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    Today, 01:17 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Strange micrometer in Cast Boolits
    Brake rotor mics have a deep throat
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    Today, 10:44 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Strange micrometer in Cast Boolits
    not a true thread mic since it does not measure pitch diameter , but they do make 60 degree point mics to be used as comparators
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    Yesterday, 04:06 AM
    I concur 100%. Only took one deer and one antelope with the 22 cal Barnes X but have killed a bunch of deer with 6mm in a 243 Win. Everyone performed superbly. I did witness a large Bison bull killed by a young girl with a 6mm Rem use Barnes...
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    11-11-2018, 01:49 PM
    How can an item on clearance be “available soon?” That statement, along with the no returns policy on them gives me cause to shy away... maybe OK, but I don’t need any of them seriously enough to take the risk. Froggie
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    11-11-2018, 10:37 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread deer skinning made easy in Our Town
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    11-09-2018, 11:02 AM
    ^^What he said^^ The brighter highlights on the press in the first picture let those details show, but adding the contrast of a slightly darker background as seen in the second picture is a lot easier on the eyes. Either way, I'd be pleased if...
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    11-09-2018, 10:22 AM
    Glad I've already got an older 32-20 and 45 Colt. I guess I should grab a 44-40 while the old type is still available. :coffee: Froggie
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    11-09-2018, 10:18 AM
    Some of us use mechanical breech seaters with lots of mechanical advantage. This works to seat oversized, tapered bullets into the chamber lede for a perfect alignment with the bore. This is not an option with repeaters, only single shots. Then...
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    11-09-2018, 10:09 AM
    Back to the device the OP asked about... a loaded ammo gauge is a valuable item if used properly. I dislike having to disassemble my guns to check ammo fit, and loading each round in an assembled revolver or semi-auto at my indoor loading bench...
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    11-08-2018, 07:37 PM
    Not to throw cold water on your hot lead, but you already know the answer... they were meant to be fired as cast and without sizing. A variety of methods to lubricate these unsized bullets was devised, so they never saw a lubri-sizer. If you do...
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    11-08-2018, 10:02 AM
    You've already gotten your answer here, but I'll just add that I consider remelting lubed bullets as a way of getting free flux into my mix... there shouldn't be any water in the lube (it's a lipid which is hydrophobic) so the only concern is the...
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    11-07-2018, 11:30 AM
    Is it only the Cimarron-supplied Uberti revolvers that have this "safety" feature, or is it on the ones from Taylor's as well? Don't you just hate it when something works and somebody feels obligated to change it?? Froggie
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    11-07-2018, 11:24 AM
    I have two Uberti copies of the SAA, a Navy Arms marked 5 1/2" in 32-20 and a 45 Colt with 4 1/2" barrel from Taylor's. This latter one is their "Smoke Wagon" in the deluxe version and it is the smoothest, slickest action of any single action I've...
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    11-07-2018, 10:07 AM
    I have a commercial indoor range (25 yard) about 3 miles from my house and another, larger indoor range across town. I'm also a member of a gun club that specializes in shotgun sports but has a 50 yard pistol and a 300 yard rifle range... it's...
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    11-06-2018, 02:31 PM
    mineral oil and bee's wax
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    11-05-2018, 06:57 PM
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    11-05-2018, 05:13 PM
    I thought that phenomenon was limited to the foothills of the Blue Ridge. :( I’ve noticed it increasingly in the years since I turned 50, so it’s certainly not a new thing. ;) Froggie
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    11-04-2018, 11:25 PM
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    11-04-2018, 09:04 AM
    Stop at the end of the first sentence. If it is not functioning properly when new, contact the Uberti distributor and arrange to have it examined by them on their dime. New guns are supposed to work right when you get them, and if they don’t, the...
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    11-04-2018, 08:50 AM
    Yesterday I finally got around to depriming and FL sizing something over 250 cases in 32 S&W L I had stashed around the shop. I used the Lyman TC die tha lives on my All American press so it can be used for cases from 32 S&W to 327 Fed Mag. Iíll...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    11-04-2018, 08:43 AM
    Back when all I could get was Winchester 38-55 cases, I had good luck using a minimal amount of Imperial Sizing Die Wax on new brass right out of the box and carefully using two or three short passes with my very old RCBS FL sizing die for 32-40. ...
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    11-03-2018, 10:28 PM
    Most V threads are 60 degree except for the 55 degree Withworth. Firearm barrels with square threads are shallow square threads The...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    11-03-2018, 08:33 PM
    I have a couple of examples of the 319247 (which runs about 165 gr +/-) but find my 32-40s (of which I have had 4) seem to start doing well at about 175 or 180 grains and continue on up to about 200 grains. Of the available powders (now) IMR 4227...
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    11-03-2018, 02:18 PM
    Originally Posted by Char-Gar; The turret is where you store the other dies in the set, adjusted and ready to use. Other than that, I use it as a single stage press. I have not deprimed or primed on the press is many decades. Originally Posted...
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    11-03-2018, 02:09 PM
    How many pounds of stick-ons and flashing would you like to trade for nice clean COWW ingots? I need the soft stuff for muzzle loaders, cap & ball revolvers, and as a basis for schuetzen bullets. I've been doing just the opposite of you since I...
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    11-03-2018, 01:23 PM
    Acme threads are 29 degree included per post 59 The Swedish m/1867-68 was built by Husqvarna. At...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-02-2018, 02:14 AM
    it's the size it casts with a specific alloy.
    2 replies | 261 view(s)
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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