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  • AllanD's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 12:37 AM
    To remove brass disassemble all other components and soak in HCL for an hour or two. Hydrochloric Acid attacks brass in ways that have to be seen as it attacks the Zinc in the alloy and leaves behind the copper. If the remaining copper gives...
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    12-06-2019, 12:28 AM
    Another possibility is a CRACKED Carbide insert, those are rare, but make a mess of the brass when it happens IF it is a Carbide die and it has a cracked insert ring, replace it or try for a warranty...
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    11-26-2019, 04:02 AM
    AllanD replied to a thread skunk in Our Town
    My personal close encounter with a skunk does not involve getting sprayed... and so far as I know the skunk lived a long and happy life. One night I though I saw my black cat stretching against a gate post as I was walking back from my...
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    11-22-2019, 01:03 AM
    AllanD replied to a thread skunk in Our Town
    There is a family story about the time one of my uncles shot a skunk he saw near the henhouse in the late 1950's . my grandfather believed the easy way to train everyone to the idea that all guns should be treated as loaded, was to actually have...
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    11-15-2019, 04:13 PM
    The Astringincy supposedly drops after the first frost
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    11-13-2019, 11:53 PM
    I don't actually cook anything that doesn't get a heaping spoonful of minced garlic added to it!
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    11-13-2019, 11:45 PM
    AllanD replied to a thread Boiled eggs in Cookin' Recipe's
    The greening of the yolk is a harmless result of a simple chemical reaction, which forms Iron Sulfide. it is an indicator that you cooked the eggs too long!
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    11-13-2019, 11:30 PM
    Their common name is "Russian Olive", but their "Official name" is "Canadian Silverberry". And I cannot imagine someone from Minnesota considering them an "Invasive Species". Their natural range is the entire northern Hemisphere's Temperate zone....
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    11-13-2019, 11:20 PM
    AllanD replied to a thread Cabbage steaks in Cookin' Recipe's
    I absolutely Love every member of the cabbage family EXCEPT Kale and Kohl-Rabi. I had a can of beets laid out for a planned dinner once and my girlfriend at the time commented she didn't like beets and was puzzled when I didn't say a word, but...
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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