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    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    earlmck replied to a thread AR-15 1:7 twist in Cast Boolits
    I'll pay a bit more to get the Hornady checks for their crimp-on feature. I usually get them from Graf's. And I also use Linotype for those little fast boolits because I know it works. A number of theories out their about what gas checks...
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    Yesterday, 12:47 AM
    earlmck replied to a thread AR-15 1:7 twist in Cast Boolits
    No gas check? Well no wonder. Put the danged gas check on and then report back.
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    06-18-2018, 10:38 AM
    earlmck replied to a thread Husqvarna 371 XP in Our Town
    Sounds like you have a great saw there. Yep, a little blue loctite and you are in business. Heck, use the red -- saw like that you'll probably never have to take that screw out anyway.
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    06-12-2018, 12:40 AM
    My 32/20's won't consistently stabilize a 150 grain boolit. But all my 30 cals like a 117 grain Ranch Dog 32/20 boolit that I size to .313 for 32/20 or 327 Federal, and on down to .310 or .311 for 30/30, 303 Savage and 300 Savage. It is my main...
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    06-07-2018, 08:24 PM
    earlmck replied to a thread Primers???? in Our Town
    I was always fond of Federal but when they went to those geenormous boxes/cartons I started looking at other options. Remington working well for me now. And Winchester. I have got an occasional misfire out of the batch of CCI's I got a few years ago.
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    06-05-2018, 11:34 AM
    My rifles have explained to me that they shoot best if the boolits are sized to whatever diameter they prefer, so since these things are going through the lube/sizer anyway I go ahead and lube them (Star). I have never had trouble with insufficient...
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    06-05-2018, 02:07 AM
    My favorite boolit for plinking with any 30 cal is the Ranch Dog 117 grain 32/20 boolit that casts up about .313. Since I am running it through the lube-sizer to install the gas check I lube at the same time with whatever I am using (lately White...
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    06-04-2018, 01:13 PM
    Lee is my favorite brand of die but it sounds like you have a defective neck expander. For you to actually stick a case on the expander it has to have the upper portion of the expand rod slightly into the neck area of the size die. Drop your...
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    06-03-2018, 11:46 AM
    earlmck replied to a thread Extruded primers in Leverguns
    Every old lever gun ever made will pootch out the primers a bit with light loads. I just went out to my garage and checked my 303 Savage loads that I've been firing with a 117 grain boolet at 32/20 velocity levels and the primers are extruded about...
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    05-28-2018, 10:51 AM
    Bore diameters on those oldies can run all over the place, as in from .426 to .432 or so. If the Winchester ammo shoots decently you probably have a rifle with a bore on the tighter side which is nice. If you have a larger bore needing .432 boolits...
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    05-28-2018, 10:23 AM
    Sounds like you're on your way Landy. My PRVI 303 brass has exactly the same case capacity as my Remington 30/30 brass, so no problem using 30/30 load data for the 303. I got just a 303 FL size die and use Lee 30/30 seat and factory crimp dies for...
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    05-28-2018, 10:10 AM
    Oh yeah! I better get three of those! Pot, lube heater, and tumbler -- I've left those on waaay to long several times.
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    05-26-2018, 11:35 AM
    earlmck replied to a thread 38-55 max load?? in Leverguns
    I'm with you Ken -- since you have a modern 30/30 rifle action the standard 30/30 pressure levels will be just fine. So you are no doubt on the right track for a hunting load with about any level of 3031 that will fit in the case (my cases wouldn't...
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I prefer levers, pumps, and single shots, but don't feel too abused when stuck with a bolt or auto..
Prineville, Oregon
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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