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    Today, 09:12 AM
    Nice right up here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1895_Lee_Navy I wonder which twist you have?
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    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    Probably not. If you have a .323 bore, then .325 should be about right,,,,,
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    09-16-2014, 11:50 AM
    madsenshooter replied to a thread Lymes disease in Our Town
    Wow! You guys got me checking out RMSF now! It is here in Ohio! I have found that the brown dog tick can be a vector, and like dt has indicated, there's not always a rash. I would hazard to guess that the bacteria that causes RMSF doesn't always...
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    09-15-2014, 11:45 PM
    Detail stripped would make things easier. That chamber brush is a really essential item. I once cleaned my M1A from the muzzle, all the crud lands in the chamber and I didn't have a chamber brush. On the firing line, it wouldn't eject. A veteran...
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    09-15-2014, 08:18 PM
    madsenshooter replied to a thread Lymes disease in Our Town
    Not something one runs into often in KY, which isn't very far from me! I see KY does have Lone Star ticks, which are a vector of RMSF. Least you can tell when you have that, Lyme is what's known as a stealth pathogen, sneaks up on you, especially...
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    09-15-2014, 12:14 PM
    madsenshooter replied to a thread Lymes disease in Our Town
    And I'll bet there were very few of those recruits that got bitten by a tick. Even if they were, KY is dog tick territory. Lots of stuff in the vaccines we're given in the military. Borrelia has the ability to take different forms, it isn't...
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    09-14-2014, 09:52 PM
    madsenshooter replied to a thread Lymes disease in Our Town
    Back when they were first discovering it in CT, I was experiencing the same thing here in Ohio. Joints hurt like he** and would snap and pop, on and off fevers, tired all the time, etc. Odd thing is, the main species of tick around here is the dog...
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    09-14-2014, 09:34 PM
    http://www.nathantrotter.com/images/dynamic/130748927428044460.pdf In general, a number on the back indicates ASTM grade. #2 is some pretty good stuff. Exact proportions vary among manufacturers.
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    09-14-2014, 04:47 PM
    I tried LP primers in my Krag. Note the difference in height given above. In my Krag, they weren't pierced, what was happening was the decreased height of the LP couldn't stretch back far enough to contact the bolt face with a firing pin sticking...
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    09-13-2014, 05:34 PM
    In the Cast Bullet Association, military rifles have to have their original barrels. New Criterion, or other aftermarket barrels aren't allowed. Arsenal replacements are allowed, they're not so nitpicky as to demand that a rifle have the barrel it...
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    09-13-2014, 05:24 PM
    With metford rifling and a tight twist, that will be a tough one to get shooting cast well. Lyman made an experimental mold in the 50s, 245499, that ought to be just the ticket. The mold was supposed to be for the 243Win and 6mmRem, but didn't...
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    09-13-2014, 05:15 PM
    madsenshooter replied to a thread Lymes disease in Our Town
    A subject I find most interesting. I was less than 5 when mom pulled the first ticks off my neck. Thing is, I've lived with it, undiagnosed for 52yrs. As I sit here, I'm rubbing a lump on the back of my neck that developed over the years. I can...
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    09-09-2014, 09:51 PM
    I'm in.
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    09-08-2014, 06:11 PM
    Just got email notification and TCB. Get 'em while the gettings good,,,,,,,, Thanks Al.
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    09-07-2014, 12:38 PM
    I would like to adjust my order: 7. Hamish - 1 2C, all GC. 1 2C, all PB. 1 Top Punch. Interested in Gas Check purchase with moulds. Thank you sir,,,,,,
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    08-31-2014, 09:18 PM
    I really need a find like that Merlin. The CMP now has a trophy for high Springfield/Garand/Vintage combined score. I got the vintage and Garand covered, gotta find me a deal.
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    08-30-2014, 03:32 PM
    One thing you'll run across with Krag rifles is bolts that have had the locking lug lapped so that the guide rib will bear on the receiver. Friend of mine was taking a gunsmith class. He thought it would be a good idea to do that. He lapped a new...
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    08-28-2014, 09:30 AM
    Looking for a 16ga 2 1/2 or 2 3/4" press. Lee Load All would be fine, or whatever. Money is tighter than usual, really would like to trade if at all possible. I have GOBS of fishing tackle, especially big plastics for musky/saltwater. Other...
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    08-27-2014, 10:00 PM
    At some point you and I need to have a pow wow,,,,my limited testing of 296/110 was a little less accurate than 2400, and the recoil was quite a bit snappier, but, I only had time to test two or three load levels. Im always willing to try it...
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 10:55 AM
    Buying Lee moulds is like pulling the handle on a slot machine,,,,,,,,,,,,
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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
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