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    Yesterday, 10:04 PM
    While I like my rolling blocks, If your hearts is set on the others like was said it wont make you as happy. The one thing I like with my rolling Blocks and hepburns over the under leavers is they are easier to shoot prone for me. Pluses I see to...
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    08-11-2022, 08:37 AM
    Working with a spotting agent ( lamp black lipstick ect) you can use a scrapper or even a sanding drum in a die grinder. the form with sand paper over it works well. Just work slow and watch the spotting. I have used files and die riffles for this...
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    08-11-2022, 08:15 AM
    You might try roughening the surface where the nut grabs with some coarse sandpaper to get a better "bite" Dont try to remove material just roughen the surface
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    08-09-2022, 07:42 PM
    I have the one caliber books here for most of what I load nice in that they have most data in them from manuals and makers. You can get specialty data from sierra also by contacting them. ( how I got my 80 grn load data for the 22-250 fast twist...
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    08-09-2022, 05:56 PM
    The big issues will be the brakes, That much extra weight will take a lot of "stopping". Loaded right it will distribute evenly between front and back, Like a 5 wheel type hitch. But the over weight is still there working on the brakes.
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    08-05-2022, 10:13 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New Medicare Card in Our Town
    I GET insurance, phone plans, windows doors and home improvement, credit cards, loans, among other things in my wifes name. I will call them and tell them she is indisposed but I dont want her to miss such a fine offer. When they get to asking how...
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    08-05-2022, 08:51 PM
    What may be going on is if youve been loading the same brass all that time, The necks may be thickening slightly so when you size it it actually a smaller diameter making it pull harder over the expander. IN a fired case unsized case slipping a...
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    08-05-2022, 07:31 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New Medicare Card in Our Town
    Answer them SO and SO ( just make up a name) Design, shops phone rate is $350.00 an hour billed to nearest half hour. Then ask for a billing address. I used to answer Jakes Mortuary if their not dead yet we can help with that too. When foreign...
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    08-04-2022, 09:57 AM
    I would think there may be several advantages to this. Paper by itself is abrasive, With jb bore cleaner or other mild abrasives even more so. Unlike hand lapping the "abrasive" only makes the trip in one direction, meaning its at its sharpest at...
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    08-04-2022, 07:57 AM
    McMaster Carr sells screen in various sizes and in different materials. You might try measuring some granules of 2400 then see what mesh size corresponds. A few granule of 2400 on your finger tip measured with calipers should give a good idea of...
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    08-03-2022, 11:02 AM
    A big help in high power and long range was the heavy NRA coat that was worn the padding spread recoil over a larger area. The match stocks were heavier and slightly larger. The rosin a lot used kept the rifles from slipping around. As was stated...
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    08-02-2022, 08:07 PM
    I use emmerts improved in my BPCR rifles both grease groove and paper patched. Barrel lengths are from 30" to 34". I find in the hot ofio heat and a dry day I also need to blow tube 2-3 long breaths between shots to keep fouling soft and "greasy"...
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    08-02-2022, 09:01 AM
    My coax has been "tuned up" once Do to wear. New links and pins. Links holes and the matching pins were worn egg shaped. The lower block with the shell holder was the old style cast iron and didnt have the hardened steel plate between it and the...
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    08-01-2022, 09:17 AM
    Fixed magnet potted it in with JB weld theen rolled the edge over it after the epoxy cured Used a foredom tool and hand piece for it. Its just like a stone is set in a ring or necklace.With no switch the base can be stronger and smaller giving more...
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    07-31-2022, 09:43 PM
    Here is the magnetic base I just finished 1 1/2: aluminum hex stock with a small noga arm. Indicator is a interrapid with a dovetail adapter on the rod. Going to pull the vise and start on the swivel fixture to do fine angles next this will have...
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    07-31-2022, 05:30 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Vise stop in Special Projects
    There is a set under the chips. 1/4" ply wood with 2 5/8 dogs to locate them. sanded and painted them they do a lot I just handed dumped them then LOL
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    07-31-2022, 05:26 PM
    I really use mine a lot. One thing I did was remove the little spent primer bottle and attached a length of clear plastic tubing long enough to reach the floor then ran it into an old 8 pound powder bottle.
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    07-27-2022, 06:22 PM
    I have seen a couple at shows that had the spring removed. When asked abut it I was told it made them easier to operate and allowed lighter clamping pressure.
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    07-27-2022, 10:50 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Vise stop in Special Projects
    When ever possible draw up the part with one corner X0 Y0 Z0 it makes it so much easier to work from one point. This makes the stop very use able with multiple parts. The other is when you cant get in to measure good the stop allows the part to be...
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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