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    09-18-2017, 07:28 PM
    Thank you folks for the great responses. I have learned a lot here about heat treating. And by all means if you have any more suggestions I would love to hear them. I like the fact that there are fairly simple solutions to these tasks. I also use ...
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    09-17-2017, 09:47 PM
    Another great idea. Thanks
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    09-17-2017, 04:30 PM
    Thanks, Yes I knew there were several different ways to generate the heat but haven't decided on which way to go yet. When I was a kid we would just use a compressor blowing air into a coffee can full of charcoal. Now with those leaf blowers you...
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    09-17-2017, 10:19 AM
    Thank you, that is very helpful. Is just barely red in a dark room 1500 degrees? What color would 1300 to 1400 be? I did some heat treating many years ago so I have gained somewhat of an eye for it but now I don't have an oxy-acetylene torch. So I...
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    09-17-2017, 12:33 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Turnbull 1886 in Leverguns
    Please don't take this the wrong way. If I were you I would spend some time familiarizing myself with metric threads. It really is not that hard. The easiest way is to start comparing them to SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) standards. After a...
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    09-16-2017, 02:18 PM
    Thanks for the great reply and the encouragement that I have helped you with the caps. I don't know if you have been following Marshall's posts on primer in the "can you make primer compound", but the latest stuff he has been doing is really good. I...
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    09-15-2017, 11:44 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Turnbull 1886 in Leverguns
    ++ what he said. Good thing you did your homework. There are many sae-metric threads that are very close and make it confusing. Always good to get it from the maker what they actually used. This is not the last time you are going to encounter...
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    09-15-2017, 11:37 AM
    Well I don't see it suggested so here goes. I broke one YESTERDAY. I usually just bust them up with the hardest pointy thing I have and pick the pieces out. However this was an 8-32 and it was in about 1/2" (quite deep for that small of a tap) So I...
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    09-15-2017, 11:23 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Swage lube in Swaging
    Here are a couple of interesting reads if you are so inclined. Apparently hydrolysis is not merely whipping water into an oil at all: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrolysis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanolin
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    09-15-2017, 11:06 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Swage lube in Swaging
    I have been using Lee Case Lube but I only swage lead. I heard that it has lanolin in it so I bought some lanolin. Haven't thinned it yet but I would like to get it to the same consistency of the Lee Case Lube. It seems like it has been hydrolyzed....
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    09-15-2017, 10:44 AM
    I started reloading two years ago when I bought a 22 and started shooting for the first time in 30 years. When I found that ammo was crazy hard to get and expensive I began reloading. So the first caliber that I have cast for was 22lr. Since then I...
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    09-15-2017, 10:38 AM
    I am new to reloading. I bought some HS6 for a little over $20 about two years ago. Since then the price of ammo has come down but the price of powder just keeps going up. Do you folks think that powder will ever come down and if so how much? And...
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    09-14-2017, 01:15 PM
    The tragic part of this thread is that people are taking this seriously. Not enough humor around here.
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    09-14-2017, 12:32 AM
    "Nurse wheel in the next patient. I don't care if he is wail-in. His sister Way Lynn told me to wail on him. But only till he starts wellin."
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    09-13-2017, 06:42 PM
    I am not quite sure I am seeing this correctly. Are you talking about boring round stock that is held stationary? For me there are too many variables to get it to be perfectly centered and stay centered all the way through. The idea of having a dial...
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    09-13-2017, 02:29 PM
    I have been looking for a lathe in my price range for over 3 years. I have had four deals fall through. So far I have invested under $100 in this contraption. Drill press head-----------------------------------$8 2 1/2" pipe for mount...
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    09-13-2017, 12:32 AM
    Hi guys, I have been making crude dies for my 22lr loading exploits. Making them from 5/8 18 grade 8 bolts. I put these in sleeves that have 5/8 18 threads on the inside and regular 7/8 14 threads on the outside. The sleeves are made from old dies...
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    09-11-2017, 08:38 PM
    I am going to load the chuck by chucking a little stub cylinder deep in. Then grind the tip of the jaws. Then pull the chuck off and tighten it on some kind of rod that will be chucked in another drill press, horizontally mounted. Then I will go...
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    09-11-2017, 03:54 PM
    Yup that is the first thing I am going to attempt. Since it is the least destructive.
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    09-11-2017, 03:53 PM
    OK, now I think I know what you mean here. You are correct in the fact that I am holding my work in the chuck and moving it onto the drill bit/reamer. I am using another chuck mounted to the drill press table as a tailstock. The reason I have to do...
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    09-10-2017, 02:28 PM
    That is an excellent thread. I may just pull it apart and grind the jaws independently returning them and checking, repeating until it runs true. It is interesting about the ring. As I have already thought about this from Country Gent's post. I...
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    09-10-2017, 02:19 PM
    Great Idea. I have already made a similar holder. I bored out a piece of 1" round stock with 7/8 14 threads on one end and a reduced diameter to fit into the chuck on the other end. However, it adds length to the chucked bolt and exaggerates the run...
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    09-10-2017, 09:29 AM
    I have never disassembled one of these. They look like they are crimped together and do not open up. As far as cleaning, I use Jacob chucks for holding work that I use diamond bit grinding wheels on and they are constantly getting full of grit. I...
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    09-09-2017, 08:43 PM
    Thanks, That makes sense to me. I think I will try a ring of 3/4" or something to hold in the very bottom of the chuck jaws and grind out the jaws to the desired diameter. The latest chuck I bought (made in China) measures actually .835" so there is...
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    09-09-2017, 02:28 PM
    I am in the process of rigging up a horizontal drill press. It will be used exclusively for drilling dies from 7/8 14 bolts. The drill press head I am using has a JT 3 male for a typical JT 3 chuck. I have purchased two JT 3 chucks both in 3/4". I...
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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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Always interested in mechanisms. Studied guns. watch making, internal combustion etc.
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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