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by pjifl
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The inevitable price rise is here
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: The inevitable price rise is here

Almost inevitably, more money will be printed.

BUT the US may also have to print money and debase their dollar as well. So, relatively, it may not be as bad as some think.

OTOH, Anything could happen !

Peter Smith.
by pjifl
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What are you doing to stay sane?
Replies: 30
Views: 1793

Re: What are you doing to stay sane?

I have been reading many posts on 'Shooter's Forum'. Mainly their section on optics and scopes.

Absolutely hilarious. The proportion of crap to useful knowledge is huge. Of course, they cater for a much wider range of shooters - lot of Hunters as well as Target Shooters. Very entertaining !
by pjifl
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Ultra Sonic Cleaners vs Case Tumblers
Replies: 18
Views: 952

Re: Ultra Sonic Cleaners vs Case Tumblers

DaveMc, Marty and myself did a lot of work on measuring case capacity consistency. It will most likely be available in the archives as written up by DaveMc.. Most literature on the web implies that it is easy. Just fill the case with water. Unfortunately, our experiments tended to show that this is ...
by pjifl
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Ultra Sonic Cleaners vs Case Tumblers
Replies: 18
Views: 952

Re: Ultra Sonic Cleaners vs Case Tumblers

I believe case volume is the most critical parameter.

Seriously, I think only rigorous experiments can answer the question of carbon or Copper Oxide changing the volume substantially.
by pjifl
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Ultra Sonic Cleaners vs Case Tumblers
Replies: 18
Views: 952

Re: Ultra Sonic Cleaners vs Case Tumblers

Perhaps a series of carefully controlled experiments to see what effect cleaning cases has on consistency is warranted. It can be very hard to factor out a whole host of unwanted variables during testing and a flawed test may be worse than no test. This method is the best at doing that. 1/ Take 20 c...
by pjifl
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Ultra Sonic Cleaners vs Case Tumblers
Replies: 18
Views: 952

Re: Ultra Sonic Cleaners vs Case Tumblers

I personally don't think this obsessive cleaning of cases is worthwhile and there are other higher priorities. My conclusions are based both on my experience and second hand information on a series of tests done in Townsville years ago by some 1000 y benchresters. Using any liquid cleaner increases ...
by pjifl
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Interesting Muzzle Patterns
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Interesting Muzzle Patterns

I believe the latest fad is the Super Corona style Crown which mutates as the barrel wears.... One look and the opposition shit themselves.....

Seriously - just ensure that the pattern is symmetrical and the crown stepped sufficiently for protection.
by pjifl
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Round count
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Round count

My experience with a 6.5 was mainly an improved 6.5x55 and I found 3000 shots was stretching things too far. Of course, so much depends on other factors which will vary from one case to another. If you are really serious about winning accuracy, I would be working on having a spare barrel ready to go...
by pjifl
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Cutting fluid
Replies: 16
Views: 933

Re: Cutting fluid

Olive Oil tends not to go gummy with age. I think it is superior to Canola. A spray can lasts and the nozzle never gums up so it is ready anytime. 316 and 304 as mentioned, can be nasty to machine but it seems to depend on the batch - it varies a lot. Once upon a time when Australia produced Stainle...
by pjifl
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Cutting fluid
Replies: 16
Views: 933

Re: Cutting fluid

On Sulphurized cutting oils - they can leave stains on some metal surfaces which people don't like. I have used Rocol undiluted for chambers. Don't really have the volume of work for a flow through flush system. Also another Locally (Qld) made brew made in Bundaberg which was quite good - forget the...
by pjifl
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Lee collet question
Replies: 54
Views: 2979

Re: Lee collet question

Yes, I agree about the collet dies. It was always the most outstanding Lee product in my opinion. Some of their other stuff is almost substandard but clever. And as I already mentioned, they did have what was the most popular priming tool until they stuffed that up.

Peter Smith.
by pjifl
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Lee collet question
Replies: 54
Views: 2979

Re: Lee collet question

This makes little sense. I get the feeling Lee do not understand their small pool of high accuracy clientele. Perhaps most of their sales are to a much lower standard of reloader. For one thing - I suspect most serious F shooters would not use a Lee seater - opting instead for something much better....
by pjifl
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: What do they fit?
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: What do they fit?

One of my early acquisitions was a Hornady reloading 'kit' although I did have a good old Aussie press. I am fairly sure one of these came in the kit.

Peter Smith.
by pjifl
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Lee collet question
Replies: 54
Views: 2979

Re: Lee collet question

It seems that the length of the fingers inside has now been reduced. Makes it much harder to modify them to exactly what one wants. Older stock may become highly sought after.

Peter Smith.
by pjifl
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: What do they fit?
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: What do they fit?

I never thought they were intended to fit any tool but to be used hand held. They do work OK hand held both inside and outside but are not as good as the other fluted type deburrer.

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