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    Yesterday, 06:51 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread High Wall Rebore in Single Shot Guns
    I would second the motion to make a whole new barrel and put the old one in the closet. There could very well be a day when the modification of such a dear antique would destroy much of it's value. I wouldn't think a new barrel would cost much more...
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    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    The problem is there, you just don't see it that much. I was surprised to find out that one of the wives of a guy in our Church group had been off and on heroin addict for the past 10 years. You would never know by talking to them unless you got to...
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    06-17-2018, 01:42 AM
    That looks like about the optimum bullet for that caliber. Great work...thinking out of the box there. The whole process is very ingenious. Thanks for sharing.
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    06-14-2018, 07:34 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Fedex failed claim in Our Town
    It is correct that it is that senders obligation to file a claim. According to the law as I understand it (working with eBay for nearly 20 years) The seller is responsible for the item until it is in your hands. So, although it is not the sellers...
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    06-13-2018, 03:36 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Marvel Mystery Oil in Our Town
    I used to use MM oil a lot. Mostly in the gas tank. Now I just use kerosene. 12oz kero per every 5 to 10 fill ups. Keeps her running well...keeps the injectors clean. And the bottom line ....CHEAP.
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    06-12-2018, 06:42 PM
    it would depend on how well the tool was ground as to whether you could use a 9mm drill bit or something smaller. The better the grind and polish the closer to exact size you can go with it. I never tried to grind a truncated cone. That would...
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    06-12-2018, 06:38 PM
    Very cool. I can only imagine having the machines and intellect to do such thing. I guess I should be happy I even understand what you are talking about.....Can you cut ogives with that rig? Sounds to me like you can make drill bits and reamers but...
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    06-10-2018, 08:49 PM
    I will give a quick synopsis here of how I do it: I make my dies from 5/8-18 bolts because I do not have anything that will chuck a standard 7/8-14 die. I have made some sleeves from old broken/worn out dies that will allow me to screw the 5/8-18...
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    06-10-2018, 08:56 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread How much tractor? in Our Town
    I just bumped into this. I am not a member so I have no idea what they have or want for stuff, but thought I would pass it on in case you are a Face Book person:
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    06-10-2018, 08:52 AM
    My wife is the same way. God Bless that Woman! A few weeks ago she talked me into buying my first lathe. The mini lather from HF. Woopie! And we have very little money. But with a wife like her money isn't that important. I love that woman.
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    06-08-2018, 06:17 PM
    It's not that hard to make swaging dies if you are swaging lead without jackets. I do it without a lathe.
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    06-08-2018, 03:18 PM
    I have been developing a viable way to make 22lr bullets. The latest technique I have been using is to mold a core that is undersized but close enough to limit the expansion when swaged. I powder coat the core. then swage to final size boolit. It is...
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    06-07-2018, 12:48 PM
    I am asking because of viability of reloading primers. There is a member here from a south american country who posted a method of reloading primers that had to withdraw his post because of the chance of being caught by his repressive government. He...
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    06-07-2018, 01:58 AM
    I'm looking for someone who can make primer cups and anvils. Would you consider doing something like that?
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    06-03-2018, 09:41 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Core dimentions? in Swaging
    How about taking a 30 cal bullet of the style you want to end up with, measure it and subtract some for the process and go with that? It doesn't have to be exact. Lead squishes easily.
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    06-03-2018, 12:52 AM
    I am just now getting good enough at grinding the drill bits to cut the point forming dies to size with out polishing them. With that in mind I still would go a bit undersized. I am going to start making 9mm dies soon and have purchased 8.9mm drill...
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    06-02-2018, 12:21 PM
    I have never used any molds except Lee. They are indeed fragile and inexpensive. HOWEVER. This affords me the opportunity to tinker and modify with them. I have recently used a pair of Lee 2 cavity handles (the very light duty, easily bendable...
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    06-01-2018, 03:07 AM
    Those Walker ZTR's are beautiful mowers. I used to work on them. It would be worth having fixed. In general it is not wise to choke a mower to shut off. Basically what you are doing is flooding it with so much gas that it stops. You can do it a...
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    06-01-2018, 02:57 AM
    It appears that you have very limited knowledge of mechanics. The million dollar question is like many are saying here "WHY IS IT USING OIL?" I suggest that you find SOMEONE who is either a mechanic ...a former mechanic or actually knows about cars...
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    05-31-2018, 08:26 PM
    If it is the new style with two pins that align the halves, your pins could have come loose or been forced inward so they don't stick into the other half deep enough to create the alignment. You can carefully with a punch push the pins back farther...
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    05-30-2018, 02:18 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Windows... in Our Town
    I am a certified PC Technician. As other folks said here. You absolutely cannot trust those big box stores to fix a computer. They are kids just out of school and they are under time restrictions. Chances are that they will give you bs about your...
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    05-30-2018, 02:08 PM
    I agree with JimB here. It reminds me of another 1911....Proverbs, 19:11 "A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense."
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    05-30-2018, 01:42 PM
    If you are going to try it, Make sure you follow my method of starting the grind on the opposite side of the flute as the cutting side and roll into the cutting side. Otherwise you will have one heck of a time getting that shape. And when you get...
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    05-29-2018, 12:45 AM
    This one looks like a winner. Something even I could put together!
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    05-29-2018, 12:41 AM
    Thanks for that wonderful compliment. I hesitate to post stuff here because I get the feeling people think I am a nut case, hack. As far as this method working on jwords, I don't know. First of all, I haven't yet set up a forge for heat treating. So...
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    05-28-2018, 04:21 PM
    I tried to find the bench you speak of. Couldn't get the exact one however there are many designs on the internet. Here is an interesting page that offers several different diy plans:...
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    05-28-2018, 04:13 PM
    So what is the berm made of? Are you shooting into a berm in Hawaii that is molten lava? Then MAYBE I could imagine the lead melting out at impact.
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    05-28-2018, 04:23 AM
    Batch of Smokes Clear on 40 grain 22lr with swage after PC. The gold bullet on pic is commercial round for comparison.
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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.
Central Wisconisn
Always interested in mechanisms. Studied guns. watch making, internal combustion etc.
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