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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Today, 10:37 AM
    Try putting and letting a lawn mower run outside the garage while you're shooting. It isn't a perfect solution, but it'll help cover and cancel out the noise from the shot. Also, line your tube with old/junk carpet. Face the fluffy part towards...
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    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Sounds like they had 1st generation writers for 'gun comic books' even back then. The Admiral probably chose what he did because that's what he had, and he trusted them to do a good job for him.
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    Yesterday, 01:26 PM
    Lee is pretty good for entry level, or if you don't load much. I you load by several hundred or thousands at a time--- RCBS is the way to go. The bad thing with cheap stuff is if you don't like it, there's no trade in allowance when you get the...
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    09-24-2022, 09:53 AM
    There are some steps in making primers that still has to be done by hand. Rumor has it that the match primers are the same, but made/put together by the more senior people at the ammo plant.
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    09-24-2022, 12:19 AM
    I got my 1967 issue Benjamin .22 pump back from them a few months ago. I got the kit to reseal it myself, but stripped a valve and lost a part while taking it apart. There's a spring loaded ball bearing in there about the size of a grain of...
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    09-23-2022, 06:26 PM
    It's for casting a round ball in the muzzle loading black powder days. The handles look like what Ideal used on their stuff. When cartridges came along the tool changed for the added station, but the curved handle stayed the same. As long as...
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    09-23-2022, 04:01 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Bench belt sander grit in Our Town
    Depending on what you intend to do with it; rapid material removal, shaping, fine finishing, etc. you might want 2-3 different ones.
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    09-22-2022, 06:50 PM
    You need to get Copper up around 750-800 degrees to anneal it, yours just got hot enough to tarnish. I wouldn't worry about it either way.
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    09-22-2022, 06:45 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Muzzle Brake in Single Shot Guns
    Usually, if you call the manufacturer during working hours, they'll tell you right off the top of their head.
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    09-22-2022, 10:27 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Truck painting in Our Town
    I was in the industry from 1981-2006. The really fancy stuff was still fairly new. In about 2002 the paint that changes color at different angles and light had just come out. Instead of ground up Aluminum for the metalic flake, it used...
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    09-22-2022, 09:51 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Truck painting in Our Town
    That was common back in the day. You could get intoxicated from it, but short term exposure was not a big deal. These modern generation urethanes are more like breathing in formica. A lot of them use isocyanates as hardeners. Not only is it...
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    09-21-2022, 10:27 PM
    The slower the powder, the longer the pressure curve will be, and they'll feel more like a push than a sharp hammer blow. As short as handgun barrels are, there isn't much to work with as far as getting boolit moving and the speed up. I wouldn't...
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    09-21-2022, 10:11 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Truck painting in Our Town
    Primer sticks like poop on a baby blanket. It's basically spray on glue with talcum powder in it. It will stick to clear. You can block sand it with 400 wet or dry and paint back over the clear. I'd use plain water with a little bump of some...
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    09-21-2022, 07:50 PM
    It's mentioned on other threads. The dust from spent primers has Lead in it, and the dust coming off a dry tumbler with de-primed cases is something to be concerned about. It's nothing to panic over, just be careful since it can accumulate...
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    09-20-2022, 10:26 PM
    Traditionally- metal removal is done with the coarse first, then medium, and the fine is done last as a polishing.
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    09-20-2022, 11:46 AM
    I cast in the garage. There is a open walk in door behind me, and a 4' portable fan in front of me at the open 10' roll up door. It makes for a nice draft pulling all the air past me, past the pot, and out. I don't worry about various fumes or...
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    09-19-2022, 08:21 PM
    I don't know how I'd react to finding out I'd asked some nice couple directions, then found out it was the Queen of England. Would ya feel stupid for not recognizing her, (her picture is even on their money) or just make up another story about...
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    09-19-2022, 03:01 PM
    Maybe sometime you'll taw a puddy cat.
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    09-19-2022, 12:04 PM
    With all the coverage of her life there's some really cute stories coming out. Years ago, the Queen would takes walks outside the palaces she stayed in. One time her, and a security guy were walking along and they were approached by a pair of...
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    09-18-2022, 08:01 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread .357 lever gun in Leverguns
    I've had a Marlin CB, and have a Marlin carbine. I like 'em both.
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    09-18-2022, 06:41 PM
    One of our pilots was from MV, and when ever somebody asked him a 'what if' kind question he didn't want to answer, he'd say, "We'll drive off that bridge when we get to it".
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    09-18-2022, 02:50 PM
    I got a Garand like that. Just for a project, I ran a wet patch with Hoppe's #9 down it every day, or every other day until it wasn't green any more. It took about two months, but it looked new again.
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    09-18-2022, 09:40 AM
    When you measure the diameter--- it will tell you which one it is.
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    09-18-2022, 09:34 AM
    That's my call on it too. With the sort of roughish finish, I'd guess it to be from a war production era Springfield 03A3. At a glance, it looks new and will work just fine. There are after market safeties available that will work without...
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    09-18-2022, 09:28 AM
    Go back a little farther and almost everybody did. My Grandfather wouldn't leave the house unless he was wearing a suit or in his Police Officer uniform. The Hollywood image of townspeople in Western movies is wrong. Everybody in down was well...
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    09-18-2022, 09:16 AM
    Just a guess, but it might not be as easy for it to clog up if it runs all the time.
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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