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Thread: Plunk Test

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    Boolit Bub
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    Plunk Test

    What is the Plunk Test?

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    Re: Plunk Test

    Dropping a loaded dummie round into the barrel to see if it fits properly. If it does most of the time you will here what sounds like a plunk sound. That's the short version.
    Change? Not this type. Can we just have a refund?

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    Nah, is when ya throw the whole box of shells in da pond jus' after thay blows up yer gun.
    We need somebody/something to keep the government (cops and bureaucrats too) HONEST (by non government oversight).

    Every "freedom" (latitude) given to government is a loophole in the rule of law. Every loophole in the rule of law is another hole in our freedom. When they even obey the law that is. Too often government seems to feel itself above the law.

    We forgot to take out the trash in 2012

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    Drop an ingot on concrete, if it rings it is lino if it goes polunk it is soft lead.
    [The Montana Gianni] Front sight and squeeze

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    throw the accused witch in the lake with sufficient weights. Wait 10 minutes. Retrive witch from the lake. If the accused is dead she wasn't a witch. If the accused isn't dead you're likely screwed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MT Gianni View Post
    Drop an ingot on concrete, if it rings it is lino if it goes polunk it is soft lead.
    I'd modify that to read if it has any ring at all it is something other than pure lead. Pure lead hits concrete with a real dull thud. Do you 'spose I could calibrate my ears to my hardness tester and thus avoid casting sample boolits from each melt for my Saeco hardness tester? I mean,... geez, you can tell the age of a tree by it's rings!
    It's all chicken, even the beak!

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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"
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