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    06-17-2018, 10:36 PM
    Good sources: Enco Travers ...
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    06-17-2018, 09:24 PM
    Plastic?!?!?!!? My 4 Tarus brand short and long guns have ZERO ZIP NADA plastic anywhere in them! Guess you are looking at the wrong models? I claim no knwoledge of any Tarus semi pistols. I HATE semi automatics in ANY brand and own very few...
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    06-17-2018, 05:49 PM
    Funny how those that have never owned or even handled a Tarus can bash them so! I own 4 different tarus-made weapons and they have all performed perfectly right out of the box. No fitting and fixing as others moan about. I give a thumb’s up to the...
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    06-17-2018, 05:39 PM
    Problem with any “T” handle tap holders is: you need the clearence between the top of the tap and the mill/drill chuck to get the “T” holder in there. Most small mini-mills do not allow that distance available to the user. I can do that on my BIG...
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    06-17-2018, 05:19 PM
    Download the FREE alloy calcuator on here........and this and all future questions on mixing alloys will be answered for you! Good tool everybody that melts lead should have Avaialble. I use it all the time. Bangerjim
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    06-17-2018, 01:48 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Hot plate temp in Casting Equipment
    Just remember IR guns do NOT read shiny surfaces worth a darned. You have to shoot at black or very dark surfaces to get an accurate reading. It's called "black body radiation effect".......from your HS and College physics classes, remember? ...
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    06-17-2018, 01:42 PM
    Most common respirators will do nothing for that......unless you are using a professional pure O2 breathing apparatus like firemen use! Just grin and bare it. PC does not smell that bad. I do it all the time with no breathing apparatus at all. ...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 01:36 PM
    Nothing to disconnect!!!!!!!! To START taps - you simply make sure you have not moved the head, table, or vice holding the work you just drilled the hole in, remove the drill bit, chuck the tap, and using the chuck key's long shank stuck into one...
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    06-17-2018, 08:18 AM
    Smoke4320 replied to a thread Electronic Earmuff in Our Town
    Howard Leight's great for outdoor pistol. Cups are a little big for rifle shooting . cups hit stock interfere with good sight picture. Peltor 6 or 7 much better for rifle but much more expensive Right now i have caldwell (fairly useless....
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    06-16-2018, 10:13 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Hot plate temp in Casting Equipment
    Most people that use containers around their molds are casting in COLD climates with drafts and winds. That helps (?) to minimize heat loss to the surrounding cold air. The intimate contact of the mold with the hot plate transfers far more heat...
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    06-16-2018, 10:02 PM
    A round column allows you to swivel the head side to side over the table for unusal setups. I have never done that. But it can offer different capabilities for “unique” set-ups and needs. The dovetailed square columns allow for acurate and...
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    06-16-2018, 11:12 AM
    Items #2 and 6 still for sale
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    06-15-2018, 07:58 PM
    I never use drill chucks to hold end milling cutters! A big no-no to the precision machinist world. Always use R8 milling cutter holders (or collets) with the appropriate hole in it to fit the cutter. I have a big set that goes from 1/8” thru 1”....
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    06-15-2018, 02:23 PM
    First thing I would try is using a RCBS #3 shellholder or any other shellholder that fits a 22-250, 243, 6mm Rem, 25-06, 270, 280, 308, 30-06 8mm mauser .. Some times its just a mismatch of shellholder and die its worth a few minutes to try
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    06-15-2018, 02:12 PM
    Jmac2112 .. I shoot mostly rifles .. many moons ago I was a 1000 yd competitor.. accuracy is a absolute must in that game so when I started shooting cast many of the same loading methods were employed in my testing.. to get to the point on a...
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    06-15-2018, 01:33 PM
    Excellent trade .. both benefited ..way to go
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    06-15-2018, 01:17 PM
    jmac2112 Looks like an interesting concept .. Please keep us apprised of the end results ..
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    06-15-2018, 01:12 PM
    I loaded several thousand rds on the original lee load all in 12 ga .. trick was finding right components for a good crimp. once found you just stick with the same components and load away.. my favorite hull was the old Blue Peters .. Now I...
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    06-15-2018, 12:39 PM
    Smoke4320 replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    we had 2 business lines .. were getting 20 to 30 auto dial calls a day. Switched over to VOIP lines (1-VOIP is the company we went with) they have NOMOROBO service along with manual blocking , black lists ect .. Now I might get 1 day... most days...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    06-14-2018, 07:48 PM
    Well, as several said before above, the little red (not the larger green one ) HF mill with R8 quill is probably one of the best for a starter. Small, inexpensive, uses R8, and can do precision drilling AND light to medium milling. And once you grow...
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    06-14-2018, 03:26 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread PC help ! in Our Town
    I hate 10. My wife's new computer has it on there, as does my new Surface my son gave me for Christmas. HATE.......HATE......HATE! I do pretty much everything for business presentations to customers and seminars on my iPads. I use 7PRO on my...
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    06-14-2018, 03:19 PM
    Horizontals are nice and have their place. But if one was to make room for in a shop and buy a mill, the hands-down choice today would be a good vertical mill. Bridgeport comes to mind!!!!! You can do darned near anything on a good rugged vertical...
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    06-13-2018, 09:47 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Hot plate temp in Casting Equipment
    Seat-o-the-pants for me. But I have measured it in the past and it is at least 550F. Just under the temp where my feed ingots start to melt. I don’t ever worry about reading exact temps even though I have all the industrial test eqipment to do it...
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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