Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by OLDGUNNER
Wed May 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: HIT N' MISS
Replies: 4
Views: 78
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Re: HIT N' MISS

Excellent historical articles on the Minie (probounced as ‘minYAY’ by the way ...) Ball here: http://www.historynet.com/minie-ball What you’re considering with the wooden base was tried back in 1836 ... with excellent results ... but it was NEVER adopted by any military, go figure! ****************...
by OLDGUNNER
Wed May 23, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: HIT N' MISS
Replies: 4
Views: 78
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Re: HIT N' MISS

The best powder to try today would be PB shotgun powder. It is sold in 1/2 pound cans.. It is very fast burning and "may" obdurate the wood plug into the minnie ball base. ********************************************************** Well, the problem the way that I see it is...powder fouling and safe...
by OLDGUNNER
Tue May 22, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: HIT N' MISS
Replies: 4
Views: 78
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HIT N' MISS

I have been thinking about this Minnie Ball design every since I bought the muzzle loader with the idea of the wooden plug being forced into the ball and expanding to scrape the fouling from the previous shot. But I find life too short to do everything that I may wish to do. Anyway, first off...if a...
by OLDGUNNER
Tue May 22, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: BLACK POWDER
Replies: 1
Views: 37
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BLACK POWDER

Subject: BLACK POWDER - FWIW I see where some have been so discouraged with their black powder shooting that they have given up. I think that this may be due to two main reasons. That the makers may have ‘possible’ derated their powder just for safety sake. They may have thought that they wanted to ...
by OLDGUNNER
Sat May 19, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: JUST TRIVIA
Replies: 2
Views: 53
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Re: JUST TRIVIA

I have a grandson that just graduated yesterday from Air Force Basic as an E-3, but I think he went in as an E-3. A year ago they offered him a job of setting in a trailer at Nellis AFB in Nevada and flying those drones in the far east but he didn't like that because he would have had to go to fligh...
by OLDGUNNER
Sat May 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: JUST TRIVIA
Replies: 2
Views: 53
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JUST TRIVIA

Just personal trivia.... https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=%2fRcohfj6&id=8822A0BFB9ADD86CE2915041F0CC631B5C34A2E3&thid=OIP._Rcohfj6t_pIcFO4atnSYwHaF1&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fhistory-computer.com%2fModernComputer%2fElectronic%2fImages%2fSAGE_computer.jpg&exph=385&expw=489&q=sage+com...
by OLDGUNNER
Fri May 18, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 19
Views: 352
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

IMHO, here is some information in this link that in my opinion is written by someone that has little grasp of the English language. But there are people out there that will just automatically believe it just because they see it in a website article. http://www.dbssteel.com/aisi01.asp For example, it...
by OLDGUNNER
Thu May 17, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: IN PASSING
Replies: 1
Views: 93
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Re: IN PASSING

Doomsday – I don’t want to look like the little bearded guy carrying a sign....but have you seen on TV of all the meteorite action of late and PENDING close encounters – Asteroids are serious business. And the Black Hole that is gobbling up astro material a thousand time the size of our sun every tw...
by OLDGUNNER
Thu May 17, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 19
Views: 352
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

Yes Tommy I know that the melting was an extreme example, but true, right. I remember as you say, years ago when I heard that it was common for it to be like in the dark, heat to a noticeable 'glow' . And I say still too hot for me - not required....and that is all that counts, right? If it is just ...
by OLDGUNNER
Thu May 17, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: IN PASSING
Replies: 1
Views: 93
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IN PASSING

We see all of the publicity of the England royal wedding and the world doesn’t know how close it came to there being ‘No Queen Elizabeth’. When I first got to Torbay AB, Newfoundland in 1953 I heard the story of the 1951 visit by Princess Elizabeth where their pilot of the Comet aircraft landed shor...
by OLDGUNNER
Wed May 16, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Memphis Belle On Display At USAF Museum
Replies: 15
Views: 313
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Re: Memphis Belle On Display At USAF Museum

Dad spent the majority of his 26 year AF career working the F-4, when he retired in 1988 he was Production Supervisor of the 20th FS which was the German-American joint fighter training squadron at George AFB, California and was flying the F-4. I will call this a funny story – In 67-68 I was workin...
by OLDGUNNER
Wed May 16, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 19
Views: 352
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

Okay Tommy – Now I think I see what you were saying...If the brass gets too hot or annealed too much it will be too soft to hold the bullet correctly and maybe let the case get crunched up when seating the bullet, yes, yes, of course.
by OLDGUNNER
Wed May 16, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 19
Views: 352
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

Okay, Tommy, I think I know what you may be saying. This is the way that I understand these things. Point being that if brass is heated to the point of melting, the zinc starts to evaporate from the mixture, (solid mixture) and then the new alloy can not be hardened back to the hardness of the alloy...
by OLDGUNNER
Wed May 16, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 19
Views: 352
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

Oh, wait a minute Tommy...on the ‘permanently soft’ part...are you saying that after one burns the crap out of the brass, like melting it, it can't be work-hardened after it cools down?

I guess your 'too soft' may have something to do with what you may be saying.
by OLDGUNNER
Wed May 16, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 19
Views: 352
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

IMHO - Yes, of course Tommy you are correct.

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