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    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    Thanks for posting this Larry. There are so many that gave all and no-one other than family and close friends will remember them, or even knew what they did. Someone shoots up a school -- front page news, Someone gives his life for his...
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    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    Mike, I have a few questions that might help us figure things out. what size do the boolits drop out of the mold @ what size do the boolits drop out of the die @ what size is the ram? How hard is the alloy? I've tried 17BHN on 45 acp (wich is...
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    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Photo problem in Testing Area
    on windows 10 rt click on photo click edit click re-size lower either the horizontal or vertical number (go from 100 to say 50 depending on how far you need to shrink it) click OK
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    Yesterday, 05:18 PM
    G'Day Joe. I've been curious about this, Do the once baked boolits need to be completely cool before the successive coating? Logic dictates that the warmer the substrate the faster the solvent evaporates in the tumbling process. But if you...
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    Yesterday, 06:00 AM
    I thought Trevor would weigh in on this one. The gunmetal is a finicky color. I think I read somewhere that you need to determine the minimum bake time for your oven required to pass the smash and rub tests then add 1 minute for insurance, and be...
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    Yesterday, 05:54 AM
    Funny, I'm working up loads -w- BE also, haven't put them down range yet 9mm Luger PWDRGRN BHN DIA RECOIL ACCURACY BE 4 19 356 BE 4 19 357 BE 4 14 356 BE 4 14 357 BE 4 10 356 BE 4 10 357 BE 3.9 19 356
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    Yesterday, 05:45 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread I want SHINY brass in Our Town
    After getting the brass shiny in a wet tumbler with sspins. You should soak the brass in a solution of car wash wax & water to coat the brass and maintain the shine
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    Yesterday, 03:40 AM
    I also hated my Lee hardness test until... I got some scrap wood and made this simple holder. Quick and dirty BUT it really helps
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    09-19-2017, 08:19 PM
    You could use a colander to sift and shake off the BB's and excess powder then use your booger hooks with nitrile gloves. This would give you a thin even coat. You will be surprised at the quality of finish you can get with the dump in basket...
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    09-19-2017, 01:56 PM
    Try (ATF)/Acetone mix (50/50):
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    09-18-2017, 06:57 PM
    Is this a polite way of saying due to the passage of time it was no longer worth bending over to pick up the WW[smilie=1:
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    09-18-2017, 06:22 PM
    Step 4 put holes in your hard work
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    09-18-2017, 06:21 PM
    Step 4 Embellish as desired The quickest and easiest is to just a highly visible sticker in the middle.
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    09-18-2017, 06:20 PM
    DIY shot and see targets, 1) Cover paper with shelf liner or clear tape; 2) Spray paint either use up old cans or <$ and Lowes, HD, Wally world. Paint, 3) Allow paint to completely dry, cut to desired size, embellish. I prefer paint colors...
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    09-18-2017, 06:19 PM
    TARGETS FROM YOUR PRINTER FREE DOWNLOAD SITES (5 pges, click pages on bottom portion of...
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    09-18-2017, 03:56 PM
    This is what I've found so far, maybe the vinegar is permanent I don't know yet. I read that ammonia will weaken brass and could cause cracking When I was studying metalsmithing years ago, we used to use something called liver of sulphur to...
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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