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    05-12-2018, 09:07 PM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Safety Wire Pliers in Our Town
    Used the safety wire pliers a lot on offshore drilling machinery. When hoisting over 750,000 pounds all of the hoisting machinery needs to stay together. Common tool for offshore equipment assembly.
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    05-08-2018, 11:25 PM
    Been powder coating cast bullets with the electronic spray gun. Have powder coated 8000 bullets, still have 2000 117 grain 30 caliber bullets to powder coat tomorrow. Save these thin tall bullets for last, hard to do, they want to fall over when...
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    05-08-2018, 11:12 PM
    San Diego August 1965, Stood on the yellow foot prints, while being talked to in a loud voice by a Drill Instructor, a long time in the past. Finished the Marine Corps and went to college with the Hippies. If they, the Hippies can finish college,...
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    05-07-2018, 11:52 PM
    I powder coat then size and install gas check last. Most of my cast bullets are plain base the sizing before installing the home made gas check gives a flat straight area for the gas check to grip. The home made gas checks are made from aluminum...
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    05-05-2018, 11:21 PM
    Have a small ring with a cut rifled barrel installed. The chamber is in 308 Win put the rifle together about 20 years ago. The rifle shoots well and have killed many deer with the rifle. Got the action on a trade out for some lathe work, the...
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    05-05-2018, 11:07 PM
    Keep at it, might try seating the bullet a little deeper with less engament in the rifling. My best results were with the bullet just touching the rifling. Paper patching takes some trial and error experimentation. I foung not to load too hot in...
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    05-04-2018, 01:08 AM
    I shoot a H&R Handi Rifle in 45-70. Installed peep sights with a lot of vertices adjustments. I load Trail Boss powder in this Rifle. The Trail Boss gives reasonable accuracy and the loads do not punish the shooter. I shoot 50 rounds at one...
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    04-26-2018, 10:06 PM
    Cast several different weight bullets for 38 Special. I powder coat and install a home made gas check. My wife and her sister shoot the 38 Special a lot. I use a 125 grain powder coated bullet with the home made gas check and load with 4 grains...
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    04-26-2018, 09:55 PM
    I use the Accurate mold designed for paper patching. Made a push thru sizing die at .300 and size with a little lube from Lee. Paper patch and size to .309 after applying the same Lee lube to the patched bullet. Load with the same powder used for...
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    04-26-2018, 09:44 PM
    Most lapping compounds will work best if thinned down with some light oil. The clover compound works best for me if the compound is mixed with some ATF oil so the lapping compound is very thin in the oil mixture. Mix in a small plastic squirt...
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    04-26-2018, 09:34 PM
    I have been putting 5 new pennies in a 20 pound pot of lead and then putting the copper sulfate on top of the melted lead. After the copper sulphate turns white I mix the lead. After a little mixing, let the lead settle for a while and then shim...
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    04-25-2018, 11:29 PM
    OK How many new pennies need to be added to a 20 pound pot of lead for the copper sulfate to go into solution for .2 percent copper added to mixture.
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    04-23-2018, 06:21 PM
    Bar Tenders Helper and a tooth brush will clean and polish the mold cavity. Was first with soap and tooth brush and then use the Bar Tenders Helper to clean a mold.
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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