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    Today, 01:18 PM
    "I'm getting just enough rounding on the bottom of these Fedarm cases that you can rock it slightly on the bench but it's hard to see. This is @ 1.2grains of AA2." According to both quick load and gordons reloading calculators 1.2 gn of AA#2 should...
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    Today, 04:00 AM
    I am a novice at using the calculators. Using Gordons Reloading tool now. The way I went about it was by testing loads with the chrono then matching the velocities with QL. Velocities of 1450fps with a 40gn powder coated bullet started showing...
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    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    I have experimented with making some "home made" Asian dishes. This is what I have found: Essential ingredients... Ginger (doesn't need much but many dishes need ginger) Sesame oil (roasted...and again doesn't need much as this also is a very...
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    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    I had compiled a list of what I think would be ideal powders for 22lr. I have not tested these but rather worked them out with a combination of Quickload specs and pictures of the actual powder (to make sure these powders were of small enough grain...
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    Yesterday, 01:36 PM
    The effective pressure maximum is 19,000 psi. 16,000 psi will show signs of overpressure. Depending on the gun...some guns will allow the cases to blow more consistently. It seems that the newer rifles are designed so that the bottoms of the...
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    08-03-2021, 11:31 PM
    PM me if you want any of my input I am not here to argue with anyone
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    07-31-2021, 08:36 PM
    Turning wood is a good foundation for learning metal machining. It gives a person a good perspective on how things work...even aiding with shortcuts and improvizations for metal work. I like to watch the videos of a guy on youtube that goes by the...
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    07-28-2021, 05:35 PM
    You can remove grease grooves from molds.
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    07-27-2021, 03:28 AM
    This might be of interest:
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    07-22-2021, 03:35 PM
    Traffer replied to a poll Spent Primers in Cast Boolits
    There are people who would like to buy them here:
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    07-21-2021, 06:45 PM
    Send one of each batch to BNE for XRF testing. If they have a lot of tin, you can melt them, mix them with WW or pure lead to get the tin content down to 2% or less. Otherwise tin is too valuable to use to harden bullets nowadays.
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    07-21-2021, 06:41 PM
    Ahhhhahahahahaha....Good one.
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    07-19-2021, 03:38 PM
    I would be interested to know how that alloy compares with pure lead. Can you cast one of pure lead in that same mold to compare weights? Also lead free solder could have other metals, like bismuth, silver along with a majority of tin.
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    07-17-2021, 05:05 PM
    The diameter of the bullet half way between the meplat and the case mouth is the culprit. It is too wide. The options are to get a different mold or seat them deeper.
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    07-17-2021, 01:40 AM
    Core molds are very easy to make. Since they have no grooves they can be plunge cut (drilled) If you can make mold blocks you can just hold them together with a clamp and drill them out with the proper sized drill (#2 drill bit is about the right...
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    07-16-2021, 10:13 PM
    ^^^What he said^^^ My car has bad sway bar rubber bumpers. Been like that for years...BUT check them like rbuck351 says. You don't want to lose a tie rod end on the highway.
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    07-13-2021, 11:11 AM
    There is a community that posts here about swaging jacketed 223 bullets using empty 22lr casings for jackets. You can buy the dies core molds etc., or you can make them yourself if you have a lathe. Here is one link on how it's done. ...
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    07-10-2021, 10:31 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Pit Bulls Killed My Cat in Our Town
    I used to do a bit of trout fishing in the streams of Central Wisconsin. Get in the creek at one to the next and walk back to the car on the roads. Sometimes several miles. I always got chills when farm dogs would come out to the road...
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    07-10-2021, 10:22 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Pit Bulls Killed My Cat in Our Town
    The dogs aren't the real problem...It's the owners. And it's hard to get away with shooting them.
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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