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    Today, 03:08 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread 44 Man in Our Town
    If banned for Facebook posts, that is unforgivable and wrong of the management. Members were always told if they have a complaint, take it somewhere else. It is no one's business of what someone posts elsewhere.
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    Today, 12:05 AM
    Yep, hardly getting to be worthwhile looking in on this board at all. It's like the place was taken over by snowflakes.
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    Yesterday, 10:26 AM
    My pre-heat method is to sit the brass molds on a piece of 3/16" steel plate on a hot plate and heat until the sprue plate lube just starts to smoke which is a bit too hot. The sprue will take a few seconds to freeze but settles in pretty quick as...
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    Yesterday, 10:20 AM
    I tried a similar wad that had a cushion leg very much like the Gualandi DGS slug wad but no joy there! The cushion leg was not as sturdy so distorted ruining accuracy. I don't recall how I attached them though. The wad in the link elvis posted...
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    Yesterday, 12:51 AM
    Is it crew-served?
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    Yesterday, 12:46 AM
    I tried Ed's Red for cleaning black powder. In my experience, it immediately turned the fouling to asphalt, and was extremely hard to clean. That was something I was aware of about mixing petroleum products with the fouling, but had to try it for...
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    Yesterday, 12:43 AM
    You may reach forging heat, but forget reaching welding heat. It takes a long time in my regular propane forge to make the heat. I was able to do it much faster in a coal forge, but getting coal became difficult in this area, without buying by the...
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    Yesterday, 12:38 AM
    A Mannlicher doesn't have barrel bands.
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    Yesterday, 12:36 AM
    A big mistake many make with walnut stocks, is immediately thinking they need to use a stain. If the wood has any decent color or figure at all, a simple oil finish brings out it's best qualities. The only walnut I like to stain is some that has...
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    Yesterday, 12:30 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread heck of a day yesterday in Our Town
    Lloyd, ask your doctor about a low carb diet. It was one of the main treatments for epilepsy long before it was touted as a weight loss program. Apparently it was pretty effective.
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    08-13-2017, 10:42 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 303 british in Military Rifles
    I would resize them but only until they just fit. No point in working the brass any more than necessary. Also, probably best to anneal the necks and shoulders before resizing then fireform to your chamber. After that just neck size until they...
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    08-13-2017, 11:55 AM
    longbow replied to a thread 303 british in Military Rifles
    My experience so far with 5 Lee Enfields: - all mine like 0.315" boolits and all run about 0.314" groove with one slightly tighter - My guns shot military surplus ammunition fairly well. I bought some Federal factory rounds that did not shoot...
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    08-13-2017, 11:31 AM
    Yeah, me too but it isn't that hard and it works... at least the hot melt glue tail works. I've as yet to try the gas seals but still want to. That should be easier than casting on a hot melt glue tail. I have so little access to stuff locally...
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    08-12-2017, 01:02 AM
    Considering how many guns I have done, and that one of my jobs at a gun company was experimenting with different finishes, I can tell you it doesn't come easy!
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    08-11-2017, 10:28 PM
    And for good measure .444 rimless and 45 Raptor if you like straight wall cases. The .308 has indeed been turned into a variety of other calibers.
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    08-11-2017, 01:58 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Deer Hunting in Hunting with CB's
    I thought I was a still hunter, but don't match the description. I start hunting from the moment I leave my vehicle. It can take me at least a half hour to cover 100 yards. I use binoculars constantly. I absolutely hate people using a scope for a...
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    08-10-2017, 03:59 PM
    If the rifle groups bad, a different trigger isn't going to change a darned thing. Look elsewhere for the problem. Check benchrest technique. Some people can shoot well from a bench, some can't.
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    08-10-2017, 09:07 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread 3 or 5 shot Groups? in Factory Rifles
    We shoot cast bullets here, so the cost is significantly less!
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    08-09-2017, 09:31 PM
    Okay, reading again, .50 cal but the principle is the same regardless of caliber. Here's part 2: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?71136-Part-2-Paper-patching-for-ML
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    08-09-2017, 09:17 PM
    If you are patching for muzzleloader, do a search for Idahoron. He does a lot of paper patching for .54 cal. muzzleloader and yes, you want to be patching to a hair under bore diameter or you won't be getting that boolit down the barrel very easy....
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    08-09-2017, 07:59 PM
    You might try some of these from BPI: http://www.ballisticproducts.com/HB12-12ga-x-8mm-Wad-Base-250_bag/productinfo/072HB12/ I tried to order some in Canada a couple of years ago and things got a little confused. Canadian BPI dealer hadn't...
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    08-09-2017, 01:38 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread flintlock stock? in Muzzleloading.
    That sounds like the lock was not properly inlet to start with. The bolster must be snug against the barrel. Powder falling down into the lockworks is bad stuff!
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    08-09-2017, 08:02 AM
    The 8mm is really a better 200 yard rifle. Pretty much point blank range. A .45-70 drops a lot in that distance.
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    08-08-2017, 08:18 PM
    I'm back. No fish and somewhat mangled leg! I took a look and found the thread by heathydee but no photos anymore! He had done a pretty good write up. The cylindrical moulds can be made in a variety of flavours. My first one was "blind"...
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    08-08-2017, 01:27 AM
    It's not mine, but I built it. One for sale in the swapping area.
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    08-08-2017, 01:18 AM
    I've done enough of them, I joyfully take a rasp to them, and remove the atrocities!
    5 replies | 379 view(s)
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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
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