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    Yesterday, 10:49 AM
    I have used priming compound from several sources. Mainly, so far I have used toy roll caps. They sell a brand called legends at Wallmart that is made in Germany which is good quality. There are several threads here that discuss how to use roll...
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    Yesterday, 01:18 AM
    I annealed the whole cases. Just heated them up and let em cool. I have already tested many of them with no problems. In fact the non-annealed cases tend to crack. The annealed ones are holding up quite well. They may get work hardened a bit when...
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    05-26-2017, 02:23 PM
    DukeInFlorida: Yes I have been reloading 22lr. I get cases from the range, anneal them, clean them in a tumbler with pins, resize them, reprime them, reload them, crimp them and shoot em. There are several threads here on repriming rim fire. I...
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    05-26-2017, 04:54 AM
    Well folks I made a video of my progress so far of swaging 22 rim fire bullets. The video contains many errors in terminology. I have a hard time remembering terminology these days. But you can get the idea of how I make the bullets from this video....
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    05-26-2017, 01:43 AM
    Yes, I read it through once. Finished in 1986. I used to read some every day, hadn't missed a day in over 5 years. Now I only read once a week or so except for the "Verse of the day" stuff on the internet. I believe that God reveals himself through...
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    05-24-2017, 02:21 AM
    I don't know much about this stuff. I saw this and thought I would pass it along: https://eauclaire.craigslist.org/tls/6081686057.html
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    05-22-2017, 09:24 PM
    Well I found another one that looks OK to me. But again, I do not know enough to know a good deal when I see it. That is why I ask you expert folks. Here are the pictures, what do you think?
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    05-22-2017, 02:40 PM
    I have been using dremels and diamond wheels for my machining needs. I have been sharpening and grinding drill bits, end mills and even the occasional reamer with them. Learned how to grind drill bits into end mills and into bullet shapes for...
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    05-22-2017, 02:33 PM
    Very nice. I have been using pieces of lead in vise jaws for a while now. They hold steel parts without scratching. I was thinking about how to fashion some vise jaw covers that will slip over the jaws and stay there easily. Now I see how I can cut...
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    05-22-2017, 02:05 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread need some opinions in Cast Boolits
    I would not use it on a new gun. It is made to remove steel. Normal valve lapping compound is made with grit that is the same as 120 sandpaper. It breaks down to 220 grit after using it (in normal circumstances) for a while. You can buy grinding...
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    05-20-2017, 11:55 PM
    I use Never Seez. It is like magic. I even used it on the hinge bolt of a Lee mold. After about a year I took it apart and the stuff was still there. It was a bit dryer but still worked perfectly. The stuff I have is the "regular" stuff that is good...
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    05-19-2017, 10:16 AM
    I think that nearly all of the short only models were carnival guns in the day. Every carnival had them and carnivals were all over. I had one that was short only while growing up. I was always tempted to extend the carrier and bore the chamber. It...
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    05-19-2017, 02:20 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Small Cell Lung Cancer in Our Chapel
    Will continue to pray for you, John.
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    05-19-2017, 01:29 AM
    It should work if you have rig set up to neither the work or the bit can move at all. Otherwise it will make a bigger hole than you think.
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    05-18-2017, 09:23 PM
    I have no compassion. I have waited since the end of last November for the only range within driving distance to open. It opens this weekend. woooohoooo. I have a new gun. A new chrony, many new reloaded bullets ...yes let the fun begin.
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    05-17-2017, 01:56 PM
    "If a shell holder fits should I use it?"..........................Yes.
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    05-15-2017, 11:51 PM
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Solid-Carbide-Ball-Nose-end-mill-8-DEG-Taper-X-310-Flat-CR-4-Flute-Bridgeports-/162510443567?hash=item25d660942f:g:IpYAAOSwHMJYPzZk ...
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    05-14-2017, 12:19 PM
    I would dismantle it and take a wire wheel to the rams. Clean the bearings carefully.
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    05-13-2017, 12:45 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Wts bfr 45-70 in Swappin & Sellin
    I thought about it but I have enough plinkers already.
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    05-10-2017, 07:46 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread DIY Copper Plating in Boolit Lube !
    With copper plating boolits, you still have to lube them. No lube necessary for pc. Therefore, I will stick to pc.
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    05-10-2017, 07:43 PM
    Next time just pm me about these kind of deals. Don't post it publicly. Haha
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    05-08-2017, 10:16 PM
    I saw plans from an old booklet for making a light duty milling machine from a drill press. It involved running a parallel shaft that was securely anchored at the top and bottom bearings of the shaft. It was a pamphlet on eBay. I couldn't read it. I...
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    05-07-2017, 11:43 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread My new .22 in Leverguns
    You have done yourself a favor that you will enjoy for many many years. Congratulations.
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    05-05-2017, 07:56 PM
    As someone said...pull the plugs out!!! you can spin it pretty easily when the plugs are out. Was it running really bad before you started the job? 5 teeth out on the valve timing will very likely burn the valves if you had run it long enough. You...
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    05-05-2017, 11:59 AM
    I didn't want to start a new thread for this. I know a lot of people are still using these for primer so I am posting this. These are the best ones I have tried and this is the best deal I have seen. Legends Roll Caps...
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    05-04-2017, 01:06 AM
    The coating on the pans is zinc. I use those same pans but I smoke them first. Then the ingots fall right out. One smoking is good for as long as the pan lasts. OS OK: I have a pot similar to yours only smaller. I have another pot that fits on top...
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    05-03-2017, 03:52 AM
    Are you getting any lube or contaminant on the bullets before pcing them?
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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 about 4 months ago I got a 22lr. Now I am reloading 22LR and will be reloading 22WMR 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