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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-17-2018, 08:46 PM
    Never used the RCBS but on the Dillon Super Swage 600 if you over swage you can collapse the primer pocket. This is mostly a problem with 22 cal. The larger calibers use a larger support rod. The support rod pushes material into the primer pocket...
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    11-17-2018, 05:24 PM
    These design for professional meat cutters. Lots of brands available I have used these a bunch and am very happy with the performance. https://store.butchersupply.net/butcher--boning-knives-c31.aspx ...
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    11-13-2018, 01:17 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Strange micrometer in Cast Boolits
    Brake rotor mics have a deep throat https://www.matcotools.com/catalog/product/RMC10B/BRAKE-ROTOR-MICROMETER/
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    11-13-2018, 10:44 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Strange micrometer in Cast Boolits
    not a true thread mic since it does not measure pitch diameter , but they do make 60 degree point mics to be used as comparators http://www.starrett.com/metrology/product-detail/210AP
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    11-12-2018, 04:06 AM
    I concur 100%. Only took one deer and one antelope with the 22 cal Barnes X but have killed a bunch of deer with 6mm in a 243 Win. Everyone performed superbly. I did witness a large Bison bull killed by a young girl with a 6mm Rem use Barnes...
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    11-11-2018, 09:42 PM
    Old Coot replied to a thread Papers in Smokeless Paper Patching
    There is not a thing wrong with Green Bar, one of the best. I didn't know you had any. I posted what I did because one of the first things people want to do is try all kinds of weird papers; cash register recipts, cigarette paper, just about...
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    11-11-2018, 10:37 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread deer skinning made easy in Our Town
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    11-10-2018, 10:48 PM
    A really good stable target stand that is also easily disposable is a cardboard box of appropriate size with a shovel full or two of dirt or sand in it. You can put the targets on with tape or 3M spray adhesive. I use the spray adhesive. It won't...
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    11-10-2018, 10:32 PM
    You'll get a lot more frosty bullets when it is cold where you are casting than you will in the summer when everything is warm. Personally I prefer a light overall frost on the bullet. The other thing is the bullets will be slightly larger the...
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    11-10-2018, 08:07 PM
    Old Coot replied to a thread Papers in Smokeless Paper Patching
    Any paper with a 10 to 20% rag content will work, provided that it is the correct weight and thickness. Strathmore 20# tracing paper works quite well for me. Among the papers that are hard to roll with (especially when wet) are computer printer...
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    11-10-2018, 08:02 PM
    You can use a slow enough powder that the amount of the powder will keep the bullet in place so that it does not set back. Brodie
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    11-06-2018, 11:16 PM
    Rich, Is all the brass the same make? If not check the ones that the primers backed out in. Also, I don't full length resize anything unless it is going to need it. ie. Heavy revolver loads, brass meant for several rifles where one or more may...
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    11-06-2018, 10:51 PM
    Cast bullet accuracy and performance are dependant on two thing: 1. Bullet alloy. Is it hard enough to withstand the pressure of the particular load. 2. Bullet fit. In a revolver the bullet must be larger than the cylinder throat, and the cylinder...
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    11-06-2018, 10:40 PM
    Sharps 4590 said: "Generally I am not a Remington fan but I have found their -06 brass to be the best to form from....so far. ". It should be easier to form Federal and Remington are probably the softest brass out there. Do not use them in your...
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    11-06-2018, 08:57 PM
    Sometimes it takes about a 100 rounds of paper patch for the rifle to start shooting its best. The paper will smooth and polish the bore to a glass like finish, and it will also clean out any and all metal deposits left from shooting jacketed...
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    11-06-2018, 02:31 PM
    mineral oil and bee's wax https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-oil-and-maintain-a-wooden-cutting-board-lessons-from-the-kitchn-195642
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    11-05-2018, 06:57 PM
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    11-04-2018, 11:25 PM
    https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/renaissancewax.aspx https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2227541091/renaissance-wax-rust-preventative-and-gun-stock-polish https://www.amazon.com/Renaissance-Wax-Polish/dp/B07GFT2G94
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    11-03-2018, 10:28 PM
    Most V threads are 60 degree except for the 55 degree Withworth. https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general/55-deg-vs-60-deg-tool-cutting-55-deg-threads-203697/index3.html Firearm barrels with square threads are shallow square threads The...
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    11-03-2018, 01:23 PM
    Acme threads are 29 degree included https://www.engineersedge.com/hardware/external_acme_thread_13360.htm http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/51496-Rolling-Block-Project/page6 per post 59 The Swedish m/1867-68 was built by Husqvarna. At...
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    11-02-2018, 07:14 PM
    frankenfab replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    Bill Cosby: "Who put the bullet in the furnace?" ! Anybody remember ?
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    11-02-2018, 02:14 AM
    it's the size it casts with a specific alloy.
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    11-01-2018, 11:15 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    http://soldiersystems.net/2018/03/23/ussocom-adopts-6-5-cm/ http://americanshootingjournal.com/militarys-new-caliber-6-5-creedmoor/
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    10-23-2018, 07:08 PM
    I am a big fan of receiver sights. They help but depending on your eyes they may not work for you. Red dots tend to work for everyone but for hunting I prefer scopes.
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    10-23-2018, 12:10 AM
    I will take the #2 New/never issued redfield 64 front sight with 5 inserts. $30 shipped. PM sent
    16 replies | 1403 view(s)
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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
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