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  • redhawk0's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    Now that's impressive....they must be 2K lbs each. I want just one. redhawk
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    Yesterday, 08:13 AM
    Looks like its from Williamsport Pewterer to me...its likely pewterete...but I'm not sure of its contents. I wouldn't add it to a known Pewter melt for sure....just in case. It looks cast to me...the only pewter that I buy doesn't have casting...
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    Yesterday, 07:46 AM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread Apple season! in Cookin' Recipe's
    Not a great crop up here this year. Apples seemed a little small and lots of blossom rot. Anyway...the wife and I did get a 1/2 bushel...we don't can them any longer. We get just enough for apple crisp and an apple a day (keeps the Dr away, sorta...
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    09-18-2018, 06:28 PM
    You have it backwards...(your dyslexia is showing :D ) It stands for Zeister Tin Industrie...its the real deal. ZTI. redhawk
    1416 replies | 388466 view(s)
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    09-18-2018, 06:12 PM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread Cast HP Worked in Hunting with CB's
    Very nice...meat for the freezer...thanx for sharing the story. redhawk
    16 replies | 446 view(s)
  • redhawk0's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 11:38 AM
    Straight Shooter all the way...provided very accurate descriptions and kept me posted throughout the entire sale. Top notch guy for sure. redhawk
    9 replies | 1209 view(s)
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    09-18-2018, 09:12 AM
    No...I bought a 1981 336 from our S&S forum. I know to stay away from the Remlins...they seem to be hit or miss. redhawk
    11 replies | 211 view(s)
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    09-18-2018, 08:35 AM
    I'm just getting started with the 35 Rem so I've been getting all the specs and load data compiled into one place. limits are 33500 psi, and 35000 CUP for this cartridge. I can't tell you why they set the limits where they set them. But I'd bet...
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    09-18-2018, 08:09 AM
    I was referring more to the stripping process of taking it back to bare wood. If there is finish already applied, then no...the steel wool particles can't get through to the grain. But...I still like scotch brite pads for most of my work. The...
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    09-18-2018, 08:01 AM
    RIP, Grumpa...you will be missed here. Condolences for the family. redhawk
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    09-17-2018, 06:54 PM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread Hi All , in Cast Boolits
    Most of us have been doing this for quite some time...but never too long to learn something new. Enjoy your new addiction. redhawk
    31 replies | 414 view(s)
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    09-17-2018, 08:14 AM
    If that wood hasn't been dried from the start you'll likely have other problems. Shrinkage, and cracking...etc. If the wood has been kiln dried to a moisture content less than 4-6% then you could have environmental factors (or possibly a bad...
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    09-17-2018, 07:56 AM
    I think the strap was for his goggles...they cut quickly from his hat to him putting on the flight helmet at that point he then puts on his goggles and the strap looks the same. He may have kept the goggles under his hat to keep them from getting...
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    09-15-2018, 07:18 PM
    I concur...it looks like really hot alloy. As long as they are filled out...shoot 'em up. redhawk
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    09-15-2018, 07:16 PM
    It's nice to know I'm not the only one out there that does it this way. :-D redhawk
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    09-15-2018, 03:50 PM
    I'm particular about my loads...but only to a point. I never count how many firings for brass...(and never for a particular rifle) However, I do all my loading on a single stage press and prefer ball powders that meter well...(although I do use...
    53 replies | 892 view(s)
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    09-15-2018, 10:35 AM
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to you and your family...I know its a hard thing to lose a family member. I'm sure he's playing with my Ginger and Daytona in that big doggy meadow in the sky. redhawk
    95 replies | 4444 view(s)
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    09-13-2018, 08:48 PM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread My curse with Felix in Boolit Lube !
    I pan lube with Felix lube. I have a 6" cast iron pan that I heat on a camp stove. I turn the heat on until I get about 3/8-1/2" band of liquid around the edges of the pan...then turn off the heat. The cast iron is hot enough to continue the...
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    09-11-2018, 08:12 PM
    Acid core is used for plumbing applications...rosin core is for electronics...either will melt down and make good boolit alloy. but yes...flux, flux, flux your alloy...and say upwind. redhawk
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    09-11-2018, 05:25 PM
    Wow...Reverend Al....that's a beautiful Savage 99 you got there. I love the square lever on the straight stock. Its just like the 1899 303 Sav. that I have. Its really got a nice look compared to the curved oval ones that the pistol grip stocks...
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    09-11-2018, 05:16 PM
    Last weekend I purchased a 1981 (the year I graduated HS) Marlin 336 in 35 Remington. I've wanted one since I was in my mid-teens (40 years ago). When I saw it on the S&S forum at a reduced price...I just had to. I'm traveling this week...so I...
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    09-10-2018, 09:08 PM
    Thanx for looking everyone...I'm all set now. redhawk
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    09-10-2018, 09:59 AM
    Nice... I use the MCDonald's straw. I have an angled cut on the bottom of it (its about 3" long and slides inside the slot. This keeps the primers from bouncing off the bottom due to the ejection force from the deprimer pin. I don't use any...
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    09-10-2018, 07:19 AM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread Sept 11....Never Forget in Our Town
    I was at a customer site. I serviced equipment that tested the electronic parts that go in the guidance system of the Patriot missiles. When I walked into the lobby the news was on the lobby Television. I did a quick system check for the day and...
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    09-09-2018, 10:11 PM
    Thanx...not a big deal...just wanted to provide an opportunity for our community first. By mid-week if there are no bites, I'll request this thread closed and just purchase elsewhere. redhawk
    4 replies | 95 view(s)
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    09-09-2018, 09:08 PM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread Yellow Jackets in Our Town
    a cup of gasoline and a match (at night)...works best...but you could try powdered SEVIN. It might not be as fast as you like though. You'll need to dump the powder down the hole at night or you'll be stung all over again. redhawk
    72 replies | 1902 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
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