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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    Looked today at the vise I like and the tag reads Versa Vise
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    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    Yes I made i in the new shop, It was all bar stock when I started. Ive got the grinder and mill up and running now along with the vertical cutoff saw and welder. Ive made several things now A zero it style indicator mount for the mill, a...
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    05-20-2022, 09:12 PM
    Go bored today. Above is a little finesse hammer for set ups bony handle scales. brass shaft, black derlin caps, about 8" long and 6 ounces.Dead blow. Would make a nice sprue hammer also.
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    05-19-2022, 11:04 AM
    Grizzly has a version of it Mine is by the original maker in cleavland ohio. I dont remember what it cost but it is very handy. I may make aluminum jaws for it but like the lead as they can be recast over and over.
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    05-19-2022, 10:59 AM
    Youve supported and backed him up to this point dont stop now continue Go if he is offered the chance. Do what you have to to make it work. This experience will be memorable to both of you and you dont want to miss out on it. Explore the...
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    05-19-2022, 09:32 AM
    My favorite vise is a parrot vise on my bench it swivels in 2 plains and comes with an extension that mounts it over the edge of the bench and allows it to swivel in the third plane. Not a super heavy duty vise but it does things my mechanics vise...
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    05-16-2022, 10:31 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Pyrodex Cleanup in Cast Boolits
    If you flatten the point on the screw to .100 dia od so it cant get thru the flash hole to the primer. Flash holes are only .060 dia. But the screw will auger the powder out quickly. On tightly compacted loads the screw may need to bottom out...
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    05-16-2022, 09:19 AM
    The platform wouldnt be hard to make a simple tube to support the rim and threaded post inside the case to support the head. A set of stamps and a small hammer or a auto center punch to drive them. My concern would be The chance of bent...
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    05-15-2022, 08:21 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Pyrodex Cleanup in Cast Boolits
    What should work is find a long lag screw. ct the head off and epoxy it into a file handle. file or grind the point off to a flat that wont start in the flash hole. Make sure its long enough to reach the bottom of the case. To use simply screw...
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    05-13-2022, 09:11 PM
    I really liked the old land lines slow and sometimes noisy but when called by a salesman the connection didnt break until you hung up. You could sit the phone down and not only tie their phone up but run their bill up as well. The political...
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    05-13-2022, 07:22 AM
    I would start with a coarse grit metal grade wet dry paper around 150 grit. With this and the next couple grits I would glue the paper don with rubber cement. I would wet the paper with water to keep it from loading up. Grit progression 150, 180,...
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    05-12-2022, 08:38 PM
    The smaller gap may not allow the needed draft for air flow up making keeping the burner lit harder. It may not be able to draw enough air up to run at higher settings. Like the old air tight wood stoves when the dampers shut down the wood just...
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    05-12-2022, 08:27 PM
    The can plant at Campbells was on crews, it had to run 24-7 to keep up with the production schedule. If I remember there were 4 crews. A crew was day shift Monday to Friday with one 12 hour shift on Tuesday B crew was afternoon shift Monday to...
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    05-12-2022, 10:00 AM
    The other place those boards are good is the sacrifice board on saw horses or trestles where it going to get cut up drilled and destroyed.
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    05-12-2022, 08:24 AM
    Yes its a 3 ton sold by grizzly, Ratcheting type. Should work well for press fits bearings and light forming.
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    05-11-2022, 09:29 PM
    what version stock are you looking for? The standard "battle" stock or the heavy match stock
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    05-11-2022, 09:12 PM
    Yep. Then in the front legs are 4 3/4"holes will modify the press so the front bolts down too. a sliding table on pins will allow a larger range of work to fit. I wont be limited to the press opening
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    05-11-2022, 08:31 PM
    This is the arbor press stand Im building, cut fit and tacked together
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    05-11-2022, 08:04 AM
    When I do a butcher block bench top I look for the boards with the chips / voids on the sides and I only need ine good edge even that can be a little rough as I make a saw cut to remove the radius. on the sides it hold the glue much better and the...
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    05-08-2022, 05:12 PM
    over easy with salt and pepper, maybe home fries on the side
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    05-07-2022, 09:23 PM
    Filing in a tooth isnt to bad if you can get to it assembled. Dykem 109 blue and ink it then file and fit. slow process but it dies work.
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    05-06-2022, 06:04 PM
    A lot seem to think any and all pins need locktite on them also. You may need to heat it some. That appears to be a solid pin and may be a hardened dowel pin. Driving out the tapered pin and removing the sight and tube together may be easiest....
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    05-05-2022, 07:18 AM
    The contractor I used putting up the new garage was very good. The wicks building came in an was delivered in such a way that when unloaded everything was in the order needed. Jeff and his crew were here when they said and kept me informed. I was...
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    05-03-2022, 05:13 PM
    Getting started is a interesting thing. Cost is a factor as is the production expected to be needed. Also is the required set up for a session. Plug in and go is nice. Another is how is he getting his lead. Ingots or scrap. An electric pot in the...
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    05-03-2022, 12:49 PM
    Anyone that thinks the 575 gr bullet is better, well obviously they have zero long range experience. There are too many past keyboard commandos on this forum, the 520 money design with 68 grs of Goex 2F or Swiss 1.5 in a 45-70 is serious. Until you...
    32 replies | 1220 view(s)
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I was a NRA High Power rifle competitor for 20+ years with the service rifle also Long Range. I am widowed and Have Multiple Schlrocis. Im just getting into Black Powder Cartridges and cast rifle bullets now. Also have shot alot of handguns Ipsic and Bowling pins with cast bullets.
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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