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    Today, 08:49 AM
    I just saw an ad for a DPMS Oracle 5.56 for $399 with a $50 mail in rebate. Which brings it down to $350. I had known that these kind of rifles were dropping in price and will probably come down even more. I was just curious about these "cheaper" AR...
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    Yesterday, 02:24 PM
    I think that perhaps the BIGGEST consideration has not been discussed. From what I have read, one of the problems powder coaters have encountered is scraping off the powder coat when sizing down. It depends on your sizing die as to whether you...
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    Yesterday, 02:51 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    i deleted it because after reconsidering it, I thought it was whining and embarrassing. Fooey, Had I known that it would actually help someone out I would have never deleted it. ...And I didn't copy it either. Sigh.
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    06-22-2018, 09:41 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    He was referring to my post which I deleted. Sorry to cause the confusion.
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    06-22-2018, 02:43 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    I started taking pain medication on a regular basis when I got married 14 years ago. I have been in constant chronic pain since 1985. Before getting married, I would moan scream and cry out to God sometimes all night. I learned to sleep through it...
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    06-21-2018, 05:26 PM
    I have been wanting to get a 7.62x25 since I got my Norinco 213 which is a 9MM. Great gun but would be a lot better with the other caliber. Looks like you have developed a bullet that a lot of people are going to be wanting for that caliber. Thanks...
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    06-20-2018, 05:14 PM
    For the roughly the same volume several people have used tread mills with 5 gal buckets on them. You can weld up bars across the track with a 5 gal bucket in front of each bar. Used tread mills can be gotten cheap even free if you hunt....
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    06-20-2018, 11:00 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread High Wall Rebore in Single Shot Guns
    The western part of the state is great. More room and not many people. I live in Stevens Point. Central Wis. Only one range around here and it is only open 6 months and only on Sat and Sun and a couple other days near deer season. I can't see to...
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    06-20-2018, 01:58 AM
    What kind of pc are the light grey ones? I like that.
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    06-20-2018, 01:49 AM
    My first gun was a daisy. Age 4. My dad gave one to my brother and I. With strict instructions...you can shoot sparrows and starlings but NO Robins. No windows and No people. I never shot any of those...my brother on the other hand shot a robin. The...
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    06-20-2018, 01:36 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread High Wall Rebore in Single Shot Guns
    When you get her done I would love to test it for you ... lol. Always wanted to try lobbing a 3 or 400 grain boolit 5-6 hundred yards. I mean who wouldn't after watching Quigley Down Under. (In my mind I even look like Tom Sellek)
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    06-18-2018, 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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    06-18-2018, 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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/370524613050965/
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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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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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Central Wisconisn
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Always interested in mechanisms. Studied guns. watch making, internal combustion etc.
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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