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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    MDI This makes it Laboratory Accurate. (See Pic)It's all about how close you can measure the indent. You do several tests and then average them. If you use a comparator your results should be within a tenth and with interpolation of the chart...
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    08-18-2018, 05:04 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    True except for the one feature the spurred the Creedmoor's development. That is the ability to use the very long VLD or hybrid type bullets favored for long range competition in a 308 length magazine.
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    08-18-2018, 04:57 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Windows 10 in Our Town
    I love Windows 10. I do have a very fast cable connection so updates are not an issue. It did take a little getting used too but it has been the most trouble free system I have used. I started with an Apple Macintosh in the 1987. I would have...
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    08-17-2018, 01:20 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread CZ 452 Verses 455 in Rimfire Area
    I just purchased a CZ75 Tactical Sport Orange. That is the finest out of the box pistol I have ever seen or handled.
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    08-16-2018, 09:17 PM
    I don't have anything to offer, other than my support of the opinion that the wood trays are far superior. I'm clinging to the 10 or so that I have. If you have even the smallest drill press, you can buy a forstner bit of the appropriate size and...
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    08-16-2018, 09:07 PM
    Harryo, great work! Traffer..ingenious handle design! You guys are sharp
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    08-15-2018, 05:46 PM Details This product is one of CCI's top performing rounds. It is loaded to match your shooting skills with the maximum amount of knock-down power available for a 22 LR. It is...
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    08-15-2018, 12:32 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread CZ 452 Verses 455 in Rimfire Area
    I don't have a 455 so I can not comment on them. I do have 452's and 453's. Between the two I prefer the 452. I don't care for the set trigger on the 453. The stock 452 trigger becomes a thing of beauty with the YoDave trigger kit...
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    08-14-2018, 09:33 PM
    Since someone already mentioned my tool I will chime in and second the notion. It is true that it costs 4X what a Lee Hand Press does however it will stand up by itself which something the Lee can't do. This is kind of a big deal and it can also be...
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    08-14-2018, 09:07 PM
    I have been using my green one (RCBS? don't know) for 40+ years. I hit the floor with it and expect to see pieces flying every single time I use it. However for some reason the flying pieces never happen. So I guess it's good to go. I think I...
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    08-13-2018, 10:43 PM
    I really like the yellow tomatoes. Congrats!
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    08-13-2018, 07:59 PM
    I have some Federal Factory .410 Slugs These are 125 gr. slugs at 1725 fps! That is pretty far up into .357 mag. territory . I have shot these in my M6 Scout and they actually go where you point them. BPI has some slugs with attached wads which...
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    08-13-2018, 05:02 PM
    A better idea would be to buy a new box of .410's for $12.50 and shoot them. At the rate you shoot them it wouldn't be economically feasible to reload them. If you decide to shoot alot more, then maybe. There are several hand reloading tools...
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    08-13-2018, 04:53 PM
    I get robocalls every day on my cell phone. If I answer and they don't respond in about 3 seconds I hang up and block the callers number. Never hear from them again. If is is a real person and they are selling Solar Power ( I have received no...
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    08-13-2018, 04:40 PM
    ON my Marlin 1895 CB my go to load is 33 gr of 5744 with an RCBS .45-300 FNGC boolit which drops at about 325 gr. That load produces 1550 fps +/- and I can fire 40 of them in one morning and not hate myself after. My gun has a Gray-Coil Recoil...
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    08-12-2018, 10:07 AM
    My SIL got it at Kroger. It was whole pods 3-4" long. Delicious!
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    08-11-2018, 07:32 PM
    If you spread the okra out on a cookie sheet on wax paper and put it in the freezer for 30 minutes or so, the coating will stick better. This is true for anything battered, although fish never seems to need that treatment. Sliced yellow squash...
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    08-10-2018, 03:20 PM
    570 gr boolits shot from that gun will literally knock the snot out of you. A gun needs to weigh 12+ lbs to be able to shoot those boolits without killing you. Sorry for the bad news but anything above about 325-350 grains is going to be...
    12 replies | 355 view(s)
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    08-10-2018, 03:12 PM
    3 Beards: You definitely need one of my Hand Presses so you can load all these test rounds at the range and not have to guess at powder charges etc. It would make all your loading much more enjoyable and also make it much easier to do minor...
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    08-10-2018, 05:46 AM
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    08-09-2018, 03:27 PM
    Rented a couple of times but found it cheaper and easier to buy new and sell on eBay for oddball once use types of chambers. Anything that I am going to be doing several of I purchase carbide USR oil groove reamers from PTG. ...
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    08-08-2018, 03:19 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Annealing brass? in Single Shot Guns
    In a centerfire cartridge firearm the bullet is seated long with almost no neck tension. The bullet pushes back into the case when it contacts the lead angle. I don't know if any lead bullet shooter do this, but, it is fairly common for BPCR...
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    08-07-2018, 07:18 PM
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    08-07-2018, 03:00 PM
    ghh3rd: I have 6 of them. The only one that needed a riser was the one on my AR. I got a 1" riser from UTG for $10. Now Bushnell offers a unit that has the riser built in for $20 more. I have been promoting this sight for years as the best...
    14 replies | 520 view(s)
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    08-07-2018, 02:40 PM
    This thread was about really good bags, not SPAM. Order over the phone if you don't want to do the internet. That way you'll get good bags and no SPAM. Funny,,, I always thought SPAM was canned meat. Never understood how that relates to the...
    11 replies | 734 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-07-2018, 12:41 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Annealing brass? in Single Shot Guns
    In a 45/70 with jacketed or when soft seating not much of an accuracy benefit, however, with lead bullet for my BPCR's I find significant benefit to anneal.
    26 replies | 760 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-06-2018, 06:52 PM
    That surprises me since the SAAMI spec for the 7mm BR is 52,000 CUP. That is the same as the 243 Winchester. 52,000 CUP correlates to 60,000 PSI Closest I have seen is a 7 BRM in a eabco ...
    33 replies | 811 view(s)
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Machinist/ Toolmaker, owns machineshop, also Appraises Real Estate.
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Jeeps and guns and other things
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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