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    03-12-2018, 05:48 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread Gathering parts in Single Shot Guns
    One of the instructors at CST made up trap guns on Martini actions. He cut a slot through the bottom of the receiver and drilled and tapped the receiver for a cross bolt. The barrels were cut to be easily hand threaded into the receiver....
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    03-08-2018, 09:55 PM
    It will affect headspace and primer pocket depth.
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    03-06-2018, 07:58 PM
    According to Donnelly's Manual of Cartridge Conversions, the 8x50 R has about 10% greater case capacity than the 8x57. Measure the charge in the 8x50, then reduce by 15-20 % for a starting load in the 8x57.
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    03-04-2018, 09:50 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    You've already done more than enough to justify it to me.:bigsmyl2:
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    03-04-2018, 09:15 PM
    3 days ago I pulled out a bag of 380 brass, an 8x57 sizing die, and a shell holder from a set of 223 dies. I deprimed all the brass, but had issues with several that would have been a major problem if doing it on a progressive. The issue was that...
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    02-28-2018, 05:55 PM
    Do not let cool, then thrust into oil and swirl around to cool. Burning off the oil later may work. The post just before mine(#5) is a better process. Something not mentioned in the other posts, with a flat spring plunge it into the oil end...
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    02-24-2018, 05:42 PM $14.95 per box of 25
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    02-23-2018, 01:49 AM
    ulav8r replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects South Bend did not provide an owner's manual.
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    02-21-2018, 12:16 PM
    Just saw the video in post 21. Very neat. Using Internet Explorer, the videos do not show in my browser. I have to reply using quote, then copy the link and post it in a new tab to see the videos: however, this time I opened the thread with Opera...
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    02-20-2018, 11:25 PM
    A few days ago, following a link from somewhere to youtube, the linked video or another that came up afterward, there was a video showing a mechanism to turn a bullet from base down to nose down. There was a disk about 3 inch diameter with 4...
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    02-20-2018, 10:53 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread 30 AR still around? in Military Rifles
    Saw 2 of the rifles in a pawn shop in Clarksville about 2 weeks ago. I think they were $1500 each. If I had 1000+ empty brass, I would consider barreling one of my Turkish mausers in that caliber or necked up to 35 caliber.
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    02-20-2018, 01:20 AM post #7 "What you CAN use too much of is detergent. I think SSTM recommended 1/4 teaspoon Lemi-Shine and two TABLESPOONS Dawn concentrated dishwashing liquid, which is...
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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