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    Today, 01:07 AM
    Conditor22 replied to a thread Jokes needed in Our Town
    sorry to hear about your grandson. It would help if we know what age he was and a little more about him. what time is it when an elephant sits on a fence ---- time to get a new fence. what goes up the chimney down but not down the chimney up...
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    Today, 01:03 AM
    303Guy... This morning I scored 3 bricks of the 42 grain, 1046 fps Contact...we'll see soon how Eley's cheap ammo shoots. tazman... Take a look at Bill Calfee's comments on the ignition. This will at least give us something to look at and try as...
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    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    taz...I've used the same tactics, buying the lowest velocities I could as a safety factor. I've recorded higher velocities also with the first CBS, (cold bore shot) but I don't remember whether it was with the (1) a swabbed clean bore or (2) a...
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    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    Congratulations tazman.... I can appreciate what you've done and shared here, like I said the other day..."Sometimes you feel more like a Secretary on the range than like a Shooter!" It's the consistently higher velocities that catch my...
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    Yesterday, 07:17 PM
    Here's where the matter is, funny you should say so in your last sentence..."I never claimed my firearms are 'right and tight''...I said that both rifles, the MKII & the CZ452 both show higher velocities than Eley claimed on the box. I showed you...
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    Yesterday, 05:18 PM
    RCBS Lockout die - How to use, how to adjust https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N944W_qhVQ RCBS Lock-Out Die Setup and Operation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egs5GWG_Prc
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:53 PM
    You must have missed my post number 519 ... this doesn't sound like much of an explanation for the questions I ask.
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    Yesterday, 01:47 PM
    I always thought this also. For those who beagle molds--- do your boolits round out when sized? PC adds .001 to .003 per coat, I would go with your regular coating process BUT when you bake multiple coats, only bake the coats until the PC...
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    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    Eley has Ammo again...better hurry! https://eley.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cab11078b51f373ef3f20951a&id=a2e87511f4&e=6332d8a3e5
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    Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    That's an interesting concept, one I've never heard explained before... Both my rifles, the CZ452 & Sav. MKII make more velocity with these last 3 bricks of what I now am calling (E. match) 'substandard QA'. Here's the numbers with the CZ452...
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    06-20-2021, 08:09 PM
    IF the old kegs of powder are any indication you could use an empty cardboard quaker oatmeal tube container.
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    06-20-2021, 07:19 PM
    RCBS has: POWDER CHECKER Model: 87590 -- This shows you how much powder is in the case.--You weigh the powder then set up the die/indicator to show you if you have the same amount of powder in the case as when you set it up. (I believe other...
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    06-20-2021, 07:02 PM
    Conditor22 replied to a thread I made a $9 brush hog! in Our Town
    Another important feature is having a good-sized opening to discharge the grass. With a rear discharge mower, you wire the rear door open and hang a heavy canvas/towels to stop anything from hitting you.
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    06-20-2021, 03:12 PM
    Forrest r... Hi 1127fps Low 1084fps Avg 1102fps ES 43fps SD 10fps --- Are these the kind of #'s you'd expect from $1500 a case eley match ammo or cci sv ammo? No...this in my opinion is a poor performance for expensive ammo but I don't have the...
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    06-19-2021, 07:10 PM
    Went out this morning thinking I'd try to see if there's a relationship between fps & POI when you think your on a node, see if there's some indication there to explain fliers..thinking that the tuner setting 0.0-20 is a node. Back out with the...
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    06-19-2021, 01:30 PM
    My best groups were with HS-6, W231/HP-38, BE & GREEN DOT under the Lee 356-125 2R powdercoated sized .358/.359 (depending on the gun) European 9MM's require even bigger boolits than that, they slug out at .358 & .3585
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    06-19-2021, 01:17 PM
    Any heat retaining material will work. I use ceramic BBQ briquettes, some use lava rock, regular rock, fire brick, -----
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    06-19-2021, 01:01 PM
    I put the mold/item in a container a little larger than the mold/item. Pour evaporust until it covers the item then lift and lower the item to make sure all sides are coated IF the rust is bad I'll hit them with a brush after they have soaked...
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    06-19-2021, 02:46 AM
    Conditor22 replied to a thread Brass mold prep? in Cast Boolits
    Your mold should come with seasoning instructions. IF not check the website. I like to clean the mold cavities well then heat cycle them 4 times in my coating oven 400° let cool then 400° -----
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    06-19-2021, 02:42 AM
    Conditor22 replied to a thread Night casting? in Cast Boolits
    chubacabra --- is that the south of the border tinsel fairy ??? :)
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    06-18-2021, 06:21 PM
    I took another look at my 'Redneck Crown-job' again this morning before I went out to the 50. I can see where I should have reversed the drill and took that little bit of metal 'smear'/tab off the left side of the lands you see here... ...
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    06-18-2021, 05:53 PM
    Slam45 was right on the money!! Life is good again my problem is Gone, Thank you Slam45.
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    06-18-2021, 10:43 AM
    Yes, I have many and with different shaped heads...wish I would have been aware of using the brass screw to 'dress up' a bad crown before I got the dremel in hand, another friend on another forum got me up to speed about this. ((( ...
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    06-17-2021, 03:05 PM
    A couple weeks ago, I got that bore scope and discovered what a hack job I had for a muzzle crown on the CZ452... I talked with my Gunsmith and he said I'm a month or more out for getting it re-crowned, he's swamped and short one Gunsmith at...
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    06-17-2021, 02:49 PM
    303Guy... It's hard to say what's happening, there is so much for us amateurs to know & learn...all we have is our experimenting and what data we have managed to log. It'd be my guess that if we could strap the rifle firmly on a jig and shoot at...
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    06-17-2021, 11:07 AM
    I use liquid lanolin, pour the 1 oz into the bottle of iso-heat with a couple of boolits, label it and leave it on my bench. This way I can use a small sprayer (also with a couple of small boolits inside to act as agitators) For dealing with...
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    06-17-2021, 11:00 AM
    Best COAL for any gun is what chambers, passes the plunk test, cycles, AND is not compressing the powder (there are some compressed loads out there I prefer to stay away from them) Factory rounds generally run on the short size and have...
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    06-17-2021, 10:45 AM
    https://www.pewpewtactical.com/best-scout-scopes/
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    06-17-2021, 10:32 AM
    I read somewhere that SPP were cleaner for indoor shooting
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    06-16-2021, 06:09 PM
    whose worse?? "That's a whole new level of stupid that took me by surprise tonight." you married her. :bigsmyl2::bigsmyl2::bigsmyl2::bigsmyl2::bigsmyl2: Seriously, sounds like you two need to have a good heart-to-heart talk and see what is really...
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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"
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