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    08-20-2019, 08:51 PM
    Well now.... I hadn't thought about that, and it's a very good point. Yeah, I would think a cloth bag would do the trick. Vettepilot
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    08-20-2019, 04:58 PM
    I saw a thing on vacuum sealing your primer stash/stock to protect them in storage, which I thought a pretty good idea. Doing BP that way might be a good idea as well. Here's a pretty good deal on the special bags, which can be pricey: ...
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    08-20-2019, 04:43 PM
    Nice! Congrats and I'm glad it all worked out for you. No shooting here until late October when it cools down, at least a little. Vettepilot
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    08-19-2019, 09:31 PM
    We'll be waiting for that report. Have fun tomorrow!! Vettepilot
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    08-19-2019, 03:26 PM
    Might make a good reason for us to take the extra step of graphite polishing our home made BP..... VETTEPILOT
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    08-19-2019, 03:24 PM
    I have seen numerous studies showing that static sparks cannot ignite black powder, and have seen videos of the granules actually "jumping out of the way" of electrical sparks. One theory is that the graphite coating on the granules conducts the...
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    08-19-2019, 12:53 PM
    I too was going to mention large plastic coffee containers. I also have a number of those cool glass jars with a rubber gasketed glass top that is held on with a wire bale. (Don't know what they are called.... "old fashioned canning jars??".) I...
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    08-15-2019, 04:29 PM
    Oh my god!! So funny and SO TRUE Indian Joe!! Been there done that many times! One time I was doing something, and I knew I was going to need a certain drill bit in an upcoming step. So I got that bit out and proceeded with the work. When the...
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    08-14-2019, 08:09 PM
    Been in Arizona since 1966, and I am still not the least bit used to, nor acclimatized to the heat. As a matter of fact, it bothers me more every year now as I get to be an old fart. Vettepilot
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    08-14-2019, 08:03 PM
    Yeah, or just reference the SAAMI specs, as mentioned in the original post in this thread, and work out the case from there as you say. But so many people say "OH! NO! You'll blow yourself up for sure if you don't use a 50 dollar, real, live, No...
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    08-14-2019, 03:22 PM
    My problem with multiple shops, which just drives me NUTS, is that something I need is ALWAYS "in the other workshop". ;~( I've come to the conclusion that the best setup (will be) a good sized garage style workshop with dedicated "work rooms"...
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    08-14-2019, 02:50 AM
    Yeah, if I had a GO gauge, I could shim that to make a NO-GO gauge, but I don't have one. Why couldn't a new cartridge case serve a a pseudo-GO gauge, and shim THAT for a NO-GO gauge. After all, that is what a GO gauge does; ensures that a...
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    08-13-2019, 10:26 PM
    Note also, that if I made my $1.98 NO-GO gauge, I would verify its length with my Hornady headspace bushing and caliper setup before use. I really don't see how you could go wrong. After all, measurements are measurements.... Vettepilot
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    08-13-2019, 10:12 PM
    So I posted this, which kind of pertains to the original post here, on some other forums and got yelled at and told to purchase the correct gauges. What do YOU guys think?? Here it is: I have a question. It just seems crazy how expensive...
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    08-13-2019, 03:02 PM
    Man, every time I think I just about have my schedule cleared up so that I can embark on making some BP, something around here breaks down and I have to repair it, or some other thing comes up that requires my time and attention! AAARRGGG...... ...
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    08-12-2019, 08:58 PM
    I completely agree. But it is a sensitive subject with me regarding the sad state of our justice system, and I have never even been in trouble!! Still, I live in fear of someday, somehow, being WRONGFULLY accused of something, and losing every...
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    08-12-2019, 03:52 PM
    Well, that is rather a different thing. Once you shoot someone in self defense, under the American justice system, YOU become the criminal, and as always, you are GUILTY until proven innocent. And the sleazy lawyer(s) are going to try to use...
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    08-11-2019, 06:47 PM
    Well, I ask because it's not the first time that I have heard or read; " Homemade BP is good to a hundred yards or so, but for long range you have to go with commercial BP." If your powder is well made and graded, I just don't "get" that.... I...
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    08-10-2019, 03:43 PM
    Why would our homemade powder, if it's well done, not be accurate at long ranges? If you are getting nearly equivalent power density to commercial powder, relatively clean burning, and low standard deviation in your velocities, then why would...
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    08-10-2019, 03:46 AM
    I think this fantastic thread ought to be made subpart "A" to the Second Amendment of the Constitution! ;-) Vettepilot
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    08-02-2019, 02:04 AM
    I would like to see those plans. Vettepilot
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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