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    02-26-2020, 10:13 PM
    IMHO, bayonets make relatively poor knives, the steel is tough so it holds a rather dull edge for a long time but doesn’t hold a good edge at all. Obviously some are better than others and I have played with only a few. FWIW, I prefer something like...
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    02-25-2020, 09:18 PM
    Today it seems that I have too many, but one day I fear that it’ll seem too few.
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    02-25-2020, 08:59 PM
    Evaporust will leave it gray, you’ll want to clean that off and it’s not hard, but it may affect the finish. I’d be tempted to take a piece of comparable stainless, maybe a muzzle protector for a threaded stainless barrel or even a piece of old...
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    02-25-2020, 08:52 PM
    You saying that it’s closed and won’t pivot open, or that it’s open and won’t lift off the receiver? Can’t imagine the later, but thought I’d ask.
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    02-24-2020, 10:36 AM
    I don’t know for sure, but wouldn’t think that chucking it up in a lathe and cutting a single shallow groove through the current headstamp would affect casehead integrity. I’d try a very narrow strikethrough rather than totally obscuring it. The big...
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    02-22-2020, 11:41 PM
    He could petition for restoration of his rights. As long as he’s calling the attorney it’s worth asking.
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    02-22-2020, 11:32 AM
    Why not just work the two pots side by side? When one gets low fill it up and go work from the other until it gets low, fill it up and switch back. I’ve thought about hanging a long ingot above the pot and having it added automatically as the...
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    02-18-2020, 12:19 AM
    I’d rub it with a little oiled brass or bronze wool, not steel wool.
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    02-18-2020, 12:17 AM
    I don’t know if your bullet is coming apart, I kinda doubt it, but there have been challenges over the years trying to find a cast bullet that will shoot well at 200,000+ rpm and I don’t remember anyone having much success.
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    02-17-2020, 05:33 PM
    I dump the brass on a towel, roll it around a bit, then dump it on a second towel, spread it out, and leave it overnight. I have a dehydrator that I use when I need to force stuff to dry quickly. I use a little lemi-shine powder and some...
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    02-17-2020, 04:34 PM
    I’ll second the idea of just dumping the powder and storing the primed brass. That you don’t know what the primers are is of very little consequence for anything but shooting for groups, and that’s not likely what you’ll be doing with your first...
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    02-16-2020, 02:02 AM
    It has far less recoil than I expected.
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    02-16-2020, 12:52 AM
    I have a number of old Dillon PM’s. Decided to replace the hoppers on them, some with pyrex and some just new plastic. Took the opportunity to clean them up, which included scrubbing the inside 2000 grit paper and then polishing with Flitz. Didn’t...
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    02-14-2020, 12:35 AM
    I hope that someone posts the pics, I always enjoy seeing whats stuff is out there.
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    02-11-2020, 11:34 AM
    Most folks just use what they use for 223/556, a magnum small rifle primer. The #41 is slightly different, it’s a bit harder to ignite to prevent accidental firing from the floating firing pin, but few folks feel that the difference is material...
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    02-10-2020, 04:44 PM
    The only suggestion I’d make is to load up a few years worth of your favorite pistol ammo before you sell it. In the past 5 years I’ve loaded more pistol ammo than I’ve shot, a lot more, about 50 50cal ammo cans worth. I could shoot for more...
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    02-10-2020, 04:31 PM
    If you stake down a board on edge they will root along it, if you put a couple down to form a funnel they’ll go along to the narrow end. At that point trap them, shoot them, whatever you want really.
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    02-09-2020, 10:38 PM
    I’ve seen SPP 45acp brass with Win NT, Fed and Speer headstamps that I recall. There are a bunch of headstamps that I routinely toss in the scrap bucket, no idea if they are converting.
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    02-09-2020, 09:53 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Shipping Powder in Our Town
    You could also reach out to @abunito (or something like that). He’s a frequent poster and is in Hawaii.
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    02-09-2020, 09:49 PM
    I remember that one, and tonight it reminds me of a joke about hell. Guy dies, is judge and found wanting, he is cast to hell. While he approaches the gates with great trepidation, he is greeted by a surprising pleasant demon. The demon tells him...
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    02-09-2020, 09:26 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Shipping Powder in Our Town
    Powder Valley ships to HI, but says they they may impose additional shipping charges. Give them a call.
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    02-09-2020, 06:39 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Shipping Powder in Our Town
    In order to ship powder or primers you must have a license to do so or hire someone that has a license which is very expensive. It can be done, but right now while powder and primers are cheap I’d sell and restock later.
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    02-09-2020, 12:26 AM
    So thinking about this, will there be benchrest or bullseye shooting? Will everyone shoot one hole groups at infinite distance? For that matter, any sport? Everyone throws a perfect game when bowling, dancers, figure skaters and gymnasts all have...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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