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  • oley55's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    Well dang, I thought excessive heat accelerated the migration of tin and antimony to the surface. As a consequence I have been trying to keep my fluxing temps below 700 degrees so that I wouldn't end up spooning off the good stuff.
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    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread Ladle molds? in Casting Equipment
    I fer sure ain't no expert, but this thread I started where I was having difficulties casting 30 cal bullets may answer the OP's question in post #26. Mind boggling to me, but it is what it is. At least for now. ...
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    My brother in-law snagged me 97 pounds of lead fishing weights some recreational diver had collected over the years. Many had been under water so long that the brass eyes had corroded away. I netted 92-93 pounds after melting n fluxing. There was...
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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    No help here for #18369. PM responded to reference the alignment tool. I was just reading the instructions to refresh my memory and it reminded me that a "powder die" is needed. The powder die is the the universal die sized housing that the...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    No don't sell it. You are not getting any younger. Much easier to put a scope or red dot the Marlin when you get older and have issues see the front sight. I have both and I like them equally but the Browning 92's ran large on the bores. Mine...
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    Yesterday, 03:48 PM
    My guess is it's a typo for the 256 Win Mag. https://gunsmagazine.com/our-experts/the-256-winchester-magnum/
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  • oley55's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    sounds like you have the auto-prime minus the linkage wsl just mentioned. As he said we need picks to see what you are missing. Others would be better suited to identify most of the auto stuff. On the subject of auto stuff, the 550 auto powder...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:34 PM
    That would absolutely ruin the hide and meat.
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    Actually, early muzzle loaders were pretty much all blued. Browning didn't come around in general use until around 1800.
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    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
    If it was being returned from a gunsmith, or you have a C&R license, they can be sent to your home address.
    9 replies | 256 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread AR -15 cast @100yd in Cast Boolits
    I'm not sure of the capabilities of an AR platform for accuracy, but I was getting 1 5/8" at 100 yards, at 2680 fps with my heavy barreled .223 and cast bullets.
    20 replies | 469 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:43 AM
    Murphy replied to a thread Anyone 25 and under? in Our Town
    I'm certain there are, they just haven't spoke up yet. I will say this, we'd be blessed to have pile more in your age group join in. We've got a lot to share and help teach, but seemingly no one wanting to learn. Murphy
    17 replies | 353 view(s)
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    10-23-2021, 10:55 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 22 tcm in Case Forming / Re-forming
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    10-23-2021, 10:33 PM
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  • oley55's Avatar
    10-23-2021, 08:10 PM
    using 243’s link for your part/item numbers and lookup parts for the 550 . many parts are the same between machines. from your original picks that 450 is both a later version and has some upgrades. the original 450 had a solid frame press. yours...
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  • oley55's Avatar
    10-22-2021, 09:43 PM
    I don’t where to begin, because I’m not sure what you need or think you need. I have two copies of the original manuals for my two 450’s. I can’t get to them until Monday, but would be happy to take pics of the whole manual and send them to you. ...
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    10-22-2021, 03:20 PM
    two pics appearing identical with identical .jpeg numbers. So let’s call it a couple of the same pics. No, your pics have not helped.
    27 replies | 570 view(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