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    04-10-2021, 09:22 PM
    30 caliber bullets sized .310 and 45 caliber bullets sized .454.
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    04-09-2021, 11:33 PM
    Solder requires removal of the bluing where the base contacts the gun.
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    04-07-2021, 03:45 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread Lead source in Lead and Lead Alloys
    "+1 on checking the Swapping and selling " is mentioned in this thread and many others, but looking through 10 pages of S&S there was only one post for lead and it was Face to Face so very limited supply. It is the only post I remember seeing this...
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    04-07-2021, 03:29 PM
    I agree with Mr. Frog. It takes very little smarts to read the section heading and know whether a new topic fits in that category. Personally, I only check certain sections for new posts and replies. If a new post is made in the "wrong"...
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    04-07-2021, 03:09 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread anneal? in Case Forming / Re-forming
    YEP. Do a 3 piece sample each way and see which works better. Maybe do a check first to determine if the brass is hard or soft. The correct answer depends on whether the brass is military or commercial and when and where it was produced. If it...
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    04-04-2021, 08:26 PM
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    03-28-2021, 12:04 AM
    Avoid getting epoxy on your hands, exposure can lead to an allergic reaction that will never go away. Learned about this on the Wooden Boat forum. Sanding epoxy before it is fully cured (about one week) can get dust into your lungs which can be...
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    03-26-2021, 11:54 PM
    The priming compound is not "pinched" into the rim. The rim is formed as described by perotter in post #8, the the liquid primer compound is placed into the case where it dries. In a production situation the primer compound gets into the rim by...
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    03-24-2021, 09:58 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread Loose barrel in Rimfire Area
    Blue Loctite would be fine and would allow easy removal if ever desired. If the chamber alignments are as bad as on my granddaughter's, you may want to line bore them oversize and sleeve them first.
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    03-24-2021, 09:04 PM
    Always take along an extra bucket or two. 1/2 a bucket is easier to load and I have dumped a few in the bed of the truck when necessary.
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    03-22-2021, 08:20 PM
    There are/were several flea markets in the area but it has been about 15 years since I have been through there.
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    03-20-2021, 10:06 PM
    Sealing the ends is mandatory to prevent splitting/cracking. Should be done within 2 to 3 days after cutting the tree down. It can be done after milling IF it is milled right away. If it is going to be longer before it it milled, then go ahead...
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    03-16-2021, 10:15 PM
    Do not weld on the bolt unless it is done be an experienced micro-weldor who can do it without softening the bolt and use a filler that is wear resistant or use a filler that matches the steel of the bolt so it can be heat treated. That would...
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    03-16-2021, 10:05 PM
    Quote: "As may be seen from the above, the hardening temperatures for high-speed steels are higher than those for other tool steels. Temperatures of only some tens of degrees below the incipient fusion of the steel are used. The chromium carbides go...
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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
GC Gas Check