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    01-20-2020, 07:38 PM
    I always marinate in red wine, garlic, salt and pepper for 12 to 24 hours before cooking it. I cook in down real slow until it falls apart. Towards the end I add onions, carrots and potatoes. Sometimes some herbs too and extra garlic at the end.
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    01-20-2020, 04:08 PM
    I ask this question seriously. I usually let pig meat sit in a cool spot for a day or two, so the meat tightens up and is easier cut. Not to age it. Could I improve it if I left it hanging longer?
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    01-18-2020, 09:22 AM
    A friend who was a professional butcher, once told me beef and all dear are not the same. The make up of the proteins and enzymes are different. Beef can be greatly improved with aging, but it doesn’t do anything for deer family meat. Anyone...
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    01-16-2020, 10:34 PM
    I’d go for the new brass. Maybe you could sell half, if you don’t want to have that much invested. Also try the want to buy thread. You might get lucky and find some already shot for much less.
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    01-16-2020, 09:32 PM
    I’ve had problems with other sites like that when they update or overhaul everything. Usually have to wait and let their tech guys get it straightened out. I’m sure they are aware.
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    01-16-2020, 09:15 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread windows 7 is done ? in Our Town
    I was excited when 10 came out. I got the first version and it was different, but usable. I then got a new computer with a newer version it was and is terrible. My wife uses it, but I’ve got an iPad now and love it.
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    01-15-2020, 01:03 AM
    BP is a lot of fun. A couple of years ago, I was wondering if I could shoot it in my .45/70 Marlin. Surprising how many people said not to do it because I’d ruin the gun. Luckily some fine folks from this forum set me straight that there was no...
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    01-14-2020, 12:46 AM
    I have always had a difficult time using my Lee hardness tester. 20 BHN sounds pretty hard to me too. Try checking it again if you want to be sure what BHN you have.
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    01-14-2020, 12:32 AM
    There are screw impact removal tools that work well, if penetrating oil won’t do it. The tool works by being hit with a hammer. Inside the tool the the shaft rotates to turn the screwdriver at the same time the force is used to keep the it in the...
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    01-12-2020, 10:17 PM
    I’m an American who has been shooting a .45/70 for over thirty-five years. I now live in France and understand completely what you are talking about. You will probably have to work up a load that suits you with what you have available. Here’s a link...
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    01-12-2020, 03:01 AM
    For those who think they have a humility problem, I would suggest not using a hard container, where excess air cannot be first forced out. At least put powder in a plastic bag and purging all air, before putting in hard container. Silica gel packs...
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    01-11-2020, 02:07 PM
    They need to be lubed, Paced or Aloxed. I PC larger diameter and Alox smaller diameter.
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    01-11-2020, 02:04 PM
    I double bag mine with and seal with twist ties. I also add a few silica gel packs and then put in Tupperware. I take out the powder I’m going to use and close up fast. Any unused powder from coating gets discarded. I’ve never had a problem. I would...
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    01-11-2020, 01:48 PM
    You forgot to put in the paper muffin liners to keep them form sticking! Just kidding, of course. I’m a big fan of molds made from angle iron. If you or a friend can weld, they are cheap and work well. They don’t need to be thick thinner stock cools...
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    01-11-2020, 01:32 PM
    It’s a shame to modify a nice gun. Either keep it and find a solution, or sell it to buy what will best suit your needs.
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    01-10-2020, 08:21 PM
    I’ve recently been annealing my .45/70 brass using a length of cleaning rod with a .45cal bronze brush chucked in the mini lathe. I set a propane torch in the right spot and count the time needed. I then pull it off with a gloved hand and put on...
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    01-10-2020, 10:29 AM
    The back experts say the correct height to work at is with your forearm flat on the counter top and your elbow forming 90* angle to your bicep. They note that most work surfaces are too low.
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    01-10-2020, 10:11 AM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread New 6.8 round. in Military Rifles
    As the video says, the government isn’t trying to lighten the load for the soldier, it’s trying to decrease the cost of transporting the ammunition to the battlefield. I hope they include improved performance too.
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    01-09-2020, 09:36 PM
    I came across this video discussing future military rounds. It doesn’t have anything to do with cast boolits, but I thought it might be of interest to some members. https://youtu.be/48w6iktbrq4
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    01-05-2020, 02:55 AM
    Some casters are filling their first half, of their mold with pure lead to mushroom quickly and the part that does the driving, with really hard lead. You might give that a try. You could even hollow point them.
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    01-05-2020, 02:39 AM
    What about drilling a hole through a slightly smaller round ball. Use a thick disk that can be threaded into and a washer with a nut screwing it down. Then flatten the ball and pull it out. A sliding hammer on the rod could help.
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    01-04-2020, 07:56 PM
    Yes that would be ideal, but I don’t want to mess with takin the breach plug out of a two hundred+ year old gun.
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    01-04-2020, 07:39 PM
    Unless someone is selling black power cartridges loaded,I think all the .45/70 government sold today have light loads of smokeless powder in them. So be careful of them. Black powder can vary a lot, so it will be hard to get exact figures...
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    01-04-2020, 07:23 PM
    How heavy is the bucket, if over 25#, probably an ok deal. The heaver the bucket, the better the deal. You’ll have to throw away the metal clips and there might be a few zinc ones mixed in. Good luck.
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    01-04-2020, 01:34 PM
    I was wondering if you could obtain a good slug by firing a light load. Add powder, a greatly reduced amount. Then force a slightly larger ball, without a patch. Next fire into a swimming pool and recover.
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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