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  • lar45's Avatar
    Today, 11:29 AM
    Before you send it off, I would call them first and discuss what would happen to the blown up gun after they examine it. If it was mine, I would want it back to hang on the wall, either that or a new replacement.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 10:40 PM
    Pics will help greatly. I am interested but not without pics.
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    03-18-2019, 04:03 PM
    The grain structure definitely of the frame looks way larger than the cylinder. With a large grain structure, the metal is softer. If the grains are smaller like in the cylinder then the steel is harder. If the grains have a sharp edge on the...
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    03-18-2019, 01:27 PM
    I don't know if you stated it or not, but is there a bullet or two stuck in the barrel now? You might run your fingers down the barrel to feel for any swelling. I don't know if your barrel has any taper or not, but if it's supposed to be the same...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 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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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 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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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 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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  • lar45's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 06:27 AM
    lar45 replied to a thread X-lox vs 45-45-10 in Boolit Lube !
    Hello Xlox is the same product as Lee's Liquid Alox. We buy it in 55 gallon drums, adjust it to match LLA consistency and package in 16 and 32oz bottles. Like the guys said, a heavy coat of Xlox will stay soft for a long time. 45-45-10 when...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 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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  • 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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    03-16-2019, 01:11 PM
    Blue Dot may work better in your short barrel. Awhile back, I did some side by side testing of 296 and Blue Dot in a 4" GP-100. Blue Dot gave higher velocity with the max load in the manual. It also had less muzzle flash when shooting in the...
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    03-16-2019, 12:54 AM
    If Elmer Keith had only used a manual,we would not have the 44mag. The Rossi 92 in 45 Colt was proof tested by White labs at 50kpsi. I have a Rossi 92 in 357 and had a similar thought, so I started with some 296, 2400(not at the same time) and...
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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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  • 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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  • lar45's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 12:08 PM
    Hello everyone, I'm working on getting my wife's .577 pinfire double pistol to a shootable state. I have tightened up everything that I could. I converted some 28ga shotshells to pinfire and have them loaded with 20 grains of FFg, a fiber wad,...
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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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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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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    03-14-2019, 09:54 AM
    Larry Gibson did a test of several different lubes for high velocity rifle loads. It's posted on the NOE forum here: http://noebulletmolds.com/smf/index.php/topic,554.0.html I had some very good results with Carnauba Blue. The boolits were...
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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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