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  • randyrat's Avatar
    Today, 07:19 AM
    Squeezing the lead as you seat your bullets? Check this by pulling a couple loaded rounds and measuring. Fixes. 1) acquire a larger diameter expander plug/spud 2) Use harder lead, so when you seat the bullet it won't get down sized by tough 9 mm...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 AM
    I have a Browning 1886 rifle and a saddle ring carbine. Never had any issues so I never took them apart. I have no idea how close to original they are. I picked up the saddle ring cheap due to some deep stock scratches. Just picked up a blank...
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    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    Comparing one animal to another means nothing. Comparing the same cut of meat from the same animal is easy. Age some, freeze some and prepare them at the same time. Question answered.
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    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    The Deer I shot this year was tough, maybe it was because I took the hide off in the woods, brought it home and was all cut up and in the freezer before Dark. Most years I can't get to them for a Day or Two and they are very tender. I think...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:21 PM
    I remember the do it yourself or do without attitude. Home and auto repairs were common after work activities. The Sat double feature and serials with a hotdog, drink, and popcorn, left change for a quarter. A cellophane pack of BBs was a...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    One more point on the tolerancing. Normally manufactures tend to shoot for the middle of the tolerance. With gage pins they tend to be very close to the plus or minus tolerance. A .0002 plus will be very close to .0002" over and a .0002" under...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:13 AM
    Either one will work for you. Most use the minus tolerance (.0000,-.0002) pins. The tolerance selection is mostly to ensure the pin tolerance doesn't allow a bad part. Example it a hole with 1.000" max and a .999" min. You would select a minus...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 08:38 PM
    It seems many shooters use the berm as a way to dispose of duds. I had the same experience with a 9mm in the range scrap. It took lots longer to clean up the evidence than to collect the scrap.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 03:40 PM
    That's the best part for him. This are metro herd reductions. They use SWAT team shooters and the PAID cleaning crew shows up at sunrise.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 09:21 AM
    It's a mistake you'll only make once.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 07:08 PM
    Until your turned the next page than is was the super best in the world. I really missed the old Herter's catalog. You did forget to top your load with the Herter Wasp-Waist Sonic bullet.
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    03-15-2019, 04:15 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Guess this gun in Military Rifles
    http://military.wikia.com/wiki/7.92x94mm_Patronen Details of the round The round originally had a steel core and a tiny capsule of tear gas. The round was to penetrate the armor of the tank and the tear gas to force out the occupants of the...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 02:40 PM
    Very nice. I have all the parts (except for Gemmer style hammer) for one. I just need to get to finishing mine.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 01:47 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Turksquatch? in Our Town
    Not sure I want to be in the woods with such inhabitants, armed only with regular turkey weapons. Never thought I'd see the day when I had to also carry big game gun.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 01:01 PM
    50 deer a year is for crop damage control is not that many. A very good friend is LE is involved with metro deer management and damage control in non-hunting areas. He is one of the assigned shooters. They use suppressed rifles with night vision...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 01:18 AM
    For competitive long range shooting I don't purchase smaller the 8 pound jugs to minimize lot to lot load development. Powders like Varget are purchase 32 pounds at a time requested to be all the same lot. Normally with matching velocities...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-14-2019, 08:22 PM
    My favorites are .223/5.56, 220 Swift, 38/357, 308, 30-06, 375 H&H,45acp & 45/70. My least favorite is the 22-250 Ackley Improved.
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    03-14-2019, 08:02 PM
    In some cases it is true. Large volume cases are not effected as much by deeper seating. Deeper seating does increase pressure, however, more distance to the bullet engaging the lands reduces pressure. That is why Weatherby used such long throat....
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    03-14-2019, 06:43 PM
    Opinions are strong on this subject. Lots of good and bad info out there. I was always a believer in aging if I could hold the temperature properly but I never actually tested my belief. About 15 years ago I split a medium sized buck in half and...
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  • Sagebrush7's Avatar
    03-14-2019, 02:41 PM
    The average Hornady, Gator or Sage's copper gas checks made from .017 thick material will work up to .316 usually. We think the .015 gas checks are good up to .312. It depends on the actual shank size, bullet hardness and the target O.D. We...
    10 replies | 206 view(s)
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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