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    Yesterday, 11:32 AM
    Have a giraud and an amp, if I had the time I’d have made one like @pertnear, looks like a pretty easy project. In fact someone should just make a $75 kit.
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    04-09-2021, 07:38 AM
    Any form of printer’s type. Pure is always good to have around, but also rarely hard to acquire. I’ve acquired a couple tons, and now I hear that we may be downsizing to a new house soon.
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    04-08-2021, 12:56 AM
    Didn’t someone just post some commercial lube-sizers for sale in bst? Post was very short on details, and had no pics, but I got the impression that they were not from Magma.
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    04-05-2021, 05:03 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Questions in Our Town
    Velocity x mass will give the comparison you seek. A 22cal air rifle at 950fps will have no trouble taking a squirrel in an average back yard.
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    04-05-2021, 07:14 AM
    Sorry overkill, it really had become a bit of a mess. I sent almost everything to 4 or 5 people. Have a tin of orange plastic discs and gas checks left that I think are for making shot shells, but not sure. Some of the cast bullets were good...
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    04-02-2021, 09:49 PM
    What he said. I hadn’t thought about testing the water for lead, great idea. It’ll be dirty from all the junk that burns off from the scrap, but it may not have enough lead to matter.
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    04-02-2021, 07:06 AM
    There is going to be a trade off with the carbon filter. It will load up fast and reduce air volume, and it will be expensive to maintain. If you put it first it’ll load up in a few minutes, if you put it last and gets damp it won’t work at all and...
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    04-02-2021, 06:52 AM
    If you measure 10 charges into one pan youíre measuring the average and donít know the sample variance. You could have a 1gr variance from charge to charge, but with a big enough sample they disappear in the average. Could also be that itís throwing...
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    04-01-2021, 08:06 AM
    Not quite sure what you’re reading, but based on this recent article published in the lancet there remains no evidence that hydroxichloroquine is effective. ...
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    03-30-2021, 08:08 AM
    Admitting that I have no real experience dealing with this I’d try building an exhaust pipe shaped like a p-trap and put fine water misters in it. Small drain at the bottom, effluent directed to the sanitary (not storm) drain. This should cool the...
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    03-29-2021, 10:08 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Chop Saws in Reloading Equipment
    Iím thinking that an old radial arm saw and a jig to hold a row of brass would get through a lot of brass quickly. Takes up a lot of space though.
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    03-29-2021, 08:57 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread 38 special wadcutter in Cast Boolits
    So you’re still sizing the back 80% of the bullet, the part in the case, you’re just doing it with the lee factory crimp die. The unsized front section gets sized by the cylinder throat upon firing. Seems that brass thickness would matter because...
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    03-28-2021, 09:15 PM
    While reloading some standard wadcutters for my S&W, I saw the Speer reloading manuals have a page dedicated to short barreled .38 SPL revolvers. According to Speer, the 110 Gold Dot jhp is the optimal bullet to load with. I have a MAK that I’m...
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    03-26-2021, 06:01 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Wet tumble and Dawn in Our Town
    Try using more soap. I find that if there are no suds when you open the tumbler that the brass won’t be as polished looking. With really dirty brass I may tumble for an hour then change the water and tumble for another hour. I don’t use dawn, have...
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    03-24-2021, 09:49 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread annealing in Reloading Equipment
    Good discussion. Interesting observation about the coincidence of the flame color changing and the temp of the neck. I don’t expect it’s zinc, temp seems too low, my guess is that at some temp the brass scavenges oxygen and the flame temp drops, but...
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    03-24-2021, 09:08 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread 70's compact cell phone in Our Town
    The first version was twice the size, what you have is the later version, commonly called the ultra something. I’d bet that with new batteries it would still power up, but I don’t think there is anywhere outside a lab that still runs the network...
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    03-23-2021, 09:56 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread 70's compact cell phone in Our Town
    I was working on an opportunity with NTT DoCoMo and was amazed at how tiny some of the phones in Japan were...and completely unusable! Think I have a kimono around here somewhere still, they were big on gifts, and on drinking. They did have a...
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    03-23-2021, 09:43 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread 303 British Brass in Pay It Forward
    I can use this, am actually going to give it away, but I’ll also offer up another PIF. Will send you a PM
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    03-23-2021, 07:39 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread annealing in Reloading Equipment
    Somehow I think this whole thread got off track. Wasn’t the question how to check temp rather than how to anneal. Seems like about the closest we’ve come is “don’t burn your fingers.”
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    03-23-2021, 05:38 PM
    Mmacro replied to a thread 70's compact cell phone in Our Town
    I hear you... my authorized, usable amateur radio frequencies have been slowly eroded over the last few decades in order to accommodate the growth in wireless technologies (never mind with digital modes, the need to take Ham frequencies should have...
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    03-23-2021, 01:34 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread 70's compact cell phone in Our Town
    Yeah, we needed to knock down the power as we shrank the size of each cell to accommodate customer growth in cities. Network architecture and frequency reuse would bore you all to sleep! The rural customers were stuck with the lower power and...
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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