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    09-19-2020, 01:14 PM
    Although graphite and charcoal are both almost 100% carbon, so is diamond. Due to their different atomic bonds and molecular structures, they have much different properties. Charcoal is not a lubricant. Graphite is. Lubricating properties...
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    09-14-2020, 09:18 PM
    Generally, the "extra full" turkey choke tubes will (sooner or later) be damaged by shooting slugs or steel shot (unless specially marked for steel). And heavy chokes are not commonly recommended by the shell manufacturers to be used with buckshot,...
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    09-14-2020, 09:13 PM
    The Remington target hulls (STS, Nitro, Gun Club and Field and Clays) and the Winchester AA hulls are largely interchangeable, sometimes requiring a slight loader adjustment. Their "field" or "game" hulls - not so much. Most European hulls are...
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    08-26-2020, 07:42 PM
    Gunbot is not allowed to scan most of the major shooting supplier web sites! I never trust it to find stock for me. Grafs has primers right now. Better order. Recobs, Natchez and Midsouth (Rem only for now), too. If you wait like you did...
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    08-26-2020, 10:41 AM
    Try most 2 liter soda bottles (pete plastic). They are not as strong as the MEC polyethylene bottles, and don't have the "filler plug" so you can refill while still on the machine, but that is a common substitute.
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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