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  • frankenfab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:47 PM
    I bet firing that would leave marks on the cases. Absolutely unacceptable. Any machinist or gunsmith could have easily made a correctly fitting part. Frank-certified machinist.
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  • frankenfab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    frankenfab replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    Copperheads are only slightly hard to identify just before they sluff. Their patterns aren't as distinct then. They don't look anything like rat snakes. It's not like they are rare.
    48 replies | 1804 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 10:19 PM
    "Home stretch" Great ...looks like it's time for me to jump in. I'm in for 2 HBG
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 09:50 PM
    I do as skeettx outlines above... Except I have previously clicked "Save search preferences" at bottom of screen, so it's just two clicks of the mouse to search the threads I've posted in, that have new activity. Which is nice, because I do this...
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  • HollowPoint's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 03:33 PM
    Lee Enfield 3D Printed Extended 15 Round Magazine. I was sure that my last iteration of this Extended Magazine print would work; especially since I integrated those two friction reducing vertical grooves on the rear inside wall but he freaken...
    69 replies | 3888 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 11:05 AM
    Just a heads up ...Be careful... if you decide to add a hotplate to your casting setup. Because a 16 gauge extension cord is a bit light to run both (Lee pot and a 1000+ watt hot plate), actually a 14 gauge is probably a bit light as well. My hot...
    26 replies | 508 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 10:47 AM
    Yes to the Craftsman... Last month, a neighbor moved out, he had a pile of 'free' stuff by the curb. One item was a old craftsman table saw...I must have looked at it for an hour, but choose not to take it (I have too much stuff as it is)...and...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 04:18 PM
    I don't recall exactly what OAL my Ruger 9e prefers when I use with the Lee 358-125-RF, but I do recall it wasn't at the crimp groove. Just assemble a some dummy rounds with various OAL and then do a plunk test with your gun, to find your OAL. ...
    8 replies | 350 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 11:41 AM
    My 2˘, I would steer clear of anything over 250gr in a 44 Mag Levergun that has a 1:38 Twist barrel. While some have had success with heavies, I have not...maybe it's me? BUT, since you have the mold, load some of your AC COWW boolits with a...
    9 replies | 203 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 11:25 AM
    I have to ask if the "hint of red dust, but just a hint", was actually an early indication of propellant break down or just some iron oxide from being stored in a steel can that had some internal surface rust? Years ago, I purchased a very old...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 09:26 PM
    Made some tonight. Great Northern Beans in chicken stock with a couple chicken thighs. some onion, red bell peppers and one jalapeno.
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  • frankenfab's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 07:21 PM
    Gbrown, I always use Lawry's seasoned salt, bout a tablespoon. Agree with you about the spice profile making a big difference .
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  • frankenfab's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 06:40 PM
    frankenfab replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    Copperheads are dangerous because they will lie still and let you step on them. I have witnessed them false rattling. One night I went out to the front porch of my shop, which had a lot of leaves on it at the time, to look for something. I didn't...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 11:35 AM
    Home Depot, Lowes, and WalMart commonly buy name brand products built to a price point and rebranded.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 10:53 AM
    I moved your thread.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 10:22 AM
    I've seen vintage collections of half-jackets for sale in the S&S section on occasion. I don't know of anyone manufacturing and selling them? Here are a couple threads with some info on making them. ...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 06:00 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    We only have copper headed rattle mocacines here. It's a daycare facility and we don't abide them regardless of color or size.
    48 replies | 1804 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 10:39 AM
    Optics Planet has the 311 in stock.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 09:11 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread mountain lion in NH in Our Town
    There are lots of common things that didn't exist here a few centuries ago, including white men, politicians and there are also many things now missing that were once common. It's not evolution, just that not everything follows modern mans rules....
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 08:55 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Friends in Tennessee in Our Town
    I never tried chow chow with a hotdog, but nothing goes better with beans of any kind.
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  • HollowPoint's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 06:06 PM
    This Lee Enfield Extended 15 round magazine project is kicking my butt. I printed out the magazine body that I uploaded those previous computer renderings of; the ones with the integral internal tracks inside on the rear wall of the magazine...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 02:30 PM
    If I were to experiment with exotic boolits, I wouldn't use any for self-defense and I wouldn't sell any and I wouldn't use any while hunting game where a license is required. The bulk of the laws pertaining to such, are written around those...
    12 replies | 623 view(s)
  • frankenfab's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 08:47 AM
    This. Gotta have some grease in there. I use a heaping tablespoon of bacon grease, when I have it. Or butter.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:36 PM
    why would you want to blend Aluminum and lead? I've heard of others casting Zinc cannon balls. If I didn't want to reinvent the wheel? I'd use Zinc.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 09:55 PM
    When I make dry Beans (pintos or navy or cowpeas), I use a regular pressure cooker and add the correct amount of water and do the quick soak version in the pressure cooker (2 minutes at Pressure). After I drain the beans after the quick soak, I run...
    17 replies | 419 view(s)
  • PatMarlin's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 12:32 PM
    Good Deal Jon...! Lots of people lost everything they own, including friends of mine. One friend and his wife lost their whole home and machine shop. I've just lost time in my shop. Feel very fortunate. Pat
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 11:17 AM
    If you have the correct Mill bit, it is very easy. Ranch Dog offered that service on his molds when he was selling 6 cav Lee customs in his designs...I have one 41 mag 155gr RF mold from him that had the GC shank Milled for PB. If this mold is...
    16 replies | 508 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:40 AM
    I agree, and am glad the two I own were purchased when they were valued under $1k BUT...Be patient, while I don't think the 'online' prices will go down much for older nice 57 and 657 and 58, I do think, that since there is a GOP president and...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:27 AM
    Shark Tank :holysheep Since others are suggesting some 'far-out' ideas, I'll throw that one out there ;) LOL :p :lovebooli
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:23 AM
    I have not...I do plan to transfer it to Capital One and keep it, as it has a large credit limit...but I doubt it'll get much use, other than for credit report purposes. I have a couple other accounts with Capital One and have the online...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:16 AM
    Some years ago, I bought a unfired S&W Model 25-3 125th Anniversary Commemorative in presentation box (made in 1977?), 45 colt. It was beautiful, but had WAAAAY oversized throats, like .455 and they each varied more than they should. I re-sold it...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:02 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    While I haven't had my coffee yet...I'm not even into this cortisone shot 24 hours yet, as the Doc said it'll feel great in the first few hours, due to a numbing agent...and it did, but the real effect may take 2 to ten days...and this morning, it...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 09:50 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    Speaking of different procedures/injections...I don't recall the name or many of the details, but my friend had something like Tennis elbow, caused at work, by lifting/adjusting heavy rolls of paper above head level. He had a procedure that removed...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 12:02 AM
    I am not a fan of RCBS dies, due to their internal groove that can catch a GC. But the few I have had, all fit and worked in my Lyman 45. I've never owned a RCBS LAM. Also, check prices at Optics planet for Lyman dies. some of the sizes are...
    5 replies | 233 view(s)
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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