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    Today, 04:59 PM
    If saving money is that important you can buy most anything cheaper on ebay if you have patience. I've gotten some screaming deals there you will never match at any of the BPCR peddlers. When you buy Lee you may get a lower price. You may also...
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    05-22-2019, 12:24 AM
    I am reminded of a loud mouth R. Lee Ermy type retired Marine on another site. He was always running his big mouth until details of his service surfaced. The big blow hard served in the USMC long enough to retire but never served in a combat unit...
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    05-21-2019, 09:46 PM
    I will take this. Let me know paypal specifics. 8. Lee C3240-175-R Mold $10.00
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    05-19-2019, 03:43 AM
    Some of these experts have a hard time coping with the practical aspect of hitting a 24" square at one mile. Your rifle does not have to group into 2 minutes. Not even close. So says a text book on statistics. Take enough ammo and you will...
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    05-19-2019, 01:13 AM
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    05-18-2019, 09:31 AM
    A grade school class mate had a small falling block in 44XL about 55 years ago. He just fired .410 shot shells in it.
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    05-17-2019, 11:55 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Corrosive primers??? in Our Town
    If you don't like the primers just decap the cases carefully. Remove the crimp and reprime with non-corrosive primers and go on your way. I have decapped hundreds of live corrosive 30-06 primers. A very slow push distorts the primer and pushes it...
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    05-16-2019, 07:26 PM
    Check the Lyman Cast Bullet handbook for data for the 7X57. The older 44 and 45 loading manuals also had cast bullet data. Your .285 diameter bullets probably need to be .288 or .289 to work in that barrel.
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    05-16-2019, 07:14 PM
    I only have 1 shotgun with choke tubes.Even so I bought an IC fixed choke barrel for it too. I have 3 other shotguns all bought on clearance right at the end of the fixed choke era. Since they had fixed chokes I got them really cheap for the quality...
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    05-16-2019, 11:57 AM
    The last roof flashing that I got weighed 41 lbs When I smelted it to make ingots I got about 3 lbs of oxide residue that I could not reduce back to elemental lead. There is a lot of oxidized surface area per pound of flashing due to the thin...
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    05-15-2019, 04:39 PM
    EDG replied to a thread 1941 Johnson....ruined in Military Rifles
    If you just baby sit a rifle for 20 to 40 years you have wasted your time and life. You would get a lot more enjoyment by wearing it out.
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    05-15-2019, 01:16 PM
    Most crankshaft grinding shops will not do a very good job of deburring the oil holes in the main and rod bearing journals. I like to use a Cratex bob on a Dremel arbor to deburr the crank shaft oil holes.
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    05-15-2019, 11:52 AM
    EDG replied to a thread New twist scam call in Our Town
    The phone companies profit from the scam calling traffic so they will do nothing to stop it.
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    05-14-2019, 08:10 PM
    You are a bit mistaken. The original Winchester rifle manufacturing company no longer exists. One of the reasons it no longer exists is it was a poor investment of money. The management of the plant and those old unions would not do the job....
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    05-14-2019, 08:06 PM
    Get an account at one of the photo hosting sites and post them your self.
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    05-13-2019, 09:53 PM
    You might want to tell us how you might remove a rim witout a lathe. There is an expected minimum level of knowledge for people venturing into case forming. You seem to be the only person here that either does not know what a .38-55 case looks...
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    05-12-2019, 04:31 PM
    I have 4 Lyman and 2 RCBS lube sizers. I bought the first RCBS generation 1 lube sizer in 1975. I have never had a torn O ring. You are doing something wrong to have O ring problems. I once worked at a pressure vessel company that tested O rings...
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    05-12-2019, 10:46 AM
    You might try swaging a 7.62 case to .35 Rem before you think it is a good alternative. You can like it all you want until you find it does not work as well as you think.
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    05-12-2019, 10:40 AM
    I don't know how you can say that. From my observations 30-30 is by far the most common hunting rifle brass discarded everywhere I have ever shot.
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    05-12-2019, 10:32 AM
    Remington Slide? a slide what? The 3 rem cases are .25 Rem., .30 Rem., and 32 Rem that all use the same head diameter. The .38-55 case can be formed like a basic case to each of the 3 Rem cases above. I would not buy the .38-55 brass when the...
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    05-10-2019, 10:28 AM
    EDG replied to a thread I.M.R 3031 powder in Single Shot Guns
    It depends on the velocity you intend to shoot. If you want traditional BP velocity use less of a faster powder. The best choices run from Alliant 2400, IMR 4227, Accurate 5744 and IMR 4198. I use about 25 grains of SR4759 for excellent...
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    05-09-2019, 08:30 AM
    EDG replied to a thread 7.65x53 bullets in Military Rifles
    I have multiple 7.65 Mausers - both 1891 and 1909 Argentines. I get excellent accuracy with both the Sierra .311 180 grn spitzer and the Hornady .312 174 grn RN
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    05-09-2019, 01:32 AM
    I know what 45208 means to a handloader at home with an ordinary 0-1 mike - exactly nothing.
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    05-09-2019, 12:55 AM
    Zeroing an 0-1 mike is setting it to a known standard and that standard is ZERO length. That is perfectly adequate for a handloader with a decent mike that shows no apparent error end to end. The usual handloader with one ordinary 0-1 mike does...
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    05-09-2019, 12:11 AM
    The usual preference for precision measurement is to have an instrument with 10X the resolution of the measurement needed. When that is not available the default is an instrument with 4X the resolution needed. Not only are the parts we make NOT...
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    05-08-2019, 09:35 PM
    If you have a lathe you can spin polish the heck out of the die with the vent hole problem until it works without scratching your brass.
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    05-08-2019, 09:07 PM
    I have polished dozens*** of dies and I have never had one that failed to resize cases. I have used dies for forming cases that did not resize the cases properly. Even so when resizing multiple times they often forced the case head small enough to...
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    05-08-2019, 08:50 PM
    You might want to re-read what I said. I said nothing of what you claim. Now you want to try again? Where exactly did I say it was it does not matter? Where did I say it was good enough? This is what it really says It is better if you learn...
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    05-08-2019, 12:26 PM
    You can have a lot of sayings and rules but standards, Jo-blocks and calibration all cost money. If you have a mike that you got at a good price having it calibrated by an specialty house will cost more than the mike is worth. It is better if you...
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    05-06-2019, 09:02 PM
    Use either the Hornady .312 174 RN bullets or the Sierra .311 180 spitzer Use the starting to middle loads of 4895 for excellent accuracy and long case life. There maybe other very good bullets but I have used both of these in both the .303...
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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
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