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    Yesterday, 05:56 AM
    Its called locally "Foam backer rod",and comes in either open or closed cell foam,and polyU or polyE......some is expensive ,some comes in 100yd roll....."so ya pays yer money and takes yer chances"
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    06-18-2021, 03:13 AM
    The explanation Ive seen is that Lee dimensioned the die to the smallest chamber they could find in a 577/450.......anyway,IMHO ,the biggest fault it has is the neck is too small.....and added to that ,there is a ledge at the end of the...
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    06-18-2021, 03:01 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Nosy Neighbors in Our Town
    nosey woman from down the street sees me checking the mailbox ,and comes straight over .....She says "did ya go to the big meetin last Saturday?".....I says didnt know it was on...whats it about ....she says "it was about you".....didnt need to...
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    06-17-2021, 06:38 AM
    This reminds me of the dimwit who asked me for proof of age....Im over 70 ,and the years havent been kind either. But ,it was his job,and he did it.......which gets around to the clerk.......big corporations dont give anyone under executive...
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    06-16-2021, 04:01 AM
    His M17 looks just plain pitted to me...(the utube video)
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    06-16-2021, 03:54 AM
    A lot of sheet plastics are very tricky to work.....they dont punch out the same size as the dies used......In any case,if I got plastic wads a few thou oversize ,I would make an inserter to compress them a bit as they went into the case,and use a...
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    06-16-2021, 03:38 AM
    So far not mentioned is the use of draught excluder.....by using the 1/2 and 5/8 sizes,reliable ignition is secured with slower burning powders,such as 4198......and IMHO ,this is the biggest advance made in Martini Henry shooting in 180...
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    06-15-2021, 07:29 PM
    In fact ,the number one rule with old rifle cases costing several dollars each is NEVER resize anything as long as the case fits the chamber and works OK.....If you use paper patch bullets ,they will hold in the neck OK without sizing.......I...
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    06-15-2021, 07:21 PM
    Im surprised you had trouble with CBC/Magtech cases......I have 100 converted from when they changed over to boxer primers (have CBC berdans ,too)....and have never had any problem....and they have been reloaded over 100 times each .....in fact...
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    06-12-2021, 12:38 AM
    john.k replied to a thread The escape of Mittens. in Our Town
    When my old tiger died,I got a sheltercat ,suposedly handed in by old people......I knew that wasnt right straight away....he was a feral ,and would try to escape from a window even when the door was open.....just obsessed about getting outside from...
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    06-11-2021, 08:00 PM
    john.k replied to a thread The escape of Mittens. in Our Town
    Over here ,people condemn you if you let your cat outside.....the council has a law limiting cats to their owners yard...and enforcement penalties......Unfortunately ,a determined cat will get out ,especially if the owner is 70+....if animal...
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    06-07-2021, 06:31 AM
    Yeah ,there are some great pictures online of "OK,I m ready to sell the car now....same price as you offered me 20 years ago."......and there is nothing left but a pile of rust.
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    06-07-2021, 06:26 AM
    Some (maybe not the OP) are surprised when a 94 action wont close with the hammer down......there is simply too much force applied by the spring loaded pusher in the bolt,and the adverse angles on the locking block and hammer face.....Thumb the...
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    06-05-2021, 08:36 PM
    I was directly behind a pre 64 Model 70 in 243 that had the classic blowup.....ring blown apart,stock splintered and barrel on the ground in front.........this was in the early 70s,and it was a boyscout type of outing using cheap white box military...
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    06-04-2021, 08:34 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Krag leading badly in Military Rifles
    Old advice is to clean any copper/nickle jacket fouling from the bore before using cast.......An ammonia cleaner,or maybe electrolysis will be needed if metallic fouling is heavy and hard to shift.
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    06-02-2021, 03:32 AM
    john.k replied to a thread My nra jacket in Our Town
    I dont see any sarcasm...simple statement of facts....and custom leather is very expensive ,beyond my budget.
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    06-02-2021, 03:26 AM
    I had similar drama to country gent....i wanted a big shed in my yard,had the space,but knew the neighbours wouldnt be happy........they immediately think cars ,body work,noise etc........anyway ,I let them all think it was a house pad I was having...
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    05-31-2021, 07:42 PM
    You want to try the local city council......they seized a strip of ground off me for a stormwater drain,stole all the good soil from the trench and replaced it with clay and rock rubbish.....then had the unmitigated gall to send me a letter...
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    05-29-2021, 10:32 PM
    Its always a disappointment when you come across a gun,or anything else thats not being cared for ,and let detoriate,yet the owners wont sell it......most times ,they wont even let you touch it,then a couple of years later ,you get a call that they...
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    05-29-2021, 10:22 PM
    john.k replied to a thread My nra jacket in Our Town
    Probably not...a lot of leather product come from Pakistan or South Africa these days ,thats the budget end of the market I can afford ,anyway.......more expensive comes from custom made to measure shops that can be anywhere.
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    05-29-2021, 08:22 PM
    The early version powered by two Hercules WXLC3s were a bit slow,and in the landing on Tarawa,they could only hold position against a 4 knot current over the reefs....making them a sitting duck for jap gunners,......After a couple of hours ,they ran...
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    05-28-2021, 08:27 PM
    The intrinsic value of bitcoin is that transactions are untraceable......this is of great value to some ,and fluctuations in value for the instant the transfer takes is of no consequence..........and as you might imagine ,banks are developing their...
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    05-28-2021, 08:16 PM
    I recall in the 70s,the army sold some here in huge crates.....people bought them for the wood in the crates ,and scrapped the buffalos............I had a boat at that time ,it had the Hercules 6 cyl flathead motor from the early version....a...
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    05-28-2021, 08:10 PM
    Parker Hales top line rifles used ex German WW2 Mauser 98 actions for many years...when the supply ran out,they started using new made Spanish actions......the Spanish didnt stack up against the German made actions,for cosmetic reasons...uneven...
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    05-25-2021, 02:41 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Blind kitten in Our Town
    Its amazing how quickly cats respond to bit of medical treatment......they may be soft and fluffy,but they are some of the toughest critters put on this earth.
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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