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  • LAH's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:03 PM
    No Sir, I don't live in California so guess I'm not up on that state. I just find it interesting that the left is buying ammo to take it from us. First I've heard of it but guess if they have enough money that will work.
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread 35 Krag Dies in Cast Boolits
    I have reloaded my .303 Brit cases 7 times so far, and they are still viable. When I started I got 2-3 reloads before the line occurred so I came here and Larry Gibson filled us all in on Neck Sizing both these cases. .303 and Krag are very similar...
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  • LAH's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    Are you saying there is a push by the left to buy up the ammo from here out to keep us from having ammo? Do you feel that is what's happening at present? Is that how they are taking our ammo? Just trying to understand yours & others philosophy....
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    Yesterday, 03:37 AM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread 35 Krag Dies in Cast Boolits
    Because the cartridge headspaces on the rim. So if you push the shoulder back it gets pushed back forward everytime you fire it,,, except the stretch happens in the weakest portion of the case which is directly in front of the web of the case. This...
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  • LAH's Avatar
    09-28-2020, 10:46 PM
    When the ammo panic ends there will be plenty of primers. Same as last time & when they stop moving they will go on sale & according to how long that is I might purchase a few. If you're needing primers today it might be a hard search.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-28-2020, 08:19 PM
    Saami case length for the 17 HMR is 1.064". The Saami case length for the 22 Winchester Mag is 1.055". The difference is .009". The 17 Winchester Super Mag is 1.200" case length with a larger body diameter. It started life as a 25 caliber blank...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-28-2020, 07:51 PM
    I don't use it for edible game but my Hmong friends love it with FMJ's for edible game. Like any cartridge proper bullet selection is paramount. The 17 grain V-Max are highly explosive the 17 grain hollow points less so and the FMJ's not at all. ...
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    09-28-2020, 06:44 PM
    I know,,, we have a bunch of Doves that come to the feeder everyday along with a Covey of 50+ quail that just cycles thru the neighborhood every day.. My cat Taz doesn't Meow, he makes Dove and Quail Noises. I wondered where he got them until I...
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    09-28-2020, 06:31 PM
    Guys,,, all you gotta do is remove the Rods and "SkyScreens from the Chrony and you won't' shoot them. They work just fine without them. Shoot about 18" above the unit. I saw a guy Chronoing his Slingshots with a Chrony set up that way. Randy.
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-28-2020, 06:20 PM
    The BPI Thug Slug Manual lists 8 gr of Unique for a .410 Thug Slug for @1400 fps. Your ball and wad combo weighs the same, so you should be fine with that. No loads for H110 or 2400 listed. Randy
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    09-28-2020, 06:08 PM
    I have one of the little Harbor Freight Tumblers but I have to say I really like the pencil lead idea. That's what I come here for,,, well that, and to Vent! Randy
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-28-2020, 06:04 PM
    Cargo: Try 18 gr of Green Dot, WAA12 wad, Lee Slug will be right around 1150-1200 fps. Randy
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    09-28-2020, 05:57 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread 35 Krag Dies in Cast Boolits
    You get .35 Krag Dies the same place as you get .35-303 Dies.. They are called .358 Winchester Dies and are available on Ebay for pennies.. You use the Sizing Die turned out so it only sizes the neck after the expander has opened it up to .35...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-28-2020, 05:49 PM
    They did that with the last big panic. Most stated they will not do that again since after the panic they the market was so flat after the panic they lost significant amounts of money due to the increased costs of the expanded operations. That was...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-28-2020, 04:12 PM
    My experiences with the 17 HMR are somewhat different. I have several all CZ 452's or 453's. I order ammo from Mid-South when it's on sale in 2,000 or 4,000 orders. A case is 2,000 rounds. Primarily used for shooting prairie dogs but I have...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-28-2020, 05:57 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Truck Gun Racks? in Our Town
    When I grew up in ND everyone had one. It's still legal but they are not common anymore. The reason is they don't work well in the extended cab trucks and that 99% of the trucks in use now. In ND the gun is unloaded as long as there is not a...
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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