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    05-24-2020, 08:28 PM
    I have a couple of tire shops that give me their wheel weights. It is now about 50% lead and 50% trash I throw away. Still better than paying but I hate to think about what is in the bucket.
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    05-24-2020, 07:27 PM
    wv109323 replied to a thread Cleaning Kit in Our Town
    I have a small tackle box that i put my daily cleaning stuff in. I keep enough patches for several cleaning sessions. I use a choke tube holder for all the brushes, jags and mops. I use a tool box for all the bulk stuff and surplus.
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    05-20-2020, 07:19 PM
    I don't get caught up so much in the covenants. I believe in one covenant " The just shall live by faith". With that all men of all generations could have salvation. Starting with Abel, a sacrifical system was in place for the redeeming of sin. Job...
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    05-16-2020, 02:48 AM
    I like the 45 acp cartridge over the .40 s&w but that is a personal thing. The full length guide rod is unnecessary and makes disassembley more difficult but other than that it looks good. There is no such thing as a bad 1911.
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    05-16-2020, 01:29 AM
    wv109323 replied to a thread RV shopping. Madness. in Our Town
    There is a downside to a camping trailor that is self contained. There has to be a storage tank of some type. Think of what goes into it and how you are going to dispose of it. A lot of work with a lot of unpleasant smells. You may use the shower...
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    05-13-2020, 11:54 PM
    wv109323 replied to a thread Mp 452. 155 swc mold in Cast Boolits
    My guess is that the 155 g. bullet will feed in your firearm. The 200 g. And 155 g. bullet noses are about the same length so their feeding should be close.
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    05-12-2020, 11:52 PM
    I would preheat the pot the first time around just to drive out any water that may be trapped underneath the ceramic.
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    05-11-2020, 09:20 PM
    wv109323 replied to a thread Mp 452. 155 swc mold in Cast Boolits
    I have the mold you are talking about from MiHec. It casts to 165 to 168 g. with my alloy. I size and lube at .4522." I have no trouble with the bullet feeding in my tuned bullseye pistols. I loaded them with 4.5 g of bullseye powder. I crimped the...
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    05-11-2020, 06:15 PM
    wv109323 replied to a thread Sooty case mouth 9mm in Cast Boolits
    The soot will not hurt anything. The brass case acts as a seal that should keep all combustion ( and pressure ) going down the barrel. The brass swells to form a tight seal and then contracts. Soot on the side of a case indicates some blow by. If it...
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    05-11-2020, 06:00 PM
    If you want people to look at you as though you had two heads: Take a target out to 50 yards Shoot at it with a pistol with cast bullets And use one hand
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    05-11-2020, 05:44 PM
    How many rolls of toilet paper will fit in a 5 gallon bucket and how much will it weight? Can I carry a 5 gallon bucket of TP?
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    05-11-2020, 05:31 PM
    wv109323 replied to a thread Hvac in Our Town
    You should be able to take make and model and get a part number of valve as original. From that you should be able to find the equivelent in NG or LP as needed. Beware that many old part numbers are obsolete and make sure the updated unit is...
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    05-05-2020, 06:36 PM
    I will add my experience. This is for rounded bases and not so much with voids in the base. I expect voids in the base will affect accuracy more than rounded bases. I shoot NRA Bullseye so 50 yard accuracy is important. For one casting session, (...
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    05-05-2020, 05:42 PM
    I suspect that the bullet is too small for the bore. That can be caused by three problems; 1.) The actual bore is over .355" and the bullet is not getting the correct rotation. This should be associated with lead in the bore after firing several...
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    05-05-2020, 05:20 PM
    wv109323 replied to a thread Freezer Troubleshooting in Our Town
    One other thing that is a cheap fix on some models. The themostat controls a relay that applies power to the compressor. That relay can fail. On mine the relay was located beside the compressor. It also had a smell of hot electrical that could be...
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    05-05-2020, 05:16 PM
    wv109323 replied to a thread Freezer Troubleshooting in Our Town
    When cycling the coils condense and the water is drained via a plastic tube to and external pan under the freezer. If that plastic line gets clogged when the condebsation freezes up the coils and the fan can not blow cold air into the freezer. See...
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    05-05-2020, 12:08 AM
    wv109323 replied to a thread More mag ID in Our Town
    As stated I think the first two are for a Bob Day conversion. I have never seen one but it looks like they have an insert in a regular .45 acp magazine. The other two are as stated; a modified .38 super to.38 special. The other is a Colt mid-range.
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    05-05-2020, 12:01 AM
    wv109323 replied to a thread Colt ACE mags in Our Town
    Are you willing to sel them?l
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    05-04-2020, 11:58 PM
    wv109323 replied to a thread Central AC blower died in Our Town
    Usually there is one capacitor for the fan and compressor. Sometimes the capacitir is swollen or stinking when bad. There is a fuse for control circuit. The buzzing may be a transformer. Good luck.
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    05-03-2020, 08:29 PM
    wv109323 replied to a thread More mag ID in Our Town
    Not sure on the first two but they appear to be for some type of 22 conversion for the 1911. Are they a.45 magazine with an insert? If so I think Bob Day did that. The bottom three look like Colt Ace. The middle two: one is a .38 super which is...
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    05-03-2020, 08:17 PM
    To me the size of the chain is more important than the brand of saw. Get a saw that takes a larger size to sharpen the blade. Saws under $200 are usually disposable if you can not work on them yourself. Most saws will have fuel line or carburator...
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    05-02-2020, 11:18 PM
    wv109323 replied to a thread Colt ACE mags in Our Town
    If you think Colt Ace mags are expensive try a Remington 37 or and early Browning BLR. Remington 37 mags are usually $200 and there was a Browning mag on Ebay For $495.
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    04-29-2020, 11:08 PM
    wv109323 replied to a thread King Snake in Our Town
    Black snakes will also eat other snakes. I have seen them eating garter snakes and pictures of them eating copperheads.
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    04-29-2020, 02:10 AM
    Most commercial bullet casters use virgin alloy that is high on the hardness scale. Most time it is harder than you need except in the faster magnum calibers. So you can start your loads as you would with jacketed bullets, since the commercial...
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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