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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:16 AM
    I used a HF 14" chop saw with metal cutoff blade to cut a Pacific brand 280rem FL size die (to be used to size annealed brass 5.7 cases for jackets for swaging 30 cal bullets). I setup the chop saw outside, on a picnic table and made a redneck...
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    10-20-2021, 06:15 PM
    Wolfdog, I like reading your posts, you always come up with good questions. BUT, I am curious about this one, how do you think QL will help you load castboolits for an AR ?
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    10-20-2021, 12:58 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Need some help in Our Town
    I did a reverse Google image search and nothing specific about that Coin came up. I suspect it's a "keep sake" Gift, that a Spouse, Child, Sibling, or Parent would give a Soldier that is being deployed. Lot's of Gifts have similar sayings. You'll...
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    10-18-2021, 10:56 AM
    Yep, you did the right thing by remaining cool headed. Some guys just love to start a fight, remember that episode of "Married with Children" where they go to the bar, just to get into a fight...I personally know some people like that, they get...
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    10-18-2021, 10:39 AM
    It's small, like 4x4, but make your plate double or triple the size, so you can preheat your boolits. Conventional beeswax based lube will "stick" in the lube grooves better on warm boolits, than on cold boolits. I think the base I used is 8" x 6"...
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    10-18-2021, 10:29 AM
    Well, this makes for a bad situation for me. I love to buy the lightly used 10 yr old Stihl Gas chain saws from residential users for cheap, because the carb needs to be cleaned. BTW, has anyone priced the NEW Stihl Pro grade saws lately? When...
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    10-16-2021, 10:50 AM
    Well, three times that price "IF" it had 4x4 and extended cab. I told a bunch of local people about the truck (one is a CB member) Everyone looking at it for $4k passed as soon as they realized it was Std cab and 2x4. And being a 2000 with old...
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    10-15-2021, 12:45 PM
    Five months ago, I sold my 21 yr old Chevy C2500 pickup, std cab, 8' box, 5.7ltr, that had minimal rust and fairly low miles for it's age, for $3700, to a happy water melon farmer. Maybe I under-priced it?
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    10-15-2021, 12:40 PM
    from wikipedia: "The 747-400XQLR (Quiet Long Range) was meant to have an increased range of 8,056 nautical miles (14,920 km), with better fuel efficiency and reduced noise."
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    10-15-2021, 11:54 AM
    his website says, "Due to Covid-19 and the huge demand for my dies, I currently have a backlog of 90 days or more until caught up." In the past, I've ordered several of his tools and I've waited as long as 18 months for a GC maker. While this was...
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    10-14-2021, 07:53 AM
    John Wayne replied to a thread Road Trip in Our Town
    Thank you for the advice Billy and Beemer. I can't wait to see the Cowboy Museum too. I'm planning on taking lot's of closeup pictures of leather work for ideas to use on my own work. Here is one of my rigs and a butt stock cover.
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    10-13-2021, 11:50 AM
    It is a 1902 ERA No. 5. Long story short: it was in 7mm it now has a new barrel and is in 30-40 Krag. As soon as the rear sight is re-attached I will post photos. It is an extremely fun rifle, very handy and I have only barely begun to work up...
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    10-13-2021, 10:15 AM
    Add Vaseline and Ivory soap. Search for "666+1" or "Satan's Lube"
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    10-12-2021, 10:52 AM
    While Knives are not allowed on the regular S&S, Knives and "other" sporting goods are are allowed on the Teamboolits S&S.
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    10-12-2021, 10:40 AM
    I never witnessed it, but Tim (AKA:Goodsteel, AKA:MBTcustom) posted one of his tests with a breech seating tool he made and the results. It was in a long thread like the link below, I had a quick look but I can't seem to see it in this
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    10-12-2021, 10:10 AM
    Sixgun Symphony, I wanted to make a post earlier, but have no good info to offer. I love knives, in fact, I just won one on fleabay yesterday. So I find it difficult to understand why you want to part with the knife you carried in Afghanistan. ...
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    10-12-2021, 09:54 AM
    I'll add my 2˘ about trimming pistol brass. I'd like to say I Never trim any pistol brass (unless I'm converting something to something else), and I'd like to say I never even measure the length of my pistol brass. BUT, one time, I ran into...
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    10-12-2021, 09:44 AM
    I think those "Pump postings", get more and more prevalent, the closer you get to the Twin Cities ;)
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    10-12-2021, 09:40 AM
    Yep, I have a similar story. At one time, I had three Ideal #1 lubesizers. One of them was so pretty and complete, it looked like new, I couldn't resist selling it for a good profit. I kept only one of them, it was ugly and had parts replaced...
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    10-12-2021, 09:29 AM
    Microwax also has some benefits. Paraffin goes from solid to liquid almost instantly as it's heated, But most varieties of Microwax have a plastic stage in a range of temperatures, between solid and liquid, much like Beeswax. I believe that there...
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    10-11-2021, 06:03 PM
    couple of apples and maybe water, oranges if I have 'em.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-11-2021, 01:41 PM
    I've trimmed hundreds of them down to .713 ;)
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    10-11-2021, 08:52 AM
    There is lots of Minwax products. I assume you are refering to minwax paste finishing wax? If so, according to MSDS, it's just paraffin wax and solvent. I think JPW is better, besides having those ingredients, JPW also has some microwax as well...
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    10-11-2021, 08:33 AM
    I don't doubt what you are saying, but I hope you don't doubt what I previously said. ...
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    10-10-2021, 09:49 PM
    John Wayne replied to a thread Road Trip in Our Town
    My Grandparents lived in Claremore so I spent a great deal of time there. Will Rogers did too. Great place and people! I'm heading out there in 10 days, then onto Texas and AZ. I'm going to stop at the Firearms museum and the Cowboy Hall of...
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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
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