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    03-30-2020, 09:03 AM
    Do those 3 cases look like recent manufacture? If so they may have been primed with a lead free primer.
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    03-24-2020, 12:54 PM
    A place I worked at years ago converted SA Rem LH 700's to 223 by bushing the bolt face and using a Sako extractor. They always worked fine, never heard of any issues. You're in new territory with the Mauser though. You may want to get a few bolt...
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    03-24-2020, 09:43 AM
    There's a lot of info out there, I wouldn't run hunting ammo w/o the adjustable plug. Another option is an extended plug that increased the volume of the gas cylinder. saw one and it worked well. Proper lubrication with grease is essential for...
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    03-23-2020, 09:59 AM
    I sold a 94 30-30 to a friend for under $300, but he was a friend. Very good condition w a Williams receiver sight on it.
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    03-20-2020, 08:59 AM
    What kind of group did you get in inches? What size group do you expect? They aren't known for great accuracy but some do very well. They are minute of deer rifles out to 150 yds. Shoot some 3 shot groups instead of 5. The weight of the...
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    03-19-2020, 06:03 PM
    Same thoughts here. Too many drink from the wrong cup and cling to it as the only answer or way to go. All things man made are fragile at best and downright poor otherwise. That's the reason things shift so violently when a crises emerges. Those...
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    03-13-2020, 01:31 PM
    I've read the difference on the variations on scoops, tx. I'll check them on a scale before using one if I do use one. I don't have them in front of me and 2 of the 6 I have are for shotgun which I have yet to try. IIRC one may have metal scoops...
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    03-13-2020, 09:46 AM
    Which era Lee loaders do you use and or prefer? I ask as I've seen some older kits going for the price of new ones, same calibers. Are the older ones better looking, do they make better ammo? I've a few older Lee kits in decent shape in the...
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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