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    Yesterday, 06:16 PM
    This is a Lee but same concept http://leeprecision.com/universal-case-expanding-die.html
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    04-27-2017, 03:47 PM
    Experience may be the best teacher, but ya have to see some to get experience. I have found 4 pieces in many years of looking. Two of them were priced like gold, and the other two are long gone to the pot. I too have been tempted by unmarked...
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    04-27-2017, 07:23 AM
    This seems to be the best method of cleaning; Boil or bring water to almost boil and scrap if needed, cool and wipe out with a cloth or paper, I never use soap. I looked at the new ones also and am thinking about trying one just to see if I can...
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    04-26-2017, 03:36 PM
    No iron sights so barrel length is not the important. I really like Ruger's mags but past barrel issues keep me away from them. I may have to try on in 17 HMR.
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    04-26-2017, 09:34 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread USPS flat rate box in Our Town
    Don't wait till ya need them. Pick up a couple next time you are near. And a roll of tape at the same time.
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    04-25-2017, 07:31 PM
    Honduran Mahogany Black walnut Magnolia heartwood (black with gray and red streaks) Zebra wood I could use some for pistol grips and knife handles. I am looking for Zebra wood for Dan Wesson grips. They are one piece so thicker blocks are...
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    04-24-2017, 09:32 PM
    If you have more than one you are willing to sell put me in line. Thanks.
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    04-24-2017, 03:27 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 30-06 M2 bullets in Military Rifles
    Larry Gibson, Scharfschuetze and Outpost75 really enjoyed your posts and I learned a great deal on this subject. Thanks guys.
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    04-24-2017, 02:21 AM
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    04-23-2017, 10:25 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 223 bullet twist rate? in Swaging
    With that bullet any of common twists will work but what is going to be the most accurate. This is based on the 6mm BR but it covers the accuracy related considerations with the different twist rates. http://www.6mmbr.com/barrelFAQ.html
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    04-23-2017, 07:01 PM
    RCBS Automatic Bench Priming Tool https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/457599/rcbs-automatic-bench-priming-tool?cm_mmc=pf_ci_bing-_-Reloading+-+Metallic+Reloading+Equipment+%28Not+Presses%29-_-RCBS-_-457599 Used on since the early 70's
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    04-23-2017, 06:50 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 223 bullet twist rate? in Swaging
    Per the OP its for BT swage dies. Jackets will be from 22 cases. Normally I recommend faster twists for jacketed bullets but for jackets from 22 cases over spinning seems to magnify any imbalances. With a bullet like a Nosler Ballistic Tip or...
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    04-23-2017, 06:39 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 223 bullet twist rate? in Swaging
    If not shooting over 62 grains I would look at a 12 twist. http://www.gunsandammo.com/ammo/pair-barrel-twist-rates-ammo/ https://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530927
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    04-23-2017, 04:53 PM
    Very nice. What are they going on? Where did you get them? I have a couple that could use some nice wood.
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    04-23-2017, 04:40 PM
    http://www.gmdr.com/lever/lowveldata.htm did not know about that one. Thanks.
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    04-23-2017, 04:07 PM
    https://www.loaddata.com/ http://ammoguide.com/ http://www.chuckhawks.com/index2k_reloading.htm http://www.handloads.com/ http://www.stevespages.com/page8a.htm
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    04-23-2017, 12:04 PM
    My observation is that those who learned/started with a ladle are still using it. Those that began with bottom pours are still of that persuasion. It soon becomes a habit with the method you learned first. Like many others I have purchased the...
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    04-23-2017, 11:00 AM
    Pour melt generously into a cleaned HOT mold until you get frosting. That means pouring and dumping fast without inspecting the product. Then reduce the frosting by, 1. cooler melt, 2. slower pace, 3. using a damp rag. You likely created your...
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    04-23-2017, 10:28 AM
    I've worn coke bottle bottoms since I was 5. Since having cataract surgery, I only really need them for close work. I first found the ringed brass when a primer only partly tore and I couldn't remove it from the SH. I found the rest while...
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    04-23-2017, 08:18 AM
    randyrat replied to a thread Prayers for Bob in Our Chapel
    Amazing! This is a good reminder I need to talk to god more.. I am very happy for the good news.
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    04-23-2017, 02:30 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 30-06 M2 bullets in Military Rifles
    In addition to the above mentioned teams the Air Force and Air National Guard teams were issued M1's in 7.62. I had 20 of them to maintain. M72 or mex match with some being rebarreled 6 or 7 times. All had original op rods. The piston was...
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    04-22-2017, 11:20 PM
    Clean and clean again possibly.. I use Bar Keepers friend (more of a fine polisher than a soap) and a tooth brush to help clean a polish the sharp edges, Works really good! Alloy temp is not as important as Mold temp. Clean again and get your mold...
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    04-22-2017, 10:02 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Which CZ ? in Factory Rifles
    The American stock fits me better for scope use. .223 brass is much more available than .222.
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    04-22-2017, 09:47 PM
    Having tested large amounts of rimfire ammo the lot to lot variations are huge. It can be as much or more than manufactures variations.
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    04-22-2017, 09:38 PM
    5,000 rounds is a good day of loading for me. None of my 6 progressives is ran without a powder check. Powder bridging is the issue I run into the most. Lots of other odd ball stuff happens. Chances are I would have caught them without the...
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    04-22-2017, 04:24 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Single shot build in Single Shot Guns
    Your intended use will determine what components you need for "very accurate" build. Without knowing that its difficult to make recommendations. What is "very accurate" to you and what is your use?
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    04-22-2017, 02:52 PM
    It's time for us to start thinking of the next generation of caster if they are to exist. Those of us who have cast for years and have ample supplies need to make sure that our stash doesn't end up as scrap, when the time comes. Those new...
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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
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