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    Yesterday, 02:38 PM
    What I saw was a 3D printed jig that allowed the 308 brass to be held at the correct length and cut with the HF saw. Each cut piece was ejected by the next piece inserted. There was some kind of a detent pin that registered off the extractor...
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    Yesterday, 02:18 PM
    If your $1/lb source is smelting WWs, his supply will run out before you expect it to. Are you willing to keep paying him to sort them for you? The only dependable source is your own inventory stockpilled before they are unobtainable.
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    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    I've got several of the none gun liberals covered and still looking for more. Just trying to improve on the average.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:37 PM
    I doubt you can.
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Lead in Our Town
    Nothing more satisfying than turning trash into treasure. When cast and successfully fired down range it puts a smile on your face that is recognized by everyone there.
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    Yesterday, 01:14 PM
    Last time I looked (a long time ago) there was carbs and alcohol both in there. I can eat birthday cake in very small pieces without the icing, but shortly thereafter they show up in my blood tests. Some folks can exercise enough to burn up the...
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    Yesterday, 01:05 PM
    Yes, I built it. Douglas Premium barrel, Chambers lock.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
    Not all aluminum is created equal, but an AR Lower doesn't place heavy demands on its material. Low recoil and its main function is to hold the trigger group in place. There are functioning units made of plastic and fiber, so any metal should work.
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    Yesterday, 09:38 AM
    $2200 shipped and insured.
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  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 AM
    Ben replied to a thread Twist and stability? in Cast Boolits
    The individual rifle always ends up with the final say.........
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    06-26-2017, 06:59 PM
    Oh I agree that it shouldn't be a fix all, but what it fixes is generally isolated to either a small Case Bulge caused by a loose or unsupported chamber or when the guy seated the bullet cockeyed. I don't have either of those problems but a new...
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    06-26-2017, 06:33 PM
    Tom: you did realize I was sizing .45-70 cases in that video and I assure that any pistol case is almost going to fall thru. It takes very little effort to size .44 magnum cases and less if you lube them first. Love Life uses his to size and...
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    06-26-2017, 03:55 PM
    I have this .36 for sale.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-26-2017, 08:12 AM
    I can't even remember the last brew I had. Diabetes sure cramps your lifestyle. I do however remember how good it was on a hot day. Someone have one for me, and tell me how much I would have enjoyed it.
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  • KenH's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 10:46 PM
    I'm just amazed at shooting cast at those velocities. All my cast shooting has been less than 2,000 fps, and staying in the 1800 fps range MOA wasn't a problem, and even show clover leaf 3 shots groups at 100 yds.
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    06-25-2017, 08:15 PM
    I can list a page of things that can't (according to some) be done, but at least one of us did it. NOT SAYING it should be done or recommending it, but everything new had a single mind pondering the question "what if". Where would we be if...
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  • KenH's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 03:24 PM
    Isn't the "convection" portion of an oven nothing but a small fan that runs to cause the heat to be more evenly distributed around the oven to prevent hot spots from the heating elements?
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  • KenH's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 02:56 PM
    Larry - As usual, you're right the Trapdoor was used big time during the "Indian Wars" of the west. When I said "Cluster's Last Stand", I was thinking of the Indian Wars. I suspect "Cluster's Last Stand" might be one of the most well known of the...
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    06-25-2017, 12:17 PM
    Rule #1 By a safe at least 2-3 times as big as you think you'll need. #2 No safe is totally safe. It is only to inconvenience the would-be thief, and you. #3 All safe locks will eventually need service and it's...
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    06-25-2017, 11:05 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Lead in Our Town
    It's a habit that becomes a lifestyle. I really get "the look" when I stop and pick up WWs at an intersection. I guess at 75 I'm supposed to be more mature. I remember when WWs were thrown in the garbage at every tire service center. They would...
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    06-25-2017, 10:44 AM
    The first 8 years I tried everything available from inventory control at an auto dealership to machine operator, without satisfaction. The next 39.5 was spent as a wood carver/pattern maker/mold builder for a plastics mfg. The third week of...
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  • KenH's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 09:38 AM
    Good idea - I'd not thought of it, but Cluster's last Stand - was that perhaps the most Trapdoors were using in battle?
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  • KenH's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 09:36 AM
    Thanks for the update NikA - I can't think of any allow that would allow melting in toaster oven at 400F. Pure tin doesn't melt that low. If you oven will maintain a 475F temp (25 above 450 setpoint?), that may or may not be indicative of what...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 05:48 PM
    I also have a Rhineland Kit that is half done and on a hold until I have time and patience to make it feed. Another way to go with this project is to make it a single shot by making a shoe/feed ramp to sit on top of the mag well. The last 2...
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    06-24-2017, 02:20 PM
    Bazoo: anything will work, you just have to be judicious in it's application. I would apply any lubricant I chose with a small paint brush or toothpick. I use Vaseline on my BPM Hand Presses during assembly, but it would get on you with...
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    06-24-2017, 02:12 PM
    OK,,, that is cool !!! Randy
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    06-24-2017, 02:06 PM
    The Lee FCD for pistols is nothing more than a Taper Crimp Die with a carbide ring installed to iron out any bulges that might occur. If you don't want that feature then another brand of dies with a dedicated taper crimp die would be the way to...
    18 replies | 414 view(s)
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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