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    Yesterday, 05:25 AM
    Only if, for aesthetics, you desire to see a constant top-of-fence line. Then you will have to deal with the "foot lower" in the back through longer posts and additional fence fabric, or another means of closure. If aesthetics are not paramount,...
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    Yesterday, 05:16 AM
    No system is perfect. Today's technology is tomorrow's trash. Never say "Never". That is tempting fate. There is no longer a port for 5.5" (what?) or 3.5" floppy, though floppies (containing data) still exist. Thumb and CD drives are out. ...
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    12-07-2022, 06:12 PM
    I am not following how .001" off the diameter equals .002". We are not talking about using a lathe and taking off .001" which gives you .002". He is honing and measuring the finished diameter or I am way confused.
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    12-07-2022, 06:07 PM
    if you really need to known the size, slip a pin gauge in there. But know those pin gauges are as close to perfectly round as is reasonably possible. Consequently, the opening you just opened up with a dowel and emery cloth is surely not as...
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    12-07-2022, 05:10 PM
    Minor thread theft here but.... just last week I spent a bit over $10K for a new 300 foot 4" well with a 1 HP submersible pump and now I find myself looking at a nice big 15" diameter bladder tank with a 5" skirt supporting the base from my old...
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    12-03-2022, 10:48 PM
    ???? did you find the pewter?
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    12-03-2022, 07:22 AM
    ...another day older and deeper in debt.
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    12-02-2022, 03:26 AM
    Land Owner replied to a thread Anyone on oxygen? in Our Town
    Been there...done that - with Covid. If your confidence is low in the "$20" saturated O2 monitor you are using, buy a GOOD ONE and follow the excellent recommendations penned. You do not say why you have been placed on supplemental O2 for low...
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    12-02-2022, 02:41 AM
    A Tip-of-the-Hat to the MANY excellent ideas penned. I am in sandy Florida soil and never once thought about clay plugging the bottom of posts, or letting the concrete set up a while, or embedment of posts sufficiently deep for the soil AND weather...
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    12-01-2022, 04:03 AM
    There is 11.5 gage Residential Grade galvanized fence wire and thicker. These considerations, not to be construed as complete, will get you close to the pin: 1.) Find the property markers, assuming it is property you are fencing. 2.) ...
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    11-29-2022, 12:57 PM
    Thought long and hard about both of them. The MEC had just hit the market and reviews were nearly non-existent so I opted for the CO-AX. I love my CO-AX but wonder if I should have bought the MEC. I have a nice RCBS A2 and a Rock Chucker, so there...
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    11-28-2022, 09:43 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread Rossi 92 on sale in Leverguns
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    11-28-2022, 08:53 PM
    Glad I am not going to be here all this tech talk makes my head hurt, now back to my solitary game.[smilie=b:ry
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    11-27-2022, 06:17 AM
    My Lube-O-Matic came with the RCBS lube and I liked it with my 49-49-2 percent Pb-WW-Sn alloy, at about 12 BHN, for both handgun and rifle boolits.
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    11-27-2022, 06:07 AM
    A few things for the friend to try that have helped me on the Net include: 1.) Download and run freeware "Spyware Blaster"; freeware "CCleaner"; and "Avast" Free Antivirus 2.) While on a neutral browser on the Net, simultaneously press...
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    11-26-2022, 08:41 PM
    My cheapo Wally world toaster oven has a "turbo" on it too and I always wondered why they didn't label it as a Convection oven. At any rate I pulled it apart and wired the little fan into a separate extension cord so that my PID controller wasn't...
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    11-25-2022, 10:55 PM
    I’m on a phone so my linking/pasting options are limited. I you go the the “mold, designs” subforum a few sections below this and do an advanced search for “smooth” in the title only. you will get a few good hits to previous discussions with a lot...
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    11-25-2022, 05:54 PM
    lube grooves do not hurt powder coating. someday you may want to play with lubes and you won’t have the option. think lubed as dual purpose…
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    11-22-2022, 04:04 PM
    I have always wondered how they avoided the lead tinning to the brass.
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    11-22-2022, 12:33 AM
    My 50-50 is coww and whatever soft. At that ratio I see no benefits from quenching. Just not enough antimony to gain any quench hardening.
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    11-21-2022, 02:49 PM
    Thanks. I left the cavities small enough for the aluminum to clamp around the brass fairly tight. In the pic they are relaxed and do not show them tight against the brass. I use a Lee 4 pound pot cranked to the highest setting with a home...
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    11-21-2022, 01:34 PM
    I had to finally start sorting 9mm brass after I discovered the CBC bras walls were thicker than all others and created both seating and boolit swaging issues. CBC brass equal recycle bin fodder.
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    11-21-2022, 12:10 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread How would I fix this? in Leverguns
    I am no expert but a friend (gunsmith) who does a lot of weapons restorations told me the purple color can be caused by the temperature (too hot) used during the bluing process. But who knows with certainty. Another weapon I often see with the odd...
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    11-21-2022, 02:09 AM
    They are, as you have discovered, for an RCBS Uniflow Powder Measure; the "Measuring Cylinder" Part #09004 (S) or #09005 (L) and "Crowned Measuring Screw" Part #09009. Could be (should be but might not be) an "S" for Small or "L" for Large stamped...
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    11-21-2022, 01:40 AM
    ^^^ Same thing I that outlined (in different weights and three alloy hardness). ^^^
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    11-20-2022, 08:59 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread Lead ID in Cast Boolits
    when in doubt, look for and post alloy questions here: https://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?57-Lead-and-Lead-Alloys Just:kidding: a little.
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    11-20-2022, 08:45 PM
    not that I have a dog in this hunt, I googled their 801 number and found this site. Perhaps an end around email at this site will kick something loose. https://www.themachineconnection.com/contact-us/
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    11-20-2022, 08:26 PM
    two options, buy the Lee Universal Expander die (that's what the NOE expanders were made to fit) or buy an RCBS Cowboy expander. I was helping a non-reloader friend get set up loading 45-70 and I ordered a couple NOE expanders just like you did,...
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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