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First test loads but too windy to shoot

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by steelfingers, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. swampratt

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    I used starting fluid many times but you need the good ether stuff.
    DO NOT try it with valve core out and then think you will just reach up there with your finger after the explosion to stop the air from coming out of the stem!!
    It will let you know really quick it is too hot to play with.
     
  2. Timmy59

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    That's my problem, the Bostich 6 gallon doesn't have enough starting pressure / volume..
     
  3. okierider

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    try a ratchet strap on the tires, a good one not one of the little ones. Wrap it around the center of the tire, and if you still have a little gap sometimes bearing grease helps.
     
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    I like ether starting fluid. I like the strike anywhere kitchen matches because you can get back a ways and they will stay lit while you toss them to the tire. Sometimes the tire will jump several feet into the air when it seats. I don’t have a ratchet strap so I just use a rope and a pipe like steelfingers mentioned for a tamer method and for small tires.
     

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