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  • JimB..'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread PIF swap box in Pay It Forward
    @Tazlaw, did anyone ever take you up on the 9mm brass? I have plenty of 45acp, but could use a box or two of 9mm.
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    Yesterday, 11:33 AM
    It is designed to work with a proprietary granular backstop material for which I do not know the density. It sucks up the granular material leaving the lead behind, unless you get aggressive with it and then it makes a heck of a racket as lead gets...
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    08-01-2020, 08:52 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread safe primer storage in Our Town
    Previous owner of mine knocked the joists out of a load bearing wall to make it “open floorplan.” Getting a new header in was no fun. Another house the builder used the wrong joists throughout, homeowners didn’t realize it until after the statute...
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    08-01-2020, 08:33 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread safe primer storage in Our Town
    I very strongly suspect it was because builders and general contractors were intentionally doing unsafe but not illegal things to make a buck. You’re right that homeowners do some whacky stuff, but then so do a lot of GCs.
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    07-31-2020, 09:58 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread safe primer storage in Our Town
    Agree in part. With large temp swings you may get condensation which will collect in the cardboard packaging causing the primer cups to corrode. They’d probably still go bang, but working with them would not be easy or fun. Easily avoided with a...
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    07-31-2020, 04:03 PM
    Click your name, then User CP
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    07-31-2020, 03:26 PM
    Yes I do. Might need to put a board behind the ingot since the ram doesn’t usually contact the wedge.
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    07-31-2020, 02:41 PM
    Tagged for interest
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    07-31-2020, 10:39 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Smelting? Not likely. in Cast Boolits
    I can get behind “refining” and do tend towards precision in language, it was just easy to be snarky.
    46 replies | 914 view(s)
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    07-31-2020, 09:58 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Smelting? Not likely. in Cast Boolits
    Really, I’ve been picturing all the members having ore crushers in their back yards, buildings with furnaces and big slag piles that they routinely dispose of quietly in local forests and fields. Just thought it was either so common that it wasn’t...
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    07-31-2020, 12:11 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Leaching Zinc in Swaging
    OP might find this interesting, apparently canada cares about the dezincification of brass. ...
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    07-30-2020, 07:29 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Leaching Zinc in Swaging
    Maybe take a spent 45acp case, leave the spent primer, tumble it super shiney, stuff a bullet in it, seal the bullet in with lacquer, nail polish, or super glue, then boil it in citric acid for a few hours or a day. Case will be nice and pink on the...
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    07-29-2020, 09:23 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread I made a $9 brush hog! in Our Town
    That is awesome! I’ve been using a saw blade on a straight shaft trimmer, but now I’m going to go find a cheap mower!
    44 replies | 1181 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 07:02 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Sharpening Steel in Our Town
    I don’t find that a steel works very well for me with today’s knives. The knives are too hard and end up mostly sharp but a little chippy, I prefer a ceramic rod for them.
    20 replies | 633 view(s)
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    07-28-2020, 06:18 AM
    There are folks that collect stuff, so there might be a small collector premium. For a user, lathesmith’s dies are functionally equivalent.
    15 replies | 354 view(s)
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    07-27-2020, 08:14 AM
    I’m going to guess, and that’s all it is, is that it’s a kit assembled by a signmaker either for installation or repairs. The double-bevel flat chisel is often used for carving letters or round bits. I’m not sure if the thing that looks like a...
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    07-26-2020, 01:55 PM
    I learned last week not to use them to clean coated optics.
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    07-26-2020, 12:08 AM
    Wow, one heck of a deal! No, I’ve never seen such a modifiction.
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    07-25-2020, 05:18 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread I'm sick and need prayer in Our Chapel
    I’d think about hitting up someplace like a minute clinic at a national drugstore chain. My daughters use them and for something like you have where a course of antibiotics may be all it takes they can handle it on the spot.
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    07-25-2020, 08:30 AM
    Yes, things from jars of screws to scraps of leather. Every now and then I have a purge. Same with tools except that I will replace or upgrade sometimes and don’t keep the old one unless it’s a screwdriver or wrench that I might need to grind for a...
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    07-24-2020, 07:32 AM
    I would say that it’s a fairly low demand item, fewer folks are shooting the caliber, some of those are switching to the cursed spp, and it lasts almost forever. It may take a while for the right person to claim it. I’d wait a week or two.
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    07-22-2020, 04:30 AM
    If you’re asking if you can wet tumble primed brass I wouldn’t suggest it. The primers are generally waterproof and the spiders are held in place in the primer pocket so unlikely to be dislodged. Even so, it just seems wrong, especially if your only...
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    07-22-2020, 12:30 AM
    I put a bit of foam in the nose or my impact puller, it helps protect the bullet.
    45 replies | 1018 view(s)
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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