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    11-24-2021, 08:05 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Double Charge of Unique in Leverguns
    I ,and many others was caught out by erratic deliveries from a powder measure.....I suppose more correct to say ,caught out by relying on a powder measure to be accurate.
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    11-23-2021, 09:37 PM
    One thing most dont consider is how deep should a counterbore be?........I use the boring bar method,and consider the cut deep enough when I can see a clearly defined bore and grooves .....i have always used a flat cut for muzzles ,not pretty like a...
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    11-23-2021, 09:26 PM
    Primers in the original packaging are quite safe.......safer than a lot of the highly flammable,toxic materials used in furnishings,floor coverings,wall panels ...even clothing.........Most dangerous item stored in a home would be the gas bottles...
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    11-23-2021, 09:14 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Building a Garage in Our Town
    Its never big enough.....although a couple of years ago ,I was planning to move to a rural area.....and one place I looked at the sheds were so big ,it was d never fill them ,but any kind of repairs would be on an industrial...
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    11-18-2021, 08:40 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Building a Garage in Our Town
    My shed is finally finished...took nine months due to worker shortages......had the slab ,all the precut steel etc ready to go by Nov last year.......took until July this year to get the builders......and they turned up on a Sunday afternoon,and hit...
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    11-18-2021, 08:05 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Lawyer Am I wrong. in Our Town
    There was no problem with my mothers will,basically she had two sons ,neither needed any money .......anyway,what upset me was she had a prepaid funeral with a big undrtaker company,all the documents etc.......but when the lawyers accounting came...
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    11-10-2021, 03:00 AM
    john.k replied to a thread car jack in Our Town
    Back in the 70s ,even used to change our own tires......not wheels,tires....its was easy until car makers put a safety ridge on rims......Nader ,I imagine,...then you had to use the jack to get the bead past the ridge .....I used to buy el cheapo...
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    11-05-2021, 05:44 AM
    john.k replied to a thread car jack in Our Town
    I had one of the airbags years ago in a 4x4 as get out of trouble aid.......blow up the bag,then you can roll the vehicle sideways some.............however,I wonder if a modern car might have some problem with exhaust back pressure?
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    11-02-2021, 11:12 PM
    Powder quality was variable in the 1860s too......there is a report by a Col Dixon RE,that the 45 cal "small bore" rifles had all been returned to store as the only suitable powder was an expensive commercial one,and the standard issue military...
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    11-02-2021, 11:00 PM
    My bosses son was entrusted with keeping the parents new luxury car operable while the boss went on a tour for 12 months......son brought the car into work ,parked it in the corner of the shed ......and in a brilliant move ,put some big bags of...
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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