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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Today, 05:57 PM
    I feel compelled to add my .02 to this discussion. The .40 S&W is a wonderful cartridge which has been deemed Obsolete by gun writers who get paid to write thing to bolster sales, so that the decision to convert back to 9MM is more reasonable,...
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    Today, 04:54 PM
    Yes a Speedy Sleeve is the correct fix for your problem. They are sold at any Bearing House which you probably have in the bigger cities in AUS. They work great on any Seal Runner that is gooned. Crank Seals on engines get worn and leak due to...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Browning 1892 in Leverguns
    Per an email reply from Browning the B92 were .357 and 44 Mag. only. I have seen one rebore and one rebarrel in 45 Colt.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 06:35 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread the 17 in Rimfire Area
    It's been done as early as the 60's but the real issue is fouling problems with the larger cases. The 17 Remington is a prime example. The smaller case 17 Hornet and 17 Fireball don't seem share this issue. It also depends on intended usage. Fox...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 10:55 AM
    Between the virus and the social unrest the manufacturers can't keep up. Most distributors are out of anything remotely reassembling a self defense firearm. Since February over 2 million new first time purchasers.
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    07-09-2020, 09:49 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread the 17 in Rimfire Area
    The 17 HMR was first than the 17 Mach 2 than the 17 WSM. I have the 17 Mach 2 and the 17 HMR. I shoot the 17 HMR the most. I am heading out of state tomorrow to shoot prairie dogs. The 17 HMR is awesome for under 175 yards on PD's on a claim...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-09-2020, 06:02 PM
    As I stated I have limited knowledge of RB's. Not sure how the longer bullets chamber in a 45-90. They do make them. https://sr-gunworks.com/remington-rolling-block-in-45-90/ ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-09-2020, 05:41 PM
    http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artiklar/remington/remington.htm https://www.chuckhawks.com/urban_rifle_legend.html
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-09-2020, 04:54 PM
    As stated by some the RB does have AOL issues with longer cartridges. This is strictly from memory and I am not a RB guy but I believe 45-90 is about the limits without having to modify the hammer nose. ...
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    07-09-2020, 02:05 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Reverse Glocked brass. in Our Town
    Does it work? Yes, as you pointed out most of the time it does. Is it less than ideal yes. The same can be done some bottleneck higher pressures bottleneck cartridges is some actions/chambers. With straight wall lower pressure cartridges the...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-09-2020, 12:20 AM
    The British used a compressed pellet of 71.5 gr black powder and a 215 gr jacketed bullet in the Black-Powder .303 Lee-Metford. It used lee Medford style rifling which gave them good accuracy with black powder. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 11:36 PM
    Back in the mid 70's when I was doing 357 Herrett all I had was a Lyman Universal Trimmer. With normal pressure it took a month of Sundays to cut them to length. I discovered if you really jammed the cutters in each tooth would cut a nice curl and...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 11:25 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Reverse Glocked brass. in Our Town
    Not really. It just means the extractor is long enough to hold the case secure enough to fire. It fairly common for the 10mm crowd to shoot 40 S&W in their guns https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/40-in-a-10mm-glock/
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  • LAH's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 10:40 PM
    LAH replied to a thread speed? in Cast Boolits
    Amazing.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 10:10 PM
    Is the a HI only thing? Just renewed Prime and it was $119.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 09:06 PM
    Primers normally don't denotate with a slow compression. I have tested this several times by squeezing them flat in a machine vise. My guess is the crimp held the primer until enough pressure was applied and it popped in with sufficient force and...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 04:53 PM
    $5.06 ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 03:20 AM
    That's the down side to being color blind. Shot a lot of the m855 but I've never seen the M855A1. Thanks for the correction.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-07-2020, 09:24 PM
    That would be M855 62 grain NATO. You are correct LC is Lake City and the 14 is 2014. https://www.ammunitiontogo.com/lodge/m855-vs-m193/
    6 replies | 253 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    07-07-2020, 02:57 PM
    Rio: You need to understand that Weihrauch guns are not the Walmart crap you see every day. They are quality German Made Air Rifles and with even a small amount of care will outlast you and several of your kids as well. MY first HW35EB was $189...
    5 replies | 1479 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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