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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    02-10-2019, 01:31 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Boolit Trap in Special Projects
    The tool bar just above the box you type your text into has an icon (count three icons from the right side; going left). That icon will allow you to add a pic. a Pop up block will appear; select Click either the From Computer or the URL option. If...
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    02-07-2019, 11:35 AM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Load Question in Our Town
    MY thoughts: (1) I have about 15 or 16 reloading manuals. (2) I look up and collect in pdf format "Old Reloading" manuals that I look at periodically when I am trying a new Boolit or and Od Rifle load. (3) I have used the Load site...
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    02-01-2019, 12:56 PM
    Although this is an extreme example based on my recent acquisition of my first Belted Magnum (300 Win Mag) Factory Box of 300 WinMag Loaded Ammo- $40.00 to $62.00 or for the cost of bullets to reload: Box (100) of 175 SMK - $40.00 to...
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    02-01-2019, 11:24 AM
    I bought one of these (Caldwell DeadShot Shooting Bag Combo) last week and have take it to the range twice. It is "Filled" and lighter weight than sand. It works; but I am not sure that I am liking it yet. It seems to rock when one pulls the rifle...
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    01-29-2019, 07:11 PM
    Still Available as posted.
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    01-28-2019, 02:05 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread WTS rifle brass in Swappin & Sellin
    PM sent on 300 Win Mag Brass.
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    01-28-2019, 12:06 PM
    Yep; T-50 keeps having offspring. Seems that they illegally cross the border (property limits of the Ranges I belong to) leave their offspring, then I find them laying out in the field when I go down range to targets. I rescue them, and then send...
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    01-25-2019, 11:45 AM
    It's a Carnac the Magnificent sketch. Seriously - If bids are taken I will give $10.00 for #2 The CH4D Primer Pocket Swage Kit.
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    01-22-2019, 06:56 PM
    After putting the Basix Trigger into the Remington 700 Long Range (Post #16 above) I took it to the range today. I had dry fired it several times before leaving for the range and thought all would be well. At the Range I got the rifle all set up,...
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    01-21-2019, 11:09 AM
    Still Available as posted.
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    01-21-2019, 10:52 AM
    (1) Chamber cast; then measurements. Then seat based on Chamber cast measurements. Adjust as necessary. or (2) Set to OAL, seat boolit in case no primer and no powder. If no chamber; then seat next boolit deeper in case with no powder/primer. ...
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    01-20-2019, 10:00 PM
    Have a young man in his 20's that i have been teaching to reload; and the basics of shooting which he had never been exposed to. He has a Ruger Ranch Rifle that takes AR Magazines. The plastic magazine that came with it; had cycling issues when we...
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    01-18-2019, 07:44 PM
    The local Septic Pump Trucks in both Moapa and Kalispell dispose of Sludge on Fields. Acts as a Fertilizer and soil moderator; Greenies Hate This as they think it contributes to "Algae Blooms" in the waterways. In actuality; all of the high levels...
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    01-18-2019, 05:50 PM
    JonBinGlenco has a great photo describing all the things I mentioned on Sewage Lagoons. The "Green" is where algae and other life is growing in the Sewage Lagoon, the Brown - well that is newer raw effluent sometimes referred to as ****, and then...
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    01-18-2019, 05:30 PM
    The Overall Cartridge length is measuring from Cartridge Base to bullet tip. The purpose of the controlling dimension is to address the cartridge fitting into the MAGAZINE of the firearm. To long; and it will not fit into a removable or fixed...
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    01-18-2019, 05:22 PM
    Current Sewage Lagoons will have either a very thick Pond Liner, or an Impervious Clay layer to prohibit water (effluent) from seeping into the water table; along with aerators; sweeps to address floating debris and algae growth, and other devices....
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    01-18-2019, 04:21 PM
    There is an argument for the "Government Taking" associated with reduced land/property values based on a Government Project. A sewage pond installed by Government next door reduces your property value and utility (Smell, Traffic, other decreasing...
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    01-18-2019, 12:24 PM
    Information on the .45ACP (and other) Small Arms ammunition for powder type, charges, etc.. can be found in TM's (Technical Manuals). The link goes to a 1994 version of the Small Arms Ammunition TM. Older ones during Vietnam are available via the...
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    01-18-2019, 12:12 PM
    This will take multiple focused efforts to stop. (1) Research and see what City/County official stands to have personal gain (Adjacent/on sewer route properties, Lift/Pump Station locations, ownership/stock in contracting companies, etc.. (2)...
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    01-17-2019, 03:02 PM
    For Sale (or Trade) is a Remington 700 X-Mark Pro Trigger assembly taken from a Remington 700 Long Range in 300 WinMag. This trigger assembly is complete with safety. It has only had 23 rounds shot with this trigger; and is in like new condition. ...
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    01-17-2019, 01:53 PM
    I haven't made any of these for years now. The rising price of steel has made them entirely unprofitable. The first batch I made was from stock I had on hand. If I had to go buy steel they'd be well over 100 bucks now :( Inline Fabrication had...
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    01-17-2019, 01:50 PM
    As stated above; too long in the cleaner. Acid will attack the sink in the brass, and the pink is micro etching of the surface brass after the zink in the surface layer was reduced. Long term tumbling in media will reduce the pink color; but one...
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    01-17-2019, 01:45 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Two years out in Our Town
    Build yourself a "Root Cellar" then you can stop pimers & powder in a stable temperature (I would use an old Frig in it with a golden rod for humidity control). Besides; it would allow you to store vegetables and other stuff from the garden or....
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    01-16-2019, 10:46 PM
    I got that "Round-TuIt this afternoon. Removed the factory Remington 700 (latest model Remington Factory Trigger? - serial range RR067xxJ) . Then installed a Rifle Basix model LV-1K. I ignored the Basix instructions/video that had one totally...
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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