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    07-17-2017, 11:45 AM
    earlmck replied to a thread 44-40 reloading problem in Leverguns
    Curator said it -- the least dent in the neck can start a crease. Run the expander button through the case necks to get them all good and round before sizing and I'll bet you eliminate the creases. This is one of the interesting little challenges...
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    07-16-2017, 08:44 PM
    The 30 Remington is indeed just as great a cast-bullet cartridge as the 30 wcf -- identical case capacity and the same beautiful long neck. The only rub being that Remington only makes a run of these cartridges every few years. I laid in a couple...
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    07-14-2017, 12:14 PM
    Back in the days when primers were packaged in reasonable sized trays this was not an issue, but the humongous packages some of our manufacturers are using get a person to thinking of alternative storage methods. I won't buy Federal primers any more...
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    07-08-2017, 05:43 PM
    I'll take #1. pm on the way.
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    06-27-2017, 11:43 AM
    Very interesting beemer. I would not have guessed there would be that little difference.
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    06-27-2017, 12:26 AM
    My Rem 760 in 300 Savage is one of my favorites. I haven't yet hunted with it: most of my shooting has been plinking tin cans for which I use the Lee 120 grain "soup can" bullet and 10 grains of Green Dot (just because I have a great gob of Green...
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    06-22-2017, 05:26 PM
    I have no clue just from looking. But foundry metal is so brittle it shatters if you pound it, so if you whack that stuff with a hammer and it dents, it is something other than foundry metal.
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I prefer levers, pumps, and single shots, but don't feel too abused when stuck with a bolt or auto..
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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