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    Yesterday, 02:36 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Big League Gouging in Our Town
    It would be interesting to run the lot numbers of these powders and primers and seen when they were made. Thinking a lot were on Dads bench for a few years and family decided to cash in. I have 8 lbers of 4895 varget reloader 15 4350 and IMR 4831...
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    Yesterday, 07:58 AM
    Finished a couple small tap wrenches yesterday. Started setting up a drawer cabinet for taps. Each drawer has a tap set starting plug and bottom, tap drill, body drill, counter bore in it. When I need a set I can take the complete drawer to where Im...
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    07-25-2021, 08:10 AM
    You also want to test it some if the newer epoxies are made to work thru oils and wax.
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    07-24-2021, 08:08 AM
    You can go with the groove dia bullet loading it as needed but this negates one of the benefits of the original PP bore dia bullet. The bore dia bullet is loaded way long ( only 1/8"-3/16" seated into the case) this allows several things to happen....
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    07-23-2021, 04:49 PM
    on 32 threads per inch 1 turn is .0315 of movement way more than what pillars and bedding should compress. Im suspecting that the back is snug in the bedding and being mechanically pulled in by the screw. 1/2 turn would only be around .015". How...
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    07-20-2021, 09:47 AM
    I see the electric the same as steam power. While it is getting better People are going to have to learn to plan in charging time and work around it. It sounds good chargung at night while asleep but if everyone does that then the power grid is...
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    07-18-2021, 06:35 PM
    Yes but it really feels good to be doing something again. Im not fast but then again working from the chair changes a lot. When I put the cut in the clamp for the zero it mount I was in my geo chair this is a small light chair for standard...
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    07-18-2021, 09:12 AM
    Also instead of 1 1" hole drill many 1/4" holes spaced out, This will spread the material and give it smaller sections to work on.
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    07-18-2021, 07:54 AM
    country gent replied to a thread razor strop coating in Our Town
    When I bought my foredom flex shaft machine I got a bar of blue rouge ( for jewelry and precision parts on paper backed by a flat plate it really does a good job of finishing a edge to a smooth mirror bright edge. I have used several materials for...
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    07-17-2021, 07:54 PM
    I have both magnetic vee blocks and the 1-2-4 magnetic blocks. I have done this also in the shop. I dont think its out to far. Its an old delta rockwell grinder but in the home shop It does what I need. We reworked an old die set to stamp the...
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    07-17-2021, 03:23 PM
    Well between the new garage moving machines new benches and storage Im going on just over 2 years, closer but not done yet
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    07-17-2021, 11:24 AM
    I'm finally getting the new shop up and useable. A lot of organizing and things to go but getting closer. I made a hub wrench and dressing block for the surface grinder. Need to make some hubs now. Also wouldn't hurt to grind the chuck in. But on...
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    07-17-2021, 11:07 AM
    If you cant take your carry firearm along then make the vehicle your weapon drive the suv being bigger heavier and stronger and plan on running problems over or off the road :smile: The clubs instructor once asked me how I would handle a road...
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    07-17-2021, 06:52 AM
    My tube is 36" and it is a little cumbersome on the bench top. Look at online metals for brass tubing they sell by the foot in a wide range of sizes. Another source of tubing is old arrow shafts. A slow pour helps a lot with settling the powder. ...
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    07-16-2021, 08:09 AM
    Keep in mind when shooting your looking thru a different area of the lenses than reading or other things. This affects how you see also. I used a set of the adjustable Knob blocks for high power they could be adjusted to where the lenses needed to...
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    07-15-2021, 06:15 AM
    Could it be a mag for one if the 1911 wadcutter guns a pic if the follower might help
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    07-14-2021, 09:48 AM
    What I found more so, is a more consistent accuracy, the shots off call were a lot fewer. over all accuracy did improve some, but the consistency improvement at 300 on out was a big benefit
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    07-13-2021, 09:24 AM
    The reason for working up to max loads are as mentioned above you dont have the same exact firearm as was used. A lot of manuals used a universal receiver set up to measure pressure. Do to manufacture ring tolerances every firearm is slightly...
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    07-13-2021, 08:03 AM
    I always thought Ford used the international diesel in their trucks and Dodge used the cummins diesel.
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    07-12-2021, 10:19 AM
    Look at berrys sight there might be a disassembly diagram of the tumbler, this will give you the name and number of the part. Then call berrys for a replacement. That piece appears to be a dust cover for the bearing. It seals the bearing and makes...
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    07-11-2021, 02:43 PM
    When you dont need it they are all to big and cumbersome, but when you need it they could always be bigger
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    07-11-2021, 02:33 PM
    even with the leash laws and ordinances, along with farmers being allowed to protect livestock, Its common practice to shoot shovel and shut up emphasis on shutting up. Its amazing how many owners let an animal pet run then when things happen it...
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    07-10-2021, 09:22 PM
    On my bpcr brass I start at the range. A gallon jug ( Laundry soap with the insert pulled out works good) filled with water a half teaspoon of dawn and lemishine shake to mix. Cases go in after each string. When I get home I drain out side and...
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    07-09-2021, 09:00 PM
    What Dia are they ? Bore riders or Groove dia. For even more information pick up a copy o loading and shooting the paper patched bullet a beginners guide. It is very good
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    07-09-2021, 07:02 AM
    Sight in on a tall target at 100 yds, so that the elevation is at the height for 200 yds or close to it. Once you have the windage and high elevation going to 200 yds should be much easier
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    07-08-2021, 08:34 AM
    Most states and even schools have lost sight of the apprentice programs and what they accomplish, A lot of state supported programs also included some pay subsidies school osts and other like things. It wasnt even a really long term thing as most...
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    07-07-2021, 10:39 AM
    I have and use both the RCBS Cowboy dies and Lee for BPCR rounds Both are good and work as advertised and are good. Both size small and expand up to bullet dia. In the lever gun you will want more neck tension than I use though. The Rcbs die...
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    07-06-2021, 06:57 PM
    Whats that vise shows is the craftsman ship and skill of our grandfathers. It was more than likely made on old flat belt machines with an operator turning handles and reading dials. It is an interesting vise and should be saved.
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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
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