 10" annoyance that they used to try and get everyone switched. I am still using Windows 7. I personally believe that Windows 10 is the most intrusive, data gathering,...
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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