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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    I have the same question. In the .556 I don't recommend a carbine length gas system. On my match rifles I extend the rifle length gas system 2". I have zero experience with the 458 SOCOM but everything I have read states the carbine length gas...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    Sheesh: the gun weighs 9.25 lbs empty. When full it is more like 11-12 lbs. It doesn't kick very much at all. Randy
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    I will shoot my 20" Mossberg at 100 yards with Federal Low Recoil Slugs off the bench and see what it does. I got 2.5" at 50 yards offhand so maybe there's more there that I just don't know about? Really the good thing about these shotguns is...
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    Yesterday, 09:57 PM
    Ditto on the above. For what you want to do that bullet will work just fine. The moulds are inexpensive and work well. Hard to argue with all that. Randy
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    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Watkibe: put a .040-.050 chamfer on the chamber mouth and the gun will feed anything. I have posted this here many times. Randy
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    That would be my point. Consumers rejected lower velocity of the 17 HM2. A low velocity 17 HMR load would fair no better.
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    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    Reloading on a progressive loader is pretty much the same thing as running a Turret Lathe. The end result is a completed part. The rule in the machine shop for producing parts is, "Find out what works,,, and do that." The same holds true for...
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    Yesterday, 04:11 PM
    I got to play with another one of these guns at an LGS the other day. I got a really look at it, and fondle it. The reason for the short stroking is the position of the fore end in relation to the Pistol grip. It is closer than a conventional Pump...
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    Yesterday, 03:47 PM
    That 2.5" group Faustus shot was pretty good in my estimation. The problem you run into is not so much the gun but the shape and consistency of the projectiles. But we have to keep in mind, these are shotguns and not rifles. We've talked about...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 11:29 PM
    They do it's called the 17 Mach 2 but it didn't sell well and the gun manufactures made the chambers too loose in the semi-auto's so neck and case splits are fairly common. I have several and really like them but I purchased 8K of ammo at a...
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    09-19-2018, 09:53 PM
    LB: I was at one of my LGS's yesterday and saw a Mossberg Shotgun, and was showing the girl behind the counter (Nice fully armed girl, named Julie) the difference between how it runs and a Rem 870. She understands the differences and pitfalls now,...
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    09-19-2018, 09:43 PM
    I have some Federal .410 slugs that are 125 gr and running 1775 fps! That is above most .357 Magnum loads. I also have a bunch of Thug Slugs I got from BPI that are 125 gr with attached wads so they should be relatively accurate. I have a...
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  • frankenfab's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 09:32 PM
    I have a brand new, never used 12 cavity 00 buck by Heavy Metal Molds (HM*2) $100'shipped. Pm an email if you would like pics.
    17 replies | 306 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 12:44 AM
    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2018/9/17/former-ruger-ceo-william-b-ruger-jr-passes-away/ Sturm, Ruger & Co. is mourning the death of William B. Ruger Jr., former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Ruger. The...
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    09-17-2018, 12:18 PM
    All it takes is one nutcase to go off, and the Pencil/Computer guy is all of a sudden the tip of the spear. Kind of needs to be a sharp point? And everyone here should know that there are plenty of Nutcases out there. Anti Psychotic Drugs are at...
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    09-16-2018, 08:40 PM
    Cardboard boxes for hulls, bags for shot, primers stay in their boxes until use, powder stays in it's canister until use. Wads on the bags they ame in until use then into plastic bins while loading. Misc small stuff like round balls or buckshot...
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    09-16-2018, 08:25 PM
    Don't sell yourself short and please don't think they are the endall. The ones in my town's department are pretty pathetic. Was at our range one day when the Police "Snipers" were there shooting their $8000 Custom Sniper Rifles. 5 of them. Nice...
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    09-16-2018, 03:56 PM
    One single barrel slug gun that has been overlooked here is the TC Encore with a shotgun barrel and they Rifled barrels with sights and scope mounts and a bunch of other stuff as well. Have a look at this...
    102 replies | 1936 view(s)
  • LAH's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 11:09 PM
    Never mind, I was told it wasn't: S&S Cycle : V-Twin Forum. Sorry.
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  • LAH's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 10:08 PM
    S&S forum??? Fill me in.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 08:56 PM
    That could be possible.
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 07:46 PM
    OK I put this up but everyone ignored it. The guy wants a Stock on his pistol. This is not legal. Period. However the USA 1 Shot Pistol Brace doesn't attach to the pistol, the gun merely sits in it. It is the same as bracing the pistol...
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    09-15-2018, 07:06 PM
    That is cool: I just happen to have an older wiper motor for my Jeep that didn't work for the Jeep project. It runs just fine on 12v but didn't have 2 speeds or park so I replaced it. I even have the switch that didn't work right and jumper legs...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 06:52 PM
    Redhawk: I do the same thing with my good rifle ammo. After priming they get assembled to completion one at a time, for the same reason as you. Randy
    55 replies | 1017 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 04:45 PM
    And the "Can" is just because you can? Gotta love guns! They bring out the creativity in all of us! Randy
    16 replies | 435 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 04:27 PM
    We are definitely having a discussion and that's what this place is all about. I have learned a bunch, and as you know I have no problem expressing my own opinions. I really liked the link to Aimpro and their motto. "Nobody argues with a .73...
    102 replies | 1936 view(s)
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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