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    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    DougGuy I start all my die grinders under the bench top, and they stay there till the wheels are dressed to true them up true. Not as bad in a 1/4" or actual dremil tool. But in 1/8" pencil grinder at 60-80000 rpms or a 100000 rpm dotco they...
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    02-01-2023, 08:04 PM
    That’s the one I use both in Creedmoor and Silhouettes. Kenny W.
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    02-01-2023, 04:05 PM
    A wood fire will do it but may be slow melting the lead. Addition of a blower will speed it up considerably. A simple temporary stand can be made from concrete blocks and use. a square 1 block high then a grate and a c 1 block high and another...
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    02-01-2023, 03:14 PM
    Here is a pic of the knurling tool in its box with additional knurling rolls, springs, nuts and pins. Above on the cover is a 3/8 12 acme thread for a spare. When it gets a little warmer I will get some pics of it mounted on the aloris tool post.
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    02-01-2023, 12:21 PM
    Ill see what I have out on the rack.might be a piece out in the shop. I to use online metals for a lot of materials. Also metals by the inch. McMaster Carr also sells materials. steel prices are up right now. Im not sure if what I have is 4140...
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    02-01-2023, 08:42 AM
    My ball handled canes are a version of the Irish shillelagh, which was made from blackthorn. My canes shafts start out as 4 3/4" X 3/4" X 36" pieces glued into a square with the grain reversed 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". It is then turned to a taper on...
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    01-31-2023, 08:26 PM
    Heres a little something to think about, for those times a firearm isnt allowed or quite appropriate. Back in the day a walking stick or cane was a part of a gentleman's attire. It was always there. A heavy cane made from hardwood isnt hardly...
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    01-30-2023, 08:00 PM
    The 14 twist would allow the 330 gr Lyman Postell bullet and that’s about max. Been there done that, had it rechambered to a 38-50. KW
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    01-29-2023, 10:48 AM
    country gent replied to a thread EDC: Knife? in Our Town
    I carry a kersaw lock blade with clip on my suspender strap. BEING in a wheel chair in a pocket is to hard to get to. It is used for normal duties in the shop and around the house. In high school every boy and a big share of the girls carried a...
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    01-28-2023, 09:24 AM
    Was just thinking in this some more. If you reverse the case in the set up it may be faster, and easier. Turn the mandrel with a center in one end to use with the live center. again fit one end to the radius of the case head inside the case use a...
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    01-27-2023, 09:08 PM
    If you burn them a fire ring around them and a shop vac set up to blow ( most allow the hose to be plugged into the exhaust) into it really increases the burn and speed. We did it this way. Let stump dry for a month or two in the sun. drill holes...
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    01-27-2023, 01:30 PM
    If you have accesss to a lathe then forget the file and set up cutting tool and face off what you need to. It will be much more accurate and consistent then the safe edged file. Here is how I would set it up. I would pressure turn them on a...
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    01-26-2023, 07:33 PM
    I rebarreled both my garands to 308/7.62 x 51 nato. Used douglas med heavy barrels 1-10 twist 4 groove. Both shoot, feed and function great. If you decide to do this conversion do the front hand guard and front end mods while its all apart. I...
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    01-26-2023, 03:09 PM
    One way to do it is to sacrifice a case. Take A case and with a dremil tool and 1/32 cut off blade cut a slit on center line then cut a square out 3/8" down from the case mouth 3/8" wide and 1/2" long. You may have to adjust tension on the case...
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    01-24-2023, 03:45 PM
    That is Bertram Brass 40-90 looks like. Kenny Wasserburger
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    01-23-2023, 10:00 PM
    When making a drill or reamer. coat the tip in lay out blue before backing it off. This way you can see and maintain the line as you go.
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    01-23-2023, 10:48 AM
    Ive never used a cut type knurler but heard a lot of good on them. Dia of part X Pi ( 3.1416) / tpi of knurling wheels When this comes out even ( no decimal or fraction left), Adjusting the part to this dia helps eliminate over runs of the...
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    01-23-2023, 09:02 AM
    The added pressure of the full operations may be taking the play in it our differently. In this same vein you operate the press my even have a slight effect. Most rifle bullets and some pistol bullets arnt seated by the tip your measuring the oal...
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    01-22-2023, 04:43 PM
    In my lyman pot is a sheet metal rack. Its dia is 1/2 smaller than the pot. 3 plates oneis the base the next is the stop plate that sets depth, and the last has 12 holes drilled around the outside. a 1/4" threaded rod sets and holds them together....
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    01-22-2023, 03:07 PM
    I full length resize my 45-70 cases , 3 rifles roller, brochardt and a sharps. I use a bushing die and the PP bore riders get necks sized smaller than the GG. My BPCR brass is annealed every 3rd loading and when new. I use a lyman dipper pot and...
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    01-22-2023, 12:51 PM
    Its going to be a lot of work but I think it could be recovered. Disassemble mould blocks and handles both, clean steel parts by soaking in the remover of choice. and a soft tooth brush. Polish the sprue plate flat and true. remove all burrs and...
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  • Kenny Wasserburger's Avatar
    01-21-2023, 11:46 PM
    What are the reformed brass made from, headstamp on the case head? That will tell you what you need for a shell holder. KW
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    01-20-2023, 10:02 PM
    Wondering if you explained this to the smith if he could cut it back another .010 for you. This way when you make more cases they are good to go and you dont have to go thru this again.
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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