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    Yesterday, 06:01 PM
    Bwaaaahahaahahaha. You win the biggest chunk o' lead award. Unless there is someone here who owns a mine and smelting factory. For you other guys, I admire your organization skills. I just pour mine into muffin tins and write the hardness on them...
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    Yesterday, 03:37 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Already ruined a mold in Cast Boolits
    It seems that almost every time a nooby has problems with casting it is because they are not running hot enough. Just remember this: Until your bullets come out frosty, you are not too hot. Even the frosty ones are ok to shoot. It just tells you to...
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    11-19-2017, 03:43 AM
    I use the jacketed range scrap for my 22lr bullets. They test pretty close to pure lead in hardness. I would say about 7bhn to 8bhn. But that is a guess.
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    11-19-2017, 01:52 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Unknown bullets in Cast Boolits
    Don't be foolish...pull the darn things. There is nothing to gain, really. Mystery bullets? Say nope to dope.
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    11-16-2017, 04:57 AM
    I watched that video. I don't hunt anymore, health issues. But I never reveled in killing. I killed animals to have food and I love being in the outdoors. But that thrill of killing to me is well, sick. As far as air rifles. I never knew that they...
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    11-16-2017, 04:39 AM
    Great thread. Much valuable info. Thanks to the guys who posted. I learned a lot in just a few minutes here.
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    11-16-2017, 04:26 AM
    I have been making dies from bolts for a couple of years. However I have only made 22 Rimfire and 25 Stevens swaged bullets with them in soft lead and not jacketed. Some folks say that there is too much run out on store bought bolts to make good...
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    11-15-2017, 12:39 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    Yup, I believe that the Lab radar technology will eventually take over this industry. In the mean time, some of us can only afford the current cheaper units. (which were nearly science fiction 30 years ago).
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    11-14-2017, 11:26 PM
    I don't know much about chemistry but I know that hydrofloric acid will dissolve GLASS. Yeah, I would say be careful indeed.
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    11-14-2017, 02:16 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    Maybe led lights are the problem. I have noticed a high frequency "flutter" or almost a strobe effect when using a dimmer on non dimable leds. I hooked up a dimmer to the non dimable ones by accident and found the curious effect at about 80 to 90%...
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    11-13-2017, 02:52 PM
    I think it is also about how you phrase questions. Do you show respect for the people you are asking? Humility is probably the biggest thing. I have some rare occasions when I am somewhat humble. When I ask questions from that frame of mind they...
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    11-13-2017, 02:48 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    I bought one from Amazon about 8 months ago and it has functioned without a flaw. I haven't heard of any bad ones until now.
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    11-12-2017, 10:32 AM
    This is also nearly the method I use for making 22lr bullets. Except with the cylindrical "mold" I just use a ram and swage the bullets. It is much easier than people think. You can make the swaging dies on a lathe. I have deep head 7/8 14 bolts...
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    11-11-2017, 02:28 PM
    Yup these sellers are both in Wisconsin, where the guns are made. Looks like these are the first to get circulated. $429 is too much for one. Maybe $350. I was hoping they would make a long barrel "Buffalo Classic" equivalent. Those would fly off...
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    11-11-2017, 02:24 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread SMLE in .45-70 in Single Shot Guns
    Would a 40-60 Maynard be based on the 303 case?
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    11-10-2017, 07:42 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread How's your weather ? in Our Town
    It got down to 2 above zero Fahrenheit last night. The high today was in the 20's. I call it Global Warming.
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    11-09-2017, 06:01 PM
    I take it you are a foosball person. I was into foosball in the 70's. We played on Garlando tables. Don't even know if they make them anymore. I never did get used to the other brands. Garlandos had the all same color men. No multicolored paint.
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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