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    Today, 12:25 AM
    For oil & grease, I'd use some sort of petroleum solvent if the container can safely handle it. If it can't handle mineral spirits, I try something like 409 or maybe 'simple green' at full strength. I wouldn't change it any more than I had to. ...
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    Today, 12:14 AM
    As it pertains to their own economy: Maybe they're suicidal. Not to mention- Their ports are clogged and backlogged too. Plus--- All that stuff sitting off shore is tying up ships & containers that could bring us more of their cheap junk to...
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    Cool. Yeah, marketed properly, its worth way more than scrap prices. Especially up there where folks are getting going with inside/winter projects.
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    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Drill bit sharpener in Our Town
    I've hacked around with a bunch of them. My favorite, and one I'd buy again is the 'Drill Doctor'. Each stone for it is good for about 300 sharpenings, and you'll need the extra chuck that goes from 3/8 or so to 1/2 inch. The bottom line one...
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    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    That's cool. I'd double check to see if you need any stamps like we do for various kinds of salt water fish. I can't see Texas Parks & Wildlife giving up those extra fees, especially for a non-resident.
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    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    Just a guess, but the ones on the right could be for windage corrections, and the ones on the left for shooting up or down hill.
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    Yesterday, 06:35 PM
    If you get a predator caller or tape, all the neighborhood cats will come running. If you're using a predator call tape, and forget to bring the player----- Don't use the casett player in your truck. A buddy did that: Opened the doors,...
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    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Yard sale score in Our Town
    Good score, and yeah,,,,, grab & scratch for all of 'em you can get. It's every man for himself on those!
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    Yesterday, 04:34 PM
    I really like it for cast with mid-range recipes from the Lyman book in .30-30, .308, .30-06, and min. charges for .45-70. It, and 3031 are my favorites for them.
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    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    Black Powder is some pretty tough stuff with a long shelf life under less than perfect conditions. In the original containers should keep it good for a hundred years or so. There was a story in Rifleman back in the 80s where a guy found a loaded...
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    Yesterday, 01:47 PM
    At the shop, we'd wear out an angle grinder every couple months. We did a lot of grinding, cutting, and wire wheel scrubbing with them. To save time changing discs & wheels, I kept 4-5 of them on hand. Guys would complain I always ordered the...
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    Yesterday, 03:34 AM
    I think it was George Karlin that did some stand up about how he figured out long term relationships are built on lies. Telling the truth always got him in trouble.
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    10-24-2021, 11:05 PM
    Before and as you skim off the trash,,,,, stir the pot like it owes you money. That'll keep it from stratifying, and mix it all back in. Do that when pouring ingots too. And every few minutes while casting. Also, with that more or less pure...
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    10-24-2021, 09:35 PM
    I can't tell from the pictures without a size comparison if they're .30-06 or 7.62 NATO (.308Win). Top is USGI issue from the Lake City plant, and the numbers are the year of manufacture. It's common to see 'WRA' head stamps mixed in with LC...
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    10-24-2021, 09:29 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread WW Score in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Cool. That's how it's done. Get the word out that you're scrounging Lead, and it will come to ya. Garage & estate sales sometimes have some big fishing sinkers if the people have moved in from the coast. I've seen partial rolls of solder for...
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    10-24-2021, 09:11 PM
    Good going! I've found that running the heat up, and letting them 'soak' awhile makes the fluxing easier and take less effort.
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    10-24-2021, 07:31 PM
    Think of it as an investment. The JMs will only go up, especially one in that good of condition.
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    10-24-2021, 07:28 PM
    Don't turn down anything that's free----- even a goat.
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    10-24-2021, 04:26 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Anyone 25 and under? in Our Town
    Well,,,,, if there is, they'd probably all fit in a old VW bug.:bigsmyl2:
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    10-23-2021, 09:08 PM
    I'd raise the heat a bit, and not be bashfull about stirring every few minutes. I have good luck with a hot mold, and raise the heat up until I get a bit of frosting, then back it off a little. I heat my Promelt a 1/2 hour or so with the mold...
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    10-23-2021, 07:05 PM
    Everything I've read says to use Iron or steel. Without doing the Farenhite conversion--- Zinc melts at 419C and Alum. at 660C. I'd figure if the Zinc was hot enough over its melting point to flow well, the Alum. mold would be getting rather...
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    10-23-2021, 12:51 PM
    I don't think even JB Weld or duct tape can fix that. If powder coating won't do it, you'll need another mold, or maybe beagle out the one ya have.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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