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    Yesterday, 04:49 PM
    Well if we are going to talk about what we did as kids. I used to go to the range when no one was there and dig up lead slugs from the berms and chew it like gum. I liked how it felt between my teeth. I also used to chew roofing tar like gum. I did...
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    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    You must be as mad as a hatter. :bigsmyl2:[smilie=p:
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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    I was considering the post about kroil getting under it and lifting if off in flakes. It brought to mind a technique that really works for getting stuck bolts off. Like Kroil, this technique lubes between the offending surfaces. I may try it someday...
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    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    For those of you still scratching your heads... It took me a while to figure out. OP used the word "bigots" instead of "ingots"...classic spell check mangle.
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    06-23-2019, 07:46 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Cabbage steaks in Cookin' Recipe's
    I made some tonight. Cut into slabs like op. But instead of butter I used sesame oil. I added garlic chunks and carrot peels on top. Then put some more oil on and a couple tbsps of fake Mrs Dash. Also put some liquid aminos on it ( like soy sauce)...
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    06-23-2019, 07:42 PM
    When I did it the goo was like lead colored taffy with big bubbles then it turned black. It seemed that about half of the melt turned into that mess. Is that what your's looked like?
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    06-23-2019, 07:37 PM
    I don't have gas checks ...Planning on running about 1200 fps to 1400 fps. Do you think that I could get away with 14/15 bhn Powder Coated? I have those 20 bhn's that I could bump up to 460 with powder coat. Do you think the would work?
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    06-23-2019, 09:18 AM
    I don't seem to be able to send pm's? hans.pcguy@gmail.com I figured it out...mail box was full....sorry.
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    06-23-2019, 12:53 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Cabbage steaks in Cookin' Recipe's
    Thanks I love cabbage. Been sauteing it on the stove top with thin sliced carrots, onion, garlic and ginger. I also use a bit toasted sesame oil. But it is a lot of work. I will have to try your method.
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    06-22-2019, 07:00 PM
    I have heard that Mercury picks up lead right smartly. Never tired it but if I had some mercury I would.
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    06-22-2019, 12:02 PM
    Yes about powder coating the pulled bullets... now that I have found them to be 20 BHN I don't want to reuse them. From what people say, that hard lead tends to gas cut more easily. I think I will try to find someone to sell me some hand cast 12 bhn...
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    06-22-2019, 11:58 AM
    I cleaned the lead out last year and don't recall noticing if it was more in the muzzle end of the gun. I could try to lap down the breech end of the rifling a bit with some very fine grit diamond paste. This might round the edges off of the rifling...
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    06-22-2019, 11:50 AM
    Thanks guys for the good info. I have downloaded the manuals for the stuff (yet to read them) and from the feedback I got here, have decided to clean up the stuff and use it. I am hoping to start shooting again this year and have a few calibers I...
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    06-21-2019, 10:50 PM
    OK, just measured a pulled bullet with micrometer. .4588" and tested hardness with pencils...20 BHN. These are the same bullets that leaded up the barrel. I don't think a .4588" bullet in a .458" bore is too bad of a fit. BUT from what I have heard...
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    06-21-2019, 08:20 PM
    Resurrecting this old thread for an update. I HAVE NOT FIRED THIS GUN YET. Health has not been good enough to get to the range. Today I finally slugged the bore. Oddly the breech end slugs at 4580" and the muzzle end slugs at .4585? Is that...
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    06-21-2019, 08:00 PM
    Depending on how accurate I need to be. I have been using a scoop and weighing every 4th or 5th charge. But plan on doing some accuracy testing that I would need to weigh every charge. It would be great to get to where I can meter it in one of...
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    06-21-2019, 06:02 PM
    About the powder measure. Yes I was very surprised at the quality. I have a Lee and don't use it. I don't reload much and really don't need a powder measure at this time. If I was to use one it would be for 22lr that I reload and the precision has...
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    06-21-2019, 01:03 PM
    My brother gave me some stuff here that he got at a yard sale. I know it is Lyman turret and a powder dropper but I don't know anything else. Any info is appreciated. AND can you tell me what it would be worth if I sell it? It is basically nearly...
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    06-21-2019, 12:16 AM
    My brother and I had a Winchester 1890 ...1906 short only gallery gun. One day I took it out and couldn't hit anything with it. After inspecting it well I found a crack in the barrel from the crown in about an inch. I was flabbergasted. When plying...
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    06-18-2019, 03:07 AM
    You don't have to get high to get addicted. But you are correct about organized crime and fraud. It's called big Pharma. Morphine is very VERY cheap to produce but the drug companies get crazy amounts of money for their pills. Big Pharma is one...
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    06-17-2019, 06:33 PM
    i have been on opioids for about 12 years. First vicodin then oxycodone AND morphine for the past 7-8 years. I got the cancer two years ago and found out that the opioids have permanently messed up my guts AND much of the pain I suffer now is...
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    06-16-2019, 10:01 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Romanian Rifle in Rimfire Area
    I am always glad to see a rare old piece go to someone who will take good care of it and appreciate it. Congratulations. It looks like a beauty.
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    06-13-2019, 09:31 PM
    Don't bother with white either. The only HF colors that work are red and yellow. Make sure you bake em long enough too.
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    06-11-2019, 08:04 PM
    22Lr Chamber isn't much. If you look at the bullet, there is not much to it. I think it is just basically reamed to the OD of the 22lr (which is consistent from the rim to the ogive of the bullet.) The Outside diameter of a 22lr Very exactly is...
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    06-11-2019, 06:16 PM
    I do it the same way only way faster....[smilie=1:
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    06-11-2019, 06:12 PM
    It makes a thinner coat than others. Smokes is far better....BUT it works just fine as long as you can get a pretty good coat.
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    06-11-2019, 06:10 PM
    In my opinion a regular old hand reamer at .2224" to .223" as long as it doesn't cut into the diameter of the original 22 short chamber. could be used to extend it. But I'm not a gunsmith.
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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