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    Important to have good concentricity after...

    Important to have good concentricity after reducing the neck wall. OD turning tools do this better than reaming. I haven't needed to do it in a while, but I do it on my lathe. With only modest...
  2. Thread: Hearing Aid

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    Forum: Our Town

    They don't get good reviews on Amazon, for what...

    They don't get good reviews on Amazon, for what that's worth.
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    Thanks for the tip. I'm looking for a hearing...

    Thanks for the tip. I'm looking for a hearing aid better than the $120 one I've got, but will be darned if I'll spend $4k to $5k for one. I had a Songbird that worked well, but lost it at an...
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    Sticky: I'm re-tired, too. I was tired yesterday, and...

    I'm re-tired, too. I was tired yesterday, and I'm tired again today.
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    Just out of curiosity I looked for genuine Marlin...

    Just out of curiosity I looked for genuine Marlin 336s on Gunbroker last night. Some are listed for $1000!!! :shock:
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    APPLAUSE! Well done! Now for a traditional...

    APPLAUSE! Well done!

    Now for a traditional London Oil Finish on the wood. None of that high-gloss synthetic stuff.
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    Need to go to your images library and do some...

    Need to go to your images library and do some deleting.
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    Sent you a P/M.

    Sent you a P/M.
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    You've reinvented the woodworkers' furniture...

    You've reinvented the woodworkers' furniture scraper. Check out on Amazon or evilBay. Have used them several times to get that nasty hard polyurethane off stocks of guns I was restoring.
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    There are spreadsheets that calculate hardness...

    There are spreadsheets that calculate hardness according to alloy content available for download that will answer all your questions.
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    Ditto. I think the SAECO is more accurate, but I...

    Ditto. I think the SAECO is more accurate, but I need a jeweler's loupe to read it at my age. I don't like the way the Cabine Tree indenter rotates, but it can be used on ingots up to and beyond...
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    Sticky: Good for you, Mal. Lapping take a bit more...

    Good for you, Mal. Lapping take a bit more skill, but it's much more precise. And if the next time you need a smaller or bigger hole, you already have the tooling.
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    Wish you were closer. I've got most of an 8 lbr...

    Wish you were closer. I've got most of an 8 lbr of that pulldown powder that I'd give you. I hate the stuff. Never before or since have I seen a powder put out a muzzle flash so bright that it is...
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    Phones use lithium polymer cells, which are even...

    Phones use lithium polymer cells, which are even more prone to failures than the hard shell 18650. Ask me how I know.
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    Sure, but charge management is a whole lot...

    Sure, but charge management is a whole lot easier. Some years ago there was a rash of phone fires resulting from women putting their phones under their pillows while charging. Overheat ensued. ...
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    Phones have only one cell in them, so there's no...

    Phones have only one cell in them, so there's no balancing issue.
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    Also true. Water can short a cell externally,...

    Also true. Water can short a cell externally, creating a lot of heat. We made it a point to soak cells to be discarded in salt water for a day to drain them down to a 100% inert state before they...
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    What happens is that a cell shorts internally. ...

    What happens is that a cell shorts internally. The current dump is very large and very sudden. Lots of heat, and the electrolyte is flammable.

    A timer is an excellent idea.
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    And I thought pistol shooting was hard.......

    And I thought pistol shooting was hard.......
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    ^^^ All true ^^^ Accurate, reliable balancing is...

    ^^^ All true ^^^ Accurate, reliable balancing is absolutely essential. Component failure in the balancing circuits is guaranteed disaster. Some power tools use lithium-IRON cells, which I've read...
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    Sticky: This sort of thing with later versions of Windows...

    This sort of thing with later versions of Windows is why I'm still running XP-Pro. Microsoft doesn't automatically load updates that suddenly disable my software.

    Just had to get that off my...
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    The model airplane guys learned this bitter...

    The model airplane guys learned this bitter lesson 15-20 years ago. Never EVER leave a lithium battery on charge unless it's attended, or in a fireproof container. The model suppliers all sell...
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    Dittos. My .35 Remington 336 is my Dad's last...

    Dittos. My .35 Remington 336 is my Dad's last deer gun, so it can't be sold, but the .30-30 I bought used in Y2K for $180 is an investment that will pay off.
  24. Lil'Gun is your powder. It has a "fat tail" to...

    Lil'Gun is your powder. It has a "fat tail" to the pressure/time curve that gets you more MV for a given peak pressure than anything else I tried. Hornady XTPs were my choice. Wish I weren't so...
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    Mal is correct, but it takes higher temperatures...

    Mal is correct, but it takes higher temperatures than our moulds operate at. However the temperature of molten lead is another story. Think on overspray that hits your pot.

    High temperature...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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