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    06-20-2018, 09:42 PM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    Another manager in my company left work a year ago February to find his daughter dead in the parking lot. She'd been clean for a year. It's not something I would wish on my worst enemy, but the responsibility rightly falls on the person likely to...
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    06-10-2018, 02:57 PM
    74 years ago yesterday SSG Walter Ehlers earned the Medal of Honor. His older brother Roland never made it off the beach. Both men were heroes worth venerating. 65 years ago today 1st Sgt Ola Mize earned the Medal of Honor.
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    06-10-2018, 01:25 PM
    every commercial caster makes a clone of the keith. they've been killing deer pretty effectively for well over half a century. the thompson 240 grain with a gas check is also an excellent design. Seeing how you have limited control over fit or...
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  • RP's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 10:31 PM
    I have used plastic and it cuts like a dream not bad material to play with for a learning tool. Well it was a struggle today one problem after another the split pipe was a fail. So far smooth wall pipe ( no welded seam) been working the best for...
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    06-08-2018, 10:25 PM
    I have went back and reviewed all the deleted post the ones that are working I restored we got some nice pics of members work back up for everyone to enjoy. Remember everyone this is a pic thread lets keep comments low and they will be deleted...
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    06-08-2018, 09:34 PM
    I been working on some pipe molds made out of exhaust pipe, I cut down the weld seam then cleaned up the cut. I am going to place them in a angle iron base set at a angle and use some clamps to hold the pipe cut together. Thinking of welding a plate...
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    06-07-2018, 04:58 PM
    I have some Lead Free Solder chips - 96.5 % tin, 3% silver, and 0.5% copper that has a melting point of 428F. I would have to weigh what I have. But I believe that I have over 10#. I would sell for $15/lb. If I melt them into small ingots, I think...
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  • RP's Avatar
    06-05-2018, 10:35 PM
    Man those are a lot of big words as far as living wage not sure, I am not a gunsmith but I do own some tools they say are for a gunsmith so maybe I am. Not sure what your trying to say but I have to give you a A for the attempt at humor keep trying...
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    06-04-2018, 08:14 PM
    I do not know what kind of stone that would be PM me the word put spaces between the letters so the filter will not block it and I will let Robert adjust the filter if he is able. Any word you type that is filter do not try to bypass the word that...
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    06-03-2018, 10:13 PM
    Amateur heck I am a full blooded redneck and back woods get it done kind of fellow lol they say it cant be done will I got to see if for myself I have seen so many times that will not work or you can not do that just to find out well it can be done...
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    05-31-2018, 09:53 PM
    Maybe this is getting over thought gave some background on what I was doing and how and for what reason. I am not trying to get factory results just material that I can use to practice on and make something that it would not matter if it had a...
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    05-30-2018, 11:12 PM
    Helpful information people thanks for the replies you do not know somethings until you ask thanks.
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    05-30-2018, 04:56 PM
    Well dang Jim rain on my parade that is not what I wanted to hear but was in the back of my mind. I searched around my area for anyone that would have some drops or scrap I could buy for my projects but no luck. That was my first path then I went...
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    05-29-2018, 11:54 PM
    The molds are really just sand packed around different sizes of pipe in a stock pot I then pull the pipe out and pour the alum in the top. I removed the pipe and let the mold air dry while I melt the metal I also cast ever other one and let the...
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    05-29-2018, 09:53 PM
    I picked up a metal lathe awhile back and been learning to use if for a few months now making simple items I needed for the shop like top punch for my sizer. And I went to price some alum billet 45 bucks for a 2 inch dia 24 inch long to costly to...
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    05-26-2018, 09:40 AM
    It's actually more likely that "rule of thumb" referred to using the thumb as an instrument of measurement, or a ruler. Brewers also once used their thumb to measure the temperature of their wort so they knew when it was cool enough to pitch yeast....
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    05-25-2018, 07:30 PM
    You need the image hosted elsewhere before you can use the IMG tags. I'm copying the image address from your link and embedding your picture here. They look pretty decent to me. I see one with a bit of fin around the nose from the blocks...
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  • Red River Rick's Avatar
    05-25-2018, 12:39 PM
    Lot's in Stock. RRR
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  • 2wheelDuke's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 11:38 PM
    I still have some in an ammo can. Not like I'm saving it as a collectible though.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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