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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 AM
    Same cartridges are 65,000 PSI SAAMI. Priming compound will not produce 65K. With the smokeless muzzloaders some loads are over 50K using a primer designed for a 14.5K max cartridge. The small vent liners restrict the gas pressure enough so it's...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 AM
    I have owned one or had access to a .30-06 all my life. I currently own a M1903A3, M1917, M-1Garand and a REM 700 in .30-06. Love them all. But when I was able to Hunt w a scoped Rifle, I usually picked up a REM 700 in .270Win. First new rifle I...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    For me with my current needs or wants it would be a 220 Swift. I love this cartridge. If you want something different 225 Winchesters are nice in single shots.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2013/05/large-vs-small-flash-holes-in-308-win-brass/ I never was concerned about increased pressure of the powder charge from larger flash holes. I do have a mild concern about increased pressure in the primer...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:33 AM
    I watched as a smart alec rolled a synthetic rug for a rest. His wife wasn't impressed by the hole and burned spots in her bath set.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 09:35 PM
    That spring idea looks pretty slick, guess I'm going ACE tomorrow.
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  • NoZombies's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 09:54 AM
    I have a number of Taurus revolvers in RF and CF. I've had excellent accuracy and reliability from them. If I find a Rossi Or Taurus in a configuration and or caliber I want, the brand doesn't deter me from the purchase. A few of mine in .32...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 02:03 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Grab A Gun.com in Our Town
    I enter 2-4 times a day. I haven't won yet, but then I couldn't win a raindrop in a thunderstorm. My wife says you have to enter to win.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 01:55 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread My great score today! in Our Town
    March 14th 1962 my bride met me at Gods house to accept my name. The only time she ever denied me spending money was when I wanted to take her on a cruse for #50. She doesn't know or care what I spend money on. Take that $20 and make Mama know...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 01:35 AM
    I've worn glasses for over 70 years, not for protection but to see details. It aint that big a deal. When I weld, I wear a Darkening helmet. When I played football, I wore pads and a cup. Why on earth would anyone casting not protect the eyes...
    32 replies | 1046 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 10:55 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Lube size dies in Casting Equipment
    Sometimes you have to buy a package of stuff that includes things you don't want to get the things you do want. That's how you end up with stuff to sell off, to off set the money you spent to get the things you did want. And sometimes you just...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 10:45 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Gun Porn in Our Town
    Not for me
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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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  • Walks's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 09:23 PM
    After growing up reloading on all manner of presses with bicycle handle grips, I was thrilled when RCBS brought out the BALL Handle for the Green Machine or the 4X4. Can't remember which, don't have either anymore. But the 4X4 Handle with the BALL...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 03:36 PM
    Norske, I disagree completely on the old .357Mag Factory load wearing out N-frame's quickly. My DAD had a Registered Pre-War .357Mag 8 3/4" that he regularly fired a load of the Thompson Gas Check 158gr bullet over a charge of 2400, way to hot...
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  • Thumbcocker's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 02:08 PM
    Never sell a gun that shoot well for you. If you do sell it get it back. Been there done that no regrets.
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  • Thumbcocker's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 02:01 PM
    I have shot deer with RNFP and Keith boolits in .44 magnum. Was not trying for expansion. ACWW alloy. The deer died.
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  • Thumbcocker's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 01:56 PM
    I sight my hunting revolvers in at 50 and practice/plink with them out to 200. Need 2 more reasons? Elmer and Skeeter.
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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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  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 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
    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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  • Walks's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 01:37 PM
    You can make "demooner" by finding a piece of metal tubing 6inches long that is barely large enough to fit over a .45ACP round. Then cut off about 2/3 off one end of the tube about 1/8" deep. Then you put it over the cartridge in a moonclip and...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 01:22 PM
    I use 28.0grs of IMR3031 over the Lyman #375449GC cast of Linotype. Gives me great accuracy out of a Winchester 1981-94-Chief Crazy Horse. Under 2" at 100yrds from the bench. That's 5 shots.
    10 replies | 721 view(s)
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"Salient rules: Heavier the boolit, less twist is needed; more pointed a boolit, less twist is needed; longer the boolit, more twist is needed; the windier the condition, more twist is needed; longer the range, more twist is needed; more of a boattail, more twist is needed; more hollow the point, less twist is needed." ... felix

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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