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    03-13-2018, 01:16 PM
    I did a search of it and came up empty, i read it on webpage of MCRGO.ORG A internet search came up blank and i have not gone though their old articles yet to look for it.
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    03-13-2018, 01:10 PM
    I looked all over last year for 5mm pellets no luck my son got me some for Christmas then i found a bag of about 500 i bought at a yard sale ($1) i forgot i had ! They are very accurate i have no idea who makes them . I made a smaller die for 25...
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    03-13-2018, 01:03 PM
    I have found with the 5.56 (223) neck down cases were ruined (when forming to .221 Fireball, then i removed the decapper neck expander and never ruined another case . The cases were ran in full length , rough trimmed in band saw, neck reamed in...
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    03-10-2018, 08:09 PM
    Here in Michigan our laws have been changed for the better for anyone that uses lethal force against a criminal in the past a man who did a good shoot was found guilty because he used ammo that was "more deadly". It was overturned but the Black...
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    03-10-2018, 07:35 PM
    firefly1957 replied to a thread .228 bullets in Swaging
    Reed1911 i get 1 inch 50 yard groups from my Winchester 1907 with iron sights using .357 bullets sized to .351 . That is not bad for a semiautomatic rifle made in 1916 .
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    03-10-2018, 07:31 PM
    I tried some #3 buckshot in my 25 caliber pellet gun they are a bit to small . Has anyone shot #2 buckshot or round balls in a 25 caliber air rifle? I shoot lead BB in .177 airguns they shoot well and hit hard. I have now cast some #4 buckshot...
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    03-10-2018, 07:16 PM
    Not much of a change but i turned 30-30 into 32 special for a friends grandfathers gun . They were fire formed is all as he loaded with a Lee pound die i was still in high school at the time . Last case conversion was 5.56 NATO to .221 Fireball .
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retired, shoot many calibers do like the old guns best
Harrison Michigan
fishing hunting reloading gun collecting


When I think back on all the **** I learned in high school it's a wonder I can think at all ! And then my lack of education hasn't hurt me none I can read the writing on the wall.


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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
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