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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Savage 99 Fever in Leverguns
    This one decided it needs to come home with me http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=428195573 I have quality replacement wood in hand. It may grow up to be a 358 someday - not sure about that. I may also cut the cartridge...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 10:17 AM
    In cartridges like the 22 hornet, 25-20, 256, 32-20 I prefer the non G2 Contender over the Encore for the trigger and the size and weight of the receiver. Of the four I am newest to the 22 Hornet. Only been shooting it about a year 1 1/2. Due to...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 AM
    Barrel stubs http://www.eagleviewarms.com/?page_id=191 http://www.eagleviewarms.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Making-TC-Contender-Stub-barrels-Manual.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCzZgt67dyg You can purchase them premade or cut off...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Today, 07:08 AM
    Very well. No pictures. Kind of bites though. That's all I was getting out of this deal was posting the pictures. (shrug)
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    Today, 03:32 AM
    Might get the opportunity to buy the Garand back that my father sporterized 55 years ago. Problem is, I live in Commiefornia and am not sure what hoops I might have to jump through or even if I want to jump through them. Almost forgot. OP asks...
    32 replies | 696 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 12:09 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Savage 99 Fever in Leverguns
    Now I know who outbid me on GB. Nice rifle http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=429687156
    75 replies | 1549 view(s)
  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    As a matter of fact, I just got it screwed together. It's able to be shot right now. There were some blemishes on the butplate (mahogany) so I am refinishing it. I'm having the veins in my left leg lazered this Friday, and the doctor says I am...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:09 PM
    Not everone agrees that firing a low serial numbered Springfield is putting themselves at risk. I don't own a LSN but I do have Trapdoors Springfields and Krags that are not as strong as low serial numbered Springfield. I shoot the TD's and Krag's...
    181 replies | 4082 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Blackmon Press Picture? in Swaging
    Doing a little research on your own and asking well thought out clear concise questions will get you well thought out clear concise answers with members bending over backwards to be helpful. If you are not getting the expected results maybe a...
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:43 PM
    Drill blanks and reamer blanks are made of "high speed steel". Drill rod is a high carbon "tool steel". They are quite different from one another. smokeywolf
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:15 PM
    Better keep up your efforts to accumulate. Your children and/or grandchildren will have great difficulties sourcing lead.
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:38 PM
    smokeywolf replied to a thread Oh boy Good News in Our Town
    Congrats country gent. Another one to carry on your gene pool and perhaps carry on your interests and your hobbies. Teaching and passing on family history and stories is very satisfying and rewarding. You have much to look forward to. smokeywolf
    13 replies | 335 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Bear Defense 45ACP in Cast Boolits
    Two different guns and two different outcomes. “Grizzly Guns” by H. V. Stent http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2846837/posts “Grizzly Guns” by H. V. Stent If you are planning a grizzly hunt or only dreaming of one, a big question...
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    Yesterday, 03:00 AM
    smokeywolf replied to a thread Acknowledging Reality in Our Town
    All good news Keith. Forge ahead. smokeywolf
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:37 AM
    We did? I mean yeah! We did! LOL! To be perfectly frank, at this point we are swimming in custom mold makers who will create you a custom work of art that will drop perfectly round boolits that fit your rifle perfectly if you provide a pound...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:27 AM
    Right, it was supposed to be good for all the 358's, but I never actually pulled the trigger on it. If you would like, send me a chamber slug of your rifle, and I'll tell you what to change and where so that you get perfect fit?
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    Yesterday, 12:03 AM
    Numbers wise, horseflies haven't been a big issue around here. In spite of spending many years around horses, I've only been bitten by horseflies maybe a dozen times. The lower population of mosquitoes, horseflies, etc. is something I'll miss when...
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    07-21-2014, 10:19 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Bear Defense 45ACP in Cast Boolits
    No gun defense http://news.msn.com/staging/alaska-army-national-guard-soldier-attacked-by-bear-near-base
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 08:48 PM
    The one in Bismark ND had an awesome gun and reloading section in the early to mid-seventies.They stocked P/W, Texan, Mec and Pacific shot shell presses. For cartridge they had RCBS and Lyman for sure and at least one off brand like Texan or Blair...
    36 replies | 1593 view(s)
  • Bzcraig's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 07:46 PM
    Bzcraig replied to a thread 38 Special in Castpic of the Month
    I left revolver shooting years ago for autos but have rekindled those 38 feelings all over again! Easy to cast for, easy to reload and easy to shoot, what's not to love!
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    07-21-2014, 07:38 PM
    Bzcraig replied to a thread range day in Our Town
    Any day at the range is a good day
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 05:44 PM
    No. I dry sanded between coats, and just kept going till I got what I wanted. I followed a process for applying the finish I learned from a guitar maker who preferred Truoil to polyurethane when using dark tonewoods. It produces a finish that can't...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 04:43 PM
    Winchester is spending 100 mil. and Remington is spending 32 mil. http://www.guns.com/2013/05/10/light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-remington-expands-ammo-plant-foreign-ammo-imports-double/ ...
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 04:33 PM
    When I was a kid my dad would buy 22s by the case; usually more than one at a time. Dad's been gone for 19 years. I didn't have need to source 22s until about 5 years ago. I don't remember ever hearing of, seeing or experiencing a shortage like...
    98 replies | 2311 view(s)
  • goodsteel's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 03:58 PM
    Larry, I get the RPMTH. Its just how fast you can spin with a certain load (brass, primer, powder, alloy, boolit, lube etc etc etc.) No problem. I would like you to expound on "sloppy reloading techniques". In your opinion, what are the main...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 03:27 PM
    For newly manufactured parts you are correct that MPI is the most commonly specified method. For depot level and normal maintenance inspections of flying aircraft DPI is commonly used for the inspection of machined magnetic steel parts. In 1996...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 02:42 PM
    100% correct. Well stated sir!!!!!
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 12:01 PM
    Reloading dies and boolit molds for the Kolibri would be a treat to use. As a sniper rifle for mice in the house it would have a point.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 11:37 AM
    Must..... be..... strong........... Would somebody buy this please! It's killing me!!!
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 11:03 AM
    After a while you get to where you know most of the common mold designs by heart, but it's nearly impossible to remember all of them. Often I recognize the size and the basic design right off the bat, but I need details quick when looking at a for...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 10:27 AM
    Wyoming Armory 356 W. Yellowstone Ave. Cody, WY 82414 Phone: (307) 527-4570 FAX: (307) 527-7104 Between 9:00 AM and 5:00PM Monday thru Friday, MST -Emails are the best way to contact us as we are typically busy in the shop. An e-mail...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 07:43 AM
    Dye penetrant is an approved method for ferrous (steel). For the past 20 years I have managed both machines shops and NDT labs in the aerospace industry. Dye penetrant is widely used and approved by both milspec and Boeing standards for steel. ...
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  • Bzcraig's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 12:10 AM
    You guys don't know Duke very well. I'm sure he pulled two beautiful 45's from a very fine hand tooled exotic leather holster that hangs near the back door on a handmade coat/hat rack of well seasoned tamarack stained with special organic pigments....
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 11:53 PM
    Great info on the The Kolibri round. Now that is truly useless.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 11:39 PM
    You're probably pretty close and a little on the conservative side there Eutectic. I punched that load into quickload and got an estimated pressure of 172,212 PSI. You have to figure that some of that probably didn't burn and got blown out the...
    181 replies | 4082 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
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