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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:05 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Berdan primers in Our Town
    https://www.ammunitiontogo.com/lodge/boxer-vs-berdan-primers/
    23 replies | 462 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:02 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Berdan primers in Our Town
    By switch I assume you mean switching to cases that started life as Berdan? If you are actually converting I know how converting from Berdan to Boxer works but never though of going the other way. That seems like it would be a lot more difficult.
    23 replies | 462 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-22-2020, 05:24 AM
    https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/what-is-a-paradox-gun/#:~:text=Put%20simply%2C%20a%20Paradox%20Gun%20is%20a%20shotgun,of%20rifling%20to%20the%20choke%20on%20a%20shotgun.
    35 replies | 10328 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-22-2020, 05:08 AM
    3. NOS Winchester 348 Win Brass 20 pieces in original yellow cardboard box (plus a handful of pieces of 1x fired dirty .348 brass without box) $30 shipped. I will take these. Pm Sent.
    5 replies | 869 view(s)
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    11-21-2020, 11:34 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .22 Pistol Value? in Rimfire Area
    https://www.rugerforum.net/threads/iver-johnson-trailsman-model-tm22pb-semi-auto-pistol.23261/
    15 replies | 602 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-21-2020, 11:30 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Berdan primers in Our Town
    Hazmat makes shipping problematic but what part of the country do you live in? if you are close enough we could do a FTF sale or trade. For shipping (unless it's for than money than I am will to ask) the only option would be to 5K for 5K of...
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    11-21-2020, 10:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Berdan primers in Our Town
    Never thought of that. All I have is .217's or 5.5mm. I will have to check fit. If not I will make nipples that fit. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    23 replies | 462 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-21-2020, 10:12 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Berdan primers in Our Town
    I've reloaded several thousand Berdan Swiss cases. I use the water method to deprime. The anvil is part of the case.
    23 replies | 462 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-21-2020, 09:31 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Berdan primers in Our Town
    5.5m is correct for the 7.5 Swiss. It is also listed as .217" diameter.
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  • Michael J. Spangler's Avatar
    11-21-2020, 08:59 PM
    Send him our best. Sounds like he’s in a tough spot and making the best of it. I for one don’t care how long it takes, this mould is going to be worth the wait!
    149 replies | 22381 view(s)
  • Michael J. Spangler's Avatar
    11-21-2020, 06:28 AM
    Please send me a PM with trade offers. Thank you.
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  • Michael J. Spangler's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 11:23 PM
    Bump it up. What do you have? Moulds. Dies. Brass. BP guns. Old single shot 22s. Broken lever actions in need of work. Single shot shotguns. Stevens 1915 parts. Marbles sights for 1894 Marlins. Try me!
    14 replies | 1144 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 11:16 PM
    US firearms are not proofed like some of the European Firearms are. In the US at best a small random percentage is proof tested. Ever see a proof mark on a US manufactured firearm unless it was shipped overseas? In some countries such as England...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 11:04 PM
    Good read here. https://www.luckygunner.com/labs/5-56-vs-223/
    19 replies | 607 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 10:05 PM
    Since the other WTB .225 brass closed due to the OP filling his needs I am jumping on the bandwagon. Looking to purchase .225 Winchester brass. Let me know what you have and what you want for it.
    4 replies | 191 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 09:47 PM
    I will post a separate thread but I am also in need of .225 Brass. I didn't want to step on your thread but since you have stated you are good I thinking it's OK for me to post my needs. More interested in paying cash than trading but trading...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 07:26 PM
    Unfortunately they have retired.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-19-2020, 09:44 PM
    After the last one I increased my on hand TP supply to about a year years worth. When I get close I get more. We are good for about 1 1/2 years. Not nearly as good on paper towels much I have plenty of washable towels.
    79 replies | 1519 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-19-2020, 09:28 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Ammo ?? in Our Town
    The MSM is lying. Per the FBI the NIC's checks are more like 34,000,000. Normally only 1% are rejected. The NIC's check is used as the final point before sale. NIC's Also don't show multiple sales. Same for the 18 States that have link care...
    66 replies | 1765 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-17-2020, 05:17 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 9MM Ball Ammo Pricing in Our Town
    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/883915866#.X7PTB_gXeYd.gmail 10,000 CCI Small Rifle Military Primers #41 sold for $1,825.00
    31 replies | 1083 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-16-2020, 01:15 AM
    Explosive .22 caliber ammunition was used in the assassination attempt on President Reagan in 1981. It had the power of a small firecracker. Until you get to military grade high explosives it's not effective. ...
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    11-15-2020, 11:59 PM
    A pure lead or pure lead tin alloy has a very long and distinguished prove track record of extremely reliable expansion. Adding a jacket allows for increase velocity and increase RPM threshold. The jacket does not increase expansion. It is the...
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    11-15-2020, 03:43 AM
    https://www.ammunitiontogo.com/lodge/what-is-frangible-ammo/#:~:text=%20ammo%20is%20a%20training%20training%20round%20designed,note%20the%20%E2%80%9Cfine%E2%80%9D%20texture%20of%20the%20inner%20round. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-15-2020, 02:48 AM
    That would be the Glaser Safety Slug https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2020/10/7/is-the-glaser-safety-slug-good-for-self-defense/ According to the Cor-Bon website, the Glaser Safety Slug “was designed in response to the possibility...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-14-2020, 10:03 PM
    I haven't seen so much misinformation and lack of understanding of the mechanics of wound channels since the MSM convinced the sheeple that Winchester Black Talons cuts like a buzz saw. The one area that does have some merit if increased...
    101 replies | 2255 view(s)
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    11-13-2020, 11:52 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Free for Postage in Helping Hands
    l would greatly appreciate this: "Free for Postage 1. Lyman 55 Powder Measure with a BROKEN HANDLE If you can braze a new handle or maybe you need the parts. Padded flat rate" I can repair it. I don't need it for myself. My intention is to...
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    11-10-2020, 08:40 PM
    200 plus
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-04-2020, 05:26 PM
    On rimmed cases or belted cases I always use shoulder bump same as a rimless case. Other than requiring a little more effort this has zero disadvantages and all the normal advantages of accurately controlling shoulder clearance. . When I order...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-04-2020, 04:40 AM
    .003" to 004" max. on hunting guns. .002 max. on competition rifles.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-03-2020, 07:05 PM
    Not true. Primed brass is unique in shipping requirements. This is the correct information. https://forum.accurateshooter.com/threads/mailing-shipping-primed-brass-the-regs-and-the-law.3812580/
    7 replies | 685 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-02-2020, 09:17 PM
    Depending on your expectations they may or may not be satisfactory. I have shot both DCM and Marksmanship Team rifles in M1 Garand's with the insert. The extra bullet jump is not great from the accuracy stand point but its not awful either. The...
    7 replies | 355 view(s)
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    11-02-2020, 10:02 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Machine rest build in Special Projects
    Keep us updated with pics of your progress. Thanks.
    13 replies | 653 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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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