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    Today, 06:38 PM
    If it's about 3" dia. and has been split open-- there's a good chance it is old telephone cable that had a gaz-illion of those little Copper wires inside and was buried. It's about as pure as you'll find. But there is usually a lot of...
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    07-27-2021, 11:32 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Desiccant bags in Our Town
    The latch on ammo cans are designed to burst open and vent the can in a fire, without shattering or fragmenting. A pressure cooker is made to contain fairly high pressure and doesn't have the ability to vent more than at a small rate. It can...
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    07-26-2021, 05:57 PM
    Back in the old days, when the kids were little, I had a endless supply of broken crayons. I made my own lube for 1,000-ish speed handgun loads with them. It won't work just straight, I had to mix in some motor oil and high temp disc brake...
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    07-26-2021, 05:51 PM
    You do know there is a Grunt joke in there don't ya?.
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    07-26-2021, 05:35 PM
    As far as .30 molds go: Any of the tried & true designs that have been around for almost 100 years will do a good job for ya. That may have something to do with why there are popular and still in production I've got a 169 or 170 RN RCBS I...
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    07-26-2021, 03:59 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Desiccant bags in Our Town
    Out there in the jungle where you are, I'd be putting long term stored powder (in its original container) inside a airtight plastic tub or ammo can and call it good.
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    07-26-2021, 03:52 PM
    All things considered, that's really pretty good. Especially for those of us that no longer have what I call 'Those young kid eyes'. I'd keep doing the last tinkery sort of things. My results have shown a tiny little improvement with those...
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    07-26-2021, 02:17 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Worlds worst speller! in Our Town
    Capt. Marchinko USN, the SEAL Team Six guy, and author would get frustrated at various things, and wish doom on them. One of his quotes was "Doom! on spell checkers".
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    07-26-2021, 02:50 AM
    Yeah. There's some critical measurements going on with them. If you need a bolt for a Remington (probably others too), it can not be had anywhere, at any price. You have to send the rifle back to the factory so they can fit it.
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    07-25-2021, 11:57 PM
    Dogs don't seem to have a very good sense of time. I've noticed that ours are just as glad to see me when I come back from the store, or when I get back from a hunting trip.
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    07-25-2021, 11:32 PM
    Well, hate to hear that, but what's done is done. I've found life is like reading a book- read a page or live a day, then go on to the next. Don't dwell on days gone by or pages in the past. I'm often reminded of a early scene in the first...
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    07-25-2021, 07:59 PM
    Looks like a winner. With the normal range and animal considerations, I'd use it.
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    07-25-2021, 04:15 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Worlds worst speller! in Our Town
    I've often been frustrated with dictionarys. I have a problem looking up a word I can't spell. Sometimes I've thought I'd have to look on every single page, and still not be able to find it.
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    07-25-2021, 03:00 PM
    I sometimes wondered when the military was going to buy tupperware pistols to go along with the plastic rifles.
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    07-25-2021, 02:55 PM
    I have several 5 gal. buckets about 1/2 full and they're pushed up against the wall under my workbench. As long as the concentrated weight isn't a problem, and they stay dry-- anything will work. As far as liners & covers: It's reminds me when...
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    07-25-2021, 02:49 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Worlds worst speller! in Our Town
    My fall back position on poor spelling is a comment Pres. Abraham Lincoln made. He wrote his own speeches, and would sometimes misspell a word two or three different ways---- on the same page. When called out on it, he'd reply-- if you only knew...
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    07-24-2021, 11:10 PM
    Reminds me Clint Eastwood in "Paint Your Wagon", and what he said about No Name City. The miners got a town all built and fixed up just the way they liked it, then civilization moved in and ruined it.
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    07-24-2021, 10:56 PM
    Any petroleum solvent will work. For your project, I'd hold the area with a rag and spray carb. or brake cleaner in the hole with the little tube to really flush it out. Oh,,,,, don't look at it when ya spray. That stuff wants to bounce out...
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    07-24-2021, 10:52 PM
    I'd get them if it was a super great deal. Other than that, I'd try to get a few just to show young folks.
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    07-24-2021, 08:54 PM
    It's more fun to let a kid dump out the powder on the ground and throw lit kitchen matches at it.
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    07-24-2021, 05:10 PM
    If the joint isn't subject to the stress & strain from recoil, it shouldn't be much different than changing a bolt handle on anything else. If the joint won't lend itself to being on the far side of a recoil lug, I'd figure something else out.
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    07-24-2021, 05:03 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Decapping pin mishap in Our Town
    Old school straight, headless de-cap pins snap right off and get into mischief too. Like Jim, I'd look around first too, then probe the loaded ammo with a super powerful magnet as a last resort. It might not 'find' the end of the pin and hold...
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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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