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    Today, 12:08 PM
    It will run in Wine. But it may not just run out of the box and you will have to adjust settings. No, software as a service needs to go away all together. I want to pay once and then itís mine. If I donít want to upgrade thatís on me. W/...
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    Today, 11:49 AM
    I switched to Ballistol a long time ago. It doesnít fall into the cheap category at around $100 a gallon. But itís non-toxic, safe on all materials, thicker and clings to parts and it doesnít gum up in cold weather. The last part doesnít apply to...
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    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
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    Yesterday, 10:57 AM
    No way the barrel is .227+. It will not shoot jacketed bullets at all if it is. Use another micrometer or mic a jacketed bullet to verify the readings. If it really is a .227 barrel, contact CZ and they should replace it at no...
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    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
    I love my G22's. Even bought a Lonewolf 9mm conversion and 9mm mags so I can shoot two calibers with one gun. Mine is boringly reliable which is what I want in a SD gun. I shoot tighter groups with the Kimbers, but that level of precision is...
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    Yesterday, 12:20 AM
    For handguns it is a waste of time for the vast majority of guns, shooters, and applications. I used to do it until I started shooting a lot. If I still shot Bullseye, and had the skill I had 40 years ago, I would sort for the 50 yard stages and...
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    05-24-2020, 04:48 PM
    Larry Gibson gave you the best insight IMHO. BTW, starting with a 5.56 in cast is not a good place to be, and you can look forward to an immense level of frustration. I would suggest NOT even trying unless you are more of an experimenter and...
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    05-24-2020, 03:41 PM
    Agree. It is not as fast as a good 6 cavity mold but it allows you to cast for longer periods of time. I have nerve damage and cannot work with heavy molds for very long anymore. You want a consistent and very clean alloy so that is what I...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 03:33 PM
    Lots of good choices above. My favorites are the Anschutz repeater my dad gave me over 55 years ago (still shoots less than 1.5 MOA with junk bulk ammo), a Winchester M52 sporter and the 10/22. If I was buying one now, it would be the CZ.
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    05-24-2020, 03:24 PM
    This morning I was reading a long thread on the .350 by Oldfeller on this site. He was working with an AR. Worth reading if you plan on loading the .350. There were (are?) a few issues with .350 cases that sounded concerning. It is nice to...
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  • dragon813gt's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 03:20 PM
    Nothing is permanent, especially nations. If they really wanted out they would fight again. Time has seen nations and empires come and go. Nothing has changed that would prevent this from happening now.
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  • dverna's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 11:17 AM
    This has been an interesting read.... A lot of work and experimentation that will help others on a similar quest. I would never make the journey as I have so little patience and talent yet I can appreciate those qualities in others.
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  • Ickisrulz's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 02:57 AM
    If you buy the brass directly from Starline, they ship it for free. The prices for 44 Mag brass are $110/500 cases and $191/1000. So if you buy 1000 cases, it's a little more than 19 cents per case (for new stuff).
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  • dragon813gt's Avatar
    05-22-2020, 07:49 PM
    Maybe I am running the newest version then. I was part of the initial run and there were a few firmware updates early on. If it ainít broke donít fix it, which the firmware apparently is.
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  • dragon813gt's Avatar
    05-22-2020, 07:42 PM
    For me time is the more valuable than anything else. Second to that is results on target. So I donít bother w/ wet tumbling 99% of the time. It takes to long due to the many steps required. And there is no positive result on target. If the...
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  • dragon813gt's Avatar
    05-22-2020, 10:46 AM
    There have been multiple firmware updates over time. Might want to see what yours shipped with. That being said Iím not running the most recent version. Havenít had any issues and donít want any that inevitably pop up when updating firmware.
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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
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