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    06-23-2020, 09:59 AM
    That is not much of an update. Did not learn a thing from it.
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    06-19-2020, 08:08 PM
    As explained, R1 was the fastest on the first burn rate chart I looked at. I have known or read of many people who handload without following reasonable guidelines. When someone asks what pressure a wildcat develops, it makes me wonder if they...
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    06-19-2020, 07:58 PM
    I have 46 or 47 308 loads in military cases. The 3 or 4 emptys have severely flattened primers and a bright spot where the ejector hole in the bolt is located. I foolishly used the same load I had been using in commercial brass. Had to hammer the...
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    06-18-2020, 10:09 PM
    Most of the centerfire cartridges listed by the OP are wildcats, available only by case forming and loading by an individual. A lightly compressed load of Norma R1 under the heaviest bullet available is apt to produce enough pressure to quickly...
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    06-18-2020, 09:41 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread 25 Hornet in Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks
    Depends on how much and what kind of powder. Since it is not a factory cartridge, the pressure is determined by the person loading it, same as any handloaded cartridge..
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    06-17-2020, 09:32 PM
    Soak the hay bales thoroughly to reduce penetration. :bigsmyl2:
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    06-16-2020, 10:16 PM
    I have a favorite project rifle that needs to be relined or re-barreled. Based on the wear of the internal parts, I would consider it barely adequate for HV 22 LR. If it were made from good quality steel, properly hardened, it might be adequate...
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    06-13-2020, 08:04 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread Time for a reline? in Leverguns
    But you would only have to do it a couple of times to get brass to measure for fired case mouth ID.
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    06-12-2020, 12:56 AM
    ulav8r replied to a thread Time for a reline? in Leverguns
    Try ejecting the case very slowly to reduce damage, just to get a couple to measure as-fired mouth diameter.
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    06-12-2020, 12:15 AM
    My cousin was a ballistician at Sierra, took me on a tour several years ago. I remember him telling me that they used up to 3 % antimony, depending on which bullet it was intended for. I could be off a little on that memory but they definitely...
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    06-09-2020, 11:45 PM
    Do you know which ones came out of the same melt? -Keep each melt together, then remelt using the same number of ingots from each melt, this will make them all the same. IOW, mark all from the first batch as 1, the second batch as 2, etc. Then...
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    06-08-2020, 10:47 PM
    manufacturing tolerances.
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    06-05-2020, 09:10 PM
    Lathe is easiest. Mark desired center on each end of the stock, put dead center in tailstock and hold end of stock against that center. Put drill in headstock and start drilling on marked location. Drill half way and then turn stock around to...
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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