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  1. Ming the Merciless

    Are all lubricants created equal?

    You are correct, there's actually quite a bit of Froglube Crisco in my garbage, along with the egg shells, and pancake bits after breakfast.
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    Are all lubricants created equal?

    LOL! You are already buying their gun oil. The Extreme Duty is the Snowmobile oil and the Original is the 2-stroke oil.
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    Belt Magnet OK in PCC?

    Before all the 'chipped' credit cards, the DAA belt magnets were also really good at scrambling the magnetic strip on credit cards.
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    Strong vs. Weak Hand shell reload

    I wasn't limited by mag capacity, it was just quicker to shove two slugs into the magazine without dismounting the shotgun from my shoulder. The written course description was "shotgun shouldered, aiming at start point" or something to that effect, so you couldn't lay the shotgun sideways on top of your shoulder or upside down for a quicker quad load.
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    Strong vs. Weak Hand shell reload

    I practice all 4 load techniques, Strong & Weak hand conventional, and Strong & Weak hand quad loading. I have used 3 of them on one stage. For example, started with 8 rounds of birdshot in the tube and 1 slug in the chamber, start position was low ready. At the buzzer loaded 2 more slugs Weak hand conventional, shot the slug targets, and while moving backwards to the right at a 45 degree angle, did a Weak hand quad load with 4 more birdshot and engaged the next array of steel plates while still moving to the right, then moving forward and slightly to the left in a tight shooting area with a mesh walls tight against both sides of the area, I did two Strong hand quad loads and finished off the last array. The Strong hand only quad loaders were slightly slower loading and moving to the second array and the Weak hand only quad loaders were way slower dinking around loading in the tight shooting area. I have enough caddies to set up my belt for 8 quad loads of either Strong or Weak hand or a mixture of both and a couple of old style conventional 4 round caddies. Then when it gets really fun I also have a chest belt!
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    Mark 7 Home Brew Stop Button

    There are lots of EMO (Emergency Off) buttons and switches on Amazon or Ebay with a big ol' button to mash. https://www.ebay.com/bhp/emergency-stop-switch Amazon Big A$$ button EMO review https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2J5DCD1GJUNVM/ref=cm_cr_othr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00MJVMV32 However don't expect high quality industrial level parts for less than 10 bucks for a switch and enclosure. If you're handy with tools, do a search on Mouser.com or Digikey.com for 'emergency stop switch' and for around $20 you can get a good quality EMO latching pushbutton switch, but you'll need an enclosure to mount the switch as it will be just the bare switch.
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    Heated Vests?

    If you're only going to use it for shooting in cold weather a good heated vest or jacket is about $260 (vest & power cells) it would take 130 days of shooting to break even over using Therma-Care Large heat packs for the lower back.
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    Rimfire rifle "compensators"

    DOH! The Rotary Burr is a 1/2" in diameter, my typing was half a sentence behind and I had already moved on to the end mill diameter mentally.
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    Rimfire rifle "compensators"

    I've got a Pace Setting comp on one rifle and Allchin's on several others. The PSD comp does stay cleaner, but the Allchin is pretty easy to clean. If I've let it get to the "Lead Volcano" stage, I use a 9/16" end cutting Rotary Burr (about $10 for a Chinesium 'carbide' bit on Ebay) in a variable speed hand drill at a very slow speed to knock down the cone of lead. Then I use a 9/16" 4 flute end mill with 1/2" shank (again $10 or less one ebay) in a hand chuck to scrape the remaining lead off the comp. It takes longer to explain than to do it. For the PSD comp, I just ground the end of a piece of (IIRC) 7/32" square machine key stock (about $2 at McMaster-Carr) at an angle to form a chisel tip. I just slide the 'chisel' into the side port of the comp and tap the 'chisel' to knock out the lead.
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    ELS Belt Cut Down / Ratchet Systems?

    The Homeless Despot has these https://www.homedepot.com/p/The-Hillman-Group-10-32-tpi-x-9-32-in-x-3-4-in-Stainless-Steel-Round-Base-Brad-Hole-Tee-Nut-12-Pack-4142/204785964
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    ELS Belt Cut Down / Ratchet Systems?

    If you buy the ratchet and belt from Ratcheting Buckles, you will need some fasteners to mount them to the ELS belt. I used these nuts from McMaster-Carr. Steel Round Base Weld Nut 10-32 x 9/32". These fit the holes in the ELS belt and are the correct length. The belt is wide enough to put two side by side for the ratchet belt. https://www.mcmaster.com/90596A116 For screws I used these from McMaster-Carr. Extra Wide Truss Head Phillips Screws 10-32 x 3/8". https://www.mcmaster.com/91770a827 Once you're sure of belt length and location, use a drop of Blue Loctite on each screw.
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    ELS Belt Cut Down / Ratchet Systems?

    Cut the ELS belt down and put a ratchet system on it, try it on, then cut the ELS belt shorter because it was too long the first time! LOL! After you put it on, you will be kicking yourself for not doing it sooner.
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    Ultrasonic cleaner

    Cylinder & Slide sells "Dunk-It". It's expensive, but it works pretty good. A local gunsmith had a parts washer set up using it with a filter. He said it lasted a couple of years before he had to replace it. I used his set-up a couple of times and it worked pretty good. It smelled like a cross between old school carburetor cleaner and kerosene. http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=Dunk
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    SC Level II match membership requirement

    "Money grab", " greedy". Seriously? All this to change the rules over a handful of freeloaders who want someone else to do all the work of creating the rules, organize the events, work the events so they can just show up and shoot? They probably complain about the match fees as well. How many freeloaders, oops non-members who don't want to contribute to the organization are being held back from shooting level II matches? 10, 20,50,100? times $25. Yup that sure sounds like big money grab greed!
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    Virginia stage penalty question

    What was his reasoning? Not trying to start any flames, I'm just curious and also want to be amazed.