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    07-04-2022, 07:24 PM
    I am looking to build/buy a propane smelter. For a propane burner how many btu's is enough? I see some small single burners around 17K btu ($40) ,some heavier burners around 30k btu, and then fish fryers around 75k btu. I would like to have a...
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    07-02-2022, 05:29 PM
    I have read that 99% of shootings end when 1 shot is placed in the abdomen or head regardless of caliber. So the right number depends upon"how good you are".
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    07-02-2022, 04:47 PM
    Get a cheap hot plate from one of the box stores. $8-10 bucks. I pre-heat my molds on "medium". I flip the mold over and get the sprue plate hot also. If the mold is too hot the sprue will be liquid for a long time. Slow your pace down until it...
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    06-30-2022, 09:36 PM
    It sounds like your lead is pretty soft but you may get around 900 to 1000 fps. You will need to experiment with loads. Load a small number and load only one round in the magazine. If the loads lock the slide back that load should function the gun....
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    06-29-2022, 05:34 PM
    I will take a small one. Pm sent
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    06-29-2022, 04:53 PM
    Joe James is correct. I think American ammo was corrosive up until 1954 but some contractors switched over before 1954. It depends on caliber and contractor. But I would say 1942 is corrosive.
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    06-29-2022, 03:56 PM
    Can you scratch the lead with your thumbnail on an uncoated bullet? Is there much weight difference between your uncoated boolits? I suspect those bullets will shoot better than you expect at moderate velocities. Scrayching them can be an...
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    06-27-2022, 12:54 PM
    I have both Lee and MP molds. The MP molds are higher quality though the Lee molds cast a good bullet. The Lee molds have a wooden sprue plate handle that comes loose and needs to be glued on. The Lee has the sprue plate bolt that is not locked in...
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    06-26-2022, 03:08 PM
    After 20 minutes of thought, I think there were 3 modifications that I did before I fired my upper. 1.) I drilled out the gas port hole in the barrel. 2.) I modified the extractor to work with .458 brass. There is an aftermarket extractor for the...
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    06-26-2022, 02:39 PM
    I recommend heading over to ar15.com. There is a section for non standard calibers. I have an upper and use stock .223 components. I use a 340g. Lee mold with Ww296 powder. The magazine is a modified .223. No problems with functioning. There are...
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    06-25-2022, 05:25 PM
    Great post, i have relatives that was at Pearl Harbor, China and Germany that I wish I could go back and talk to.
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    06-21-2022, 12:07 PM
    My experience is with a CZ 75B with a 1:10 twist. The bottom line is that when velocities goes over 1000 FPS the accuracy went downhill. My bore is .3563. Even jacketed bullets had poor accuracy at 1000 plus velocities. I tried probably 20-25...
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    06-14-2022, 09:50 PM
    wv109323 replied to a thread 9 MM Brass in Our Town
    I don't think the brand of brass will have much affect on case capacity as the required setting depth of the bullet. My 9mm pitols require a short OAL because the bullet is into the rifling. This causes the slide to be slightly out of battery if too...
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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