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    Today, 12:13 PM
    Got the Hawkeye bore scope out today mini mag lite was froze up tight. I called Gradient Lenses and up graded to the newer LED light source, This unit is adjustable and a whiter light than the mag light. My unit just made the newer threads so it...
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    Today, 12:05 PM
    Got out the bore scope today to use and mini mag light was is froze up tight so called gradient lenses and up graded to the led light source ( mine just made the new threads so it would work). The new unit is adjustable for amount of light and a...
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    Today, 09:51 AM
    Yes they all will work with brass cases, on the counter sinks you may need to "dull" them a little with a stone to stop grabbing and chatter. The counter sinks with the single hole thru work very well
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    Today, 09:46 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Nosy Neighbors in Our Town
    We ( my wife and I) both worked at the same place. A couple of the older ladies decided they had to inform her I was " keeping time with a lady from the can plant". Her reply was good hes leaving me alone then. After that the 3 of us went to lunch...
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    Today, 09:32 AM
    While not quit the same angle a 5/8 or 3/4" counter sink can be used with good results, The other plus to these is they normally have a 1/2" shank allowing them to be ran in a drill press. Another is a mounted grinding point....
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Here is how I would start. Prep brass. uniform primer pockets and flash holes, trim to uniform length deburr and chamfer, anneal. seat primer Find the charge weight that fills case to base of seated bullet. Drop in case with a drop rube and...
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    Yesterday, 09:32 AM
    If you go with the snug fitting plastic tube be sure to mark the mouth end as BP fouling has a horrible taste if you get the wrong end.[smilie=1:
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    Yesterday, 08:27 AM
    I believe with high intensity rounds in the hepburn that the extraction may become a problem with upper end loads. A lot of the old single shots had weaker extraction than the modern actions.
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    Yesterday, 08:19 AM
    I have seen some if this first hand at the nearest cabellas personally. I went up there a few years ago they had their pedersoli 74 sharps long range in sale. Told the salesman what I wanted and asked how many they had in stock. asked to see 3...
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    06-16-2021, 08:43 PM
    One way is to get out an old metal bucket. put a couple layers of charcoal briquettes in to then light add the brass wrapped in aluminum foil (add some strips of paper to burn off oxygen and reduce scale) add a couple more layers of briquettes and...
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    06-16-2021, 11:44 AM
    I use flat o-1 gauge stock for sprue plates. I dont normally harden it up but its ground flat and also dosnt warp as bad as some others when machining and thru use. I normally use 1/4" for the thickness better heat retention and bigger sprue.
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    06-16-2021, 07:57 AM
    I will give you some generic advice as I dont believe this is a decision any one but you should make. First you need to decide what if this is the only thing thats upsetting you. Literally go to a quiet place you are comfortable ( for me its a spot...
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    06-15-2021, 08:58 AM
    On my BPCR cases I sort by head stamp. When new They are trimmed primer pockets uniformed and flash holes deburred. I may check neck wall thickness to see what it is and how consistent. I have one rifle 45-70 with a righter neck area and it can be...
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    06-14-2021, 09:23 PM
    country gent replied to a thread any Farmall fans? in Our Town
    I had a cub f series woods belly mower, plow cultivators and the wheel weights. ad had several over the years. He drew up with a F12 and a super H at home. He had a 400 with wide front conversion, 504 Mounted 2 row picker on it most of fall, 706,...
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    06-14-2021, 07:55 PM
    It could be handled much differently and much more tactfully. Actually Ive seen the opposite more times where the salesman pushes the person into more gun than they want. AS to the straw purchase Most salesman let the form 4473 questions determine...
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    06-14-2021, 04:49 PM
    As stated above.Improve trigger if it needs it, Check the barrel clamp screws and also consider the fit of barrel tenon in receiver, Then stock to receiver and barrels bedding. Another help to tuning is the mags tension, The triggers arent the...
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    06-14-2021, 04:01 PM
    country gent replied to a thread any Farmall fans? in Our Town
    On cubs the clutch and transmission have to be engaged Its not a live PTO when clutch is in everything stops
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    06-14-2021, 10:19 AM
    country gent replied to a thread any Farmall fans? in Our Town
    I had a 47 cub with hydraulic lift. If you have the 6' woods belly mower you really want the hyd lift. Also a 6' mower on the cub is really wanting for power. I had plow cultivators and mower for mine. Does yours have the wheel weights in the rims?...
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    06-13-2021, 03:42 PM
    Wilton is a upper end name in vises. That a really nice one.Yes now you need a bench heavy enough to match the vise. In a pinch split a copper pope length wise and flatten the bend up into caps for the vise.
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    06-12-2021, 09:56 PM
    I used locktite super glue to mount and test an early tasco pro point ( had the battery housing on the side) on a ruger mark 2 shoat it some and zeroed it up. I then transferred the holes with a transfer punch and drilled and tapped. As far as I...
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    06-12-2021, 07:54 AM
    country gent replied to a thread snake boots in Our Town
    Back In the day my grandfather was bit by a snake after 3 days of intense pain and agony, The snake died. Heavy boots or even the heavy brown duck work pants should do. As an aside the old sand rails built from volkswagons in snake country...
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    06-11-2021, 06:47 PM
    The cnc machines have made the custom / specialty dies a much cheaper operation. Its much easier to run the case thru a cmm put the drawing in a cad program and write the program. CNC lathe gets the program and a few rough drills and the dies are...
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    06-11-2021, 09:34 AM
    When I was competing ( NRA High Power and Long Range) I would drive 45 mins to a range that had a 600 yd practice for the 1/2 hour on the line to test loads rifles and practice.I normally shoot center fire rifles at 200 yards rim fires at 50 but...
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    06-10-2021, 07:22 PM
    If your shooting several calibers drill out the cases for a 357 case and glue these in the cases with the body out then 1 tube and the cases slide in to the tube as needed.
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    06-10-2021, 07:17 PM
    The rifling twist of 1 - 18 is going to like heavier bullets or longer bullets better. If you are using true BP experiment with compression of the powder and compress with a die not the bullet. I normally start with no compression no air space...
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    06-10-2021, 09:08 AM
    Use a plug cutter and cut couple plugs from under the butt plate. about 3/8" long and dia needed to cover the area. carefully fill holes with glue and match stick and drill a snug hole for plugs back on center line if needed. finish down to match...
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    06-09-2021, 06:58 PM
    One pf the hardest to set dies to correctly bump the shoulder for is the 22 hornet do to the body taper and gradual shoulder, But a good case gauge makes it much easier. I have a Ruger Number 1 B in 300 win mag and size to just bump the...
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    06-09-2021, 11:03 AM
    The swap barrel rifle has worked for years it is a interesting platform. While each barrel may not shoot to the same scope setting a scope with target turrets allows each barrels zero to be dialed into the scope when the barrel is installed. Here...
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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