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    Hunting, shooting, reloading, fishing, church, my wife and kids

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  1. John “Remember, no matter where you go, there you are,” —Buckaroo Banzai
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    Tumbler questions

    Yep. Thanks for advice. I’ll switch to Dawn (I hear it takes grease out of your way). I was given 5 lbs of pins (‘Hoot’ over at 450Bushmaster.net -good guy, said he was switching to some other media...?) so I don’t know what size they are or where they’re from. I need to get more because I was running 1 lb in each of the little drums with my Harbor Freight tumbler. I’d still use it for smaller batches, but I’ve put the whole 5 lbs in the big drum. I’ll re-run that batch today. John “Remember, no matter where you go, there you are,” —Buckaroo Banzai
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    Good Morning!

    Good morning from Northeast Iowa. He said, “Hell, yes. We’re gonna take your AR15...” Friends, you better know that they don’t want “common sense” or limited anti-gun laws. They want every last one. John ”Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” -Buckaroo Banzai Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Tumbler questions

    Maybe my tumbler posts should have been in Towtruck’s “DIY” forum? My last two batches seemed to be REALLY dirty. The water was black, and the drum was real dirty inside, and the brass was ‘clean’ but not shiny. The residue is real hard to remove from the drum- it’s sticky/oily/stubborn. Do I need two drums- one for dirty brass to be cleaned and one for clean brass to be polished? If I make a second drum, where do y’all get pins? Are all stainless pins created equal? Something better than stainless pins? Also, is there a better cleaning solution than ArmorAll Wash & Wax with a pinch of Lemishine? John “Remember, no matter where you go, there you are,” —Buckaroo Banzai
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    Good Morning!

    Good morning from Northeast Iowa! Happy Friday!
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    AWB in the Future?

    “We” had both houses and the Executive and we didn’t get a single 2A boost or victory (that I can think of). In a fight like this, no ground gained = ground lost. John “Remember, no matter where you go, there you are,” —Buckaroo Banzai
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    Good Morning!

    Good morning Joel! Good morning Armory! John “Remember, no matter where you go, there you are,” —Buckaroo Banzai
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    Where were you on 9/11?

    ...in my car on my way to work, thinking, “No. That’s a mistake. It’s an ordinary fire. Terrorism doesn’t happen here.” Then, “Well, if it was a plane, then it was an amateur pilot. An accident. Terrorism doesn’t happen here.” ...and a little while later, “...are we next?!? Is any place safe?!? Are they coming for all of us?!?” And in one way or another, we were all ‘next’. In one way or another, they were coming for all of us- still are. And they’d do more if they could. And the last election proved that we’re starting to lose.
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    Good Morning!

    Good morning from Northeast Iowa! Hump Day- halfway there.
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    Good Morning!

    Good morning from Northeast Iowa.
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    Good Morning!

    Good morning from Northeast Iowa! John “Remember, no matter where you go, there you are,” —Buckaroo Banzai
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    Light weight suggestions

    Thanks, I’ll look at those stocks. The lighter barrel and lightweight handguard helps and the upper is already quite light. The gas block is held up by the hurricane but the upper will be ready to go when it gets here. My D-I-L is really excited. I thought we’d share this rifle, but I see myself building one to keep and leaving this one in Wisconsin! If she fills her tag with it this year, it’ll be real hard not to put it in her stocking and start a build for myself.
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    So, Who Is At The Bench Today?

    My labels are *.pdf files. They allow the form to be filled in using the Adobe app (my printing stinks so I prefer computer fonts!). I’ve been loading the .45’s a bit lighter because, for paper-punching at 15 yards, they’re way accurate and I recover faster from the light recoil. i can send the *.pdf’s if anyone wants them.
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    So, Who Is At The Bench Today?

    ...finally! John “Remember, no matter where you go, there you are,” —Buckaroo Banzai
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    So, Who Is At The Bench Today?

    Who’s at the bench? Well, not me Too busy figuring out what to teach 6th graders while living a little of the rest of life. Been to the range a couple of times, though. I picked this up... How, pray tell, does a casing get rifled? Was this chambered in a .458 socom or something? It was just lying amongst other ejected cartridges, so it begs the question about how it got so far forward as to engage the rifling and still got ejected. (There were no blood spatters on the bench or concrete... no barrel shards.) But it’s rifled a long the neck and shoulder, too? Also, maybe this isn’t an “at the bench” post?
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