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    Today, 03:37 AM
    While 44/40 and 45 Colt are very similar they are not the same. The 44/40 was induced parallel to the 45 Colt not from the 45 Colt. The 45 Colt was designed specifically for the 1873 Army. It was a folded case design using the Benet style...
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    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    I just use a Lee Ram Prime die. watch this. Randy
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    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    I have several guys who just sit in front of the TV at night and work the handles up and down because they like the feel of the tool. That's called "Tactile Gratification." and you all have experienced it if you like girls. Randy
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    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    Have you heard of Fletchettes? Well if you haven't they are a specialty payload for shotshells. A Fletchette is essentially a little Dart made from a 2d nail with fins stamped on it instead of a conventional nail head. They were loaded into 12...
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    Yesterday, 04:44 PM
    To add my .02,,, As far as hardness, I can see no difference in the holes in paper targets or splats on steel targets. I cast virtually everything out of Regular Wheel Weights because I have alot of it. I can understand how being harder would...
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    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    Yes My favorite Uncle had one just like it and it was made by High Standard. His came with a Poly Choke instead of the Cutts. He never could run the pump fast enough to get a second shot which he always needed, So he bought a new Browning A5...
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    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    Yeah: BPI's Descriptions of these tool is a little sparse They show a picture of 8 heads which I suppose are different in some way but don't explain any of it. I know you need a spool (the Head) and an Arbor. which is essentially a 6MM bolt...
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    Yesterday, 11:32 AM
    PM sent on the 375
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    01-23-2021, 11:34 PM
    Survivor of Grizzly Bear Attack in Dupuyer, Montana Used .44 Magnum
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    01-23-2021, 05:15 PM
    My Gawd: I'm surprised no one recommended the Buchanan Precision Machine Hand Press with the Hornady Lock N Load option. It is as fast or faster than any single stage option and it fits in a nice small case so it doesn't take up alot of room. ...
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    01-23-2021, 05:00 PM
    OK; there appears to be some misconceptions about SAAMI Specs for .44 Magnum in Rifles versus Pistols. They are different for a reason. For Pistols the groove diameter is .429+/-.002. For Rifles it is .431+/-.002 Marlin Rifle barrels are...
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    01-23-2021, 01:04 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread US Trapdoor sights in Military Rifles
    That only applies to lock plates dated 1883 or 1884.
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    01-23-2021, 04:01 AM
    The import of russian primers was banned in 2014. I used a lot. Wish I still could get them. Purchased 20K SRM in 2016. That was the last time I could find them. I ran out about 1 1/2 ago.
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    01-23-2021, 12:19 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread US Trapdoor sights in Military Rifles
    US issue. Lots of research went into the Buffington sight to compensate for rotational drift. Good info here
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    01-22-2021, 07:57 PM
    The push for green primers with a limited shelf life prevents me from profiting from the current craziness. I am hopeful that things get better but I am planning for worst case.
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    01-22-2021, 06:25 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    About 30 years ago my cousin was drawn for literally a once in a life time ND Elk tag. She used a borrowed 240 Weatherby to take a massive 7x7 Elk. One shot at just over 300 yards.
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    01-22-2021, 05:48 PM
    Highest sold price I have seen for 1,000 small rifle was $1,188
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    01-22-2021, 01:26 PM
    As a kid I shot a lot of corrosive 06 ammo and I used the WW2 cleaner. That ran out I used some of the newer GI bore cleaner. That did not work the same and I did get some mild pitting but about the same time my supply of corrosive ammo dried up....
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    01-22-2021, 11:14 AM
    He signed a lot of books. Spoke to him a couple of times. He was very nice and a great figure but is signature doesn't add a great deal to value.
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    01-22-2021, 12:58 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    I've killed over 250 medium game animals with a very large variety calibers and I've never found the 243 lacking for deer sized game. Never counted exactly but it's at least 60 with a 243. That includes a 26" and a 28" mule deer. Never came close...
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    01-21-2021, 05:26 PM
    Tatu: Pretty amazing stuff. Glad to hear you made it thru. We all need a little help from above sometimes. Some more than others. When people say they will pray for me, I always say "thank you",,, and I can use all the help I can get. ...
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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