Powder River Basin Bit

Re: Powder River Basin Bit

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:53 am

I was afraid that the varmint rifle discussions would derail this thread...

If there are more questions/comments on firearms.. please start a new topic in the 'General and off Topic' forum..

Thanks.. Greg L

There is a 'guns' thread there already..or start a new one on Varmint hunting... :shock: :lol:
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Re: Powder River Basin Bit

PostBy: SAU On: Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:42 pm

Duengeon master wrote: P.S. will PRB coal spontaneously combust or turn to dust in a coal bin?


There are guys around the PRB with stokers. I'm not sure how they have their bins set up but if there isn't a serious amount of fines in the coal and it is dry then there is no way it can spontaneously fire off. It breaks down much quicker when exposed to the elements, I'm not sure how it holds up in dry storage.
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Re: Powder River Basin Bit

PostBy: Captain Michael On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:08 pm

I hate to point out the obvious but of the 4 most commonly recognized grades of coal, Powder River Basin (PRB) is 3rd in the food chain. The vast majority of the foks on this site are burning numero uno!! Anthracite!! The rest are burning Bituminus. Listen up guys, I'm not a chemist. What I do is River transportation. My company will move 4 million tons of PRB this year. I am familiar with it and it's crap.
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Re: Powder River Basin Bit

PostBy: charlie On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:34 pm

Aye, aye, Captain. And at $38 a ton, I don't mind burning crap. Or making a living mining it. If anthracite was the only game in town, I'd be cold and broke. It may be crap, but it's my crap!
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Re: Powder River Basin Bit

PostBy: Captain Michael On: Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:50 pm

Sorry Charlie,
I hear ya on the making a living thing. With out Bituminos I am also jobless. The PRB works for the power generation companies but for us stove burners its crap. But if it feeds the family I'm with ya
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Re: Powder River Basin Bit

PostBy: kootch88 On: Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:59 pm

Duengeon master wrote:I just bought a 1944 Mosin Nagant 7.62x54r and haven't had a chance to try it out. I want to try it out after the meet and greet. But any varmint will do. :rambo3: P.S. will PRB coal spontaneously combust or turn to dust in a coal bin?


I bought two of these last fall, matching serial numbers all round with a case of Russian cartridges. The cartridges are extremely corrosive, but the case of ammo in a wooden box and wrapped in wax paper was only $140. I have a carbine and the regular rifle. I'm trying to find a sniper scope for the rifle. Pretty cool firearms, so simple and crude as firearms go.
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Re: Powder River Basin Bit

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:47 am

I just got a chance to try my mosin nagant (moseen na-gant) yesterday. Mine is the carbine with the bayonet perminately attached to it. A friend told me that the rifle is more accurate with the bayonet extended. I tried it and it was true. Not being very proficient in the use of firearms, the gentleman at the range was kind enough to help me dial in the sights. The ammo I have is 1982 Bulgarian light ball 147gn. I am jealous, I paid $189 for a crate of two spam cans 880 rounds. If you read the stamping on the spam can, it will tell you the year, factory and nation of manufacture. Go to 7.62x54r.com they can decipher the codes for you. Yes the cartridges are corrosive, you can use a solution of one part windex and three parts water to stop the corrosive action until you have time to clean it. Hopps no.9 will also work :D We should get together and try them out one day. As far as simple goes, I took mine apart in 5 min. cleaned it had a few beers, :cheers: then a few more beers, then was able to reassemble it with absolutely no problem.( P.S ammo was safely in my basement)
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