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    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    Nope they are are not extinct. I started seeing tracks about 6 years ago. They stay until the food source gets wise and move on. I think they have chased a few deer around because when I see big cat tracks I quit seeing fresh deer tracks immediately.
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    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    Dip lubing is an art form.. Use a needle noose pliers. Heat your boolits to about 150 Deg F so not too much lube sticks to them. I still dip lube for some odd calibers that I don't have an H&I die. Also, only dip part of the boolit in the lube...
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Here is a pic.. I have one more test with it and it will be for sale...I'll put it up here; http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?146-ALLEEBEE-S-beeswax-lube-amp-products I have my test gun at the gun smiths adding a new barrel. He is...
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    Yesterday, 06:23 AM
    randyrat replied to a thread Cook's portion? in Cookin' Recipe's
    The "Chef's Cut" My favorite piece of the mealThe chef's cut is the portion of the meal that is set for the head chef to taste prior to the meal being served to the guests. This ensures that the guests are being served an exquisite meal that...
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    08-30-2014, 11:47 AM
    I have a deal with a number of beekeepers they sell their honey cheap...It is about $3/lb or less sometimes but shipping is kinda expensive because of containers...That is the reason I don't sell Honey
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    08-30-2014, 07:38 AM
    randyrat replied to a thread Zinc ammo in Cast Boolits
    Heat! 750 F deg or more and then you need to keep your mold hot also. That kind of heat would be kinda hard on your mold eventually. Keep your Zinc away from your other casting equipment, separate your dross and label your zinc alloys...
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  • Idaho Sharpshooter's Avatar
    08-30-2014, 03:07 AM
    hazmat fees are a way to double our cost/their profit margin with out having to provide any service. I think the retail industry is behind it, personally, because I do not remember much of a charge until ordering from a wholesaler got to be popular.
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  • Idaho Sharpshooter's Avatar
    08-30-2014, 03:03 AM
    it would mean I had had a sale and sold about five hundred pounds of powder in the recent past... I load my Ten Bore Double Rifle with an ice cream scoop.
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    08-29-2014, 07:33 AM
    So far TAC X is going to be my mainstay lube and use my TAC 1 for extreme cold weather... I'm working on getting up for sale soon at the same price as TAC 1
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    08-28-2014, 06:58 AM
    randyrat replied to a thread Identifying Beeswax in Boolit Lube !
    Beeswax engulfs other waxes and oils so it is tough to tell if it is pure. Mix it 50/50 with ,for sure, beeswax and use it as though it is real. Just make sure it has no chemical odors if you use it for cosmetics. Melt a little sliver of it and...
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    08-27-2014, 06:48 AM
    Place your boolits in the freezer for an hour before you load. Just be careful of high humidity days. Are you sure you want to mess with a hard lube. Hard lubes have their problems.
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  • Idaho Sharpshooter's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 01:28 AM
    I'm pretty happy with my B&L 6-24. I also have a really clean Lyman 6X perma-center that is going to look awfully good on my very early OM 70 22 Hornet.
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    08-26-2014, 08:10 AM
    randyrat replied to a thread Gout flare up... in Our Town
    I can't say for sure but I think you found the answer; anti-oxidants. Some of the different super food places have supplements with very high anti-oxidants may help and help keep this away, Not proven..The doctors; I don't trust with all their...
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    08-24-2014, 09:24 AM
    I'll PM you with some ideas..
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    08-23-2014, 07:49 PM
    I found that also with humidity you'll have more smoke and , of course, some powders will smoke more..I think the first round fliers will stop once that lube has been used in that gun...In other words, if you take that gun and shoot tomorrow (cold)...
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    08-21-2014, 05:53 PM
    I may have found someone with a tool...I did check all the throats with a .431 pin gauge and they are perfect, all have the same amount of play using that gauge (very little play)...I can't seem to find a bad alignment with this SRH and this one...
    11 replies | 518 view(s)
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    08-21-2014, 04:36 PM
    I'll give the Fire lapping a try and paper patch, maybe one of them will clean it up enough to make it shoot..I did figure in the rifling would have a bad effect on a shot gun, I figured it could be fun rifle for close range and a lot of smoke....
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    08-21-2014, 07:32 AM
    OMG the kits is $255, of course, it does cover several calibers..I'm interested as I can't find anyone around here that has a tool for a 44 mag that is 11%.. I'll keep looking or I may have to do it myself (I admit I'm no gunsmith or machinist) I...
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    08-21-2014, 07:16 AM
    OH yeah, all the lands and grooves are good and the gun looks safe, but the dang bore just looks like an old war zone, dark in many spots. I can't quite tell if it is pitted or just real dark in spots. One thing I have not tried yet is shooting a...
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    08-20-2014, 09:19 PM
    I bought a Knight muzzle loader .50 cal inline (uses little orange disk to hold primers) at a very cheap price..In fact, the box of stuff that came with it is worth more than the rifle..This muzzle loader has a real nasty bore. I tried using valve...
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    08-20-2014, 05:47 PM
    I have a kit ready to go...No rear lug it is not a Match receiver
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  • Idaho Sharpshooter's Avatar
    08-20-2014, 01:33 AM
    If you are up there, make him take you to Regazzi's after the first lesson...
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  • Idaho Sharpshooter's Avatar
    08-20-2014, 01:31 AM
    It would be a fun experiment, and you are only really out the cost of a reamer. I have run a few 8x57 cases thru a 308 FL sizer die just to look at. My thought was to use the Loverin style bullet, and see if it would shoot more...
    15 replies | 1533 view(s)
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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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
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