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    Today, 11:45 AM
    Is it .303 British or .30-06? Either way I guess, I'd be looking at .35 or .375 I think though .444 or .45-70 should also be an option. If you don't mind a wildcat then pick a calibre between .30 and .458 and go. If you want standard chamber...
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    Today, 01:00 AM
    2 3/4" hulls and one 0.662" RB. They are a nice press fit into the unslit wad. I hadn't actually thought of trying 2 balls and am wondering why because I have been toying with the idea of a two ball load and the CSD wads would be perfect for size if...
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    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    I'm thinking they won't do well out of rifled barrel unless they swell up evenly... and swell to fill to bore they do if cast from soft lead but, the recovered slugs I got showed that nose and skirt were tilted different on every slug I recovered...
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    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    I've just received my Carlson's choke tube adapter for silver soldering to a turned muzzle along with two choke tubes ~ I/C and blank. The blank tube will get bored to around 0.710" or maybe a bit larger then rifled to 1:72" twist with about 0.010"...
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    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    I don't recall what you said you were shooting for RB and am too lazy to read back (sorry) but if 0.690" that is one I have had no success with so far. However, BPI does publish load data for 0.690" RB's in shotcups so there are some that fit. That...
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    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    Now, I would have sworn I posted this link earlier but I must not have hit "Post Quick Reply"... or it was another thread, or I am getting early dementia. Wait... what was I saying? Anyway, on the swaging up bit... SluggerDoug posted his solution...
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    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
    Yup! Those slugs cast small. My mould casts ar 0.705". I strongly suspect that this is intentional and was originally to suit the rifling swage kit that Lyman (Ideal?) used to sell. By swaging grooves into the slug lands will raise up so bring...
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    05-24-2018, 09:09 PM
    Those RB's must roll and rub a lot rather than tumble onto each other to get that shiny. I'd be harder alloy might get even shinier! A smooth and shiny ball is a good thing. Now what would be interesting (like I need something else to do) is...
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    05-24-2018, 08:19 PM
    I don't think I'd worry about sprues on slugs unless they were very large and ugly but for round balls a smooth ball is a good thing. I've manually tumbled to peen down sprues and that worked quite well but a rock tumbler is the way to go for sure....
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    05-24-2018, 08:13 PM
    Gp: I have only patched into a shotcup so the patch has no chance of coming off leaving hull or in forcing cone as it is protected by the shotcup. I have however read post by people who have patched round balls into brass bottleneck rifle...
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    05-23-2018, 05:44 PM
    Video #3, the 4H Brigade defending the fort.
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    05-23-2018, 10:09 AM
    I'd won a pair of new cast iron skillets last year. Both were rough on the inside. I took one to the shop to smooth it out, left the other one rough. I used them equally, and the rough one seasoned much better and faster than the smooth one.
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    05-22-2018, 11:37 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Windows... in Our Town
    I got a Chromebook last fall. Didn't like it at first, but really like it now.
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    05-22-2018, 07:58 PM
    Okay... still working on that beer (1/2 litre though not a regular bottle) but I managed to measure: - cloth is an old cotton shirt: thickness = 0.015" at first resistance of micrometer then down to 0.010" pretty easy but noticeable resistance...
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    05-22-2018, 05:29 PM
    Also, +1 for what BAGTIC said about 0.735" RB over Blue Dot. I settled on 36 to 38 grs. as any more became quite unpleasant to shoot! In fact 38 grs. is about as much "fun" as I want and I'm sure that big 'ol RB will leave a mark at the receiving...
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    05-22-2018, 05:24 PM
    Centershot: Sorry, I have been away at an archery shoot for the last few days, just got back and saw this. I'll measure the flannel i used. It was an old thin flannel shirt that coincidentally I still have some of. It is fairly thin cloth. The...
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    05-21-2018, 11:51 AM
    You would have problems with the revolver in this area. Only one chamber at a time is permitted to be loaded at a time, due to a stupid accident by a pilgrim a few years ago. Managed to shoot himself putting the gun in a shoulder holster.
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    05-21-2018, 11:45 AM
    I kind of suspect one of the videos will show a minor disaster I had on Saturday.
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    05-21-2018, 11:38 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread How do you cook bacon? in Our Town
    I was asked a question a year ago, and have researched it ever since. Apparently it doesn't exist, but thought I would ask here. Has anyone ever heard of "leftover bacon"?
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    05-18-2018, 12:35 PM
    Not arguing that it couldn't be done but that would infer that the slug was a factory loaded slug which we don't know. The consensus is that the slug is homemade so the only way to get it into the hull with a roll crimp is new hull or un-crimp...
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    05-18-2018, 10:12 AM
    Those 4 legs should be nice and stable but... it looks like if you let go of one or both ends at the top the whole thing would open up and lay flat on the ground. It appears from what I see that the sticks are simply hinged at each end so unless...
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    05-18-2018, 09:53 AM
    I think so but don't recall details. Corbin sells a variety of plastic balls and I think there was another source someone was at least suggesting for use. I know there was discussion but I don't recall if there were tests. ...
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    05-17-2018, 11:41 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Land line phone in Our Town
    Ask your local phone company.
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    05-17-2018, 11:37 AM
    Gun companies are hit up all the time for things like this. As much as they may wish to supply them, supply, demand, and the time to send them out is prohibitive.
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    05-17-2018, 11:35 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Pancakes Homemade or Box? in Our Town
    Must be a hoax.
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    05-16-2018, 07:54 PM
    Those sticks are nice but pricey! I think it would take more than 4 sticks and some string to duplicate but not a lot more to make something functional, maybe not nearly so nice but functional. I may have a seed of an idea! Thanks for that...
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    05-16-2018, 05:46 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Shady food plot in Our Town
    Orchard grass and buckwheat.
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    05-16-2018, 05:44 PM
    I'd forget it and move on.
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    05-16-2018, 05:43 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Pancakes Homemade or Box? in Our Town
    I started grinding corn for corn cakes years ago. Much better having corn cakes than regular pancakes. You don't feel as full, and they stick with you better.
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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
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GC Gas Check