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    05-09-2021, 12:05 PM
    Jim22 replied to a thread NOE Backorder? in Casting Equipment
    Finally got the NOE order yesterday that I placed on January 10, 2021. Iwrote emails and tried phoning several times - leaving messages. He finally picked up on my most recent call. Not a big order, either, one boolit mould and two top punches.
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    05-09-2021, 11:59 AM
    Boy, I sure am glad I gave up golf.
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    05-07-2021, 08:13 PM
    I'd like to use this tip. Sounds like it makes sense. What species ofwood do you use?
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    05-07-2021, 08:06 PM
    Glossy, wet looking. I like it.
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    05-07-2021, 08:05 PM
    Didn't even change the masking tape.
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    05-06-2021, 12:22 PM
    Jim22 replied to a thread Acceptable variance in Cast Boolits
    I have tried weighing rifle boolits after casting. What I found with 200 gr .358 boolits is that 80-90% wind up within two grains of each other. The rest are either lighter or heavier. I understand how some turn out lighter but have not figured...
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    04-28-2021, 04:49 PM
    I guess after reading the other's comments I have to say I carry three. I have a small spring-assisted Kershaw that clips on my pocket. I have a small Swiss Army knife with a corkscrew, and an old first generation Leatherman. I have replaced the...
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    04-28-2021, 01:14 PM
    It is for this reason, the thin spot over the chamber of a six round revolver cylinder, that I would suggest a five round revolver. In most cases the latch notches are between cylinders. Wikipedia says that the .41 Long Colt was loaded with .386"...
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    04-27-2021, 08:02 PM
    Couple things: 1. Don't let the boolits cool before separating them. I use Smoke's powder and find if I take the hardware cloth trays out of the oven before they cool any and shake the tray the boolits separate easily. Sometimes an air soft BB...
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    04-27-2021, 07:50 PM
    I am curious about the silicone sheets with the hex pattern in them. It looks like they would hold boolits erect during baking but I have a couple questions: 1. Are they available in different size openings for different diameter boolits or are...
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    04-26-2021, 07:46 PM
    Jim22 replied to a thread NOE Backorder? in Casting Equipment
    I may have the record. I ordered a mould from NOE early in January this year. Not here yet and he won't answer my emails or calls. He cashed my credit card right away.
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    04-26-2021, 07:41 PM
    Jim22 replied to a thread Retirement Present in Hunting with CB's
    My experience with spherical powders like W296 and H110 in straight wall cases (The .357 MAX) has indicated that they need powerful primers. I have CCI primers and was getting vertical stringing with regular rifle primers. The groups were an inch...
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    04-26-2021, 06:47 PM
    Set up the pot and cast a couple hundred plain based .358, 158 gr. boolits. The pic at the top of the page has me envious but I only have two cavity moulds. Once I sort through them I will powder coat with Smoke's JD Green. All for my two .357...
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    04-26-2021, 06:40 PM
    Wolfdog - you tell a good story. Do you have any story tellers in your family? It sometimes gets passed down. From what I've seen it's as much fun for the teller as for the listener. I want to hear more.
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    04-26-2021, 06:07 PM
    Test. It werks! Windows 7 here. Where Rusty said left click I had to right click.
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    04-21-2021, 05:25 PM
    You are a patient man. Your baby is a long time bornin'. I, too, believe that the country and its shooters would like a milder .25 caliber small game cartridge for pistol and rifle. I have long thought of the .25 Hornet, the .22 Hornet simply...
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    04-20-2021, 08:00 PM
    I have been working on cast boolit loads for my Henry steel single shot that started as a .357 Mag. It's now a .357 MAX thanks to David White of Oklahoma. He has had a lot of good luck with this cartridge in rifles and so have I. 180 grain...
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    04-20-2021, 05:21 PM
    Haven't found primers in a long while but I managed to get two one-lb cans of IMR4227 and two of Norma 202 rifle powder a couple weeks ago. Don't stop looking. Edit: Just discovered some Accurate powders at:
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    04-19-2021, 06:59 PM
    I love short ribs too. I like your original method. Don't have an air cooker and, so far, don't want one. I like to use a chicken or turkey roaster. One of the blue enamel ones. Put a little oil in the bottom and sear the ribs on stove top on...
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    04-19-2021, 12:48 PM
    Since I started powder coating I have been casting softer boolits for my .357 Marlin. 49%COWW, 49% soft Pb, 2% Sn. No leading to about 1800 fps.
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    04-18-2021, 07:51 PM
    We have always made creamed cabbage on the stove top. Cut the cabbage into pieces. Remove the core. Boil the cabbage to your liking. I like it a little al dente. Then make a white sauce: 2-3 tablespoons flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper half a...
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    04-18-2021, 07:42 PM
    When canning meat or fish always pressure cook the jars - for a long time. The University Of Alaska Extension Service has a lot of good, tested recipes. For instance they say pressure your jars at 15 PSI for ninety minutes to eliminate botulism. ...
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    04-18-2021, 07:30 PM
    Jim22 replied to a thread Kitchen Knives in Cookin' Recipe's
    I have been using a chef knife from Brazil. It has a white plastic moulded handle. Not as hard as some German knives but at twenty-some dollars it serves my need. I have cooked and baked professionally and will say the one thing most home cooks...
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    04-18-2021, 07:24 PM
    I might add some cheese, salt, and pepper.
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    04-18-2021, 07:21 PM
    No problem. I always use a rectangular pan. Most frequently an 8"x8" cake pan because there are just the two of us. If you use a longer and/or wider pan you will need to add an egg or two, more milk, and bread. Make sure you have a good layer of...
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    04-18-2021, 12:51 PM
    We used to cut an X in the nose with our Barlow knife. You don't need to go very deep - in fact the deeper your cuts the more accuracy suffers. I well remember how much more effective they were on cottontails than regular uncut solids.
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    04-18-2021, 12:41 PM
    Sure hope so.
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    04-17-2021, 07:14 PM
    Today I got a thousand .35 gas checks from Midway. They didn't have any Hornady so I ordered Lyman for a higher price.
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    04-15-2021, 07:15 PM
    I found myself to be very lucky that I have a local scrap metal dealer. I pay whatever price he quotes. My good luck that he is an old guy like me who remembers how it used to be. If I want to buy COWW he will smelt them into one lb ingots or...
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    04-14-2021, 07:40 PM
    I have had mine for forty years. It's old enough it was painted kitchen green. Still works and once in a while I get another attachment.
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I cast bullets for years when I lived in Alaska. Got away from it but am now coming back.
Eastern Washington
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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