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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 12:20 PM
    I like Avogunner's suggestion to mark the brass for specific rifles/pistols. I may start doing that for the rifles I have multiples of to segregate the brass for each I have one Lee Enfield with a very sloppy chamber that requires necksized brass...
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    10-11-2018, 09:24 PM
    Charlie is back making them the last I knew a few months ago. He doesn't post a lot but he is on the forum regularly.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 12:27 AM
    Go to Ebay and make a custom search for dies you are looking for. I do that for specific molds or rifle components when I'm looking for new or used items. I get an email once a day on my searches if a new item is ever listed that meets my search...
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    10-10-2018, 12:06 AM
    The Type 99s are chambered in 7.7x58 (basically .31 caliber like an Lee-Enfield or Mosin-Nagant) and is comparable to 30-06 or 308Win in effectiveness. For reloading, its easier to load for than the Type 38s as you can use trimmed down and reformed...
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    10-08-2018, 02:17 PM
    Bears are a LOT harder to STOP than people, that's 'why'.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    10-06-2018, 10:51 PM
    I have two loads for my AR15s. Mihec 69gr mold, gas-checked and sized at .225" with 24gr IMR4831 Lee 55gr BATOR Mold. gas-checked and sized at .225" with 20gr IMR4895 both lubed with White Label Lubes 2500 lube Both function my 20" AR15 1-7"...
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  • HABCAN's Avatar
    09-29-2018, 01:04 AM
    No, we haven't, but you have given us an idea what to look for. TYVM!! Will report.
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    09-28-2018, 12:28 PM
    Kuhnhausen's books on amazon.ca cost over CDN$100: we were hoping someone here was knowledgeable. and would chime in.
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    09-27-2018, 03:06 PM
    We would very much appreciate it if anyone here can explain in detail for dummies how to re-time a Pietta Colt clone SAA?? The second and third 'clicks' occur right together and bind the cylinder when attempting to reload. I think sumpin' got bent...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    09-24-2018, 04:13 PM
    Dang right on that! I cut the tips of 4 fingers to the bone on my left hand (interior of 1st knuckles on pinky, ring, middle fingers and thumb) when I was 12 and the scar tissue still sends waves of pain if I hit them the wrong way...
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    09-22-2018, 10:11 PM
    It will take a while to recover your grip strength as you will want to protect the stump for a while as its healing. Don't rush too fast to do pistol shooting with your right hand. But consider this as a perfect opportunity to reinforce your...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    09-22-2018, 09:27 PM
    WTB/WTT I'm looking for a used set of reloading dies in either 260 Rem Ackley Improved or even an older 6.5-308Win AI wildcat for an upcoming winter project. If you know of the availability of a set, drop me a line and we'll discuss a purchase...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 09:26 PM
    Not a firearm misplaced but some extra components. I built a switch barrel 1911 in 45ACP and 400 Corbon (both government model slide setups) a few years back and recently added a Combat Commander 45ACP bull and barrel and slide to the setup for my...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 10:22 PM
    I'm dealing with this very issue with a new AR10 upper in 6.5 creedmoor. My other reloads for my Mauser 98 chambered in that same caliber has no problem loading the cartridges but the new rifle is a no-go with the older reloads while new cartridges...
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Northeast Wa.
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When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."


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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check