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    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    Cool. They were used for other things also, but those bars look like what car body shops used for dent repair before Bondo came along in the late 1950s. For extensively repaired car bodies: Today, we have 'Bondo buggies', in the old days,...
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    Yesterday, 06:44 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Frozen VHF Tape in Our Town
    There's a little release button on the end that allows the door to open and expose the tape when its in the player. Trigger that, open the door, and the spools will release & rotate.
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    Yesterday, 06:09 PM
    There's been a hand full of animal sightings around the country of critters that were thought to be regionally gone or extinct. And some entering places they'd never been found in before. I always thought porcupines were only in the upper North...
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    Yesterday, 01:40 PM
    This one's a bit heavy but it's just another option. RCBS 124 GR.
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    I tried other powders in my 6" 586, but kept coming back to Blue Dot, mag. primers, and those Keith style SWCs with a gas check. It worked great. I about half wore out the Revolver and traded it off to a guy that probably wouldn't shoot a box...
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    Yesterday, 12:48 PM
    Some horse Doctors, and those silver haired, little old ladies that work at the SPCA are often pretty good at figuring them out.
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    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    That sounds like the perfect reason to buy a four or six inch .357 revolver. They love Blue Dot.:bigsmyl2:
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    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    I'm a fan of dry graphite in a spray can. Spray it on then wipe off all you can reach with a old cotton T shirt. Then wear a shoulder holster with too large of a button up shirt or a jacket over it.
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    Yesterday, 02:30 AM
    Not sure how much it cost, but I'm happy with my big black Lyman turbo. I run old school corn cob media, and it sits on a concrete floor. With 1,000 or so .45ACP, .38s in it, or 6-700 rifle brass, it has a definite hum, but I don't think its...
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    07-22-2021, 11:34 PM
    The factory folks are always playing around with different powders. I've got old books that praise one powder as being the best and most accurate for a given cartridge. A few editions later, its not even listed. Burn rates are one thing to...
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    07-22-2021, 11:28 PM
    If there isn't some obvious issue about miss-alinement, crud where the parts come together, or burr on the threads- it could just be a good snug, sort of interfearance fit where the parts come together. If that's the case, it could help hold...
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    07-20-2021, 02:52 PM
    Cool. I always liked having a pistol grip, 18" open cylinder, and full length magazine tube on ones like that to keep in the truck.
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    07-20-2021, 12:57 PM
    You mean part nbr. 723 correct. Maybe one of our machinest members could make you a eject cam. You might contact MEC again to see if they would provide you with a shop drawing so you could have one fabricated.
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    07-19-2021, 06:27 PM
    In the old days, I used to buy a lot of Police turn in weapons. I found that they had plenty of wear from being carried, but real low mileage from almost never being fired.
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    07-19-2021, 05:39 PM
    Like the quality of so many other things, it's 'get what ya pay for'. I tried a couple of borrowed lasers, and the only one I really liked was a crimson trace on a 1911. I had a Tasco red dot on a Colt .22 pistol and Browning Buckmark for...
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    07-19-2021, 05:22 PM
    You'll probably do better, and be a little quicker with PIDs, hot plates & such. I don't have any of that. I start the pot off with the knob a little past the tried & true 'sweet spot', and the mold laying on top of it. I start casting and...
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    07-19-2021, 02:59 PM
    If the edges of the cavities are sharp and crisp, I think your rounded edges are related more towards heat. Either the mold, alloy, or both aren't quite hot enough. Also, a little extra bit of tin will help them fill out better. Stains from...
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    07-18-2021, 05:54 PM
    People have been asking about, struggling with, and pondering that since back in the Bible days, and probably before. I figure if we believe there is good in people, and in the world, it's kind of hard to deny there isn't also evil trying to...
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    07-18-2021, 05:49 PM
    I think you'll like it. In years gone by, I had a 6" 586, that really liked Blue Dot. I really enjoyed it until I traded it off for a Gold Cup.
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    07-18-2021, 05:46 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Steeel Cases in Our Town
    That's what I've always heard. I don't know it that's true or not, but if it's a good possibility- that's reason enough for me not to reload or shoot them. I have a few .45s from WWII that I've accumulated over the years, but just keep them...
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    07-18-2021, 03:06 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Enough? in Hunting with CB's
    If you do your part with shot placement, I don't see any problem. Don't hit any part you plan to eat, it'll leave a wound channel that will look like a baseball went through it.
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    07-17-2021, 11:11 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Engine Machine Motor in Our Town
    I'd always heard motors ran on electricity, and engines on fuel. But never understood why the term 'seige engine' was applied to war machines in ancient times. It's common to see the words interchanged, and even used together. Such as a...
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    07-17-2021, 11:03 PM
    The weight for molds is calculated with a specific alloy, such as Lyman's #2 or something similar. "our" boolits tend to come out heavier because most folks don't use quite as hard of a alloy mix as what ya see in the books. The more and more...
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    07-17-2021, 08:27 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Nickle cases in Our Town
    It might be my imagination, but I think they crack sooner the common brass colored ones.
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    07-17-2021, 07:25 PM
    Another option I've seen done is put cement blocks on the sides and at the height of the burner rack. With pieces of rebar going across, it'll keep most of the weight off the burner itself.
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    07-16-2021, 07:22 PM
    I'd take the Toyota. Reliability trumps good gas mileage.
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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