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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    07-01-2022, 02:22 PM
    The whole statistic on gun in the home more likely to kill an occupant than an intruder is based on occupant suicide vs the extremly low instances of intruders staying to be shot at (0 fatalities) intruder driven off. Followed by shot fired in...
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    06-29-2022, 04:49 PM
    Fishman replied to a thread F-150 gas mileage in Our Town
    My 2000 Chevy Silverado, which I have posted about on here before, remains perfectly operational and is right at 350k miles. It continues to get 15.5 mpg all around, 17 mpg on the highway, and 12 mpg if towing my small boat around for most of the...
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    06-29-2022, 04:30 PM
    Fishman replied to a thread I made a $9 brush hog! in Our Town
    What a saga! :)
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    06-29-2022, 04:12 PM
    Fishman replied to a thread Cooking goose in Cookin' Recipe's
    I should add that the tame goose I've eaten is a totally different thing than wild geese. If you didn't see them both before cooking, you'd swear they weren't anything alike. Tame goose is delicious.
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    06-29-2022, 04:10 PM
    Fishman replied to a thread Cooking goose in Cookin' Recipe's
    When I was a poor graduate student with a small family to feed and permission to goose hunt at a farm nearby, we ate a lot of goose. I usually cooked 1/4 of a breast (these were giant resident Canadas). Normally made a stir fry with lots of...
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    06-28-2022, 02:26 PM
    The Ruger #1 45/70 carbine isn't any heavier and as long as one keeps it at Marlin loads or below it is fine to shoot. Trapdoor level loads are really nice. I don't see why one couldn't apply this logic to the new Marlin, it can't be THAT light.
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    06-28-2022, 01:25 PM
    I've never used a Lee factory crimp die for pistol rounds but see how they could be useful. One of the issues with the 9x18 mak is that the pistols chambered for it very quite a bit in bore size. While I don't have a huge breadth of experience,...
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    06-27-2022, 05:36 PM
    If one is willing to DIY or make do with a dripper on a burner rather than a commercial rig designed to drip shot one can drive down the initial cost. I have been looking at dripper tray ready for drip fittings at just over $100 but couldn't make...
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    06-27-2022, 01:53 PM
    I will add the idea of not sizing the brass too much. By that I mean, just enough. If the brass you receive is all fired in his gun, use a full length sizer and then set it to "just" set the shoulder back a touch. Don't set the die to bottom out...
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    06-27-2022, 01:04 PM
    While I have not carried the Kimber, I also have a model 60 3" with adjustable sights and consider it to be my finest trail/bumming around gun. There is a world of difference between it and the 4" model 681 I also use a lot. It is lighter, easier...
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    06-24-2022, 11:44 AM
    Ingots will be as clean as seller was willing to clean them. Like anything else some folks do it better than others. Melt a few of the ingots in a pot, junk will float on the surface of molten lead. Should give you a good idea of how clean the...
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    06-24-2022, 11:25 AM
    I seldom sell except to gain funds for purchase of some other alloy or component. Not getting any easier to find. Printing lead such as mono, foundry, or linotype are getting very scarce. Pewter is less common than it used to be also. For what...
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    06-24-2022, 11:10 AM
    You may be able to find a buyer for the indium. Possibly through eBay. Given the uses listed it would seem more geared toward commercial manufacture than hobby use but a lot of folks are doing stuff with solar cells so who knows. See if you can...
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    06-24-2022, 10:59 AM
    Take some of the Rotometal alloy and add pewter or other high tin alloy to it until you get tin/antimony about equal. Makes for an easy addition to plain lead to get anything from softer revolver alloy of around 1.5% each to Lyman #2 alloy at 5%...
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    06-22-2022, 03:45 PM
    Something to be said for nice dome shaped 360 degree camera's outside the door in plain sight. Even a dummy camera Discourage the attempt in the first place. Actual image capture inside should help avoid false alarms. If they camera inside picks...
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    06-22-2022, 02:47 PM
    Worth noting that Gen X and Gen Z who are now in "prime adult years" are many fewer than the Boomer generation that is aging out of the work place and dying off now. One of the prime movers for low unemployment is those two generations behind the...
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    06-22-2022, 12:41 PM
    While it is not so much available currently the cheap eastern European ammo was low cost enough at times to give reloading a run for its money. If one is just looking at the cost in money and time there have been times when some Wolf ammo would...
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    06-22-2022, 10:27 AM
    For many of us casting weather is spring and fall. I'm working in the garages so extreme heat leads to sweating all over everything (bad tinsel fairy) and in winter it is too cold much of the time. Although a big burner does warm things up nicely...
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    06-20-2022, 04:01 PM
    I'll take the last one of these. #1: 125 pieces of WINCHESTER head stamped 7.62 x 39 brass. 95% decapped, tumbled in corncob to hi luster. MINIMAL FIRING DINGS. About the only thing with this brass is out of round necks! PICS AVAILABLE ON...
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learning to make own ammo, dog agility, and photography


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Scrap.... because all the really pithy and emphatic four letter words were taken and we had to describe this way of getting casting material somehow so we added an "S".
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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