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    04-07-2019, 04:20 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread We all get old in Our Town
    Another approach would be Celebrex. I’ve been taking it for fifteen years now and it works wonders for me. A lot less stiff and calms arthritis right down. I wouldn’t go a day without it. If you never tried it, you should ask your doctor about...
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    03-28-2019, 06:12 PM
    Done and very happy to do so. Pretty neat how you can do it.
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    03-28-2019, 05:36 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread First Hunting Rifle in Our Town
    A lot like the 308, but to me, it’s stepping up a notch on recoil. My choice is 6.5x55 Swedish. Very flat shooter and a lot less recoil than a 308. Getting used to something that has less recoil, will probably improve accuracy, the most important...
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    03-28-2019, 05:06 PM
    I agree take to a gunsmith and have him touch up the crown. It’s very important for accuracy. Sometimes this can be done with a tool that fits on the barrel. It saves time and expense. Not sure how it works for pistols, but it is done for rifles.
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    03-28-2019, 04:41 PM
    I’ve eaten lynx and it is quite good. It’s the only furbearer I trapped that I ever attempted to eat. Nice white meat. Always cooked it in cubes with onions salt and pepper and a little flour to make a sauce. My dogs wouldn’t even eat marten...
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    03-28-2019, 04:28 PM
    You may be inserting the expander too far and pushing at third increase in diameter that’s not supposed to be used. If you notice any flaring and not parallel sides, you’re going too far and putting more pressure on the case than intended.
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    03-28-2019, 04:14 PM
    Ok. I’ll try the water bottle. Have to buy a tube of cheap caulk just to get the plastic tube. I just read today, that in battle with muzzle loaders, soldiers often peed down the bore to get it clean enough to cram down an other ball.
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    03-28-2019, 04:07 PM
    Some things never change. The battle about Ballistol. Most either love it or hate it.
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    03-28-2019, 03:52 PM
    I remember years ago, they did a survey and found that states, without inspections didn’t have anymore accidents than those that did. So some states stopped having them.
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    03-28-2019, 04:57 AM
    There are videos of people loading round balls into.45-70 cases.
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    03-28-2019, 04:49 AM
    Popular in Europe, but not appreciated that much in the US. The 6.5x55 Swedish. Flat shooting and easy on your shoulder. Perfect for deer. Probably good enough for elk to. Hundreds of moose have been shot with them in Norway and Sweden. Have to...
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    03-28-2019, 04:33 AM
    I’m shopping for a new car. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of tire pressure monitors. Would anyone venture to explain how they work? Thanks
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    03-28-2019, 03:36 AM
    I have a lot of dust in my range scrap that I melt. I donít use any wax to flux, only the pieces of target paper and wood chips mixed in with the scrap. Iíve tried melting for a long time and getting the alloy really hot to try and get tiny specs of...
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    03-28-2019, 03:00 AM
    I collect from an indoor range at 25 and 50 yards. You are not allowed to shoot jacked bullets except at 50 yds where there are a couple of heavy duty bullet traps. Most of the 25 yard shooters are hand gunners shooting hard alloys. At 50 yds...
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    03-28-2019, 02:22 AM
    I replied yes. I wanted to say almost because I have a lot, donít use that much and donít know yet when Iíll be passing to the other side. Thatís why I still keep collecting it.
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    03-28-2019, 02:14 AM
    It is interesting to know Ballistol has pharmaceutical mineral oil in it. I would like to know what percent. I can’t see it being that much, since Ballistol is water soluble. I wouldn’t be surprised if the oil from seeds is castor oil or even canola...
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    03-26-2019, 09:54 PM
    I use an Otis cable and pull it from the receiver to the front. It works great. My point is shooting a PC round after, just makes it a lot easier to clean. Less patches to run through. Yes I have a Marlin and I learned a long time ago about...
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    03-26-2019, 05:40 AM
    I posted this question because from what I’ve noticed, I think it melts faster adding a little bit at a time. Next time I melt, I’ll try the whole batch that way and see if it saves time.
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    03-25-2019, 10:40 PM
    My NOE plugs work great. They came well polished. If yours weren’t, maybe you should talk to NOE. I don’t often lube. Sometimes there is a feeling of drag, but never getting stuck. I don’t use my big press either. I always use clean brass the...
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    03-25-2019, 09:54 PM
    Iíve been shooting BP in my .45-70 lever gun for a few months now. Both grease lubed and paper patched. I have always loaded grease cookies, because I didnít want to swab between shots. Iíve been having good luck and a lot of fun. However, as we all...
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    03-25-2019, 09:32 PM
    I recently got a mini lathe. Itís been quite useful for a lot of things. The other day I was getting ready to anneal some brass my usual way by putting it in a socket turned by a drill motor and heated with a propane torch. Then I thought why not...
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    03-25-2019, 09:12 PM
    I am a firm believer in Ballistol. Works well for all sorts of things. Metal, wood and leather. After a life of using and abusing a lot of petroleum products, mostly diesel, I have developed an allergy to them. I am very sensitive to the smell...
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    03-25-2019, 08:08 PM
    I’m lucky because I collect from an indoor range from a cement floor. Never had any problems with moisture and since the boolits are shot into a steel backstop, any jackets are fully open if not almost disintegrated. I did once accept some lead...
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    03-25-2019, 03:17 PM
    The other day I was making ingots from range scrap. Iíve learned scrap seems to melt faster when it is put into some already melted lead. My question is, will it melt faster when a little by little is put into the pot with the melted lead or if I...
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    03-25-2019, 11:43 AM
    I agree. There are a lot of folks who have talked about adding copper to improve their alloy. I collect range scrap from an indoor range and have never experienced what you have mentioned. Is this the first batch you have melted down or has it...
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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