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  • HollowPoint's Avatar
    Today, 11:04 AM
    I'm sorry if I sounded like I was accusing anyone here of being a "Self-Appointed-Know-It-All." Generally speaking the castboolits forum is one of the most idea-friendly internet sites I've ever come across. I think this is in large part because...
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    Yesterday, 01:57 PM
    I finally got the Carbon-Fiber 3D Print filament I ordered off of Ebay about a month ago. Now I have to figure out the correct temperature settings to get it to print the way I want it to. These filaments generally come with recommended...
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    07-13-2018, 11:18 AM
    The mouse got me again... lol
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    07-13-2018, 10:49 AM
    PatMarlin replied to a thread Dream... in Our Town
    It's been said the dreams are real visits... I like to think that.
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    07-12-2018, 12:06 PM
    PatMarlin replied to a thread Dream... in Our Town
    Dreams are of course a strange thing when someone passes. My sis and I used to have the same dreams when we were kids. When our grandfather passed, within a few days we had nearly the exact same dream of him. My sis has not had a dream of Dad yet...
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    07-11-2018, 10:13 AM
    Just thought I would add for another option if you have a plain base mold, I have customers who order PB molds for their 458 Socom rifles and get great results with PB checks, and my 458 SocomPB caliber dies. PB checks perform great when you have...
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    07-11-2018, 10:01 AM
    Awesome Kyle..!
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    07-10-2018, 11:17 PM
    PatMarlin replied to a thread Dream... in Our Town
    ... :-)
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    07-10-2018, 10:35 PM
    PatMarlin started a thread Dream... in Our Town
    Had a dream last night, the first since my Dad passed that I can remember him being in. Were were at a range and he had the coolest handgun. It was a .357 Colt Python, that had what seemed like a 16" Barrel. I asked if I could shoot it and he...
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    07-10-2018, 10:25 PM
    Oh... just looked and your 270 dies shipped Kyle (sigep1764). Picked up yesterday I think. You should have gotten a tracking email. Thanks for your business..!
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    07-10-2018, 10:05 PM
    Thanks for the comments...I've got the best customers with much support, and I really get very few emails regarding order status. I think most folks that know me, know I bust my butt and I'm very concerned with filling orders as fast as possible. ...
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    07-10-2018, 03:51 PM
    Update... Glad to announce my new machine is finally, FINALLY online and making beautiful parts and I'm rapidly getting caught up. It' s been an 8 week ordeal and I've been at it daily, seriously. The seller of my replacement machine failed to...
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    07-07-2018, 04:14 PM
    That's interesting. I didn't know such a thing was possible but, for the applications I've been using ABS filament for it's difficult to imaging how it would be useful in my case. Since this "Annealing" process tends to alter the original...
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    07-05-2018, 11:20 AM
    samari46: As Mr Sheesh has already stated, there are lots of different types of filaments now but the basic ones are PLA and ABS. I got a roll of each included in the package that came with my printer. I'm afraid that when I make my posts here...
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    07-04-2018, 09:34 PM
    Once you get your 3D printer up and running maybe I can send you the STL file of this magazine and its' components and you can print one out and test it in your K31. (I'm assuming that you own a K31) It would be nice to get confirmation from...
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    07-04-2018, 10:19 AM
    I was skimming over some of the Carbon Fiber filament being sold on Ebay. I went ahead and ordered a roll of cheap Chinese carbon fiber 3D print filament. It will most likely take a month to get to my place but now I can test my theory about that...
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    07-02-2018, 06:50 PM
    It turned out that, "The Third Time Was NOT The Charm." It actually took a fourth attempt after tweaking and re-tweaking my CAD models. I finally got it to work. :-D I mentioned in my previous post that I had identified a potential weak link...
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    06-28-2018, 09:40 PM
    My second attempt at 3D printing my K31 12 round extended magazine needed alot of tweaking via a file, some sandpaper and some foul language. I got it to work but my real objective was to get a useable print straight out of the printer with a...
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    06-24-2018, 08:58 PM
    If I were to try to make such an air rifle I think I'd most likely try to figure out a way to attach my air supply remotely. What I mean is that I'd try to set up my air supply so as to be able to carry it in my back pack with a high pressure air...
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    06-24-2018, 12:33 PM
    My Lee Enfield project is just something on my list of things I want to try to print. I haven't actually started drawing up any models or anything like that but I'm sure it will be somewhat similar to the present K31 mag project I'm working on now....
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    06-23-2018, 10:46 PM
    You could be right. On the other hand, you could be wrong. I don't really know myself and the only way to find out is to try. The lips of these plastic home made magazines feel pretty rigid to me but I suppose if enough heat is generated in the...
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    06-23-2018, 04:17 PM
    I don't really know how or if they'll hold up under load and recoil. I have identified what I think will be the weakest link in the whole assembly of components used in this project. That weakness is found in the latch that pivots on the side of...
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    06-23-2018, 12:58 PM
    A little over a month ago I finally got the money together to buy/invest in my first 3D printer. The learning curve is kind of steep but I've finally gotten to where I've started getting some decent prints out of it; not perfect prints just decent...
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I joined as a semi-newbie. Now I've been here long enough to consider myself knowledgeable about bullet casting.

With the help of some of the more experienced bullet casters on this site, I've developed some tools and bullets for my own personal use. Among them are a Soft-Pointing tool, Boat-Tailed Gas Checks and dies, Air Gun Pellet Swager, Match-Grade Air gun Trigger, K31 scope mounts and a few other things I've posted about.

The learning never ends and the ideas keep coming. Unfortunately for me, there isn't enough time in the day to tackle them all.
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What the world calls "Global Warming", we in Arizona call "Summer Time."
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Hunting, Fishing, Reloading,Tinkering, Inventing
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I'm a self-employed auto upholster by trade. Also an automotive after-market products installer

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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