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  • john.k's Avatar
    08-20-2019, 06:27 AM
    I got two scam emails from the tax dept saying if I didnt reply they would cancel my business no........I ignored them ,didnt even open the emails..........the tax dept is supposed to message me thru their secure portal,or somesuch......anyhoo,went...
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    08-19-2019, 10:50 PM
    I think since the change in Brazil gunlaws,maybe CBC is flatout making ammo for new gun owners.......after all,every new gunowner buys a couple of hundred rounds,then sometimes takes ten years to use it up...So maybe they wont around be anytime...
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    08-18-2019, 07:05 PM
    Late reply,but Traffer asks(#582) ....Is it illegal to have knowlege of priming compounds (explosive substances) in Australia?.......answer.......probably yes without "lawful excuse"......Is it illegal to publish /instruct in the making...
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    08-18-2019, 06:57 PM
    ive found its better to leave the CBC cases full length (2.1/2"),which eliminates the jump from neck to lede. ,and saves trimming too........dont put long cases in Lee dies tho,the step collapses them.
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    08-18-2019, 07:11 AM
    i may be banned for this,but if you want a good design for 2 piece dies for the CBC cases ,have a look at old posts on the GB /Martini Henry forum...around 2011,from memory,or maybe earlier..I dont visit GB much,because they have annoying popup...
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    08-17-2019, 07:07 PM
    Using Lee dies to form cases is not the way to go..........I made my own simple two piece ,two stage forming dies,and crank out cases without loss.......Simply put,Lee dies make the cases too small....why all that effort ,when the neck formed to...
    18 replies | 515 view(s)
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    08-17-2019, 07:44 AM
    Long levers are easier to find ,due to IMA and the nepalese cache.........when I started ,the Mk 4 s were rare as rockin horse dodah.......and I paid a premium to get one...Had I waited a couple of years ,they were selling for $14-95 ex...
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    08-15-2019, 06:52 AM
    Ive found the Lee 480 ruger 400gn mould fills the grooves and shoots well......however the grease grooves are too small for blackpowder......best part is the bullet is snug in a unsized case...Mine casts about 475 dia.....It hits 300 meter pigs ...
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    08-12-2019, 09:30 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Martini in 357 MAX in Single Shot Guns
    being a Francotte,its easy to see the relationship of the parts before anything is altered ,and during the process too.......Might be better to grind a small scoop from the block just where the foul occurrs,but dont join the owners who ve gone thru...
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    08-08-2019, 07:21 AM
    My brother used lead sheet to fix a water leak in his tile roof around the chimney......the builders had used plastic and silastic.
    25 replies | 1116 view(s)
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    08-06-2019, 02:17 AM
    The iron is likely rust staining on the surface with roof sheet.
    12 replies | 626 view(s)
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    08-03-2019, 11:09 PM
    john.k replied to a thread 45/120 in Single Shot Guns
    Actually 45x3 1/4 is the original Martini Henry case,and was used in all the NSW issue Henry rifles 1871 -1883...........introduced 1869 ish,well predates any Sharps in a big case.And a common british express cartridge from the 1870s onward up to...
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    08-03-2019, 11:00 PM
    i would think any lathe would be better than a drill press.......i altered every GC mould to PB when gas checks hit 7c each........the first one I did was a Lyman 429215,and I was a little too keen and it ended up casting 434,but after that I...
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    08-01-2019, 08:48 PM
    I have never heard of a P14 cracking,only the M17s.............P14s were made under strict inspection procedures ............I do know of cracked M17s ,and have watched them being welded up at Accurate Welding Works ,37 Cordelia St ,South...
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    08-01-2019, 07:22 AM
    Dont worry...........unless setting off powerful explosions inches from your head makes you nervous.......the cracks they speak of are IMHO ,hardening cracks........no one has ever had any issue with these cracks,and never will.........most arent...
    28 replies | 875 view(s)
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    07-30-2019, 10:52 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Weird 94 problem in Leverguns
    All the 70 s 94s Ive seen have the raised burr around the firing pin hole..........its gradually disappears after about 1000 rounds or so.........Ive never seen anyone with the inclination to spend half a day removing the bolt to remove...
    22 replies | 852 view(s)
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    07-25-2019, 01:50 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Any Roofers here in Our Town
    When you have no gutters,there is no concentrated torrent of rainwater runoff.........infact all you get is what falls on the area covered by the roof .............so no wetter than the rest of the yard..........and underground roof drains can be a...
    21 replies | 669 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
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