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    Today, 01:34 AM
    I was not aware of these. Thanks
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    Today, 01:31 AM
    Hard to tell from just pics but that looks to be in very nice shape. If unmolested in this area it's a 4K rifle without the emblem on the butt stock. That probably is a 1k to 1 1/2 deduction. If it was mine a good cleaning and lube is all I would...
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    Today, 01:18 AM
    The early Ruger Singles had .222" barrels. If I remember correctly the first of the convertibles had .222" but soon after the convertibles came out they switched to .224" barrels. The oversize barrel normally doesn't help accuracy. I did not know...
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    Today, 12:23 AM
    Lot of actual examples here for those that make the effort to read it. ...
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    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    "MUSLIMS CANNOT BE GOOD AMERICANS Can a good Muslim be a good American? This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years. The following is his reply: Theologically - NO. Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon...
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    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    I got one of the Mihec Lyman Moulds but haven't fired it up yet. If it's full bore I'll run a BW12 wad under it and PC them. I didn't look at it that close. If I powder coat those they should be up around .735 ish on both the front and back bands...
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    Yesterday, 07:30 PM
    OK guys I'm back form Front Sight. Had a great time. Did a 2 Day Rifle Skill Builder Course with my BIL on Friday and Saturday and we both sucked. Definitely need more practice with that platform. Then we did a 2 day Tactical Shogun Class on...
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    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    Loaded ammo is still available
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    04-23-2019, 11:30 PM
    Hot loads are defined three criteria. First and most important is safety. SAAMI for the 45 Colt is 14,000 PSI due to the older Colt 1873's. On a side note that is too "hot" for the original Blackpowder Frame 1873 Colts per Colt. The SAAMI...
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    04-23-2019, 10:33 PM
    Agreed "As far as I know One Shot is the only spray lube commercially available that will not degrade powder or primer. If I am to use a progressive press in a truly progressive manner and not remove the lube before adding primer and powder I...
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    04-23-2019, 10:16 PM Each Wednesday the USAMU offers tips for handloaders on the USAMU Facebook...
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    04-23-2019, 10:07 PM
    Hornady One-Shot spray is all I use. I do find the directions stating 1 minute dry time is enough may be an issue. Ten minutes is much better. Some good discussion here
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    04-23-2019, 09:58 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Spray case lubes in Cast Boolits
    When using Hornady One Shot following the directions may be the problem. The directions state letting it dry for one minute. I tend to do large batches at a time. A ten minute dry time is good but I normally do 1/2 hour dry time. If you don't...
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    04-23-2019, 02:34 PM
    The better you become as a shooter the less important trigger weight becomes. Accurate shooting requires consistency. The best example I can think of is double action pistols. I used to shoot with three National Champion PPC shooters. What...
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    04-23-2019, 02:22 PM
    The question that I have about that is it just coincidence or was it by design? In 1926 was the 45/70 would have been widely in use. "The precursor to SAAMI, the...
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    04-23-2019, 12:41 PM
    Normally CUP ands PSI are different pressures, however, at 28,000 both PSI and CUP represent the same pressure.
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    04-23-2019, 02:18 AM
    9.5 is Alliant's max is 9.5 but keep in mind that is for the very low SAAMI pressures of the 45 Colt. Both your rifles are good to at least three times that pressure.
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    04-23-2019, 12:59 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Spray case lubes in Cast Boolits
    I am a huge fan of Hornady One Shot. I have done a around 200K with it and never hand an issue. When I first started using progressives with case feeders I was using Dillon pump spray lube. It worked very well as a case sizing lube but the two...
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    04-22-2019, 11:23 PM
    The S&W M25 in 45 Colt has relatively thin cylinders walls. 25K seems to be commonly agreed max for them. Blackhawks will handle more. 1200 fps with cast and Lil' Gun is a Hodgdon recommend safe load for Blackhawks.
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    04-21-2019, 01:01 PM
    Good read
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    04-20-2019, 07:13 PM
    Some actual stats here: ...
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    04-20-2019, 06:56 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 224 Valkyrie in Our Town
    FMJ's or TMJ are not a legal hunting bullet in most states. Never looked at the Texas regs. The Barnes Triple-Shock X 78-grain should be outstanding hunting bullet. It was introduced for the 224 Valkyrie. Before that I believe Barnes heaviest...
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    04-19-2019, 01:36 AM SKB Shotguns USA stocks most parts for the following: Over-and-under (Models 500, 600, 680, 700, 800 505, 605, 585, 685, 785,...
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    04-18-2019, 11:45 PM
    Fixed sights for this type of handgun holds zero interest for me.
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    04-18-2019, 03:26 AM
    LB: after my gun is broken back in after this trip to FS,, I'll be shooting some home made stuff at home. I will be bringing back a bunch of OF Roll Crimped factory hulls I'll pick up off the range there. I have found that the Federal Hulls Roll...
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    04-17-2019, 09:13 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Gatling Gun live fire ! in Our Town
    Not sure if they are still building them but they went for 50K ...
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    04-17-2019, 06:23 PM
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    04-17-2019, 03:34 PM
    We have historical data that addresses the maximum penetration. Before the gas chambers the German death camps would line the people up and shoot them. They used both rifles and handguns. Depending on size for the rifle they would shoot 7 or...
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    04-17-2019, 12:43 PM
    Even with the flyer that group is pretty dang good for a Smoothbore Riot Gun at 100 yards. I'd be pretty happy. And if I hadn't already spent a bunch of $ on components to load at home or wasn't interested in the subject I'd probably just buy a...
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    04-16-2019, 10:15 PM
    better prices here
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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