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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    Of the many Lyman sizer dies I have used, I've only seen one with a "step" in it. I honed the step out. I have many older Lyman dies without the O-ring and I prefer them. They are a bit larger (OD) on the top and fit best in the older Lyman 45...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    I have a powder shelf and 8 lbers don't fit, so I transfer from a 8 lber to a 1 lb jug. I always fill it full, so that'd be more than a lb. So it makes sense that what you got from the estate, was something like this. and yes, I always keep the...
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    12-05-2021, 03:49 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread 223/5.56??? in Cast Boolits
    Lot's of us are shooting cast boolits troublefree in 223/556 AR's. There is lots of threads full of various information, including loads. There are plenty of Pitfalls, more so than some other calibers, but if you cast perfect looking boolits,...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-05-2021, 03:40 PM
    You've been given to good info on various ways to clean a bore. Sometimes, a bore needs multiple cleanings with multiple techniques...maybe leave some Ed's Red or Kroil, soak in it over night. If it's copper fouling with the lead fouling, you'll...
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    12-05-2021, 03:22 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Tape query? in AirGuns
    I don't think the tape is a oxygen/nitrogen proof barrier, also there is no gasket on the Tin, if Pellet companies wanted an effective seal, the tin would have a gasket. My opinion is, that the half full pellet tin, has had human fingers...
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    12-05-2021, 02:53 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Losing things... in Our Town
    Last Spring, I finally got around to cleaning/decluttering my garage and put up a bunch more shelving. My garage was a "catch all" for stuff for over 20 years. I could never find anything in that mess and of course if I was working on a project, I...
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    12-05-2021, 02:25 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread casting mold in Cast Boolits
    LameBear, welcome to the forum. Track of the Wolf should have those in alum (Lee) or Iron (Lyman). Another option is a Brass mold from Jeff Tanner https://www.ballmoulds.com/
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    12-04-2021, 11:27 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread LED Light bulbs in Our Town
    When LED bulbs first hit the market, I ordered 3 from a china ebay seller. Big mistake, the ran hot and give off RF that interfered with the AM radio, I found out they weren't FCC compliant. I used them for a couple years, then gave them away. ...
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    12-04-2021, 11:02 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Wounded Warriors in Our Town
    The Fisherhouse provides a great service to family's of Veteran's, when the Veteran is receiving medical treatments far from home. https://fisherhouse.org/ ...has pretty good fiscal ratings https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/113158401
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-02-2021, 11:32 PM
    This is so true. many ways to skin a cat. There are a few other members here that only cast with Iron molds, so if you never get the hang of casting with Lee molds, you won't be alone.
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    12-02-2021, 11:28 PM
    full synth 2 stroke oil. Using q-tip ...one drop of oil... rub q-tip on the HOT sprue plate, and not on the mold. The volatiles will smoke off instantly, leaving just a residue that will not run into cavities. During casting, you may need to...
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    12-02-2021, 12:45 PM
    Look for "Legends of the West" roll caps (Made in Germany) in the toy section of Walmart, they are also in many toy/hobby stores or even a large grocery store (my google search says HEB carries them). They aren't that expensive and come in 2400 qty...
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    12-02-2021, 12:26 PM
    I'm not sure what you are asking? I have heard Triple 7 is less corrosive than regular Pyrodex. I have shot with the Holy Black, as well as Pyrodex, in my TC, clean with soapy hot water, dry, then lube barrel inside and out with bear grease. ...
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    12-02-2021, 12:13 PM
    It's interesting to see we have people on both sides of this discussion. Myself? ...I wouldn't put desiccant packages in smokeless powder cans/jugs. But my only rationale, is I have bought many opened, half-full powder canisters at gunshows and...
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    12-02-2021, 11:48 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread casting mold in Cast Boolits
    dcrook, welcome to the website https://leeprecision.com/mold-dc-c-430-310-rf.html Back when I was shooting muzzleloader sabots, the sabots I had spec'd 44 cal boolits This one is 310gr, Depending on your rifle's twist, it'll be a good one for...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-02-2021, 11:34 AM
    I've found that getting accuracy from plain base 22 boolits is very challenging, actually I never did have any great luck with the two molds I had, one was a 6 cav 50 gr RD and the other, a lighter NOE mold. Shooting the lighter one at 22LR speed...
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    12-02-2021, 11:06 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Christmas Avatar in Our Town
    Merry Christmas I try to find a new one every year ;)
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    12-01-2021, 05:21 PM
    Zassenhaus Speyer (made in Germany). They have a handle crank and aren't that expensive. The new one's are ceramic, the old ones are SS. Look for a gently used older one, made in W. Germany ;)
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    12-01-2021, 05:04 PM
    I drink a pot of Folgers coffee every day. THEN, once in a rare while, I will buy a bag from a dude at the farmer's market that roasts some beans daily, I feel I appreciate it that much more ;)
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    12-01-2021, 04:56 PM
    what in the wide wide world of sports is a goin on here? Reverse Sear? I don't think so.
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    12-01-2021, 12:00 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread internet searches in Our Town
    No issues, using Google. But I do add the company, ie Midway, if I want the search results to specifically include a specific seller.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-01-2021, 11:56 AM
    The LGS gets them in sporadically. They got in 20K in August (LPP and SRP), they were priced at $69 per K, they sold out in 2 weeks. They got in 10K in Sept (SPP), they were priced at $69 per K, they sold out in one day, They limited sales to 1K...
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  • Mark Daiute's Avatar
    12-01-2021, 08:39 AM
    this aint a rife this is a musket!
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    11-30-2021, 04:00 PM
    Honestly now, do we really know what the "Keith" design is? Did Elmer ever change the design? I have a NOE mold that says "41 Keith". Since it's 41 and not 44, is it still really a Keith? It is a SWC with 3 equal bands...at least to my eyes...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    11-30-2021, 03:44 PM
    Is it though? That isn't the normal practice of 357mag or 41mag or 45colt. I only asked Dave Pee to slug his, because I am wondering what Henry is currently doing. I have asked the same question to a couple people who have bought a Henry 44 mag...
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    11-29-2021, 07:28 PM
    Years ago, I got a bucket with 25 - 30 lbs of various roll solders. I used a sacrificial SS soup pot from the thrift store over a Coleman gas stove for melting fluxed solder to pour ingots. Whether Acid core or resin core, I used sawdust to absorb...
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    11-28-2021, 05:12 PM
    If you were given a warning via PM, there is likely everything you need to know in that PM, but if discussion is what you think you need, you should reply to that PM. Good luck
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  • Mark Daiute's Avatar
    11-27-2021, 01:46 PM
    My first year at Perry I was shooting 311299's with 4759. The second or 3rd year was 311284 with a full case of WC872. Smoked like crazy.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    11-27-2021, 01:23 PM
    My technique is similar to Mal Paso's. I don't disassemble the mold, I mount one mold block on the handles. I heat that on a hot plate to casting temp (375 to 400). While the block is hot, I melt a tiny bit of beeswax on the 'tinned" spots,...
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    11-27-2021, 01:03 PM
    Here is my Black Friday experience, LOL The local independent farm store (Glencoe Fleet Supply-True Value) had a 20% off deal for Black Friday, opening at 6am. They have real good "regular" prices on decent leather boots, so 20% off is a super...
    23 replies | 716 view(s)
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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