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    Today, 02:46 PM
    I have the big dillon now. But before that i used one made with a minnow trap for the basket and a plastic storage container. worked well for dry media wet media and separating the balls from bullets moly coated.when I made it I cut the handle slots...
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    Today, 01:48 PM
    Flow is the key to casting big long bullets. You need to get the alloy in the mold before it starts to solidify. I cast alot of long heavy bullets, in the 1.125- 1.300 range from 38 cal to 45 caliber. Watch our sprue puddle it should take 4-6 secs...
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    To actually form rim fire cases wouldnt be to hard with the right equipment. We formed 2 piece cans from steel at 6000 a minute First would be disc cut and cupped to some where around 3/4"-1" disc and short on length maybe 3/8" long. This...
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    04-06-2021, 10:59 AM
    My son was around 9 or 10 in boy scouts when we did his pine wood derby car. I talked to a friend and borrowed his bridgeport style mill ( went over an a Sunday afternoon). We had mounted the block for the body on a piece so it would be above the...
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    04-05-2021, 11:18 PM
    I have done it several ways. A tight bore brush ( in the body not the neck) pushed in and a pulling twisting motion works for most. On stubborn ones I have used a file to fit a dowil to the inside of the case. Clean-case good and soak dowel with...
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    04-04-2021, 06:15 PM
    Another really nice thing to make up ( especially if you change chucks a lot) is a board to set on the ways and have the chuck at close to the right height. Saves dings from dropping the chuck or other heavy tooling
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    04-04-2021, 12:59 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lubing door hinges in Our Town
    Those high tension hinges were originally lubed with white lead, but thats been removed from use as a hazardous material. Motor mica graphite or molybdenum disulfide in a light oil carrier might be a better choice now. Another might be a little...
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    04-04-2021, 11:58 AM
    Smell it most compounds are water, oil or grease carriers.
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    04-04-2021, 11:43 AM
    One plus to the complete re barrel is if you keep the old one a barrel vise and wrench you can swap back and forth between the 2
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    04-04-2021, 11:40 AM
    One thing also I think is that veterans are saluted by veterans and active military are saluted by active military. The last few veterans here honor guard by the VFW was only 3 members and a local high school band member volunteered to play taps for...
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    04-03-2021, 08:22 PM
    country gent replied to a thread sharpening knives in Our Town
    Just an update on this. Yesterday I brought my only 2 ceramic kitchen knives in with me. Got the paper lap out and started on the diamond side then ri the blue riuge and finally bare paper. Both came out shaving sharp plus. They were pretty dull to...
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    04-03-2021, 08:08 PM
    Yes mine mount on a tripod. I got the Idea from fellow ORPA team member he had a set of binoculars from a ww2 battle ship That were very good we used when shooting team matches but they were heavy. on the range 2 people to move them and the tripod...
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    04-03-2021, 11:31 AM
    as important as the fluxing is how you stir it when fluxing, Working the melt up and thru itself then down and thru itself scraping the sides and bottom.
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    04-03-2021, 11:19 AM
    I dont normally give a direct recommendation here but a listing of each s properties and such letting the Op decide. So here goes Aluminum: light weight, heats quickly, but cools quickly, softest material so needs more careful handling, No rust...
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    04-03-2021, 10:31 AM
    I to use a small number drill like a 60 between the fingers to put a hole in works and when the small hole grows out it usually only one trimming to get rid of it. Several old timers had sewing needle with a flat stoned in the tip along the needle...
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    04-02-2021, 06:48 AM
    So did you do it for him, or walk him thru doing it.
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    04-01-2021, 01:07 PM
    J. Morris I have a set similar to that. Mine I got in some tools I bought from an older machinist. It has 1/8" letters and each "stamp" os about 3/8 tall and widein the body thickness is to match the letters spacing. This set has 3 of each...
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    03-30-2021, 07:48 PM
    Another trick Ive learned when mixing 3 part epoxy is mix the dye into the resin well then add the hardener, This allows a good mix with the dye first then the hardener and yo get the most working time
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    03-29-2021, 11:18 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Sterling Gun Drills in Our Town
    another reason they dont work well in most standard lathes is the long drill takes up to much room to have it and a part in the machine. On most of our machines the beds are 24"-40" between centers. If you dont have a spindle hole big enough for...
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    03-29-2021, 10:24 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Found old papers in Our Town
    Once found a bunch of newspapers ( used for padding or insulation ???) under carpet being removed, from the 50s. Made some interesting reading
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    03-27-2021, 08:39 AM
    With silhouettes and apertures the [problem is the odd shaped targets dont fit well in the aperture as a bullseye does. I have used a heavy aperture thats just fits inside the body top and bottom and hold side to side watching it close. I also shot...
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    03-25-2021, 11:21 AM
    remember when the computer was the do all save all of the future? Were paying for that now. Young people didnt want to get in the trades they wanted to be in the computer industry programming and such.Now the old timers are retiring and dying off...
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    03-24-2021, 11:06 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Loose barrel in Rimfire Area
    I would check the threads for size and squareness on both the frame and barrel including the shoulder.
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    03-24-2021, 05:19 PM
    country gent replied to a thread I'm in deep trouble in Our Town
    Ive got the ever dry basement guy coming out next week. Hope he shows me where the basement is, I could use the extra room
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    03-23-2021, 10:10 PM
    I use a torch tip cleaner off the appropriate size. Can be purchased at most welding supply shops
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    03-23-2021, 10:07 AM
    Bent Ramrod, My stamps are all youngsbros other than the set of 1/8" with the holder that you can set a full line in and lock in place with a rod. I have tried clamping a rail to the part also ( use a 3/4 wide 6" scale but it was hard on the...
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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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