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    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
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    05-28-2020, 03:56 PM
    I agree -- and do as -- posted by Finster101, Chris S, and MaryB! Two notes -- 1st, a huge copy/agree with suggestion from MaryB to never ever put items to be cooked on a grill which is not already at cooking temperature! Of special/particular...
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    05-28-2020, 08:30 AM
    centershot -- I once bought a Remington Model 8 which was 6 1/2 smidgeons (technical measurement) too short ;) -- I gather, in the old days, folks had shorter arms? In any case, I had purchased previously a bag of "leather scraps and pieces" at a...
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    05-28-2020, 08:18 AM
    Three44s -- in my wee collection, I do in fact have a Lyman #418 top punch. You had written, "Is there someone with a #418 TP that can look at or post a picture to give me an idea what I am up against?" Photography skills are not my best -- but I...
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    05-28-2020, 07:46 AM
    Chill Wills and smoked turkey -- I appreciate the "positive feedback" on my efforts to attempt answering Mozz's querey. However, I do feel another HOWEVER is needed ;). To wit, I was very, very "scared" vis possibly providing inaccurate info,...
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    05-26-2020, 07:57 PM
    My wife has been creating quite a few objects of art ;) using scrap pieces of plywood and the Delta scroll saw I had picked up for younger son at least twenty years back. She came in with a few new creations this morning, then spending some time...
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    05-26-2020, 05:27 PM
    Generally, what works for me (Windows 10 OS) is to get the picture I wish to upload as large as possible on screen (using Ctrl plus the "+" key). I then hold down the "Windows" key -- it's the one between Ctrl and Alt at lower left on your...
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    05-25-2020, 07:17 AM
    country gent -- Bion, the two drill presses in my shop are in fact my MOST used power tool! That being said, my floor model is a Rockwell I purchased brand new in the very early 1970s, and it sports a very high quality chuck upgrade, foot feed,...
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    05-25-2020, 07:03 AM
    In the "Empire State" lead seems to be viewed similarly as highly contagious, fatal diseases and deadly poisons out to get you! Be it "lead remediation" for simple (?) house paints; NO lead in fishing sinkers; and -- most germane here -- NO lead in...
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    05-24-2020, 05:04 PM
    I bought a CZ452 Varmint, and put a Weaver Classic 3-9x Rimfire scope atop it, and a Harris Bi-pod under. So impressed, I purchased a second, identical set-up for a son. I had a Winchester 52B .22 lr S/n 52xxxB made in 1943 (424 made) w/ Litschert...
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    05-24-2020, 07:52 AM
    Oops and apologies to winelover vis my lack of correctness ;)! I referenced Minerat's post #22, which was what I -- no harm intended -- referenced. Regardless, bion I amassed a fair collection of soda straws when I purchased my RCBS electronic...
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    05-23-2020, 03:27 PM
    Thank you, minerat, and fjruple! Albeit I own the FX chrony for airguns -- -- I am hoping the LabRadar will work with, at least, my three .22 Benjamin Marauders (two are the pistol version). ...
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    05-23-2020, 10:23 AM
    In my many years as an electronics tech, I amassed quite a few pounds of Rosin core solder -- bion, the last 10 inches or so from machine dispensers were generally discarded -- slowed production to use -- so a good many ended up (OK with management)...
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    05-23-2020, 10:07 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Flux in Casting Equipment
    kevin c -- You, indeed, brought up a great point I was remiss in not mentioning. To wit, I make my alloy up in a cut-Freon-bottle (from DavyCrockett on this site :) ) over a propane stove -- outdoors in driveway, where I do my best guesstimate of...
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    05-23-2020, 07:13 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Flux in Casting Equipment
    ... as do I. And, I pretty much always also use some of that red wax from Edam or Gouda cheese balls (if I have some left) -- or candle-butts, etc. -- "any" wax. HOWEVER, albeit many write not-so-great things about the product, I have had several...
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    05-23-2020, 06:59 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Boxes for molds in Our Town
    MidwayUSA purveys storage boxes which might work on smaller moulds (I use them for cast/sized/lubed bullets) -- -- but, I like to keep handles on my moulds and have all of mine in Plano boxes --...
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    05-22-2020, 07:43 PM
    I checked this afternoon, and the version in mine is " 1.2.4 ". Interesting to me (???) the copyright is 2015. They haven't updated in five years? geo
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    05-22-2020, 01:53 PM
    In my post, here above (#4), I wrote, "I have one in my "load on tailgate of truck kit". Perhaps I might have added my truck kit's major component is one of Mr. Buchanan's Lock n Load presses :) -- the Lee seems as it was made for it, and works...
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    05-22-2020, 08:58 AM
    Labradar update: Three-fold, 1st - with pretty much "everything" seeming ever so slowed down both from supply shortages and the Pandemic affects -- USPS delivered my LabRadar yesterday -- four days from my order to MidwayUSA! :) Second, all I...
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    05-22-2020, 08:09 AM
    abunaitoo -- I believe the Lee unit Bazoo questions is a nifty addition to a press, enabling primer seating by simply screwing it in! A YouTube on this may be viewed at: . I have one in my "load on...
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    05-20-2020, 08:18 AM
    Bazoo -- prefacing with "ignorance writing" -- years back I left powder in loading press powder measures for not too long a period, to observe the clear plastic had been forever discoloured from some sort of chemical interaction from the powder. ...
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    05-20-2020, 08:05 AM
    Throwing another wrench in the mix, so to speak, I had similar challenge, albeit mine is a 550B. I had added new-to-me calibre addition, and the new powder measure came with their "new and improved" fail-safe modification. Right from the git-go, I...
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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
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