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    Today, 01:38 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Remington Model 8 in Factory Rifles
    Yes they are very cool. Same for the A5 and the 50 cal. M2
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    Today, 12:32 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Remington Model 8 in Factory Rifles
    I've always wanted one. Every-time I get weak I borrow my buddies Model 8. They kick like the proverbial mule with the long action recoil system. That cures me for awhile.
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    Today, 12:23 AM
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    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    Bore Tech “Eliminator” is my go to bore cleaner when I am at the cleaning bench. If I am in a hurry I use Sweets 7.62. On really hardcore copper Montana Xtreme 50 cal formula gets the nod. When I am out shooting prairie dogs the guns get a...
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    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    I just putzed about with casting pistol bullets for about 20 years until I took up the schuetzen game. At that point, precision in my alloy took on a whole new level of importance and I began mixing semi-large batches of pure lead and pure tin at a...
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    02-26-2020, 04:19 PM
    Norma is great brass also. The rep. on Norma is the head is softer so primer pockets loosen sooner. For me in 6mm BR that has been true.
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    02-26-2020, 12:44 AM
    What caliber? I have 2K of 45-70 and 8K of 45 Colt that I am very happy with. I also have some 348 and 375 Win Brass but i haven't loaded any of those so no comment. I did load 5K of 380 Auto for a buddy years ago with no issues but I have never...
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    02-26-2020, 12:14 AM
    Starline anneals the same as every other manufacturer with the exception of some of the straight walled original blackpowder cartridges that are often loaded to well above SAAMI specs. Starline recommends that the user anneal for BP usage to...
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    02-25-2020, 10:22 PM
    As to coarseness of the finish that is a function of glass bead size, distance to work and the pressure used. Vapor blasting and glass bead blasting can and do produce the same finishes. Vapor blasting has several advantages in a production...
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    02-25-2020, 07:45 PM
    Since the burn rates of these powders are relatively close, both are ball powder and the amount mixed is very small it really is more of a comfort and knowledge concern than a safety concern. If you are competent enough to purchase and use surplus...
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    02-25-2020, 07:01 PM
    I suggested the 327 chambering not because you would have to shoot the longer cartridges in it but so you would be able to. I shot my old S&W Model 66 revolver with literally thousands of 38 Special rounds and probably about 100 357s. Just because...
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    02-25-2020, 03:19 PM
    Most firearms using stainless use a 416/420 or 630 (17-4) stainless steel. It will be magnetic. Non-magnetic stainless steel is far more corrosion resistant but it generally not heat-treatable. As such they are too soft for most firearms...
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    02-25-2020, 01:46 AM
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    02-25-2020, 01:34 AM
    Rumor has it that is how Hornady gets a velocity increase with it Super Performance powder. On a side note I was giving 8K of small rifle primers that had be under water for three day. After they dried I would get a couple of failure to fire per...
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    02-25-2020, 12:34 AM
    Hodgdon got it's start selling GI surplus 4895. This was not canister grain powder. I have read a lot of mixing was done to get the proper burning rates for the 4895 and other powder. Mixed powders are not new nor are they dangerous when done...
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    02-24-2020, 11:32 AM
    I would say that in all likelihood it will make a great companion for lazy days in the woods. About 30 years ago I built a 32 H&R chambered Winchester low wall based on a 32 rim fire. Bore was marginal, but with jacketed bullets it shot well. With...
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    02-24-2020, 10:02 AM
    You guys are getting better deals than I am! If I found a SC rifle bullet mould I liked and needed for Schuetzen and could get it for $75-100 I would usually try for it. DC pistol bullet moulds in desirable cherry numbers may be bought on a really...
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    02-23-2020, 10:09 PM
    These rings will do what you need without stressing the scope. This has a space and shim chart to show you what you need....
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    02-23-2020, 03:51 PM
    Per Federal law felons can own muzzleloading rifles and pre-1899 cartridge firearms. That is a large part of why Johnny Cash was into 1873 Colts in a big way. Individual States may have additional restrictions and definitions as to what a felon...
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    02-23-2020, 03:46 PM
    Just touching the lands is rarely the most accurate unless you are soft seating. Heavy jamming the bullets can be very accurate. I have one rifle that has a unreal high round count that still holds 3/8 MOA at 300 yards. As to the bullet jump...
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    02-23-2020, 09:25 AM
    Apropos of nothing, you can get a reasonably accurate read on groove diameter of a slug with an odd number of grooves by placing it carefully between a pair of thin plates of known thickness. While holding the plates carefully parallel measure the...
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    02-23-2020, 09:17 AM
    Nice pictures anyway, looks like you have a nice lead pot .
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    02-23-2020, 08:30 AM
    Friend beagle, i wonder whether the FBI might have been involved in the outfall from the OSS program Bob mentioned. Do you have any kind of time frame for the FBI having used the guns they had in 38 Super (or “Super 38”?) :?: I’m guessing it...
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    02-23-2020, 05:03 AM What Barrel Twist Should I Use? The most versatile barrel twist rate is 1:8″. This will shoot everything from...
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    02-23-2020, 12:37 AM
    My comments will NOT address the particular revolver smoothness. However, almost NEVER in these discussions does anyone mention the operator and what the operator can do to improve his or her part in using a double action. The operator MUST improve...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 12:15 AM Never owned one but looked at a couple. They were first rate. Talked to him once in the mid 70's.
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    02-22-2020, 09:56 PM
    Wow Bob, that's spectacular. That's the most information I've gotten on either of those topics ever, much less in one short response. Thanks very much! It's good to get something specific about the development of a mouth headspacing 38 Super...
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    02-22-2020, 08:09 PM
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    02-22-2020, 07:47 PM
    On a side note the 6mm Remington/244 failed since the 12 twist would not stabilize the 100 grain bullet like the 243 Win. Your 14 twist in a lower velocity cartridge probably will be less successful. ...
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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