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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 AM
    The short answer is the rifling should be .431 per SAAMI spec, so use a .432 boolit. I'd load up some and shoot 'em. If there is a problem then I'd consider slugging the barrel to find the Groove diameter and if it's over size, then make the...
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  • John Wayne's Avatar
    Today, 08:09 AM
    Just you wait till biden's BLM nominee gets in. She's the one who spiked the trees with her boyfriend and others. She will close all land permanently, no use of any kind except tree hugging and hiking.
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  • John Wayne's Avatar
    Today, 08:05 AM
    John Wayne replied to a thread Desiccant bags in Our Town
    I have used desiccant bags in my powder containers for years and also keep one hanging in each powder hopper continuously. I also run a dehumidifier in the basement 24-7 365. I would do the same in Hawaii.
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    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    you may as well plan that you'll be moving the ingots, even if you don't think you will. I have 50 to 60 lbs of ingots on a pallet type thing, then I stack the pallets 3 or 4 high. I used USPS Med flat rate boxes cut so they are 2" tall, then cut...
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    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    RIP Floodgate
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    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    PM sent
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  • John Wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 AM
    This old RCBS is currently on ebay. The seller (not me) has a Lachmiller that's interesting too.
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    07-24-2021, 09:08 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Olympics in Our Town
    not really watching 'em. But if someone is, maybe you could give me a heads up when NBC is broadcasting Women's volleyball matches. :happy dance:
    37 replies | 635 view(s)
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    07-24-2021, 09:03 AM
    I don't smoke 'em. I heat cycle my new brass molds several times, which starts the patina process, I would think that smoke would obstruct that process. BUT, if a mold doesn't start casting good after 2 or 3 casting sessions, I'll then give the...
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    07-23-2021, 02:00 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread IMI 5.56 brass in Our Town
    the IMI brass I've come across was all crimped
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    07-23-2021, 09:14 AM
    I would surely think so, the cannon ballers like to cast with Zinc.
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    07-23-2021, 09:05 AM
    I use to have a PatMarlin's 44PB Checkmaker. I sold it long ago with most all my other 44 stuff. But I have some leftover 44PB GCs. one baggie marked 44PB .006 Yonky Aluminum aprox qty:100 > these are silver colored and look uncoated (popcans...
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    07-22-2021, 10:06 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread New Henry in Factory Rifles
    I haven't tried any unusual rifle positions, but the custom boolit cycles reliably 100% of the time, when the gun is in any "reasonable" position.
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    07-22-2021, 09:43 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread New Henry in Factory Rifles
    I like the Lee 41 195gr SWC, but they don't offer it a six cavity configuration, plus my Henry and Marlin wasn't crazy about where the crimp groove is located. I had Arsenal Molds make a custom 5 cavity 41 cal lightweight SWC mold (205gr). The...
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    07-22-2021, 03:56 PM
    John Wayne replied to a thread chainsaw mill in Our Town
    You're getting some great advice here White Eagle! The are few things more satisfying than opening up a log and seeing it's grain. I'll add this...pressure wash the dirt out of the bark if you dragged the logs and use a LARGE Stihl brand saw with...
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  • John Wayne's Avatar
    07-22-2021, 03:29 PM
    Here's another one listed in our classifieds section. If I was only closer to Texas ;^)
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    07-21-2021, 11:36 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread New Henry in Factory Rifles
    Here is the thread about my Henry, maybe it'll give you a few ideas?
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    07-21-2021, 11:31 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread New Henry in Factory Rifles
    Oh yeah, Load up some dummy rounds, with different you don't have to cycle live ammo in the livingroom and takke out your TV, LOL.
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    07-21-2021, 11:29 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread New Henry in Factory Rifles
    tube feed Leverguns can be finicky to feed, besides nose shape, COAL can make the difference from reliable cycling to having FTF/FTE issues. with that said... My new out of the box, 41 Mag Henry Big Boy had a FTF/FTE issue on 1 out of 10, and this...
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  • John Wayne's Avatar
    07-21-2021, 11:18 AM
    Yes, I saw it was in fine condition. I'm glad one of ours got it!
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    07-21-2021, 09:09 AM
    I've found that a lead hardness tester is very helpful if you are gonna be playing with unknown lead alloys. with that said, aged Pure lead boolits will have a blue/grey oxidation on them. After I learned that, I started adding 1/2% tin to my...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-21-2021, 08:57 AM
    I have some Tin ingots made from beer cooler tubing (I told that's pure Tin). The rectangular ingots are small, a few ounces each, I want $20 per pound. $9 flat rate shipping.
    9 replies | 601 view(s)
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    07-19-2021, 01:12 PM
    Google says they are "open" google search
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    07-19-2021, 01:10 PM
    My saved link just gives a 404 error. Isn't that usually a server down or maybe a software update?
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    07-18-2021, 10:08 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Sulphuric acid in Our Town
    My County has a Household hazardous waste facility. Residents can bring in stuff for free disposal. They also have a free "re-use" room, where you can get stuff that other people brought in, after it's been checked out by trained County staff. ...
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    07-18-2021, 10:02 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Tiller tires in Our Town
    Troy bilt tillers and many others, allow for tire/wheel assembly swapping from side to side (without having to remove the tire from the wheel). They are on a smooth axle with a pin to hold the wheel on. I have turf tread on my tiller tires, as I...
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    07-18-2021, 09:53 AM
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I collect too much stuff and I cast for way to many calibers. I'm trying to rectify both of these conditions.
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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