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    Today, 07:54 AM
    I think cooling time would be extended, due to the larger mass. Welding a section of angle iron to the end (only on one "cavity") would provide a handle, the open "cavity" would work as a heat sink, and help keep your work surface from charring.
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    Yesterday, 08:32 AM
    When going through AIT at Ft Eustis, wewere told the average life expectancy of a helicopter crewchief or door gunner in Nam, was only 30 minutes.
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    05-22-2020, 09:04 AM
    I would try the muriatic acid. If it bubbles up, it's got zinc in it.
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    05-21-2020, 01:38 PM
    Congrats on the bear, Marko! Never hunted bear, but it's on my wishlist.
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    05-19-2020, 05:24 PM
    Look for the icon that looks like a picture frame and click on it. It will open a dialog box which will ask you whether the pic you want to upload is in your computer or url. In my case, I always chose computer. There is a box that tells you to...
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    05-19-2020, 04:48 PM
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    05-19-2020, 08:22 AM
    I saw one at a local gun show years ago. Can't recall the asking price. I didn't recogize it right away, until I asked the seller about it. I had read about them in a then fairly recent article in the American Rifleman magazine.
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    05-18-2020, 10:24 AM
    I di the same thing NyFirefighter357 does. Use searspartsdirect, find the p/n and buy somewhere else. I recently looked for a solution tank for a Hoover steam vac. They sol. Tanks are prone to leaking. A factory replacement retails for well $100. I...
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    05-17-2020, 09:07 PM
    Not a revolver, but I let a Ruger Red Label slip away from me. Man at a garage sale was asking $600 for it. I kick myself every time I think about it.
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    05-17-2020, 12:26 PM
    Haven't bothered to look up who or where they are made, but I have found a few 9mm cases with the perfecta headstamp. Seems to reload ok, I use it in situations where picking up spent brass is not an option.
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    05-16-2020, 06:20 PM
    I think I would save some of the neat looking items. After melting most of that, you would still have plenty to meet your needs.
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    05-13-2020, 11:55 AM
    With a 100 round clip!
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    05-13-2020, 11:51 AM
    CastingFool replied to a thread ISE Hates plumbing in Our Town
    Btw, I also have an Universal certification to handle refrigerants. I have literally replumbed our 2100 sqft home, re did both the master bathroom and the main bathroom. Replaced our 22yr old WH, installed an iron filter, water softener and...
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    05-12-2020, 06:17 PM
    CastingFool replied to a thread ISE Hates plumbing in Our Town
    I love doing plumbing work! Last year, I installed two 75 gallon WH's for a friend, plus I had to replace my 22 yr old WH, and I did it on my granddaughter's birthday.
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    05-10-2020, 11:15 AM
    Yes, it can be done, as I did to my 700 adl. LA. I found a trigger guard with a floor plate off a 7mm mag, at a lgs.
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    05-08-2020, 09:22 AM
    CastingFool replied to a thread Drill accuracy in Swaging
    How many guys know you can make a twist drill cut oversize holes? All you need to do is hand sharpen the drill bit, making sure the web is slightly off center, that makes one side cut slightly wider than the other.
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    05-07-2020, 09:27 PM
    My number was 32, so I decided to enlist, since then I would have a choice on my military job. Tried the AF recruiter, didn't go well due to some procedural requirement that would take too long, so I spoke with the Army recruiter. That worked out...
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    05-05-2020, 12:36 PM
    I have done some work as a refrigeration tech. Probably leaving the freezer unplugged for a day was what made it work again. I have always heard that you wait a day before plugging in a refrig or freezer that has been on its side. The reason for...
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    05-05-2020, 12:27 PM
    Based on your dimensions, do a search for a A568-045 o ring. Found a package of two for $1.44 plus $5 shipping on eBay. O rings are made out of many different materials, just don't buy Kalrez. I think BunaN would work ok.
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    05-05-2020, 09:44 AM
    Jake, some paint cans are now plastic with a crimped on metal rim, to retain a metal lid. I save and use those to store my freshly cast ingots.
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    05-04-2020, 08:33 PM
    The can I used has been used since the early 80's, but it is not my main tumbler, I also have a Midway 1292.
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    05-04-2020, 08:25 PM
    I made a drum for my thumblers, using an empty one gallon can, lined with rubber gasket material. The idea was to deaden the sound. I also lined the lid. For drive belt, I used a large o-ring. I don't wet tumble
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    05-04-2020, 08:19 PM
    That's a bummer, but glad it wasn't worse.
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    05-04-2020, 08:53 AM
    My question is why would you need a door that thick? Security? The weakest point in a door is the jamb area where the door latches. Anyone bent on getting in, can kick the door and break the jamb, even if you have a deadbolt.
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    05-03-2020, 12:07 PM
    Something similar happens when you have an item that you have saved for years, just in case you need it. finally one day, sick and tired of watching it gather dust, or simply need the room, you get rid of it. Then it is guaranteed that the need...
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    05-02-2020, 05:19 PM
    CastingFool replied to a thread appliance repairman in Our Town
    We have a Samsung refrig. Had it for a couple years and coil froze up. Fam motor died. Replaced it myself and ran ok for quite a while before the coil began to freeze up. Replaced the defrost heater, fam motor and the temp sensor. Have not had any...
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    04-30-2020, 09:00 PM
    CastingFool replied to a thread Fact- checking: in Our Town
    I use Truthorfiction.com they seem pretty reliable.
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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