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    Hey Frugal is my middle name. I like improvised.

    Hey Frugal is my middle name. I like improvised.
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    Be careful, the very worse pot explosion I ever...

    Be careful, the very worse pot explosion I ever had was from a battery post, had a bit of water in it that had frozen, when it went in 100 lbs left in a bang. Decorated everything within about 75...
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    I did one garage door R and R, a panel door, by...

    I did one garage door R and R, a panel door, by myself, after that, I hired the next two done. I have five roll ups on this place now, I keep them clean and lubed, but if they need an R and R, it...
  4. Thread: Recipes for One

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    This is an odd ball, saw a restaurant owner do...

    This is an odd ball, saw a restaurant owner do this, smelled good, so copied it. Get two oven baking dishes, oval ones. Take a fresh bone in, skinless chicken breast, coat it with sweet soy sauce,...
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    Make a canister with a lid for your bench with #6...

    Make a canister with a lid for your bench with #6 shot and powdered graphite. Stick the neck down a couple- four tines. Neck lubed. Throw that Lee stuff in the trash, go Redding carbide, come on now....
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    I gave up on the ligh bullets and went to the 130...

    I gave up on the ligh bullets and went to the 130 Lyman with 4227 in the cabine and 30-20 For the 30-30, I used the 150 RCBS FP and 165 RCBS Silhouette with Unique in the 30-30. The 150 does OK to...
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    I owned a building supply company for a decade...

    I owned a building supply company for a decade and a half, the stories of customers and their loads to leave the yard are very impressive. Give them a shovel and tell them $x a truck load and sit...
  8. Forum: Our Town

    Teach them, let them be the judge of what is...

    Teach them, let them be the judge of what is reasonable. One thing for sure over $2.00 a pop is not reasonable, for regular hunting ammo. And the shop owner apologized for the price but said that was...
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    Might as well do a new barrel on a custom...

    Might as well do a new barrel on a custom Lo-wall. I have a Martini in a 222R and a 218 Bee. Both are fun shooters, not too much for casting.
    For cast I would probably do something larger in bullet...
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    I have a couple of 45-70 rifles and have been...

    I have a couple of 45-70 rifles and have been shooting them for a few decades. When I saw an edition of Forty Years With the 45-70, I bought it, primarily to fill a spot in my library. If you see the...
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    I do not crimp cast bullets in a rifle, and I...

    I do not crimp cast bullets in a rifle, and I shoot sub .5” at 100. If you want to shoot for accuracy, a few rules of the road.

    The first thing I do is slug my barrel to get the actual groove...
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    I shoot very hard cast, PCed, I do clean with a...

    I shoot very hard cast, PCed, I do clean with a parts washer after each shooting session, especially when the grandsons come and help me with all that surplus ammo. The baffles clean right up when...
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    Several practices you might try to improve your...

    Several practices you might try to improve your groups and accuracy at distance.

    Rifle team trigger practice. load two dummies bullets, no powder or primers, three loaded rounds. Mix them have...
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    I have used the 200 H&G design with 452 AA now...

    I have used the 200 H&G design with 452 AA now WST for years. You can use 231 for a bit more snap, but good accuracy. I gave up on Unique because it burns so dirty, especially in practice sessions...
  15. Thread: Eastwood Chrome

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    I use Eastwood black. I thought about the silver...

    I use Eastwood black. I thought about the silver or chrome which I like the looks of, but discarded that idea for sorting purposes when double coating. The black makes things easier to tell the hit...
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    The rubber tube piece as part of the shaft is a...

    The rubber tube piece as part of the shaft is a shock absorber. I had mine come apart once in about 15 years, just ordered a new one, sent free of charge, but that was about 5-6 years ago.
    Usually...
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    If it were a solid ball it would be just...

    If it were a solid ball it would be just increasing altitude, but the payload charge has a delay fuse which will still detonate at X seconds regardless of altitude. It is all timed, launch propellent...
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    One of the better brands is a Tumbler’s Tumbler....

    One of the better brands is a Tumbler’s Tumbler. Rubber inter coated pentagon shaped steel 15 pound net weight container, with solid lid, wing nuts that holds a seal, made for wet tumbling. It was...
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    Change direction, if you do not like what is...

    Change direction, if you do not like what is going on. You have the vote. You have the right and you have the obligation to change things.

    They are all the same is a bare faced lie, else...
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    99% of the time I choose the barrel I use, so...

    99% of the time I choose the barrel I use, so with the same work used to fit and finish a barrel, I always try to start with the best barrel I can get at the time, saves a bunch of aggravation....
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    I know, get yourself a really cheap, Tesla....

    I know, get yourself a really cheap, Tesla. Course there is the…….list is very long, negatives, starts with the price.
    As a farmer I am waiting for the 3 point hitch and the PTO so we can plow with...
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    I have had very good luck with the 165 grain RCBS...

    I have had very good luck with the 165 grain RCBS FP Silhouette GC bullet.
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    I was born to a Ranch / Farm. One thing you learn...

    I was born to a Ranch / Farm. One thing you learn very early on is that problem animals must be dealt with and quickly. If you love animals, and I do, it is never an easy task.
    Throw out animals can...
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    by Rapier
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    As said, I just duplicated a Rem 700 setup, pin...

    As said, I just duplicated a Rem 700 setup, pin to hole. My shop is not in the house. So it gets to be a recall situation. Oh, you can make the plug a bit proud and flush it, so when head-spacing a...
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    I fix things before they break, it is the...

    I fix things before they break, it is the airborne way. You wait until it breaks and you get to meet the ground real quick. With a gun, it only fails when you need it. I clean dies and my guns after...
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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