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    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    I use a RC to initially size machine gun brass and it can take a lot of force even with Imperial sizing wax. I doubt the Lee system will work well on that particular application. I have a Dillon primer pocket swagger, and this tool should be...
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    Yesterday, 11:55 AM
    Another good post Ickisrulz!!! What bothers me about the issue is that society is accepting homosexuality as "normal" when clearly it is not. It is not our place to judge them as people but we can judge the lifestyle....and to me it is...
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    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
    Stuff happens. You tired hard to track that doe and did all that could be done. I have heard of people that use dogs to track wounded deer but that is not practical in every situation either. I hope it does not sour you on trying again next...
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    01-23-2020, 05:35 PM
    There could be a difference in the finish quality of a custom barrel vs the cheap barrels found on something like my Compass. I doubt I could buy a McMillan barrel for the $225 I paid for the entire gun>>>LOL. Plus the rounds used for breaking...
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    01-23-2020, 03:22 PM
    Thanks for your insights Outpost75. I learn a lot from your posts.
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    01-22-2020, 10:31 PM
    I shoot one and clean Shoot two and clean Shoot three and clean Shoot five and clean. Then clean every 10 shots another couple of times Did it on the last two rifles I broke in. A M70 and a T/ C Compass and both are sub MOA. NOt sure it...
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    01-22-2020, 02:24 PM
    Always good to see testing like this with real numbers. Thanks for posting. The flat base Arsenal bullet is more accurate for whatever reason. BTW, not many will appreciate how much effort it is to shoot that many groups off a rest...
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    01-22-2020, 01:56 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Powley psi Calculator in Our Town
    I have one as well. Showing my age I guess.
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    01-22-2020, 01:51 PM
    My thoughts as well. The gun is not suitable for that use. Primers may not be flattened but you are stressing the gun. Please check you load data and the source...hopefully not internet!
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    01-22-2020, 01:47 PM
    In my experience, it is rarely the gun. The CZ is not very accurate but it is not the problem in the performance you described. I would be happy if a had a CZ and it would hold 2" at ten yard. I would be disappointed if my 686+ would not do...
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    01-22-2020, 01:20 PM
    dverna replied to a thread bonanza co-ax in Reloading Equipment
    No one size fits all. I have both the RC and Co-Ax. Prefer the Co-Ax. Bought 45+ years ago for $70...a lot more than a Lyman or RC I could have bought. The huge amount I over invested in the Co-ax would have been spent on whiskey, beer. and...
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    01-21-2020, 01:39 PM I would buy a new one that has a warranty for the few dollars more.
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    01-21-2020, 01:19 PM
    dverna replied to a thread bonanza co-ax in Reloading Equipment
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    01-21-2020, 01:10 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Shipping Primer Dilemmas in Our Town
    You cannot realistically ship primers or powder legally.
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    01-21-2020, 01:04 PM
    When I was shooting Bullseye I had a 1-10 twist Douglas barrel stubbed into a S&W M52 target gun. It enhanced accuracy at 50 yards and dropped groups about an inch. Velocity, twist rate, and bullet length all play a role in bullet stability. ...
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    01-21-2020, 12:36 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Chip off the ole block in Leverguns
    What a great find!! Lousy caliber to do much shooting with. From Wikipedia: "As of 2007, the .22 Savage Hi-Power is no longer made in the United States. In Europe, the .22 Savage Hi-Power is called the "5.652mmR", and it's still made by RWS,...
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    01-21-2020, 12:25 PM
    God has not "spoken" to us since He sent Jesus to us. We have the Bible as our current frame of reference until He deems it necessary to provide additional direction if He thinks we need it. In His eyes, many of the acts we rationalize are...
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    01-21-2020, 10:35 AM
    dverna replied to a thread bonanza co-ax in Reloading Equipment
    I have had one for over 45 years and love it. It does all my rifle loads. I have a RC too for the heavy work. It is a pain to prime on and dangerous IMHO as your hand is over the case as the primer seats. For small runs I use a hand primer...
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    01-21-2020, 09:59 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Friend is passing in Our Chapel
    Perfect advice. Just do it!
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    01-20-2020, 03:59 PM
    Much to think about in this thread. I have lived in black bear country for seven years on 20 acres backing onto 4-5k acres of state land and my closest neighbor is 3/4 of a mile away. I am remote and far in the woods. Factoring out bears...
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    01-20-2020, 08:31 AM
    Must be a good reason...just not apparent.
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    01-18-2020, 04:04 PM
    Very interesting. Someone made clones a few years back but they were not very reliable. Congratulations on a fine collection.
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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