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    Today, 01:38 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Remington Model 8 in Factory Rifles
    Yes they are very cool. Same for the A5 and the 50 cal. M2
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    Today, 12:32 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Remington Model 8 in Factory Rifles
    I've always wanted one. Every-time I get weak I borrow my buddies Model 8. They kick like the proverbial mule with the long action recoil system. That cures me for awhile.
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    Today, 12:23 AM
    https://www.turnbullrestoration.com/behind-the-scenes-the-restoration-of-tom-sellecks-winchester-1886/?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com&fbclid=IwAR2V9juao85SL0pjEzeReSoxH5ahA0LjZPgXHYtandlvfR3DeQQSDinY4F8
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    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    Bore Tech “Eliminator” is my go to bore cleaner when I am at the cleaning bench. If I am in a hurry I use Sweets 7.62. On really hardcore copper Montana Xtreme 50 cal formula gets the nod. When I am out shooting prairie dogs the guns get a...
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    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    The Chapel (and itís sub forums) which should represent the good of mankind is at the top of the forum list and the PIT (and itís sub forums) which is full of all the things which represent the worst of mankind is at the bottom just as Heaven is...
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Now that is an interesting thought which would explain both sides of THAT story.
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    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread My Work Order List in BT Sniper
    Got to send a small batch of dies to nitride in a few days, figured I might as well nitride all the 22 cal BTSimple dies on order while I'm at it for no additional cost to customers. Just a few extra days wait time but it will be worth it! Consider...
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    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    I would ask all to review the following from the ---> PBS <--- website. It details how some if not most "scriptures" were passed down by story tellers well past the death of Jesus, before being put into writing. I bring this up as most indicate...
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    02-26-2020, 07:10 PM
    Anybody else got one of these Husqvarnas? Especially the one with the pinned on forestock!
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 04:19 PM
    Norma is great brass also. The rep. on Norma is the head is softer so primer pockets loosen sooner. For me in 6mm BR that has been true.
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    02-26-2020, 12:44 AM
    What caliber? I have 2K of 45-70 and 8K of 45 Colt that I am very happy with. I also have some 348 and 375 Win Brass but i haven't loaded any of those so no comment. I did load 5K of 380 Auto for a buddy years ago with no issues but I have never...
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    02-26-2020, 12:14 AM
    Starline anneals the same as every other manufacturer with the exception of some of the straight walled original blackpowder cartridges that are often loaded to well above SAAMI specs. Starline recommends that the user anneal for BP usage to...
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    02-25-2020, 10:22 PM
    As to coarseness of the finish that is a function of glass bead size, distance to work and the pressure used. Vapor blasting and glass bead blasting can and do produce the same finishes. Vapor blasting has several advantages in a production...
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    02-25-2020, 07:45 PM
    Since the burn rates of these powders are relatively close, both are ball powder and the amount mixed is very small it really is more of a comfort and knowledge concern than a safety concern. If you are competent enough to purchase and use surplus...
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    02-25-2020, 05:17 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Wts a few things in Swappin & Sellin
    Jason (Skunk1) has passed. If you have a deal with him and paid please provide proof of payment when contacting his daughter.
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    02-25-2020, 05:16 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Wts misc stuff in Swappin & Sellin
    Jason (Skunk1) has passed. If you have a deal with him and paid please provide proof of payment when contacting his daughter.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 03:19 PM
    Most firearms using stainless use a 416/420 or 630 (17-4) stainless steel. It will be magnetic. Non-magnetic stainless steel is far more corrosion resistant but it generally not heat-treatable. As such they are too soft for most firearms...
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    02-25-2020, 01:46 AM
    http://www.ramshot.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/msds1.pdf https://www.hodgdon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/all-hodgdon-spherical-powders_02-11-14.pdf
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    02-25-2020, 01:34 AM
    Rumor has it that is how Hornady gets a velocity increase with it Super Performance powder. On a side note I was giving 8K of small rifle primers that had be under water for three day. After they dried I would get a couple of failure to fire per...
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    02-25-2020, 12:34 AM
    Hodgdon got it's start selling GI surplus 4895. This was not canister grain powder. I have read a lot of mixing was done to get the proper burning rates for the 4895 and other powder. Mixed powders are not new nor are they dangerous when done...
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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