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    Yesterday, 12:13 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Forged by fire. in Our Town
    Silly show- you can buy a better knife for $20.
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    08-09-2020, 11:05 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Silver... in Our Town
    If silver or gold goes up much old existing deposits that are not currently mined will become profitable to mine. So old mines will re open and the supply of silver will go up limiting appreciation of the metal.
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    08-07-2020, 11:05 AM
    In order to get a rifle to feed the chamber needs to be a good bit larger than the loaded ammo OR the feed mechanism needs to be very precise and straight line in design. The original Henry and Winchester 66 and 73 models used the .44 Henry Flat...
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    08-07-2020, 10:52 AM
    only if your die squeezes your ammo back to SAAMI standards. It is like I said above the die sets the size of the ammo. If you have a bad chamber use a larger die and larger bullet. If the chamber is truly bad then you need to have the barrel cut...
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    08-07-2020, 10:46 AM
    You can claim that it works (the o ring sloppy thread alignment theory) but until you provide data proving it works better than other equipment all you have are theories and marketing claims. The truth is there has been no great increase in accuracy...
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    08-07-2020, 05:27 AM
    The purpose for using a standard off the shelf raw material is for speed, convenience and economy. If I wanted to shop for some specific best of all worlds alloy I would pick a nice piece of tool steel and single point thread it before I completed...
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    08-05-2020, 01:01 AM
    Long ago I saw a left handed Mini Mauser in 7.62X39 in a Gibson's store at a spectacular price. My brother and I got on the subject since a friend of his was looking for a gift for his adult son. My brother relayed the info to his friend and...
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    08-05-2020, 12:54 AM
    About 1960 my grandfather had a small stock tank dug in one small pasture to provide water for his milk cow. A few years rocked on by and I found some perch in a creek near by. I took off my Tee shirt and used it for a net to trap a few fish in...
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    08-04-2020, 01:34 AM
    I have a 325C and it is the 3rd of that model or type that I have owned. It also has the smoothest/ best bore of the 3 rifles. I will not comment on its accuracy since it is not drilled and tapped for a scope. I have read that the earlier rifles...
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    08-03-2020, 11:52 PM
    If you use the B7 heat treated or grade 8 all thread bolts they will be tough to machine but will wear better after you finish the die. I made a few neck dies out of plain carbon steel all thread and they would not produce a decent finish on a...
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    08-03-2020, 11:47 PM
    You can buy the Lee power charge expander dies and just assume every powder you use will not bridge in the die. That way when your pistol blows up from a double charge you will no know what happened. The expander dies that permit charging...
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    08-03-2020, 11:39 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Buying a cat... in Our Town
    When I lived with my grandparents we had a grey and white cat named Frenchy that followed my grandfather around like a dog. He had a large impact on my attitude towards cats though I am really a dog person. Because I live in town I choose not to...
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    08-03-2020, 03:23 PM
    I disagree. How on Earth is anyone going to be able to verify what is sloppy and what is not sloppy? No one can be 100% sure of such a conversion not leaking a lot of gas back into some 100 year old action that does not handle gas well. What is...
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    08-01-2020, 03:40 AM
    If you reload your sizing die is the device that sets the size of your reloaded ammo. The rifle chamber does not set the size of loaded ammo.
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    07-31-2020, 12:04 PM
    All you have to do is try a few things that you think might work. Some things will work and some won't. 1. Size once fired brass in a .308 FL die 2. Size in a 7/08 FL die 3. Size in a 6.5 Creedmoor trim die 4. Cut off or trim in a 6.5...
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    07-31-2020, 02:11 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Whats with Miroku Winchester in Leverguns
    I shoot some of the Browning/Win BPCRs and I have had a few of the lever guns on my wish list too. The 1885 Highwall in .32-40 apparently is a vapor ware rifle in their catalog. So I would advise searching an outlet like Gun Broker for guns for...
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    07-30-2020, 07:06 PM
    With full pressure jword bullets you are asking for a giant gas leak.
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    07-30-2020, 07:02 PM
    EDG replied to a thread 6.5 Norwegian ?? in Reloading Equipment
    You might ask RCBS. About 30 or 35 years ago I ran across a a set of RCBS dies marked 6.5 DK. I wondered why they would be different than 6.5X55 Swede but at $50 they were too expensive for just curiosity to play with.
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    07-29-2020, 10:51 PM
    Lathes are kind of like airplanes. They make doing a lot of things you cannot do otherwise very convenient. If you can not afford it or chose not to buy one you just do without. Most folks can afford a lathe they just chose to do without because...
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    07-29-2020, 05:35 PM
    Some times you have to invest in the right piece of capital equipment to do a job or it simply cannot get done by any shade tree process. A cheap lathe will do a lot of things that you cannot do conveniently by any other means.
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    07-28-2020, 02:23 AM
    There were/are no standards for the .577 Snider so any given reamer is not likely to match your dies. If you have time and a lathe just design your own cartridge to match your own dies. Then bore the chamber with a little boring bar to match your...
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    07-27-2020, 12:36 AM
    There are a million guys out there that will tell you that bright (jewelry finish quality) brass cases size easier than ordinary finished brass. The same goes for dies. Even the brightest finished dies size easier because the lube has no problem...
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    07-26-2020, 04:49 PM
    The cross hatch honing texture of an engine cylinder has nothing to do with each of passage. The cross hatch holds oil to better lubricate the rings and pistons but does not otherwise reduce friction. Highly polished dies and brass on the other...
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    07-22-2020, 10:19 PM
    Alternate and Caldwell Bags did not really exist when I bought my Protector Bags. I have had a lot of good years of use since buying them in 1988.
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    07-21-2020, 11:45 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Rules for Grey Hair in Our Town
    I am doing the Jesus or Custer look. Not sure which but it did not work out well for either one of them.
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    07-20-2020, 01:45 PM
    RCBS shell holder #1 https://www.rcbs.com/rcbs-how-to-reload/rcbs-reference-tables.html With other brands the numbers vary https://www.grafs.com/uploads/technical-resource-pdf-file/15.pdf
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    07-20-2020, 12:14 AM
    https://www.grizzly.com/products/Bald-Eagle-Triangle-Windage-Rest-Cast-Iron/BE1153
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    07-19-2020, 02:55 PM
    I need a LARGE priming punch OR EVEN 2 for large rifle and large pistol sizes. tHIS IS FOR THE OLD LEE HAND PRIMING TOOL Send me a PM if you have one you will sell. This is for the 1960s priming tool with the screw in shell holders.
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    07-18-2020, 08:25 PM
    I once owed several sets of Lyman dies of that era. They were all pretty tight when used and needed to be cleaned out and polished and used with a good lube. I eventually got rid of all my Lyman dies and bought RCBS dies for (4) .35 Remingtons that...
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    07-18-2020, 09:30 AM
    At one time there was a case holder stud with a hexagon extension for a drill chuck. I gave mine to my brother and made another one. i drilled and reamed the stud for a 3/16" dowel pin. it is real easy to chuck and spin with a drill motor.
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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