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    08-08-2018, 01:20 PM
    Sorry but your method is not acceptable. It is sort of a keep buying junk until you find something that works kind of like a blind hog finding an acorn now and then. My method seems to work everytime. Leupold scopes have a lifetime guarantee. If I...
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    08-04-2018, 02:42 PM
    BACO Is Buffalo Arms Company.
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    08-02-2018, 03:37 PM
    I have 4 Wilsons and 5 Forsters and have owned a few other brands. I have a good set of calipers and I see little need for a micrometer adjustment. I know the Wilsons in theory are attractive trimmers but as a practical tool I find the Forsters...
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    08-02-2018, 03:23 PM
    Many people getting hospice treatment are in effect commiting a slow less dramatic form of assisted suicide. All life sustaining drugs are withheld and only comfort and pain relieving drugs are administered. Blood pressure goes up patients often...
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    08-01-2018, 06:30 AM
    Keep in mind in the manufacturing world the COGS - aka cost of goods sold is usually less than 50% of the retail price. Sometimes way less. The cost of the bullets is very little. The cost of the packing and shipping is relatively substantial for an...
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    07-31-2018, 07:47 PM
    I worked for many years as a manufacturing engineer. In the measurement and receiving inspection areas we used dental impression material a lot. Usually it was to make an impression of an inaccessible fillet radius. Once the impression was made we...
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    07-31-2018, 08:48 AM
    The 7X57 was once made by Lee in the hand tool. They are available on the market used. I have one that I paid $5.00 for and it has never been used. A more expensive version is available as 2 different dies made by L E Wilson but you have to supply...
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    07-31-2018, 08:28 AM
    Never squat like an Asian or little kid does. That includes gardening. Never crawl around on your hands and knees. Many knee problems come from damaged areas where the patella and femur contact each other. Don't jump. Don't do stupid stuff. Your...
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    07-30-2018, 01:48 PM
    EDG replied to a thread High wall in Single Shot Guns
    You will probably have to form .32-20 brass to make .25-20. I got a batch of 600 cases cheap about 20 years ago. Being Remington cases they are desired by the Schuetzen shooters since they can sometimes get over 100 reloads per case. Today I will...
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    07-30-2018, 08:18 AM
    You are asking too much for the money. Do a search for spotting scope reviews. https://www.outdoorlife.com/articles/hunting/2016/06/optics-test-9-new-spotting-scopes-reviewed-ranked-and-rated#page-3 ...
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    07-30-2018, 08:10 AM
    Silicone is very difficult to get off of wood stocks if you want to refinish the wood. I have been using silicone rags for about 50 years. They are very good for keeping metal clean. I wipe off rifles, hand guns and shot guns but try to avoid...
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    07-30-2018, 01:51 AM
    Zinc die castings when the alloy is poorly controlled are about the worst product on the planet. I will explain. Zinc has to have a high level of purity or trace elements can cause intergranular corrosion. This is corrosion all through the item...
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    07-29-2018, 11:01 AM
    There are many rifles with die cast receivers. Most are .22 LR. I think the Rem Nylon 66 has a cheap cover over the bolt assy. The old Ithaca falling block lever gun .22 LR single shot appeared to be die cast. A Colt semiauto rifle in .22LR I had...
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    07-29-2018, 06:06 AM
    If you get reliable samples of WW , 20-1 , pure lead and any others you may use you do not need any gadget. You can easily make comparisons with your thumb nail. The best test of all easily found testers is at the los angeles silhoutte site. I...
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    07-29-2018, 12:48 AM
    When I have a piece od scrap pine that is saturated with sap I turn it into sawdust.
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    07-28-2018, 07:05 AM
    Pull a bullet. Place it on an anvil. Smash it flat with a hammer until the jacket ruptures. Peel it apart and test with a magnet. The jacket is probably copper washed steel so thin that the lead core allows it to yield when fired.
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    07-28-2018, 06:59 AM
    A good leak detector will find an evaporator leak by detecting refrigerant inside the cab. If you stick the wand into a vent turn off the fan first. Some detectors have a filament that can be damaged by the high velocity air pressure. When your AC...
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    07-28-2018, 06:20 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Big Decisions in Our Town
    In the end you will usually rationalize that you made the right decision but you never really know. I do know that you can't make family decisions like a democracy. I have had a wife and kids that didn't want to move because a favorite pet was...
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    07-27-2018, 09:54 PM
    When any of the crimped rim fire cases are blown out straight on firing they will damage the chamber of your rifle.
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    07-27-2018, 09:41 PM
    Use a .308 shell holder with .284 brass.
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    07-27-2018, 02:07 PM
    Bigted The Williams sight actually mounts like the gallows sight on a Contender. The sight base extends over the top of the receiver and is mounted using the factory tapped holes in the receiver ring. I use one on one of my Brownings and I have 2...
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    07-26-2018, 04:51 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Big Decisions in Our Town
    New city, new culture? Have you ever lived anywhere else? How do you know the weather will be a problem? Sometimes you can like a new location more than your original home. The way you avoid crime in a larger city often means buying a more...
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    07-25-2018, 07:53 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Die Clean up in Reloading Equipment
    Of the dozens of dies I have polished all except one were scratching cases due to having sized gritty brass. The one bad die was from Michigan and the interior was pretty rusty. After being polished it had a bit orange peel texture from the...
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    07-25-2018, 07:03 AM
    There is a thread in military rifles on this site where some testing of destruction was done with several Mausers and a 7.35 Carcano. The Carcano had the chamber lengthened to 30-06 without changing the bore. After blowing up 30-06 cases, some...
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    07-24-2018, 04:36 PM
    The site seems to be down for the count. Anyone know what is going on?
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    07-23-2018, 05:18 PM
    That is a problem with the SAAMI standard chamber. The standard chamber can be too small for a cast bullet in the maximum size bore. This makes it almost impossible for die makers to fit all rifles. I have an NEF/H&R Target Model in 38-55 with...
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    07-23-2018, 10:26 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Die Clean up in Reloading Equipment
    Honing a badly pitted straight brake or cylinder bore with a purpose built hone is the correct thing to do. But I can polish out a FL die with 400 silicon carbide paper in about 2 to 3 minutes - much faster than trying to find an buy a store bought...
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    07-23-2018, 10:17 AM
    Those types of cases show up at the range now and then. A typical one is a .308 blown out in a .30-06 chamber. Another that I saw was a .270 fired in a 7mm Rem Mag. That one split the case and ruined the rifle. It spreadout the receiver walls and...
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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