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    Today, 05:54 PM
    Iím in 4 cav brass hp with handles Kylesavoie at gmail dot com Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-27-2021, 09:05 AM
    Iím in Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-25-2021, 06:37 PM
    Iíll take it pm inbound Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-25-2021, 09:42 AM
    Iíve used gun drills to go up to 24Ē deep on CNC lathes and mills. They will stay straight within a couple thousandths. You need a high pressure coolant system and the ability to sharpen them. Itís not cheap or easy but it can be done. The...
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    02-25-2021, 09:16 AM
    I would be interested in one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-24-2021, 10:23 AM
    mrmachinist replied to a thread more primers in Our Town
    If I could find a non corrosive recipe (that you can buy the chemicals for) to reload primers I would be all about it. I have the stuff to make bp and I think I need one more to make a corrosive primer.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-23-2021, 10:38 PM
    mrmachinist replied to a thread more primers in Our Town
    I wish I had stocked up more. I have several thousand primers and a decent amount of powder and components but I really wish I had really stocked up years ago. I guess if it comes back to normal Iíll stock up for the next round of these times. ...
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    02-23-2021, 10:34 AM
    mrmachinist replied to a thread Machinest help in Swaging
    I went through the school almost 20 years ago. I rarely use anything I learned in school on a day to day basis. I learned a lot more from working in different shops. My advice would be take a class or two for the fundamentals and then attempt...
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    02-21-2021, 09:12 PM
    mrmachinist replied to a thread Bending Bullets? in Cast Boolits
    A friend cast a few bookies for home from his allow and air and water cooled some. Both batches bent after sizing. Iím going to make a new sizer this week hopefully and see if that helps. I did get to function test the ar pistol for...
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    02-20-2021, 01:11 PM
    Iíll do #9. Pm on the way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-20-2021, 09:35 AM
    Yes used metal since I had it. Iím going to try the vibe method along with the silicone mats next. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-20-2021, 01:45 AM
    I tried using the racks and got bare spots where they touched. Is that normal? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-20-2021, 01:44 AM
    mrmachinist replied to a thread Bending Bullets? in Cast Boolits
    The die was brand new and these are the 4 Bullets that it had run through them. Iím really thinking itís an alignment issue. I have designed a new size die that will support the bullet before and after sizing and hopefully keep it straight. ...
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    02-20-2021, 01:39 AM
    This reminds me I need to fix the half nut on my HF lathe. Cleaning the shop out this weekend. Maybe I will be able to get to it again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-20-2021, 01:37 AM
    Ive used PayPal for all sorts of transactions on and off eBay or websites. No issues. Just keep gun purchases discreet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-19-2021, 06:06 PM
    mrmachinist replied to a thread Cold over there in Our Town
    Iím in SW LA. We had about an inch of snow / ice. We lost water for a day but never lost power. We have a wood fireplace and plenty of firewood thanks to hurricanes Laura and Delta. I got a couple days off work to play with my boys. Drug them...
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    02-18-2021, 06:34 PM
    When using PayPal for forum buys or gunbroker never list any info you donít have to. Use pm, email or phone calls to handle the details of the transaction. There is also the option for the buyer to pay the fees so you can have some...
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    02-18-2021, 05:21 PM
    Donít ruin good 6.8 brass. Especially if itís Large primers. That stuff is hard to find I buy all I can. Most use small primers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-17-2021, 01:01 AM
    My heat pump works well in south Louisiana. At 32 degrees it switches to the heat strips automatically. I have been keeping a fire going in our fireplace that has a stove insert with a blower and keeping the central unit fan going to circulate the...
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    02-14-2021, 06:17 PM
    Iíll take it pm inbound Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-14-2021, 10:45 AM
    mrmachinist replied to a thread Machinest help in Swaging
    If you are cutting the part in 1 operation complete then parting it off. The runout doesnít matter because everything you cut will be true. One thing to remember is TIR and concentricity are different things. Whatever you indicate your runout...
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    02-13-2021, 03:34 PM
    mrmachinist replied to a thread Bending Bullets? in Cast Boolits
    Ok sounds like I have a few issues I need to address. Bullets need to be harder, size die is rough and probably undersized and the bullets are not entering the die straight. Iím thinking of making a new size die that has a ďalignment...
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    02-12-2021, 04:53 PM
    mrmachinist replied to a thread I'm a Gunsmith ! in Our Town
    This is the best thing Iíve read today! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-12-2021, 10:13 AM
    mrmachinist replied to a thread Bending Bullets? in Cast Boolits
    Thanks for the responses. I have some lapping compound from working on my old Mauser receivers I can polish it up with. I did try putting some case lube on them tried bare and pcd with the same results. Could the lead be too soft? Just trying...
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    02-11-2021, 11:59 PM
    Hello, I decided to play with a few of my first Bullets I casted a couple weeks ago. I powder coated a few and tried to size them. They are casting at .2795-.280 After PC .282 A lee .278 sizer is sizing them to .276 and they come out bent....
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    02-11-2021, 09:28 AM
    Let me know what you figure out. Iím working on a 6.8 subsonic round. Iím going to pc the bullets 214gr. Iím most worried about the feeding in the ar with a soft alloy. But Iím wanting soft for expansion at subsonic velocity. Sent from my...
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    02-11-2021, 07:56 AM
    I enjoy listening to Greg Laurie. Thanks for posting these everyday. I too believe we are in the end times..... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-10-2021, 07:45 PM
    Iíll take the 30-30 dies. Pm inbound Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-10-2021, 09:33 AM
    mrmachinist replied to a thread Generator ?? in Our Town
    My most recent generator experience was mixed. I live in one of the hardest hit areas for hurricanes Laura and delta. We didnít have power for a month for Laura. I had an old generator I had bought for a storm almost 10 years ago that had 3...
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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