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  • barrabruce's Avatar
    06-14-2021, 09:55 PM
    I ended up getting the ebook to read. Wading through it although it may be past my ability to nut out the chemistry stuff. I’ll battle on regardless anyway. It’s all balls and sticks to me and if it was in Chinese it would make as much sense. Ha
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    06-12-2021, 07:17 PM
    Nice. I would have just used a vernier for depth measurement.
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    06-12-2021, 07:17 AM
    Turned out green which is not bad. Had another go at quick bluing. Looks good enough in it’s own weird way. Down loaded the KINDLE APP See if I can figure out how to use it. Ha.
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    06-11-2021, 03:11 AM
    Didn’t have much time today. 2x boil and card. I’ll try boiling longer as stated. Learning as I go. THis is a piece of gun steel. I think I will make a steamer . Be awhile before I try any real stuff thou. Thnx everyone.
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    06-10-2021, 10:07 AM
    I have never even seen a real wild deer.. But over in New Zealand they culled many heards of deer with 222’s using choppers to haul them out. Don’t know the kill ratio but is was like one to the head type shooting. Just putting it out there.
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    06-10-2021, 04:55 AM
    Well had no joy finding anything besides touch up cold blue or two. Tried some quick 1hr bluing with peroxide /vinegar and salt buy applying and letting it rust then boiling for 3 minutes or so. In the end it wasn’t to bad and may try again but...
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    06-04-2021, 02:33 PM
    Thanks JLF but I think I’ll try some less toxic stuff first. But the solutions you given probably less toxic than some bought stuff for all I know anyway.
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    06-02-2021, 06:23 AM
    I have known about these dies for over 40 years and never seen a real live one. It has always I intrigued me how do you size or neck size the case? I assume you could run the reamer a bit short and it could make for a smaller case if tapers...
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    05-31-2021, 03:36 AM
    I use the same no gas check as cast unsized Lee soup can with 3 grains bullseye and a nap of Dacron. Lrp in unsized cases. Finger lubed with soft lube. shoots very very well in my 30-30. My small game 32-20 load. Easy on the shoulders and ears...
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    05-29-2021, 09:31 AM
    Forget carbides and all that crap and just use good quality high speed steel. M34 or colbalt comes to mind. The cheap m2 stuff is passable if anything. Get some good tool holders and a fine grinding wheel and have at it. 1/4" tool steel is...
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    05-29-2021, 02:27 AM
    Nice. I want to try a steel soup recipe. Add 10 grams ammonium nitrate to 1 ltre boiling water. Wash parts in hot soapy dishwashing water then wipe with acetone wearing gloves. Place parts in boiling water and stir steel soup occasionally for...
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    05-28-2021, 08:36 PM
    Thanks 405 grain for tutorial They won’t let us play with tenterite over here in Oz or even firecrackers :sad: After the weekend I’ll have a search around town. I don’t think I could go through a 20kg bag of ammonium nitrate in a hurry. ...
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    05-27-2021, 08:56 PM
    Thanks. I’ll go and scrounge around and see if I can get find some ammonium nitrate some where. Flintfire do you just pour you boiling water in the tube or keep it boiling with heat underneath.. I’ll go to the website and suss it out. Thanks...
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    05-26-2021, 09:16 PM
    Yeah,gidday everyone. I have a few bluing formulas I have gathered but they all seem to use ammonium nitrate. I can get my hands on only urea. Can it be substituted ? I have cal nitrate and pot nitrate as well. Do I just pee on a barrel and...
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    05-23-2021, 06:30 AM
    I’ve always had a hankering for boys rifles althou I never seem to come across them. I used a well beaten Winchester 02A as a kid growing up. Never see them about thou. Was not cumbersome carrying around checking my string of rabbit traps early...
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