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    01-13-2018, 11:36 PM
    Million dollar settlement with non disclosure clause?
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    01-13-2018, 09:59 AM
    Make a pair of swage blocks and press the bulge back into place.......guys do this kind of thing all the time on motorbike forks
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    01-11-2018, 08:29 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Enfield Headspace in Military Rifles
    A new rifle should not need o rings......in fact forcing the bolt closed continuously may cause excessive lug wear.......fitting a bolt head to close "tight" will surely cause excess lug wear........anyway,if you load cast,the case neck will need to...
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    01-11-2018, 01:20 AM
    hannibal, a lot of diesel newbies reading this might pick up a tip that saves them a tow fee and thousands at the hands of a ripoff mechanic..........I was lookin for a replacement head for my pickup,and there is didly on the net thats...
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    01-10-2018, 08:00 AM
    Repairers get in quite a few cars and pickups accidentally run on gas,lack of lubrication quickly ruins the injection equiptment......or so the customer is told......I went to one pickup,a Isuzu, filled up with gas,but on about 1/8 tank of diesel.I...
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    01-10-2018, 07:44 AM
    The most unusual cases I have formed 6.5 from are 220 Swift....bit of a bulge ,and they dont fit the clips.If you use 303 cases ,Remington are smallest base ,and never fail to fit............for the information of those not owning these guns,the...
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    01-09-2018, 10:50 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Titan Reloading in Reloading Equipment
    If you live outside the US,Titan give a postal cost upfront..........unlike another big player who have been the source of many a nasty surprise with postal costs.......delivery times here are entirely dependent on local issues,and average two...
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    01-09-2018, 10:34 PM
    You can get a bit of excitment with diesels,like the feller who washed his air cleaner element in kerosine ,and assembled wet.......reckoned the motor hit 10,000 revs before the kaboom......motors that run backwards unexpectedly can be interesting...
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    01-09-2018, 09:27 PM
    Spraying gasoline fuel into the intake aint good for the motor,but a motor can be run like this to get fuel up to the injectors.....with a mechanical injector pump.........Ive spent a lifetime running **** diesel machinery,and I know just about...
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    01-09-2018, 08:53 PM
    Venture capitalists is the buzzword.......guaranteed returns to investment funds.....huge bonuses to smarties ....same time trash employee entitlements..... .......and strip all the trusted brands,then sell the name to third world...
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    01-09-2018, 08:34 PM
    Dont ring your chamber...it aint hard to do.
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    01-09-2018, 08:28 PM
    I believe the "sintered metal" story is incorrect,and the recievers are actually investment cast from graphitic nodular iron.Hardened and tempered.I have always thought the sintered metal claim to be a nonsense,as the cast surface and a gate pad are...
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    01-04-2018, 08:59 PM
    You probably know from your research that the current price is.........a scrap buyer/pawnbroker will give 1/2 of this.........I keep any silver for silver soldering......I went thru my old coin collection using all the silver coins ,a lot cheaper...
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    01-04-2018, 02:35 AM
    OK,thanks ,I will get some reagent grade before using the stuff in a gun.......Ive used up all the first lot amusing the kids,young and old.Im pretty sure there is relevant info here from about 3, or 4 years ago.Just needs to be found.Need to get a...
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    01-03-2018, 09:48 PM
    In these old drill presses,everything runs true because they were made that way....buy a new Chinese one and the spindle has .015 runout,chuck has .015 runout,table adjustments wont hold,and they use tiny belts to get multiple speeds.And they use...
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    01-03-2018, 09:39 PM
    Sounds like the extractor came out thru the side of the ring and it blew out the stock. I saw a Mod 70 in 243 blow,barrel landed 5 ft downrange......I salvaged the barrel ,good as new,not a mark on it,couldnt say the same for the rest......If a...
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    01-03-2018, 09:31 PM
    I never used to bother,but if the mold develops loose pins,its a pita,so best to follow instructions to the letter with ally molds.......I think the general idea is to bake some lube into the clearance that develops as the ally expands......and if...
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    01-03-2018, 09:22 PM
    My old mold was a 42?215 that cast 427 and I decided to increase the dia a bit ..The first mold I ever tried enlarging on a lathe and it turned out a bit large at 434. But the bullets size down to 430 easy enough.
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    01-03-2018, 09:05 PM
    Stated in the simplest possible terms..."if you crater or extrude the primer ,the action will be nearly impossible to work manually"..........to open a stuck action you must apply heavy downward force on the lever ,and at the same time drive the...
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    01-03-2018, 01:37 AM
    Moly is a good lube,but its very black,so be sure not to spread it around accidentally....a tiny amount will make a big black mark on anything light colored.
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    01-02-2018, 09:16 PM
    Collector prices have gone wacko.......check out prices on WW2 jeep or Harley/Indian stuff........fancy paying $1000 for a headlight,or a weathered speedo.?.........would you druther a couple of old headlights or a mint 1917.?.......it will end in...
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    01-02-2018, 09:03 PM
    Thanks,Offtig,but for preference i dont want to go to additives,especially in the 2% range that would require very thorough mixing.I may also sound a bit vague,just remember we dont all live in the land of the free.Back a few years in this...
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    01-02-2018, 12:24 AM
    Im a bit OT,but I would like to know the final steps for a melted sugar powder.Grain size?.....can it be used as a tablet in say a 45/70 size case,or does it need to be granulated.......what size granules.......and finally,is the stuff...
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    01-01-2018, 11:58 PM
    The motor slides back and forth to tension the belt,right?........There is a lot of margin for belt length there,and I suspect with the motor pushed right in,as shown,that simply running a tape measure around both pulleys will get a suitable...
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    12-31-2017, 10:54 PM
    The cadet martini 310 round is a ringer for 32/20,has a 1 in 22 twist, and the sights are graduated to 600 yds.....so its obvious the brit gunmakers didnt know didly,and hadnt read a bunch of forums telling em they couldnt do it.
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    12-31-2017, 06:11 AM
    Hogs will eat you,if given the opportunity.
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    12-30-2017, 12:24 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Win 94 action question in Leverguns
    Yep,there is a spring loaded pusher in the front of the bolt that pushes the round from deep in the back of the lifter,and when the bolt closes, that spring pressure keeps everything tight and closed.......the tradeoff is that the round is pushed...
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    12-29-2017, 08:27 PM
    Lyman include a chart in the box with each sight,....they probably have it on their website.....all you need to know is the distance between the sights on you gun.Then read from the chart what the adjustments will be.........even without a chart,its...
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    12-28-2017, 08:21 PM
    Ive seen new made 222Rim brass for sale....Bertram used to/still? makes it.....A bushed firing pin is a given,especially with a super pressure round like 223......however I would imagine the brass and primers are very tough for the kinds of guns its...
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    12-27-2017, 11:47 PM
    I havent tried the foam rod yet,but if I can get it here I will.Its recommended by a number of notables in the component supply trade.It may well be the answer to shooting smokeless in these cases.......in regard to cases,I use 24ga CBC,and Ive...
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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